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 Isaiah Miranda of The Phelps School (PA) and Rhode Island Elite (RI). Miranda was selected to the Top-60 Cream of the Crop Game and averaged 14.0 points while showcasing his big time upside.
As part of the Pro Insight Q&A series, Miranda talked about his unique skill-set, his background, his recruitment update, and more.
For the next installment of the Pro Insight Q&A series, we present 2023 prospect Isaiah Miranda, from Pawtucket, Rhode Island:
Pro Insight: What are your initial impressions of the event?
Isaiah Miranda: My initial impression is that there’s a lot of high level guys over here. The coaches are really passionate about training the guys and during the drills they’re making sure you’re playing hard. The energy here is great, everybody has positive energy trying to uplift each other. I just like it out here.
PI: Are there any players you’re excited to play with or against?
PI: Describe your game for those who haven’t seen you play.
IM: My game is to just try and find new things to bring to the table. Always trying to stay diverse and trying to throw off the defender either inside or outside.
PI: What are your current measurements?
IM: So right now I’m 7’1” and 215 pounds.
PI: Where did you get your height from?
IM: I heard I got it from my grandpa, but I never met him. I heard he was like 6’8”. My dad is 6’4” and my mom is 5’8”.
PI: Any siblings that are as tall as you?
IM: No, and I’m the youngest. I think I still have some room to grow, too.
PI: Where do the guard skills come from?
IM: When I first started playing that’s all I used to do, but then I hit a growth spurt. So then I learned how to play more down low. But afterwards my coaches started to get more comfortable with me handling the ball. They started integrating it with my drills and I started becoming more natural with it.
PI: Do you have any players you model your game after?
IM: Yeah a couple guys like Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, and Anthony Davis.
PI: Describe this past season — how much have you grown as a player?
IM: As a player I feel like I grew tremendously and coaches are starting to see that now. Right now I’m just focused on my body trying to get prepared for next year.
PI: What are you currently working on?
IM: Basically everything, because I’m still pretty new to the game so I’m just trying to gain new things, trying to find myself, and master my craft.
PI: What are some of your goals for yourself this summer and for this upcoming season?
IM: My goal this summer is to get more comfortable on the court, have more court awareness and just build my body, in general.
PI: Do you have a trainer?
IM: Yeah I have a couple. My trainer at school, he has an Instagram page called Ball Beyond, he trains guys like Jalen Duren, Sam Ayomide, Dereck Lively II, and the list continues.
PI: What’s the current update with your recruitment?
IM: Right now I hold offers from Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Siena, Bryant, URI, and just most recently Providence College.
PI: At the end of the day, what do you hope to be remembered for on and off the court?
IM: I just want to leave my mark on how you can pick up a ball like two years before you start taking it seriously and just run with it and open new doors and opportunities. That’s basically with anything, but I feel like I just want to leave a mark and show that I can pick it up from scratch, build something, and become successful.