Next Up Canada: Canadian Cowboy Dom Pangonis

One of the most reliable & next-level-ready Prospects coming out of Canada Dominic Pangonis will be taking his talents to the Mountain West Conference this fall suiting up for the University of Wyoming.
I first saw Dom back in the summer of 2022 at the NPHShowcase League when he was playing with Halton Basketball Club. Instantly, his polished skillset, basketball IQ, & feel all stood out to me. Fast-forward to the Fall of that year, he’d go on to commit to Polaris Prep in his hometown Burlington. Seeing Dom in an elevated setting now playing Prep ball, he would still showcase a lot of the same abilities, but now as a 6’5 2-guard/wing with a matured physical frame and a growing confidence. As his recruitment began picking up he found himself committing to Wyoming before the start of his Senior year.
Since then, he’s been continuing to develop his game as a do-it-all Guard/Wing with skill, athleticism, & extreme versatility. What’s impressed me the most about Dom this past season was his improved playmaking. It’s rare you see him forcing the issue, he’s going to make the right play every possession whether it’s getting his team a bucket or facilitating.
Q: Where are you from and when did you start hooping?
A: I’m from Burlington, Ontario. I picked up my first basketball when I was 4 years old.
Q: When did you fall in-love with the game?
A: Being Lithuanian, you don’t have many options, basketball is in our blood, and every Lithuanian is passionate about the game. I fell in love with it since.
Q: Which players do you model your game after?
A: I’ve been watching a bunch of Shai recently. Just playing at your own pace, creating contact to get open looks, and change of speed, are all things I pay attention to.
Q: What’s something people might not know about you? (Fun fact)
A: Fun fact: I love to take naps.

Q: What can fans at Wyoming expect from you this fall?

A: Wyoming fans can expect a guy dedicated to his craft, someone who just wants to win no matter what the situation is, and someone who is going to be a dog on the court.

Q: Which parts of your game are you working to improve the most?
A:This offseason I’ve been in the gym working on finishing with contact and playing through it. A lot of catch and shoot reps and off the dribble work as well. And just putting on size to be ready for college physicality.

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