Hoops West: Albuquerque Inaugural

Top Hoopsters compete in Albuquerque for the Pangos Summer Tip-Off.

For the first time ever the Pangos summer Tip Off made a stop in New Mexico hosting some of the top players in the west at the University of New Mexico.  Multiple mid major coaches were in attendance to scout the talent at this NCAA sanctioned event.

Out of the Class of 2010 Arizona was represented by Jordan Didier, a 6-8 slasher from St. Mary's in Phoenix.  Arizona also sent another big man, this time from the class of 2011, in Dalvin Brown of Phoenix Maryvale High School.  This past season Brown was a double machine and at times a dominating rebounder.

Colorado had a strong 2010 contingent with Beau Gamble of Boulder Fairview.  The prototypical point guard will attend New Hampton Prep next season. 6-7 Donthe Lucas of Pueblo Central attended as well.  The All-League performer has had a strong spring and summer in club ball and looks to be one of the top players in southern Colorado. 6-3 point Tim Billingsley of Arapahoe High School in Littleton made the camp as well.  The versatile guard nearly averaged a double double this past season with eleven points and eight assist a game. The Centennial state was represented in Albuquerque by T.J. Adams of Silver Creek and Javon Moore of Littleton Arapahoe both members of the class of 2011.  The 6-6 Adams was an All-Leaguer as a sophomore and the 6-4 Moore has had a strong offseason playing club ball.

New Mexico was well represented from the class of 2010. Roswell's 6-8 Marek Oleniski was in attendance as was Valley sharpshooting guard Michael Maya.  Clovis rebounder Logan Turnbow and Troy Ramos also participated in camp.  This past season Oleniski and Maya had big games in playoffs while Ramos was a huge part of the La Cueva 5A state championship run.  6-4 Kory Alford, member of the La Cueva state championship squad and son of Lobo coach Steve Alford, highlighted the 2011 class of New Mexico attendees.

This was a great event and wonderful opportunity for players in the west to compete against strong talent in front of numerous college coaches.  Hopefully the Folks with the Pangos camp will make Albuquerque a destination of choice in the future.

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