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2015 Pangos All-American Camp Report
by Dinos Trigonis
(June 15, 2015)

The 13th annual Pangos All-American Camp was held May 29-31 @ Cal State Dominguez Hills (Carson CA).  Dave Miller (Time Warner Sports Network/Los Angeles Lakers TV analyst) was on hand to conduct the camp skills sessions and agility & explosiveness expert Sid Sharma (Explosive Athletes Institute) led campers through physical conditioning drills.

As has been the case in past years, a large contingent of national/regional media and scouts (as well college team web sites) from across the country attended including national outlets like ESPN (Jeff Borzello & Joel Francisco), Rivals/Yahoo Sports (Eric Bossi), NBC Sports (Scott Phillips) and 247Sports.com (Jerry Meyer) as well veteran scouts/media like Van Coleman (The Basketball Channel & Nothing But Net Magazine/McDonald’s All-American Game voter), Brick Oettinger (Prep Stars/McDonald’s All-American Game voter), Clark Francis(Hoop Scoop/McDonald’s All-American Game voter), Frank Burlison(BurlisonOnBasketball.com/McDonald’s All-American Game voter), Dinos Trigonis (Fullcourt Press andNothing But Net Magazine), Ronnie Flores (GrassrootsHoops.net & Ball is Life), Chris Lawlor (Blue Star Media), Dain Ervin (BI Reports), Dave Keefer & Dave Rogahn (California Preps), Etop Udo-Ema (Fullcourt Press & The Dunk News), Matt Rodriguez & Arek Kissoyan (BallisLife.com), Chris Poopola (Premier Ball), Chad Groth (AreaCodesBasketball.com), Drew Ruiz (Slam Magazine), Devin Ugland (Rivals/USC), Little Vaughn (Check Ball Magazine), Aaron Burgin (Full-time Hoops), Gregg Rosenberg (Arizona Rivals) and Don Small (GPA Scouting).  Photographers present included Nick Koza (SportsAmp.com), Scott Kurtz (Kurtz Photo) and Cassy Athena.   BallisLife.com, The Basketball Channel, Home Town Hoops, Hoop Mix Tape, Qwik11 and Arizona’s Finest were also present shooting tons of video.  Additionally Pac-12 officials Bruce Hicks and Frank Harvey held their annual Hicks/Harvey Officials Clinic in conjunction with the camp which resulted in a first-class effort by the three-person crews that worked the games. 

  

One of the nation’s top lead guards 6’3” 2016 De’Aaron Fox (Cypress Lakes/Katy TX) attended the camp this year for the second consecutive year (made Top 30 Game in 2014) but hurt his hand during the initial skills session on Friday night and was unable to continue play in the camp.

In the Top 30 Cream of the Crop Game it was Camp MOP Rawle Alkins exploding for 15 first half points (before having to leave camp to catch a flight back to NYC) to spark his Gray squad to a 94-87 win over the Blue team.  Top 30 Game co-MVPs Mohamed Bamba (18 points/7 rebounds) and Trae Young (13 points/5 rebs/6 assists) as well as Billy Preston (15 points) were outstanding for the Gray squad. Camp MOP Mustapha Heron (game high 20 points) and Top 30 Game co-MVP Taurean Thompson (16 points on 6/8 FG with 8 boards) were terrific for the Blue team.

Cassius Stanley scored 17 points and Harrison Henderson added 16 points to lead the Blue squad over the Gray team 105-100 in the Pangos All-American Camp Top 60 “Cream of the Crop” Game. Chris Popoola Jr.had a game-high 18 points to lead the Gray. Stanley joins notable Pangos A-A Camp alums Derrick Williams (Arizona/Sacramento Kings) and Doug McDermott (Creighton/Chicago Bulls/2014 Wooden Award Winner) as being named MVP of the Top 60 Game.

In this report we will highlight the players that were chosen to the Top 30 “Cream of the Crop” Game as well as list those selected by the media to the Top 60 “Cream of the Crop” Game.


