The Pangos Best of SoCal Showcase took place on Saturday September 11th at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church gym (Long Beach CA) and once again gave us a good glimpse of several top prospects from Southern California.  Besides myself, Frank Burlison (BurlisonOnBasketball.com), Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life), Devin Ugland (Hoops by Ugland) and Aaron Burgin (PrepHoopsSoCal) attended to evaluate players.  BallerTV live-streamed all games played and Beach City Hoops, Clutch Hoops and They Can Hoop were in the house shooting video highlights.

Full length video re-plays of all 2021 Pangos Best of SoCal Showcase games are now available on replay from Baller TV:
https://www.ballertv.com/events/pangos-best-of-socal-showcase-2021 

Video-highlights by Beach City Hoops: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTyEWebpLV2/?utm_medium=copy_link

Team rosters for each game can be accessed online at:
https://www.fullctpress.net/f/Pangos.BestofSoCal.Showcase21.rosters.Fall.revised.pdf 

Below is a look at several of the event’s 2024 and 2025 players that stood out:

2024 Prospects

Seven Bahati                     6’5”     2024   Los Altos (Hacienda Heights CA)
Seven is quickly starting to blossom into an elite HM WG before our eyes. Swiss-army knife slasher has real above the rim bounce and a smooth jump shot with deep range that extends beyond the 3-point arc. Top 50 national potential prospect scored an event high 33 points here. Will be one of the top players on-hand this weekend for the Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp in Long Beach CA. Bahati received his 1st offer recently from UC-Santa Barbara and is starting to receive interest from Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Washington, Washington State and Loyola Marymount.

Styles Phipps                     6’2”     2024   St. Mary’s (Phoenix AZ)
Savvy and quick PG with polished pull-up jump shot has rapidly made a name for himself during the past 12 months playing well not just here by at the Pangos All-American Camp (June 6-8), Pangos Premier 80 Showcase (July 8) and for Belmont Shore 17u during the July NCAA live period . Arizona’s #1 soph and good student has offers from TCU, Hampton and Western Illinois and interest from Arizona State, Washington State, Pepperdine, San Francisco, Boise State and UC-Irvine.

Jayden Harper                   6’7”     2024   Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks CA)
Talented young swingman with length and size is a must track HM potential guy in this class. Versatile skill set makes him a multi-position player with considerable upside. Harper has an early offer from Cal Poly and interest from Stanford, Louisville, Iowa and Loyola Marymount. Very good student spent his HS freshman year at Alemany (Mission Hills CA).

Trent Perry                        6’3”     2024   Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood CA)
Skilled lead guard with smooth and deep perimeter stroke is an excellent student with nice basketball IQ and instincts. Perry (a very good student) is a legit West Coast prospect for MM-HM programs to track and has received his 1st offer from Cal Poly with interest from Stanford, Washington, Notre Dame, San Diego State, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara. Trent was impressive in Top 20 Soph Game with 21 points (three 3s).

Darrell Morris                     5’9”     2024   Crean Lutheran (Irvine CA)
Quick point pushes the ball in transition and is a on-ball hawk on the defensive end. Small guard with a big heart and winning attitude.

Deshawn Gory                  6’6”     2024   Hillcrest (Riverside CA) 
Emerging soph sleeper is an athletic forward with nice wingspan and quickness to the hoop off the bounce. Underrated jump shot too. Gory was productive in the Top 20 Soph Game with 21 points.

Tyrone Riley                      6’4”     2024   St. Pius/St. Matthias (Downey CA)
Up and coming young lefty lead guard with perimeter range on jump shot and the wingspan to be potentially disruptive on-ball defender.

Lolo Rudolph                     6’2”     2024   St. Augustine (San Diego CA)
Good looking guard with nice off the bounce scoring ability had 11 points in Top 20 Soph Game.

Jack Turner                       6’4”     2024   St. John Bosco (Bellflower CA) 
Crafty WG with downtown perimeter range is the younger brother of Luke Turner (6-7 freshman at Wofford).

Alex Stewart                      6’6”     2024   Pacifica Christian (Newport Beach CA)
Big and strong young WF has a recent offer from Fordham.

Derrick Hill                         6’3”     2024   Taft (Woodland Hills CA) 
Surprise performer here parlayed an excellent effort in Top 40 Soph Game (21 points) with earning a berth in the follow up Top 20 Soph Game.

Other 2024 players worth mentioning:
Jaden Hubbard                  6’2”     2024   Fairfax (Los Angeles CA) 
Josh Goodall                     6’5”     2024   Canyon (Anaheim CA) 
Eric Freeny                        6’4”     2024   Centennial (Corona CA)
David Mack                        5’7”     2024  Fairfax (Los Angeles CA)
Aaron Harris                      5’7”     2024   St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs CA)
Sinqua Walls Jr                 6’3”     2024   Fairfax (Los Angeles CA)

2025 Prospects

Solo Bailey                        6’2”     2025   Crossroads (Santa Monica CA)
Athletic wing is always in killer-mode! Solo attacks the cup with ferocity and flushes with authority. I love his competitiveness and his will to win and produce! Bailey had a game high 32 points in the Top 2025 Frosh Game.

Gavin Hightower                6’1”     2025   Windward (Los Angeles CA) 
Very crafty and confident lead guard with tremendous scoring ability had a whopping 30 points (four 3s) in the Top 2025 Game.

Shamar Jones                   6’4”     2025   SoCal Academy (Los Angeles CA)
Big time WG with excellent skill set and HM physical tools. NorCal native is a national name in freshman class and has an early offer from Ole Miss.

Tariq Bridges                     6’4”     2025   Crespi (Encino CA)
Promising wing with nice scoring ability and bright future.

Moses Wright                    6’3”     2025   Santa Clarita Christian (CA)
Active wing guard makes makes on both ends and has a confident scoring mentality.

Jovani Ruff                        6’3”     2025   Poly (Long Beach CA)  
Long lead guard with nice all-around game had 11 points in Top 20 Frosh Game.

Parker Steffen                   5’10”   2025   Rancho Christian (Temecula CA)
Scrappy playmaker can knock down deep perimeter shots and is a pin-point passer.

Other 2025 players worth noting:
Caleb Versher                   6’0”     2025  St. Bernard (Playa del Rey CA)
Justyce Lucero                  6’0”     2025  Poly (Riverside CA)
Josh Palmer                      6’0”     2025   St. Bernard (Playa del Rey CA)
Jaison Joyce                     6’7”     2025   St. John Bosco (Bellflower CA)
Elijah Bragg                       6’4”     2025   Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista CA)
McKel Shedrick                 6’2”     2025   Hillcrest (Riverside CA)

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