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Posted On: 09/28/18 3:16 PM
The annual Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph camp featured more than 200 prospects from states all across the Western United States.
The camp featured a strong mix of point guards, scoring guards, wing scorers and big men. This piece dives in to some of the top scoring guards from the two-day event at Westminster High.
Devin Askew, Mater Dei
Askew was named the camp’s overall Most Outstanding Player, and rightfully so. The 6-foot-3 Mater Dei High sophomore was a dominant force throughout the weekend, scoring in his prototypical physical, downhill finishing style in transition. Askew saved one of his best performances for last, knocking down six 3-pointers in the Top 30 Cream of the Crop game, helping his team to a win.
John Christofilis, O’Dea (WA)
The physical 6-foot-4 wing was one of the best shooters at the event, both off the catch and off the bounce. Christofilis has impressive perimeter footwork which allows him to create space from defenders and get his shot off in the half-court setting. The sophomore also showed improved confidence when attacking the basket with the dribble and finishing in the paint.
Frankie Collins, Clark (NV)
Collins is on that borderline between pass-first point guard and scoring guard, but he was an extremely impressive scorer on the weekend. The 6-foot-1 Clark High product out of Las Vegas displayed improved bounce off of the floor, which resulted in a handful of above the rim dunk finishes. Collins has a high basketball IQ, navigates the floor well in the transition setting and has a crafty finishing package at the rim.
TJ Wainwright, Santa Monica
Wainwright was the MVP of his respective team in the Top 30 Cream of the Crop game and that was because his 3-point exploits helped his side battle back from a 28-8 deficit early and make it a close game. The 6-foot-1 lefty is well-known for his deep range, quick trigger, and ability to heat up quickly from distance.
KJ Simpson, Chaminade
Simpson came into the weekend as one of the more “unknown” players to some, but not to us. Simpson is an explosive and physical guard with great top-end speed, body control and power finishing ability around the basket. The 6-foot-2 combo guard had a handful of poster dunk finishes on the weekend.