Posted On: 03/17/21 5:10 PM

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – It’s a pretty good hoops rule-of-the-thumb:

  If you aspire to be a considered an elite high school point guard – and college prospect – then you’re going to attend one of the regional Pangos Frosh/Soph Camps are some point as an eighth grader, freshman or sophomore.

  Need collaboration?

   OK, here we go:

  Among the Pangos F/S recent alumni are: Melo and Lonzo Ball; De’Aaron Fox; Trae Young; Cole Anthony; and Cade Cunningham.

  That established, here are the five-best PG prospects from the Class of 2023 that I watched/evaluated during the Pangos F/S West (Sept. 26&27/St. George, UT), South (Oct. 3&4/Duncanville, TX) and Midwest (Oct 17&18/La Grange, IL).

   Note: I didn’t attend the Pangos F/S East event (Oct. 24&25/Delaware) because I was in Mansfield (near Dallas) for the Wootten Oct. 24&25 Coach Wootten Top 150 Camp.

   (alpha listing)

  Layden Blocker 6-2 Little Rock, AR (Christian Academy): The most dynamic backcourt athlete at the South camp, Blocker – who scored 10 points in the Top 30 all-star game – impacts play at both ends of the floor. No one guarded dribblers better at any of Pangos stops in the fall.

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