Picking up on part 2 of standout players from this weekend’s Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph camp held in Duncanville, TX. Which guards from the 2022 and 2023 classes stood out the most at the event?
– Keyonte George (6’4”/2022 – Lewisville HS (TX)) – A strong performer in the Top-20 game, George did everything you want out of a top guard. Knocking down 3-pointers and attacking the rim, he was a playmaker for his teammates when his shot wasn’t open. On the flip side, George was an aggressive on-ball defender – blocking shots and exhibiting tendencies of a center fielder tracking passes in the open court. His all-around game makes him a great find for any program looking for consistency and multi-faceted production. Texas, TCU, Baylor and Texas A&M are already after him.
– Dallas Hobbs (6’1”/2022 – Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy (TX)) – A strong mix of speed, quick directional changes and balance, Hobbs possessed some of the most eye-opening dribbling sequences at the camp. To his advantage, the young guard forced defenders out of position and attacked using both mid-range shots as well as getting to the rim. His style is apt to frustrate opponents for not only chasing him in the halfcourt but also his unrelenting defensive play. Always in the hip pocket of his man, Hobbs forced multiple turnovers and came away with several steals.
– Cason Wallace (6’3”/2022 – Richardson HS (TX)) – Wallace made an early mark in the Top-20 game with several quick buckets. His physical style helped him get easy looks at the rim, but don’t mistake the fact that he is complete content mixing it up in the post with bigs as well. His constant pursuit of the ball and willingness to take up the dirty work shines through in his stat line. Even with room to grow on the offensive end, Power 5 programs have lined up for his services: Oklahoma St, Texas A&M, Baylor, TCU and DePaul have already offered.
– Drew Steffe (6’3”/2023 – Frisco Memorial HS (TX)) & Alex Bossinakis (6’2”/2022 – Fort Worth Christian (TX)) – Steffe and Bossinakis exhibit very similar skillsets on the floor. Both players are natural floor generals and see the court exceptionally well, but play with high IQs and know when to attack or slow-play based on how the floor is developing during the game. Steffe did a great job this weekend of using hesitation moves to create space and get to open spots to hit midrange and outside shots. Bossinakis also showed comfort in pick-and-roll situations as well as attacking the rim. The latter preferred to play aggressive defense and came away with several steals/forced turnovers in the Top-50 game.
Steffe holds offers from Arizona St, Oklahoma St, DePaul and Western Michigan.
– Kameron Johnson (5’9”/2023 – Shaw HS (New Orleans, LA)) – A stout defensive player, Johnson was a nuisance for opposing guards in the Top-50 game Sunday. He jumped passing lanes, had multiple steals and forced several turnovers with aggressive and unrelenting pressure. Offensively, Johnson sees the court well and has the ability to change directions on a dime. He distributes the ball well and can drain the 3.
– Cooper Pearce (6’3”/2022 – Wilson HS (TX)) & Pierre Hunter (6’1”/2022 – Dallas Madison HS (TX)) – Pearce and Hunter were two guards that were very successful penetrating the lane and finishing through contact at the rim. Both players displayed crafty ways to beat traffic and find clear paths to hit their shots. Strong and explosive ballhandlers, Pearce and Hunter mixed in some impressive touch on the ball in short range situations over taller defenders. With time to develop, this pair of guards will be solid at the next level.