Pangos Camp: Day One

<b>CYPRESS, Calif. – </b>The first day at the Pangos All-American Camp was pretty uneventful. With kids still coming in from various parts of the country, Friday night's session was more of a warm-up than a start up.

Pangos Camp, Day One

2005 Checklist

Jamal Boykin, F: By far he was the most inspired camper of the bunch Friday night. He made his mid-range jumpers and played extremely hard. Credit him for showing some improvement with his perimeter touch.

Jerry-Davon Jefferson, PF: Boykin's teammate was active at both ends of the floor and the pair was arguably the evening's top performers. Jefferson does a lot with his athleticism and is active at the rim. Toss in some blocks and a big time dunk in traffic and it was a good night.

Theo Davis, PF/C: He's off to a good start here in California. Though the inside competition wasn't too stiff, Davis made the most of his first chance at Pangos. Offensively and defensively he was able to get some things accomplished. He played well here last year so hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

2006 Checklist

Lance Thomas, PF/SF: There's a good chance that our next 2006 Top 25 list will have his name on it. Continuing with his theme of getting to the line like he did last weekend, Thomas got himself to the line on six separate occasions in this camp game. He's making his jumper to mid-range and his versatility is his best asset.

News & Notes

UCLA had a visitor on campus Friday afternoon. Rising senior point guard Darren Collison made a stop in Westwood. Collison is schedule to be at Pangos Saturday morning. …

Wes Matthews says he's got offers from Wisconsin, Marquette and Georgia Tech. The 2005 wing forward says that Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Connecticut and Texas are showing interest too. …

Artem Wallace, a 6-foot-8 rising senior power forward completed a visit to Washington in the middle part of the week. Our sources confirmed that Wallace did in fact commit to the Huskies. On Friday night, Wallace then told us that a commitment "was likely." It looks like after he returns from Pangos a formal announcement will be made. …

Scotch Plains-Fanwood 2006 forward Lance Thomas said that Duke, Syracuse, Georgia Tech and North Carolina sent assistants to see him during the April open period. Kansas and Arizona are also showing interest. … Theo Davis has a pretty long list still but we are hearing that Syracuse, Texas, Georgetown, St. John's, Miami and Georgia tech are going to be around for a long time with him. …

Scout's Seat

Taj Gibson, a New Yorker playing out here in the Pangos performed extremely well. The lefty power forward actually played the best we've ever seen him and he's supposedly going to Stoneridge Prep out in California, according to the event program. … Wes Matthews struggled with his perimeter game Friday night. …

C.J. Miles is one of the best prospects, if not the best here. However, he too was slow to get out of the gate tonight. … It appears that rising senior small forward Joe Darger has lost some confidence with his jumper. He's just not shooting it with the same confidence as he did at the event last year when he made a serious splash onto the national scene. …

It's a gift. Lance Thomas gets to the free throw line as well as anyone we've seen this spring. He makes kids foul him. … Jamal Boykin made mid-range jumpers off the catch and dribble Friday night. That's a new element to his game. …

Danny Williams, a 2005 shooting guard and big time athlete, continued his solid spring play. He's an offensive minded player and when the jumper is going down he's tough. …


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