Author: Anthony Ray

The Pangos Best of Arizona League concluded on Wednesday evening with more exciting basketball action, as the league went on for a month and included numerous elite prospects from different classes within the state of Arizona. Organized by Pangos Director and top-rated national scout Dinos Trigonis, the league again was strong and enjoyable to watch each night, as top-rated prospects proved their value among their peers, and many lesser known prospects made names for themselves and caught the attention of the scouts and media involved. With the conclusion of the league, two prospects were selected as CO-Most Valuable Players for…

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Another one of the top unsigned prospects in Arizona’s 2022 Class has elected to head the post-graduate route, and will spend next season at a prep school program on the East Coast. Brophy Prep’s talented and athletic 6-foot-7 senior forward Trey Phillips mulled over his many options for his college future, but in the end, it made the most sense to go to a prep school program, where Phillips will further his development as a player and look to expand his recruiting options. Phillips recently took a visit to The Winchendon School in Massachusetts and really enjoyed the program. Phillips…

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One of the top unsigned prospects in Arizona’s 2022 Class has decided to head the post-graduate route and will attend a prep school next fall. St. Mary’s High School’s ultra-athletic 6-foot-7 unsigned senior Garrison Phelps, one of the most athletic wing prospects in the country, will attend a prep school program in the Midwest for a post-graduate season – a decision that will pay major benefits for Phelps in his college recruitment next year. Recently, Phelps announced that he would be attending Pike Prepatory Academy in Indiana next fall, where he will spend his post-graduate year, and look to build…

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In very exciting fashion, Brophy Prep’s 6-foot-4 senior guard Patrick Chew leaped off the recruiting board and signed a national letter of intent with Murray State University – a tremendous signing by Chew after going some time without signing, and being one of the state’s top unsigned prospects. After going under the radar, in a sense, for months, Chew has landed at one of the top mid-major Division-I college programs in the country. Chew is coming off a strong senior season, where he helped lead his Brophy Prep team to a tremendous season and a 25-3 overall record. Brophy Prep…

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The wait finally ended for the college decision for one of the elite post players in America’s 2022 Class, as AZ Compass Prep’s 7-foot, 200-pound senior post Adrame Diongue made his college decision – electing to sign a national letter of intent with Washington State University and Head Coach Kyle Smith and his staff. The decision was a big one for Diongue, who narrowed down his list of schools before making his big decision to play in the PAC-12 Conference. Diongue signed with Washington State after trimming his list of schools down to a final five that included UNLV, Kentucky,…

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After amazing success the last two years, the┬áSection 7 Event┬áhas taken the state of Arizona, and Arizona basketball as a whole, to completely another level. While waiting for the moment for college coaches to hit the road again during an NCAA Evaluation period, basketball enthusiasts, players, high school and club coaches, and even college coaches got much more than they bargained for with the Section 7 Event the last two years. Last year, the Arizona basketball community wanted a chance to see top prospects physically evaluated once more by college coaches, after a long pandemic season that damaged the recruiting…

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This week, Apollo High School’s terrific senior guard Ahamed Mohamed announced that he had found his college home – deciding to sign with West Texas A&M, one of the top Division-II programs in the country. Mohamed had an excellent high school career, capped off by a stellar senior season in which he poured in serious numbers and did all he could to help his Hawks win – every night. One of my favorite players and student-athletes in the West, Mohamed was more than well deserving of many college offers, and in the end, he found a program that appreciates his…

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One of my favorite prospects in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) last season was 6-foot-5 freshman wing Kingdom Artis. Chandler-Gilbert Junior College had a good performance in the ACCAC last season, led by terrific Head Coach Steve Silsby and his staff. Chandler-Gilbert finished third among Division-II junior colleges in the conference and competed all season for the league title. The play of Artis was a nice contribution to this team, as he was one of the more versatile defenders in the conference, and shot a very high percentage from the field. Artis is now looking to build on…

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Arizona’s 2023 Class of prospects is very talented for sure, and one of the elite prospects in the class is coming off a very good junior season, while also developing nicely as a college prospect. Maricopa High School’s 6-foot-8 junior wing prospect Kevin Patton Jr. is a really nice talent that college coaches need to take a very hard look at, as he has excellent potential and upside for the future, combined with a nice overall skillset. After changing high school programs last season, Patton had his best season to date of his young career and has a couple Division-I…

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The top available Arizona high school prospect in Arizona’s high school ranks, Mesquite High School’s star senior guard Nate Calmese has found his fit, and has given a verbal commitment to Lamar University, a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Calmese recently took an official recruiting visit to the school, and after taking some time to mull over his recruiting options, Calmese has given a verbal pledge to Lamar. What was most exciting in this recruiting process, was that former Arizona Western Junior College Head Coach Charles Harral, now an assistant coach with Lamar, returned to his roots and…

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