Prospect Spotlight: Louis Bangai (2018)

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Southern California

Posted On: 12/11/17 10:22 PM

After averaging 25 points during the Class 3A playoffs at St. Paul in Los Angeles, 6-foot-11 Center Louis Bangai showed a unique blend of versatility and explosive finishing.

At 6-foot-11 and possessing a feathery touch from 18-20 feet, Bangai drew the attention of UNLV head coach and Los Angeles native Marvin Menzies.

Menzies and another L.A. native, tireless recruiter and UNLV assistant coach Andre Lafleur will invest four years in a lesser known recruit with a wealth of upside.

Now at Scotland Campus Sports in rural Pennsylvania, Bangai is developing the post game and at the rim finishing acumen required for the next level.

Under head coach Chris Chaney, who has more wins than any active prep/high school coach in his age group, Scotland Campus has a deep roster rife with interchangeable pieces.

The ingredients have meshed well and helped the program rip off 11 straight victories and earn a No.6 prep national ranking to kick-start the 2017-18 campaign.

Koreem Ozier, Class of 2018

Racine, Wisconsin native gave an efficient account of himself with a 26-point effort in the program’s upset over Anfernee Simons and IMG Academy post grad at the National Prep Showcase.

As a 30-point per game scorer at Racine Case last season, Ozier has assimilated to more of a faciliator role while being extremely active on the glass for a guard. With a recent offer from Grambling State, Ozier will use these season to flee from obscurity.

He’s progressed by adding bulk and becoming more of a multi-faceted weapon on both sides of the court.

Samuel Chaput, Class of 2018

Well built 6-foot-1 guard out of Montreal is a heady combo guard who can score at all three levels. A 21 point performance in a win at ISA last week, in which he left his fingerprints all over the stat book, was proof of how underrated the Scotland Campus guard is.

Karim Coulibaly, Class of 2019

Versatile 6-foot-8 lefty is a forward who can guard from the 1-4. Ability to hit 3-pointers with consistency, mid-range game, and crafty finishing around the rim has intrigued SJU, Providence, and Rutgers  (all have offered). Coulibaly won’t fly all over the court or dunk through traffic, albeit he will create matchup difficulties and wear down defenders inside.

Ari Boya, Class of 2019

A menacing shot blocker and established rim protector, the 7-foot-1 Center is arguably the most highly touted recruit to ever commit to Bradley.

With an evolving offensive repertoire, explosive finishing and an eye opening fleet of foot for a 7-footer, don’t be surprised to see the Indiana Elite product ascend his way up the rankings.

Justice Kendall, Class of 2018

Baltimore-bred 6-foot guard has advanced scoring ability. Can hit transition three-pointers, create off the dribble, and surge to the rim through traffic. Has improved as a smooth and heady passer in post-grad year. Wagner, Towson, and several other mid majors are in active pursuit of Kendall.

Tyrone Nesby, Class of 2018

With wowing athletic ability and knack for taking games over with his deft shooting touch, Nesby possesses innate scoring ability.

With leadership, coachability, and consistency, Division-1 prospect is jarringly underrated.