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Posted On: 06/6/18 6:05 PM
Norwalk, Ca. — The Pangos All-American Camp is consistently one of the premier showcase events in the country, drawing high level players from all over the United States.
Pangos founder and camp organizer Dinos Trigonis put together a solid, invitation-only roster with a balanced positional mix of point guards, shooting guards, wings, forwards and centers for the three day event at Cerritos College.
Other than one of the parking ticket machines mysteriously breaking, the camp went off without a hitch and here’s a quick breakdown of the top forwards on the weekend.
Precious Achiuwa, St. Benedict’s (NJ)
Achiuwa was one of the more physically and athletically gifted prospects in the gym and used that to his advantage throughout the event. The 6-8, class of 2019 forward flourished in the up-and-down, free flowing atmosphere, as he got out in transition and used his long strides and length to get a step ahead of the retreating defense and finish with power on the break.
Scottie Barnes, University School (FL)
It says a lot about a player when he can garner top 30 game MVP honors for his team when recording just two points and that’s exactly what the 6-8 rising junior did. Barnes’ impact on that game – and most all he plays in – went well beyond the scoring column as he added seven assists, six rebounds and two steals while keeping his team competitive. Barnes can simply be described as a “basketball player” due to his versatile skill set.
Ismael Massoud, The MacDuffie School (MA)
Massoud finished as the fourth highest scorer in the camp, dropping 16.3 points per game on the weekend and doing so in a variety of ways. The 6-8 rising senior is long and lean in his frame and smooth as they come on the perimeter. Massoud is light on his feet and quick off the floor in the paint and can spread the floor with a consistent catch-and-shoot 3-point shot.
Isaiah Mobley, Rancho Christian (CA)
Mobley, who recently pledged to USC where his father is an assistant coach, has taken his game to another level now that he’s dedicating more time in the paint. The 6-foot-9 senior-to-be has been on the national radar for quite some time as one of the more versatile players in his class, and while he spent a lot of time on the perimeter throughout his first three high school seasons, Mobley is showing improved strength, toughness, leaping ability and footwork in the painted area.
Drew Timme, Pearce (TX)
Timme’s performance on the weekend might go undervalued by some because he’s not super flashy, but the 6-foot-9 has all the skill you want in a college power forward. Timme is a high motor guy with a high basketball IQ, impressive vision and passing ability for his size and position and can score around the basket with either hand or step out to 3-point range and drain a face-up set shot. Timme averaged a near double-double with 10.3 points and 8.3 rebounds.
CJ Walker, Orlando Christian (FL)
When Walker wasn’t dunking over four of his peers at the conclusion of camp games, he was running the floor with purpose and energy and dunking on opponents during live game action. The hyper-athletic 6-foot-8 rising senior is a pure energy guy on both ends of the floor. Defensively, he contests and blocks shots at high rates due to his leaping ability and length, and uses those long strides to beat everyone back down to the other end of the floor for easy transition opportunities. Walker was one of the top offensive rebounders on the weekend because of his high motor and knack for finding the basketball.