Pittsburgh Jam Fest: Friday

PITTSBURGH - There weren't any coaches in the crowd on Friday night as the Pittsburgh Jam Fest got underway. A local product, two-sport star Terrelle Pryor, had an impressive performance in a loss. There were plenty of other big names in action.

Eloy Vargas, PF, Team Breakdown – He's long and skilled and had his moments, but he was still a little soft and could use some more consistency in his game. Vargas did display good hands and finished with 15 points.

Ed Davis, PF, Boo Williams – He was active, especially on the glass, and finished with 17 points. He got a few tip-dunks, was effective on the boards and caught nearly everything thrown his way.

Ty Walker, C, Boo Williams – He only had 10 points, but it was an impressive 10 points. He hit a gorgeous turnaround jumper from the foul line early in the game, had a couple of explosive dunks and also showed his unselfishness with some pretty passes. Wake Forest has themselves a future star.

Terrelle Pryor, SF, Team Adidas – The native son and two-sport star was smooth and unselfish. He made his teammates better and showed an exceptional amount of poise. He runs the floor well and finishes in transition, but he needs to be able to get past defenders in the halfcourt.

Chris Joseph, SF, D.C. Assault – The recent Syracuse commit didn't have a huge game, but he showed glimpses of his potential. He's skilled, can handle it and is able to shoot the three.

Jason Clark, SG, Triple Threat – This kid is a major steal for Georgetown. He's an ideal "glue" guy and can do it all. He is a terrific defender, can shoot it from long range and is also athletic enough to put it on the floor and finish at the basket.

Romero Osby, F, Southeast Elite – Scored off the dribble, make a few 3-pointers. Handles the ball extremely well for someone his size. Can bring it up the court and has an impressive inside-outside game.

Catalin Baclu, PF/C, Charlotte Royals – He wasn't overly impressive. Reaction was slow and he got pushed off the block. Needs to be more aggressive, but still reportedly holds a couple of ACC offers.

Rodrigo Pegau, PF, Triple Threat – Played for Patterson coach Chris Chaney's brother in high school at Calverton School in Maryland. Far more athletic than he looks, plays extremely hard, runs the floor well and is extremely active. Showed plenty of potential in limited minutes.

Kenny Boynton, PG, Team Breakdown – Still got plenty of shots, but not nearly as many as usual. Did a nice job of getting his teammates involved, especially because his shot wasn't falling on this night. Boynton is a big-time player, but this certainly wasn't his best performance. He had a quiet 17 points.

Maurice Creek, SG, Triple Threat – The Oxon Hill combo guard is aggressive and did a nice job getting to the bucket and finishing with authority. He's stronger than he looks and is also able to make shots from long range – as evident by a pair of 3-pointers.

Kendall Marshall, PG, Boo Williams – Man, this kid has a ton of poise. He's smart, is crafty and while he isn't a big-time athlete, he just gets it done. He's a pure point guard who had his shot going on Friday night and finished with a team-high 18 points and hit four trifectas.

Former college coaches Billy Hahn and Danny Nee had to take the court, at least for a little while, after the refs showed up late for a game at Fitzgerald. … There were a few other former head coaches in the gyms: Tommy Herrion, who has been in the mix for numerous jobs this year, and Anthony Solomon, who appears to be enjoying himself after being let go by St. Bonaventure a month or so ago. Solomon is in for the weekend and while he's enjoying the extra family time, he's also already getting the itch to get back in the game. … Pittsburgh assistant Mike Rice is the no-brainer pick to get the Robert Morris job. URI's Kevin Clark and ex-Kentucky assistant Scott Rigot are also in the mix. … Pitt signee Bradley Wannamaker suited up for Positive Image and finished with 18 points in a win over Team Breakdown. … Pittsburgh senior big man Aaron Gray was checking out the action from the crowd while many of his teammates – Sam Young, Gilbert Brown and Austin Wallace among them – were working the clocks. … Terrelle Pryor conducted an interview with a writer while on his cell phone nearly the entire time. … Prep school coaches in attendance were Hargrave's Kevin Keatts and Patterson duo of Tim Thomas and Ryan Freeburg.

Vargas has offers from Miami, Pittsburgh, Clemson, Florida State and Texas A&M, according to the Team Breakdown coaches. … Boynton's list includes Miami, Villanova, Pittsburgh, Florida, Florida State, Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech. … Kendall Marshall said his recruitment is still in the early stages after just completing his freshman season. ACC and Big East schools will be in the mix when it's all said and done. … Ed Davis said that Virginia Tech, Virginia, North Carolina, UConn and Georgetown are among those that he's considering. He admitted that UNC and UConn are the best suited for his playing style.

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