The 2nd annual Pangos All-American Festival was held last month (August 28-29, 2021) at Amplus Academy in Las Vegas NV. The West squad beat the East in the Final 133-112, led by event MVP Jaxon Kohler who had 53 points in title game. The Midwest team beat the South 114-94 in the 3rd Place Game.
BallerTV.com live-streamed all 4 games at the event (now available for replay):
https://www.ballertv.com/events/pangos-all-american-festival-4 The title game was also broadcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rExeqmzG_VI
Team rosters for all teams and game box scores can be accessed here: https://www.fullctpress.net/21-pangos-aa-festival.html
This article is part III of a IV part series recapping players at the event.
Part I can be found here:
Part II can be found here: https://nbnmagazine.com/2021-pangos-all-american-festival-recap-east-team/
Below, we will highlight players that were members of the 3rd Place Midwest squad coached by David Grace.
2021 Pangos All-American Festival Midwest Team
(in alphabetical order)
Jaden Daughtry 6’5” 2022 AZ Compass Prep (Chandler AZ)
Tough and hardnosed forward can make shots. Virginia native was a late addition to the event but more than held his own here. Daughtry had 11 points (5/8 FG) and grabbed 8 boards during the semi-finals. Jaden’s multiple offers includes one from New Mexico State.
Mekhi Mason 6’5” 2022 AZ Compass Prep (Chandler AZ)
Rice-bound guard is a very underrated senior who will make a major impact once he steps foot on the Owls’ Houston TX campus. Quick and crafty off the bounce, Mason can get to the cup in a flash, has a nice pull-up game and is a top notch defender. Averaged double-figure points per game here (10.5). Will be a very important piece of a loaded AZ Compass Prep squad this upcoming season. Video-highlights: https://twitter.com/CourtsideFilms_/status/1432831537955975170
Mark Mitchell 6’8” 2022 Sunrise Christian (Wichita KS)
Coming off a recent injury, this was the 1st time we’ve seen this Top 10 senior prospect (#9 by 247Sports) in awhile. Mark reminds me a lot playing style-wise of a young Julius Randle. Strong and physical forward can finish inside despite traffic and contact and has a nice touch around the cup. Mitchell led the Midwest to a 3rd place finish here, averaging 21.0 points (55.6% FG) and 9.5 rebounds per game. All-tourney selection has narrowed his list of schools to UCLA, Duke, Kansas and Missouri. Video-highlights: https://twitter.com/CourtsideFilms_/status/1432378065502363648
Paul McMillan 6’1” 2022 Hillcrest (Phoenix AZ)
Savvy and tough PG can make shots and plays with a high level of confidence. Cincinnati OH native had 19 points, 8 boards and 7 assists in the Midwest’s semi-final OT affair with the East team. Paul (ranked #109 currently by Rivals.com) has received offers from the like Xavier, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Arizona State, Dayton, Kansas State, Purdue, Penn State and Nevada.
Trey Pettigrew 6’3” 2022 Kenwood Academy (Chicago IL)
One of the nation’s most underrated senior lead guards continues to show up and show out at every opportunity to compete. Very assertive scorer can get buckets both at the rim and from distance. Started off with a team-high 32 point explosion in the semi-finals and followed that up with a strong 20 point/4 assist performance in the Midwest’s 3rd Place Game win. Texas, Maryland, Marquette, Illinois, DePaul and Nevada are among the growing number of colleges showing interest in Rivals.com’s #127 ranked prospect. Selected to the all-tourney team. Video-highlights: https://twitter.com/CourtsideFilms_/status/1431831166819074057
Oziyah Sellers 6’5” 2022 SoCal Academy (Los Angeles CA)
Sellers, like Pettigrew, is another undervalued senior guard. USC-bound WG can really the shoot the heck out of that ball! Sellers went off for 30 points (6 threes) in the Midwest’s semi-final OT duel with the East. Modesto CA native showed here (as well as at last June’s Pangos All-American Camp) that he belongs in the conversation when discussing the nation’s top shooters. Video-highlights: https://twitter.com/CourtsideFilms_/status/1431836047588003840
Aidan Shaw 6’9” 2022 Blue Valley (Stillwell KS)
Long, bouncy and active forward is a terrific rim-runner, energy guy and rebounder/shot-blocker. Shaw has also significantly improved his outside shooting and passing. Plagued by foul trouble in the Midwest’s semi-final OT loss to the East, Aidan responded in a big way in the Midwest’s 3rd Place Game win: 26 points (11/15 FG: 3/5 3FG), 10 boards and 5 assists. Shaw (ranked #57 nationally by Rivals.com) is down to Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma State, Maryland and Arkansas. Named all-tourney here. Video-highlights: https://twitter.com/CourtsideFilms_/status/1432306440136318978