Arizona Preps also covered this past weekend's Pangos Sweet 16 tournament held at Cerritos College in Garden Grove, California. In the process, we were able to catch many Arizona prospects in action. Here are the top individual performers that we saw in action in this year's event . . .
Emmanuel Taban 6-7 JR SG/SF Apollo HS - 2019 Class
This was a breakout tournament for Taban (pictured), who also played very well in the spring. Taban is a nice talent with a nice overall skillset and serious upside as a player. Possessing very good length of body and athleticism, combined with a serious shooting stroke, Taban has unlimited range on his shot and has no problem getting it off. He is very thin physically but has a nice ability to slash and finish in the lane. As he matures physically, he will see his game go to new heights. A good ball handler and passer. Has excellent overall versatility as a player. A good defender that plays passing lanes. Quickly becoming one of the state's elite 2019 prospects.
Wesley Harris 6-5 SR SF Desert Vista HS - 2018 Class
Harris is an exciting performer with an ultra-live body and motor, and serious bounce off the floor - allowing him to make plays on the court that most prospects cannot make. Harris has very good size and length and he uses every bit of it to make plays on both ends of the floor that help his team win. To maximize his potential as a college prospect and to develop as a player, Harris will definitely need to shoot the basketball better and with range, but his ability to play above the rim is glaring and allows him to compete at a high level. An active rebounder. An OK ball handler and passer. Good sleeper prospect. Led his Compton Magic Select (CA) team to a runner-up finish in the event.
Christian Anigwe 6-8 SR PF Desert Vista HS - 2018 Class
Anigwe is quickly becoming a serious recruiting target, and it showed this weekend as he played inspired basketball - rebounding outside of his area, blocking shots, running the floor and finishing strong around the basket. Anigwe is regarded as the top post player in Arizona's 2018 class. While he is still a sleeper prospect, he has excellent potential as a college prospect. He has excellent length of body and is still growing into his lengthy frame. Needs to add much more physical size and strength to maximize his potential as a player/prospect. Has solid low-post moves and is capable of facing up and making shots from the perimeter out to 18 feet. An active rebounder and shotblocker. A good finisher. Runs the floor well. Has excellent potential over time and is a good prospect for a mid-major program that can develop him.
Quentin Guliford 6-5 SR SF Liberty HS - 2018 Class
Guliford has been one of the best surprise performers of the club season. The athletic wing prospect has an excellent ability to finish plays at the rim, and can score with either hand in traffic. He has excellent length on his rangy frame and plays much bigger than his size suggests. Runs the floor extremely well and is an excellent finisher in traffic. A good shooter from mid-range and a capable three-point shooter. An active rebounder and shotblocker. A solid ball handler and passer. Plays with a high motor. A serious sleeper prospect that will make a smaller college program very happy. I will be keeping a very close eye on Guliford throughout the remainder of the summer.
Bryce Davis 6-7 SR PF Deer Valley HS - 2018 Class
A big-bodied stretch four-man prospect that likes to play inside and out. At his best around the basket and from mid-range, but he is also able to stretch the floor as needed and make shots from the perimeter with range. Capable of getting overweight, and needs to drop 10-15 pounds to reach his maximum potential as a player. A nice overall physical talent. A good rebounder that does not mind physical contact. Runs the floor. An OK ball handler and passer. Good shotblocker. Has excellent potential and upside.
Cedric Bridges 6-4 SR SF Valley Vista HS - 2018 Class
A very strong, athletic and compact forward prospect that plays much bigger than his size suggests. Has very good bounce off the floor, which allows him to finish plays strong at the rim and over defenders. Does not mind physical contact and is a strong finisher. Gets to the free-throw line quite often. Plays with very good intensity. A solid shooter that needs to become more consistent from longer ranges to maximize his potential. An active rebounder. An OK ball handler and passer. Runs the floor hard. Good in the open floor. Good sleeper prospect that should be able to play both forward positions over time.
Isaiah Wilson 6-1 JR PG Desert Vista HS - 2019 Class
Wilson has grown on me a great deal over the past year, and I love this young man's level of confidence that he plays with, and his potential for the future. He has excellent athleticism and a nice motor that allows him to make plays for himself and others. A good shooter with range on his shot, and an effective scorer that can create and finish off the dribble. Excellent in transition. A very good on-the-ball defender that is capable of becoming a lock-down defender. Needs to become a point guard over time to maximize his college recruitment, since he is at his best as a scorer. Capable of becoming a lock-down defender, which would suit him nicely over time.
Saikou Gueye 6-7 SR SF/PF Mountain Ridge HS - 2017 Class
Gueye is a long, athletic and versatile combo-forward prospect with upside still. He has very good versatility as a player and his ability to score inside and outside is a nice attribute to have. A left hander, Gueye is difficult to defend for many opposing wings, since he is able to now score effectively around the paint, since he has added size to his thin frame. He is able to make shots from the perimeter, but needs to improve his consistency from longer ranges. He is at his best when taking defenders off the dribble and making plays at the rim and around the paint. Gueye also is able to play much bigger than his size suggests, as he uses his length to finish around the basket. An active rebounder and shotblocker. A good defender. Good sleeper prospect for a smaller college program.