2011 Pangos All-American Camp Opening Night
Written by Van Coleman
Saturday, 04 June 2011 12:34
Like an opening night on Broadway the Pangos All-American Camp opened to the fanfare of a match-up between two of the nation’s top big men going head to head on the center court at the Pangos All-American Camp, as Camp Director Dinos Trigonis scheduled a match-up between 6-10 Andre Drummond (pictured) and 7-0 Isiaiah Austin
. Early in the game Austin blocked Drummond on a couple occasions and shot a step back 15-footer and jump hook over his more physical foe. But, just before the half, things started to change, as Drummond ripped a board down and streaked with the rock going end to end and threw down a monster dunk that seemed to light a fire under him!. We gave the first half to Austin by a slight edge, but that was about to change! The physical 245-pound Drummond was stellar in the second half scoring from elbow to 16-feet and attacking the rim with variety of moves, denying the block by powering through them. Austin seemed to wear down physically, but showed that as his body fills out, with his skill,, that the second half disparity may go away, but for now it was the difference as Drummond took the second half and our nod for the game in a classic camp match-up! Un officially we had Drummond finishing with 15 points and 9 boards, while Austin scored 10 points, grabbed 8 boards and blocked 6 shots in the opener.
This was just the tip of the iceberg, for the action we expect to see at CSU-Dominguez Hills this weekend. The camp features no less than fifteen to twenty future McDonald’s All-Americans led by Drummond, Austin, Shabazz Muhammad Cameron Riley, and the night’s step up performer Anthony Bennett from Henderson, NV Findlay Prep! So with that in mind here’s a look at some of night one’s top performers, not named Austin or Drummond. at the Pangos All-American Camp in Carson, CA -
Pangos Opening Night Top Prospects - (Listed by Height)
Robert Upshaw 7-0 C Fresno, CA San Joaquin Memorial – He continued his vastly improved play scoring around hoop with length and stepped out and hit 12-15 footer to keep “D” hones in route to 13 points in opening game.
Cameron Ridley 6-10 C/PF Fort Bend, TX Bush – This athletic big man dominated in stretches with his length and quick bounce around hoop to score 18 points and kept people out of paint with his ability to alter and shot blocks.
Anthony Bennett 6-8 PF Henderson, NV Findlay Prep – May have been the number one surprise of night! This physical big man flat out score from 17-feet to the rim scoring 19 points on 9 of 13 shooting from the field. He has excellent ball skills facing the hoop and may have moved himself into the conversation as a top thirty or McDonald’s level talent…Let’s see if he can continue to climb that ladder!
Vince Hunter 6-7 WF (2013) Detroit , MI Consortium – Perpetual motion wing man, grabbed boards, attacked the rim and finished with dunk or kiss off the glass to score 24 points on night one. He hit mid-range shot on couple occasions, but needs to show he can knock down perimeter jumper to complete HM package.
Savon Goodman 6-6 WF Bryn Athyn, PA Academy New Church – Villanova commit comes to play hard every night, and last night it turned into 16 points and 8 boards. He just out works people on the glass, and is tough to stop inside 15-feet. Perimeter jumper is still a work in progress, but it is getting better.
Jordan Tebbutt 6-5 WF Tualatin, OR Horizon Christian – Two sport star scored 19 points hitting 8 of 9 from the field, mostly off the dribble at the rim although he did hit a couple 17-footers while we watched. He ia a tough rebounder who can board and run break in a pinch.
Archie Goodwin 6-5 SG/WF Little Rock, AR Sylvan Hills – Athletic wing man can drive and finish with highlight, pull-up and stick jumper which he did while scoring 14 points, but it is his effort on “D” that can catch your eye as he turns steal into points.
Shabazz Muhammad 6-5 SG Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman – He was stellar going for a camp high 25 points on opening night. He hit jumper off the dribble around the arc and made a couple monster highlights off the dribble to punctuate a solid opening night effort at the Pangos!
Dakari Allen 6-4 WG/F (2013) Sacramento, CA Sheldon - Lefty swing man surprised us with his ability to hit jumper off dribble from arc on in. he showed he can get to hoop off dribble and makes plays on "D" too. He scored 13 points in his opening night in Carson
Tyler Lewis 6-0 PG Lewisville, NC Forsyth County – N.C. State commit is coming off huge week at the TOC, and showed that he has added strength to help on both ends, as he finished drive off the dribble, hit jumper from arc or pull-up and made some crafty passes to big men on the cut.
We will bring you more from the Pangos tonight and tomorrow, so stay tuned for that coverage, right here at Hot100Hoops.com.