Pangos All-Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp Recap

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Dinos Trigonis' annual trip to Chicago for the Pangos All-Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp was a success. The event included a number of mid-major prospects, plus a guy like Byron Zeigler, who really improved his stock.

Markese McGuire, SG – A combo guard that played behind the Scott twins on the Spiece 15's team certainly used the Pangos camp to show his full ability. He spent some time on the ball here, but we like his ability to play off the ball because of his terrific mid-range pull-up and long shot. The 6-foot-2 guard is primed for a big season.

DeAndre Williams, PG – New prospects continue to pop up in the state of Indiana. A sophomore lead guard, Williams stands just 5-foot-10, but regardless of his size, he was quite effective during camp. A true point man, Williams, who grades out as a mid-level recruit, understands what it means to run a team. He has good speed, terrific vision and pushes the tempo.

Marvie Keith, PG – Joining Williams as one of the best point guards in camp was this 5-foot-10 guard from University Park (Ill.) Crete-Monee. Keith uses his speed to fly up and down the court, he has impressive vision and he made some great passes throughout the two-day event. Keith also showed an ability to pull-up from mid-range and knock down jumpers.

Byron Zeigler, SF – Arguably the top long-term prospect was Zeigler, a sophomore at Detroit (Mich.) Community. His best attribute is his jumping ability, as he has the ability to fly through the air for highlight reel dunks or snag rebounds above the opposition.

Zeigler, who is still a bit raw offensively, moves fluidly, has good form on his jump shot and is extremely active on both ends. Although this was our first glance, Zeigler appears on the brink of putting together the full package, which could be a scary thing.

Patrick Birt, SG -- Coming all the way from Plano (Tex.) High, Birt appeared to be one of the better scorers at Frosh/Soph Camp. The southpaw has a long, lean frame and stands 6-foot-3, possibly 6-foot-4. He's an OK athlete, has good speed and is the owner of a good-looking shot. Scoring is what he does best and he loves to cross defenders right to left and pull up for jump shots or attack the rim.

Demetrius Jackson, SG – Following a strong summer with MBA Select, Jackson, a 6-foot-1 strongly built guard, had built some buzs about his game. Here the hardnosed guard proved to be a good defender as well as a strong athlete. While he didn't look to shoot jump shots often, he was effective slashing to the rim and during transition opportunities.

Leo Svete, SG/SF – One thing we learned about Svete, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Granger (Ind.) Penn, is he's a hard playing kid. He gave maximum effort during the games, looks to defend and made plays. He has a high release on his jump shot and is a pretty good shooter off the catch. A solid athlete, Svete, who has a sister playing at Florida, has a nice overall skill set and is a guy that brings energy to the table.

Alvin Ellis, SF – As the games wore on Ellis continued to keep getting better. The 6-foot-3 guard out of Chicago (Ill.) De La Salle was active on both ends and used his athleticism and strength to score inside. A solid athlete, Ellis proved to be a good defender and he seemed to make a lot of plays in transition on offense and defense.

Jamie Rutherford, PF/SF – An injury towards the end of the first camp game of the day put an end to Rutherford's camp experience. It's a shame too, because the 6-foot-6 combo forward showed quite a bit. The Gary (Ind.) Bowman product is a solid athlete with long arms that was active inside, but also looked to step out for jumpers.

Richard Freeman, PF/SF – At this point we think Freeman, a 6-foot-6 lanky standout at Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central is more of a face up four man, but he's a fluid runner and a very good athlete. There's still plenty of time for him to make the transition to the three spot, if that's what he desires. With that said, he's effective now, as he runs the floor, has good hands and showed an improved mid-range jump shot.

Nicholas Billingsley, SG/SF – Throughout the two day event the Team Nebraska product was active and brought energy to the game. A 6-foot-4 long, lanky wing prospect Billingsley struggled finishing the first day, but he picked it up on day two and scored by attacking the rim and knocking down spot up jump shots. We also liked his ability to defend.

Vince Hunter, SF – On day one Hunter, a product of Detroit (Mich.) Consortium, played lackadaisical and lazy at times, but the second day he brought his best effort. He was active, scored it well in transition and is a pretty good athlete. Hunter was at his best attacking the basket, as he adjusts well around the rim and knows how to use his strong frame.

Vitto Brown, PF – Brown was the best post prospect that we evaluated at the camp. A 6-foot-7, strongly built power forward that is also equipped with lengthy arms, Brown moves fairly well, has a great set of hands and he finished nearly everything inside. Brown rebounded his area, blocked shots and overall had a pretty strong week of camp ball.

Andrew McAuliffe, PF – A 6-foot-8 lumbering big man, McAuliffe was effective stepping away from the basket and knocking down 15 to 18-foot jumpers. He showed a soft set of hands that caught most balls thrown his way and he has good touch inside. He's not the fastest, nor a great athlete, but he was effective in other areas.

Jubril Adekoya, PF – When you are an undersized post prospect a great way to negate the size disadvantage is to show a strong motor, and that's exactly what this 6-foot-6, 220-pound power forward did. He plays hard, has good hands and isn't afraid of contact in the paint. Adekoya, who plays with the Meanstreets AAU program, scored inside and showed good touch around the basket.

Dominique Matthews, PG – Playing for former college coach Gary DeCesare will certainly help this 6-foot floor general. Matthews is already equipped with talent and a good-looking frame. His floater, mid-range pull-up and touch around the basket are his biggest weapons. Matthews also seemed under control and didn't ever try to do much. This is certainly a 2014 prospect to monitor.

Vic Law, SF – Matthews' high school teammate is a pretty good-looking prospect in his own right. In fact, Law, a 6-foot-5 lengthy wing, has a bigger rep in the state of Illinois. Now Law does need to spruce up his ball handling, but he's a wing-forward prospect with some potential, as he's pretty good athlete that attacks the basket pretty well.

David Burren, SF – Unfortunately Burrnen, a 6-foot-5 wing prospect, only showed up for camp on Saturday, so we didn't get a long look. With that said, the Milwaukee (Wisc.) Hamilton product was an impressive looking prospect. His athleticism stuck out the most, but he was also a fluid runner that was extremely active on both ends of the floor.

Ian Theisen, PF – Similar to McAuliffe, but a year younger, Theisen is a 6-foot-8 stocky big man with a great set of hands and a nice touch inside. Now we didn't see him step away from the basket much, but he did some damage in the paint and finished at a good rate around the basket.

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