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2015 Pangos All-Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp Report
by Dinos Trigonis
(November 3, 2015)

The 10th annual Pangos All Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp was held recently (October 17-18) at The Park District (La Grange IL/near Chicago).  This event featured 180 top 2018 and 2019 players (along with a few talented 2020 players) from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska and Texas.

The camp began with an excellent skills workout directed by Brent Mason and continued with four competitive rounds of games that showcased the quality of the young talent present.

Media/scouts on hand included Dinos Trigonis (Fullcourt Press & Nothing But Net Magazine), Frank Burlison (BurlisonOnBasketball.com/McDonald’s All-American Game & NBPA Camp selection committees), Clark Francis (Hoop Scoop/ McDonald’s All-American Game & NBPA Camp selection committees), John Stovall (ESPN.com), Ronnie Flores (GrassrootsHoops.net,  BallisLife.com, “Fab 50” National HS Team Rankings & Mr. Basketball USA Tracker), Horace Neysmith (AllMetroHoops.com),Roy & Harv Schmidt(Illinois Prep Bulls-Eye), Scott Comeau(BallisLife.com), Joe Henricksen (Chicago Sun-Times/City-Suburban Hoops Report), Johnny Hines, Eric Hines & Darrell Coleman (Courtside Films), Brian Rogers (Eye Catchers) and Ryan Raddle (ILBallerz.com).

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

In the Top 60 “Cream of the Crop Game” it was the White team besting the Black squad 93-87 as game co-MVP 6’5” 2018 Messiah Jones(Simeon/Chicago IL) led the way with 16 points/5 rebounds.  Also playing well in Top 60 Game were 6’5” 2019 Kahlil Whitney(13 points/5 rebounds), 6’5’ 2019 Kevon Mayers(10 points/4 boards) and 6’1” 2019 Kejuan Clements(9 points/6 assists/3 rebounds/2 steals).

In the Top 30 Game, it was the White team sprinting ahead of the Black squad 143-102 as game co-MVP 6’5” 2018 Devonire Glass(Simeon/Chicago IL) had 28 points/6 rebounds and fellow game co-MVP 6’2” 2018 Zion Young(Andrean/Merrillville IN) added 23 points, 8 boards and 4 assists for the winning team.

Bookend forwards 6’6” 2018 De'Sean Allen-Eikens(Coyotes/Williston ND) and 6’6” 2018 JaVonni Bickham(Minnehaha Academy/Minneapolis MN) were consistently impressive all camp long and were named camp co-MOPs.

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


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

 Chase Adams                                  5’6”     2018   Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights IL)
Small but quick guard has impressive court vision and passing skills.  Adams had 8 points/4 assists in the Top 30 Game.

De'Sean Allen-Eikens                   6’6”     2018   Coyotes (Williston ND)
Strong and assertive forward makes plays at both ends and can hurt defenses whether slashing through contact to finish at the rim or draining perimeter jump shots.  Minnesota, Oregon, Colorado, Oregon State and San Diego State among the schools showing early interest.  De”Sean’s consistent high production and big impact on games played earned him a share of overall camp MOP honors here.

Johnny Bernard                             6’2”     2018   Merrillville (Merrillville IN)
Active wing scores well in transition.

JaVonni Bickham                           6’6”     2018   Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis MN) 
Strong, physical and athletic forward is a beast attacking the rim and defends with pride.  High volume rebounder and underrated passer also is a respectable perimeter shooter.  Big 10caliber prospect capped off his overall camp co-MOP weekend by pumping in 21 points in the Top 30 Game.  Solid student (3.0 GPA) has Memphis (offer), Minnesota, Kansas, Purdue and Stanford showing early interest.  I expect that school list to grow longer before it gets shorter.

Justin Boyd                                     6’3”     2018   Whitney Young (Chicago IL)
Athletic wing has a great motor and can score in a variety of ways.  Good student had 5 points/5 rebounds in the Top 30 Game.

Joffari Brown                                  6'3”     2018   St Joseph (Westchester IL)
Talented WG is a very nice slashing scorer.

Xavier Castaneda                           6’0”     2018   Whitney Young (Chicago IL)
Tough playmaker has scoring skills that extend to the 3-point arc.  Good student too.

