Long Beach, CA – Thursday, July 6th, Dinos Trigonis hosted the annual Pangos Premier 80 Showcase, which features 80 top prospects from the West and beyond. The event is invite-only and players are placed on teams of 10 players maximum. Each player plays in 2 showcase games and the event is an NCAA Certified event that features coaches from all levels of college basketball in attendance.
This article takes a look at 20 standout performers from the Pangos Premier 80 Showcase. There is no rank order to this list of players, but players are listed in alphabetical order. The article below includes the following information: all relevant player information, how they performed in the Premier 80, and a short description of the player’s skill set. We begin this article with the springy and athletic Ray Adams.
2024 6’7 Rayvon Adams (North Thurston/Olympia WA)
Adams is an athletic and lengthy wing/forward that dominates the boards, protects the rim, and can take flight down the lane or in the open court. Adams had 12 points in his opening game, followed by 10 points in his 2nd game and made his presence felt in countless ways throughout the event. Adams has the handles and moves to create off the wing, has nice touch on shots around the basket, and can space the floor with the 3-ball. Adams controls the glass, can push the ball up the court, uses his bounce and wingspan to be an effective shot blocker, and has the lateral quickness and length to defend on the perimeter, as well as in the post.
2026 6’2 Jaden Bailes (St. Augustine/San Diego CA)
Bailes is a shifty lead guard that can create for others but excels when he is looking to create his own offense. Bailes had two impressive showings, as he would have 18 points in his first game and followed that up with a 21-point showing as one of the top overall scorers at the event. Bailes has solid handles, a good burst of speed off the bounce, and is accurate with the 3-ball off the bounce. Bailes has nice touch on the floater, moves to shake his defender, and the strength to finish through contact at the basket. Bailes has solid court vision to find open teammates when on the attack, as he finds ways to get into the teeth of the defense.
2026 6’2 Kaiden Bailey (Orange Lutheran/Irvine CA)
Bailey is a scoring guard that can put up points in volume with the ability to score it from 3-levels in a variety of ways. Bailey had a quiet opening game but turned it up in his 2nd game scoring a game-high 24 points. Bailey has solid handles, shifty moves to create space from his opponent, the ability to take and make tough perimeter shots off the dribble, and has limitless range with the 3-ball. Bailey does a solid job on the boards, which allows him to get out in the open court and push the pace of play to get to his shot spots. Keeps relentless pressure on the defense by staying in attack mode throughout the game.
2025 6’2 Solomon Bailey (Crossroads/Santa Monica CA)
Bailey is an athletic guard/slasher that keeps relentless pressure on the defense with his ability to get to the basket and make crowd-pleasing dunks in the open court. Bailey was one of the top scorers of the event with games of 12 points and 27 points respectively, with the 27-point game being the single-game high for the Premier 80. Bailey has an explosive burst of speed off the bounce, is a creative and acrobatic finisher around or over the rim, has good body control through traffic in the paint, and is accurate with great lift on the mid-range jumper. Bailey looks to create turnovers on defense, which he turns to offense quickly in the open court.
2024 6’5 Bishop Brooks (Taft/Woodland Hills CA)
Brooks is a physical combo guard that attacks downhill, gets tough buckets through traffic, and has the court vision to find open teammates when on the attack. Brooks had games of 12 points and 14 points in his two showcase games. Brooks has solid handles, changes direction with purpose to keep his defender off balance, does a solid job on the glass to push the ball in the open court, and has the court awareness to find open teammates when on the drive or in transition. Brooks gets good lift on his mid-range jumper, where he connects with frequency, and has good body control to absorb contact and still get his shot off.
2025 6’7 Micah Cole (Sanger/CA)
Cole is a lengthy and athletic wing/forward that does a great job of rim running, controlling the glass, and protecting the rim. Cole had an impressive showing in his 2nd game, as he would score 12 points and did a great job of making himself available in the open court or around the basket for drop-off passes. Cole does a solid job on the glass, outlets to primary ball handlers and outlets, and has nice touch around the basket. Defensively, Cole has the quickness and length to defend on the perimeter or in the post, and is an effective shot blocker. Cole was one of the more surprising prospects at the Premier 80 and with continued work on his perimeter game, he could be an intriguing next-level prospect.
2024 6’8 Derelle Desire (Juan Diego/Draper UT)
Desire is a lengthy and active forward that protects the basket, controls the boards, and has great touch around the cup. Desire made his presence felt on the glass and had one of the top plays of the event with a clean rejection on an attempted transition dunk, as well as a pair of 9-point scoring outputs in his 2 games. Desire has solid footwork in the paint, the moves to shake his defender, and nice touch on the mid-post jumper with the ability to space the floor with the 3-ball. Desire controls the glass, has enough handle to push off the glass, and good court vision to find cutting players from the high post. Long and athletic forward that has the agility to switch off on smaller players and the frame to defend in the post as a versatile on-ball defender.
