The 10th annual Pangos JUNIOR All-American Camp presented by Spalding was held recently (February 26-27) at McBride HS (Long Beach CA). This year’s event featured approximately 185 top 2026, 2027 and 2028 prospects from 18 different states and Canada. This camp has a long tradition of showcasing many of the best youth talent in the country and boast alumni the likes of DeAndre Ayton, Evan Mobley, LaMelo Ball, Jalen Green, Stanley Johnson, Tyler Dorsey, Onyeka Okongwu, Marvin Bagley, Moses Moody, Johnny Juzang, Isaiah Mobley, Cassius Stanley, Ethan Thompson, Mikey Williams, Nick Smith, Skyy Clark, Julian Strawther and 2021 Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young.

This year’s camp had a nice blend of size, athletes and skilled guards. BallerTV.com live-streamed all games at the event (they are also now available for replay):   https://www.ballertv.com/events/pangos-junior-all-american-camp-2022

Media/scouts on hand this year included Dinos Trigonis (Fullcourt Press, Pangos, Spalding All-American Team chairperson & Nothing But Net Magazine), Frank Burlison (BurlisonOnBasketball.com, McDonald’s All-American Game voter & Pangos All-American Camp, Spalding All-American and NBPA Camp selection committees), Ronnie Flores (GrassrootsHoops.net, Mr. Basketball USA Tracker, Fab50 National HS team rankings, Spalding All-American selection committee & BallisLife.com), Spencer Pulliam (Prep Hoops Next), Tyler Glazier (Pro Insight), Jerina Madayag, Alex Carmon (Beach City Hoops & Ball is Life), Damon Russell (Hoop Flicks) and Jake Apostol (They Can Hoop).

Here is Frank Burlison’s post-camp recap: https://www.burlisononbasketball.com/2022/03/lots-of-guards-and-bigs-at-pangos-camp/

After the conclusion of the camp, Ronnie Flores ranked his Top 40 players at the camp:
https://grassrootshoops.net/2022/03/pangos-jr-a-a-camp-40-standouts-3/

While this camp report highlights several top players, please keep in mind that this is a very early look at young middle school players that have much room for future growth and are all “unfinished” products.

Below, we will highlight the players that were selected to the Best of Best game as well as listing other camp players worth noting.

Best of Best Game Selections
(in alphabetical order)

Jordan Askew                  5”10   2026   Costa Mesa CA
Younger brother of Texas guard Devin Askew is a savvy lead guard with legitimate scoring power (had a 26 point game early in camp). Askey is strong with the ball and has deep 3-point range.

Jaden Bailes                    6’1″    2026   St. Augustine (San Diego CA)
Strong and confident scoring guard saved his best for last as his 13 points/4 rebounds in Best of Best Game earned him co-MVP honors. Jaden is also a physical defender and plays well through contact. 

Kaiden Bailey                   6’3      2026   Irvine CA
Skilled and crafty scoring lead guard with plenty of “go to” moves had 22 points in his 1st camp game on Saturday and didn’t look back as he was clearly among the cream of the crop here. Kaden has great potential to develop into a sought after D1 prospect. Creative off the dribble with great feel and instincts, Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) pegged him as his #5 player in camp.

Che’ Brogan                     6’5      2026   Valley Christian (Cerritos CA)
My 1st impression of Brogan was a very good one. Skilled and savvy wing forward is the son of Mater Dei HS/Santa Ana CA/1985 McDonald’s All-American Tommy Lewis (USC/Pepperdine) now Head Coach at Valley Christian HS/Cerritos and former WNBA forward Michelle Brogan (Australian national team member that won bronze and silver medals during the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games). Che averaged 24 points per game at the camp including a 30 point outburst.  Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) had him slotted as his #3 player in the camp.  Scored 16 points in Best of Best game.

Hayden Clay                     6’7”    2026   Trinity Christian School (Dublin GA)
Rangy PF is active on the glass and can finish around the cup. Clay runs floor well and defends with energy.  Nice long-term potential.

