Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Patrick Ngongba Part II Now Playing in the DMV - Get Your Popcorn Ready
Patrick Ngongba Jr. (2024) has the size, skill and pedigree and that combination places his immediately into the national conversation as so many DMV players before him. Patrick’s dad stands 6’8 and starred at George Washington University with another local star Shawnta Rogers (Baltimore) and then played briefly overseas. His mother, well she is “only” 6’4; any questions so far?
We were extremely impressed with the length and versatility of Ngongba’s skill set; during the Agame tournament weekend we were able to see an array of skills on both end of the floor. Just like his father Patrick was active on the defensive end, he went aggressively after blocks, owned the glass cleaning it on both ends – on the other ends he had the ability to dominate every possession but proved to be a willing passer with great vision.
When the rock was giving to him in the scoring zone he was equally effective with his back to the basket as he was facing up. He was excellent from the high-post both as a passer and a scorer. What may have been the most impressive was his ability to handle the ball on the perimeter; its clear he is being groomed at an early age to be a perimeter player and that will ultimately be his calling card; he looks good and is comfortable with the ball on the wing when defended as well as in space. He can stop and pop, catch and shoot, and has a nice floater that no one his age can hope of stopping.
His poise and all around skill makes it easy to see and say that this kids will not only be a player – but one of the best players in this class not just in the DMV but in the country. Add Patrick Ngongba Jr. to your players to watch list immediately.