Conference Preview

Posted On: 01/12/21 6:30 PM

With limited time on-court time for high school prospects around the country, Pangos operator Dinos Trigonis’ Diamond in the Rough Unsigned Showcase served as a great option for class of 2021 prospects to be seen by scouts and college coaches. In this piece, we break down the performances of the SoCal-based players who attended the event in Arizona.

Kenneth Clayton, Riverside King - Active and slashing wing who made his mark by getting to the rim and finishing in the open court and half-court settings. The 6-foot-5 wing showed the ability to finish with both hands around the basket and used his length and long strides to beat bigger, slower defenders off the bounce.

Michael Birket, Crean Lutheran - Versatile wing with good size, length and a little bit of sneaky athleticism. Made his impact as a guy who can stretch the floor consistently with his catch-and-shoot three-point shot, but also showed the ability to put it on the deck and get to the basket for a strong finish. 

DJ Meleney, Corona Santiago - The quick and crafty point guard really did a nice job fo getting to his comfortable scoring spots, managing the pace of the game and using

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