Breakout Performers At Pangos Camp!

The 2024 Pangos All-American Camp, the 22nd edition of the top-notch summer individual showcase event annually held in Las Vegas, showed once again why the event has a something for everyone. Over its first two days, the camps showcases plenty of under-the-radar talent, a plethora of big men and some of the nation's finest perimeter players. We take a look at a duo without even one offer and some of the standout bigs.

With the grassroots event calendar getting tighter each summer because of the voluminous number of event across the country and abroad, it would be easy to focus on the elite national level talent who were unable to participate at the 2024 Pangos All-American Camp do to event conflicts or other issues, but what that accomplished from the "half full" perspective was create opportunities for other hungry college-bound players.

The Pangos All-American Camp is designed for national Top 150 prospects, but with the way college recruiting is set up nowadays with the robust NCAA transfer portal, colleges are not focused on high school players outside the Top 50 in credible national rankings, give or take 25 players. Not many of the rising seniors (2025) have committed to college yet where in year's past a handful would already by the time the event that traditionally tips-off summer commences.

Camp Director
Dinos Trigonis invited some without the national fanfare but with the talent to take a legitimate shot at being considered a national Top 150 recruit. 

Incredibly, two players, one guard and one big man, came into the camp with zero offers but will leave with plenty of national buzz. And expect the offers to come, too. The guard was 6-foot-2 Darrell Brown Jr., a 2025 prospect out of West Nottingham Academy (Colora, Md.). In the first camp game, Brown's athleticism and explosive drives to the basket turned heads. However, as the game went, it wasn't hard to evaluate that his other skills were up to par too, as Brown is a deft ball-handler and can knock down the perimeter shot enough to keep defenses honest against playing him for the drive. He plays in the mold of former USC and NBA guard Robert Pack by packing alot of punch around the rim in a small guard's body.

National scouts were a bit shocked to see Brown didn't have an official offer on the table. Which may be a first for a standout Pangos Camp player.

The post player who fell into the same offer category as Darrell Brown was 7-foot rising senior (2025) Tammar Brown of Rocktop Acadey (King of Prussia, Pa.). Now, there can be a variety of reasons why a player doesn't have an offer, especially with big men who develop in the later stages of their high school career. For the soft-spoken Brown, however, it isn't difficult to see he'll be a much improved player two years from now and has a chance to develop into a legit NBA prospect.

Tammar Brown's skill level is quickly catching up to his confidence and in the camp games he showed he can effectively compete with a deep group of camp bigs. He hit some nice turnaround shots and even a fall-away jumper with touch. Tammar Brown also does a good job of asking for the ball in prime post position, runs well and has good length and a frame that gets NBA scouts to take notice.

Expect the offers for both Browns to roll in sooner rather than later.

There were other standouts who did come into the camp with some offers, but should see there list grow. That would include, first and foremost, 6-foot-10 Cody Peck, a rising junior (2026) out of Carmel Christian (Matthews, N.C.). Peck has tremendous versatility in his offensive game, from 3-point shot making capabilities to a nifty package of finger rolls and layups. Peck is light on his feet and is one of the best upside prospects in attendance at a camp with plenty of them.

Some of the other top upside prospects among big men who should see their recruiting grow include 6-foot-10 2025 Jayden Leverett of Chapin (El Paso, Texas), 6-foot-10 Collins Onyejiaka of Newman School (Boston, Mass.) and 7-foot 2026 Keiner Asprilla of Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.).

The wings and guards who fall into this category, among others, include 6-foot 2025 Miles Sadler of Canyon International Academy (Phoenix, Ariz.), 6-foot-5 2026 Dylan Mingo of Long Island Lutheran (Glen Head, N.Y.), 6-foot-5 2026 Elias Obenyah of Salesian (Richmond, Calif.), 6-foot-7 2025 Robert Moore of AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.), 6-foot-6 2025 Jayden Vance of Bella Vista Prep (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and 6-foot-8 2026 Christian Collins of Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.).

Trigonis focused on size to fill out the depth of his camp in order to give the 26 NBA teams who had their scouts in attendance something to log in their memory bank down the line. Many of them were no doubt impressed by the activity level and upside of 6-foot-9 2025 Oswin Erhunmwunse of Putnam Science Academy (Conn.) and 7-foot-1 2025 Xavion Staton of Sierra Vista (Las Vegas, Nev.). Erhunmwunse motor is non-stop and he has the most explosive vertical pop of any big man in attendance. Staton is a relentless shot blocker who isn't afraid to challenge shots outside his area and has a bit of a nasty streak to him, to go along with being a valedictorian level student. Staton was getting challenged plenty at the rim and won a majority of the battles.

There is already some anticipation for Erhunmwunse and Staton to square off in Tuesday's Cream of the Crop Top 30 All-Star Game reserved for the camp's top performers.

That game should also include a matchup of arguably the camp's top guards: 2024 All-American Elite Team member Maleek Thomas, a 6-foot-4 dynamo out of Lincoln Park (Midland, Pa.), and 6-foot-5 2025 Brayden Burries of Roosevelt (Eastvale, Calif.). All of the desired matchups for the top all-star game have yet to be determined after two days of camp games, but it's a safe bet those two will be squaring up at some point on the camp's third and final day.

Some of the other "locks" include 6-foot-3 2025 Jerry Easter of La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.), 6-foot-3 2026 Ikenna Alozie of Dream City Christian (Glendale, Ariz.), 6-foot-6 2025 Tounde Yessoufou of St. Joseph (Santa Maria, Calif.) 6-foot-10 post-graduate Matt Gilhool of Penn Charter (Philadelphia, Pa.) and his high school teammate, 6-foot-1 2025 Jake West.

Ronnie Flores is the national Grassroots editor of He can be reached at [email protected]. Don't forget to follow him on Twitter: @RonMFlores


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