2016 Pangos All-East Frosh/Soph Camp Report
by Dinos Trigonis
(November 21, 2016)

The 9th annual Pangos All-East Frosh/Soph Camp presented by Eastbay was held last month (October 29-30) at RiverWinds Center (West Deptford NJ/just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia).  This event featured a record 240 top 2019 and 2020 players (along with a few talented 2021 players) from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and North Carolina. This year’s edition of the camp was arguably the deepest and most talented since the East camp was established in 2009 (current San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson was named camp MVP that year).

Former long-time NCAA & NBA assistant coach Dave Miller (recently a NBA analyst for the Los Angeles Lakers Time Warner Sports Network) opened the camp with an excellent fundamental skills session and guest speakers included national scouts Van Coleman, Frank Burlison and Ronnie Flores.

Media/scouts on hand included Dinos Trigonis (Fullcourt Press, Pangos & Nothing But Net Magazine), Van Coleman (The Basketball Channel, Nothing But Net Magazine, McDonald’s All-American Game & NBPA Camp selection committees), Frank Burlison (BurlisonOnBasketball.com, McDonald’s All-American Game & NBPA selection committees), Ronnie Flores (GrassrootsHoops.net, BallisLife.com, “Fab 50” National HS Team Rankings & Mr. Basketball USA Tracker), Andrew Slater(247Sports.com), Dick “Hoop” Weiss (Blue Star Media),Tom Nguyen (BallisLife.com), Brian Flinn & Eric Hampford (Future 150), Van Johnson (Baseline Hoop Sports), Allen Rubin (Hoop Scoop), Jamie Boyer (8 Eye Sports), Littel Vaughn (Checkball Magazine), Rob Engemann (Elevate Hoops), Eric Watkins (VUSports.com/Villanova), Sam Rines (BasketballFinders.com), Dewain Clark (Diamond Eye Sports), Rodini Almonacy (ILuvBBall.com), Jacob Ross Schwartz (Voice of Reason), Randy Miller (The Miller Report) and Pernell Thompson (BallBoyHype.com).

Normally the camp’s top 60 players (selected by the media present) are showcased in the two “cream of the crop” games held at the conclusion of the event but this year the talent was so deep that we had to create a third “cream of the crop” contest (Top 90 Game).  Unfortunately, there was still not enough room for all of the worthy kids deserving to be in the three all-star games so I have listed those not honored as Top 30, Top 60 or Top 90 selections but nonetheless impressive, as camp “honorable mention” at the end of this report.  While this is a recap of the camp, please keep in mind that this is a very early look at underclass prospects that have much room for future growth and are all “unfinished” products.

BallisLife.com produced a camp video recap:  http://ballislife.com/raw-footage-high-major-talent-everywhere-at-pangos-east/

8 Eye Sports produced several individual highlights at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DdnUHQPGaw

In the Top 60 “Cream of the Crop Game” it was the Black team outlasting the White squad 88-82 as 6’0” 2019 Justin Paz (Bethlehem Catholic/Allentown PA), 6’10” 2019 Ray Sommerville (The Shipley School/Bryn Mawr PA), 6’9” 2019 Bernard Kouma (Redemption Christian/Troy NY) and 5’10” 2019 Fatayn Wesley(Imhotep/Philadelphia PA) stood out.

                                

In the Top 30 Game, it was the Black team besting the White squad 106-99 as game co-MOPs 6’5” 2019 Bryce Willis had a team high 15 points and 6’9” 2019 Aidan Igiedon (10 points/6 rebs) dominated the paint for the winners.  Fellow Top 30 Game co-MVP 6’8” 2020 Mikeal Jones had a game-high 16 points for the White squad. 

We highlight those players selected for the Top 30 Cream of the Crop Game below.