Jason Crowe Jr.               6’0”    2026   La Tijera Academy (Inglewood CA)
Smart and crafty lefty point guard knows how to set the table for teammates as well as create his own shot (had a 32 point explosion including 6 “threes”).  Will be one of the top freshmen PGs on West Coast next season. Son of Lynwood HS coach Jason Crowe Sr. (who played HS ball with Paul Pierce and at Cal State Northridge and professionally overseas).

Braeden Davidson           6’1″    2026   Stars Preparatory Academy (Orange CA)
High-level scorer with 3-point range put up big points here: had efforts of 28 points (4 “threes”) and 27 points (3 “threes”).  Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) tagged him as his #5 player in camp.

Nathan Earl                      6’2      2026   Wheeler (Marietta GA)
Big guard is effective driving to the cup and scores at a high clip. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) picked him as his #7 player in camp.

Gary Ferguson                 5”11   2027   Monroe Middle School (Inglewood CA)
Started this year’s Pangos Junior All-American Camp off with a bang with a 46 point outburst (a camp record)! Promising young guard with plenty of scoring firepower!  Ferguson was the only non-8th grader selected to Best of Best Game.

Justice Griffith                 5”10” 2026   Boost Alternative School (Corona CA)
Athletic lead guard has Pat Beverly-type defensive instincts and the quickness to push rock in transition for easy scores.  Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) chose him as his #10 player in camp.

Brannon Martinsen          6’7”    2026   Branson Academy (Aliso Viejo CA)
Lefty forward has great feel, impressive ability to stretch defenses with his accurate jump shot and more than sufficient bounce to finish with authority at rim.  Brannon has a bright future. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) noted him as his #5 player in camp.

Samuel Mbingazo            6’8″    2026   North Las Vegas NV
Physical big man with improving offensive skills is a Congo native that is mobile in transition, a regular visitor on the glass and plays with a high motor. Definitely one to track as he enters high school.

Milak Myatt                       6”3     2026   Cedarbrook MS (Wyncote PA)
East Coast wing guard can score inside as well as dial from beyond the 3-point line. High game was 18 points (2 “threes”).

CJ Richardson                 5’8″    2026   Corona CA
Excellent shooter has deep range (hit 5 “threes” in one game). Headed to Corona Centennial next school year.

Isaiah Rogers                   5’10’’  2026   Boost Academy (Corona CA)
Smooth guard with excellent basketball IQ and accurate perimeter touch had 14 points for winning squad in the Best of Best Game – earning co-MVP honors.  Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) tagged “Slim” as his #8 player in camp.

Izaiyah Romero                5’11    2026   Quist Middle School (Thornton CO)
Strong Rocky Mountain lead guard makes sound decisions with rock and can score through contact. 

Louvens Saint-Pierre       5’8      2026   Ocoee Middle School (Orlando FL)
Lefty Sunshine State native is a heady lead guard that is a talented distributor and quick off the bounce in transition.    

Jaidyn Smith                    6’6”    2026   Centennial High School (Corona CA)
Very long and still developing but very promising lefty PF was active on the boards and has nice touch in the paint. Outside shot showed signs of life here too.  Very nice long-term potential.

Tyran Stokes                    6’7″    2026   Pittsburg CA
Strong and athletic PF plays like a young Paolo Banchero and is also similar in style to 2021 camp MVP Koa Peat (Perry/Gilbert AZ).  Skilled offensively in the half-court, Stokes is also a terror in transition where he uses his strength and hops to punish defenders. Scored a camp-high 31 points here. Tyran’s fantastic play here resulted in him being named as the camp’s overall MVP.  Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) also selected him as his #1 player in camp.  Camp video highlights: https://twitter.com/BallerTV/status/1498437822797258753

Delano Tarpley                 6’6″    2026   San Antonio TX
Mobile big with nice long distance perimeter touch had 16 points (2 “threes”).  Solid rebounder and defender too.

Maximus VanLaningham 6’7”    2026   Buljan Middle School (Roseville CA)
Rugged and bouncy big man runs floor well and competes hard consistently at both ends. Finishes well with he gets the ball inside and can convert scoring opportunities in transition too. Max had 10 points and 3 blocks (including the game saving block) in Best of Best Game.  Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) named him as his #4 player in camp.