Camp Statistical Leaders

2015 Pangos Cream of the Crop Top 30 Game selections (in alphabetical order):

 Bryce Aiken                                    5’9”     2016   St. Patrick (Elizabeth NJ)
Quick and shifty point guard has definite high-major ball skills and his accurate jump shop and pin-point passing ability make his a defensive problem.  Illinois, Stanford, Harvard, Miami FL, Seton Hall, Auburn, Cal, Xavier, Florida State and Penn State are current schools showing interest.  ESPN.com’sJeff Borzello says: "Pure point guard. Aiken has a high basketball IQ and consistently made the right decisions during camp games. He can score the ball, but is also a good passer and has good vision."

Galen Alexander                             6’6”     2017   Breaux Bridge (Breaux Bridge LA)
Athletic and physical young swingman is a terror in transition and has the skills to be a big-time scorer on the high-major level. Oklahoma, LSU, Arizona, USC and Nevada are among the growing number of schools recognizing his immense talents.  McDonald’s All-American Gamevoter Clark Francis says: “Alexander was one of the best athletes in camp and he can either beat you with his outside shooting or with his speed, quickness, and explosiveness to the basket.”

Mohamed Bamba               6’11”  2017   Westtown (West Chester PA)
Bamba was definitely one of the top objects of recruiting attention here!  His length and wingspan were not the only things turning heads as his skill level for a young post was equally impressive.  Bamba was outstanding in the Top 30 Game – collecting 18 points (on 8/11 FG) to go with 7 boards .  2015 NBPA Camp invitee has Kansas, UConn, Villanova, Arizona, Indiana, Syracuse, St. John’s, Rice, Penn State, Arizona State, Georgia Tech and many others in hot pursuit!  ESPN.com’sJeff Borzello says: "Bamba might have the highest ceiling of anyone at the camp -- and he's only getting better.  He has physical gifts matched by very few players nationally, and is beginning to develop more scoring and finishing moves."

Barrett Benson                               6’9”     2016   Hinsdale South (Hinsdale IL)
Smart power-forward knows how to play within flow of game and is adept at playing both out on the high-post as well as on the block.  Solid outing (8 points/8 rebs) in Top 30 game.  NBPA Camp invitee is getting serious interest from Stanford and has been offered by the likes of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Vanderbilt, Nebraska, Penn State, USC and Kansas State.  NBC Sports’Scott Phillips says: “Benson is a solid positional big man who knows his role and plays the game with a high IQ. Benson does a great job playing off of the movements of his guards and he's improved as a pick and roll threat.”

MJ Cage                                            6’9”     2016   Mater Dei (Santa Ana CA)
Work-horse “Big” goes about his business in a very productive although not flashy way.  Makes plays at both ends whether its blocking shots, rebounding at a high clip or finishing at the rim on the offensive end.  Cage’s 7.3 rebounds per game was good for third best in camp.  Arizona and San Diego State (where his NBA dad Michael starred) are among the many schools that have offered.   PremierBall.com’sChris Popoola says: “Cage has shown strong promise and skill set for his size and length for his power forward position.”

Tyree Crump                                   6’2”     2016   Bainbridge (Bainbridge GA)
Georgia-bound combo-guard earned a well-deserved 2015 NBPA Camp invite with an impressive performance here.  McDonald’s All-American Gamevoter Frank Burlison says: “He came into the camp with little or no advanced billing and hype yet he played about as well as any “combo” guard over the weekend.  He looks like a real “steal” for Coach Mark Fox and his University of Georgia program”

Sam Cunliffe                                    6’7”     2016   Rainier Beach (Seattle WA)
Bouncy wing runs floor extremely well and impressed scouts all weekend with his versatility.  Underrated passer too (had 4 assists in Top 30 Game).  2015 NBPA Camp invitee unofficially visited new Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley shortly after the camp concluded and didn’t take long thereafter to pledge a commitment to the Sun Devils.  McDonald’s All-American Gamevoter Frank Burlison says: “He has all the physical and basketball ‘tools’ and was particularly impressive in his Saturday night matchup with Mario Kegler. Once his consistency and ‘feel for the game’ improve, with experience and maturity, he has a chance to be a terrific and versatile college player.”

                


De’Ron Davis                                  6’9”     2016   Overland (Aurora CO)
Wide-body is a force on the block and dependable rebounder – collected 6 boards in Top 30 game.   NBPA Camp invitee is hearing from Indiana, Colorado, Arizona, UCLA, Arkansas, Arizona State and UConn.  NBC Sports’Scott Phillips says: “Davis has continued to get in better shape as his high school career has gone along and he's always been productive around the hoop.  At the Pangos All-American Camp, Davis was at times great on the glass and scoring on putbacks and hustle plays.”

