By Dinos Trigonis, Nothing But Net Magazine Editor-in-Chief

The 12th annual Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph Camp presented by Eastbay was held on October 14-15 at MAC Sports in Lewisville (TX). This sold-out event featured approximately 200 top 2020 and 2021 prospects, along with a few talented 2022 players, from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas, Illinois, New Mexico, Alabama, Arizona and Florida.

The depth of the talent present had media/scouts optimistic about the future of Southwest high school hoops and this platform gave young prospects in those classes a real opportunity to display their skills and future potential.

Former long-time NCAA & NBA assistant Dave Miller, formerly an NBA analyst for the Los Angeles Lakers on Time Warner Sports Network, opened the camp with an excellent fundamental skills session. Long-time national scout Van Coleman was a guest speaker as well. Baller.tv live-streamed all games at the event (they are also now available for replay).

Media and scouts on hand this year included 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), Ronnie Flores (GrassrootsHoops.net, Mr. Basketball USA Tracker, Fab50 National HS team rankings & BallisLife.com), John Stovall (ESPN.com), Dain Ervin (Basketball Illustrated Reports), Jimmy Hicks (RCSSports.com), Brad Hensley (BallisLife.com), Jamie Palmer (adidas Grassroots), John Schwer (Highlight Sports Productions), Johnny Hines (Courtside Films), Sean Ceglinsky (Nothing But Net Magazine), Joshua Woodson (LoneStarPrepSpotlight.com), Matt McGann (DraftExpress.com), Chad Groth (AreaCodesBasketball.com), Chris Popoola (PremierBall.com), Chad Gross (TakeMyTalent.com), Josh Woodson (LoneStarPrepSpotlight.com), Craig Smith (Dreams To Ball) and PlayHoops.com.

The camp was loaded with athletic and skilled forwards/wings/guards with size, also talented lead guards. The top 60 players were selected by the media and scouts present at the event, also camp staff, and showcased in two games held at the conclusion of the camp.

This year’s Cream of The Crop Top 30 Game took on a different competitive flavor this year compared to year’s past. Coincidentally, there were 15 players from Texas chosen and 15 players from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Louisiana, Kentucky and Arizona.

We decided to create a Texas vs. All-South or “Texas vs. Everybody” match-up and were pleasantly surprised. Competing as if they were playing in a “Game 7”, this contest was arguably the most hard-fought, intense and physical all-star game in the history of the Pangos All-Frosh/Soph Camps.

After Texas grabbed an early first half lead, All-South battled back to force a 35-35 halftime score behind the spark of Cream of the Crop Top 30 Game MVP Gerald Doakes, who had 18 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Chanse Robinson

The second half was a see-saw affair before Chanse Robinson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and a crucial tip-in to hold as All-South defeated Texas, 81-74.

Camp co-MOP Greg Brown finished with 18 points, 13 boards and three blocks and co-MOP Cade Cunningham ended up with 12 points, five rebounds and three assists as both were impressive for Texas.

Ronnie Flores for Ball is Life provided details of the Cream of the Crop Top 30 Game: For more info, follow the link (click here).

Those who missed the action, a full-length replay of the Cream of the Crop Top 30 Game is available. For more info, follow the link (click here).

In the Cream of the Crop Top 60 Game, point guard Jackie Johnson III had 14 points with four 3’s to lead the White squad to a 97-71 win over the Black unit.

Footage is still available, including a full-length replay of the Cream of the Crop Top 60 Game. For more info, follow the link (click here).

There were at least 100 prospects in this camp that are, or have potential to be, NCAA Division I players. Unfortunately, there was not enough room for all of the worthy kids deserving to be in the two end-of-camp games.

Several other prospects played well and could have competed favorably in the Cream of the Crop Top 60 Game. But due to space limitations, some were unable to be included.

Those not honored in the Cream of the Crop Top 30 Game or Cream of the Crop Top 60 Game, but were impressive nonetheless, received selections as Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph Camp Honorable Mention.

While this is a recap of the camp, please keep in mind that this is a very early look at underclassmen prospects that have much room for future growth and are all “unfinished” products.

CREAM OF THE CROP TOP 30 GAME SELECTIONS (alphabetical order)

Trey Alexander, 6’4″, 2021, Heritage Hall (Midwest City, OK): Crafty young wing can score in bunches. For highlights from Courtside Films, follow the link (click here).

Hayden Brittingham, 6’4″, 2020, Crowley (Ft. Worth, TX): Crazy athlete seemed to finish everything way above the rim. He has a great motor and plays like the Energizer Bunny.

