Pangos: Day Two Rundown

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- With a pair of game sessions on Saturday, there was plenty of action at Long Beach (Calif.) Cabrillo high school. Craig Victor, Stanley Johnson, Josh Perkins and Dwayne Morgan were among the top performers on day two.

Craig Victor, PF – Through two days of action, Victor has performed as well as anyone. The 6-foot-8 active power forward plays with impressive energy and brought his motor both games on Saturday. Victor hits the glass with some intensity and pursues the ball very well off the offensive glass. Offensively, he's able to face up defenders for jump shots or attack off the dribble. He has been effective doing both at Pangos. Victor has ramped up his play this spring and his improved motor has been a big part of it.

Josh Perkins, PG – In Perkins' first camp game he tossed out 17 assists. He managed double-digit assists the second time around. His vision and passing are as good as it gets. At 6-foot-3, he sees over the defense and puts his passes on point. Perkins also has a strong handle, can get to the paint when he needs to and can make shots from long-range. He's already a five-star prospect, but he's currently not ranked high enough in the mid-20's.

Tra Holder, PG – This was easily the best effort I've seen from Holder, an Arizona State commit. Holder tossed out 10 assists and looked to lead and run his camp team. He pushed the tempo when the opportunity presented itself and in the half court he found ways to slice into the paint where he would kick out passes for wide-open jump shots. Holder also handled pick and role situations well and hit a pair of off the dribble three-pointers.

Keith Pinckney, PG – A talented lead guard out of Georgia, Pinckney turned up his play during the late session on Saturday. Pinckney aggressively attacked the basket and had a handful of finishes in the paint. Pinckney handles the ball well in tight spaces, plays well in transition and is a shot maker out to 22-feet.

Terry Larrier, PF – Picking up where he left off on day one of the event, Larrier, a 6-foot-7 hybrid forward, made plays in transition, attacked the basket off the bounce and worked in a pair of three-pointers. Larrier played hard on both ends of the floor and used his athleticism in the paint to make plays. He's versatile, mobile and very good overall athlete.

Thomas Welsh, C – We noted his improvement in Friday's recap and Saturday just reaffirmed what we believed. Welsh has made strides with his game and he plays with more and more confidence every time he steps on the floor. Welsh made an effort to control the backboard and was able to secure a number of put back opportunities during his second game on Saturday. He also worked in a mid-range jump shot and contested shots in the paint. He has the look of a future top 100 prospect.

Daniel Hamilton, SF - Hamilton came out in the first session with a scoring mentality and certainly made his impact felt on the game. He was hitting pull-up three-pointers, had a terrific crosscourt pass for an assist, made a commitment on the glass and got to the basket. Hamilton finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds.

Namon Wright, SG - Wright hasn't been confident as a shooter this spring, but as always, he's finding other ways to impact the game. On Saturday afternoon he defended, consistently slashed to the basket and made some very good entry passes putting his teammates in position to score.

Michael Humphrey, C - Don't sleep on this young center from Phoenix. He's very skinny and raw offensively, but the kid plays with energy. In his first game, Humphrey blocked a couple of Namon Wright's slashes to the basket, scored on two offensive rebounds and putbacks and had an easy two. He's gonna have a wide range of coaches evaluating him in July just to make sure.

Dwayne Morgan, SF - Early in Morgan's early game, he was trying to get his pull-up jumper working, but he quickly turned into attack mode and when he made the commitment to go to the basket, nothing was stopping him. He played with serious energy and late in the game it was one successful drive to the hoop after the other for Morgan, who also hit the defensive glass.

Leon Gilmore, SG - Gilmore had a really productive game on Saturday afternoon, and he made things easy for himself by pushing the tempo, getting out in transition and going straight to the basket, where he found himself scoring one bucket after the other. Gilmore ended up with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

Jalen Lindsey, SF - Lindsey did the bulk of his work in his first game around the basket. He did have a good looking floater, but hit the offensive glass pretty hard and scored on putbacks, but really he was determined to get to the rim and if he didn't complete the play, he was often fouled and headed to the line.

Stanley Roberts, PF - A powerful undersized four that has gone somewhat under the radar, Roberts used his big frame to grab offensive rebounds and put them back in. He's a big kid who plays hard and tries to finish above the rim. With 10 points and 4 rebounds in his first game, it was an impressive showing.

Brekkott Chapman, PF - Chapman is pretty much playing in every game, but he had a nice showing in his first one on Saturday afternoon. Something he really does well is grabs a defensive rebound and starts the break, often making a nice pass to a teammate. The lefty also had a smooth looking long pull-up jumper.

Omar Sherman, PF - This post has some really good footwork and when you combine that with a strong frame and desire to throw down over the defense, points can come easily and on Saturday evening they definitely did. Also showing his outside range on one three, Sherman finished with 17 points.