Terrance Ferguson                       6’6”     2016   Prime Prep (Dallas TX)
Ultra-athletic swingman is just flat-out ridiculous when he jumps toward the rim.  Add a much refined perimeter shot and you have a legitimate future NBA Draft first round caliber player.   Ballislife.com’scamp video of Terrance’s 360 degree scoop dunk (off an assist from partner in dunk crime De’Aaron Fox) already has over 431,000 YouTubeviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bwRb-eVIU0 
Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Baylor, Louisville, SMU, Alabama and Oklahoma are in a dogfight for this USA Basketball U19 Tryout Camp invitee currently ranked #5 in 2016 by Rivals.com’sEric Bossi.  247Sports.com’sJerry Meyer says: “Ferguson is a superb shooter with length and some pogo stick athleticism. He is the type of shooting guard that is having great success in today’s game.”

Spencer Freedman                        6’1”     2018   Mater Dei (Santa Ana CA)
Cerebral PG with plenty of basketball IQ and a lethal 3-point shot was very impressive here earning wide-praise from the national scouts in attendance as well as a spot in the Top 30 Game (handed out 5 assists in that contest).  Freedman visited USC unofficially after the camp and was met with an official offer from the Trojans.  Terrific student just transferred to Mater Dei from Santa Monica HS.  McDonald’s All-American Game voter Frank Burlison says: “It was apparent from the opening tip of his first game that he wasn’t going to be intimidated and that, in fact, he was going to be one of the most impressive point guards in camp, as he showed in head-up battles with superb 2017 PGs Trae Young and Isaiah Washington.  He may have been as good a passer as there was on hand.”

Mustapha Heron                             6’5”     2016   Sacred Heart (Waterbury CT)
Lefty wing has a game reminiscent of a young James Harden and his ability to beat defenders at will off the bounce and score in bunches makes him a dangerous offensive threat.  Add an improving perimeter shot and a great will to win and you have the making of a Top 10 player in the national 2016 class.  Heron’s averaged 16.3 ppg (52% FG) with high games of 26 and 25 points as well as a game-high 20 points in the Top 30 game to share camp MOP honors with Rawle Alkins.  GrassrootsHoops.net’sRonnie Flores says: “While Rawle Alkins was statistically the most consistent performer in camp, Heron arguably made the most impact on his peers.  He imposed his will on the game and his impact was immediate and lasting.  With improved offensive consistency Mustapha will be prominently mentioned with the very best players nationally in the class of 2016.”

       

Vance Jackson                               6’8”     2016   St. John Bosco (Bellflower CA)
High-scoring WF has the size and shooting touch to a be core piece of any high-major program’s offense.  2015 NBPA Camp invitee was among the leaders here in scoring (13.3 ppg) and rebounding (5.0 rpg).  Jackson (currently ranked #30 in 2016 by Rivals.com’sEric Bossi) is a Pac-12 priority with programs like UCLA, Arizona, Cal, Utah and USC in the mix as well as UConn, Maryland, UNLV, Memphis and San Diego State.  247Sports.com’sJerry Meyer says:  “Jackson has a great mix of size and skill. He is a smooth shooter and quality all-around player who can control space.”

Mario Kegler                                    6’7”     2016   Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville FL)
Strong and athletic wing has plenty of scoring confidence.   2015 NBPA Camp invitee averaged 13.8 ppg here (one of the top marks in camp).  GrassrootsHoops.net’sRonnie Flores says:  “With a nice combination of skill and size, Kegler excelled in transition and was one of the players who had to be accounted for at all times on the court.  Kegler is a power wing who continues to improve his perimeter game.”

TJ Leaf                                              6’9”     2016   Foothills Christian (El Cajon CA)
Top 10 national prospect has a great combination of post and perimeter offensive skills as well as the necessary bounce to finish plays above the rim.  Arizona-bound hybrid forward averaged 14.5 ppg here and tossed in a respectable 9 points in the Top 30 game.  Leaf is currently trying out in Colorado Springs CO for the USA Basketball U19 squad that will travel to Crete, Greece later this month for the World U19 championships.  ESPN.com’sJoel Francisco says: “TJ exhibited his fine all-around game at the Pangos AA Camp. There wasn't a 4-man there that had his lethal combination of ball skills, passing, shooting touch, and bounce.”

