The class of 2012 was well represented at the 2008 Pangos All-South camp last weekend at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Ga. A handful of freshmen showed their stuff on the big stage. These five stood above the rest, according to Rivals.com's Justin Young.
Pangos All-South Underclassmen Camp Top 2012 Performers
The night before the Pangos camp started, Adams lined up under center and started his first varsity game as the quarterback of his 0-5 football team. The result? A 21-0 win and a pair of touchdown passes. The next two days, he was equally cool under pressure and calm on the hardwood. The 6-foot-2 athlete did his best work going to the basket, and he showed a good understanding of the game. He's a work in progress, but it's evident that he'll have options to pick from at the end of his high school career.
Score, score, score. That's what the 6-foot-4 guard does. And that's exactly what he did at the Pangos camp. Price is one of the top players in his class in the Peach State, and he played like it. His bread and butter is attacking the basket with power and confidence. His jump shot is evolving into a go-to weapon in his bag of tricks, too. Now in his first year of high school and playing for one of the top programs in the nation, Price should continue to develop into the high-major player that he is.
You have to love his size (6 feet 4) and his ability at the 2-guard position. Wilson uses his size very well but never forces the issue, a problem that a lot of young players fight through. The freshman played a mature game and has the tools to be one of the better players at his position in Georgia's impressive 2012 class. Wilson gave a great first impression, and it will be fun to watch him develop over the years.
You can argue that the 6-foot-4 small forward was the most productive player in his class at the camp. He played his position very well and very efficiently. Patterson did a fine job of crashing the boards, shooting from deep, scoring off the bounce, converting mid-range shots and being a threat on the offensive glass. Patterson has the tools to become a no-brainer, high-major kid down the road.
Meet the biggest freshman sleeper in the camp. The 6-foot-2 guard immediately impressed with his athleticism at the point. The small-town star didn't seem phased by his first trip to the big stage. He made smart passes, shared the love and scored at the rim with ease and good bounce. He played varsity as an eighth-grader and should have a bigger role, even as a freshman, this season.