Pangos: Top Performers
Cliff Alexander
Cliff Alexander
Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jun 5, 2012


LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Every year the Pangos All-American Camp provides us with a good look at west coast prospects and national names. This time around it was prospects from outside of the west coast that stood out.

Size: 6-9/260 |
Quick Take: Arguably the most aggressive post prospect at camp, Alexander made it clear from game one that he had something to prove at the Pangos All-American Camp. His effort and energy on both ends of the floor stood out, but so did his athleticism, strength and rebounding. He pursued every ball off the glass and made it difficult for other players on his own team to record rebounds. The scary part about Alexander’s game is there is still plenty of room to improve, especially on the offensive end, where he’s not yet a great scorer. Regardless, he’s an elite level post prospect at this point and should only improve during his next two years in high school.

Recruiting: Michigan State, Ohio State, DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, Conncectcut.
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Quick Take: His high school season was a success and he’s carrying that over into his play in the summer. An aggressive 6-foot-8 forward, Martin is one of the premier rebounders in his class, as he uses his length and athleticism to snag every ball in and around his area. Offensively he showed at Pangos that he can step out and hit threes, drop in off the catch mid-range shots or score around the basket. Martin also runs the floor extremely well and has learned how to use his athleticism around the rim.

Recruiting: Alabama, LSU, Mississippi State, Louisville, Oklahoma State, Marquette
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Quick Take: Normally a player like Simmons would be listed among our Breakout Performers list, but in this case the 6-foot-8 power forward was just too good to not include as a Top Performer. The native of Australia finished sixth in scoring and shot a ridiculous 76-percent from the field. While some may see him as a wing, Simmons is a major mismatch as a face up four-man, as he’s a capable shooter to 21-feet, attacks well off the bounce and is a very good finisher around the rim. If he makes the move to the United States, he has the look of a five-star prospect.

Recruiting: Unavailable
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Quick Take: For the second week in a row, Frankamp, a Kansas commit, showed out. It started at the “Are You From Here Classic” in Dallas, where Frankamp buried deep jumpers, flashed a solid handle and tossed out flashy passes. Then in Long Beach, Frankamp did much of the same in a setting that isn’t exactly built for a guy like him to succeed. Frankamp’s jump shot is a weapon, whether he’s shooting off the catch or off the dribble. He has a mid-range pull-up, impressive vision and good leadership skills.

Recruiting: Committed to Kansas
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Quick Take: It’s been a strong spring and a nice start to the summer for Young, a 6-foot-8 face up four-man. At Pangos All-American Camp, Young made his presence felt by hitting the glass, to the tune of 36 rebounds in just four games. He finished with eight more boards than Jarrell Martin, who finished second in camp in the rebounding category. To go with his effort on the glass, Young scored by attacking the rim and scored 54 points in the four games, finishing fourth in scoring.

Recruiting: West Virginia, Baylor, Miami, Florida, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John's
Size: 6-5/230 |
Quick Take: As the camp wore on, Selden seemed to get better. He finished top 10 in scoring for the camp, but it wasn’t his point totals that impressed. Selden’s game is well rounded. He’s a shot maker from mid to long range, but also a powerful athlete that makes plays at the rim. On top of all that, he’s a tremendous passer that can spend time on the ball, much like he did in the all-star game, where he tossed out six assists. He’s an elite guard in the 2014 class.

Recruiting: Florida, Ohio State, Kansas, UCLA
Size: 6-9/210 |
Quick Take: You won’t find his name listed among the top scorers at Pangos All-American Camp, primarily because his guards rarely threw him the ball. But when he did get a touch, Shepherd usually took advantage of it. His offense has developed. He’s learning how to score on the block and even has a face up jump shot from 15-feet. Shepherd finished No. 6 in camp in scoring and will certainly go to the glass and get his fair share of boards.

Recruiting: Kansas, Texas A&M, Florida State, Texas, Marquette, Louisville, Syracuse
Size: 6-4/180 |
Quick Take: The Louisville bound wing seems to be making himself a mainstay on the Top Performers list. Gill finished top five in scoring at the event with 13.3 points a game, but what stood out was how he scored his buckets. His mid-range game is advanced, as he’s confident in his pull-ups and floaters, but he’s also a solid shooter out to three. An impressive athlete with good strength, Gill can also get things done at the rim.

Recruiting: Committed to Louisville


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