Greg Brown, 6’8″, 2020, Vandergrift (Austin, TX): Fabulous and versatile athletic forward has the potential to be a consistent double-double machine at the next levels. Always active, always on the go and seemingly always around the rim. Underrated perimeter shooter is also a tremendous rim-protector and rebounder. Loved the way he competed on each possession as well as his passion for game. Elite high-major prospect for good reason. Texas, LSU and UCLA are among the schools that have already offered this potential Top 10 national recruit. For highlights from Courtside Films, follow the link (click here).

Cade Cunningham, 6’6″, 2020, Bowie (Arlington, TX): Part Ron Mercer, part Kyle Anderson, he is a strong, athletic, and skilled, multi-position perimeter player with size that is developing into an elite high-major priority recruit. Cunningham has great body control on his drives to the cup and the necessary strength to finish through contact. Impressive passer and stingy defender and rim-protector. Due to his great versatility and skill package, he has the potential to be a point forward at the next levels, ala Daniel Hamilton from UConn and more recently Oklahoma City Thunder. Kansas, LSU, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State are among the early schools involved with Cunningham. I expect that list to quickly grow exponentially for this potential Top 10 national recruit. Older brother 6-10 Cannen Cunningham played at SMU. For highlights from Courtside Films, follow the link (click here).

Moses Moody

Davonte Davis, 6’3″, 2020, Jacksonville Light House (Little Rock, AR): Confident lead guard is creative off the dribble. Quick first step allows him to finish at the cup with trademark finger-roll. Flashy passer, too. For highlights from Courtside Films, follow the link (click here).

Gerald Doakes, 6’1″, 2020, Jacksonville Light House (Little Rock, AR): Scrappy point guard with rock-solid handle has the speed and savviness to get to the basket to score as well as connect from long-range. Mookie Blaylock-type guard was superb in the Cream of the Crop Top 30 Game where had 18 points, five boards and four assists and led his squad to the W. For highlights from Courtside Films, follow the link (click here).

P.J. Edwards, 6’3”, 2020, Lanpher (Springfield, IL): Strong and athletic two-guard shoots with range.

Donald Ghostone, 6’7″, 2020, Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX): Lanky combo-forward can slash and score. Underrated 3-point shooter, too.

Jerry Iliya, 6’6″, 2020, CGM Prep Academy (Phoenix, AZ): High-flying WF is a gazelle in transition and attacks the rim like a kamikaze. Elite athlete will have even more increased high-major value as his skills continue to be refined. For highlights from Courtside Films, follow the link (click here).

Sekou Kalle, 6’10”, 2021, Aspire Academy (Louisville, KY): Very promising big man has nice combination of great length and impressive offensive skills for a young post. HM prospect with plenty of room for further growth. For highlights from Courtside Films, follow the link (click here).

Arthur Kaluma, 6’7″, 2021, Universal Academy (Coppell, TX): Young WF has excellent perimeter skills and likes to use a convincing head fake to create space for drives to the cup or smooth pull-up jump shot.

Caleb London, 6’4″, 2020, Conway (Conway, AR): Pogo-stick WG is a very effective slashing scorer.

Jahari Long, 6’3″, 2020, Episcopal (Houston, TX): Big point guard has impressive ability to change speeds and is a fine passer

Rodney Mason, 6’5”, 2020, Bartlett (Bartlett, TN): Athletic and physical WG defender competes from tip to final buzzer.

Roger McFarlane, 6’4″, 2020, Raleigh-Egypt (Memphis, TN): Junkyard dog-type wing plays hard on every possession and can really finish well through contact.

Mike Miles

Darrius Miles, 6’10”, 2020, Bishop Lynch (Dallas, TX): Bulky center prospect is active in the paint and doesn’t mind being physical on the boards.

Mike Miles, 6’1″, 2020, Lancaster (Lancaster, TX): Strong PG with rock-solid ball skills and legitimate 3-point range on jump shot. Unofficially visited Oklahoma State prior to attending the camp.

Moses Moody, 6’5″ , 2020, North Little Rock (Little Rock, AR): Moody followed up last year’s impressive effort here, that led to a rare freshman Pangos All-American Camp invite, with another eye-catching performance. Smooth and skilled WG with a pretty perimeter stroke is a very underrated passer and suffocating defender. One long-time national scout here compared him to a young Ray Allen. Terrific student with a 4.0 GPA. Was, in my opinion, one of the three best prospects here, along with Brown and Cunningham. Arkansas and Oklahoma have been on his trail for a while now. LSU and Florida State are recent offers. For highlights from Courtside Films, follow the link (click here).

