The Pangos Platform took place from Friday, April 21st to Sunday, April 23rd. This live period event, featured teams ranging from 15U to 17U. Many talented 8th graders received opportunities to measure their game by playing up against older competition.…
The Pangos Platform took place from Friday, April 21st to Sunday, April 23rd. This live period event, featured teams ranging from 15U to 17U. Many talented 8th graders received opportunities to measure their game by playing up against older competition. Here’s a look at some class of 2027 evals.
Mckinney ran with Vegas Elite’s top 15U squad. The 6’7 forward made an impact on the game with his size and defense. He did a faboulous job of using his length to clog the lane, and showed good agility, rotating to block shots. He displayed strong hands and was one of the better rebounders at the event. Wouldn’t be suprised to see him as one of the top incoming freshman in California next season.
I was fun to see Bam, whom I’ve watched play a few times over the course of his middle school career. The jitterbug PG played with good energy, he was willing to defend on ball, and showed flashes of offensive skill. He handles, shoots, and passes at a solid level, and should develop nicely in the DP program.
Clark is another future Jaguar. I only saw him for a limited time, however he stood out with his speed and defense. The guard was good playing on the ball, and was able to find a basket or two by getting out and finishing in transtion.
I didn’t get an exact height on Griffin, however he was one of the smaller players on the floor. That didn’t stop him from competiting big. The lefty showed decent skill hitting a corner three to send his own teammates into a frenzy. I was impressed by his toughness as time and time again he showed that he was willing to throw his body into bigger defenders in the lane.
Nance is a smooth lefty, poised to be the next big time player at Heritage Christian. At 6’5 he was a physical specimen even when lined up against older players. He showed some shooting skill, knocking down a three in the game I saw, however I was most imprssed with his toughness, and willingness to rebound. The freshmen, mixed it up several times grabbing offensive rebounds in the game I saw.
I’ve really enjoyed seeing Imperial lately, an Alum of the LV Middle School Combine, he displayed a terrific IQ, and some pure Floor Generalship. While he did make some freshman mistakes, I liked the way he rebounded, making several big plays in a close game, I watched. He has a good combination of speed, and shooting that could potentially make him next up in a long line of Spring Valley Guards.
Wall is another player that attended the LV Middle School Combine. The tempo changing guard held his own playing against older competition, by using his quickness. He was a willing defender that showed good agility and lateral movement, allowing him to make an impact on the defensive end in the game I watched.