Isaiah Ward                      6’5″    2026   Brennan High School (San Antonio TX)
I really like the athleticism and shooting ability of this San Antonio TX native.  Ward averaged 18.0 ppg and was one of the best scorers here. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) picked him as his #9 player in camp.

Rodney Westmoreland    5’11”  2026   St. Leo (Oakland CA)
Scoring guard is a capable defender with potent 3-point range on shot (his camp-high 17 points included 3 “threes”).

Markee White Jr.              6’5      2026   Orange Lutheran (Orange CA)
One of the players with highest ceilings here was White. Athletic and long swingman with nice rotation on his jump shot has the bounce to be a problem at the rim. Markee is a SoCal player to track once he gets to HS next Fall.

Zachary White                  6’4      2026   Heritage Christian (Northridge CA)
Son of former Cal star RB Russell White is nimble in transition and has natural scoring skills and instincts. White is athletic and an excellent driver to the rim. Zach had a camp-high 21 points game here. Very promising prospect.

8th Grade Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)
Zak Armstrong                  5’10”   2026   Fresno CA
Kollie Babbs                       5’10”   2026   Baker Middle School (Tacoma WA)
Zach Barnes                      5’9″     2026   Benicia Middle (Benicia CA)
Ty Barlow                           5’4”     2026   Discover Charter (Philadelphia PA)
Franck Belibi                      6’1”     2026   Challenge School (Denver CO)
David  Bottomley                5’7”     2026   St. Judes (Mississauga/Canada)
Royce Boyd                        6’5”     2026   University Tech (Bloomington IL)
Jalan Cody                         6’3″     2026   Willis Jepson Middle (Vacaville CA)
Mikkah Cordero                 5’9″     2026   Gray Middle School (Tacoma WA)
Donovan Criss                  6’2”     2026   San Antonio TX
Noa Eteuati-Edwards         6’0”     2026   STARS Prep Academy (Orange CA)
Izaiah Fiallos                     5’10”   2026   Fröhlich International (Rancho Cucamonga CA)
Carter Finley                      6’1″     2026   Clovis CA
Dwayne Gaines                 6’1”     2026   Wille Brown (San Francisco CA)
Elijah Gillespie                   5’7″     2026   Washington Connect Academy (El Paso TX)
Jaylen Humphrey               6’0”     2026   Lindley Middle School (GA)
Amare James                    6’1’     2026   Paulding County (Dallas GA)
Antwain (AJ) Johnson        6’0″     2026   Chino CA
Mason Jones                      6’5”     2026   Oak Crest Middle School (Encinitas CA)
Ryder Knapp                      5’7”     2026   Valley High School (West Des Moines IA)
Jaylen Livingstone             5’9”     2026   New Horizon (Burlington Ontario, CAN)
Roman Mathieu                 5’9”     2026   Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando FL)
Keshon Mims                    6’1”     2026   Whitfield School (Saint Louis MO)
London Moore                   5’10”   2026   Fox Ridge Middle School (Aurora CO)
Amadeo Ocsona               5’9”     2026   Hogan Middle School (Vallejo CA)
Zander Ovies                    6’0″     2026   Torrey Pines (San Diego CA)
Leo Pagano                       5’10”   2026   Dowling Catholic High School (IA)
Tristen Payton                   5’10”   2026   Rock Lake Middle (Longwood FL)
Jackson Scarborough        6’7″     2026   Clark Intermediate School (Clovis CA)
Kawika Suter                      6’5″     2026   Parras MS (Redondo Beach CA)
Brandon Tagle                  6’0”     2026   Mattson Middle School (Kent WA)
Mayson Thomas                6’4”     2026   Pieper Ranch Middle School (San Antonio TX)
Talon Todd                        6’1”     2026   Brennan HS (San Antonio TX)
Tyme Todd                        6’2”     2026   Brennan HS (San Antonio TX)
Bryce  Williams                  6’8”     2026   Lancaster CA
Jahaz Wright                      5’10    2026   St. Albert’s (Los Angeles CA)

