On day two of this year's Pangos Sweet 16 NCAA Certified basketball tournament held in Los Angeles, CA, Arizona Preps was again on hand to catch much of the action from this year's event on Saturday and watched much of the action again in this year's top divisions in the 17U & 16U levels.
Here are the top individual performers again that we saw on Saturday in the top divisions of this year's event . . .
Lyrik Shreiner 6-3 Prep PG/SG Fishburne Military Prep (VA) - 2015
- Shreiner was the best player on the floor in an exciting match-up on Saturday with his team and Earl Watson Elite (CA) - one of the most talented teams in the country. Shreiner is an excellent driver and finisher of the basketball and has an electric handle of the basketball - capable of making plays off the dribble at a high rate. Shreiner drew rave reviews from many college coaches in attendance with his ability to score the basketball and take over a game offensively. Also proved to be a lock-down defender against top-rated competition. Still needs to work on shot selection and the ability to run a team, but he is getting better. Had his best performance to date on the club circuit on Saturday. Generating loads of interest again.
Andre Adams 6-9 Prep PF IMG Academy (FL) - 2015
- Adams continued his strong play on Saturday and looked like a different player again - running the floor hard and competing at a high level. Adams continued to score effectively when catching the basketball around the low block and also scored it from the perimeter with a soft touch. Made very good moves off the dribble when he found himself on the perimeter, and also found the open man on the floor in two tough games we watched him on Saturday. Every college coach in observation showed strong interest on Saturday, and Adams is definitely on the rise in a big way. Has the potential now to become one of the elite 2015 prospects in the country, especially after a strong year of development at IMG Academy (FL).
Sammy Thompkins 6-3 SR PG Sunnyslope HS - 2015
- Thompkins dislocated his wrist early in the game on Saturday in his team's only loss of the tournament, and then popped it back in place and played in his team's night game - a game in which he led the team to a big victory over a tough Utah club. Shot the basketball very well from the perimeter and with defenders draped all over him. Also finished strong at the rim and made plays off the dribble when he decided to get to the basket. Has really improved in his approach to the game and his ability to run a team. Has improved as much or more than anyone in the state in this area, since last season. A lock-down defender at the point guard position with quick and strong hands and good lateral quickness. Received an offer from Rice University on Saturday.
Alex Barcello 6-1 SOPH PG Corona Del Sol HS - 2017
- Barcello looked great again on Saturday in leading his team to two more victories and a berth in the 16U Tournament Championship game. Handled the ball with a strong handle of the basketball and was able to create his own shot almost at will, while also making players around him better. An advanced young guard with star potential. Very strong physically with a high basketball IQ and understanding of the game. One of those special players that is quickly becoming a superstar before our eyes.
Devin Kirby 6-10 JR PF/C Basha HS - 2016
- Kirby came up big on Saturday in leading his team to the 16U Consolation Championship game. Kirby is an ultra-active post talent with excellent length and size and a high energy level. His tremendous motor allows him to make many plays in transition and well above the rim. Showing a very improved ability to score the basketball around the paint with jump hooks and good footwork. Also capable of stepping outside and making plays. Blocks or changes shots at a high rate and really looks to love the game of basketball. San Jose State looks to be nearing an offer soon.
Nick Allen 6-7 SR PF Willow Canyon HS - 2015
- Allen continued to impress on Saturday with his approach to the game and toughness. Has a nice overall skill level and competes hard inside the paint. Finished strong at the basket and finished plays for his team, while also being able to make shots from the perimeter. Has very good low post footwork. His body and toughness are glaring to college coaches. A definite sleeper prospect in the West that is garnering a lot of attention from the mid-major level.
Malik Ondigo 6-10 JR C Dysart HS - 2016
- Ondigo is also an extremely active and hard-working post talent that plays as hard as he can. As a result of his work ethic, he has become a force and is developing fast. Competes hard on both ends of the floor and will only develop a great deal as he continues to mature physically and add physical strength. Looks to be one of the top post prospects in the West for his class, and should garner loads of recruiting interest over time. Plays with a great attitude.
Nick Mains 6-8 JR SF/PF Pinnacle HS - 2016
- Mains had a breakout performance on Saturday and emerged as a prospect that I have known he can become for some time. Mains scored the basketball from inside and out and looked very comfortable from the perimeter - making three-pointers while contested and also making nice loves to the basket. Able to score effectively around the basket with either hand. Long and rangy wing prospect that should develop nicely over the next year into a serious 3/4 prospect. Capable of becoming a mid-major plus prospect.
Klay Stall 6-9 JR C Basha HS - 2016
- Stall has really improved since we last saw him and he has added some nice size to his frame. A large post prospect with very good size and a developing skillset. Rebounded well and finished strong around the rim. While he was the only true post player on his team, Stall held down the paint very well and showed an improved ability to score with a jump hook and good activity. Has the potential to become a nice prospect for the future.
Zane Jowaiszas 6-4 JR SF/PF Mesa Mountain View HS - 2016
- Jowaiszas is a tough, gritty prospect that competes much bigger than his size suggests. Plays tough around the glass and rebounds hard. An excellent offensive rebounder and finisher at the rim. Has very good lift off the floor and is deceivingly athletic. Runs the floor hard. Strong competitor and well coached. While he should develop more into a small forward over time, he likes to play from mid-range on the offensive end and can overpower most opposing players his size. Currently a 3/4 performer that will see more time as a 3 as he develops his perimeter shot. His toughness is his best asset.