              


Top 30 Cream of the Crop Game
(in alphabetical order)

 

Jabri   Abdur-Rahim           6'6"     2020   Seton Hall Prep (Orange NJ)
Son of former Cal star and NBA forward Sharif Abdul-Rahim has the feel and poise of an emerging national star.  Jabri has a terrific all-around skill set that allows him to play multiple positions and was national scout Frank Burlison’s choice as the top freshman at the event. Jabri  attended the USA Basketball Junior mini-camp in early October.

Posh Alexander                  5'11"  2020   Our Savior Lutheran (Bronx NY)           
Quick and crafty, Posh is a Yogi Ferrrell-type PG with plenty of sizzle in his handle that can create his own shot as well as penetrate defenses with swift precision.  St. John’s has already offered.

Cole Anthony                      6'2"     2019   Archbishop Molloy (Queens NY)
Son of former NBA PG and UNLV great Greg Anthony (who led the Rebels to their only NCAA championship) is a big-time playmaker in his own right. Nearly impossible to stop off the bounce, Cole not only can finish with thunder at the hoop but has legit 3-point range that creates havoc for opposing defenses. Ultra-confident playmaker is always in attack-mode.


Here are highlights of Cole’s MOP Camp performance:  http://ballislife.com/top-10th-grade-pg-cole-anthony-shows-out-at-pangos-all-froshsoph-east/

Malik  Bailey                       6’9”     2019   Life Center (Burlington NJ)
Rugged rebounder is a very good defender.

Idrissa Bivens                     6'3"     2019   Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn NY)
High-scoring combo-guard is extremely quick off the bounce.

Cartier Bowman                 6'3"     2019   Notre Dame (Lawrenceville NJ)
Impressive athletic guard is an above-average defender.

Jack Cavanaugh                6'3"     2019   Pope John XIII (Sparta NJ)         
Sharp-shooting off-guard has deceptive bounce in his step as well.  “A” student too.

Justin Champagne            6'5"     2019   Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn NY)
Strong and athletic forward attacks the basket with force and consistently finishes through contact.

     

Michael Christmas             6'6"     2019   Landstown (Virginia Beach VA)
Ultra-athletic wing forward is an Elgin Cook-clone that thrives in transition.  As his perimeter skills continue to improve, Christmas will be a sought-after ACC/Big East recruit.

Eric Dixon                            6'7"     2019   Abington (Abington PA)
Burly PF has the strength to seal and pin defenders inside and a soft touch he utilizes via an impressive jump hook.  Dixon is a regular visitor to the glass and legitimate double-double guy at the next level.  Dixon was invited to the USA Basketball Junior mini-camp in early October.

Hassan Drame                    6'5"     2019   Our Savior New American (Centereach NY)
Long, rangy athletic swingman is an improved shooter.  Good student is hearing from Rutgers, St. John’s, Oregon, Virginia, Villanova and Florida State.

Che Evans                           6'6"     2020   Dulaney (Baltimore MD)
Talented combo-forward can score in a variety of ways.   Good student takes honor classes and has St. John’s (offer), UNLV (offer), Georgia Tech (offer), Arizona, Cal, Maryland and Purdue showing serious interest. 

Ahmad Fair                          6'0"     2020   Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia PA)
Crafty combo-guard is a bona-fide scorer and excellent defender.

Da'mir Faison                      6'4"     2019   Hazleton Area (Hazleton PA)
Athletic off-guard is a very nice slashing scorer and a potential lock-down defender.

Lynn Greer III                       6’2”     2020   Roman Catholic (Philadelphia PA)
Polished young floor-general has very nice court instincts and is the son of former Temple PG Lynn Greer Jr.  Very good student too.

Aidan Igiehon                      6'9"     2019   Lawrence Woodmere Academy (Woodmere NY)
Explosive PF with length hails from Ireland and was one of the most dominant performers at this camp – earning co-MOP of the Top 30 Game (10 points/6 rebs).  Strong as an ox inside, Igiehon has tremendous “catch & finish” ability and the physical prowess to disrupt opposing offenses.  Very good student is hearing from St. John’s, Villanova and Syracuse.

