Pangos AA Camp: Day 2, Part A

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Day two of the Pangos All-American camp was a success for LaQuinton Ross. The talented wing put together a big effort, as did Quincy Miller and Amir Garrett.

LaQuinton Ross, SF – The biggest storyline of the day was the play of Ross, a 6-foot-7 forward. A standout at Burlington (N.J.) Life Center, Ross hasn't received the same type of buzz that he had working two years ago. But after his performance today, I'd bet the buzz starts up again.

Playing aggressively on offense, Ross attacked the opposition at every opportunity. Instead of settling for jump shots, which he's capable of shooting. Ross also showed an ability to get by defenders and finish at the rim. He has great touch in the paint and has a nice floater that he uses when he gets into the paint.

Josiah Turner, PG – Coming off a solid weekend with the Oakland Soldiers at the Nike league, Turner continued his strong his play during camp. The 6-foot-1 combo guard seems to have a new approach to each and every game. He's playing hard and has become more aggressive. In his game today he made a few plays in transition, knocked in a three-pointer and rebounded the ball well from the guard spot.

Quddus Bello, SG – At this point every one knows Bello, a 6-foot-4 slender guard, is a high level athlete. Through two days at camp he's already put up enough dunks for a mixtape highlight reel. With that said, he's adding other aspects to his game. His ball handling is improving and he's developed a nice floater that he utilizes when he attacks the basket. Next step is to get the jump shot going.

Thomas Gipson, PF – The Cedar Hill (Tex.) High standout works as hard as anyone in the paint. Gipson focuses on locking up the glass and he does a pretty good job of it. Using his 6-foot-7, 240-pound wide, but strong frame, Gipson gets physical inside and grabs any board in his area. Offensively, he's an aggressive and often times looks to face up for mid-range jumpers or out muscle the defense inside.

Byron Wesley, SF – We didn't get a long look at him last weekend at the EYBL, so we were excited to see him on the roster at Pangos. Saturday afternoon he didn't disappoint either, as Wesley, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound wing, showed off a nice scoring package. A solid athlete, Wesley shot the ball well, both off the catch and dribble. The USC commit also showed a nice floater in transition.

C.J. Cooper, PG/SG – It's tough to list him as a straight lead guard, as Cooper, a 6-foot guard, looked to score more than create. During his first game of the day, Cooper shot the ball well from three, but also mixed in a couple of drives to the rim. Cooper has OK speed, is a solid ball handler and has a nice floater in the lane.

Quinn Cook, PG – Known nationally as one of the better guards in the country, Cook didn't do anything to dispute that on Saturday. A 6-foot guard, Cook has a wide range of skills that make him one of the better guards in the country. A crafty ball handler, Cook gets where he wants on the floor and can create space to get off tough shots under duress in the lane. Cook's mid-range game was working on Saturday and he was also great in pick and roll situations.

Myck Kabongo, PG – We've already highlighted his play from this event, but we need to make it clear that this 6-foot-1 lead guard is one of the best point guards in the country. A five-star prospect, Kabongo has terrific speed, creates for his teammates and plays the game the right way. With Kabongo it's not all about offense either, the talented 2011 prospect moves well laterally and takes pride in his defense.

DeAndre Daniels, SF – We heard the word about his dominance yesterday and while he didn't kill it on day two, he certainly showed why many think so highly of him. A 6-foot-7 wing with long arms and fluid movement, Daniels showed an ability to attack off the dribble and also displayed a good-looking stroke to the three-point stripe.

Quincy Miller, PF – Throughout the spring Miller has put up good efforts when we've watched, during the last game of the night it was no different. Miller flirted with a triple-double missing it by two blocks. He's starting to learn how to affect a game on the glass as well. His offensive game is impressive as he's capable of scoring inside and out.

Bishop Daniels, PG/SG – Over the course of the year we've seen Daniels quite a few times. He's slowly changing his game and becoming more a combo guard. End-to-end Daniels, a 6-foot-2, 175-pounder, has terrific speed and he's a high level athlete that can leap with the best of them. He only took one three-pointer in the game we took in (and it went in), as he was too busy attacking the rim and scoring in transition.

