2016 Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp Report:
Jones, Jaquez, Green & Juzang Headline Deep Group

by Dinos Trigonis
(October 2, 2016)

The 16th annual Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp that was held at Cerritos College (Norwalk CA) on September 24-25 featured approximately 180 top 2019 and 2020 players (along with a few talented 2021 ballers) from California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and British Columbia. The depth of the talent present had media/scouts optimistic about the future of West Coast high school hoops and this platform gave talented young prospects in those classes a real opportunity to display their skills and future potential.

Former long-time NCAA & NBA assistant Dave Miller (recently a NBA analyst for the Lakers Time Warner Sports Network) opened the camp with an excellent fundamental skills session.

Media and scouts on hand included camp co-director Dinos Trigonis (Fullcourt Press, Pangos & Nothing But NetMagazine), camp co-director Etop Udo-Ema (Fullcourt Press& Dunk News), Frank Burlison (BurlisononBasketball.com/McDonald’s All-American Game voter/NBPA Camp Selection Committee), Van Coleman (The Basketball Channel & Nothing But Net Magazine National Recruiting Analyst/McDonald’s All-American Game voter/NBPA Camp Selection Committee), Clark Francis (Hoop Scoop/McDonald’s All-American Game voter/ NBPA Camp Selection Committee), Ronnie Flores (GrassrootsHoops.net & BallisLife.com/Fab 50 National HS Team Rankings), Joel Francisco (Bob Gibbons All-Star Report), John Stoval (ESPN.com), Josh Gershon (Scouthoops.com), Matt Rodriguez (BallisLife.com), Chris “Pop” Popoola (PremierBall.com), Devin Ugland (HoopsbyUgland.com), Chris Cook (Phase 1 Hoops), Aaron Burgin (Full-time Hoops), Anthony Ray (Arizona Preps), Gregg Rosenberg (Arizona Varsity), Marcel Chappell (BallerVisions), Marcus Williams (Pop Scout), Dave Benezra, Jerina Madayag (PremierBall.com), Ed Sandoval (MOSLive.com), HoopZine.com, Hoop Journey and Nick Koza (Sportsamp.com).

The camp’s top 60 players were selected by the media/scouts in attendance and were showcased in the two “cream of the crop” games held at the conclusion of the event.

In the Top 60 game, the cream that rose to the top was athletic 6-2 2020 combo-guard Josh Christopher (Mayfair/Lakewood CA).  Younger brother of former Cal star/NBA guard Patrick Christopher scored 19 points (including three 3-pointers) to lead all players in that contest.

In the Top 30 game, the leading scorers were camp co-MVP 6-8 2019 Darren Jones (Cajon/San Bernardino CA), 6’3” 2019 Jarod Lucas (Los Altos/Hacienda Heights CA) and 6’5” 2019 Deon Stroud (San Joaquin Memorial/Fresno CA) - all tied for game-high scoring honors with 12 points each.

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.

  
 

Listed below are the Top 30 Game selections (in alphabetical order):

Top 30 Cream of the Crop Selections 

Max Agbonkpolo                6’6”     2019   Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita CA
Smooth SF with polished scoring skills is a legit West Coast sleeper with real high-major potential.   Good student too.

Ethan Anderson                 5’11”  2019   Fairfax (Los Angeles CA)
Smart and productive point guard plays with poise and has real ability to make excellent decisions as well as connect for big buckets.  Very good student too.

Nick Blake                            6’5”     2019   Durango (Las Vegas NV)
Savvy off-guard has natural scoring instincts and knack of making plays on both ends. Very underrated West Coast prospect was recently offered by Tulane.

Daniel Boatwright              6’6”     2019   Village Christian (Sun Valley CA)
Quickly developing offensive weapon is the younger brother of 6-10 USC soph Bennie Boatwright (now an NBA prospect).  Like his older bro, Daniel has legit 3-point range and his ball-handling skills are on the rise.  With increased strength and expected growth, Daniel has potential to be a national recruit in the 2019 class.

Jaylen Clark                         6’3”     2020   Centennial (Corona CA)
Big-time wing guard with an Ivy League academic profile (4.0+ GPA) will be a national name in the 2020 class.  Clark uses his strength to ward defenders off as he attacks the hoop and his potent 3-point range extends defenses.  Jaylen is already on Stanford’s radar.

Julien Franklin                    6’5”     2019   Villa Park (Villa Park CA)
Long lead guard has a very nice feel for the game as well as a high skill level attractive to mid-high level programs.  Like his long-term upside.

