2009 PANGOS ALL-EAST FROSH/SOPH CAMP

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2009 PANGOS ALL-EAST FROSH/SOPH CAMP
Saturday-Sunday October 31 – November 1, 2009

@ RiverWinds Community Center (West Deptford Township NJ)

1000 RiverWinds Drive, Thorofare, NJ 08086
(Philadelphia PA area – just across the Delaware River from Philly)

Directions to RiverWinds:
 
295 SOUTH:  Exit 21 proceeding to the traffic light at the bottom of the ramp.  Make a right onto Rt. 44 (Crown Point Road).  Next light at WaWa make a left onto Delaware Street.  Cross Grove Road onto RiverWinds Drive and continue 1.3 miles to Center.
 
295 NORTH: Exit 21 proceeding to the bottom of the ramp, bear left at the stop sign. Make a left onto Delaware Street proceeding to the traffic light across from the WaWa.  Proceed straight through the light, then cross Grove Road onto RiverWinds Drive and continue 1.3 miles to Center.
 
From Deptford Mall: From Clements Bridge Road  make a right onto Cooper Street (Auto Garage on left).  Once on Cooper Street, you will remain straight through three lights, at the fourth light you will cross over Broad Street (Woodbury).  Cooper Street then becomes Delaware Avenue.  From here, you will go through your first light (WaWa) and remain straight through the second light which then  becomes RiverWinds Drive.  You will continue 1.3 miles to the Community Center.
 
Day Camper Fee: $195.00
Overnight Camper Fee: $250.00
Overnight Camper Lodging:  Best Western West Deptford Inn
101 Grove Road US, Thorofare NJ  08086  (856) 848-4111
 
Limited to 120 top East HS Frosh/Soph players
 
All participating players will be provided an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to all the top scouts expected to attend this event as well as receiving quality individual instruction.
 

**Get Evaluated by the South’s and the Nation’s Top Scouts like
Dave Telep (Scout.com), Van Coleman (HoopMasters.com), Evan Daniels (Scout.com),
Patrick Stanwood (Hoop Scoop & Hoopmasters), Dinos Trigonis (Fullcourt Press/Pangos),
Clark Francis (Hoop Scoop), Tom Konchalski (Metro Index) & Allen Rubin (Hoop Scoop)

**Each Player Will Play in Four (4) Camp Games

** Pro Skills Work-out Directed by Dave Miller (former NCAA and NBA assistant)

** Everyone Receives a Pangos All-East Frosh/Soph Camp t-shirt
 ** Top Players Will Be Invited to 2010 Pangos All-American Camp (June 2010/Long Beach CA)
 
 
Saturday October 31st
12:00pm – 1:00pm   Camp Registration & Check-in
1:00pm -1:30pm   Camp Announcements & Team Assignments
1:30pm-2:30pm – Individual Instruction/Drills
 2:30pm – 5:30pm   Camp Games (2 courts)
5:00pm – 6:00pm   Dinner
6:00pm – 6:30pm   Recruiter’s Roundtable: Q&A with scouts/media
6:30pm -8:30pm   Camp Games  (3 courts)
Sunday November 1st
9:00am – 12:30pm   Camp Games
12:00pm – 1:00pm  Lunch
1:00pm-1:15pm  Camp Closing Remarks & Cream of Crop Game Announcements
1:15pm – 2:15pm   Cream of the Crop Top 40 Game
2:15pm – 3:15pm   Cream of the Crop Top 20 Game
 
 
Past Pangos event alumni include LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Paul Pierce, Baron Davis, Tyson Chandler, Gilbert Arenas, Josh Childress, Kirk Hinrich, Tayshaun Prince, Andrew Gooden, Sebastian Telfair, Rashard Lewis, Richard Jefferson, Javarris Crittenton, Gani Lawal, Kyle Lowry, Hakeem Warrick, Stephen Jackson, Arron Afflalo, Gabriel Pruitt, Jared Dudley, JJ Hickson, Brandon Jennings, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Jrue Holiday, Jordan Hill, Austin Daye, Darren Collison, John Wall, Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, Derrick Favors, Harrison Barnes

TO ACCEPT THIS INVITATION FILL-OUT FORM and MAIL IT BACK TO THE ADDRESS ON FORM
OR CALL (562) 223-0190 or (407) 760-6766
or email:  trigonis30@aol,com
OR log-on to: www.fullctpress.net  FOR MORE INFORMATION

