Pangos All-American Camp Top Performers Pt. I
LAS VEGAS, Nev.—The Pangos All-American Camp is one of the most prestigious June events every year. Over a hundred of the top prospects in the country gather in Vegas for three days of competition in front of NBA scouts, national scouts, and national media.
The event has over two decades of history with an array of some of the best NBA and college players having come through. This year’s installment was loaded as one would expect.
These were five of the very best players from the week in Sin City.
“Flory doing Flory things” was one of the recurring phrases of the week in Vegas. Half of the MVP duo of the camp, Bidunga did what he does best, and that’s own the paint.
On both ends of the floor, Bidunga was dominant around the basket. He vacuumed up improbable rebounds, looked to dunk everything, and he protected the rim as well as anyone. Bidunga was named as one of the camps Co-MVPs.
In consecutive years, forwards from Indiana have been tabbed with that distinction. Bidunga came into the weekend with Cincinnati, Indiana, Michigan, Kansas, and Auburn among the schools recruiting him the hardest. Duke appears to have joined the fold after the weekend.
Fresh off of a visit to Oregon, Cam Scott was the other MVP of the camp. This was Scott at his best.
Offensively, he showed off his athleticism with high-flying plays at the rim and speed in transition. Where he shined the most, however, was in his shotmaking. Scott was consistent, efficient with his jumper throughout the three days in Vegas. He had his shot falling from all over the floor. When he’s playing like he did at Pangos, there aren’t many that look better than him in the class.
Scott visited Oregon before going to Vegas. Auburn, Florida State, South Carolina and Texas are among the many other schools recruiting Scott.
A camp setting is typically dominated by offense, and Rob Wright certainly generated plenty of that.
One of the best point guards in the 2024 class, Wright controlled games well with the ball in his hands. He’s able to get where he wants to go as the head of the offense as a scorer and distributor. Wright attacks with a high-level blend of craft and IQ. He showed off his three-level scoring and his passing throughout the week with an average of 28.7 points to lead the camp and 4.6 assists.
Wright is a Baylor commit.
Was there someone who used this camp’s platform to up their national perception more than Larry Johnson? I’m not sure that there was.
The 6-foot-4 guard is known for his athleticism and showed that off all week with high-rising dunks. Like Scott, Johnson showed off a more well-rounded offensive bag with his shot working well for him consistently. Johnson averaged 26 points per game over his few days at the camp.
He has started to emerge as a nationally ranked prospect, and more performances like the one he had in Vegas will keep him climbing. Virginia Tech, Alabama, Missouri, Florida State, Georgia, and Tennessee are some of the schools pursuing Johnson the hardest.
Another national climber within the last several months has been Rakease Passmore, who had the gym buzzing throughout his time at Pangos.
Nursing a minor injury, Passmore played a slightly different style than we’ve become accustomed to. As has been the case for several players on this list, Passmore has been known for his explosive athleticism, but he leaned into his jumper more during the camp. Part precautionary measure, part camp setting, the different approach was welcome because it showed off more of what he can do. Passmore hit a variety of shots with efficiency. He still showed off some of that exploveness in spurts as well.
Oklahoma, Indiana, and Oregon are some of the schools that have been hardest after Passmore recently. He’s visited Indiana and Oregon.