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Pangos Junior Triple Crown Recap

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The Pangos Junior Triple Crown Camp presented by Ryan Silver showcased some of top middle school talent from across the West Coast.  Over 100 ballers, Grades 2nd to 8th, competed in the 1 day event for a shot to make the Top 20 game!

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Talent Level: 9 out of 10

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Austin Galuppo, Elijah McCullough, Riley Battin, Wes Slajchert, and Lucas Hobbs prepare for Top 20 Game

Game Competitiveness: 8/10 / One of the more exciting games of the afternoon ended on an OT buzzer beater by CAMP MPV Jamal Hartwell.  

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King of Kings CAMP MVP Austin Galuppo (2018) challenges Lucas Hobbs (2019)

Camp Sportsmanship Level: 7/10

Although we still don’t see too much sharing of the rock in this type of setting, it was good to see guards such as Alex Wade (2020), Makani Whiteside (2019) and Spencer Freedman (2018) take control of games and impress the media with their court vision and passing game.

Camp Features/Facilities:  8/10

The camp was designed to allow every player the opportunity to garner exposure by showcasing their talent in front of some of top media on the West Coast: Frank Burlison (Burlinsonbasketball.com) , Dave Keeper (CaliforniaPreps.com), Joel Francisco (ESPN), Ronnie Flores (Studentsports.com), Aaron Burgin (Full-Time Hoops).  The courts at Cerritos College gymnasium are ideal for this type of camp; unfortunately, the camp schedule was delayed by the Cerritos College Operations Staff inability to remove the bleachers from one of the three courts that were supposed to be used for the camp.

Overall Camp Grade: 8/10

The media exposure was the best for 2013 in SoCal.  Pangos also did not fall-short in bringing in some of top middle-school talent from across all of California.  The Pangos Junior Triple Crown Camp proved that its headed in the right direction and ready to make a bigger splash in February, with the Pangos Junior All-American Camp on February 22-23!

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Pangos Junior All-American Camp February 22-23, 2014

WCE25 Camp Athlete Awards

Sportsmanship Award: Spencer Freedman (2018)

Spencer is not only one of top middle school talents on the West Coast, but he is another kid that is well mannered and ready to step right in as a Freshman and compete as a High Level Varsity baller.   

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Spencer Freedman

WCE25 CAMP MVP: Jamal Hartwell

Jamal Hartwell came in ready to compete this Sunday.  He had a great showing battling National Guard, Spencer Freedman,  in one of the earlier games and rode that momentum through the Top 20 Game.  In between those games, he also managed to hit an electrifying game winning buzzer beater three in overtime that had the gym buzzing for several minutes.  The one area where he can use improvement is in using his dribble penetration to get into the painted area.

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Jamal Hartwell (2018) WCE25 Camp MVP

Other WCE25 2018-19 Notables: Riley Battin (2018), Spencer Freedman (2018), Austin Galuppo (2018), Amani Harris (2018), Elijah McCullough (2018), Wes Slajchert (2018), Max Davis (2018), Race Park (2018), Andre Ball (2018), Charlie Wadler (2018), Lucas Hobbs (2019), Makani Whiteside (2019), Joshua Vasquez (2019)

WCE25 2020-23 Notables: Alex Wade (2020), Jay Taylor (2020), Freddie Burton (2020), Dylan Andrews (2020), Devin Askew (2020), Zac Fuggman (2021), Christian Arce (2023), Christopher Willis (2023)

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San Diego’s Zac Fuggman (2021) had an impressive showing this weekend

Top 60 Ballers 

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Top 40 Ballers

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Top 20 Ballers

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Upcoming Camp

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Inaugural BallIsLife All-American Camp on November 30 – December 1 happening at the American Sports Center in Anaheim, CA. The camp will feature an BallIsLife Uniform and Gear, Evaluations, and the BallIsLife All-American Game featuring the weekend’s best!  Camp Cost $250.

Invitations for the camp will be going out throughout the Fall Season. If you feel you should be considered for the Camp, please email us westcoastelite25@gmail.com or text us at 310-502-0599 with your information!

As of November 25th, 6 Non-Invite Spots Are Available. Register http://opengymoc.com/services/camp/bil-all-american-camp

For more information on who will be attending Camp, please follow us on Instagram @WCE25.

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This camp is limited to elite basketball players and will serve as the top evaluation exposure camp on the West Coast. We hope you can attend and be a part of the Open Gym/Ball is Life All-American Camp.

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CAMP SCHEDULE

CAMP SCHEDULE (Morning Both Days)

· 9:00 – 10:00 am Functional Performance Breakdown (conducted by CSC certified elite trainer, Nigel Forbes)

· 10:00 – 12:00 am Basketball Skills Assessment (conducted by Charlie Torres and Shea Frazee – clients include Derrick Williams, Klay Thompson, James Harden, Landry Fields, Solomon Hill, Orlando Johnson, Cameron Jones, Stanley Johnson)

· 12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch & Player Interviews

CAMP SCHEDULE (Saturday Afternoon)

· 1:00 – 2:00 pm Ball is Life All-American Game Preliminary Round

· 2:00 – 3:00 pm Ball is Life All-American Game Quarterfinals

CAMP SCHEDULE (Sunday Afternoon)

· 1:00 – 2:00 pm Ball is Life All-American Game Semifinals

· 2:00 – 3:00 pm Ball is Life All-American Game Finals

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