Melvindale’s Devonte Brooks, Lansing Sexton’s Trevor Manuel among standouts at Pangos All-Midwest Camp in Chicago
October 29, 2012 in High School
Dave Spahn of SLAM Magazine was at the recent Pangos All-Midwest freshman and sophomore camp in Chicago, and a couple of Michigan high school players were among the standouts.
A physically imposing wing, Brooks should hang up his sneakers and go get a set of shoulder pads. Athletically, Brooks was far beyond most of the competition and out-muscled his defenders on his way to the rim almost any time he pleased. He defended the opposing team’s best player every game and caused problems on nearly every possession. He needs a lot of work on his perimeter skills, but his God-given frame is hard to match at his age.
The other consensus top-30 prospect at the event, Manuel followed in Charles Matthews’ shoes and also injured himself during the camp. He played very sparingly on the last day, but a person who can’t see the potential in Manual must be blind. He’s a legitimate 6-9 with fantastic athletic ability and a strong frame, and he threw down a few highlight reel dunks during the weekend to keep the crowd on the edge of their seats. Manuel is far from a finished product, but he will be a name to remember in the coming years.