Pangos Camp Day Three

On the final day of the Pangos Camp 2011, many of the UCLA and west coast prospects shined, and that was no surprise. Shabazz Muhammad came home with an MVP award...

Shabazz Muhammad, SF: It would be easy to say that Shabazz Muhammad's MVP performance at the Pangos All-American Camp Top 25 game was the five-star prospect coming out to make a statement, but the reality is that regardless of the importance of the game, it's tough to find another player on the court who matches the intensity and competitiveness of Muhammad. When you combine that with his athleticism and shooting ability, to go with a gift to take it to the hoop whenever he wants, you've got a dominant player at this level. The up in competition in the Top 25 game didn't slow Muhammad down, as he hit 8 of 12 shots for a game-high 23 points to go with 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Grant Jerrett, PF: It's tough for an unselfish post player in a camp like this and Jerrett had the unenviable position of not receiving many touches while at the same time not being the guy who tries to score every single time he gets the ball. Jerrett did make the most of his touches, showing his advanced footwork and post moves for his age. The biggest obstacle for Jerrett is something completely in his control and that's adding strength.

Dominic Artis, PG: The point guard was impressive again on Sunday, scoring 10 points on 4 of 7 shooting to go along with six assists. Artis is another guy who has significantly improved his stock over the past month with his terrific feel for the game and ability to make those around him better. It's not always easy for a point guard to enter a camp setting and perform well without the comfort level of his normal teammates but Artis definitely got the job done this weekend.

Xavier Johnson, SF: Johnson's performance in the Top 25 game was a microcosm of where he's at as a prospect. He forced some threes and only hit one of five, but was successful going to the basket. His outside shot will be fine with repetition, but he's best going to the hoop and doesn't do it often enough. There's a lot to work with regardless and he's definitely one of the west's top wing prospects.

Rosco Allen, SF: From one foot and in, Allen was dominant in the morning session, as it was one lay-up and dunk after another. Allen did step out and hit a three and showed some nice passes in transition. Allen is no doubt better in the transition game than the half court, as his unique ball handling ability and vision for his size can be better displayed in that setting. He's got to hit the boards on both sides of the court and add strength.

Stephen Domingo, SF: Domingo had the performance of the day. In the Top 50 All-Star game, Domingo was on fire, hitting from all over the court. He finished with 30 points on 11 of 18 shooting from the field, including 5 of 7 from beyond the arc, to go with six boards. A year ago, Domingo was mostly just a shooter and while he still does that very well, he's also improving as a scorer. He's becoming better at creating space and shooting off the dribble, while also becoming more comfortable attacking the basket. He can often be more assertive and it was nice to see that from him on Sunday. Domingo was another camp MVP.

Jahmel Taylor, PG: The number one thing that Taylor can do to prove himself to coaches and scouts is show that he's not just a scorer but someone that can successfully play point guard at the next level. The six assists to one turnover he had in the Top 50 All-Star game is a good step in that direction. He can really shoot it - he was lights out from three all day long - and has nice scoring moves beyond that, but the more that he develops his point guard skills, the better he will do for himself in the long run. Sunday was definitely a positive day for him.

Jabari Bird, SF: The more you watch Bird, the more you appreciate him. You expect scorers to be ball dominant and selfish, but Bird isn't. He lets the game comes to him, despite his large arsenal of moves to get the ball in the hoop. Give him a year to keep honing his craft and you're talking about a potentially lethal scorer at the high school level with the upside to do the same in college.

Ikenna Iroegbu, PG: On Sunday and throughout the weekend Iroegbu showed his quickness and handles. At times he displayed his vision, although he's a better passer than proven this weekend. On the other hand, Iroegbu also gave in to the lack of structure and his shot selection took a hit. Iroegbu has a good ability to make his teammates better and there's nothing wrong with showing that and letting the rest come later.

Jordan Bell, PF: Bell definitely put his name on the map this weekend for many of the same reasons he stood out Sunday during the Top 50 All-Star game. He scored 8 points on 4 of 8 shooting while also grabbing six boards and blocking three shots. The offense is still a work in progress, but Bell already has shot blocking down. Now on the radar, it's up to Bell to show progress offensively over the coming months. His athleticism definitely will help along the way.

Stanley Johnson, SF: A strong wing with the athleticism and confidence to compete with players older than him, Johnson definitely helped himself this weekend. He's becoming a more versatile scorer, as he put points on the board from three, midrange and by going to the hoop. His shot selection at times would be the biggest gripe, but he's definitely not the only or main culprit in that category. He was unselfish in the Top 25 All-Star game, scoring 4 points off 2 of 3 shooting while also contributing a few assists.

Shaqquan Aaron, SF: Stanley Johnson's Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei teammate appears to have grown some more, as he looks taller and leaner. He's an extremely unselfish player at this stage of his career as he looks to pass first and only takes good shots. Aaron can definitely knock down the open shot and is a strong player in transition. His slight frame could make attacking the glass difficult, but it would be a good area to improve on. Regardless, he's a terrific prospect.

* Jahmel Taylor says he plans on taking a visit to Arizona State soon. He still holds offers from SMU, USC and Washington State.

* Jordan Bell has heard from UCLA, USC, Arizona, Washington, San Francisco and San Diego.


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