Ira Lee                                               6’8”     2017   Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth CA)
Active and athletic PF has a motor that won’t stop and very underrated offensive skills including a face-up perimeter jump shot that extends to the 3-point line.  Lee has also been invited to the NBPA Camp and Nike Elite Top 100 Camp this month. Arizona, UConn, UCLA, Cal and Arizona State are among the schools showing early interest.  ESPN.com’sJeff Borzello says:  "Lee missed his high school season with a shoulder injury, but he started to show why he was so highly-regarded last fall.  What stands out about him is his motor and energy -- which has made him one of the best rebounders in 2017."

Brandon McCoy                             6’10”  2017   Morse (San Diego CA)
Long and wiry center has plenty of promise and his improvement from event to event has been really evident this Spring.  NBPA Camp invitee had 10 points in the Top 30 game and has been offered by Kansas, Cal, Arizona, Michigan State and San Diego State. NBC Sports’Scott Phillips says:  “McCoy is one of the most intriguing long-term prospects in camp because he moves so well and has a high skill level for his size.  McCoy can still add a good amount of weight and not have it hurt his quickness and he has an improving feel for the game around the basket.”

Cameron McGriff                            6’6”     2016   South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie TX)
Physical and athletic WF is bouncy to say the least!  McGriff is also an underrated scorer as the 2015 NBPA Camp invitee’s 29 point performance (good for top scoring effort here) demonstrates.  McGriff also is a very good rebounder (boarded at a 5.0 rpg clip here) and a tenacious defender.  Texas, Baylor, Arkansas,  SMU, Tulsa, Creighton, Houston and UTEP among the schools showing interest.  GrassrootsHoops.net’sRonnie Flores says:  “A major league finisher, McGriff excelled at the Pangos Camp by staying within himself. He particularly shined in the pick-and-roll game.” 

Javin Montgomery-Delaurier      6’9”     2016   St. Anne-Belfield (Charlottesville VA)
Agile forward seemed involved in every play each time he stepped on the floor here – averaging 11.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.  2015 NBPA Camp invitee’s recent offer by North Carolina joins previous offers from Texas, Florida, Miami FL, Virginia Tech, Baylor, Clemson and Cincinnati.  McDonald’s All-American Gamevoter Van Coleman says:  “This athletic insider can flat out score in transition game or off the dribble on the baseline drive.  He has excellent length, can score over and around bigs in the paint. He showed good jumper from the elbow, can rebound out of his zone and is a solid help side shot blocker!  New member of a lot of Top 100 lists!”

Nate Morris                                      6’10”  2016   Lancaster (Lancaster TX)
Two-time Pangos AA Camp invitee showed off a leaner and stronger physique this year as well as a very improved post skill set that is now in high-demand from the likes of Texas A&M, UCLA, Oklahoma State, SMU, Baylor, LSU and Houston.  McDonald’s All-American Gamevoter Clark Francis says:  “We're talking about somebody who runs the court, has good athleticism, and is a physical specimen in the post and we liked the way he set picks and screens, scored around the basket, and took care of business on the boards.”

Lamar Peters                                   6’1”     2016   Landry-Walker (New Orleans LA)
Crafty and quick PG has plenty of sizzle in his handle and his creativity with the rock allows him to create well for himself and teammates.  New Bulldog coach Ben Howland wasted no time locking up this talented playmaker as Peters committed to Mississippi State shortly after camp ended.  GrassrootsHoops.net’s Ronnie Flores says:  “Peters has a good combination of quickness, speed and shooting ability.  Lamar is a confident southpaw point guard who veteran camp coach/scout Tom Cirincione felt was one of the two best point guards in attendance.”

Shamorie Ponds                            6’1”     2016   Jefferson (Brooklyn NY)
High-scoring lead guard averaged 14.0 ppg here and demonstrated that he could set the table for teammates as well.  2015 NBPA Camp invitee has St. John’s, Minnesota, Seton Hall, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Miami FL and Creighton on his growing list of schools showing interest.  McDonald’s All-American Gamevoter Frank Burlison says:  “The left hander quickly dashed the suggestion of some national pundits that he is an ‘undersized shooting guard’ and not a “point guard’ with the exceptional job he did of both protecting and pushing the ball in transition and delivering the ball, on target, to his teammates for quality shots.  And he scored pretty much at will himself, via drives and jump shots.”

