The 2020 Pangos Terrific 24 was held recently (Friday night July 17th-Sunday July 19th) at the Factory D1 in Indianapolis IN and featured 40 travel teams coast to coast and plenty of D1 talent was on-hand. Several media/scouts other than myself stopped by including Brian Snow (247Sports.com), Brian Rogers (Eyecatchers), Trevor Andershock & Drew Davis (Indiana Basketball Source), Bilal Benjamin (The Basketball Journal),Timothy Coleman (Big Tim’s HS Basketball Revue), Travis Graf (Cats Illustrated), Mick Walker (BuckeyeScoop.com), Matthew DaRosa.(Endless Motor Sports), Tony Leach (Prep Ball Stars), Kyle Neddenriep (Indy Star), Matt McKay (Pro Insight), Jack Pilgrim (Kentucky Sports Radio), Stephonn Bunton (The Blue Chip Report), Colin Hass-Hill (Eleven Warriors), MidwestHoopsSpotlight.com and Wes Hinton (Reputable Recruiting) as well as video outlets including Who’s Next HS, Overtime, Frankie Vision, Dead Stock Visuals, Sloche and InTheGymHoops.com.
BallerTV.com live-streamed all the games for this tourney and viewership averaged 200+ viewers per game through-out the event. Games are also archived and currently still available online: https://www.ballertv.com/events/terrific-24-2020
The first report related to this event was a recap of opening night:
The second report covered the final day of action and mostly top 2021 prospects:
This report will cover 2022 standouts and the upcoming and last follow-up report will overview 2023 prospects.
In a previous Terrific 24 recap, we highlighted the impressive performances of 2022 prospects Joseph Hunter, Jayden Epps, Maker Bar, Darrion Williams, Jevin Sullivan, Brayson Edwards, Davonte Hall and Ruot Bijiek. Here we feature several more quality rising juniors:
JaVaughn Hannah 6’4” 2022 Ypsi Prep (Ypsilanti MI)
Mt. Clemens (MI) transfer will join ultra-elite prospect Emoni Bates at the newly created Ypsi Prep this Fall. Strong and athletic wing competes with intensity and is difficult to contain off the bounce. Hannah was a 1st-team Detroit News All-East selection this past season and averaged 31.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists for Mt. Clemens (including a 60-point effort). Nationally ranked #91 in 2022 by 247Sports.com, JaVaughn has offers from Marquette, Arizona State, DePaul, Texas A&M, Washington State, Butler, Seton Hall, Ole Miss, VCU, Hampton and Rhode Island.
Massai Graham 6’7” 2022 Tapestry (Buffalo NY)
Very versatile and underrated Northeast rising junior prospect is a skilled forward with HM promise. Massai can score in a variety of ways, has nice basketball IQ and can deliver the rock with precision to teammates. His signature Terrific 24 game was a 28 point outburst vs. Hawks Elite (AL). Graham has early offers from Buffalo, Monmouth and Bryant with interest from Tennessee, Iowa, Georgia Tech, Maryland and New Mexico.
Kyle Thomas 6’10” 2022 St. Joseph (Westchester IL)
Son of the late Daryl Thomas (former St. Joseph HS star, key member of the 1987 Indiana squad that won NCAA title and a Sacramento Kings draft pick) is a promising young big in his own right. Skilled and mobile post averaged 9.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as a HS sophomore last season, Viewed as his state’s best center in 2022, Kyle has early offers from Illinois, Nebraska and Western Illinois.
Jalen Pitre 6’8” 2022 Poly (Long Beach CA)
Lefty face-up and athletic forward was originally a very young member of the 2021 class that has decided to reclass to 2022 in order to get some more time to facilitate his personal player development. Gahr/Cerritos CA transfer is a good defender and rebounder with an accurate mid-range shooting touch that has real long-term mid-to-high upside. Jalen has grown 2 inches from last year and is pushing 6-9. Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, Idaho State and Central Arkansas among the schools showing interest at the moment. Terrific 24 video highlight: https://twitter.com/BallerTV/status/1285419765952110592?s=20
Trey Pettigrew 6’3” 2022 Hillcrest (Phoenix AZ)
Fenwick (Oak Park IL) transfer is a confident lead guard that can make tough shots. Pettigrew, ranked #147 nationally by 247Sports.com, has offers from Illinois, Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin-Milwaukee with interest from Iowa, Purdue, Wisconsin and Xavier. Top 25 “cream of the crop game” selection at 2019 Pangos All-Midwest Fr/So Camp in La Grange IL.
