Unknowns and Undervalued

Posted On: 09/10/19 1:54 PM

Long Beach, Ca. — The Pangos Best of SoCall Fall Showcase brought out some of the top prospects the area has to offer, but also provided a look at some under-the-radar players within our coverage area. Below are six standouts from the Top 20 junior game.

Class of 2021 Top 20 Standouts (Part I)

Brenton Knapper, Colony

Knapper is one of the more explosive athletes in all of SoCal high school hoops. He has impressive speed in the open floor, but also possesses the burst to go by defenders with his first step. The 5-foot-11 guard is an elite finisher around the basket and high level on-ball and anticipatory defender. The next step for him is to continue to work on the consistency of his perimeter jumper.

Christian Bento, Great Oak

Bento continues to improve his game each time he takes the floor. He stands at a legitimate 6-feet-11 and has become more mobile and coordinated over the last couple of years. Bento is a good defensive and offensive rebounder, plays with a high motor and runs the floor with purpose, but needs to polish up his back

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