Chris Moore, 6’6″, 2020, West Memphis (West Memphis, AR): Strong and athletic bull is a tenacious defender and consistent finisher in traffic. Reminds me a lot of former Oregon star Elgin Cook.

Matthew Murrell, 6’3″, 2020, Whitehaven (Memphis, TN): Very talented guard is explosive on his drives to the hoop and has nice range from the perimeter as well. Underrated passer, too. For highlights from Courtside Films, follow the link (click here).

Kylon Owens, 6’9″, 2020, South Oak Cliff (Dallas, TX): Intriguing PF with length, agility and athleticism. Stock has great potential to rise.

Jaylin Posey, 6’2″, 2020, Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX): Athletic and quick guard can get to the rim and finish. Physical skills and ability gives him the potential to be a great defender.

K.J. Pruitt

K.J. Pruitt, 6’3″, 2020, Universal Academy (Coppell, TX): Scoring lead guard with nice size, quickness and creativity has excellent court vision and passing skills. Projects to be a Big 12 Conference priority recruit. For highlights from Courtside Films, follow the link (click here).

Connor Redrow, 6’10”, 2021, Universal Academy (Coppell, TX): Tall center with nice shooting touch. Needs time to fill out and get stronger.

Chanse Robinson, 6’1″, 2020, Lincoln Prep (Ruston, LA): Speedy point is a blur baseline to baseline and is explosive to the cup. Great defender takes high percentage shots and has the ability to find open teammates. Top 100 national prospect. For highlights from Courtside Films, follow the link (click here).

Khalen Robinson, 6’0″, 2020, Bryant (AR): Athletic lefty lead guard with very nice mid-range game. For highlights from Courtside Films, follow the link (click here).

Jaquon Scott, 6’7″, 2020, Timberview (Mansfield, TX): Athletic forward is active on the glass and has good hands which allows him to catch and finish on the block.

Julien Smith, 6’3″, 2020, Justin Northwest (Ft. Worth, TX): High-octane scorer is always in attack mode.

Jordan Tillmon, 6’0″, 2020, Waston Chapel (Pine Bluff, AR): Lefty PG is a heady playmaker and solid defender.

Kamryn Waites, 6’9″, 2021, Universal Academy (Coppell, TX): Big body young post with soft jump hook and deceptive bounce.

CREAM OF THE CROP TOP 60 GAME SELECTIONS (alphabetical order)

J. Micaiah Abii, 6’5″, 2020, Liberty (Plano, TX)
Jonathan Alexandre, 6’5″, 2020, Legacy Christian Academy (Frisco, TX)
Paxton Anderson, 6’4″, 2020, Highland Park (Dallas, TX)
Devon Barnes, 5’11”, 2021, Lawton Christian (Lawton, OK)
Jerand Bradley, 6’4″, 2021, Lone Star (Frisco, TX)
Darryl Brown, 6’7″, 2020, Jesuit (Dallas, TX)
Grant Bulmash, 6’4″, 2020, Greenhill (Addison, TX)
Zachary Clemence, 6’8″, 2021, Antonian College Prep (San Antonio, TX)
Jarren Cook, 6’3″, 2020, Newman Smith (Carrollton, TX)
Justin Crawford, 6’0′, 2020, Juan Seguin (Arlington, TX)
David Dixon, 6’7″, 2021, Ridgeway (Memphis, TN)
Isaiah Foster, 5’10”, 2022, Trent MS (Frisco, TX)
Marco Foster , 6’0″, 2020, Lancaster (Lancaster, TX)
Keyonte George, 6’0″, 2022, Lewisville (TX)
Marvin Hughes, 6’1″, 2020, McGavock (Nashville, TN)
Jackie Johnson III, 6’0″, 2021, Wichita North (Wichita, KS)
Andrew Laczkowski, 6’6″, 2020, St Mark’s School of Texas (Dallas, TX)
Isaiah LeBlanc, 6’3″, 2020, The Kincaid School (Houston, TX)
Tyler Lundblade, 6’3″, 2021, Grapevine Faith Christian (Grapevine, TX)
Joey Madimba, 6’5″, 2020, Lake Ridge (Mansfield, TX)
Payton Miles, 6’1″, 2021, Jasper (Plano, TX)
Jalen “Bo” Montgomery, 6’4″, 2020, Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis, TN)
Madison Peaster, 6’2″, 2021, Mills (Little Rock, AR)
Juan Reyna, 6’2″, 2021, Antonian College Prep (San Antonio, TX)
Ahmad Richardson, 6’5″, 2020, Timberview (Mansfield, TX)
Zaakir Sawyer, 6’4′, 2020, Seagoville (Seagoville, TX)
Noah Shelby, 5’11”, 2022, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, TX)
Daylen Stewart, 6’2″, 2020, Heritage (Frisco, TX)
Michael Ungu Nganeu, 6’7”, 2021, South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX)
Jamond Vincent, 6’2″, 2021, Landry Walker (New Orleans, LA)
Tre White, 6’4″, 2022, Frisco (TX)
Evan Williams, 6’6”, 2020, Plano East (Plano, TX)