TO REGISTER ON-LINE “CLICK” HERE
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2009
PANGOS ALL-EAST FROSH/SOPH CAMP
PLAYER REGISTRATION FORM
(please print)
Name__________________________ School _______________________
 
Home Address _________________________________________________
 
City ___________________________________ Zip Code ______________
 
Phone (       ) ______________________ e-mail ______________________
 
Grade 2009-10 ________________ Height ___________ Weight _________
 
GPA __________________ SAT/ACT Score _________________________
 
Parent/Guardian _______________________________________________
 
 
Please Circle One:        Day Camper $195         Overnight Camper $250
 
Please mail payment (make money orders payable to “Fullcourt Press”) and completed form to: 
Pangos All-East Frosh/Soph Camp,
3122 Theresa Street #1, Long Beach CA  90814
 
HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY
 
HEALTH INSURANCE CO. ______________________________________________________
 
Policy No. _____________________________________ Group No. _____________________
 
I understand that any Pangos All-East Frosh/Soph Camp participant who does not abide by the rules, regulations and policies established by the Pangos All-East Frosh/Soph Camp (PAMFSC) is subject to dismissal without reimbursement or recourse and I hereby waive and release the PAEFSC from any and all liability for any injury or illnesses while participating in the camp.  I hereby authorize the directors of the PAEFSC to act according to their best judgment in any emergency if I cannot be contacted.  I understand that each camp participant is required to have their own medical and accident insurance.  I also understand that the PAEFSC retains the rights to use for publicity and advertisements purposes, photographs of camp participants.
 
 
 
SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN
 
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Tristan Thompson (2010) Power Forward Finds New Home

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Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson a consensus top five prospect in the class of 2010 who was dismissed from St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) team last week for public insubordination has found a new school. The talented forward who is verbally committed to (Texas) has decided to finish his year at Findlay Prep (NV) which is ranked #3 in the ESPN Rise Top 50 rankings.

Tristan has been granted eligibility and started to practice with the team, he will suit up for Findlay Prep (NV) this Friday when they travel to Dallas, TX to take on Duncanville (TX). Findlay Prep is currently undefeated with a record of 28-0. At Findlay Prep (NV) Tristan joins fellow Canadian in Corey Joseph along with fellow Texas commit Avery Bradley.

This is a huge pick up for such an already talent heavy team, it will be interesting to see how he gels with his new teammates. The team has a high level of chemistry so it will take him some time to figure out what his role will be with them. There is no denying the tremendous amount of talent that Tristan has along with his huge upside.

Findlay Prep (NV) has been invited to participate in the inaugural ESPN Rise National High School Invitational tournament being held in Bethesda, MD at Georgetown Prep on April 3-5th.

St. Bendict’s Prep (NJ) Loses Star Tristan Thompson (2010)

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Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson a 6’9 combo forward from Canada who has been playing his high school basketball at St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) and verbally committed to Texas, has been kicked off the team. Tristan Thompson was leading St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) with 19.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

This is a huge loss for St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) who is 20-2 on the season. Tristan Thompson is a consensus top five player in the country for the class of 2010. He combines the ability to play on the wing and inside. He has a ton of upside to his game, where he continues to become even more polished on the perimeter along with his great leaping ability and solid job on the boards.

It will be interesting to see if sophomore and fellow Canadian Myck Kabongo will follow Tristan Thompson to whatever school he lands at for next season. Myck Kabongo who has also verbally committed to the University of Texas is considered a top five point guard prospect in the class of 2011.

St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) plays on Saturday afternoon in Trenton, NJ at the Primetime Shootout event against Mountain State Academy (WV). The game tips off at 4:30 p.m.

#5 St. Patrick (NJ) Vs. #3 St. Benedict’s (NJ) Final 88-62

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Dexter Strickland (St. Patrick, NJ)

Dexter Strickland (St. Patrick, NJ)

In one of the most highly anticipated games of the season two national powers met last night at the “RAC” on Rutgers campus.

This game was between # 3 St. Benedict’s (NJ) and # 5 St. Patrick (NJ) each team boost numerous division one players across their rosters. Some of these talented players include Dexter Strickland (2009/UNC/St. Patrick), Michael Gilchrist (2011/St. Patrick), Kyle Irving (2010/St. Patrick) and Paris Bennet (2009/GM/St. Patrick) from St. Patrick, NJ. The standout players from St. Benedict’s, NJ are Tristan Thompson (2010/Texas/St. Benedict’s), Myck Kabongo (2011/Texas/St. Benedict’s), Tamir Jackson (2009/Rice/St. Benedict’s) and Lamar Patterson (2009/Pitt/St. Benedict’s).

