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Jabri Abdur-Rahim & Cole Anthony Shine at Pangos
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (10:32 AM CT, Tue November 1, 2016)
2020 SF Jabri-Abdur Rahim at the 2016 Pangos All-East Camp.
2020 SF Jabri-Abdur Rahim at the 2016 Pangos All-East Camp.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

West Deptford, NJ (Future150) -- The 2016 Pangos All-East Camp proved to be one of the most loaded camps in the country this year, with a plethora of nationally ranked prospects from across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. A number of under-the-radar prospects also made a name for themselves, making this past weekend a memorable one for scouts and media members alike. Below are standouts from the event, with coverage from myself & Brian Flinn (@F150Bflinn).

Jabri Abdur-Rahim Living Up To His #1 National Ranking

When we released our 2020 national rankings last month, there were some raised eyebrows as to why California wing Kyree Walker wasn't in the #1 spot that many believed he deserved after his domination at the middle school level. Well, evaluating prospects has a lot to do with future projection, and when that aspect comes into play, very few can match Jabri Abdur-Rahimwho showed out at Pangos All-East Camp. 

The 6'6" small forward not only has an advanced offensive skill set, but proved to be an effective defender as well, always deflecting passes that led to runouts. He also showed ability to score in the mid-range, as well as on the perimeter, proving to be more than capable when it comes to hunting and creating his own shots. What's most encouraging is that he's still growing, giving us reason to believe he could reach the 6'8" range while maintaining wing skills.

Cole Anthony Solidifies Spot As #1 PG In 2019

After starting on one of the most talented 17U teams in the country this past AAU season, that experience has put 2019 point guard Cole Anthony on another level in comparison to any other floor general in the class. At Pangos Camp, he showcased explosive athleticism, ability to get into the lane at will, and even created off-the-dribble, showing an effective jump shot as well. What may have been most impressive, however, is the confidence that the Archbishop Molloy (NY) star plays with. In a camp loaded with nationally touted prospects, the feeling in the gym was that he was "the" guy.

National Breakout For European Imports

The New York Lightning AAU program sent several of their best prospects to Pangos All-East Camp, and none was more impressive than Irish import Aidan Igiehon. The 6'10" power forward was dominant throughout the camp, using rare explosiveness and exceptional instincts on both ends to show why he's becoming a hot commodity, with high-major programs such as Kansas, St. John's & Villanova all trying to get involved in his recruitment early on. While he's just beginning to figure out how to really play, his ceiling is as high as any big man in the class.

While Igiehon has been in the states for the past year, French import Andre Tourey just arrived last month. A versatile 6'9" power forward who landed at St. Benedict's Prep (NJ), he's a smooth athlete who can play multiple positions. He was absolutely dominant on Saturday night, which essentially became his coming-out party. At this point, there is nothing raw about his game, and high-major programs will immediately come calling as soon as he suits up for the Gray Bees while playing their national schedule this winter.

Other Pangos All-East Camp Standouts:

Posh Alexander, 2020 PG, Our Saviour Lutheran (NY): The electric 5'10" point guard has exceptional athleticism and ball skills, making him an instant hit among fans. He has blazing speed in the open court, as well as elite court vision, making him one of the best freshman in the country. Currently, he's ranked as our #30 overall prospect nationally.

Jy'are Davis, 2020 SG, Sanford School (DE): A smooth 6'6" wing fresh off of a USA basketball trials experience in Colorado, it's easy to see why he's been identified early on as an elite prospect. His feel for the game, along with his impressive frame, makes him a standout in any basketball setting. He can score the basketball on all three levels, and is an impressive athlete as well. Currently, he's ranked as our #20 freshman in the country. 

Trey Patterson, 2021 SF, Rutgers Prep (NJ): As we get closer to our release date for our class of 2021 national rankings, the 6'7" wing made his case for the #1 overall spot with his performance at Pangos Camp. A versatile athlete who can play multiple positions, it's hard to fathom that he's only an 8th grader this year. He didn't back down from the older competition, and ending up making the Top 30 All-Star game. 

Isaiah Wong, 2019 PG, Notre Dame (NJ): The 6'2" point guard came into the camp on a mission, that much is certain. He dazzled on both ends of the floor, looking as good as we've ever seen him. Not only is he very talented offensively, but he's also very good as a set-up man as well. On the defensive end, he was constantly in passing lanes and finshing above the rim on the break.

Da'mir Faison, 2019 SF, Hazleton Area (PA): One of the breakout stars of the camp, the 6'4" wing proved to be one of the best rebounders in the gym. He consistently finished plays on aggressive slashes to the rim, worked hard on the defensive end, and showed that he can keep defenses honest with a reliable three-point jumper. As he continues to develop his wing skills, he should emerge as one of the best sophomores in the state of Pennsylvania this season.

Bryce Wills, 2019 CG, Iona Prep (NY): While it's still up in the air if Wills will stay in the class of 2019 or reclass back to his original class of 2018, he proved he will be considered an elite prospect regardless. The 6-foot-5 guard looked as comfortable on the ball as he did off it. With a very good jumper and decent athleticism, Wills was able to put points up on all three levels throughout the weekend. 

Justin Lewis, 2020 CF, Calvert Hall (MD): Coming off the USA mini-camp, Lewis proved to be one of the best freshmen in attendence. The 6-foot-7 combo-forward showed an improved perimeter game, knocking down a number of threes and taking his man off-the-dribble. He also rebounded at a high rate and blocked a few shots each session as well. It will be interesting to see what position he ultimately winds up playing as his career evolves.

Mike Christmas, 2019 SG, Landstown (VA): A guard with a seemingly college ready frame, Christmas was one of the more polished scorers in the camp. His size allowed him to take his defender on the block and score over him, but he hit a number of jumpers from beyond the arc as well. He will need to improve his lateral quickness and ball-handling, but the future appears bright for him. 

Donta Scott, 2019 SF, Imhotep (PA): Scott has as much upside as almost anyone that attended this past weekend's camp. At 6-foot-7, he is a fantastic ball-handler for his size and was able to get to the rim with relative ease. A great athlete, he spent a majority of his time playing above the rim. He is still quite raw, and will need to improve his jumper, but he could come out of this camp as one of the top prospects as long as he continues to develop. 

Noah Farrakhan, 2020 PG, St. Benedict's (NJ): Farrakhan is coming off a huge summer and proved that it was more than a couple of good outings. An explosive 6-foot lead guard, very few defenders were able to keep him out of the lane, where he finished with an impressive dunk more often than not. He will be counted on to create for a young and talented core for the Gray Bees this season, and if this weekend was any indication, he is more than ready for the challenge. 


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