Pangos All-American Camp: Jalil Bethea, Rob Wright, Cam Scott among the Monday standouts
LAS VEGAS, NV - The second day of the Pangos All-American camp was as noteworthy as expected. With all of the talent in the building, there were plenty of takeaways from the four time slots of games.
Rob Wright is one of the very best at his position
Baylor committed Rob Wright showed that he’s one of the very best point guards in the country with a complete performance.
29 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals is how he spent his Monday afternoon.
Wright’s control and awareness are remarkable. He is completely in charge with the ball in his hands. He can get to where he wants to go as a distributor or scorer. He balances both roles well too.
Wright has been one of the leaders on a Team Final squad that has been the best on the EYBL circuit. He wins a lot of games, and he showed off his impact on Monday afternoon.
Jalil Bethea shows more of his game
Let’s keep it Team Final.
While he’s impressed most as a shooter recently, Jalil Bethea used the afternoon slate on Monday to show off more of what he can do well.
At first, it was his playmaking that stood out. Bethea created for everyone around him before doing so for himself. He had 6 assists recorded, and that seems accurate based on how well he was distributing the ball.
He still packed a scoring punch with 18 points, but it was his athleticism that was on display, not his shooting. Bethea soared for big dunks and used his speed to get to the rim and finish.
He rose significantly in HoopSeen’s most recent update, but he’s showing that there’s more room to rise for him.
Mercy Miller heats up in the desert
Vegas isn’t a cold place, and Mercy Miller certainly wasn’t cold during the afternoon slate. The Houston commit lit it up from beyond the arc with 7-10 shooting from deep and 27 points.
He added another good game in the evening slate with a few more threes and finishes at the basket too.
Miller has been one of the most outstanding players of the weekend thus far.
Larry Johnson stays hot
The discussion about players of the camp has to include Larry Johnson.
After being one of Friday night’s best, he added a big Saturday night game to his resume.
It was his jumper that shined above all else. Johnson had his shot working well for him, and of course, he added several athletic finishes at the rim.
Cam Scott keeps it rolling
Fresh off of a visit to Oregon, Cam Scott has been one of the standouts of the week.
He’s been making shots from all over the floor consistently, he’s played with an attacking mindset, and he’s shown off his athleticism plenty of times.
Scott ended his day with his best performance of the camp. 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
A different side of Rakease Passmore
Rakease Passmore is one of the most athletically gifted players in the 2024 class, but he’s been dealing with some heel soreness, so his explosion hasn’t been on display as much as most of us are used to.
Where he’s excelled, however, has been from the perimeter. Passmore closed with another 5 of 7 game from the 3-point line. He’s shown that he can shoot in the past, and we’re seeing a heavier dosage of shots from deep from him this weekend. It’s working for him though.
He had 25 more points in the night cap.
More quick hitters
Bryce Heard has done a little bit of everything well. He’s a swiss army knife on the floor that won’t wow in any particular area, but it’s the totality of his production that has stood out.
One of the biggest 2024 risers, Derrion Reid played well to close the afternoon slate. He ended with 20 points and was efficient from the 3-point line.
Adam Njie had some impressive moments with his shifty handling and ability to get to the basket. From there, he was able to make nice passes and score at the rim. He closed his day on a high note with a 21-point game.
Tounde Yessoufou has had a good weekend. He’s been consistent as a scorer—no surprise there—and he’s made good passes throughout the games I’ve seen him in.
Pape N’Diaye held down the post well on defense. He got off the floor well as a shot blocker.