Pangos Camp Day One

Los Angeles, CA – The first day of the Pangos All-American Camp was solid, but we expect it to get better tomorrow as more top prospects will show up. Dequan Jones and Olek Czyz were among the top standouts during the first day.

Dequan Jones, SF – Camp ball often times turns into a run n' gun show filled with spectacular dunks by big time athletes, and that's exactly what happened in the first game of the day for Jones. The 6-foot-5 wing is a high-level athlete that attacks the rim with bad intentions for anyone in his way. Among the most impressive plays of the day was when he went coast-to-coast for a one handed throw down on a helpless defender.

Jeff Withey, PF – Although it's clear that Withey needs to add strength to his frame, the 7-footer can play. He's steadily improved his game and was quite dominant on the defensive end in his one game on Friday. His long arms and great timing allow him to blocks shots on a consistent basis. While his defense is ahead of his offense, he is capable of a hitting a jump hook and knocking down 15-footers.

Czyz continues hot streak
Olek Czyz, PF – Apparently he was good during the Arizona Cactus Classic, but he was great during his first day of camp. The 6-foot-8 Reno (Nev.) High standout is a super athlete that plays hard and bangs in the paint. He had a handful of nasty dunks in the game we watch, and he also mixed it up by draining a three-pointer under pressure. This big time athlete is a definite high-major and seems to be flying under the radar, and quite possibly could snag a spot in Scout's top 100.

Taylor Rohde, PF – While he lacks athleticism, this 6-foot-8 forward got it done offensively in his first game of the camp. Rhode seems to have a versatile game and is capable of scoring in many different ways. The Phoenix (AZ) Pinnacle standout hit a jump hook, a mid-range jump shot, a three-pointer and a floater. He'll need to improve his defense and gain strength prior to getting to Arizona State, but he has a good start.

Justin Hawkins, PG, SG – He was on a roll during the first day of Pangos. He sought out long jumpers and drained them all. When we saw him during the season, he played on the wing, but he was running the point during camp and did a pretty good job doing it. He's quick, and has nice build to go with his good-looking stroke from deep.

Dequan Jones has scholarship offers from Miami, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State and Oregon.

Anthony Jones gave a list of Texas, Texas A&M and Baylor. He said all three have offered scholarships. Jones said he currently favors the Bears.

Justin Hawkins is hearing from Iowa State, Arizona, UCLA, USC, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Connecticut and Stanford.

Olek Czyz said he has scholarship offers from Washington State, Arizona State, Santa Clara, Pepperdine and Nevada. He's also hearing from Washington and Oregon.

The Pangos All-American Camp looks to be pretty solid. A number of top guys weren't in attendance on Friday, but are planning to show up on Saturday. The Wear twins, Malcolm Lee, Jerime Anderson and Storm Warren are all expected to be in attendance.

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