Camron Donatlan                           6’2”     2018   West Aurora (Aurora IL)
Athletic lefty wing is a very effective slasher to the cup that also has legitimate perimeter range.  Played well in the Top 30 Game (13 points/3 rebounds).

Ayo Dosunmu                                 6’3”     2018   Morgan Park (Chicago IL)
Promising Windy City lead guard has very nice basketball instincts and terrific propensity to find open teammates.  Good scorer has quick release on his shot and is quick to the cup off the bounce.  Solid student (3.0 GPA) had very good overall effort (12 points/5 rebs/5 assts) in the Top 30 Game.

Raekwon Drake                              6’5”     2018   Orr (Chicago IL)
Athletic wing forward with plenty of bounce makes plays on both ends.  Drake fared well with 11 points/4 rebounds in the Top 30 Game.

Sean Dunnings                               6’5”     2018   Lake Catholic (Mentor OH)
Good looking wing can score and rebounds well for size (collected 7 rebounds in the Top 30 Game).

Nolan Foster                                    6’7”     2019   Mattawan (Mattawan MI)  
Promising young skilled PF is also an excellent student (3.8 GPA).

Devonire Glass                               6’7”     2018   Simeon (Chicago IL)
Ultra-bouncy and long WF was a Windex man all camp long – attacking and finishing above the hoop and as well as being a tenacious rim-protector.  Glass was on fire in the Top 30 Game – scoring a game high 28 points and grabbing 8 boards en route to game co-MVP honors.

Zavon Godwin                                6’4”     2018   Roseville (Roseville MI)
Athletic wing is a very nice slashing scorer and solid student (3.0 GPA).  Michigan, Detroit and Temple are among the schools showing early interest.

 

Jaret Griffith                         6’3”     2019   Western Reserve (Collins OH
Heady SG with nice scoring skills – jump shot is equally effective off the “catch and shoot” as it is off the bounce.  Underrated ballhandler is also a good student (3.2 GPA).

Malik Hall                                          6’5”     2018   Metea Valley (Aurora IL)
Sleek swingman is a versatile perimeter scorer that capped his excellent weekend here by having 11 points in the Top 30 Game.

Tyler Herro                                       6’4”     2018   Whitnall (Greenfield WI)
Pin-point shooting wing has great basketball IQ.  Herro has very good ball skills with nice “stop & pop” scoring ability.  Solid student too (3.0 GPA).

Jared Hofer                                      6’9”     2018   Carroll (Fort Wayne IN)
Wide-body post takes up plenty of space in the paint and rebounds at a high clip.  Hofer had a respectable 8 points/6 rebounds in the Top 30 Game.  Solid student (3.1 GPA) too.

Eden Holt                                         5’6”     2018   Ft. Bend Austin (Sugarland TX)
Quick PG has nice ability to evade defensive pressure as well as a soft and accurate touch on his perimeter shot.  New Mexico is among the schools showing interest in this very good student (3.5 GPA).

Talen Horton-Tucker                    6’3”     2018   Simeon (Chicago IL)
Tough and versatile player has a major impact on every game he plays in.  Not blessed with great size, Talen does have very deceptive quickness and athleticism as well as the strength to finish through contact.  Excellent defender and rebounder and is underrated passer.  Impressive in the Top 30 Game with 11 points/5 rebs.

Lamond Johnson                          6’1”     2019   Morgan Park (Chicago IL)
Strong lead guard with a nice pull-up jump shot is also a pin-point passer and more than adequate defender. 

Keshawn Justice                           6’5”     2018   Madison East (Madison WI)
Strong wing has nice body control as a slashing scorer as well as ability to be an accurate spot-up shooter with range to the 3-point line.  Good student too (3.3 GPA).

Thomas Kithier                               6’8”     2018   Dakota (Macomb MI)
Solid rebounder and interior scorer is also a very good student.

Deontay Long                                 6’5”     2019   Washington (Milwaukee WI)
Athletic slashing scorer runs floor well and can finish through contact.  HM potential.

Jamar Madge                                   6’1”     2018   Raytown South (Kansas City MO)
Very good student (3.5 GPA) is a talented combo-guard with a solid handle and ability to score off the bounce.

