In the latest edition of ‘P.I. Pulse’, Pro Insight’s Nick Danforth recaps the Pangos All-East Frosh/Soph Camp by highlighting the top standouts in attendance after spending the weekend in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey:
The Pangos All-East Frosh/Soph Camp featured athletes that represented the entire eastern part of the U.S., from New Hampshire down to Florida. With 240 players in total, teams of 10 were randomly chosen for full five-on-five games over the span of two days. Following the games, two All-Star games were held, where the best of the best were pitted against each other. After witnessing all of the action, we compiled a list of our top-10 performers from the camp, as well as a handful of others that deserved recognition for their play. Overall, it was an impressive and talented group, making the process of narrowing the list no easy task.
Here are our top-10 standouts, in alphabetical order:
Highland School (VA) | 6’6” Wing | 2024
Named the overall MVP of the event, Abraham lived above the rim the entire weekend. A long, bouncy athlete with a high motor, Abraham gobbled up rebounds, swatted shots, and held personal dunk contests during games. He also showed an ability to shoot the ball and will be a prospect to track closely this high school season.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (MD) | 6’10” Big | 2024
Bamgboye made his mark as the best rim protector in attendance, using his incredible length and timing to block and alter shots throughout the event. One of three co-MVPs of the Top-30 Cream of the Crop game, Bamgboye is mobile and athletic, covering ground quickly and showing promise as a rim runner on offense. He is a young big to track as he enters his first domestic high school season after coming over from London.
Bergen Catholic (NJ) | 6’0” Guard | 2024
Cadeau only attended the second day of the two-day event, but he was quick to make an impression and was named as one of the co-MVPs of the Top-30 Cream of the Crop game. Cadeau consistently made plays for others, showing a high feel for the game and great vision as a point guard. His finishing ability at the rim was often on display, using a soft touch that allowed him to finish around bigger defenders.
Northwest Catholic (CT) | 6’10” Big | 2025
Diakite is an intriguing long-term prospect due to his physical profile and improving skill set. The versatile big is long and mobile and finishes with ease around the rim. Diakite also flashed some perimeter skill as a ball handler and shooter, at Pangos. While he forces things at times, it’s clear Diakite has been working on his game and the arrow is only pointing up.
Don Bosco Prep (NJ) | 6’5” Guard | 2024
Harper is a smooth offensive player who plays the game at his own pace. He has a tight handle and the positional size and length to get to his spots and finish. Every paint touch he had seemed to end in a bucket for himself or a teammate. The son of former NBA player Ron Harper, Dylan is definitely a name to track and likely to receive high major attention.
Cardinal Hayes (NY) | 6’6” Wing | 2024
Jackson can flat-out score the basketball and showcased it throughout the event, culminating in a selection as one of the co-MVPs of the Top-30 Cream of the Crop game. Known as an elite athlete, Jackson seemed to make a concerted effort to showcase his improvement as a shooter, consistently taking and making pull-up jumpers off the dribble. His shooting form is fluid and he showed deep range on his jumper. As a ball handler, Jackson weaponizes his change of pace and has a suddenness to his drives that allows him to attack the rim or create space to get his shot off. Already considered one of the top prospects in his class, Jackson’s skill improvement will only cement his status going forward.
Loomis Chaffee (CT) | 6’3” Guard | 2024
Menard stood out this weekend based on his feel for the game, court vision and off-the-dribble shooting ability. With an array of moves, Menard consistently created an advantage against the defense and either found an open teammate or finished himself. Menard’s unselfish play and flair for getting teammates involved was the catalyst behind his squad’s blowout win in the Top-60 game, leading to Co-MVP honors.
Archbishop Carroll (DC) | 6’7” Wing | 2024
Okitondo is a fluid athlete with great positional size and showcased a well-rounded offensive skill set at the event. Consistently attacking off the dribble, he finished over or around defenders and didn’t hesitate to step out and splash deep threes. A name to know out of D.C.
Hudson Catholic (NJ) | 6’1” Guard | 2024
Pettiford is an athletic combo guard with a smooth lefty jumper. If Pettiford wasn’t attacking the rim, he was pulling up from three-point range throughout the weekend. He also showed a high-level feel on defense, playing passing lanes and turning steals into highlights on the other end.
Southern Nash (NC) | 6’0” Guard | 2024
If there was ever a rim-protecting 6’0’ guard, Jordan Vick is it. His vertical ability was on display the entire event whether it was attacking the glass, blocking shots in transition, or flying in from the perimeter for put-back dunks. Vick also showed shot making ability off the dribble and a nose for the ball as an aggressive point-of-attack defender.
* = selected to Top-30 Cream of the Crop game
Archbishop Wood (PA) | 6’4” Guard | 2024
One of the top 3-point snipers at the event
St. George’s (RI) | 6’4” Guard | 2025
Great touch around the rim and a playmaker for others
O.H. Platt (CT) | 6’3” Guard | 2024
The biggest snub from the all-star games. Nimani shoots it and attacks the rim, relentlessly
St. Benedict’s (NJ) | 6’9” Big | 2024
A terror in transition, open-court handle and ability to finish at the rim
Springfield Commonwealth Academy (MA) | 6’3” Guard | 2025
Backs down from no one and plays with a mix of skill and a high motor
Concord Academy (NC) | 6’9” Big | 2024
A defensive presence with size and mobility; controls the glass on both ends
Imhotep Charter (PA) | 6’6” Big | 2024
co-MVP of the Top-60 game. Protects the rim on defense and dunks everything on offense