*This is a special report by Arizona native and HS basketball scout George Courtney
The Pangos Platform touches down in Arizona during the 2nd Spring Live Period Weekend with the Pangos Terrific 24 Event. Pangos is the top independent grassroots circuit in the world as the platform has numerous successful alumni (NBA Lottery Picks, Elite High Majors). This event was refreshing because it drew in a lot of under the radar prospects who have good potential as well. Here are the few that caught my eye:
Jacey Bagley 5-11 2025 Bingham (UT) Utah Force 10th Red
A playmaking point guard who has a nice feel for the game. In the game I observed, Bagley was decisive and knew how to strike the iron when it’s hot. He came up huge in hitting key shots to regain his team’s momentum. A three level scorer who can facilitate, he would be a nice get for a small college needing a point guard who makes the right play.
Isaiah Beh 6-2 2026 Murray (UT) Salt Lake Metro 2025
Beh is a good looking wing prospect with great upside. He has a fantastic motor and runs the floor on both ends. A strong defender, Beh thrives in locking down opponents and transitions quickly in filling lanes. His ability to leak out into the open court makes him a lethal threat as he has fantastic finishing ability. His game grew on me because of his athletic ability and relentless motor. A nice prospect for coaches to follow as his best basketball is ahead of him.
Darren Bylund 6-5 2025 Spring Creek (UT) Salt Lake Metro 2025
A nice wing prospect who has good size and three level scoring ability. Bylund has a nice shooting stroke with qa uick release. He also gets after it on the defensive end. I think he has the upside to be a good sleeper prospect especially if he keeps grinding and developing as he has a strong foundation.
Bromo Dorn 6-4 2025 Seabury Hall (HI) Na Koa Basketball
Dorn is an athletic, lengthy wing who can handle the rock and score at all three levels. He has a smooth stroke with the ability to convert from long range. Dorn’s game grew on me over the event as he has a chance to be a nice sleeper prospect. Colleges should follow this young man as I feel he has a high ceiling if he keeps evolving his game and playing at a high level.
Jay-Juan Gould 6-1 2024 PhHoenix Prep (AZ) UTA Fieldhouse 17U Gold
Gould recently announced his intent to reclass to 2024 and enrolled at PhHoenix Prep for his senior season. An athletic combo guard who has the ability to finish above the rim, Gould looks to slash and use his quick jab step to blow past weaker guards. He also has the decisionmaking and playmaking ability to get his teammates involved. He also utilizes his pure athleticism to be a solid defender. The reclass could help his recruiting stock.
Keaka Kauhane 6-0 2024 Kapaa (HI) Na Koa Basketball
Kauhane’s play can be summed up as a stick of dynamite. He competes hard on both ends of the floor with a solid motor. An extremely skilled southpaw point guard, Kauhane is probably one of the best facilitators in this report. He has a knack for finding open teammates, however can light it up at all three levels. Kauhane would be a solid pickup at a smaller college.
Dante Landis 6-7 2023 Bradshaw Mountain (AZ) PVB
Landis is a good sleeper prospect with good length and size. He has a good motor and runs the floor to compete on both ends. I like his ability to get to the rim, finishing ability and mid-range game. His length is a problem for opponents and he utilizes it well. If he spent time at a JUCO with further development, he could be a solid low to mid major prospect.
Amari Lawrence 6-4 2023 Bradshaw Mountain (AZ) PVB
Lawrence has tremendous athletic ability with a solid frame. He is weighing his JUCO options. He is a bigger shooting guard who has three level scoring ability. He thrives in attacking downhill but shows the ability to convert from long range. I think after his JUCO career he has a high ceiling to land at a low major.
Hunter Marumoto 6-3 2024 Maryknoll (HI) We Rise Elite
Marumoto impressed as he is a really skilled combo guard with great three level scoring ability. He has a tight handle and displayed it regularly by being able to navigate through traffic. Marumoto utilizes his vision to hit open teammates or anticipate passes to collect steals. He was very impressive as he is such a fundamentally sound prospect. Marumoto would be a steal for the right college system.
Zion Milare 5-9 2024 Maryknoll (HI) We Rise Elite
Milare would be a solid pickup for a small college needing a skilled combo guard. He can facilitate and score at all three levels. His smooth stroke and quick release sold me as he is a nice scorer from all three levels. He has the ability to guard bigger guards as he is tough as nails. I really enjoyed his IQ and decision making ability as he seemed to make the right play at the right time. Another solid under the radar combo guard.
Danye Sypho 6-3 2025 Heritage Academy Laveen (AZ) Southwest Rebels 16s
Sypho is an intriguing under the radar slashing wing. He has a solid frame with superior athleticism. He passed the eye test right away and showed his ability to slice and dice through traffic and finish at the rim. Sypho still has room to grow however as he has tremendous upside and a high ceiling. I am confident his Coach Mike O’Guinn will develop his skills, IQ, and get the best out of him.
Andre Thomas 6-6 2024 Poston Butte (AZ) AZ Reach 17U
Thomas is a hidden gem find as he is a tall guard with good scoring ability. He utilizes his size and length to get to the rim, disrupt passing lanes to deflect passes, block shots and cause mismatches defensively. I like his slashing ability and how he navigates the floor through traffic. A sleeper prospect with good potential.
Mason Tolley 5-11 2025 Cottonwood (UT) Salt Lake Metro 2025
Tolley is a crafty point guard who carves up opponents to get to the rim or dish off to open cutting teammates. This kid has a very high IQ and feel for the game. He is one of the main reasons for his team’s success in this event as he is a game changer. A tough no-nonsense guard who thrives in finishing through contact, he plays fearlessly. He would be a solid pickup for a smaller school.
Ayndra Uperesa-Thomas 6-4 2024 Punahou (HI) We Rise Elite
A physical and athletic wing with a solid frame, Uperesa-Thomas is a stout defender who utilizes his size and athleticism to lock up opponents. He rebounds well for his size and has a good motor that moves well horizontally and laterally. A downhill wing, Uperesa-Thomas uses his strong frame and athleticism to bully opponents while being able to finish through contact. He is a solid sleeper prospect for coaches to keep their eye on with elite athleticism.
Carter Vijayaraghavan 6-5 2025 American Prep Academy (UT) Utah Force 10th Red
Vijayaraghavan is a good looking small college center who has soft hands to finish inside and at the mid-range. He runs the floor and has an old school center’s skill set. I liked the way he uses his body and competes for rebounds on both ends of the floor. This is another solid small college prospect to keep a tab on. His stock will rise if he grows a few more inches.
Johqa Webb 6-3 2025 Inglewood College Prep (CA) UTA Fieldhouse 17 Silver
Webb is an athletic shooting guard with good length. He utilizes his athleticism to his advantage as he fills transition lanes and looks to push the pace. I really liked his length as he utilizes his reach to rebound, disrupt passing lanes, and block shots. Webb is another prospect who has his best years ahead of him.
Ben Wilder 6-5 2023 Wing Bradshaw Mountain (AZ) PVB
The Yavapai College commit will look to utilize competing in the ACCAC to find a four year home. Wilder has a great basketball IQ, three level scoring ability and handles. Wilder has a great ceiling and desire to compete. I expect him to help his team next season compete at a high level in the tough ACCAC. He could be a solid d2 prospect in the future.