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 the final part (part IV) 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/
Part III can be found here: https://nbnmagazine.com/2021-pangos-all-american-festival-recap-midwest-team/
Below, we will highlight players that were members of the South squad coached by Jesse Evans (former head coach at San Francisco and Louisiana-Lafayette and a top assistant to Lute Olson on Arizona’s 1997 NCAA National Championship team).
2021 Pangos All-American Festival South Team
(in alphabetical order)
Amaree Abram 6’4” 2022 SoCal Academy (Los Angeles CA)
Texas A&M-bound guard is a crafty and cerebral scorer with ability to score off the bounce and slash. Humble TX native had 13 points (5/8 FG) in 3rd place Game. Committed to Buzz Williams and the Aggies this past August after entertaining offers from Texas Tech, Wichita State, Georgia State, Oral Roberts and North Texas.
Luke Bamgboye 6’9” 2024 St. Francis (Baltimore MD)
Luke (one of the youngest players here) started off slow on Day 1 but rebounded nicely on Day, scoring an efficient 8 points (4/4 FG) and grabbing 5 rebounds in the 3rd place game. Long and active forward with nice agility and plenty of upside is one to watch in national 2024 class.
Drew Fielder 6’9” 2023 SoCal Academy (Los Angeles CA)
Skilled PF with nice touch and bounce around cup is armed with an accurate jump shot than can extend defenses. Idaho native and West Coast national sleeper was offered recently by Arizona State. Maryland and Washington State.
Osiris Grady 6’8” 2023 Coronado (Henderson NV)
Strong and bouncy PF is consistently physical inside and active baseline to baseline. Grady had 11 points and 7 boards in the 3rd Place Game. Osiris (ranked #75 nationally in 2023 by Rivals.com) has offers from UNLV, Mississippi, Texas Tech, New Mexico, Cal, Nevada, Washington State and Cal Poly. Video highlights: https://twitter.com/CourtsideFilms_/status/1432827575664054279
Robert Jones Jr. 6’3” 2023 John Paul II (Plano TX)
Hot shooting lead guard with deep and accurate outside touch started things off with a very impressive 29 points (10/19 FG; 8/15 3FG) in the semi-finals. Jones can create space off the dribble and has a quick release to get shot off. Robert (ranked #38 by ESPN in 2023) has offers from TCU, Texas Tech, USC, St. Louis, Tulsa and Old Dominion. Video highlights: https://twitter.com/CourtsideFilms_/status/1431849111079186432
KJ Lewis 6’5” 2023 Chapin (El Paso TX)
Well-built and assertive WG is an excellent slashing scorer and physical defender. Ranked #27 by 247Sports in 2023, KJ is quick in transition and rebounds very well for his size. Lewis has offers from Kansas, Texas, UCLA, Texas A&M, Arkansas, SMU, Houston, Arizona State, TCU, Texas Tech and UTEP.
Sebastian Mack 6’3” 2023 Durango (Las Vegas NV)
Very productive lead guard plays with confidence and is a consistent scorer. Averaged 15.5 points per game here (18 points and 6 rebounds in the 3rd place games). Good on-ball defender and rebounder too. Mack is currently ranked #48 by the 247Sports composite and #54 in 2023 by ESPN and has offers from UNLV, New Mexico and Loyola Marymount. Video highlights: https://twitter.com/CourtsideFilms_/status/1432175028754210818
Jalen Reed 6’9” 2022 SoCal Academy (Los Angeles CA)
One of the surprises of the event, this Mississippi native (ranked #94 in 2022 in the 247Sports composite is a terror in transition and has good footwork attacking the cup in the half-court. Showed well here scoring 19 points and grabbing 7 rebounds in semi-finals and following that effort up with 11 points/8 boards in the 3rd Place Game. Reed has the potential to rise much higher in the national rankings and has offers from the likes of Florida, Arizona State, Maryland, Houston, UNLV, Cal, Ole Miss, Washington State, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Texas Tech, Xavier and DePaul.
Video highlights: https://twitter.com/CourtsideFilms_/status/1433067502779699204
Jordan Walsh 6’7” 2022 Link Prep (Branson MO)
Dallas TX native is a skilled and silky swingman that can score in a wide variety of ways. Athletic in transition and crafty in the half-court, Jordan can elevate to the rim as well as hurt defenses beyond the 3-point line. Underrated passer and defender was an all-tourney pick here. Walsh (ranked #27 nationally in 2022 by the 247Sports composite) had 14 points 5 assists and an impressive 9 steals in the semi-finals and caught fire from 3-point range in the 3rd Place Game with 18 points (7/10 FG). Video highlights: https://twitter.com/CourtsideFilms_/status/1431855352006340608