Category: Insider! News Written by Scott Burgess
The Pangos All-Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp was a tremendous event featuring many of the top prospects in the state’s 2016 and 2017 classes. There were also some out of state prospects that stood out. Here we take a look at the top 2017 point guards at the event.
PG Nojel Eastern (Evanston – 2017)
Evanston 2017 point guard Nojel Eastern is an exciting young prospect with his ability to pass the ball. He has a tremendous feel for the game at a young age to go along with his size for the position. Eastern does a great job of knowing when to push the ball, run sets, and get it to his scorers. He gets in and out of the defense with a smooth handle and quickness in the lane. Eastern also has a good jump shot that is particularly effective from 15-18 feet. He is definitely one of the top prospects in a loaded 2017 group in Illinois.
PG Trey Mack (St. Ignatius – 2017)
Mack is a 6’2” guard that has good strength and plays with a high basketball IQ. His jumper has a high release point and consistently goes down from 15-18 feet. Mack handles the ball well through traffic and does a nice job of distributing it. Defensively he has quick hands. Overall he just has that “it” factor you can’t teach.
PG Marco Lewis (Lincoln Park – 2017)
Lewis is an exciting 5’7” floor general that is electric with the ball in his hands. He is a small and quick guard that is great in the open floor. The freshman pushes the ball with tremendous speed and a plus handle through traffic. Lewis is a pass first point guard that has great vision. One to watch this season.
PG Malik Parker (Marist – 2017)
Parker is 5’9” lead guard that is good getting penetration in the lane and setting up his teammates. He also showed he could consistently knock down shots from the perimeter.
PG Cam Irvin (Morgan Park – 2017)
The 5’7” guard can flat out shoot it from deep. He knocked down several catch and shoot threes.
SG Carson Newsome (Waukegan – 2017)
Newsome has good size at 6’2” and is a nice athlete. He finishes around the hoop and handles it well on the perimeter.
PG Qua Southward (Saginaw, MI – 2017)
The 5’10” freshman is a compact guard that does a good job getting in and out of traffic with a good handle. He makes solid decisions with the ball and showed maturity in the half court. Southward is a pesky defender.
SG Devontae Lane (Iowa City West, IA – 2017)
Lane is a 6’0” strong and powerful shooting guard. He gets to the basket with his strength and is a solid shooter.