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Posted On: 10/23/18 3:00 PM
Over the weekend PrepHoopsIllinois took in the Pangos All-Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp. The event featured many of the top prospects from Illinois and surrounding states. Here we breakdown the players in attendance! This is Illinois 2021 Evaluations Part 2!
PF Grant Newell (Whitney Young)
Newell continued to show well. With the way the game is going he is the pro type four man. Long and athletic forward that runs the floor exceptionally well. Catches passes on the move and finishes all in one motion. His ball handling has made significant strides since we saw him over the summer. Comfortable putting it on the deck from the three point line and in. Jump shot is his biggest strength. Lethal shooter from mid-range and has actually become fairly consistent from three as well. Look for Newell to gain a role for one of the state’s most talented teams during his sophomore year.
SF Tevin Smith (Danville)
Smith is a big time athlete from central Illinois. He has a strong build and explosion off the floor. Couple poster dunks! Most comfortable in transition. With the graduation of Kendle Moore it will be Smith who has to take that next step for Danville to have a big year. Looks like he is ready to do just that!
PG Caleb Corro (St. Patrick’s)
This 5’11” St. Pat’s point guard displayed an excellent passing feel. Got others involved as a pass first point guard.
SF John Poulakidas (Neuqua Valley)
Poulakidas continues to see his stock trending upwards! This 6’5” small forward was outstanding in both the regular games and Top 60. Positional size and is a BIG TIME perimeter sniper. Pull up threes from deep are the name of his game. Rebounds well for his position. Handles in the open floor. Primed for a breakout season!
PG Brandon Hall (Thornton)
Hall is a combo guard that looks like he has grown more since July. Pushing 6’3” with ease. Strong and physical guard that loves to get in the lane and to the foul line. Attacking guard that plays hard.
SG Tyler Johnson (DePaul Prep)
Johnson had a smack talk battle with Bynum in one of the games we saw. Did some nice things with his length at 6’0” on the defensive end. Scoring potential on the other end. Upside guard that we have on our radar after this event.
PF Trayton Trice (Romeoville)
Trice is a 6’5” undersized post. Junk yard dog type big that is a quality area rebounder. Probably not going to grow much more. Most of his damage comes on the offensive glass.
F Sincere Malone (Simeon)
Malone is a projectable 6’4” combo forward that should continue to grow. Quick to the glass. Flashed skill including a nice shot fake and drive in the top 60 game.
SG Kai Evans (Montini)
Evans burst on our radar first back in the spring. Didn’t see much more of him, but was definitely someone we wanted to keep tabs on. Like what we saw at Pangos. He was especially good in the Top 60 Game. Evans stands at 6’2” with a mindset that nobody is going to stop him from tearing the rim down. He attacked with absolute force throughout. Quick burst on his first step. Couple powerful jams.
SG Trenton Askew (Lane Tech)
Two guard with some nice projectability. Clean looking shot. Size for position. Strong with the basketball.
PG Christian Henry (St. Rita)
Henry played well at the Spartz Showcase on Friday and then did a nice job against players his own age at Pangos. Strong combo guard that pushes it in the open floor. Tough kid that plays with a chip on his shoulder. Finds ways to get in the lane where he can score or find teammates. Aggressive on ball defender.
PG Anthony Torres (Orr)
Torres is a smaller guard at only 5’7”. Uses his speed to make an impact on games. Vision in the open floor and is a crafty passer in the half court as well. Hit one three when we were watching off the catch.
PG Kendall Brasfield (Curie)
Another tiny point guard at 5’9” out of the public league. Effective with his speed. Runners and floaters are how he scores.
PG Nathanael Hoskins (Danville)
Hoskins is a crafty lead guard that does an excellent job of taking angles. What you have to like is his basketball IQ and feel for the game. Knows how to get to his spots to score or dish for assists.
SG Kenyon Coats (OPRF)
The OPRF 6’2” shooting guard is a thick bodied wing that isn’t overly projectable, but the kid gets stuff done. Crafty left handed wing that rebounds well and plays physical making difficult shots in the lane.
SG Ramik Spencer (Kenwood)
Spencer is a scoring two guard with length. When we saw him he was most effective playing in the mid-range area of the floor.
PG Brandon Bryant (Brother Rice)
Bryant is the next Brother Rice point guard in line. Pesky on ball defender that turned steals into touchdowns at the other end! Speed in the open floor. Pushes with vision and speed.
SG Nicolas Triplett (Jones)
Triplett is a 6’0” shooting guard that brings power to the game. Bruising off guard that gets downhill to the paint.
G Cassius Brooks (Curie)
Brooks is a combo guard from Curie that made the Top 60 Game. Mostly a slasher at this stage.