The 6-foot-8, 212-pounder has interest from some of the top schools in the country but has already started to narrow things down. Oregon State, Maryland, Seton Hall, and Rice are his most active pursuers; however, he says that he has no favorite at the moment.
He says that he will begin to visit schools in late September, early October, and that he will definitely be going to Rice, Maryland, and Oregon State.
It's all about the ACC play-they play some of the best teams in the country, Pankey said of Maryland. They have a very up-tempo type offense and I think my versatility would fit in well there.
The star forward played previously at Archbishop Molloy in New York before making the move to the consistently nationally ranked high school power. As always, the expectations are very high for the Jersey City school.
I expect to have a great season, he said. I think we are the best team in (New) Jersey and we could go undefeated.
Pankey is known for his high-energy play and his strong rebounding skills. In addition to his usual drills, Hurley has put a strong emphasis on practicing shooting this off-season.
Last summer he paid special attention to perimeter shots, because that's going to be a big focus this year.
For Pankey his decision will come down to how good he feels about a school. If I'm comfortable I may commit early, but if not I can just wait.
story edited by Nina Napolitano