Sidiki Johnson, PF – Prior to going down with an ankle injury, Johnson, a 6-foot-8 power forward committed to Arizona, was playing well. He's playing harder than he did during the high school season and seems more aggressive on both ends. Although we'd like to see him play more with his back to the basket, as he likes to face up, we like the motor and he scored it well in the paint.

Amir Garrett, SF – The rumblings on the west coast have been that this 6-foot-5 wing is much improved. Those rumors were confirmed on Saturday. A lefty wing, Garrett is playing with confidence and is aggressive on the offensive end. His jump shot looked good to 21-feet and he's a pretty good athlete that scores it well at the rim. Garrett, who is also a big time baseball player, has the look of a high major wing prospect.

LeBryan Nash, SF – Midway through the game we were wondering what happened to Nash. Clearly he started slow. In the second half he turned on the switch and was a man in the paint. A high level athlete with a strong frame, Nash tried to dunk on anyone in his way. Around the rim he's got great touch, he's not afraid to muscle up with the opposition and he's got a good-looking shot to three-point line.

Keaton Miles, SF – A 6-foot-6, 170-pound slender wing, Miles is a talented wing that is getting high major looks. A pretty good athlete, Miles spent a considerable amount of time rebounding and also looked to block shots coming from the help side. Despite a weird release, Miles, who elevates high on his jump shots, knocked down a handful of jump shots during his final game of the day.

Cameron Golden, PG -- Myck Kabongo and Jerome Seagears are two of the more speedy guys in camp, but Golden would certainly give them a run for their money. A 5-foot-10 lead guard out of Memphis (Tenn.) Ridgeway, Golden uses his speed to push the tempo, as well as break down the opposition, fill the lane and create looks for his teammates. To go with his speed, the lefty also has a pretty good-looking jump with a quick release.

Grant Jerrett, PF – One of the best post prospects on the west coast, Jerrett strung together quite an effort during his first game of the day. A 6-foot-8, 210-pound prospect out of La Verne (Calif.) Lutheran, Jerrett has a great set of hands, nice touch around the basket and he runs the floor very well for a guy his size. Around the basket, Jerrett is comfortable using both hands to score and he also showed half hooks over each shoulder.

Anthony Bennet, SF/PF – We got back and forth on what position to list him at. What's holding him back from playing on the perimeter full time is his ball handling. His jump shot has come a long way and he made that clear by burying a trio of three-pointers in the nightcap game. Bennett also used his high level hops to grab rebounds and secure put back opportunities on the offensive glass.

Isaac Hamilton, SG – Initially known as the brother of Texas wing Jordan Hamilton, now the 6-foot-3 slender guard is starting to build his own reputation. Hamilton, a freshman this past year, has terrific ball skills, is a talented passer and has an ability to score. Blessed with a quick first step, Hamilton has no problem getting by defenders and is a crafty all around scorer once in the lane.

Aaron Gordon, SF/PF – It's been nearly a year since our last look at this talented prospect out of San Jose (Calif.) Mitty. Since then he's grown nearly two inches, added muscle to his frame and has turned it up a notch. An active combo forward, Gordon spent time corralling rebounds, facing up defenders and running the break. Perhaps his best attribute on Saturday was his ability to pass, but he also proved to be a talented scorer whether he was facing the basket or not.

LaQuinton Ross said he's been hearing from West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio State, Texas, Misfsissippi State, Mississippi, Baylor, Syracuse, Oklahoma State and Tennessee.

Grant Jerrett claims scholarships from UCLA, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, UNLV, Gonzaga, Fresno State and Oregon State.

Jordan Tebutt said a number of schools are showing interest. He mentioned USC, UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Portland, Portland State, Oregon State and Virginia.

Keaton Miles has scholarship offers from Texas A&M, Baylor, Houston and Arkansas. West Virginia, Wake Forest and Arizona are also in the mix.

LeBryan Nash said Baylor and Oklahoma State are sitting at the top of his list. Syracuse, Kentucky, Texas, UCLA and Villanova are also showing interest.

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