2026 6’7 Christian Collins (St. Bernard’s/Playa del Rey CA)
Collins is a lengthy and athletic wing that impacts both ends of the court with his ability to score and defend multiple positions. Collins has a long wingspan and good lateral movement to stay in front of smaller perimeter defenders, as well and the height and length to guard in the post effectively. He has the ability to alter shots on the wing and in the post. Offensively, Collins has a smooth handle, makes great use of the wide crossover to get by his initial defender, and with his height and length is able to get his jumper off over most defenders with accuracy from the mid-range. Collins has good hands and nice touch on finishes in the paint and was one of the best long-term prospects at the event.
2025 6’1 Nick Jefferson (Bishop Gorman/Las Vegas CA)
Jefferson is a quick and shifty lead guard that is capable of scoring in bunches or making plays for others when on the attack. Jefferson had a solid opening game with 12 points, but displayed his ability to create his own offense in his 2nd game with 23 points connecting on 4 threes. Jefferson has solid handles, moves to create space from his defender off the dribble, nice burst of speed off the bounce, gets downhill with a purpose, and is a creative finisher over size in the paint. Jefferson has range with the 3-ball, has nice touch on floaters and jumpers from the mid-range, and is a good on-ball defender, with quick feet and active hands to create turnovers.
2025 6’6 Jayden Harris (Woodward/Los Angeles CA)
Harris is a lengthy and active wing/forward that showed he can score the ball from various spots and is a versatile defender. Harris had a solid 11 points in his opening game, which was followed up with a 20-point showing in his 2nd showcase game. Harris makes nice use of the hesitation move to create separation from his defender, has nice footwork to get open looks from the mid-range, accurate with the 3-ball off the dribble or the catch and shoot, and has the court vision to make plays when on the attack. Harris does a solid job on the glass, has enough handle to push the ball up the court, and has good touch around the cup.
2025 6’2 Chris Holland (Poly/Riverside CA)
Holland is a guard/wing that can score in volumes from various spots on the floor, as well as being a versatile perimeter defender. Holland was productive as a scorer at the Premier 80, with games of 19 points and 17 points respectively, connecting on 4 threes over the 2 games. Holland has good handles, the moves to create space from his defender off the dribble, gets good lift on his perimeter shot, and is accurate with the 3-ball off the bounce or the catch-and-shoot. Holland does a solid job on the boards, gets the ball out in the open court, and has the court vision to make plays in transition or the half-court setting to cutting teammates. Holland is a solid on-ball defender, has good length and active hands to disrupt passing lanes, and turns defense to offense routinely.
2024 6’4 Presley Ibeh (Highland Prep/Surprise AZ)
Ibeh is a physical and athletic guard/wing that can bully his way through traffic or make shots off the dribble. Ibeh had one of the better showings at the Premier 80, as he would score 16 points and 14 points respectively, and showed he could score in a variety of ways. Ibeh has a strong handle on the ball, makes nice use of the hesitation to get his defender off balance, and has the frame to get downhill and finish through contact at the basket. Ibeh has good moves to create off the dribble, is effective with the perimeter shot, and opens up driving lanes with his effectiveness from the 3-point line. Ibeh is a tough on-ball defender, uses his physicality to take the ball from his opponent, and creates turnovers that lead to open-court buckets.
2025 6’7 Caspian Jones (St. Mary’s/Phoenix AZ)
Jones is a physical and skilled wing/forward that can score in volume from a variety of spots on the floor, and a versatile defender on the wing and in the post. Jones had 7 points in his first game, but got it going in the 2nd game to finish with 14 points. Jones controls the glass with the handle to push the ball up the floor, is strong enough with height to defend in the paint, as well as the foot speed and agility to switch on smaller perimeter players. Offensively, Jones has good handles, moves to attack off the wing, gets downhill, has good lift on the mid-range jumper, and has the frame to absorb contact through traffic at the basket. Jones can space the floor with the 3-ball, which opens up lanes for him to attack.
2025 6’8 Nikolas Khamenia (Harvard-Westlake/Studio City CA)
Khamenia is a lengthy and versatile wing/forward that can operate in the post, as well as off the perimeter making him difficult to defend. Khamenia had his full skill set on display at the Premier 80, as he showed he is a true 3-level scoring threat, makes great reads from the high post, and controls the boards on both ends. Khamenia had games of 18 points and 12 points and was arguably the top overall player at the event. Khamenia uses his size and moves to back down smaller defenders, has the height to get off his smooth mid-range shot he hits with consistency, has nice footwork to spin away from taller defenders, and is a creative scorer around the cup. On the perimeter, Khamenia has the handle to create off the bounce, spreads the floor with accuracy on the 3-ball, has the court vision to make plays when on the attack, and controls the glass to push the pace of play in the open court. There is a lot to like about the overall versatility of his game and he is receiving a lot of attention from PAC-12 schools and other HM programs, and will be a key factor for the Wolverines in their pursuit to defend their Open Division State Title.
