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Posted On: 10/6/18 12:39 AM
A Scout’s Take: Pangos All-West F/S Camp (Best “Bigs”)
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.
Wilhelm Breidenbach (Mater Dei)
2021, PF, 6-foot-7, 195 pounds
Joel’s Take: Moxie, skill, and an overall great feel for the game describes Breidenbach. The skilled 4-man is a pick-and-pop player who sets physical screens and his a gifted passer. He swings his skip passes with his off-hand right into the shooters pocket. The biggest improvement has been his ability to take defenders off the bounce for the strong finish over the rim.
Harrison Hornery (Mater Dei)
2021, PF, 6-foot-8, 220 pounds
Joel’s Take: It’s no shock that Hornery has improved given he plays for a great staff at Mater Dei. During his freshman season, he was strictly a 3-point shooter. However presently he is a much more productive rebounder, can finish through contact, and not to mention his shot is on-spot.
Paxton Burzell (JSerra)
2021, PF, 6-foot-7, 190 pounds
Joel’s Take: The biggest revelation of the camp was the emergeance of Burzell. The young brother of Laguna Beach standout Blake (ASU Baseball), Paxton is building his own resume as he heads into his sophomore campaign. The gifted lefty has an ideal lengthy frame, can knock in the deep 3, and he is sneaky bouncy. He plays on balance inside-and-out and his skill set is continues to evolve.
Nicholas Davidson (Santa Margarita)
2021, PF, 6-foot-8, 200 pounds
Joel’s Take: Davidson continues to show that it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish. He played varsity as a freshman and wasn’t quite ready to make an impact. However, as he has gained strength, improved his lower body foundation while finishing on the block, and can consistently connect from 3, there is no doubt he projects to being one of the Top 10 prospects in the sophomore class.
Kijani Wright (Windward)
2022, PF, 6-foot-7, 210 pounds
Joel’s Take: Wright is arguably the best incoming “big” in Southern California. He has strong frame with long arms, soft hands, and he has good feet. He can utilize the drop step on the block, face-up his defender and drive, or knock in the elbow jump shot.