Myles Powell                                   6’2”     2016   Trenton Catholic (Trenton NJ)
Undersized but strong shooting guard averaged 17.0 ppg (second only to Rawle Alkins here).  Powell is hard to contain off the bounce and his perimeter shot must be respected.   McDonald’s All-American Gamevoter Clark Francis says:  “Powell is a powerfully built 2-guard that is a match-up problem when he slashes to the basket.  He also is very good outside shooter and he did a very good job of getting his own shot.”

Billy Preston                                    6’9”     2017   Prime Prep (Dallas TX)
Big time scoring forward reminds me of a young Antoine Walker.  NBPA Camp invitee averaged 12.0 ppg here and performed well in the Top 30 game, scoring 15 points (6/11 FG).  Preston is a match-up problem as he is strong and athletic enough to power inside for buckets but also has the range on his perimeter shot to extend defenses.  Top 10 national 2017 prospect has been offered by Kansas, UCLA, Baylor, UConn, USC, Oregon, Utah and Arizona State.  PremierBall.com’sChris Popoola says:  “Preston's performance at the Pangos AA Camp was well worth his weight in future stocks and bonds. Preston has grown both mentally and physically and possess the acute intangibles to be a potential pro. Preston rare length, skill set and DNA will allow his game to extend past the rest in his competing 2017 class.”

Omari Spellman                              6’8”     2016   MacDuffie (Springfield MA)
Villanova-bound mammoth PF showed why he is one of the elite prospects in 2016 by averaging 15.7 ppg and 6.3 rpg here and earning a spot in the Top 30 Game (grabbed a game high 10 boards in that contest).  2015 NBPA Camp invitee is a force in the paint and his punishing dunk over a 6-11 center was one of the most talked about plays in the camp.  247Sports.com’sJerry Meyer says:  “Spellman is a power player who is well conditioned right now.  When he has some lift to his game, watch out because he is also highly skilled.”

                


Ethan Thompson                           6’4”     2017   Bishop Montgomery (Torrance CA)

Super-smooth lead guard with size and emerging athleticism is a player on the definite rise in the 2017 class.  Thompson is also a very underrated ballhandler and passer.  Was outstanding here – averaging 16.5 points per game (good for the #3 spot in that category in camp).  But even more impressive was his offensive efficiency – connecting on 66% of his FG attempts and 53% of his 3FG shots.  Signature camp performance was a 27 point outburst (on 11/13 FG & 5/5 3FG).  NBC Sports’Scott Phillips says:  “Ethan shot the ball at a very high level during the camp and he has one of the smoothest-looking strokes in his class.  When Thompson puts it up from the 3-point line, you expect it to go in and it makes his first step that much quicker since you have to play him off the line.”

Xavier Tillman                                 6’8”     2017   Forest Hills Central (Grand Rapids MI)
Burly blue-collar PF has the work ethic of a coal miner down on the block and the consistency of his efforts here (11.8 ppg and 6.8 rpg) is the reason that he is drawing serious and lengthy Big 10 attention.  Tillman has been invited to NBPA Camp in Virginia.  McDonald’s All-American Gamevoter Van Coleman says:  “Big body with a frame that can add strength, power and explosion in the coming years giving him solid upside.  Needs to improve his athleticism, explosion and conditioning but has decent footwork, agility and feel around the basket right now.  Utilizes both hands well around the rim and has a nice touch and feel around the basket...Big Ten Proto-type power man!”

Taurean Thompson                      6’10”  2016   St. Anthony (Newark NJ)
Fast rising national 2016 sleeper will be a household name by end of July.  Thompson’s 16 points on 6/8 FG with 8 boards in Top 30 game earned him Top 30 game co-MVP honors and new found coast to coast respect.  Taurean is now getting strong interest from Syracuse, Indiana, Georgetown, Virginia and Arizona and has been offered by SMU, Oklahoma, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Arizona State, Temple, Richmond, Rice and Xavier.  McDonald’s All-American Gamevoter Frank Burlison says: “Thompson followed his strong close to Nike EYBL spring play with the New Jersey Playaz with a consistently impressive performance here, both as a rebounder and scorer. He’s the epitome of the modern ‘pick-and-pop power forward”.