 Jordan McCabe                              5’11”  2018   Kaukauna (Kaukana WI)
Sharpshooting and creative playmaker was very impressive in the Top 30 Game (11 points/4 rebounds/6 assists/3 steals.  Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ohio State are among schools showing interest in this terrific ballhandler and excellent student (3.6 GPA).

Patrick McCaffery                           6'7"     2019   West (Iowa City IA)
Skilled hybrid-forward with nice agility and athleticism is just scratching the surface of his immense potential.  Younger son of Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery has very good ball skills and the ability to score both in transition as well as in the half-court.  McDonald’s All-American potential.

Dan McKeeman                              5’11”  2019   Carroll (Fort Wayne IN)
Savvy point guard has real ability to direct his team’s offense and is also a terrific student (4.0 GPA).

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl              6’7”     2019   Bishop Miege (Kansas City KS)
Young but very productive Trey Lyles-type PF has an excellent feel for the game and is as comfortable playing with his back to the basket as he is attacking the cup off the dribble.  Jeremiah also navigates the baseline very well to score and rebounds at a high clip.  Deceptive athlete and underrated passer is also a very fine student (3.75 GPA).

Corvon Seales                                6'2"     2018   North Scott (Eldridge IA)
Creative lead guard with nice frame pushes the rock fast in transition and can score well off the bounce in the half-court.  Seales has an excellent 1st step as well as a nice pull-up jump shot.  Style of play reminds me of a young Spencer Dinwiddie (Colorado/Detroit Pistons).

Adam Trapp                                     7’2”     2018   Esko (Esko MN)
Center with great length has nice agility and good hands.  Trapp has already unofficially visited Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.  Excellent student (3.8 GPA) is however a work in progress that will be worth monitoring over the next 3 years.

Bryce Washington                         6’4”     2018   Southfield Christian (Southfield MI)
Athletic wing is a terrific defender that can score impressively in transition.  Outstanding student too (3.9 GPA).

Marquan Williams                           5'9"     2018   Perspectives (Chicago IL)
Quick and crafty point guard is an excellent scorer (14 points in the Top 30 Game).

Zion Young                                      6’2”     2018   Andrean (Merrillville IN)
Strong combo-guard with a sweet 3-point stroke is also a very improved ballhandler and passer.  Zion was terrific (23 points/8 rebs/4 assts) in the Top 30 Game – leading his squad to the “W” and earning a share of game co-MVP honors in the process.

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

Barlow Alleruzzo                              6’7”     2018   St. Rita (Chicago IL)
Malik Anderson                                6’0”     2019   St. Joseph (Westchester IL)
Cameron Bartmann                         6’9”     2019   St. Rita (Chicago IL)
Vincent Belcaster                            6’3”     2018   Morton West (Berwyn IL)
Detalian Brown Jr.                           6’1”     2019   Morton West (Berwyn IL)
Traevon Brown                                5’10”   2019   East Aurora (Aurora IL)
Kejuan Clements                             6’1”     2019   Simeon (Chicago IL)
Maurice Commander                      5’11”   2018   Marist (Chicago IL)
JonQuell Dawson                            6’6”     2018   Lighthouse Charter (Gary IN)
Greg Foster Jr.                                6’4”     2018   Homestead (Mequon WI)
Antonio Hardaway Jr.                     6’4”     2019   Waubonsie Valley (Aurora IL)
Zach Harvey                                   6’3”     2019   Hayden (Topeka KS)
Izzy Hernandez                              6'3”      2019   Latin (Chicago IL)
Jerry Hernandez                             6’3”     2019   St. Viator (Arlington Heights IL) 
Caleb Hunter                                  5’8”     2019   Southfield Christian (Southfield MI) 
Brandon Hurt                                  6’2”     2018   Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights IL)
Messiah Jones                               6’5”     2018   Simeon (Chicago IL)
Gage Malensek                              6’0”     2019   Brookfield Central (Brookfield WI)
Dijon Marks                                    5’10”   2018   Rufus King (Milwaukee WI)
Johntae Martin                               6’2”     2019   Washington (Milwaukee WI)
Kevon Mayers                                6’5”     2019   Bogan (Chicago IL)
Eldwin Neritani                               6’5”     2018   Downers Grove South (IL)
Nathan Ortiz                                   6’2”     2019   St. Charles (St. Charles IL)
Tamell Pearson                              6’9”     2018   Morgan Park (Chicago IL)
Ronan Prugh                                  6'1”      2019   Walter Payton (Chicago IL)
Dayshawnn Rogers                        6’1”     2018   West Aurora (Aurora IL)
Johnny Sachaphonphakdy             6’7”     2018   Rufus King (Milwaukee WI)
Matt Todd                                       6’0”     2018   Monticello (Monticello MN)
Antonio Maurice Watson                5’9”     2018   New Albany (New Albany OH) 
Keonte White                                  5’11”   2018   Hamilton (Milwaukee WI)
Kahlil Whitney                                  6'5"     2019   Solorio (Chicago IL) 
Davion Williams                               6’1”     2018   Bellville (Bellville MI)

