2016 Pangos All-Southeast Frosh/Soph Camp

2016 Pangos All-Southeast Frosh/Soph Camp

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...
Pangos All-American Camp Recap (Day 2)

Pangos All-American Camp Recap (Day 2)

Saturday marked day two of the 14th annual Pangos All-American Camp at Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA. Here are some of the names to know from Saturday. 2017 6’0” PG Quade Green (Neumann-Goretti, PA): Green is what you want from a point guard. He attacks, can shoot the three, and has vision and passing ability. He plays with patience and poise and stays in command of the offense. He’s a guy that can get you double-digit points and doubt-digit assists while still playing strong defensively. Green has a toughness to him that you grow to love. 2017 6’0” PG Jose Alvarado (Christ The King, NY): Alvarado was close to automatic from deep in the final night session. He stroked the outside jumper with confidence and connected on multiple big shots. Aside from scoring on the ball he showed he could also find open teammates and create easy looks with some nice passes. 2017 6’1” PG Isaiah Washington (St. Raymond’s, NY): Washington was very impressive as a scorer, both from the mid and long areas. Washington is tough, low to the ground and he uses both of those attributes to attack the rim. Once he gets in the lane he’s able to drive and kick, drive and drop or take it to the rim and score the ball. He plays with a steadiness that you need from your lead guard. 2019 6’2” CG Cole Anthony (Archbishop Molloy, NY): Cole Anthony showed on Saturday that he could flat out score the ball. He can score it all three levels and has some really deceptive bounce that you don’t expect from him...
2016 Pangos All-American Camp (Day 1)

2016 Pangos All-American Camp (Day 1)

Friday night at Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA marked the beginning of the 14th annual Pangos All-American Camp. Here are some of the names from day one to keep an eye on as the camp progresses. 2017 6’4” CG Jay Jay Chandler (Cinco Ranch—Team Duke): Chandler had one of the best performances on Friday night. By my memory, he missed two three pointers in his first game of the Pangos All-American Camp. He was automatic from the outside, so much so, not even his coaches could believe his shooting stroke. Not only was he lights out from deep, he showed he could advance the ball to open teammates and explode to the rim. 2017 6’4” PG Trevon Duval (API—Team Duke): Duval started off his Pangos All-American camp showing why he’s regarded as an elite level playmaker. Duval consistently found teammates in the open floor and in the half court. His mission was clear: make the game easier for my team. He showed skilled vision and passing ability that could rival any camper in attendance. His explosion off the bounce is undeniable and he’s liable to blow by just about any defender he wants to, especially if given space. 2017 6’8” F Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (Neumann-Goretti—Team Duke): Dhamir showed his defensive versatility as well as his offensive skill. He can play and score with touch on the low block or he can run the floor and finish strong above the rim. His length and athleticism allow him to rebound in and out of his area as well as contest shots in the paint. He plays hard at both ends and keeps himself involved...
2016 Breakdown Showcase

2016 Breakdown Showcase

This past Sunday (March 13) we visited the University of Tampa’s beautiful campus to watch some of the best talent southwest Florida has to offer at Bay Area Hoops and Big County Preps 5th annual Breakdown Showcase. This event is run by Reggie Burke and has become a must attend for early spring exposure camps in the state of Florida. Here is a breakdown of The Breakdown.                       2016 6’1″ CG David Jones of Leto High School (Tampa, Fla.): There’s no question that the 6-foot-1-inch Jones has the bounce that most guards his size would like to have. His explosion can be a bit deceptive. The senior handles the ball pretty well and shows flashes of being able to not only score, but occasionally find open teammates off the dribble. Jones has become somewhat of an annual feature at this event and continues to showcase himself as one of the standout players. While Jones is able to score at all three levels, he must develop a better and more reliable jump shot so that he’s not labeled as just a slasher. David needs to learn to play with a higher motor. For us, at least seeing him in this event the last two years, he seems to be set at playing on first gear and never really shifting to that next level. While he can give you the highlight dunk and make it look relatively easy, his overall skill set is still developing. Defensively he has to learn to stay in front of his man, remain in a stance, keep himself in a good...
Hidden Gems Playing for Florida Evolution

Hidden Gems Playing for Florida Evolution

This weekend (March 5) we visited IMG Academy to take a look at a USSSA team, Florida Evolution. Here are a few of our scouting notes to help give these guys some recognition: Lik Estilien- 6’4″ G/F of Lily High (FL)— Lik is a big, bruising slasher. He likes to use his thick frame to bully his way to the rim. Estilien does a solid job attacking on the bounce and getting to the rim against smaller guards and forwards. He must improve his handle, work on making the simple pass and add a jumper that he can go to on a consistent basis. He does a solid job as a rebounder given his size for a forward and is best on the offensive end securing the offensive board and going back up strong through contact. He would be best served to work on his lateral quickness and making sure he’s engaged consistently on defense. He has the size and capability to become a better defender. Lik is a solid athlete in the open floor evident by his ability to finish above the rim. Check out Lik’s highlights. Ryan Rocuant– 2017 6’10” C of Estero High (FL)— Ryan is a high academic student-athlete who has mid-major potential. He’s primarily a below the rim player, but can catch and finish above the rim when he’s not being contested. He has to work on his post game and I’d also like to see him continue to develop and expand his jump shot. Rocuant shows flashes of being able to catch and shoot comfortably from 10 feet and in, but stretching that out to 15 feet...
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