Philly Jam Fest: Breakout Performers

There were several kids that showed out at the Hoop Group Philadelphia Jam Fest. None impressed more than A.J. Riley who led his Illinois Wolves team to a title.

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Quick Take: A true floor general, there wasn't much debate going into the event that Carr was good, but he took it to a new level. He has a great idea of how to play and always puts his teammates in the right position to be effective. Add in that he is a capable scorer and it is easy to see why coaches on the West Coast are liking him more and more. It is tough to find pure point guards, but Carr is most definitely one of them.

Recruiting: UNLV, Utah, UCLA

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Quick Take:Always blessed with the physical tools, Miller is now putting it together on the court. He looks more athletic and assertive than ever, and still is strong and a tough rebounder down low. Miller isn't a big time scorer, but he finishes well off of passes and will get tip ins. Add in that he showed a good ability to block shots, and it was an excellent event for him.

Recruiting: Arkansas, Creighton, Colorado State, Nebraska, Memphis

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Quick Take: Literally is the toughest player in the gym every time he walks in. Was named MVP of the event due to not only scoring, but his leadership from the point guard position. He plays every game like it is his last, and does everything needed for his team to get the win. While not a great shooter, he can score, and gives everything he has on defense. Just a kid who wins, and he is proving it for the Wolves.

Recruiting: Creighton, Drake, Detroit, Wright State, George Mason, Bradley, UIC

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Quick Take:Big guys tend to develop late, and Walker fits into that mold, but now he is picking it up in a big way. He is a legit 6-foot-10 with skill and the ability and desire to rebound the basketball. Walker can score facing the rim or off of post moves, and also is a good athlete with long arms who keeps getting stronger. Now he has to dominate all the time, but for a virtual unknown it was impressive to see him dominate at the 16 and under level for stretches and help his team to a title.

Recruiting: DePaul, Massachusetts, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina State

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Quick Take: At times he can get overshadowed by teammate Nick Emery, but Mika is a very good get for the Cougars in his own right. He showed very good hands, ran the floor well, and finished in traffic. While not an elite athlete, Mika proved to be someone that can make an impact during his college career with his size and skill. He should have a very nice career from the very beginning of his eligibility in college.

Recruiting: Committed to BYU

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Quick Take:A little known prospect coming into the event, Show put on a show from the point guard position. He scored the ball well, passed it, and showed an excellent IQ for the game. Show is a bit athletically limited, but makes up for it by playing hard and using his basketball intelligence. A class of 2014 prospect, his recruitment should pick up quite a bit coming off of the strong showing in Philadelphia.

Recruiting: Lafayette, Siena

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