Posted On: 09/27/18 12:08 AM

A Scout’s Take: Pangos All-West F/S Camp (Best facilitators)

WESTMINSTER, Ca.—Dinos Trigonis’ Pangos Frosh/Soph Camp is the ultimate stop on the Fall recruiting trail. The camp tour will also make stops in Texas, Illinois, and New Jersey. It’s a great way to get a glance of the future of high school basketball and the West Coast did not disappoint—as there were a plethora of point guard types that stole the show.

Isael Silva (Jesuit)

2021, PG, 6-foot-3, 170 pounds

Jesuit High point guard Isael Silva was one of the best passers in the gym at the Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp.

Joel’s Take: Silva was arguably the best passer in the event. This future Ricky Rubio type drops dimes in the tightest of areas and always hits his shooters in stride. His advanced feel for the game is also exhibited on how he controls tempo, changes speeds, and runs the offense with aplomb. Toss in the fact that his shooting was on-point and that puts the icing on the cake on who was the best all-around player in camp. 

Zaon Collins (Bishop Gorman/NV)

2021, PG, 6-foot, 155 pounds

Joel’s Take: When it comes to delivering full-court passes on the money to open teammates, there was not a finer point guard than Collins. This Jacque Vaughn (former Muir/Kansas/NBA standout) reincarnation handed out one assist after another in dramatic fashion. He delivered full-court passes on the money ala Lonzo Ball (Lakers) and knocked in a few jump shots as well. However, it’s his pace and demeanor that sets him apart from most of his peers. 

Jason Hart Jr. (Dorsey)

2022, PG, 6-foot, 155 pounds

Hart Jr. has some Darrick Martin and Kenny Anderson in his game.

Joel’s Take: The youthful Hart Jr. is yet another guard that plays the game well beyond his years—not surprising considering his dad was a multi-year NBA player. The skilled lefty has some Darrick Martin (St. Anthony/UCLA/NBA) and Kenny Anderson (Arch Bishop Malloy/Georgia Tech/NBA) in his game. Changing speeds, ripping crossovers, finding teammates, and dropping in tear-drops are part of the package. In addition his jump shot has improved, especially out to he 3-point line. 

Milos Uzan (Desert Pines/NV)

2022, PG, 6-foot-1, 150 pounds

Joel’s Take: “Smooth” is the best way to describe Uzan. The willowy Uzan plays at a great pace and is equally effective as a scorer as he is a facilitator. His passiing prowess was on display as he found teammates both in transition as well as in the half court set. His drop-off passes were a thing of beauty. 

Chris Howell (San Marcos)

2021, PG, 6-foot-5, 175 pounds

Howell is a rangy pass-first point guard.

Joel’s Take: Howell is a rangy point guard who has been a well-known commodity since the 7th grade. He can hand out any pass (skip pass, drop-off, thread the needle, etc.) that is imaginable due to his skill and savvy. Whether it’s smoking a full court pass in transition, finding the post with the right angle, or delivering a nifty dime in the half court—he can do it all. 

Rowan Maida (Keystone School)

2023, PG, 5-foot-8, 145 pounds

Joel’s Take: The youngest of a talented faciltating bunch was Maida. The gifted 8th grader is as crafty as it comes. He has a slick handle, a solid burst, and his feel for the game is impressive. He can knock in deep jump shots, rip a crossover, toss in a runner, or deliver the clever assist.