Pangos Premier 80: On The Rise

Grassroots
Michigan

Posted On: 07/13/18 11:41 AM

Lynwood, Ca. — Belmont Shore club director and Pangos camp and events director Dinos Trigonis drew another strong contingent of players to his July live viewing period kick-off event, the Pangos Premier 80.

Prospects ranged from incoming freshmen to rising seniors and were well-balanced from a positional standpoint with a strong mix of guards, wings and big men. The one-night showcase drew over 40 Division I college coaches as well as a handful of Division II and Division III coaches and a solid media presence.

Here are the players who showed they are on the rise from the event:

Amari Bailey, Oaks Christian (CA)

Bailey is a guy that can be described as “resourceful.” The 6-foot-4 incoming freshman has a very good feel for the game in addition to his ability to make shots from nearly every part of the floor. Bailey needs to add weight to his wiry frame, but there’s plenty of time for him to do that.

Pierre Brooks II, Frederick Douglass Academy (MI)

Brooks was one of the better all-around scorers in the event regardless of class. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound rising sophomore is a freakish athlete with both power and finesse finishes in his arsenal. Brooks also displayed his shot making abilities from both the 3-point and mid-range levels of the floor.

Demetrius Calip, Taft (CA)

Those familiar with SoCal high school basketball know that Calip is one of the more potent 3-point shooters in the area, but the key for him to maximize his potential is to up his ball skills and playmaking off the dribble. Calip’s rim-rocking transition dunk after a defensive rebound and push showed he’s becoming more and more comfortable putting the ball on the deck.

Skyy Clark, Oaks Christian (CA)

When watching Clark, it doesn’t take long to know that he understands how to play the game. The 6-foot-1 incoming freshman glides around the court with ease, head on a swivel and eyes surveying the floor. Clark is more of a scoring guard than a point guard at this point, looking to get downhill and attack the basket when coming off of a high ball-screen or pulling up for 3-point shot if the defense goes under the screen.

Jason Hart II, Dorsey (CA)

Hart II makes it very clear that he’s the son of a former NBA player and current college basketball coach with his approach to the game. The 6-foot incoming freshman embodies how the point guard position should be played. Hart has great pace to his game, doesn’t get sped up by pressure, is willing to make the advance pass and always has his head up surveying the floor.

Ramel Lloyd, Jr., Sierra Canyon (CA)

Lloyd did a very nice job of showing off his passing chops during the event. The incoming freshman has good size at 6-feet-5, and has already proved he has what it takes to be a solid high school scoring option, but he was zoned in on distributing and did so with efficiency and precision in his passing.