LONG BEACH, Ca. – The 12th edition of the Pangos All-American Camp is a wrap.
From my respective, at least, it didn’t take the full four sessions of camp games – and the two all-star games – to determine who the two best players were from among the 120 or so who participated during the weekend event at Cabrillo High.
By Saturday afternoon it was clear that the best backcourt player at the camp was Isaiah Briscoe (Roselle, NJ, Catholic) and the best post player was Stephen Zimmerman (Las Vegas Bishop Gorman).
My choices for “MVPs” in the Top 60 All-Star Game were point guards Alani Moore (Hyattsville, MD, DeMatha), with eight points and five assists for the White team that beat the Blue, 93-83, and Sedrick Barefield (Corona, CA, Centennial), with 13 points and four assists for the Blue.
After a mostly no-defense, cherry-picking affair in the Top 30 contest (it was painful to watch at times) that saw the White prevail, 137-124, my MVP picks were two more point guards, Terrence Phillips (Mouth of Wilson, VA, Oak Hill Academy), with a triple-double of 18 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the Blue, and Briscoe, with 20 points, six rebounds and 10 assists for the White.
My choices for the most impressive players during the Friday evening-to-Sunday afternoon camp:
Top 20 from the Class of 2015
Paris Austin (5-11/Oakland, CA, Bishop O’Dowd)
Sedrick Barefield (6-1/Corona, CA, Centennial)/Committed to SMU
Malik Beasley (6-4/Alpharetta, GA, St. Francis)
Nick Blair (6-4/Las Vegas Bishop Gorman)
Isaiah Briscoe (6-3/Roselle, NJ, Catholic)
Marquese Chriss (6-8/Elk Grove, CA, Pleasant Grove)/Committed to Washington
Tyler Dorsey (6-4/Bellflower, CA, St. John Bosco)/Committed to Arizona
Steve Enoch (6-9/Norwalk, CT)
Admon Gilder (6-2 ½ /Dallas Madison)
Jeremy Hemsley (6-3/La Verne, CA, Damien)/Committed to San Diego State
Chimezie Metu (6-9/Lawndale, CA, Lawndale)/Committed to USC
Terrence Phillips (5-11/Mouth of Wilson, VA, Oak Hill Academy)
Brandon Sampson (6-5/Baton Rouge, LA, Madison Prep)
Kendall Small (6-0/Lakewood, CA, Mayfair)/Committed to Oregon
Ray Smith (6-7/Las Vegas)
Horace Spencer (6-8/Henderson, NV, Findlay Prep)
Stephen Thompson Jr. (6-3/Torrance, CA, Bishop Montgomery)
Jesse Wade (6-0/Kaysville, UT, Davis)/Committed to Gonzaga
Jimmy Whitt (6-2/Columbia, MO, Hickman)
Stephen Zimmerman (6-10/Las Vegas Bishop Gorman)
Top 10 from the Classes of 2016/17
Lonzo Ball (6-5/Chino Hills, CA/2016)/Committed to UCLA
Terrance Ferguson (6-5/Dallas Prime Prep/2016)
De’Aaron Fox (6-3/Katy, TX, Cypress Creek/2016)
Leland Green (6-2/Redondo Beach, CA, Redondo/2016)
Alani Moore (5-8/Hyattsville, MD, DeMatha/2016)
Nate Morris (6-9/Lancaster, TX/2016)
Zach Norvell (6-5/Chicago Simeon/2016
Cody Riley (6-7/Chatsworth, CA, Sierra Canyon/2017)
Ethan Thompson (6-2/Torrance, CA, Bishop Montgomery/2017)
Derryck Thornton (6-2/Henderson, NV, Findlay Prep/2016)