Pangos Premier 80: Top Shooters

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Posted On: 07/12/18 11:12 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 top shooters from the event:

Evan Anderson, Hebron (TX)

Anderson is as smooth a true jump shooter gets. The 6-foot, class of 2019 two-guard has a strong, balanced base, fluid one-motion shooting mechanics and, to top it all off, gets great lift from both the 3-point and mid-range levels. Anderson was one of the prospects who let the game come to him and didn’t force any bad shots.

John Cristofilis, O’Dea (WA)

Cristofilis was scorching in his first game, draining both pull-up and catch-and-shoot 3-pointers and pull-up jumpers from 15-feet. The 6-foot-3, class of 2021 shooting guard also showed the ability to be efficient with his dribbles, getting to his spots with a max of three bounces, then pulling the trigger on his jumper.

Jared McGregor, Westlake (UT)

McGregor surprised a lot of defenders with his confidence shooting the transition 3-pointer. The 6-foot-2, class of 2019 point guard looks unassuming and like a guy who wants to advance the ball and drive and kick, but he was connecting on pull-up 3-pointers and mid-range jumpers throughout.

Mike Pope, Torrey Pines (CA)

Pope is a throwback of sorts with his preference shooting the mid-range jumper over the 3-point shot. The 6-foot-3, class of 2019 shooting guard has a natural advantage in that most defenders close out hard to him spotting up behind the 3-point line. He uses that to his advantage by hitting them with a shot fake and taking one or two dribbles into his nearly automatic 15-foot pull-up.

Richie Saunders, Riverton (UT)

Saunders is your prototypical catch-and-shoot 3-point guy. He doesn’t need much time or space to get his shot off, understands passing angles and when to drop to the level of the driver or fill up depending on where help could come from. The 6-foot-4 wing wasn’t the beneficiary of too many pin-down screens, but when he did get one, he did a nice job of setting up his defender to be picked and rubbing shoulders with his screener.

Riverton High and Mountain Stars wing Richie Saunders was consistent from deep at the Pangos Premier 80.

Luke Turner, Rancho Christian (CA)

Turner was one of the better set shooters at the event. At 6-feet-6 with good length and deep, deep range on his triple, the class of 2021 wing is a match-up nightmare in a camp setting because of his ability to stretch out the defense well-beyond the arc.

TJ Wainwright, Culver City (CA)

Wainwright wasn’t bashful in taking opportunities when they presented themselves. The 6-foot, class of 2021 lefty can fill it up in a hurry from 3-point range, and while his shot mechanics and release point might look a little funky, the end result when he has it going can be anywhere from five to 10 triples in a game.