7th Graders (2027) of note (in alphabetical order)
Luke Alvarez                      5″3     2027   Queen of All Saints (Chicago IL)
Damarion Balark                6’2”     2027   Heritage Academy (Glendale AZ)
Jaden Berry                       5’8”     2027   Boost (Corona CA)
Keron Booth                      5’4”     2027   The Haverford School (PA)
Te’Angello Bush                5’8”     2027   North High School (Des Moines IA)
Hunter Caplan                   5’9″     2027   Van Nuys CA
Devin Chambers                5’8″     2027   Palmdale CA
Bryce  Clark                       5’2”     2027   Lumberton Middle School (Lumberton NJ)
Dexter Clarke                    6’4”     2027   The Park School of Buffalo (Amherst NY)
Jaiden Coles                     5’4”     2027   Baycreek Middle School (GA)
Trey Collier                        5’6″     2027   Stewart Middle School (Tacoma WA)
Eddie  Cortez                      5’5″     2027   Granada MS (Whittier CA)
Caden Earl                        5’11”   2027   East Cobb Middle (Atlanta GA)
Deshawn Franklin              5’9”     2027   Baird Middle School (Fresno CA)
Luke Galvanoni                  5’11”   2027   San Tan Junior High (AZ)
Nathalio Gray Jr.               5’6″     2027   Prospect Sierra (El Cerrito CA)
Asante Johnson                5’9″     2027   St. Paul’s Episcopal (Oakland CA)
James Johnson III             5’10”   2027   Diablo Vista Middle (Danville CA)
Tylan Kinsey                      5’11”   2027   Orville Wright Gifted Magnet (Los Angeles CA)
Aiden Martin                      6’2”     2027   Brennan Middle School (San Antonio TX)
Tristan Mitchell                  5’8”     2027   Redan Middle School (Decatur GA)
Aiden  Monroe                   6’4”     2027   Beachwood (Cleveland OH)
Gabriel Nyberg                  5’8″     2027   Clovis CA
Dominick Olanrewaju         5’10”   2027   Coalinga Middle School (CA)
Tekeio Phillips                   5’11”   2027   Valor Academy (Van Nuys CA)
Rylan Sevilla                      5’6″     2027   Windemere MS (San Ramon CA)
Jaxson Silverstorm            5’8″     2027   Fresno CA
Tyler Sutton                       5’11”   2027   St. Katherine of Siena (Philadelphia PA)
Devin Turner                     6’2″     2027   Hillview (Menlo Park CA)
Kingston Wheatley             6’5”     2027   Winslow Middle (Atco NJ)
Jayden Yim                        5’6″     2027   Boost Academy (Corona CA)

6th Graders (2028) worth mentioning (in alphabetical order)
Tai Bell                              5’7”     2028   Falcon Cove Middle School (Weston FL)
Brielen Craft                       5’5″     2028   Pace Academy (Atlanta GA)
Owen Eteuati-Edwards      6’0”     2028   STARS Prep Academy (Orange CA)
Calvin Goss IV                   5’5”     2028   Adamson Middle School (Rex GA)
Cannon Hudson                 5’3”     2028   Snowden Middle (Memphis TN)
Kevin Keshishyan              5’11”   2027   Granada Middle School (Whittier CA)
Austin Kirksey                   5’5″     2028   Dana Middle School (Hawthorne CA)
Anthony Knight                  6’1”     2028   Amana Academy (Alpharetta GA)
Toby Ojo                            5’4”     2028   Bert Lynn Middle School (Torrance CA)
Carter Parker                     6’0″     2028   Palmdale CA
Brady Pettigrew                 5’5”     2028   Lisle Jr High (IL)
Shalen Sheppard               6’1”     2028   Lincoln Middle School (Santa Monica CA)
Malon Taylor                     5’4”     2028   Roosevelt High School (Des Moines IA)
Kevin  Wilson Jr                 5’7”     2028   Sky View (Oakdale MN)

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