View Full Version : Slam: Rautins excited about Kevin Pangos and other young Canadian PGs

06-03-2010, 09:32 AM
From Steve Buffery column on Slam (http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Columnists/Buffery/2010/06/03/14237521.html):
Leo's got three at the one
Pangos! Joseph! Scouts going Kabongo for Canadian point guards, and all of a sudden ...

Canada has produced exactly one stand-out NBA point guard in decades.

But national men’s team head coach Leo Rautins believes that drought will soon come to a spectacular end.

Seemingly out of nowhere, the Great White North, and the Toronto area in particular, has produced some incredible young players at the one and Rautins is over the moon at the prospect.

“You’re seeing this class of kids coming up that not only here people are looking at, but globally,” said Rautins.

“Everybody’s talking about this group of point guards.”

There are three high school players that have the scouts buzzing, Pickering’s Cory Joseph, who attends Nevada basketball factory Findlay Prep and has committed next season to the University of Texas, Toronto’s Myck Kabongo, who has one more season left at St. Benedict’s High School in New Jersey, and Kevin Pangos of Holland Landing, Ont., who attends Dr. John M. Denison Secondary School in Newmarket.

“All three of these guys have the potential to be really, really good,” said Rautins. “And it’s not just me saying this. You talk to scouts all over and they all talk about Myck, Pangos, Cory, and some of the bigger kids, like Tristan Thompson and Dwight Powell, as all being NBA potential. And not after four years of school. A lot of people are talking sooner.”Read the rest of the column here. (http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Columnists/Buffery/2010/06/03/14237521.html)

06-03-2010, 10:58 AM
Get Pangos!