2024 6’8 Ring Nyeri (Liberty/Peoria AZ)
Nyeri is a rangy, long and athletic forward that leaves his imprint on both ends of the court and has great touch around the basket. There was not much debate on who the top overall player was at the event, as Nyeri would score 22 points and 18 points respectively, along with countless rebounds, block shots, dunks, etc. that left coaches and scouts impressed with his long-term potential. Nyeri has a massive wingspan, which allows him to be an elite shot blocker and rim protector, he controls the glass on both ends and earns a lot of points off second chance opportunities, and has great touch on finishes around the basket. Nyeri has enough of a handle to create off the dribble, is capable of spacing the floor from the perimeter, and looks to flush anything near the basket. He has solid footwork, good timing and instincts in the paint, and can push the ball off the glass to get the transition offense going.
2026 6’3 Elias Obenyah (Salesian Prep/Richmond CA)
Obenyah is a lengthy and skilled wing/guard that keeps relentless pressure on the defense and has the moves to score in creative ways around size in the paint. Obenyah is coming off a great month of June with his high school team, and that level of play carried over to the Premier 80. Obenyah had 13 points in his opening showcase game before bursting out with one of the top-scoring outputs of 22 points in his 2nd game. Obenyah has solid handles, the moves to get by his defender, does not waste dribbles and gets downhill to attack the defense, and has a variety of moves to score in the paint around and over size, as he uses his footwork and spin moves to shake opponents around the cup. Obenyah uses the long crossover to create separation on the perimeter, is effective with the perimeter shot off the dribble, and has great court vision to find open teammates in tight windows moving off the ball. He does a solid job on the glass, plays with a great motor, and is rising up the ranks of players in the 2026 class and should be a name to know on the national stage.
2025 5’11 Silas Rodriguez (San Joaquin Memorial/Fresno CA)
Rodriguez is a lead guard that makes plays for others, but also has the moves and accuracy to get his own buckets. Rodriguez had an impressive showing at the Premier 80, with games of 16 points and 13 points respectively. Rodriguez has good handles, makes nice use of the hesitation to create space from his opponent, has a good burst of speed to get by his defender, and is a crafty shot-maker in the paint over height. Rodriguez is accurate from the perimeter, moves well off the ball for catch-and-shoot opportunities, and has a nice stop-and-pop mid-range jumper. He has solid court vision, finds open teammates when on the attack, and keeps relentless pressure on the opposing defense, as he is constantly looking to get into the paint and make plays.
2024 6’2 Matthew Selmon (Bishop Walsh/Cumberland MD)
Solomon is a strong and skilled lead guard that can beardown a defense and make plays for others, with the ability to create his own shots. Solomon was on a team with two of the top scorers in the event, which allowed him to showcase his on-ball, point guard skills as a facilitator and playmaker. He has a tight handle on the ball, makes good uses of the hesitation to change pace and direction, has touch on the floater over height, and the moves to get into the paint routinely, where he has the court vision to find players in tight windows. Solomon has good moves to create separation from his opponent, and was most lethal with the stop-and-pop mid-range jumper.
2025 6’2 Jaylen Valdez (Capital Christian/Sacramento CA)
Valdez is a combo guard that scores in volume from 3-levels and has the moves to create his own offense, as well as make plays for others. Valdez keeps the ball on a string, has shifty moves to create separation from his opponent, makes great use of the crossover to get his defender off balance, gets downhill once by his man, and is a creative scorer around the basket. Valdez has the moves to create his own perimeter shots off the dribble, is a 3-level scoring threat, and is fastly rising as one of the better 2025 Norcal prospects. Valdez is a solid on-ball defender, gets into his opponent’s dribbling space, and generates turnovers, which lead to instant offense in the open court.
2025 6’9 Dallas Washington (Santa Margarita Catholic/Rancho Santa Margarita CA)
Washington is a lengthy wing/forward that can space the ball from beyond the arc, controls the glass, and has improved court vision to make plays in the open court. Washington had games of 14 points and 12 points respectively, and scored it from a variety of places on the court. Washington has solid handles, moves to create off the perimeter, footwork and size to operate in the post, has nice touch around the cup, and protects the rim. Washington does a solid job on the glass, which allows him to push the ball in transition with the vision to find players in the open court.