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): 6’6” 2019 Joe Andershock (Marquette/Michigan City IN), 5’9” 2018 Tyrin Bates (Proviso East/Maywood IL),6’5” 2018 Cameron Burrell (Morgan Park/Chicago IL), 5’11” 2019 JR Cison (St. Viator/Palatine IL),5’10” 2018 Elijah Crump (Westinghouse/Chicago IL), 6’4” 2018 David Daniels (Marist/Chicago IL),6’3” 2018 Keenan Davis (Downers Grove South/Downers Grove IL),6’0” 2018 Gary Elder (Centennial/Columbus OH), 6’3” 2018 Nick Ferrarini (Millard North/Omaha NE), 6’2” 2018 Courtney Fields (Bogan/Chicago IL), 6’3” 2018 Jayden Gasby (Urban Prep/Englewood IL), 6’4” 2018 Landen Gladney (St. Rita/Chicago IL), 6’4” 2018 Isaiah Gordon (Robbinsdale Cooper/New Hope MN), 6’2” 2018 Tyrese Haliburton (Oshkosh North/Oshkosh WI), 6’0” 2019 Samuel Herenton (Stevenson/Lincolnshire IL), 6’4” 2019 Breion Hill (Marian Catholic/Chicago Heights IL), 6’2” 2018 Trey Hutcheson (Linn-Mar/Marion IA), 5’9” 2018 Tristan Jass (Temper/Kenosha WI), 6’6” 2019 Dylan Jones (Prairie View/West Des Moines IA), 6’3” 2018 Timothy Jones (Marian Catholic/Chicago Heights IL), 6’6” 2019 Derek Krogmann (West Delaware/Manchester IA), 6’2” 2018 David Lacy (Bolingbrook/Bolingbrook IL), 5’11” 2019 A.J. Makinen (Muskego/WI), 5’10” 2019 Jackson Molstead (Charles City/Charles City IA), 5’11” 2019 Sentwali Nalls (Whitney Young/Chicago IL), 6’8” 2018 Sergiu Nanu (St. Joseph/Westchester IL), 6’0” 2018 Xavier Pinson (St. Patrick/Chicago IL), 5’11” 2018 Xavier Rhodes (Rockhurst/Lee Summit MO), 6’4” 2019 Daniel Rice (Maine West/Des Plaines IL), 6’5” 2018 Michael Schaefer (St. Cloud Cathedral/St. Cloud MN), 6’6” 2019 Tyler Scheidt (Highland/Highland IN), 5’9” 2018 Brandon Simberg (Lake Forest/Lake Forest IL), 6’2” 2018 Morgan Taylor (Marist/Chicago IL), 6’5” 2018 Noah Tomlinson (Grove City Christian/Grove City OH), 5’7” 2020 Joel Watts (Hart JHS/Homewood IL), 6’0” 2019 Maximus Williams (Latin School/Chicago IL), 6’3” 2018 Jake Wolfe (Aurora Christian/Aurora IL), 6’1” 2019 Amorey Womack (Cardinal Ritter/St. Louis MO)

** Michigan players that were selected to the all-star games could not participate in those games due to Michigan state high school rules


* Photos by Gary Middendorf

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