ESPN basketball recruiting analysts Dave Telep and Joel Francisco check in today with a recap of last weekend's Pangos All-American Camp in Carson, Calif. Among the players highlighted are two of Connecticut's top 2012 prospects.
St. Thomas More's Andre Drummond, the nation's No. 1 Class of 2012 prospect for some time now, matched up against the player directly behind him in the rankings, Grace Prep (Texas)'s Isaiah Austin. The result was must-see action, but a win for Drummond:
When the top two big men in country tangle, it's a must see. This one tilted Drummond's way as he came out aggressively to start the game. Drummond's attention on the glass and physical prowess presented a problem for Austin. Drummond, from Middletown, Conn., seemed to be fully engaged in the matchup and intent on making a point. Not only did he score with power, he passed the ball exceptionally well. Drummond did an exceptional job of forcing Austin outside of the paint with his initial catch and had a hand in Austin's face on most of his jumpers. Austin, from Mansfield, Texas, is a skill guy with range and touch, plus he's the better shot-blocker of the two. Sure to meet again this summer, this round belonged to Drummond in the battle of ESPN's No. 1 and No. 2 ranked prospects.
New London (Conn.)'s Kris Dunn was another local listed as a "Standout Player" from the camp, which should only add to a stock that has continued to soar over the last six months:
He's a lead guard in the process of transitioning into a fulltime point. The owner of superior body control and a burst to the hoop that will be a handful for all comers, Dunn has to find a way to curb his turnovers. He's high-major recruit and remains one of the summer risers.