The game ended up drawing in some of the area’s top college coaches and staff, coaches in attendance included Rutgers head coach Fred Hill, Seton Hall head coach Bobby Gonzalez and staff, UConn assistant Andre LaFleur, St. John’s assistant Fred Quartlebaum and Penn assistant Mike Martin.

At the beginning of the game it looked like this one would live up to the hype with each team going back and forth at each other in the first quarter with St. Patrick holding a slim 21-17 lead over St. Benedict’s. Kyle Irving had 10 points in the opening period for St. Patrick and Tristan Thompson led St. Benedict’s with 9 points.

St. Patrick blew a close game wide open in the second quarter outscoring St. Benedict’s 24-8 in the period. They went into the half with a 45-25 lead and never looked back from then on cruising to a blowout victory 88-62.

It seemed like after the first quarter when St. Benedict’s was getting the ball inside to Thompson and scoring buckets they went away from that. It also seemed like they just didn’t come to play last night and were disinterested in the game.

This was a big-time statement game for St. Patrick, NJ who is predicted to win the Tournament of Champions of New Jersey. They showed everyone in the state that when there at full strength they are a team to be wrecking with when it comes playoff time.

The leading scorers for St. Patrick, NJ were senior Dexter Strickland 21 points and junior Kyle Irving 21 points. Super sophomore Michael Gilchrist chipped in 8 points.

The leading scorers for St. Benedict’s, NJ were junior Tristan Thompson 13, sophomore Myck Kabongo 13 points and senior Tamir Jackson added 10 points.

Each of these teams has big-time match-ups coming up in the next week. St. Benedict’s takes on undefeated and #1 team in the country Mater Dei (CA) at the Nike Extravaganza this Saturday February 7th at 12:00 a.m. eastern time on ESPNU. St. Patrick faces NYC powerhouse Lincoln on Friday February 13th at 7:00 p.m. eastern time on ESPN 2.

Michael Gilchrist (St. Patrick, NJ) Recruitment Update

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By: Alex Schwartz (Northstar Basketball Blog)

Michael Gilchrist

Michael Gilchrist

Michael Gilchrist ’11 of St. Patrick’s (NJ) is arguably the number one baller in the sophomore class. A 6’7 combo forward, the sophomore sensation has carried the St. Pat’s Celtics this year, as North Carolina-signee Dexter Strickland ’09 has missed a lot of time and Kyrie Irving ’10 is still out due to transfer rules. Just yesterday, Gilchrist led his team to a come-from-behind win at Trenton Catholic (NJ), leading a massive fourth quarter comeback along with Paris Bennett ’09, a future George Mason Patriot. After Michael’s impressive 22-point performance, he was kind enough to talk to me for a few minutes. The lanky superstar, who said the Celtics pulled out yesterday’s win due to “just heart, heart really,” gave me his college list. The five lucky schools to be mentioned by Gilchrist were Seton Hall, UMass, Syracuse, Villanova, and Memphis, claiming offers from all five of them. Many people think he will end up as a Memphis Tiger, but only time will tell.

Courtsey: http://blog.northstarbball.com/

2008 City of Palms Classic Final 4 Match-Ups

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36th_v3The 36th annual City of Palms Classic has made it down to the final four after the first 3 days of action. The teams that have advanced to the semi-finals include #1 Mater Dei (CA), # 4 St. Patrick (NJ), Wheeler (GA) and Winter Park (FL).

In game # 1 you have a battle of front courts when David & Travis Wear (Mater Dei, CA) go up against Ari Stewart and Richard Howell (Wheeler, GA). Mater Dei, CA is the # 1 team in the land, there starting five have all signed with a major division one school. More

Update Dominic Cheek (St. Anthony’s, NJ) Final Two

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Dominic Cheek

Dominic Cheek

Dominic Cheek the standout wing from St. Anthony’s, NJ has narrowed it down to Kansas and Villanova. He is still set to announce today around 6 p.m. after practice.

There has been reports that he has decided to attend Villanova next season. This would give Nova one of the best incoming recruiting classes in the country, with Maalik Wayns (Roman Catholic, PA), Isaiah Armwood (Montrose Christian, MD) and Mouphtaou Yarou (Montrose Christian, MD). They also will get Duke transfer Taylor King next season.

If this is true that means Kansas has lost out on another top prospect after Xavier Henry picked Memphis over Kansas. They will now turn there focus on Lance Stephenson (Lincoln, NY) and John Wall (Word of God, NC).

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