Phenom Hoops is expanding its coverage, as we are reviewing the film from the Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph Camp, bringing some of the best talent around the region all under one building. We continue diving through each team, finding players to watch out for. Here is one of several parts of players that captured our eyes when going back into the film.
2027 6'7 Steven McLeod (Grand Prairie, TX): McLeod is an intriguing prospect to keep tabs on. He has a long 6'8 frame to go along with a good wingspan as well. He showed a lot of flashes but is still raw in some areas, but that just seems to be a matter of time as he develops. McLeod was able to make an impact on both sides, whether it was blocking and altering shots or finishing around the basket. He showed flashes of his ability to step out and handle as well; there is a lot to like in flashes but you can see when it all comes together, he has a chance to be special.
2026 5'10 Parker Scott (Richardson, TX): Scott grabbed my attention with his pace and feel for the game at a young age. When the ball was in his hands, he was able to show his ability to create and be that playmaker, especially in the halfcourt. Really liked his change of speed and direction, he was shifty in getting by defenders and looking to get paint touches or find teammates. Scott looked like a strong point guard who had a natural feel for the position, and I'm eager to see how he continues to develop.
2026 6'8 Ethan Sheats (Denton, TX): Sheats was one of the first players I watched and he instantly caught my attention. He is a 6'8 forward who is highly skilled but also plays with a motor. He works hard in running the floor from rim to rim, being active on the glass, and showing touch/feel around the basket. But what also surprised me was his ability to create on the deck and give a glimpse of his ability to stretch the court. Overall, it was his motor and work ethic on the court, creating extra opportunities and being productive while on the floor.
2026 6'0 Jaxson Thompson (Greenhill School, TX): Thompson was another guard who immediately grabbed my attention when watching. Talk about a crafty, skilled, quick, and electric guard with the ball in his hands. He was really able to show how dynamic of a playmaker he can be; he is a strong creator, has flashy moves to help him create, gets inside the defense well, and has a quick shot as well. Really liked what I saw from this young man and believe he is a name people will start hearing more about.
2026 6'5 Alex Barther II (Eastern Hills, TX): It took all but about two minutes for my eyes to watch Barther and know that he is a special young talent. And then when researching more about him, many programs are already familiar with this 6'5 guard. When you talk about his size and feel, he made it look easy at times in his ability to create his own scoring opportunities. Whether it was his pull-up, fadeaway, backing down opponents, or knocking shots down with range, Barther can score in a variety of ways and shows tremendous versatility in his game at 6'5. He is a national name you will be hearing a lot more.