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Posted On: 06/13/18 12:25 AM
Francisco’s Finest: Pangos AA Camp (Part 5)
NORWALK, CA— The 2018 Pangos All American Camp held at Cerritos College was a terrific way to jumpstart the summer evaluating season. In all the years of attending this event this may have been the most talented group—in terms of “bigs” and wing-types.
From Charles Bassey to Isaiah Mobley there was a plethora of gifted seniors to be—however, it was the underclassmen that stole show led by 2020s Evan Mobley, Cade Cunningham, and Anthony Edwards. In the 5th segment we’ll highlighting the players that exhibited the highest motor.
CJ Walker (Orlando, FL/Orlando Christian)
2019, PF, 6-foot-8, 200 pounds
Joel’s Take: When watching Walker, I could not think of a better comparison than Jordan Bell (Golden State Warriors). Walker is a rim-running 4-man who has great feet, superior bounce, soft hands, and he plays hard at both ends. He can block a shot, fill the lane, and finish with flair on the other end.
Mady Sissoko (Mt. Pleasant, UT/Wasatch Academy)
2020, C, 6-foot-9, 230 pounds
Joel’s Take: The long-armed and broad shouldered 5-man is a load to handle with at both ends of the floor. He snatches rebounds in and out of his area due to his timing and good hands. He runs well in transition and is a powerful finisher through contact. His motor doesn’t end on the offensive end either as he was one of the better shot blockers in the camp as well.
Tyrek Smith (Cedar TX/Trinity Christian)
2019, PF, 6-foot-8, 220 pounds
Joel’s Take: Smith is a modern 4-man who affects the game at both ends due to his versatility. He can slash his way to the rim in transition, attack the offense glass and finish consistently in the paint, and he has the length, lateral quickness, and instincts to guard multiple positions.
Mousa Diabate (Melbourne, FL/Florida Prep)
2021, PF, 6-foot-8, 210 pounds
Joel’s Take: Diabate, who is originally from France, is far from a finished product despite being so productive. His offensive game will come around with attention to detail, but as long as his motor never stops, he’ll continue to be productive. He is a quick jumper who has soft hands and nimble feet. At this camp he became a force due to his rebounding and finishing prowess despite his youth.
Braelee Albert (Brentwood)
2019, PF/WF, 6-foot-5, 200 pounds
Joel’s Take: Albert is a prototypical glue-type who knows how to win games for his team. He plays at a relentless pace, attacks the glass with a vengeance, and can finish through contact in transition. He needs to continue to improve his ball skills against pressure and his jump shot, but he is a winner.