The 2023 Pangos Premier 80 Showcase tipped-off the July Live Period on the West Coast last month on July 6th at McBride HS (Long Beach CA), showcasing a group of approximately 80 top prospects nationwide representing 19 different states and drawing a substantial number of college coaches. Top scouts on-hand included Frank Burlison, Ronnie Flores, Devin Ugland and Paul Hernandez. BallerTV live-streamed all the games (with play-by-play) and are available 24/7 for replay at: https://www.ballertv.com/events/pangos-premier-80-showcase-2023
There was a deep pool of quality prospects present this year (I counted at least 50-plus prospects that had short-term or long-term potential to be D1 prospects).
In Part I of this report, I highlighted 30 of the top players that stood out to me (in alphabetical order): https://nbnmagazine.com/2023-pangos-premier-80-showcase-part-i-trigonis-top-30/
In this subsequent Part II of this event recap, I will note additional players worthy of being noted (in alphabetical order).
Trigonis Best of Rest
Harry Adam 6’6” 2024 Our Savior Lutheran (Bronx NY)
Skilled and heady wing with size and excellent grades (3.7 GPA).
Michael Aikhionbare 6’8″ 2024 Washington (Los Angeles CA)
Agile forward is quick off his feet and in transition.
Jaden Bailes 6’2” 2026 St. Augustine (San Diego CA)
Young and promising scoring lead guard shoots the “3” with confidence and has the requisite quickness to elude on-ball pressure as well as get to the basketball in a hurry. Good student (3.3 GPA) has an athletic and chiseled physique that allows him to be effective against older and stronger opponents. Legit D1 prospect.
Jayden Barnes 6’0” 2024 Garfield (Los Angeles CA)
Tough and rugged PG competes on every play and was one of the top on-ball defenders here. Jayden does not turn the ball over, has real drive and kick ability and can knock down open shots. Father Jamaal played at Cal State Dominguez Hills and uncle Julius Barnes was an All-Pac12 point guard at Stanford (1999-2003).
Cole Boake 6’4” 2024 University (San Francisco CA)
Smart PG with high basketball IQ and underrated scoring skills is drawing Ivy League interest from schools like Columbia. Bay City Warriors standout.
Aidan Bolden 6’7” 2026 PCA Academy (Murfreesboro TN)
Young bull PF is bouncy at the rim and very physical inside. Mid-South rising soph is a must-track for mid-majors on up.
Tyler Bright 6’9” 2026 Liberty (Henderson NV)
Young and burly PF plays with energy and is a stellar student (3.8 GPA).
Fischer Brown 6’5” 2024 Fergus (Lewistown MT)
Rangy WG can shoot the rock and is a very underrated defender. Very good student too (3.4 GPA/22 ACT).
Tracy Bryden 6’9” 2024 West Ranch (Santa Clarita CA)
Wide-body takes up space in the paint and is a regular visitor on the glass.
William Bryson III 6’2” 2026 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks CA)
Very promising young guard with feathery outside touch has real mid-high major potential.
Isaiah Carter 6’8” 2025 Golden Valley (Merced CA)
Rugged post-player can both play with his back to the basket as well as face-up from distance. Excellen student too (3.5 GPA).
Micah Cole 6’7” 2025 Sanger (CA)
Long and athletic forward can guard both inside and out on the perimeter. Very good student (3.5 GPA) can score with regularity around the cup and has intriguing long term potential.
Jaden Erami 6’2” 2025 Bosco Tech (Rosemead CA)
One of SoCal’s hidden rising junior gems has been making noise this summer. High scoring combo-guard is a good student (3.2 GPA).
Steven Evans-Glynn 6’4” 2025 San Ysidro (CA)
Sleek and athletic WG is a very capable slashing scorer. Good student (3.3 GPA) is also a rangy defender. D-I upside here is hard to ignore.
Rocco Gaffoglio 5’11” 2025 Foothill (Santa Ana CA)
Don’t let Rocco’s lack of size fool you. Gaffoglio is one of SoCal’s premier shooters from deep and has the quickness off the dribble to create his own shot as well. Good student (3.2 GPA) too.
