Posted On: 09/21/18 10:22 AM
Garden Grove, Ca. — The Pangos Best of SoCal Fall Showcase at Santiago High brought together many of the area’s top prospects for a class vs. class style event.
Here are the 2021 prospects from the Top 40 and Top 20 games who showed that they are on the rise.
Solomon Jones, Long Beach Poly
Jones, a Top 20 participant, is as active a player as you’ll find on both ends. His high motor play results in a high rate of offensive and defensive rebounds, transition buckets due to his rim-runs and a good rim protecting presence. Jones is up to a legitimate 6-feet-6 and he’s quick off the floor for his first and second jumps, giving the Jackrabbits an athletic player with size, something they haven’t had in a couple of years.
Jeremiah Paul, St. John Bosco
Paul was so used to using bully-ball tactics throughout his time at the youth basketball level, that it took him some time to adjust his game to high school. Now that he has a year and some change under his belt, the 6-foot-4 wing has added some elusiveness to his drives, which has helped him finishing around length in the paint. Paul was another high motor guy in the Top 20 game and his effort paid dividends on both ends of the floor.
Benjamin Jones, Long Beach Poly
The twin brother of Solomon, Benjamin was the star of the Top 40 game because of his ability to run the point effectively at 6-feet-2. Jones played with good pace, made high IQ decisions and used his size to his advantage when getting into the paint and scoring.
Yahsani Humphrey, East Valley
Humphrey was as smooth a scorer there was in the Top 40 game. The 6-foot-1 off-guard showed consistency as a 3-point shooter with range both off the bounce and off the catch, but also looked comfortable operating at the mid-range level.
Isaiah Harris, Citrus Hill
One of the things that stood out most about Hill is he doesn’t try to do things outside of his comfort zone, which makes for an efficient all-around floor game. He’s a steady and high IQ player with the ball in his hands, gets downhill and into the paint with ease where he can draw and dish or score with a creative layup package.