Here is a look at the my top forwards from Illinois who participated in this year’s Pangos event. Ian Miletic Ian Miletic 6'6" | SF Rolling Meadows | 2025 State IL – Rolling Meadows Sophomore Ian is a skilled forward…
Here is a look at the my top forwards from Illinois who participated in this year’s Pangos event.
Ian Miletic Ian Miletic 6'6" | SF Rolling Meadows | 2025 State IL – Rolling Meadows Sophomore
Ian is a skilled forward who has added some strength from his previous season. Highly skilled ball handler and passer for his position. He is a strong slasher and finisher. Improving defender for a projected high-major recruit.
Gabriel Sularski Gabriel Sularski 6'4" | SF Benet | 2026 IL – Benet Freshman
Sularski played very well this weekend. He had the skill set to play on the perimeter as a wing. He can shoot get to the rim at 6’4. But what I also admire about Gabriel is his fearless play in the paint. He isn’t afraid to mix it up and he competes hard against all competitors. He made the Top 30 Game at Pangos
Terrence Smith Terrence Smith 6'4" | SF West Aurora | 2025 State IL – West Aurora. Sophomore
Smith is a lengthy athletic wing player that did most of his damage in the open court and in the paint. Terrence looked sharp getting downhill on drives from the wing scoring from both sides of the court. He flourished the most cleaning up missed shots from teammates. With several offense boards for finishes. Another player who played in the top 30 game where he got a couple of dunks off fast breaks.
Aleks Alston Aleks Alston 6'9" | PF Kenwood | 2025 State IL – Kenwood. Sophomore
Alston has the game of European professional. Legit 6’9 wing player that is smooth and can hit shots from deep. Aleks made top 30 game game because he consistently showed production. He displayed nice passing from the wing and out of the post area. High majors already on him. Continue to see him grow with added strength.
Stephen Brown – Marist. Freshman
Brown is an active rebounding forward that runs the floor like a gazelle. He’s very explosive around the rim and has good hands to finish through contact. Stephen made the Top 60 because he was very good on the glass on both ends. Huge offensive upside in this prospect.
Alexander Gossett OPRF Sophomore
Gossett is a player that can do a lot of things well. He showcased his driving skills during the camp, often seen getting to the rim and scoring around bigger defenders. He can guard multiple positions from guards to big men. Alexander plays hard through the whistle and can become a real scoring weapon as he becomes a better shooter. Alex made the top 60 game
Jocahana Pullum – Hyde Park Freshman
I liked Pullum a lot in my first impression of him. He’s another athletic wing type that plays with lots of energy. Not strong yet, but very crafty when attacking the basket. He uses his length on defense to get steals and change shots consistently. Pullum has the tools to contribute on the varsity level this season. Jocahana made the top 60 game with some strong performances over the weekend.
Rico D’Alessandro – Whitney Young Freshman
D’Alessandro is a thicker forward who plays hard and is very physical on both sides of the court. Rico can shoot and score from all three levels. His best attributes are rebounding and driving to the rack and scoring after taking a bump. He can switch pretty much on any player on defense and hold his own. He is the hard nosed player that will do the small things to help his team win. He was a player that made the top 60 game.
Charles Barnes Charles Barnes 6'4" | SF De La Salle | 2026 IL . – De La Salle Freshman
Charles is a long wing player that has really smooth stroke from three. He gets after it when battling on the boards and has solid timing on blocked shots. Barnes is dependable on the perimeter with the ball and is also capable of scoring around the rim even with taller players protecting the basket. He will be a pivotal piece for the Meteors much sooner than later.
Justin Bowen Justin Bowen 6'5" | SF Lincoln Park | 2025 State IL Jr. – OPRF Sophomore
Highly skilled Bowen looked strong at attacking the rim. He is wing that can beat players off the dribble with his shifty handles. Justin is able to get in the lane and make plays for himself and others. He plays at a controlled pace that often helps the players around him when the game gets hectic. Bowen was selected to the top 30 game.
Caleb Lindsey Caleb Lindsey 6'3" | SF St. Laurence | 2025 State IL – St.Laurence Sophomore
Lindsey is a bouncy athletic wing that makes plays above the rim. He has solid ball handling mechanics and workable jump shot. On defense he uses his length and agility well to cover ground and has shown to be a strong rim protector.
Daniel Pauliukonis Daniel Pauliukonis 6'8" | SF Benet Academy | 2025 State IL – Benet Freshman
Pauliukonis is a long and extremely active big man that is very fundamental around the rim. He keeps the ball high when he is securing rebounds. Daniel is also an underrated rim protector. I watched him swat several shots against more mobile players.
Jax Abalos Jax Abalos 6'5" | SG Batavia | 2025 IL – Batavia Sophomore
Jax is solid energy player that works hard on offense and defense. On offense he makes hard cuts to the rim and is an exceptional passer when he has the rock. On defense he plays just as hard. Abalos does a good job guarding players in the post and does his best to outworking opponents on the boards. Jax plays with an old school mentality of winning his match ups.
Brady Sehlhorst Brady Sehlhorst 6'6" | SG Notre Dame College Prep | 2025 State IL – Niles Notre Dame Sophomore
If there was one player the was the snub for both top 30 and 60 game it was Sehlhorst. The forward played really well at the camp, showing his versatility with guard like handles as well as passing skills. Brady proved he can hit his shots off the bounce in transition and if players tried to crowd him he would drive to the lane for dunks or layups. I expect a big season from Sehlhorst this year.
Keyshawn Barfield Keyshawn Barfield 6'8" | C Lincoln Park | 2025 State IL – Lincoln Park Sophomore
Barfield is a 6’9 space eater who does a great job on the boards. Offensively he is fundamentally sound using jump hooks while in the post. He is a volume rebounder and has the tools to be a decent shot blocker.