Isaiah Washington                        6’0”     2017   St. Raymond’s (New York NY)
Jet-quick point guard is a dual offensive playmaker that can both score as well as distribute the rock with precision.  Washington showed his worth here by averaging 11.3 ppg and a camp leading 5.5 apg. NBPA Camp invitee will soon be a Big East and ACC lead guard priority. ESPN.com’s Joel Francisco says:  “Isaiah was easily the biggest surprise to me considering he wasn't listed on any national Top 100 lists. He was one of the Top 5 point guards in attendance regardless of class, due to his ability to find teammates in transition as well as score from all three levels.”

PJ Washington                               6’7”     2017   Findlay Prep (Henderson NV)
PJ was already having an outstanding spring and he continued that torrid pace here.  Reminds me a lot of a young Jamal Mashburn who can hurt you both inside and from the perimeter.  2015 NBPA Camp invitee is getting serious interest from the likes of Texas, Michigan State, UCLA, Cal and UNLV.  Washington’s passion for the game was exhibited when he squeezed in competing at Pangos AA Camp on Friday night and Saturday before racing to Colorado Springs CO to join his USA U18 3-on-3 team which traveled to Hungary for the FIBA World U18 3-on-3 World Championships this month.  McDonald’s All-American Gamevoter Van Coleman says:  “PJ has the ability to produce double - doubles every game.  Really good rebounder and scorer who can knock down the mid-range jumper at a pretty respectable rate.  Resembles a young Draymond Green.”

Trae Young                                      6’2”     2017   Norman (Norman OK)
Young has quickly become a hot commodity in the national 2017 class and showed that the hype was legit here – earning co-MVP honors of the Top 30 Game with his 13 point/5 reb/6 assist performance. Trae has already been offered by Arizona, UCLA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Kansas, Virginia, Baylor, Virginia Tech and Texas Tech.  Will visit Duke unofficially after he attends the NBPA Camp this week.  McDonald’s All-American Gamevoter Clark Francis says:  “Young doesn't pass the look test with his skinny frame and lack of size, but this crafty point guard has great court vision, excellent ball handling and passing skills, and a knack for knowing when to get his teammates involved and when to create for himself.” 

         

 

2015 Pangos Cream of the Crop Top 60 Game selections(in alphabetical order):

Ike Anigbogu                       6’9”     2016   Centennial (Corona CA)
Terrific rebounder (grabbed 6 boards in Top 60 game) and rim protector has emerging offensive skills on the block.  Excellent student has committed to UCLA.

Victor Bailey                        6’4”     2017   McNeil (Austin TX)
Swift wing is a legitimate threat in transition.  Bailey impressed with 11 points in Top 60 game.

Mitchell Ballock                  6’4”     2017   Eudora (Eudora KS)
Smart and heady wing has lethal 3-point stroke.

Bol Bol                                  6’10”  2018   Bishop Miege (Roeland Park KS)
Son of the late Manute Bol is a very intriguing young post prospect in his own right.  “Oozing with potential” would be an understatement.

O’shae Brissett                   6’8”     2017   Findlay Prep (Henderson NV)
Quick and active forward is a Canadian native and a regular visitor to the glass that can finish in transition with the best forwards in his class.

Malik Crowfield                   6’4”     2016   Riverside Academy (LaPlace LA)
New Orleans Elite wing has a smooth stroke from beyond the 3-point arc.

Mamadi Diakite                   6’9”     2016   Blue Ridge School (Dyke VA)
Agile forward runs floor well and can finish in transition.  Hearing from Big East and ACC schools.

Leland Green                       6’3”     2016   Redondo Union (Redondo Beach CA)
Very underrated lead guard is athletic and one of the best perimeter defenders in the nation.  Green’s terrific versatility was on full display in Top 60 game (10 points/7 assists/4 steals).

Jamir Harris                         6’2”     2017   St. Patrick (Elizabeth NJ)
Sharp-shooting guard is one to track in 2017.  Harris had a 20 point effort here.

Tim Harrison                       6’8”     2016   Parker (San Diego CA)
Sleek hybrid forward has an improved skill set and is an excellent student.

