Player: Victor Panov
School: DME Academy
Last week, Phenom Hoops was able to watch DME Academy take on Rock Hoops; a tremendous battle between two teams. It was our second viewing of DME Academy over the last few months and one player that simply continues to impress is 2022 6’8 Victor Panov.
And to learn that he doesn’t hold a single offer yet… kind of surprises us from what we have seen.
He is clearly a player that is going under the radar but could be a nice steal for a program at the next level. Again, Panov is a skilled forward that stands at 6’8 and understands that he can impact the court offensively from an array of levels. He has the body to be physical in the paint and attack the boards, but his ability to face up and showcase a fluid shooting motion from mid-range as well as his ability to step out from three is what really makes Panov a prospect schools need to look at more.
Panov is a worker on the court, has impressive touch for his size, understands the game well, and just continues to produce. If a program is looking for size and a fluid forward with a strong frame, Panov can be your guy. And honestly, he should have more attention from college programs.
What Has Been Said:
“Even in a loss, 2022 Victor Panov immediately grabbed our attention with his play, and that fact that he doesn’t hold a D1 offer is absurd! The 6’8 forward is incredibly skilled and fluid on the court. He has a tremendous touch with his mid-range and from three, shooting over bigger opponents, but he also runs the floor well, has really good footwork, and battles down in the paint.”
“The big man faced some foul trouble but still displayed flashes of his game, playing physical around the post, attacking the defense but showing soft touch as well around the paint. Has good size and frame to go with his game, and is comfortable in popping out with a jumper.”
“6’7 2022 Victor Panov is a tough/skilled forward. Good rebounder. Uses his body extremely well and finishes well with angles. High basketball IQ at his position. Understands the game.”’