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2023 Pangos All-East Frosh/Soph Camp Standouts (Oct. 21-22)

10/24/2023, 10:15am EDT
By CoBL Staff

By Owen McCue (@Owen_McCue),
Chad Graham (@CGraham_Sports) & Kenneth Orange

The 20223Pangos All-East Freshman/Sophomore Camp brought some of the East Coast’s top young talent to the area on Saturday and Sunday.

CoBL had staff on hand for parts of both days, including Sunday's Top 70 and Top 30 Cream of the Crop games at West Chester University.

Here are our standouts from the event:

Benjamin Ahmed (2026 | Putnam Science, Conn.)
A big-bodied 6-foot-9 forward, Ahmed did a lot to impress on Sunday morning. He gets up and down the floor incredibly well for a player his size, outsprinting some of the guards for easy transition looks. He has really good hands and an efficient inside game to go with a left-handed shooting stroke he’s already comfortable knocking down from the outside. The defensive instincts are what really stood out, giving a glimpse at his two-way impact. He’s not a leaper but he was able to swat shots and avoid fouling —- even against players who rivaled him in height.

Dior Anderson (2026 | Monsignor Scanlan (Bronx, N.Y.)
At 6-foot-1 Dior is a force on the basketball court.  He is the definition of a tough, hard-nosed point guard on the court.  His aggressive style impacts the game on both sides of the ball.  Offensively his tight handle lets him get to wherever he wants to on the court at will.  His style is punishing for his defenders; when he is focused on getting to the rim there is little a defender can do to change his mind.  Defenders that gave him too much space also found out quickly that he has a lightning quick release and he demonstrated accuracy from deep, knocking down three triples in Saturday’s game, stepping into one from logo range.  You can pick your poison with Anderson, but understand he is dangerous from everywhere on the court.  

Keiner Asprilla, 2026 Don Bosco Prep, N.J.

Keiner Asprilla (2026 | Don Bosco Prep, N.J.)
The co-MVP of the camp and the most physically dominant player in the Top 30 game, Asprilla was the real deal. He tested his metal against other elite big man prospects and won his matchups. He didn't get the ball spoon-fed to him in the post but he made every opportunity count with the ability to power through and dunk on opposing rim protectors or float the ball over them with touch. Asprilla kept that same energy on defense. During the Top 30 game, he punched (re: blocked) three shots to go along with 11 points and seven boards. 

Julius Avent (2026 | Bergen Catholic, NJ)
At 6-foot7, Avent has a calming style to his game that screams next level with a matching skill set. In Saturday’s games he demonstrated his versatility on the court through doing whatever the team needed to win at that time.  He started the break in grabbing defensive rebounds and turning them immediately into transition opportunities for both himself and his teammates. He is able to handle the ball like a lead guard and dropped dimes on multiple driving kick opportunities. He is a threat to turn over a dunk on his defender off the dribble. Avent also demonstrated a good perimeter shot, knocking down threes in the flow of the offense. He did all of this while never appearing to be rushed or pressured; he is in command of the flow of the game at all times. 

Martay Barnes, 2027 Holy Trinity, Fla.

Martay Barnes (2027 | Holy Trinity, Fla.)
Barnes, a 6-1 guard, can explode toward the rim but has some wiggle to his game too. He wasn’t afraid to attack larger defenders, using some speed and quickness to get into the lane before exploding toward the rim. His athleticism was on display when he won a jump ball against a 6-9 kid on Sunday. He has really good defensive instincts as well, whether that’s knowing the right time to leave his man and trap, jumping into lanes off ball or on-ball forcing an opponent into a bad position to poke away a steal.

Quinn Costello (2026 | Newman School, Conn.)
Costello is all of 6-foot-9 and may be even longer. He has legitimate guard skills, able to break down players much smaller than him and get inside where his size is obviously a factor. There were some moments of playmaking as Costello navigated the defense with his dribble and passing skills. He has a good looking shooting stroke as well, both as a catch and shoot threat and off the bounce. Adding strength will definitely be important in making sure he can fully tap into his skillset.

Jordan Dill, 2026 Germantown Friends

Jordan Dill (2026 | Germantown Friends)
One of the local kids shined in the Top 70 game, pouring in 16 points for his team’s MVP honors. Dill has quite the bag on the offensive end and Sunday’s game was certainly the type of setting that can really shine. He can shoot it from all over, using a pretty lefthanded shot to drill multiple triples and pull up inside the arc as well. He keeps the ball on a string, able to break down his defenders with the bounce as well.

Alexander Egbuonu (2026 | Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.)
To say Egbuonu scored points in bunches would be an understatement. How Egbuonu scores the basketball at 6-foot-5  is even more impressive.  He scored off the bounce facing his man up from the perimeter and once in the lane. He finishes equally with both hands at the rim and above the rim. He also possesses  a nice floater package when facing a taller defender. At his size he is able to sit down on guards in the perimeter and play defense and he switches positions one through five. His 30-plus-point outing on Saturday was capped defensively by a switch to a guard on the perimeter whose pocket he picked and converted that into a ferocious two-hand dunk in transition. 

Moussa Kamissoko (Trinity Pawling Prep, N.Y.)
For someone so lanky and still growing into his body, Kamissoko moved extremely well. The 6-7 wing used his agility and flexibility to impact winning throughout the day, and then chip in 11 points from multiple spots, four rebounds, two assists, and one steal in the Top 30 game. And he did most of that operating with the ball in his hands. Kamissoko's fluidity off-the-bounce allowed him to find angles that the opposing team couldn't defend and the edge he played with made him embrace contact, in spite of his narrow frame. 