Jalen Green                         6’5”     2020   San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno CA)
Outstanding young talent has the complete package to be a Big Time wing at next levels.  Green can score in wide-variety of ways, using his prime athleticism, high skill level and natural instincts to put points on the board.  Very good student will head to Colorado Springs CO next weekend to attend the USA Basketball Junior Mini-camp.

Sedrick Hammonds           6’2”     2019   Clark (Las Vegas NV)
Athletic and long-armed combo-guard pushes rock well in transition and defends with intensity.  Hammonds’ stock is definitely on the rise and his play here will do nothing to stop that ascent.

Gianni Hunt                          6’2”     2019   Bishop Montgomery (Torrance CA) 
Quick and crafty lefty point is hard to contain off the bounce and has developed an accurate 3-point stroke.  All signs point to Hunt evolving into a high-major PG with Pac12 appeal.

Jaime Jaquez Jr.                6’6”     2019   Camarillo (Camarillo CA)
Strong and bouncy wing forward is consistently productive and plays with the confidence of an emerging high-major player.  Underrated rebounder and defender had plenty of big moments at this event and his fine play not only drew rave reviews from the scouts in attendance but also a share of 2019 camp co-MOP honors.  Very good student has been invited to the USA Basketball Junior Mini-camp later this month in Colorado Springs CO.

Antwan January                 6’9”     2019   Taft (Woodland Hills CA)
Wide-body post-forward is physical inside and deceptively explosive to the cup.

Jonathan Juzang               6’6”     2020   Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood CA)
Versatile big guard exploded for 43 points in one camp game here and his overall outstanding play earned him a share of 2020 camp co-MOP honors here.  Fluid stroke from long-range as well as crafty ball-handling skills make him a tough match-up.  Alabama, USC and Arizona State have already offered Juzang with UCLA, Stanford, Arizona, Cal, Georgetown and Virginia also showing serious interest.

Darren Jones                      6’8”     2019   Cajon (San Bernardino CA)
Ultra-athletic pogo stick with a high motor and toughness will be a West Coast priority HM 2019 recruit.  Jones has an engine that consistently operated on all cylinders at this camp and his big impact on every game he played in here earned him 2019 camp co-MOP honors (along with Jaime Jaquez).  Underrated perimeter shooter was a constant fixture on the boards and was very active contesting shots.  Offered already by UNLV last July, Jones also has a stellar reputation as a coveted D1 football WR.

Samba Kane                        6’10”  2019   Regis (Aurora CO)
Young big from Senegal is brimming with promise!  Kane runs the floor extremely well and has nice catch-&-score ability on the block.  Excellent potential as a formidable rim-protector too.

Jamon Kemp                       6’6”     2019   Garfield (Seattle CA)
Slithering swingman is athletic in transition and attacks the rim and finishes with confidence.  Son of former NBA great Shawn Kemp has great potential of his own.

Jake Kyman                         6’7”     2019   Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita CA
Smart and skilled hybrid-forward has a dangerous outside stroke and his high basketball IQ allows him to positively affect the game in many ways.  Parents were both D-I volleyball players.  Excellent student too.

Jarod Lucas                                    6’3”     2019   Los Altos (Hacienda Heights CA)
Rangy lead guard with very smooth, quick and accurate 3-point stroke.  Off the charts student has seen visitors from UCLA, USC, Stanford, Cal, Gonzaga, UNLV, Santa Clara, UC-Irvine and Boise State during this Fall contact period.

Robert McRae                     6’4”     2019   Fairfax (Los Angeles CA)
Rugged WG is quick to the cup off the dribble and has the athleticism and strength to be a tenacious defender at the next level.  Excellent student has also improved his perimeter shot

Chance Michaels                6’2”     2019   Gorman (Las Vegas NV)
Hard-nosed floor-leader makes wise decisions and is a very good student.

Evan Mobley                        6’8”     2020   Rancho Christian (Temecula CA)
Young but rapidly developing forward has an impressive face-up jump shot that extends to the 3-point arc.  As he settles into his body and strength improves with time, Evan (like his older brother Isaiah) will be a national recruit with talent and high academic credentials.

Isaiah Mobley                      6’8”     2019   Rancho Christian (Temecula CA)
Skilled forward with excellent perimeter skills has a winning mindset as well as outstanding academics (4.0 GPA).  Mobley’s style and physique reminds me a lot of a Jared Jeffries-typeplayer with ability to play at several different spots on the floor.  Mobley is already a national name, being offered by such HM programs as UCLA, USC, Alabama, Arizona State, UNLV and TCU.

