The prestigious Pangos All-American Camp, an invite-only event featuring the top high school prospects in the nation, returned this summer after it was cancelled due to the pandemic last year. Pro Insight was on hand to evaluate the event and caught up with Ven-Allen Lubin of Orlando Christian Prep (FL) and Southeast Elite (FL). Lubin was selected to the Top-60 Cream of the Crop Game and averaged 14.8 points and 5.0 rebounds while finishing inside the top ten in three efficiency categories in four games: field goal percentage (67%), three-point percentage (57%), and free throw percentage (92%).
As part of the Pro Insight Q&A series, Lubin discussed what he has been working on in his game this summer, factors in his college choice, and more.
For the next installment of the Pro Insight Q&A series, we present 2022 prospect Ven-Allen Lubin, from Orlando, Florida:
Pro Insight: How have you enjoyed camp so far?
Ven-Allen Lubin: Day one, it’s been pretty good. I see a lot of new faces, great talent. Basketball-wise, there’s nothing I’ve never seen before. There’s a lot of great people, great players, they bring it every day. So it’s been nice to see great competition and we’re here to bring it.
PI: Obviously your AAU teammate Ernest Udeh, Jr. is here, who else are you looking forward to hooping with this weekend?
VL: Playing with my other teammate A.J. Brown from high school basketball — looking forward to playing with him. And then also Jayden Hastings is another one of my teammates in high school.
PI: What are you looking to showcase in front of NBA teams and scouts?
VL: I’m just trying to play to my strengths. It’s good to work on my weaknesses, but if I showcase what I can do with my strengths, then that’s what I’m improving on to make sure they know what I can do on the court. I am improving on my weaknesses when the moments happen, but right now I’m here to showcase my [offensive] moves, be a threat, and contribute to the team however I can on the court.
PI: What are you looking to improve in your game over the summer?
VL: Ball handling and being a shooter off the catch. I’m always sticking to the outside perimeter to catch and shoot and to knock down some shots so I can trust myself to have the confidence to knock them down. And when I am bringing up the ball, to have the ball on a string so I can handle the ball well and make plays, too.
PI: For those who aren’t familiar with your game. Describe your biggest strength.
VL: My biggest strength has been being a slasher. I’m always trying to attack the basket, finish all the way at the basket or just stop and pop. I’m also a jump shooter in the mid-range. I'm effective in that and now I'm starting to build as an outside shooter, behind the line.
PI: What are you ultimately looking for in your school of choice?
VL: Mainly a great atmosphere, great environment to where I feel safe, where I can call it home. Great programs in academics and basketball to where it balances out. Good people to be around and friends where you feel comfortable around them so I can just be me.
PI: What do you hope to be remembered for on the court?
VL: I hope to be remembered as a great both ends player. I can play the defensive end and the offensive end. I would like people to recognize me on both ends, not just one end to where coaches can trust me to play on the ball or play help side and also make plays on the offensive side.