Andrew Kretkowski (2027 | Rutgers Prep, N.J.)
The 6-foot-7 wing/forward has a well-rounded game, excelling in multiple facets. A really good passer, he dazzled with some of those skills early in the day, including a touch pass behind his head that set up a teammate underneath the hoop. He ran the floor well and was rewarded with multiple easy dunk opportunities. He can slash on or off the ball and showed off his shooting stroke with a stepback three. Even though he wasn’t one of the dominant ball handlers, Kretkowski finished with 16 points in the Top 30 game. He’s got a game that seems like it will fit in any setting.

Jasiah Jervis, 2026 Archbishop Stepinac, N.Y.

Jasiah Jervis (2026 | Archbishop Stepinac, N.Y.)
Smooth would be the best way to describe Jervis’ game. The 6-foot-5 guard made everything he did out on the floor look effortless and easy. He has a pure jump shot he can get into it fluidly. With the ball in his hands, he plays at his own pace. Jervis scored 15 points to lead his team and earn one of the Co-MVP honors in the Top 30 game but he really let the game come to him. He had four assists as well giving a glimpse at someone who has a feel for the game — pair that with his size and abilities at the guard spot and you have a really good basketball player.

Collins Onyejiaka (2026 | Newman School, M.A.)
"Mel Mel" Thomas, his co-MVP in the Top 30 game, set the table for Onyejiaka and the 6-10 center finished everything on his plate. Onyejiaka was especially effective as the screener in PNR. He rolled smoothly to the rim and — no matter how the ball was served up to him or who was in front of him, he dunked everything. He went 7-of-8 from the floor. And on his only miss, he followed it right up with a putback. His 14 points and seven rebounds paced the Black team as they went on to win. 

Dylan Perry (2026 | Archbishop Stepinac, N.Y.)
While others were intent on attacking off-the-dribble, Perry impacted the game in a number of ways. He grabbed a few boards and played critical defense down the stretch of the Top 30 game. The 6-7 wing was also comfortable playing off-ball. He mixed it up inside on putbacks, drives off-the-catch, and cuts to the hoop. Perry found the bottom of the net on three long-range jumpers too. His high release was almost impossible to contest. It served him well when he hit the game winner as the clock hit zero. 

Shane Pendergrass, 2026 Mt. Zion Prep, Md.

Shane Pendergrass (2026 | Mt. Zion Prep, Md.)
The Maryland big man earned Top 70 MVP honors by simply outworking everyone else. Pendergrass hustled up and down the court, walled up at the rim, and grabbed boards inside and out of his area. Unafraid to throw his weight around as a scorer, he won with quick post moves to push defenders off their spots. But Pendergrass didn't just get buckets around the basket. At 6-9, he knocked down a spot-up three and hit another one on a pull-up, finishing with 22 points and nine rebounds. His activity all over the floor also won his team the game. 

Jordan Skyers (2026 | Our Saviour Lutheran (Bronx, N.Y.) Skyers Is an elite athlete and he reminds you of this as soon as he steps on to the court. Most of Saturday's match up he lived above the rim with ease. Whether it was catching no-look dimes and flushing with two hands off of the baseline or the 360 off of one bounce that he threw down in transition to end one of the games. Listed at 6-foot 3, he’s a point guard with the instincts and finishing ability of a slashing wing that creates a match-up problem with his motor and his length. His athleticism and motor were also on display on defense as he terrorized the passing lanes and created loose ball opportunities and quickly turned them into transition buckets. He has a quick first step, which allows him to blow past defenders, downhill with ease. 

Jermel Thomas, 2026 Cardinal Hayes, N.Y.

Jermel Thomas (2026 | Cardinal Hayes, N.Y.)
Thomas is a true floor general with a great eye for the floor, piling up seven points and 13 assists in the Top 30 game to earn co-MVP honors. There was some flash to his game making no-look passes and tossing alley oops but his vision and accuracy as a passer ultimately led to easy look after east look for his team. For a young guard his ability to read the pick-and-roll and navigate passes in tight quarters in the lane was particularly impressive. The 6-foot-3 guard has a clean quick shooting stroke as well, able to get the ball off quick with great rotation whether he’s dribbling or coming off a screen. Defensively, he positioned himself and stayed engaged off the ball and while still maturing physically played tough on-ball defense and used his feet to stay in front.

Honorable Mention

Julius Avent (2026 | Bergen Catholic, N.J.), Dior Carter (2026 | Academy of the New Church), Kyon Coles Jr. (2026 | Pocono Mt. West), Theo Edema (2027 | Cushing Academy, M.A.), Keshawn Franklin (2027 | Eastern, N.J.) Yandell German (2027 | Our Savior Lutheran, N.Y.), Zion Green (2027 | Imhotep), Ethan Johnston (2026 | Hill School), Hassan Koureissi (2026 | Archbishop Stepinac, N.Y.),  Milak Myatt (2026 | Math, Civics, & Science), Marquis Newson (2027 | Sanford, D.E.), Akol Nyok (2027 | Glenelg Country School, Md.), Adonis Ratliff (2026 | Archbishop Stepinac, N.Y.), Al'Tariq Reevey (2026 | Life Center Academy, N.J.), Christopher Richards (2025 | Bullis, Md.), Mekhi Singleton (2027 | Life Center Academy, N.J.), PJ Singleton (2026 | Canarsie, N.Y.), Cam Smith (2026 | Academy of the New Church), Tyler Sutton (2027 | George School), Jaxon Terry (2026 | Lawrence Academy, Mass.), AJ Williams (2026 | Bergen Catholic, N.J.)

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