LA VEGAS – This year, the Pangos All American camp ended with some of the best talent in the country gathered here in Las Vegas, Nevada. While this weekend’s slate of games consisted of an engrossing style of play and extremely high scoring, I take a look at some of the standouts.
’23PF Xavier Booker
One of the biggest stock jumps in the latest ranking update, Xavier Booker supported his ranking as one of the best players of the weekend. Booker’s wingspan and athleticism immediately stood out and he was able to knock down a few shots from the perimeter, finishing around the edge and showing his versatility at 6-foot-10.
As for recruiting, Booker told 247Sports over the weekend that Duke, Kansas, Notre Dame and Ohio State are potential visiting destinations while officially visiting Indiana, Michigan State and Purdue.
’23C Isaiah Miranda
As one of the most skilled bigs in the class, Isaiah Miranda was impressive throughout and played with a lot of confidence. The 7-footer showed he wasn’t your typical big basket back thanks to his ability to hold multiple positions, stretch the ground and finish around the rim.
Currently ranked in the top 25, Miranda is expected to make an official visit to Georgetown this week. He will also be looking to make official visits to LSU and UConn, who have shown keen interest in the talented big man.
’24 SF Isaiah Abraham
6ft 6in wing Isaiah Abraham was a player I was raised on and he backed that up with that performance last spring and this weekend. Abraham has good positional size, can hold multiple positions, is a top athlete who has finished around the rim regularly through lobs or taking it to the rim himself. He also showcased his shooting ability which he is making great progress on. Georgetown, Kansas State and Virginia are among the schools involved.
’23PF Sam Walter
Fresh off his engagement in Alabama, four-star composite Sam Walter had an effective shooting performance. Walter moves well for his size, has great length, athleticism and is good at catching and shooting to really spread the ground. Walter’s is an all-around four with high potential and is a strong start for Alabama’s 2023 recruiting class.
’24 PG Elliot Gift
One of the weekend’s best passers, four-star point guard Elliot Gift makes a lot of noise with his play. Gift is crafty on the ball, athletic, and his shifting makes it very difficult for defenders to stay in front of him. Texas Tech, Syracuse and Tennesse are among the schools involved.
’24C yves missi
While the Top 30 big man yves missi is somewhat new to the scene, he has stood out in a big way and will be a player for colleges to follow in the class of 2024. At 6-foot-10, Missi is a power finisher, has advanced offensive skill around the rim, and runs the ground very well for someone his size. Defensively, he can also protect the rim and move his feet.
Missi already has offers from Michigan, Indiana and DePaul, among others.
23′ SG Wesley Yates
The game’s top 60 MVP, four-star shooter Wesley Yates put stitches in a hurry after getting hot at depth. Yates’ tight grip, shot creation and ability to warm up make him one of the most coveted guards in the nation.
In terms of recruiting, Yates has already made three official visits to Auburn, Stanford and Washington with Arkansas and Gonzaga as other visit opportunities.