Tariq Ingraham                   6'9"     2019   Salesianum (Bear DE)
Wide-body power forward has the frame and bulk to bang inside and a nice touch when he gets his hands on the rock on the block.

Mikeal Jones                       6'8"     2020   Girard College (Philadelphia PA)
Versatile forward is athletic and a high-level scorer that projects as marquee Big East/ACC recruit.  UConn, Villanova and Temple are among the growing list of schools that would love his future services.

Jordan Keller                       6'6"     2019   Redemption Christian (Troy NY)
Athletic swingman and Jamaican import is a “jack of all trades” that is a very good student.

Justin Lewis                        6'7"     2020   Calvert Hall (Baltimore MD)
Big time WF has all the tools to be recruited at the highest level.  Swift in transition and skilled when he attacks the cup, Lewis is oozing with elite HM potential and a must-track national recruit.  Top 20 national prospect with potential to be much higher on the nation’s totem pole.

Jordan Livingston             6'3"     2019   Immaculate Conception (Montclair NJ)           
Heady lead guard makes good decisions.  Just transferred to Immaculate Conception from Life Center (Burlington NJ).

             

Maxwell Lorca-Lloyd         6'9"     2019   Northfield Mt. Herman (Gill MA)
Long and skilled PF is agile baseline to baseline and can make plays at both ends.  Seton Hall, BYU and Penn State among the many schools recognizing his immense abilities.

Ismael Massoud                 6'7"     2019   McDuffie (Granby MA)
Skilled combo-forward moves well without the ball and has very nice spot-up shooting ability.  Massoud scored 10 points in Top 30 Game.

Quran McPherson              6'3"     2020   The Patrick School (Elizabeth NJ)        
Terrific looking young combo-guard is athletic off the bounce and has the speed to cover opposing elite guards.  Like they say on Wall Street, now is a good time to buy stock in this HM player in the making.

Jason Murphy                     6'8"     2019   Chapelgate Christian (Marriottsville MD)        
Active power forward is an excellent rebounder and post-defender.  Excellent student also has very nice face-up scoring ability.

Abdou Ndiaye                     6'9"     2019   Masters School (Dobbs Ferry NY)
Wiry and active PF always seems to be involved in every play!   Ndiaye contests every shot and is a ferocious rebounder.  Love his upside!

Trey Patterson                    6'8"     2021   Rutgers Prep (Somerset NJ)
Outstanding young swingman with terrific length and skill package.  Have not seen most of the 2021 class yet but I can’t imagine that there are currently 5 guys in that class more talented and with greater potential than Trey. 

Marvin Price                         6'6"     2019   Patterson (Baltimore MD)
Strong and athletic hybrid F can score with the best of them in this class.

Donta Scott                          6'7"     2019   Imhotep (Philadelphia PA)          
Athletic combo-forward is productive on both ends of the floor and is a rugged rebounder and finisher on the block.  Top 100 potential. 

Joe Toussaint                     5'11"  2019   Cardinal Hayes (Bronx NY)
Smooth PG makes sound decisions and has a very nifty handle that eludes defenders with ease.

Qudus Wahab                     6'11"  2019   Virginia Academy (Ashburn VA)
Very improved true back-to-the-basket center has a great motor and refined skills that make him a legitimate offensive threat in the paint.  Very good student is hearing from Clemson (offer), Temple and Virginia Tech.

Lance Ware                          6’8”     2020   Life Center (Burlington NJ)
Skilled big man is a force on the glass and can score with efficiency within 15 feet of the cup.

Bryce Wills                           6'5"     2019   Iona Prep (New Rochelle NY)
Smooth lead guard with size has all the ingredients and talents to be a future McDonald’s All-American.  Very good student is hearing from UConn, Maryland, Gonzaga, Villanova, St. John’s and Providence (all have offered).

IsaiahWong                         6'2"     2019   Notre Dame (Lawrenceville NJ
Quick and bouncy WG gets to the cup in a hurry and can finish at the rim with the best in this class.  Wong was active and impressive in the Top 30 Game.

