NWC Trappers ink four to 2021 class

Posted 6/8/21

Northwest College men’s basketball’s 2021-22 roster is taking form. Head coach Jay Collins recently signed three commits to his 2021 class: Juan Pablo Camargo, Zane Langrehr and Lane …

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NWC Trappers ink four to 2021 class

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Northwest College men’s basketball’s 2021-22 roster is taking form. Head coach Jay Collins recently signed three commits to his 2021 class: Juan Pablo Camargo, Zane Langrehr and Lane Gill, as well as transfer Alex Pena. 

At 6-foot-9, Camargo averaged 12.9 points during his senior year at Provo, Utah, High School. He has also competed for Mexico’s U17 and U16 national teams and is the cousin of current Trapper Gabriel Gutierrez.

Collins described Camargo as the most “polished scorer” NWC has had around the rim during his tenure. Following a season where the Trappers were severely undersized, Camargo’s addition will be valuable immediately. 

“His size and length, coupled with his ability to score on the block, his skill level is way up there,” Collins said. “It’ll be good to have a bigger guy.”

Langrehr, a 6-foot-4 small forward, is a Wisconsin native and led Bangor High School with 16 points per game in 2020-21, shooting 40% from three. With two of NWC’s best shooters from 2021 — Hayden Peterson and Jaren Fritz — now graduated, Langrehr fills an important role. 

“He can really shoot the ball and has good strength,” Collins said. 

Gill is a guard from Sundance, who made the 2A All-State team in 2020 and 2021. As a senior, he averaged 13.4 points per game. 

“He’s a tough Wyoming kid who shoots it well and plays his butt off,” Collins said. “It’s good to get another in-state guy, too.”

In addition to those three, NWC added Pena, who previously played at University of the Southwest, an NAIA program in Hobbs, New Mexico. A 6-foot-4 forward, Pena played 33 games in two seasons for the Mustangs, and Collins described him as an “efficient” player. 

With these four additions, the team has a deep roster, which also includes returners Gutierrez, Alan Swenson, Andre Loigu, Seyi Oyeku and Colton Thorness, as well as incoming freshmen Jess Wambeke and Taylor Winland.

Collins will now look to solidify the 2021-22 roster and continue searching for the next generation of Trappers. He hopes to see a wide variety of talent at the Powell Panther Boys’ Basketball Camp on June 21-24.

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