The exciting Pangos All-American Camp took place this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada @ Bishop Gorman High School, as the event again featured some of the nation's best basketball talent, as more than (100) different top-rated national basketball prospects competed in front of many national scouts, media and (29) different confirmed NBA scouts representing (29) different NBA teams in attendance. Tournament Director Dinos Trigonis, one of the elite scouts in America, organized this amazing event, which featured guest speaker Van Coleman, one of the longest and most prolific basketball scouts in the history of the sport. The event was held over (3) days with skill and drill work, and concluded with two all-star games.
St. Mary's High School's gifted 6-foot-2 rising senior point guard Styles Phipps had a strong performance throughout the weekend for himself, playing at a high level in the event - one of his best performances in recent memory. As a result of his performance, Phipps was selected for the camp's Top 60 All-Star Game. Phipps would then have a strong performance in the all-star game, and would be selected as the All-Star Game Co-Most Valuable Player, alongside AZ Compass Prep's 6-foot-4 rising senior guard Jamari Phillips (University of Arizona commit) and Bishop Gorman High School's 6-foot-3 rising senior guard Jase Richardson.
It was a very nice honor for Phipps, who is one of the elite guard prospects in the country. Phipps currently has offers from Auburn, TCU, Washington, Washington State, Iowa State, Cal, Boston College, Missouri, Portland, UC-Santa Barbara, San Diego, GCU, Western Illinois and Hampton University.
Currently, Phipps does not have a clear leader for his services yet, and there have not been indications yet of a college decision. His recent performance over the weekend could definitely benefit him in his college recruitment, but we shall see what happens over the summer months of recruiting.
Phipps is coming off an excellent junior season where he was among the top individual scorers in the country - averaging 29.1 points, 10.1 assists, 6 rebounds and 3.1 steals per/contest. Phipps is a stat-sheet stuffer and put up some amazing numbers as a junior prospect, despite having defenses designed to stop him every night out. Phipps is certainly prepared to have another big senior season for himself.
We will continue to follow Phipps' college recruitment closely, and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Whether as a scorer or as a facilitator, Phipps enjoys having the basketball in his hands. The ball is a string in his hands and he is almost a magician with the basketball. Phipps has put in countless hours of ball handling and practice for himself over the years, and it seriously shows in his approach to the game. He is difficult to defend as a result of being able to get anywhere he wants to on the floor. He almost toys with his defenders at times, which can be a blessing and a curse. Because Phipps can almost do what he wants, he will continue to develop when and what to do with the basketball, as the game simply comes easy to him. Phipps is fundamentally sound. He pushes the basketball up the floor to the open man, and plays fast, but in a controlled manner. He dissects defenses and surveys the floor - looking for cutters or the open man on the floor. He is a good shooter of the basketball with range, and also has an excellent mid-range game. He is a very good rebounder for his size and position, as he has a serious knack and nose for the basketball. He is also a strong defender. When he locks in defensively, he is very capable of becoming a serious lock-down defender over time - an attribute that will benefit him a great deal throughout his high school career and down the road.