Turrell Cleaves 6’4” 2022 Jeffersontown (KY)
Talented wing guard is athletic with nice upside that can finish with both hands. Streaky shooter has Western Kentucky interest.
James Qualley 6’3” 2022 Stevenson (Lincolnshire IL)
Excellent perimeter shooter and student is a legit threat from beyond the 3-point line. Outstanding student (3.85 GPA) was a Top 25 “cream of the crop game” pick at 2019 Pangos All-Midwest Fr/So Camp in La Grange IL. Getting interest from Stanford and Ivy League programs, Qualley averaged 15 ppg (40% from the 3-point line) as a HS soph.
Gabe Madej 6’5” 2022 Fenwick (Oak Park IL)
Heady swingman can score both off the catch or bounce. Terrific student (3.85 GPA) is a solid defender and passer too. Top 25 “cream of the crop game” selection at 2019 Pangos All-Midwest Fr/So Camp in La Grange IL is getting interest from Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia and Stanford.
Declan Ryan 6’8” 2022 Canisius (Buffalo NY)
PF with soft touch on his jump shot that extends to the 3-point line.
Xavier Amos 6’7” 2022 Whitney Young (Chicago IL)
Skilled forward can finish in traffic and is a good student (3.3 GPA) at an excellent academic HS.
Logan McIntire 6’4” 2022 North Harrison (Ramsey IN)
Long and lean WG with nice perimeter stroke is a very good student (3.65 GPA).
Tavari Johnson 5’11’ 2022 Lyons Townships (La Grange IL)
Quick and crafty playmaker with high hoops IQ. Underrated athlete can score on all 3 levels.
Gary Johnson 6’8” 2022 Amherst (NY)
Intriguing young PF has HM potential. Long and athletic, Johnson has nice scoring skills and can defend multiple positions.
Xavier Lewis 6’6” 2022 Thornton Fractional South (Lansing IL)
Multi-positional player that is athletic and rebounds well.
Wesley Celichowski 6’9” 2022 Floyd Central (Floyds Knobs IN)
Hardworking and fast developing big man is a Midwest prospect to keep an eye on in 2022. Tremendous student too (4.3 GPA).
Damari Wheeler-Thomas 5’11” 2022 Larkin (Elgin IL)
Good student (3.3 GPA) is ultra-quick PG with perimeter range on jump shot. Pesky defender too.
Brandon Moore 6’6” 2022 Jeffersontown (KY)
Athletic combo-forward with length and high motor has plenty of potential.
Colin Comer 6’3” 2022 Greensburg (IN)
Athletic WG is explosive to the cup and can defend well. Very good student (3.68 GPA).
Ryan Kelly 6’7” 2022 Kenmore West (Buffalo NY)
Combo-forward is a very good shooter.
Steele Brasfield 6’5” 2022 New Palestine (IN)
Wing with good length and excellent grades (3.8 GPA) can really shoot it.
Kasai Fontanez 6’3” 2022 West Oaks Academy (Orlando FL)
Playing for NY-based PPA Hoops 16, this Empire State native is a strong wing that can finish his drives to the cup and is a crafty ballhandler.
Bobby Alford 6’4” 2022 Christian Brothers College (St. Louis MO)
Slash and score swingman with nice potential.
Kenny Garth 6’2” 2022 Westosha Central (Salem WI)
Scoring guard is getting D1 interest from the likes of Robert Morris and Wagner.
Caleb Sloan 6’4” 2022 Pulaski County (Somerset KY)
Lefty wing shooter can get buckets.
Lance Rodgers 6’7” 2022 Simeon (Chicago IL)
Solid rebounder and shot-blocker.
Logan Phillips 6’6” 2022 Lafayette (Wildwood MO)
Blue-collar hybrid-forward is a solid rebounder with ability to stretch floor with his perimeter shot.
Devin Griffin 5’10” 2022 Westosha Central (Salem WI)
Very good student (3.6 GPA) is a PG with nice leadership skills and high basketball IQ.
Romeo Bell 6’3” 2022 Tapestry (Buffalo NY)
WG is a good scorer that averaged 11 points per game at Terrific 24.