PANGOS ALL-SOUTH FROSH/SOPH CAMP HONORABLE MENTION

Brendan Alm, 5’6″, 2021, Carroll (Southlake, TX)
Alden Applewhite, 6’5″, 2021, Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis, TN)
Alex Bossinakis, 5’10”, 2022, Colleyville (TX)
Nazir Brown, 5’9″, 2022, Hurst (Ft. Worth, TX)
Klayton Copeland, 6’1″, 2021, Malakoff (Malakoff, TX)
Kalep Crane, 5’11”, 2020, Simsboro (Simsboro, LA)
Charles Daniel, 5’11”, 2020, Catholic (Little Rock, AR)
Dwayne Dawson, 5’7″, 2020, Clovis (Clovis, NM)
Imo Essien, 5’11”, 2021, Bishop Lynch (Dallas, TX)
Kendall Fair, 5’11”, 2021, OD Wyatt (Ft. Worth, TX)
Marco Foster, 6’0″, 2020, Lancaster (Lancaster, TX)
Austin Garner, 6’0″, 2020, Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, TX)
Jalen Goar, 5’9″, 2022, Hobbs (Hobbs, NM)
Caylen Goff-Brown, 5’9”, 2022, Carver (Tulsa, OK)
Kylin Green, 5’11”, 2021, Lewisville (TX)
Toney Green, 6’4″, 2021, OD Wyatt (Ft. Worth, TX)
Jacolbi Harris, 5’9″, 2021, Elkins (Missouri City, TX)
Baylor Hebb, 6’0″, 2020, Colleyville Heritage (Colleyville, TX)
Dawson Holt, 5’11” 2021 Lovejoy (Lucas, TX)
Andre Howard Jr., 5’11”, 2020, Lone Star (Frisco, TX)
Jhi Jackson, 6’5″, 2020, Boyd (McKinney, TX)
Sebastian Kinney, 5’10”, 2020, International Community School (Winter Park, FL)
Julian Larry, 6’2″, 2020, Lone Star (Frisco, TX)
Brandon Lawrence, 6’1″, 2020, Grace Prep (Arlington, TX)
Justice Marmara, 6’1”, 2021, Lake Ridge (Mansfield, TX)
Miguel Massey, 6’6″, 2021, Paschal (Ft. Worth, TX)
Daryl McNealy, 5’6″, 2020, Duncanville (Duncanville, TX)
Jonathan Ochoa, 6’5″, 2020, Athlos Prep (San Antonio, TX)
Jeffrey Mills, 6’3”, 2020, Flower Mound (Flower Mound, TX)
David Nussbaum, 6’8″, 2020, John Cooper (Spring, TX)
Jaxon Pillich, 6’2″, 2020, Wichita Heights (Wichita, KS)
Lawrence Pack, 5’7″, 2020, JCM Early College (Jackson, TN)
Treylon Payne, 6’0″, 2020, Episcopal (Little Rock, AR)
Aaron Powers, 6’0″, 2020, International School (Winter Park, FL)
Jacob Profit IV, 6’3″, 2020, Estem (Benton, AR)
Cole Reid, 6’6″, 2022, Waco (TX)
David Robinson, 6’5”, 2020, Seagoville (Seagoville, TX)
Brent Royal Jr., 6’5″, 2020, Metairie Park Country Day (Metairie, LA)
Danny Sommerhalder, 6’0″, 2020, Southlake Carroll (Southlake,, TX)
Cade Warrior , 6’4″, 2020, Keller Central (Keller, TX)
Nigil Woodson, 5’8″, 2021 Universal Academy (Coppell, TX)
Cy Young, 6’0″, 2020, Bowie (Austin, TX)

(Photo credit: Dan Wozniak)

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