Abdul Mohamed                 6’7”     2019   West Seattle (Seattle WA)
Long and agile combo-forward is a very good student that left a lasting impression after his fine effort here.  Abdul had previously heard from schools like Boise State and Portland State prior to this camp, but if his play here was any indication of his true abilities, I expect his list to substantially grow longer before it gets shorter.  Good student with excellent attitude/work ethic.

Shemar Morrow                  6’4”     2020   La Mirada (La Mirada CA)
Strong and athletic wing has been invited to the upcoming USA Basketball Junior Mini-camp in Colorado Springs CO.  Morrow reminds me a lot of UNC swingman Theo Pinson.

Tyrese Rankins                  6’1”     2019   Grant (Portland OR)
Tough combo-guard is hard to guard off the bounce and is a pesky defender.

Elijah Scranton                   6’6”     2019   Village Christian (Sun Valley CA)
Athletic WF is a terror in transition with ability to finish through contact.  Scranton always plays hard and his improvement since his freshman year is notable.  Mid-to-high major potential.

Kirkland Smith                    6’7”     2019   Fairfax (Los Angeles CA)
Active and agile PF is quick off his feet to the boards and has really refined his scoring skills which includes a very improved perimeter jump shot.  There is some question whether Smith (an Executive Prep transfer) is actually in the 2018 class but nevertheless he is a very improved athlete worth monitoring.

Deon Stroud                                    6’5”     2019   San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno CA)
Bouncy (to say the least) wing guard in the JR-Smith-mold is exciting to watch and as he improves the consistency of his perimeter scoring, he will be a touch match-up for opposing defenses.

Noah Taitz                            6’3”     2020   Gorman (Las Vegas NV)
Excellent student is a tough lead guard with terrific scoring instincts.  Taitz was one of the leading scorers in the camp.

Walter Talley                        6’7”     2019   Desert Vista (Phoenix AZ)
Big and strong hybrid-forward is a Solomon Hill-type scorer.  New York native is a solid rebounder and defender too.

Marcus Tsohonis               6’4”     2019   Jefferson (Portland OR)
Versatile and smooth lead guard with nice length is a streaky 3-point shooter and as his accuracy from deep improves, his high-major value will likely do the same.  Marcus recently received a Pac-12 offer by USC.

Jaxen Turner                       6’0”     2019   Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley CA)
Very improved combo-guard is an excellent defender with a legit perimeter jump shot.

Makani Whiteside               6’2”     2019   St. John Bosco (Bellflower CA) 
High-scoring lead guard with impressive strength and rapidly emerging athleticism.  Very good student too.


 

Listed below are the camp’s Top 60 selections (listed in alphabetical order):

Dylan Aiono                          6’5”     2019   Roosevelt (Corona CA)/3.3 PA
Braelee Albert                       6’4”     2019   Brentwood (Los Angeles CA)/3.8 GPA
Devin Askew                         6’0”     2020   La Mirada (La Mirada CA)
Dylan Cabs                           6’4”     2019   Mayfair (Lakewood CA)
Max Cheylov                        6’3”     2019   Faith Baptist (Canoga Park CA)
Joshua Christopher              6’2”     2020   Mayfair (Lakewood CA) 
Zaon Collins                         5’11”   2021   Faiss MS (Las Vegas NV)
Isaiah Cottrell                       6’8”     2020   Gorman (Las Vegas NV)/4.0 GPA
Seth Dawson                        6’3”     2019   Inderkum (Sacramento CA)
Dillon DePina                       6’3”     2020   Heritage Christian (North Hills CA)
Keith Dinwiddie                   6’0”      2020   Verbum Dei (Los Angeles CA)
Assane Diouf                       7’2”     2019   East (Denver CO)
Brase Dottin                         6’5”     2020   Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood CA)  
Peter Erickson                      6’4”     2020   Enumclaw (Enumclaw WA)
Ryan Evans                          6’2”     2020   Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita CA)
Tyrone Foster                       5’11”   2020   Lincoln (Denver CO)
Bryce Goodwin                     6’0”     2020   Coronado (Henderson NV)/3.4 GPA
Justin Huelskamp                 6’3”     2019   San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno CA)
De’Shawn Johnson              6’5”     2020   View Park (Los Angeles CA)
David Jones                          6’5”     2019   Grant (Sacramento CA)
Elias King                              6’7”     2019   Christian Bros (Sacramento CA)
Iniko McNeil                          6’0”     2019   Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland CA)
Malik Muhammad                 6’6”     2019   Verbum Dei (Los Angeles CA)
Brennan Newsom                6’7”     2019   Sheldon (Sacramento CA)
Joseph Octave                     6’3”     2019   Mary Star (San Pedro CA)/4.2 GPA
Finnley O’Rourke                 6’7”     2019   Brentwood (Los Angeles CA)/3.5 GPA
Jaxon Pollard                       6’6”     2019   Lone Peak (Highland UT)
Cade Potter                          6’7”     2019   Orange Lutheran (Orange CA) 
Aidan Prukop                       6’3”     2020   Mater Dei (Santa Ana CA)
Justin Rene                          6’1”     2019   Poly (Long Beach CA)
Stephen Richardson            6’5”     2019   Grant (Sacramento CA)

