After stops all over the country, the Pangos All-American Camp set up shop in Altamonte Springs, FL on November 5 and 6 at Lake Brantley High School. This was a first-ever added stop to the Pangos “tour” that featured close to 60 of the top freshman and sophomore talent in the Sunshine State.
Here is a list (in no particular order) of some of the standouts from this two-day showcase.
Pictured (Left to Right): CJ Walker and Niven Glover.
Photo Credit: Dinos Trigonis
2019 6’3″ SG Niven Glover (Oak Ridge HS): Finishing as the event’s MVP, Glover made his impact felt from the first game. Armed with a ton of bounce packed like a coiled spring in his six-foot-three-inch frame, Glover is able to explode like very few in the state of Florida when it comes to playing above the rim. When his jump shot is falling consistently, he can fill the points column rather quickly.
2019 6’7″ F Chris “CJ” Walker (Orlando Christian Prep): Arguably the best prospect in this showcase, Walker used his athleticism as his primary weapon on the hardwood. Whether it was providing shot blocking or rim protection, Walker was a terror whenever he was around the basketball on defense. He had a number of blocks, including of the chase down variety, that made dribble perpetrators and hopeful transition dunkers think twice. Aside from his ability to make an impact on the defensive end, Walker also demonstrated he could rebound at both ends. Securing extra possessions for his team is just one category Walker seems to excel at for such a young prospect, he also can rise and finish with the best of them in the state of Florida.
2019 6′ PG Lance Ervin (Leesburg HS): The speedy scoring guard showed the early beginnings of being a youth playmaking guard. His ability to stroke it from distance as well as find open teammates made him one of the key standout lead guards at this event.
2019 6’5″ WF Peyton Williams (South Sumpter): Williams surprised us with his raw, natural abilities. He showed he could rebound the basketball; at both ends and start the break after securing a defensive board. He posses length and decent enough handle to make him a solid finisher around the basket.
2020 6’2″ CG Joe Bamisile (St. Christopher’s– Richmond, VA): Bamisile played with a confidence and poise that gave him an older feel compared to his freshman grade level. His ability to score the ball, including solid outside shooting, made him a threat to the scoreboard everytime he crossed half court.
2019 6’7″ F Blake Hinson (Deltona HS): Hinson is a big body wing forward with an improving three-point jumper. A solid athlete, Hinson is able to get out on the break and finish strong as he stays in attack mode off the bounce.
2019 6’8″ F Luke Anderson (Lakeland HS): Anderson plays with terrific skill at multiple facets of the game. His ability to handle the ball combined with abilities to score and pass make him a tough cover. Anderson is a combo forward in the making who should develop as a solid inside and out threat who can rebound at either end.
2019 6’6″ Kaleb Coleman (Oak Ridge): Coleman is pretty smooth wing who can excel in transition or in the half court. A solid athlete with length, Coleman has the ability to score inside or out as his ability to shoot from the perimeter and play in the post continue to develop.
2019 6’5″ SG Brandon Farmer (South Sumpter): Farmer proved to be a confident long-range shooter. He made a number of shots from deep and should develop into a solid floor spacer as his game matures.
2019 6’6″ SF Diante Smith (Choctaw): Smith plays with long, smooth strides as he finds his way to the front of the rim, especially evident in transition. The six-foot-six forward shows flashes of versatility wrapped in an ability to get above the rim.
2019 6’6″ F Christopher Spenkuch (Norland): Spenkuck did his work primarily around the rim. Whether he was getting quick put backs around the rim, tip-ins, or an open dunk, Spenkuck showed he could be a solid glue guy who had to be accounted for whenever he was in the paint.
2020 6’8″ F Kyler Rodmon (Orlando Christian Prep): Rodmon showed raw, yet intriguing ability. While he has a ways to go, Rodmon showed he could be developed into a post scorer who did a good job rebounding the ball and also finishing above the rim with space.
2019 6’11” C Cristian Lora (West Oaks Academy): Originally from the Dominican Republic, Lora did an excellent job of going after the ball in rebounding situations at both ends. He used his size to not only create space but to also provide solid rim protection. He moves pretty well end to end and his energy stayed at a consistent level throughout the event. As a post player, Lora is still a ways away, but he showed some nice instincts scoring the ball inside.
2019 6’5″ WG Jaren Phillips (Tampa Prep): Phillips scored the ball at all three levels while playing an active and aggressive style. He’s a solid rebounder at his position and posses ideal size.
2019 6’1″ PG Samuel Griffin (Norland): When thinking of a true point guard who can play a balanced pass/score style, Griffin proved to be headed in that direction. Griffin did a good job of consistently shooting the ball in the mid-range, free-throw line area. Poised with natural instincts, the rising sophomore guard can run the show.
2020 6’4″ SG Kario Oquendo (Titusville): Kario is about as bouncy as it gets from the guard spot in this event. His confidence as a high-wire act makes him a lot of fun to watch when he’s attacking downhill in the open floor.
2019 6’6″ WF Ahren Freeman (Providence School): Freeman posses a big frame making him tough to stop when he decides to attack off the bounce. He does a nice job of scoring from the wing or when attacking the rim. The Providence School product combines his scoring ability with solid athleticism and rebounding ability.
2019 6’2″ SG Tre Mann (The Villages Charter School): Mann is a combination of athleticism and knockdown shooting ability. He can attack off the bounce and get above the rim quickly and he can also release and deep three with accuracy.
2019 6’9″ PF Omar Payne (Osceola): Payne is a mobile, long and athletic big who can finish strong above the rim with space. He provides a solid catch and finish target in the paint. While much of his offensive game is still a work in progress, he showed touch and natural skill that provide him a solid foundation.
2019 6’4″ SG Darin Green (Wharton): Green has the ability to knockdown open threes, slash off the dribble, and initiate the offense while being able to score off the ball. His high confidence and aggressiveness in looking to score the ball made him a key standout in second-day action.
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