The prestigious Pangos All-American Camp, an invite-only event featuring the top high school prospects in the nation, returned this summer after it was cancelled due to the pandemic last year. Pro Insight was on hand to evaluate the event and caught up with Arterio Morris of iSchool of Lewisville (TX) and Dallas Showtyme (TX). Morris was selected to the Top-30 Cream of the Crop Game and averaged 13.3 points while showcasing his shooting prowess, nailing 3.3 three-pointers per game.
As part of the Pro Insight Q&A series, Morris talked about who he models his game after, what he’s looking forward to in his senior year, who he is hearing from including college visits, and more.
For the next installment of the Pro Insight Q&A series, we present 2022 prospect Arterio Morris, from Dallas, Texas:
Pro Insight: What’s been your impression of the Pangos All-American Camp?
Arterio Morris: It's a good camp. I mean, coming out there’s a lot of great players that are here — just seeing a lot of ranked guys and a lot of players from different countries, which means that it's a good camp.
PI: Who have you enjoyed playing with on your Pangos team?
PI: For those who aren’t familiar with your game, describe your strengths and your play style.
AM: I would say an all-around player. I can score from anywhere, play defense, and rebound. I mean, just an all-around great player.
PI: Who do you model your game after or try to study on film?
AM: Kyrie Irving. I’d go with a little bit of John Wall, too. So those are two good players that I model my game after.
PI: Do you hoop in the Kyries as well?
AM: Nah, I hoop in only Kobes. I got straight Kobes, that’s what I hoop in only. I got the MVPs. Both of the Bruce Lees. I got some more P.J. Tuckers. I’m just an all-around Kobe player. It’s all I hoop in really, just Kobes.
PI: What are some of your biggest interests off the court?
AM: Really just lay back with my family, chilling, and getting to know my background, just going through what I went through as a kid and just where I’m at now. So I like to watch film a little bit, study a new game where I save some games that I played in, and just go study where I missed at, where my strengths and weaknesses are. So I’m laid back off the court.
PI: Talk a bit more about your background growing up.
AM: I went through a lot as a kid. I mean from shelter to shelter with my dad and my other two brothers. I mean, I went to sleep knowing that I wasn't gonna stay here — not going to stay here for too long, but as long as they had a gym or something like that, I was cool with just staying there for a short period of time. As a kid, I mean, everybody goes through a lot of stuff. I mean, everybody goes through something as a kid, but it's all about perseverance. So I got through what I went through as a kid. So now, I feel like I just thank God for it.
PI: What are your short-term goals as a player?
AM: To get better every day, to get to the league, and to just help my family the best that I can.
PI: How has the AAU season been for you so far?
AM: Good. I mean, we haven't really gone to any big tournaments, yet. All the tournaments have been good. This is like my second time playing Keyonte [George] so I mean, AAU has been going well right now.
PI: What are you most looking forward to in your senior year of high school?
AM: Goal is to make GEICO. So definitely going to GEICO Nationals with my best friend [Keyonte George], that's what I'm looking forward to right now.
PI: What’s the latest in terms of your recruitment?
AM: I’m really just trying to get visits going right now. Texas. We have a Texas visit [on] June 14th. Kansas visit is coming up soon. So just those.
PI: Who are you hearing from the most lately?
AM: Texas and Georgia have been hitting me up real hard. They’ve been on me for the last couple of weeks. They’ve been trying to send me videos, asking me how my day is going and all that stuff. Just trying to get to know me as a player on and off the court.
PI: At the end of the day what do you hope to be remembered for?
AM: “He was an all-around great player. He could shoot. He can score from anywhere. He's a good passer. He plays defense. He's a hard worker, man.” I want to be noticed as a hard worker and a great player.