The annual Pangos All-American Camp was held this weekend in Los Angeles, California, and was as exciting as ever - filled with many of the nation's elite level prospects. Some Arizona prospects were given the opportunity to participate this weekend. Apollo High School's talented 6-foot-7, 180-pound rising senior wing prospect Emmanuel Taban has risen to become among the very elite prospects in the state of Arizona. This weekend, Taban was selected to take part in the camp and led a very small group of Arizona prospects in the event.
Taban has had a very good spring for himself, and has risen among our recognized prospects in Arizona's 2019 class. While the class is now led overall by Buena Vista 6-foot-7 rising senior wing Terry Armstrong, Taban is now regarded among the elite overall prospects to participate in the AIA's high school ranks, and is among the most heralded recruits overall in the group.
Recently, Taban has received his share of college recruitment and has garnered numerous scholarship offers for himself, as such schools as Texas Tech, Kansas State, Nevada, UC-Santa Barbara, Grand Canyon, Wyoming, Portland State and Southern Utah have each extended offers to Taban. Taban will look to receive many offers as busy recruiting month of July approaches.
Taban has tremendous potential for the future, as he has exceptional upside as a basketball prospect. Possessing a long but very thin frame physically, Taban has a nice ability to shoot the basketball with range, his best offensive asset. He has a pure shooting stroke with an effortless release on his shot. It makes him difficult to defend, since he also has an ability to slash and score in the lane or in the open floor, where he thrives and enjoys getting out on the break. He also is a good defender that uses length and athleticism to defend passing lanes and get steals, while also being able to deflect passes.
Taban could see his recruitment soar after a good performance this weekend at the prestigious Pangos All-American Camp. The camp is loaded with the nation's elite level talent and is covered and evaluated by the top basketball scouts in the business. A good performance would be tremendous for Taban, who currently ranks among the nation's top 150, but would like to see his ranking improve.
Joining Taban at Pangos from the state of Arizona is Hillcrest's superstar guard Kyree Walker and Mountain Pointe High Schoo's 6-foot-9 rising senior post Jalen Graham.