The 2022 Pangos Terrific 24 West was held last week at Cerritos College (CA), MAP (Garden Grove CA) and McBride HS (Long Beach CA) and there was plenty of college talent/prospects on-hand. Media/scouts other than myself that stopped by included Frank Burlison (BurlisonOnBasketball), Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life/Hoop Scoop), Eric Bossi (247Sports.com), Aaron Burgin (Prep Hoops) and Matt Kovach as well as video outlets including Ball Dawgs, Wire to Wire Sports, They Can Hoop, Beach City Hoops and Clutch Time Productions.
BallerTV.com live-streamed all the games at this tourney. Games are also archived and currently still available for replay online: https://www.ballertv.com/events/2022-pangos-terrific-24
It was Belmont Shore 17/CA starting the event with a Thursday night exhibition game win over eventual Silver Playoff champ Southern Cal All-Stars (SCA) 17, winning their pool and then going the distance in the Gold Division playoff defeating CABC/CA (91-62 in quarterfinals), NW Greyhounds/WA (106-91 in semi-finals) and Elite 24 Black 17/OR (72-66 in the title game) to take home the hardware. Tourney co-MVPS 6-5 2024 Seven Bahati (22 points) and 6-2 2024 Styles Phipps (17 points/7 assists) led Belmont Shore (6-0) in the Gold title game while 6-10 2023 Soren Daley paced the runners-up with 15 points.
In the Silver Playoff, SCA 17/CA ran the table, defeating Paul George Blue/CA 17 (74-57 in quarterfinals), Tru Playaz/UT (79-60 in semi-finals) and Cooper Academy/CA (74-71 in title game). 6-4 2026 Che Brogan had a game-high 25 points for Tommy Lewis-coached SCA 17/CA.
This recap will cover several of the standouts from the event
Styles Phipps 6’2” 2024 St. Mary’s (Phoenix AZ)
Savvy and stylish PG can really run the show both as a primary scorer and facilitator! Phipps averaged a team-high 23.8 ppg and 5.8 apg here – leading Belmont Shore 17 to the 17u Gold Playoff title and earning co-MVP honors (along with Seven Bahati) in the process. Great ability to shift speeds and elude defenders as well as finish tough shots at the cup. Auburn and Colorado were among the schools tracking him here. Had multiple 30 point games at this event (31 points vs. NW Greyhounds, 31 points vs. Utah Hype and 30 points vs. CABC).
Seven Bahati 6’5” 2024 Heritage Christian (Northridge CA)
One of the most underrated players nationally in the 2024 class is Bahati. Played most of spring and summer with a nagging ankle injury but seemed to now be 100% healthy here – averaging 18.6 ppg as well as having a game-high 22 points in the 17u Gold title game to help Belmont Shore 17 knock off a gritty and well coached Elite 24 17 Black/OR squad 72-66. Bahati’s consistent play at both ends, timely scoring, productive rebounding and pin-point passing earned him a share of MVP honors with Styles Phipps. Bahati has early offers from New Mexico State, UC-Santa Barbara and Loyola Marymount with interest from Oregon, Washington State, Xavier, Colorado, DePaul and Texas A&M.
Marcus Adams 6’7” 2024 Peninsula (Rolling Hills CA)
Big and strong combo-forward with excellent scoring skills reminds me of a Tobias Harris-style scorer. Adams had high games of 26 points vs. FBC Perris and 24 points vs. PG Elite Blue. Schools currently showing interest include UC-Santa Barbara, Cal-State Northridge, Washington, Washington State, Boston College, Pepperdine, Southern Utah and Lamar. Played at AOSS Prep/Corona CA last year.
Che Brogan 6’4” 2026 Mater Dei (Santa Ana CA)
Che may not be officially a HS freshman yet but plays wiser than his age and is a very crafty/skilled scorer. Lefty wing can score in traffic and has nice range on jump shot. Son of Australian Olympian/former WNBA player Michelle Brogan and 1985 McDonald’s All-American Tom Lewis (USC/Pepperdine) had a game-high 25 points in SCA’s 17u Silver Playoff title game win. Brogan’s tourney high game was 27 points vs. Ocean City Elite 17 in a pool play game.
Tre Walker 5’10” 2024 Silas (Tacoma WA)
Walker did everything but sell popcorn in NW Greyhounds’ hard fought West 17u Gold semi-final loss to Belmont Shore: 41 points (8 threes). Isaiah Thomas-like (Seattle version) scorer with deep and ultra-confident stroke also had 32 points vs. SCA 17 (CA) in a pool play game.