     
Players that were selected to the Top 60 Game (in alphabetical order) include:

    

                                            

Maximillian Amadasun  6'9"     2020   Our Savior Lutheran (Bronx NY) 
Heru Bligen                  6'2"     2019   St. Andrews Episcopal (Potomac MD) 
Marcus Burnett             6'3"     2020   Jefferson (Brooklyn NY)

Noah Collier                 6'6"      2020   Westtown (West Chester PA)
K-vonn Cramer             6'7"     2019   Mount Pleasant (Wilmington DE)
Jy’are Davis                  6'5"     2020   Sanford School (Wilmington DE)
Andrew Delaney            6'6"     2019   Clearfield Regional (Mullican Hill NJ)

Mike DePersia                5'11"   2019   Haddonfield (Haddonfield NJ)
Hassan Diarra                6'1"     2019   Holy Cross (Queens NY)

Noah Farrakhan             6'1"     2020   St Benedicts (Newark NJ)
Trey Hall                        6'7"     2020  East Catholic (Hartford CT)
Anthony Hoggard Jr        6'2"     2020   Archbishop Carroll (Radnor PA)

Tyshon Judge                 6'1"     2019   Paul VI (Haddonfield NJ)
Zed Key                         6'6"     2020   Brentwood (Long Island NY)
Bernard Kouma               6'9"     2019   Redemption Christian (Troy NY)
Nate Lemons                   6'7"     2019   Friendship Tech Prep (Washington DC)
Owen McGlashen             6'7"     2019   Cherokee (Marlton NJ)
Johnathan McGriff            5'11''   2019   Bishop McNamara (Forestville MD)
Ashton Miller                   6’4”     2019   Seton Hall Prep (Orange NJ)
Jalen Neysmith                6'0"     2020   Cardinal Hayes (Bronx NY)
Olanrewaju Olamuyiwa    6'9       2019   St. Vincent Palotti (Laurel MD)
Cliff Omoruyi                   6'10"   2020   Queen of Peace (North Arlington NJ)
JustinOwens                    6'5"     2020   Bishop Loughlin (New York NY)
Justin Paz                        6'0"     2019   BethlehemCatholic (Allentown PA)
Kareem Reid                   6'8"     2019   John Bowne (Queens NY)
Ray Sommerville              6’10”   2019   The Shipley School (Bryn Mawr PA)
Rahman Toure                 5'8"     2019   St. Raymond (Bronx NY)
Scott Vollmer                   6'10"   2020   St. Luke’s (New Canaan CT)
Fatayn Wesley                 5’10”   2019   Imhotep (Philadelphia PA)
Jalen Williams                  6'0"     2019   Our Savior New American (Centereach NY) 

Players that were selected to the Top 90 Game (in alphabetical order) include:

Babatunde Ajike                  6'5"     2019   Camden Catholic (Cherry Hill NJ)           
Trevon Alderman                 5'11"   2019   Caravel Academy (Newark DE)
Dahmir Bishop                     6'4"     2019   Imhotep (Philadelphia PA)
Zahmir Carroll                     6'5"     2020   Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia PA)
Taj Chiles                            5'8"     2020   Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn NY)
Roy Eze                               6'8"     2020  St. John's (Washington DC)
Gary Grant                           6'4"     2020  St. Raymond's (Bronx NY)
Jaheim Hamilton                  5'9"     2019   Monsignor Scanlan (Bronx NY)   
Nashon Hyland                    6'2"     2019   St. George Tech (Middletown DE)
Jimmy Kpadeh                     5'10"   2019   National Christian Acad. (Ft. Washington MD)
Chereef Knox                      6'7"     2019   Imhotep (Philadelphia PA)
Luke Kolaja                         6'8"     2020   Kimberly (Montclair NJ)
Tamel Little                          6'1"     2020   Central Dauphin East (Harrisburg PA)
MekhiLong                           6'7"     2019   St. Mary's Ryken (Leonardtown MD)
Diarra Madani                       5’11”   2019   St. Benedict’s (Newark NJ)
Brad McCabe                       6'4"     2019   Manasquan (Manasquan NJ)
Julian McGowan                    6'4"     2020   Notre Dame (Lawrenceville NJ)
Isah Mohammad                  6'9"     2020   St. Benedict's (Newark NJ)           
Joshua Oduro                      6'7"     2019   Battlefield (Haymarket VA)
Francisco Paulino                 6’4”     2020   Pope John XIII (Sparta NJ)
Xander Rice                         6'1"     2019   St. Anthony (Jersey City NJ)
Daniel Rodriguez                  6'5"     2019   Hudson Catholic (Jersey City NJ)
Zaire Rogers                        6'5"     2020   Lawrence (Lawrence NJ)
Amir "Primo"Spears IV          6'1"     2020   Northwest Catholic (West Hartford CT