D’Andre Harrison 6’5” 2025 Perry (Gilbert AZ)
Strong and sturdy WF is an excellent defender that plays winning basketball. Terrific glue guy scores through contact with improved range on jump shot. Good student (3.3 GPA) and high character kid has real D1 potential.
Jeremy Jackson Jr. 6’3” 2025 Columbia Academy (Columbia TN)
Aggressive WG is an effective slashing scorer and a harassing defender. Good student (3.0 GPA/22 ACT).
Johnnie Jones 6’4” 2025 Fairfield (CA)
Active wing is a solid defender and loves to drive the rock to the cup.
Tylan Lewis 6’2” 2025 Independence (Thompson’s Station TN)
Speedy lead guard can really push it in transition and is an excellent student (3.7 GPA).
Jacob Lilliard 6’6” 2025 Hillcrest (Riverside CA)
Agile forward is fluid in transition and a more than solid rebounder.
Steven Melina 6’4” 2026 Oak Park (CA)
Confident wing scorer has nice academic credentials (3.7 GPA).
Kelby (KJ) Miller 6’3” 2024 Layton (UT)
Strong WG with a potent perimeter stroke is an excellent student (3.7 GPA).
Varon Mitchell 6’4” 2025 Edison (Fresno CA)
Athletic WG with plenty of promise and a not too shabby 3.5 GPA.
Trae Nunn 6’5” 2026 Waxahachie (TX)
Well-built young lead guard has the strength to drive by defenders as well as finish at the rim. Very good passer and rebounder for size too. Off the charts student (4.5 GPA) has the work-ethic, drive and potential to be one of the nation’s top high-academic D1 prospects in his class.
Ahmari Otis 5’11” 2026 De Anza (CA)
Cat-quick PG is hard to stop off the bounce and has real scoring skills. Very good student (3.5 GPA) is yet another high-quality young D1 prospect in California’s loaded 2026 class.
Abram Potts 6’2” 2025 San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno CA)
Sharpshooting lead guard can dial from distance and is a good student (3.2 GPA). Potts was recently offered by Fresno Pacific.
Kavon Ray 6’2” 2024 LA Premier Prep (Los Angeles CA)
Quick and nifty combo-guard is a streaky shooter that can explode at the rim. Talent is there but consistency is the key.
Silas Rodriguez 6’0” 2025 San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno CA)
Savvy floor-general knows how to run a squad and is a very good student (3.5 GPA).
Eutrevian Sanders 6’4” 2024 Acellus Academy (Alamogordo NM)
Heady lead guard is a pin-point passer and good student (3.2 GPA)
Gabaree Scott 6’8″ 2025 Washington (Los Angeles CA)
Very improved PF is an effective rim-runner and solid rebounder.
Matthew Selmon 6’2” 2024 Bishop Walsh (Cumberland MD)
Speedy playmaker is hard to contain off the dribble and can apply stiff on-ball defensive pressure. Good student (3.1 GPA) can really create separation off the bounce.
Noah Sowunmi 6’4” 2024 Paradise Valley (Phoenix AZ)
Another Factory AZ underrated wing with real ability to score in transition.
Parker Spees 6’7” 2026 San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno CA)
Very skilled and promising young forward with top-notch grades (4.0 GPA) and the foundation to be a heavily recruited West Coast D1 recruit.
Jaylen Valdez 6’2” 2025 Capital Christian (Sacramento CA)
Crafty playmaker is also a fine student (3.5 GPA).
Tre Walker 5’10” 2025 Silas (Tacoma WA)
Tough as nails scoring PG with very confident shooting stroke and yo-yo handle. Solid student (3.0 GPA) too.
Tommy Wight 6’8” 2024 Thunderridge (Highland Ranch CO)
Nimble forward is a multi-dimensional player sporting an impressive 3.7 GPA.
Jeremy Williams 6’4” 2024 Etiwanda (CA)
Strong wing with bounce at the run, this Summit (Fontana CA) transfer is also a very good student (3.5 GPA).