Carter Gittens 6’5” 2023 Sunrise Mountain (Peoria AZ)
A West Coast 2023 player that had a great July was Gittens. Skilled wing has size and strength and can really stroke the 3 ball! Arizona senior sleeper just got his 1st offer from Colorado-Colorado Springs and is getting interest from the likes of UC-Santa Barbara, San Diego, Northern Colorado, Northern Arizona, Eastern Washington, Southern Utah and Portland State.
Zyier Beverly 6’8” 2023 Washington (Los Angeles CA)
Emerging as one of July’s hottest West Coast names, Beverly is a sleek and athletic hybrid-forward with improving perimeter scoring skills to go along with high major explosion at rim. Nevada and New Mexico State are among his recent offers.
Soren Dalan 6’10” 2023 W.F. West (Chehalis WA)
Big, burly post is a load to deal with in the paint, using his wide frame and strength to his advantage on the block and has a nice touch around the basket. Dalan was a central anchor of Elite 24-Black 17 (OR)’s run to the 17u Gold Playoff title game where he scored a team-high 15 points. Montana, Montana State, Seattle, Portland State and Northern Arizona are among schools taking a long look at this terrific (4.0 GPA) student.
Mikal Brown 6’0” 2025 Sunrise Christian (Bel Aire KS)
I really like what I saw from this young Florida PG already with a Kansas offer. Clever & crafty playmaker has very good instincts & poise. One of the best 2025 floor-generals in the nation is the future for Florida-based Southeast Elite directed by Anthony Ricks.
Will Smith 6’4” 2023 Bishop Montgomery (Torrance CA)
Blue collar and rugged wing with top-notch academic marks continues to improve and produce. Smith’s
barrage of deep 3s and mid-range pull-ups (en route to 16 points) helped Belmont Shore pull away from SCA 17 to a 68-52 exhibition game win on the event’s opening night.
Dylan Godfrey 6’8” 2023 Elite Prep (Los Angeles CA)
Skilled forward with nice length has smooth and accurate perimeter stroke.
Hunter Schenck 6’1” 2024 Weber (Pleasant View UT)
One of my favorite Utah players for awhile now is Schenck. Quick ballhandler can really score at a high clip! Dynamic off the dribble, Hunter can also create for teammates and plays with alpha-male confidence. Schenck’s tourney-high game was 29 points (5 threes).
Kaiden Bailey 6’2” 2026 Orange Lutheran (Orange CA)
One of the West Coast’s top rising freshman guards is a name we will be hearing about a lot over the next four years. Bailey has very nice scoring instincts with range beyond the 3-point line and his ability to create his own shot is top shelf. 2022 Pangos Premier 80 invitee is shaping up as a Pac-12 caliber recruit. Bailey’s top scoring effort here was 23 points (4 threes) vs. La Mirada ACR 17.
Justin Daniels 6’4” 2023 St. Mary’s (Phoenix AZ)
Younger brother of 2014 UConn national champ and Toronto Raptors draft pick DeAndre Daniels is an athletic WG with very good range on perimeter shot and underrated “drive and kick” passing ability. Ranked #220 in nation in 2023 by 247Sports, Justin played his junior season at Denver Prep/CO with Baye Fall.
Deacon Toliver 6’6” 2023 Los Osos (Cucamonga CA)
Active and energetic forward goes hard at both ends. Signature game in this tourney came in Belmont’s semi-final win – after being down 23-7 off the tip to NW Greyhounds, Belmont Shore went on a 45-13 run thanks in large part to Deacon’s integral play. Toliver had 28 huge points to go with 10 boards and 6 assists as Belmont Shore advanced to the Final. One of SoCal’s top sleepers.
Eli Bradley 6’4” 2023 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas NV)
One of the best and most confident shooters in the West had 3 big threes en route to 11 points to help spark Belmont Shore past Utah Hype 78-50 in pool play. Lefty WG is a very underrated player on one of the nation’s most heralded high schools programs coached by Grant Rice.
Benjamin Thornbrue 6’7” 2023 Glencoe (Hillsboro OR)
Athletic combo-forward with length is an impressive defender. Very good student (3.8 GPA) is also a solid rebounder.
Noah Williams 6’8” 2024 Village Christian (Sun Valley CA)
Long and slender forward is mobile baseline to baseline and a regular visitor on the glass. Good 3-point shooter too (16 points/3 threes vs. PG Elite Blue).
Adrionne Marcus 6’6” 2023 Rancho Dominguez (Long Beach CA)
Super sleeper out of the Long Beach area is brimming with long-term promise. Very athletic forward can finish with authority at the rim and is a very capable scorer from the perimeter. His new HS coach at Rancho Dominguez is Tony Thomas who coached DeMar DeRozan at Compton HS. Marcus had 28 points vs. PG Elite Blue and 21 points vs. both Ocean City Elite 17 and Factory Blue AZ.
