LA GRANGE, IL – It didn’t take long for what is likely the best 1-2 punch in the building to reveal itself during Saturday’s first day of the Pangos All-Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp.
Marquese Brown, a 6-foot-2 freshman guard at Simeon High in Chicago, and Xavier Tillman, a 6-8 sophomore post at Forest Hills Central in Grand Rapids, MI, made like a modern-day version of John Stockton and Karl Malone – or, of mildly more recent vintage, Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire – while helping their “Iowa State” squad roll past “Notre Dame” during the first round of games late in the afternoon.
It’s way too early to proclaim a definitive “No. 1 point guard prospect in the national Class of 2018”.
But the left-handed Brown – who was quite impressive during the 48-player USA Basketball “mini-camp” that was held in Colorado Springs Oct. 4&5 – belongs in any serious discussion about candidates for that proclamation.
He did pretty much anything he so desired while the ball was in his hands Saturday.
The same could be said of the 220-pound (give or take) Tillman, who was just too polished and overpowering for anyone to cope with in or around the lane.