LONG BEACH, Calif. -- With so many talented performers at the Pangos All-American Camp, consistently standing out on the offensive end is no easy task. Yet Chris Sandifer has been able to do just that through two days.
He opened up on Friday with 20 points on 7-for-13 shooting, and followed that up on Saturday with a two-game total of 42 points on 15 for 32 from the field.
“I think I'm doing well,” Sandifer said. “I'm scoring the ball.”
Ranked No. 83 in the 247 Sports Composite, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Junipero Serra (Calif.) has been able to get his shot seemingly whenever he wants. Sandifer is able to get by his defender on a regular basis, and the lefty can finish at the rim or knock down floaters in the lane. Moreover, he has knocked down a handful of 3-pointers through two days.
Sandifer's recruitment is progressing, too.
“It's going fine, it's going well,” he said. “I'm hearing from a lot of schools. I'm going to narrow it down.”
“After AAU, after July,” Sandifer said.
Rex Pflueger making noise at Pangos
Five-star point guard Josh Perkins dished out 17 assists in his first game on Saturday, and solidified himself as the best passer in the country. Of course, someone has to be on the receiving end of Perkins' assists. Through two days, Rex Pflueger has been one of the main beneficiaries.
“It's fun,” Pflueger said. “I like playing with a guy like Josh. It's good competition everywhere. It's Pangos; it's famous.”
The 6-foot-5 Junipero Serra (Calif.) product has a very quick release on his 3-point shot, and can get hot from behind the arc in a hurry. Pflueger also possesses adept passing ability, and anticipates well on the defensive end. This weekend, he has played the passing lanes effectively, forcing turnovers.
“I've been working on my game, offensively and defensively,” Pflueger said. “And my leadership skills and ball-handling. I'm becoming stronger with the ball.”
In terms of his recruiting, one school to watch for is USC. His older brother, Devon, is planning to attend the school as a recruited walk-on, while Rex feels like an offer could be coming his way from the Trojans soon.
“I'm definitely going to take a lot of visits,” Pflueger said.
Sixteen standouts through two days
-- Josh Perkins, 2014: Ridiculous vision and passing ability, Perkins has made everyone around him better.
-- Emmanuel Mudiay, 2014: Too strong for most defenders to stay in front of, has been getting to the rim at will.
-- Daniel Hamilton, 2014: Hamilton continues to rise up the 2014 rankings; can score in so many different ways.
-- Rashad Vaughn, 2014: While he forced things at times, Vaughn is downright unguardable when his shot is falling.
-- Terry Larrier, 2014: Great size for the wing -- showed the ability to knock down jumpers, crash glass and finish in the lane.
-- Ethan Telfair/Tra Holder, 2014: The two point guards are playing alongside one another, and impressing.
-- Tyler Dorsey, 2015: One of the best scorers in 2015, Dorsey is explosive in transition and gets to the rim.
-- Chase Jeter, 2015: While Jeter clearly needs to add weight, he can finish, rebound and pass. Also made a nice jump-hook.
-- Thon Maker, 2016: Has the potential to be a matchup nightmare. 7-foot 2016 prospect can go off the bounce.
-- Jaylen Johnson, 2014: Johnson looks to get good position in the post, but also runs the floor very well.
-- Vance Jackson, 2016: Could end up as a five-star prospect when he's done in high school. 6-foot-7 wing shooter.
-- Thomas Welsh, 2014: Continues to get better down low. He doesn't avoid contact, can pass out of the post, and finishes well.
-- Brekkott Chapman, 2014: The lefty forward has a versatile offensive game, and is consistent from behind the arc.
-- Andre Chatfield, 2014: The 6-foot-4 guard just knows how to score. Athletic at the rim, makes shots from deep.
-- Omar Sherman, 2014: An absolute paint anchor. The lefty gets great position, can pass, and has post moves.