Ashton Reece 6’5” 2023 Pinnacle (Phoenix AZ)
One of the top shooters in Arizona is an excellent student with Ivy League interest.
Robert Diaz 6’2” 2022 JSerra (San Juan Capistrano CA)
Tough lead guard with legit scoring ability had 18 points vs. NW Greyhounds.
Carter Walker 6’5” 2022 Orem (UT)
Very athletic swingman will flush it on you if you give him an opening to the cup. Unsigned senior is a good shooter from distance too,
Hugh Vandeweghe 6’8” 2024 Loyola (Los Angeles CA)
Sharpshooting forward with nice size and perimeter stroke is the nephew of former NBA & UCLA great Kiki Vandeweghe.
Ky Green 6’6” 2023 Liberty (Peoria AZ)
Very athletic swingman is the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks WG Josh Green.
Jason Hilliard 6’7” 2023 Chino (CA)
Strong forward can score from mid-range and rebounds well too. Had 24 points vs. Chad Johnson Elite/CA and 23 points vs. LA Rockfish/CA in 17u Silver playoff semi-final win for Cooper Academy/CA.
Ring Nyeri 6’8” 2024 Liberty (Peoria AZ)
Long but thin forward has nice shot-blocking instincts as well as face-up shooting ability. Very good student too (3.5 GPA).
Myles Harvey 6’0” 2024 Valley Christian (Cerritos CA)
Quick lead guard with nice scoring touch (had 25 points in SCA’s 17u Silver semi-final win) is the son of Pac-12 referee Frank Harvey and the younger brother of Tyler Harvey (Eastern Washington/Orlando Magic draft pick – once the NCAA’s leading scorer).
Esyah Pippa White 6’2” 2023 Gresham (OR)
Assertive lead guard can make plays for himself and others and has sneaky quickness. Had 18 points vs. Factory AZ and 15 points in 17u Gold playoff semi final win over Inland Rotary. Jackson State and Bryant are among his offers.
Vincent Albertini 6’3” 2022 Villa Park (CA)
Strong WG can really bury deep jumpers.
Nick Robertson 6’4” 2023 La Salle Catholic (Milwaukie OR)
Excellent shooter is also a very good student too (3.7 GPA).
Steven Evans-Glynn 6’2” 2025 Leuzinger (Lawndale CA)
Quick and athletic scoring combo-guard is really quick in transition and is a very rangy defender. One to track in 2025!
Max Archambo 6’3” 2023 Lake Oswego (OR)
Good spot-up shooter had 14 points (2 threes) in 17u Gold playoff title game for Elite 24-Black 17 (OR).
Cannon Potter 6’7” 2023 Orange Lutheran (Orange CA)
Big wing with nice long-distance perimeter stroke had 15 points vs. Ryder Elite/CA. Fantastic student too (4.0 GPA).
Malachi Knight 6’1” 2025 Leuzinger (Lawndale CA)
Son of former Westchester/Los Angeles and University of Portland guard Eric Knight can really shoot the 3-ball and is an effective facilitator in transition.
Caspian Jones 6’5” 2025 St. Mary’s (Phoenix AZ)
Strong young swingman has nice perimeter stroke and can finish through contact.
Promise Madubugwu 6’11” 2024 Gardena (CA)
One of the most intriguing prospects here was Madubugwu. Still very raw and has a long way to go but the size, strength and time is on his side. One to keep an eye on in SoCal’s 2024 class.
Zachary Zuckerman 6’1” 2024 Tualatin (OR)
Tremendous shooter had 30 points (8 threes) in Elite 24 16u (OR) win over Beach Buckets 16 (CA).
Ehud Tesfaye 6’1” 2024 Denver East (Denver CO)
Versatile scoring point guard can get buckets off the dribble. Good student had 24 points (2 threes) vs. Utah Hype for Tru Playaz 17.
Zach White 6’4” 2026 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks CA)
Promising rising freshman has a nice blend of size and skill for the WF position. Dad is former Crespi/Encino CA and Cal star RB Russell White.
Jacob Hilliard 6’5” 2025 Hillcrest (Riverside CA)
Young wing with length and plenty of upside. Inland Empire prospect to monitor in 2025.
Gabriel Williams 6’0” 2025 Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo CA)
Young guard with deep range connected for 26 points (7 threes) vs. 3Ball 16 (CA).
Andre Cade 6’1” 2024 Sports Leadership & Management Academy (NV)
Quick ballhandler can score slashing to the cup. Had 18 points for Team Nevada Elite 16 on opening night vs. Beach Buckets 16/CA.