Posted On: 10/4/18 11:37 PM
A Scout’s Take: Pangos All-West F/S Camp (Sleeper “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.
Henri Adrissa (Crossroads)
2022, C, 6-foot-9, 200 pounds
Joel’s Take: Adrissa has all the physical tools scouts look for in a Division 1 prospect. He has a terrific frame with long arms and overall great length. He plays with a good motor and is active as a rebounder and shot blocker. His offensive game is raw with the exception of a dunk or transition finish. To take his game to another level Adrissa needs to play with more balance (bend knees), improve his footwork, and work on his hands.
Daniel Rouzan (Bishop Gorman/NV)
2021, C, 6-foot-7, 220 pounds
Joel’s Take: Rouzan doesn’t possess a whole lot of bounce or agility, but he is productive. He has soft hands, solid length, and has a nose for the ball. He can score in the paint area using his big frame as well as his ability to carve out space.
Xavier Edmonds (Cava MS/CA)
2023, C, 6-foot-6, 190 pounds
Joel’s Take: Arguably the “big” with the best hands was Edmonds. The ball is like a magnet to him and he also shows great instincts in the paint area. He rebounds in and out of his area and his nimble feet allow him to stay on balance while finishing or defending. His touch in the paint was impressive and overall he’ll be an interesting prospect to watch in the coming years.
Derrick Nettles (Rancho Verde)
2021, PF, 6-foot-6, 225 pounds
Joel’s Take: Nettles is the master of bull ball. The burly 4-man is in the best shape of his life and his assertiveness is non-stop. He has the ability to find ways to score in transition and shows excellent body control while finishing in traffic. He isn’t overly bouncy, but he does show a solid 1st step off the bounce and has a knack to score in the paint or at the elbow.
Christian Bento (Great Oak)
2021, C, 6-foot-10, 225 pounds
Joel’s Take: Like most “bigs” it takes time and Bento is no exception. His frame is impressive with long arms and overall ideal length for the D1 level. He runs well, has solid hands, and good feet. He shows a soft touch that extends out to 17-feet and he can finish in the paint. However, he plays too straight up and down and needs to play with more core balance while posting up in the paint area.