Posted On: 07/19/21 8:48 PM

The Southern California Live Period saw SIX events held throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. 

I was able to hit all but one event. 

The final two events I hit from Week 1 were the Southern California Summer Hoop Review, hosted by NorCal event operator Gerry Freitas, and Dinos Trigonis Pangos Sweet 16. 

Because I only was able to attend both events for a few hours, I’m combining my standouts in one report. 

Live Period 1: Standouts from Pangos, Hoop Review

 

Damian Ruiz Damian Ruiz 6'2" | SG Murrieta Valley | 2022 State , 6-3 2022 G, Murrieta Valley/ Gamepoint 17u Supreme

Crafty sharpshooter has limitless range, is a very underrated passer. 

Keshawn McNeill, 6-1 2022 PG, Zama American Middle HS/ Tokyo Samurai 17u

Sturdily built floor general has solid burst and is an explosive scorer off of two feet in the paint. 

Roy Igwe, 6-6 2022 F, St. Mary’s International School/ Tokyo Samurai 17u

Athletic utility forward has a tremendous motor and rebounded in and out of his area. Undersized, but solid paint defender. 

Mason Lee, 6-1 2022 G, Sabino HS (AZ)/ Ascending Life Saints

Strong, physical three-level scorer who was a thief on defense, picking up guards full court in the press. 

Damian Ruiz Damian Ruiz 6'2" | SG Murrieta Valley | 2022 State , 6-3 2022 G, Murrieta Valley/ Gamepoint 17u Supreme Crafty sharpshooter has limitless range, is a very underrated passer.  Keshawn McNeill, 6-1 2022 PG, Zama American Middle HS/ Tokyo Samurai 17u Sturdily built floor general has solid burst and is an explosive scorer off of two feet in the paint.  Roy Igwe, 6-6 2022 F, St. Mary’s International School/ Tokyo Samurai 17u Athletic utility forward has a tremendous motor and rebounded in and out of his area. Undersized, but solid paint defender.  Mason Lee, 6-1 2022 G, Sabino HS (AZ)/ Ascending Life Saints Strong, physical three-level scorer who was a thief on defense, picking up guards full court in the press.  Rockwell Reynolds Rockwell Reynolds 6'8" | PF Santa Margarita | 2023 , 6-9 2023 F, Santa Margarita/ Santa Margarita HS Rapidly improving big man has soft hands and touch around the basket, capable of defending switches in pick-and-roll.  Kyle Evans, 6-9 2022 C, Santa Margarita/ Santa Margarita HS Most improved big prospect in 2022 class. Finishes everything around the basket, can step out and hit midrange shots, great screener.  David Vuillemin, 6-1 2022 G, Murrieta Mesa/ Mesa Rams Flashy volume scorer has range out to the volleyball line, plays with lots of confidence.  Tyler Matthews Tyler Matthews 6'1" | CG Los Alamitos | 2022 State , 6-1 2022 G, Los Alamitos/ Cali Rebels 17u Select Jack-of-all-trades utility guard defends, shoots it and is a fundamentally sound playmaker.  Erick Chaney, 6-0 2022 G, Bakersfield Christian/ Cali Rebels 17u Select Burly, three-level scorer can fill it up in a hurry.  Xair Mendez, 6-0 2025 G, Montgomery/ South Bay Show 15u Long, wiry scoring guard is a relentless penetrator, finisher in traffic, scores it from three levels.  JJ Sanchez, 6-3 2025 G/F, Montgomery/ South Bay Show 15u Mismatch-creating forward has excellent ball skills, can shoot it from three and neutralizes opposing bigs with his interior defense.  Alek Sanchez, 6-1 2025 G, Montgomery/ South Bay Show 15u High-IQ combo guard is an excellent passer who plays with great pace, poise and is an underrated defender.  Ozzeno Diallo, 5-11 2023 G, Point Loma/ UTU San Diego 15u Athletic combo guard has really nice burst, gets downhill and can score it in the paint at will. Very athletic defender.  Marc Mcintosh, 6-1 2024 G, Hoover/ UTU San Diego 15u Undersized wing is an explosive athlete, and a raw scorer off the bounce.  Exavier Williams, 5-10 2024 G, Hoover/ UTU San Diego 15u  Sweet shooting combo guard can fill it up from deep. 

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