Jace Roquemore                 6’4”     2019   Foothill (Henderson NV)
L Simpson                            6’2”     2019   Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood CA) 
Kadar Waller                        5’9”     2019   Liberty (Bakersfield CA)
Jhaun Westbrook                6’5”     2019   Serrano (Victorville CA)
D’Maurion Williams             6’3”     2019   Westview (Phoenix AZ)/3.4 GPA

Christian Wilson                  6’5”     2019   Balboa (San Diego CA)

The players below were not selected to the all-star games but impressed me enough to be deserving as “honorable mention” (in alphabetical order): 6’5” 2019 Ian Alexander (Clark/Las Vegas NV), 6’1” 2019 Jeron Artest (Palisades/Los Angeles CA), 5’11” 2019 Jared Barnett(Windward/Los Angeles CA), 6’4” 2020 Matthew Brookins (Mater Dei/Santa Ana CA), 6’1” 2020 Fred Burton (Capitol Christian/Sacramento CA),  5’11” 2019 Josh Camper (St. John Bosco/Bellflower CA/3.96 GPA), 6’4” 2019 Derrick Carter-Hollinger( Foothills Christian/El Cajon CA), 6’3” 2019 Kenneth Chilson (Upland/Upland CA), 5’6” 2019 John Clausell (St. Monica/Santa Monica CA), 6’3” 2019 Graham Cook (La Costa Canyon/Carlsbad CA), 6’6” 2019 Kobe Craig (St. John Bosco/Bellflower CA), 6’2” 2019 Bryce Craver (La Mirada/La Mirada CA), 5’9” 2019 Phaquon Davis (Chino Hills/Chino Hills CA), 6’2” 2019 Amir Franklin-Adams(Campbell Hall/North Hollywood CA), 5’9” 2021 Amir Gibson (South Hills Academy/West Covina CA), 5’11” 2019 Josh Holloway (Valley Vista/Surprise AZ), 6’1” 2019 Bryce Kilkenny(Westlake/Westlake Village CA), 6’3” 2020 William Kirkpatrick (Oak Hills/Hesperia CA), 6’3” 2020 Quincy McGriff (Westchester/Los Angeles CA), 6’1” 2020 Jordan Montgomery (Rancho Christian/Temecula CA), 6’2” 2021 Will McClendon (Miller MS/Henderson NV), 5’9” 2019 Jaden Nielsen (South Salem/Salem OR), 5’7” 2020 Evan Oliver (Citrus Hill/Perris CA), 6’2” 2019 Elijah Pepper (Selah/Selah WA), 6’6” 2020 Marcus Reddy (Maranatha/Pasadena CA), 6’3” 2019 Julian Rishwain (Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks CA), 6’0” 2019 Lawson Roe (Juan Diego/Murray UT), 6’0” 2020 Austin Ronzone (Bishop O’Dowd/Oakland CA), 6’0” 2020 Cade Ronzone (Bishop O’Dowd/Oakland CA), 6’5” 2020 Adam Schwab (Aliso Niguel/Aliso Viejo CA),  6’0” 2019 Garrett Siebels (Casa Grande/Petaluma CA), 6’4” 2019 Stephen Smith (Rainier Beach/Seattle WA), 6’3” 2020 Logan Stout (Frontier/Bakersfield CA), 6’8” 2019 Dischon Thomas (Hillcrest/Phoenix AZ), 6’5” 2019 Connor Torell (Mission Prep/San Luis Obispo CA), 6’0” 2019 Nolan Wedlow (Gorman/Las Vegas NV)

*** Action photos courtesy of Nick Koza (SportsAmp.com)

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