Noah Syer                           6'8"     2019   Sterling (Somerdale NJ)    
Amadou Sylla                       6'7"     2019   Our Savior Lutheran (Bronx NY) 
Jake Tavroff                         6'6"     2020   Oceanside (Oceanside NY)
Andre Tourey                        6'8"     2019   St. Benedict's (Newark NJ)           
Jay'Quan Williams                 5'11"   2019   Frankford (Philadelphia PA)


There were several other players that were talented enough to play in the all-star games but not selected due to space limitations.  They also deserve recognition and are thus, denoted as “honorable mention” (in alphabetical order): 5’11” 2019 Andrew Alarcon (Cleveland/New York NY), 6’2” 2019 Taj Anderson (Cardozo/Queens NY), 6’0” 2019 Jackson Benigni (Xavier/Middletown CT), 6’5” 2019 Jack Brown (Salesianum/Wilmington DE), 6’3” 2020 Cole Bryant (St. Luke's/New Canaan CT), 6’5” 2020 Ben Cerrato (Haddonfield/Haddonfield NJ), 6’5” 2019 Julian Champagne (Bishop Loughlin/Brooklyn NY), 6’2” 2019 Nkosi Cooper (Suffield Academy/CT), 5’10” 2019 Dashan Crittenden (Jefferson/Brooklyn NY), 5’11” 2020 Robert Davis (Stepanic/Westchester NY), 5’7” 2020 Michael DiGiulio (Clarence/Clarence NY), 6’5” 2019 Fousseyni Drame (Our Savior New American/Centereach NY), 6’5” 2019 Ryan Ems (Eastern Regional/Voorhees NJ), 6’6” 2019 Victor Konopka (Don Bosco Prep/Ramsey NJ), 6’1” 2020 Jefferson Koulibaly (Our Savior New American/Centereach NY), 6’2” 2020 Niels Lane (Hun School/Princeton NJ), 6’4” 2019 Jason Larranaga (Seton Hall Prep/Orange NJ), 6’5” 2019 Alton Lynch (Redemption Christian Academy/NY), 6’5” 2019 Rodrique Massenat (Life Center/Burlington NJ), 6’5” 2019 Ryan Michaels (G Ray Bodley/Fulton NY), 6’0” 2020 Ami Shields (Neumann-Goretti/Philadelphia PA), 6’3” 2019 Per Ankh RO Siaca-Bey (Westfield/Herndon VA), 5’9” 2020 Raymond Siaca-Bey (Westfield/Herndon VA), 6’4” 2020 Will Soucie (Gill St. Bernards/Gladstone NJ), 6’7” 2019 Jack Stern (Moorestown Friends/Morristown NJ), 6’6” 2019 Jared White (St. Stephen's & St. Agnes/Alexandria VA), 6’5” 2020 Noreon Williams (Syracuse (Academy/Syracuse NY), 6’5” 2019 Myles Wilmoth (Bergen Catholic/Ordale NJ), 6’4” 2020 CJ Wilcher (St. Benedicts/Newark NJ), 6’4” 2020 Cameron Young (Neumann-Goretti/Philadelphia PA)

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