Adonis Montfort-Palomino Grabs MVP…Will Konyabi, Mathieu Kamba & Co. Step it Up

NPH Top Performers

Team White

  • Mathieu Kamba- 14 points (Top Prospect Game CO-MVP)
  • George Jackson- 10 points

Team Black

  • Wil Konybai- 22 points (Top Prospect Game CO-MVP)
  • Tony Wolter- 11 points

Camp MVP

  • Adonis Montfort-Palomino: 9 points, 5 assists


Adonis Montfort-Palomino, Wil Konybai, Mathieu Kamba
Adonis Montfort-Palomino, Wil Konybai, Mathieu Kamba

CALGARY,AB–“Save the best for last” is a common phrase that would apply directly to the final game of the Full Court Press Northern Exposure Camp presented by CYDC.

In the senior Top Prospect Game, it seemed as if every player stepped up their intensity, competing at a much higher level in comparison to all previous games.

Wil Konybai (2013 6’3 G/ St Patrick) stole the show, registering a game-high 22 points nailing five three-pointers, including four consecutive in the third quarter!

Mathieu Kamba Climbs the ladder Showcasing Freak Athleticism
Mathieu Kamba Climbs the ladder Showcasing Freak Athleticism

“He not only shot the ball with range but his ball handling was sound and showed the ability to slash,” explained Bob Gottlieb of Branch West Recruiting. Gottlieb has 15 years of experience at the NCAA D1 level, including Head Coaching positions at Jacksonville and Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Konybai was one of many players that brought their A-game when it mattered the most, following a mediocre start to the camp. He proved he could hit the three-ball with consistency while also showing the ability to attack the rim and finish.

For team white, Mathieu Kamba (2014 6’3 G/ Bishop McNally) registered a team-high 14 points en route to capturing CO-MVP honours. Kamba’s athleticism was on display all game as he penetrated to the rack, seemingly off a trampoline, playing above the rim and jamming a two-hander in traffic.

The camp MVP belonged to Adonis Montfort-Palomino–a lightning quick point guard that plays both ends of the floor and knows how to make plays for himself and others. Montfort-Palomino was one of the very few that brought it in every game he played.

“I was very impressed with Adonis..a division one prospect, despite his size. I think he’s the next coming of Isaiah Thomas…not only is he a tremendous play maker, he’s got blinding speed, a very good scoring point guard and a superior defender,” said Gottlieb.

“I don’t think he has a weakness…I think his decision making on his penetration needs to be better,” he continued.

Camp Director, Dinos Trigonis of Full court Press also shared his thoughts on the 5’9 lead guard.

“I thought Adonis was very solid, a complete point guard…the most skilled and consistent guy there.”

 Stay tuned this week as we welcome several Alberta prospects to the NPH National Rankings!

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