Rashad Vaughn, SG - When Vaughn wanted to take over at the end of his second game, he did. The five-star shooting guard hit a pull-up three-pointer to tie the game with 30 seconds left, and 20 seconds later he knocked down a fade-away jumper to win it. Vaughn ended the game with 15 points.

Connor MacDougall, C - You have to love MacDougall's energy on the court, as he just brings it every possession. In the evening, he scored on a couple offensive rebounds, blocked shots and nailed a 12-foot jumper. Arizona State landed a player who should be really productive in the paint.

Stanley Johnson, SF - Just a total beast on Saturday night, Johnson would bully his way to the basket and there was no one stopping him. Contact or no contact, Johnson was going to finish. He also hit pull-up three-pointers, and made some terrific passes for teammates. He had one of the performances of the weekend, finishing with 27 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds.

Robbie Berwick, SG - Give Berwick credit; he showed up to Pangos with the mindset of forgoing attempting to try and score every time and instead using his vision to make his teammates better, something he did quite successfully. On Saturday evening, Berwick had a nice all-round game of 5 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds.

Dillon Brooks, SF – Perhaps the surprise of the event, Brooks, a strongly built 6-foot-6 wing, caught our eye during the first session on Saturday. He's a very good athlete that can make plays at the rim. He had a couple adjusting finishes and played well through contact, He also showed he's comfortable pulling up for mid-range jump shots. Brooks will transfer from his school in Canada to Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep for his final two years of high school.

Damon Wilson, SF – A scorer out of New Jersey, Wilson looked to attack the basket every opportunity he had. The southpaw made plays in transition, scored well at the rim and had an impressive baseline finish. He didn't connect on a long-range three, but it's a shot that he's capable of making.

Alex Illikainen, PF – Illikainen certainly benefited to having Josh Perkins on his camp team. Illikainen was on the receiving end of a number of nice passes from Perkins, who gave the 6-foot-8 forward easy looks in the paint. He finished well in the paint, but also showed he could step out and hit a 15-foot jump shot.

Chase Jeter, C - The young post just keeps getting better and proved how much more comfortable he is offensively right now. On Saturday afternoon Jeter knocked down a right-hand hook, got his defender off balance with a pump fake and then went up and dunked it, also easily throwing down a couple two-handed dunks. He continues to go in the right direction.

Tyler Dorsey, SG - Maybe no area of Dorsey's game has improved more than his slashing ability over the last year, but a kid that has always been able to shoot it, Dorsey was drilling jumpers on Saturday afternoon. His pull-up game was on point but he also nailed a three off the catch. All told Dorsey scored 14 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

Marquese Chriss, PF - Don't sleep on this young forward, because a year from now he could become a really good player. The pogo stick uses his quick elevation to corral offensive rebounds and put them back in, but he also gets out in transition, hit a long jumper and played hard throughout. It's going to be fun to watch his development.

Stephen Zimmerman, C - A kid who just doesn't take many plays off, Zimmerman found getting to the basket in transition and finishing pretty easy on Saturday afternoon. On one play, he had a ridiculous block in transition on a play you didn't think he would catch up to, and then had a big time one-hand dunk on the other end. He finished with 12 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Leland Green, SG - You have to love a young kid who shows up with a fearless approach to a level of competition he hasn't spent much time playing at. A terrific young athlete, Green got to the basket whenever he wanted, scoring on two floaters and a big time reverse lay-up. He didn't just contribute with 10 points, but also had a few rebounds and a couple assists.

Thon Maker, PF - Maker's Saturday evening game was an extremely productive one. He blocked shots, was all over the glass - 3 of his 8 rebounds were on the offensive end - played very hard, knocked down a 15-footer off the catch and finished almost everything around the basket, ending up with 16 points and 8 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Jayce Johnson, C - The Mater Dei product has made strides in his game over the last few months. He's grown, gotten stronger and he's much more confident and aggressive out there. Johnson totaled 8 points and 7 rebounds in his Saturday evening performance, not missing a single shot in the process.

*Deandre Ayton, a 2017 recruit, already stands 6-foot-9. The long, lanky freshman-to-be runs the floor well and is a pretty good athlete. He scored a number of buckets in transition on Saturday. He'll be one to keep an eye on down the road.

*Stanley Roberts has heard from UCSB and U.C. Riverside.

*Leland Green holds an offer from Northern Arizona and he grew up rooting for North Carolina, Kentucky and USC.

*Jayce Johnson has an offer from Cal State Northridge and heard from Stanford, Harvard and UCLA.

*Dillon Brooks told that he hasn't heard from one school. That will change very soon.

Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon contributed to this story.

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