Pangos Camp: UCLA Prospects

Josh Perkins, Namon Wright, Idrissa Diallo and Tyler Dorsey were among the potential UCLA prospects at the Pangos Camp Friday night...

Friday night at the Pangos All-American Camp was an abbreviated session, with each team playing only one game. As a result, I had limited viewings on several potential UCLA prospects.

Josh Perkins, 6-2 PG Aurora (Col.) Regis Jesuit. This was my first look at Perkins. He doesn't have a great body, with thick calves and not a lot of quickness. There's a question as to how much upside he has physically. However, he's obviously very skilled. He's got great vision and passing ability, with a very good handle. He looks to be a solid shooter, knocking down a few three-pointers. He may have been pressing a bit trying to impress all the media, but he had several no-look passes that were unnecessary and high risk. Yes, its camp ball, but you still want to show good decisions as a point guard and he seemed to be trying to hit a home run with each pass.

Namon Wright, 6-3 SG Las Vegas (Nev.) Findlay Prep. Wright had a rough start in the first half, forcing a few shots and not playing with his usual focus. He played much better in the second half, knocking down a couple threes and doing a good job defensively.

Idrissa Diallo, 6-10 C Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral. I didn't get a long look at Diallo. He's been out for awhile with an injured elbow, but he looked good physically. He's a very good athlete, with a terrific body/frame. I only saw him take one jump shot, but it looked decent.

Thomas Welsh, 6-11 C Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola. Welsh had some good moments in the game I saw. He was moving well and being very active at both ends of the court. He had a couple nice put backs and knocked down a shot from about 15 feet. He's improved his agility in the last year and his body looks a little better as well.

Tyler Dorsey, 6-4 SG Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco. Dorsey was aggressive on offense, knocking down a few jumpers and attacking the basket a couple times. He was a little sloppy with the ball, though, and had a few bad decisions.

Isaiah Briscoe, 6-2 SG Newark (New Jersey) St. Benedicts. Briscoe doesn't have a great bball body, but he's aggressive and got to the rim several times in the game I watched. His decision-making wasn't great, and I'm not sure how upside he has, but he's got some ability.

Chimezie Metu, 6-8 C Lawndale (Calif.) High. Metu looked a little lost a couple times defensively, but you have to love his physical attributes. He's got a really good body/frame and great feet. He made a couple of very good passes while I was watching.

Cameron Walker, 6-6 PF/SF Santa Maria (Calif.) Righetti. Walker didn't do much while I was watching, although he did knock down one jumper from the corner. He's a pretty skilled forward, but you'd like to see him play with a little more intensity and physicality.


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