Harrison Henderson         6’10”  2016   South Grande Prairie (Grand Prairie TX)
Long & skilled face-up forward scored 16 points in a winning effort in Top 60 game.  Henderson
was offered by Southern Cal after he unofficially visited the Trojans shortly after the conclusion of camp and returned back to Los Angeles this past weekend on an official visit and he made it official by committing to USC.

Eric Hester                           6’4”     2016   Oldsmar Christian (Oldsmar FL)
Talented lead guard with size can score from distance or take it to the rack off the dribble. Hester’s hoop value has not gone unnoticed as he has reeled in offers from Florida, Florida State, USC, Missouri, Miami FL, Louisville and Georgia Tech.

Curtis Hollis                         6’6”     2016   Mansfield Summit (Mansfield TX)
Hollis was one of the surprises of the camp averaging 16.3 points per game including a camp game high of 23 points – earning a spot in Top 60 Game (had a 17 point effort in that contest).  Plays on the loaded Dallas-based Pro Skills Elite with other elite prospects like Marques Bolden and Herard Schnider.

Javonntie Jackson                        6’6”     2016   Compton (Compton CA)
One of the West Coast’s top rising senior sleepers is a strong and athletic swingman with a soft perimeter touch and plenty of promise.  Solid effort in in Top 60 game (8 points/5 boards).  Would not be surprised to see him crack Eric Bossi’s Rivals Top 150after a strong summer.

De’Riante Jenkins              6’6”     2016   West Oaks (Orlando FL)
Dangerous slashing scorer is a rising star in this national class – now attracting interest from the likes of Florida, Wake Forest, Indiana, Clemson, Virginia Tech, South Florida and Utah.  Jenkins has been invited to NBPA Camp in Charlottesville VA.

Theo John                           6’9”     2017   Champlin Park (Brooklyn Park MN)
Very promising post-forward was active all camp long, showing great potential as a shotblocker and rebounder before being sidelined due to injury just prior to the all-star games.  Early schools in the mix for John include Minnesota, Marquette, Wisconsin, Purdue, Iowa and Nebraska.

Skylar Mays                         6’4”     2016   Southern Lab (Baton Rouge LA)
Lead guard with nice length handles rock well and has excellent court vision (had 4 assists in Top 60 game here).  UNLV among schools seeing real value in this 2016 prospect.

Alani Moore                          5’9”     2016   Montrose Christian (Rockville MD)
Quick PG has range on his jump shot and the ability to create for teammates.  Leader of the DC Premier program’s 17u squad this year.

Wolfgang Novogratz         6’2”     2016   Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood CA)       
Tough and heady PG is a leader on the floor.  Impressed here not just with his intangibles but also with ability to handle defensive pressure as well as knock down open perimeter shots.  Had 12 points and dished out a team-high 5 assists in Top 60 Game.

Chuba Ohams                     6’7”     2016   Wadleigh (Bronx NY) 
East Coast sleeper is agile on the break and can finish in traffic.  Had 9 points in Top 60 game.  New York Panther standout has been recently offered by Providence and DePaul and is hearing from UConn, Indiana, Miami FL and VCU.

Renathan Ona-Embo        6’3”     2017   Balboa Prep (San Diego CA)
French native is a high-octane lead guard that can really score.  Ona-Embo averaged 14.8 points per game here, exhibiting impressive athleticism to the cup and well as a nice pull-up jump shot.

Christian Popoola Jr.        6’3”     2017   Lone Peak (Highland UT)
Strong lefty lead guard can really score the rock (averaged 11.0 ppg here).  Had a game high 18 points as well as 3 dimes in in Top 60 game.  Popoola has been offered by USC, UNLV, Memphis, San Diego State, Washington State and New Mexico.

Oliver Powell                       6’8”     2016   Rowlett (Rowlett TX)
Athletic rebounder (averaged 5.7 boards per game here) has a growing list of schools that includes SMU, Ole Miss, Kansas State, Rice and San Diego.

Andre Rafus                                    6’8”     2017   St. Benedicts (Newark NJ)
Long and slinky high-scoring forward can really get buckets in a wide variety of ways.  Rafus averaged 12.3 points per game (including a top personal scoring effort of 24 points on the camp’s opening night).  Baltimore MD native is getting serious interest from UConn, UCLA, Missouri, USC, UNLV, Arizona State, Tennessee and Wichita State.

