The playmaking ability of Josh Perkins was an eye opener at the Pangos Spring Spectacular. Here is a look at his game and recruitment along with three other eye catchers from the event.
Josh Perkins is a tremendous passer.
2014, Point Guard, 6-3, 175-pounds, Aurora (Colo.) Regis Jesuit, Colorado Miners
One of the best passers I've scouted in the past 10 years, Perkins will be an exceptional catalyst for a college team who puts shooters around him. He sees the game well ahead of anyone else on the court. There is still room for growth in him finding the proper balance between distributing and scoring. Sometimes he is the best option for getting the ball in the basket for his team.
Right now he is working with a list of Colorado, Gonzaga, Kansas, Baylor, USC, UCLA, Denver, Creighton, New Mexico and Minnesota, but he is open to other schools recruiting him. He is scheduled to officially visit Gonzaga this weekend and Mark Few was at his games last weekend.
2014, Power forward, 6-8, 200-pounds, Roy (Utah) High School, Utah Prospects
Already with a high skill level, Chapman comes across as one of those prospects who is only going to get better and better. He could end up being extremely skilled as a inside/outside threat four man. And if he bulks up, he will have a long career making money as a basketball player. The lefty compares to an Austin Daye/Tayshaun Prince type with the potential of being more physical than those players.
Arizona is pursuing Chapman the hardest so far and meet with him this week. Other schools that have offered include Gonzaga, Arizona State, BYU, Utah, Utah State, Colorado and San Francisco. The new UCLA staff is expected to offer soon.
2014, Point guard, 6-0, 170-pounds, Los Angeles (Calif.) Brentwood High School, Earl Watson Pangos Elite
Similar to Kyle Lowry, Holder has great strength and command with the dribble and great leverage on his drives to the basket. He plays below the defense with a low center of gravity and then finishes plays with an athletic burst. Capable of putting up big scoring numbers, Holder also has a feel for distributing the basketball.
Florida State offered him this week to go along with previous offers from USC and San Diego State. Interest is coming from Arizona State, Oregon State, Arizona, UCLA, Boston College, Oregon and Gonzaga. Expect Holder's recruitment to explode over the summer.
2015, Power forward, 6-8, 215-pounds, Lawndale (Calif.) High School, Earl Watson Pangos Elite
A mobile athlete with long arms, Metu showed flashes of a developing skill set. He is still very much a work in progress, but the potential is there and he plays with great energy for a big man. Metu is one of the more promising big men in the 2015 class.
California, Connecticut and Long Beach State have offered. Look for offers from UCLA and USC in the near future.