Solomon Ruddell               7’0”     2017   Hill School (Pottstown PA)
Skilled center that can put rock in hoop in a variety of ways in the post.  California native came on strong at the end of camp – had 12 points in Top 60 game.

James Scott                         6’3”     2016   Pope John XIII (Sparta NJ)
Off-guard with knack for scoring averaged 11.0 ppg here.

Trevor Stanback                6’10”  2016   Maranatha (Pasadena CA)
Long lefty shotblocker can finish with authority around the rim.  Very good performance in Top 60 game (10 points/6 boards).  Has been invited to NBPA Camp in Virginia. 

Cassius Stanley                 6’4”     2019   Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood CA)
Young and ultra-athletic lead guard had a coming-out party here – had a fantastic camp (averaged 11.3 ppg) and scored a team-high 17 points in a winning effort in the Top 60 Game (earning Top 60 Game MVP honors in the process).  Very improved shooter and ballhandler is a Top 5 caliber prospect in 2019.

Henry Welsh                        6’10”  2016   Loyola (Los Angeles CA)
Hard-working and physical post always gives maximum effort.  Very good rebounder (had 8 boards in Top 60 game) and top-notch student is the younger brother of UCLA center Thomas Welsh.  Georgia Tech recently offered.

Walter Whyte                       6’5”     2017   St. Luke’s (New Canaan CT)
Prior to Pangos AA Camp, Whyte didn’t even have a player profile on ESPN, Rivals or Scout.  That all changed after an impressive effort here.  Walter averaged 13.8 ppg – slicing, dicing and powering his way to the cup for buckets.

Keith Williams                     6’4”     2017   Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn NY)
Savvy wing guard is a solid defender and has very good ability to beat defenders off the bounce.

          

 

Camp Honorable Mention*
Players not selected to all-star games but deserve special recognition


Josh Anderson                     6’4”     2017   Madison Prep (Baton Rouge LA)
Robert Brown                       6'8”      2017   Prime Prep (Dallas TX)
Ian Carter                              6’7”     2016   Serra (Gardena CA)
Jeremy Carter-Shepard        6’0”     2016   Marshall (Richmond VA)
JJ Chandler                          6’4”     2017   Cinco Ranch (Katy TX)
Karim Coulibaly                    6’8”     2019   Capital Christian (Washington DC)

Keith Fisher                          6’7”     2016   Westchester (Los Angeles CA)
PJ Fuller                               6’4”     2019   Seattle WA
Jacobi Gordon                      6’6”     2018   Home School (Houston TX)
Jordan Griffin                        6’3”     2016   Centennial (Corona CA)
Daron Henson                      6’7”     2016   Alemany (Mission Hills CA)

Jacob Hughes                      6’11”   2017   Servite (Anaheim CA)
Steve Jordan                        5’11”   2016   Conwell-Eagan Catholic (Fairless Hills PA)

Justice Kithcart                     6’2”     2016   Virginia Episcopal (Lynchburg VA)
Cameron Lard                      6’8”     2016   Central (Natchitoches LA)
Dykembe Martin                   6’0”     2016   JW North (Riverside CA)
Johnny McWilliams              6’4”     2016   San Marcos (San Marcos CA)
Justin Moore                        6’4”     2016   Mission Bay (San Diego CA)
Isaiah Nichols                      6’5”     2016   Avon Old Farms School (CT)/Oxnard CA
Kenneth Nwuba                  6’10”    2018   Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville FL)
Tyler Polley                          6’8”     2017   Sagemont School (Ft. Lauderdale FL)
Vittorio Reynoso-Avila         6’5”     2016   La Mirada (La Mirada CA)
CJ Roberts                          6’1”      2017   Richland (North Richland Hills TX)

Raysean Scott                     6’6”     2016   Compton (Compton CA)
Marcus Shavers                   6’0”     2017   Prime Prep (Dallas TX)
Lucas Siewert                      6’10”   2016   Cathedral (Los Angeles CA)
Donnie Tillman                    6’6”     2017   Findlay Prep (Henderson NV)
DeShang (DJ) Weaver        6’7”     2018   Cy Falls (Houston TX)
Riley Welch                         6’0”     2016   Bergen Catholic (Oradell NJ)
Sidney Wilson                     6’7”     2017   St. Raymond’s (New York NY)

 ***Photos by Nick Koza (SportsAmp.com) and Scott Kurtz

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