Reebok U: Day 2

PHILADELPHA – The first edition of Reebok U. is on the books. From William Buford to Olu Ashaolu, we recap the final day of action from the City of Brotherly Love.

Olu Ashaolu, PF – There's no question that without his contributions his camp team does not defeat Brandon Jennings and Renardo Sidney in the semifinals. Ashaolu's first half ignited a big lead and he wound up the contest connecting on the game-winning bucket. A big time dunk in the first half set the tone for the win. Did we mention Olu did all this against Sidney? Heckuva day for the forward.

Jones Sparked Win
Kevin Jones, Jarrett Mann & Justin Brownlee – In the camp championship game, this trio owned their quarters and provided their club with the working margin of victory. When Jones plays the versatile inside-out game he's capable of the high-majors on his list are lining up to fight for him; he scored 17. Brownlee played in straight attack mode and rung up 16. Meanwhile, Mann stuffed the stat sheet with 7 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in his time on the floor. These guys took down Jennings and Sidney for the title. During the two quarters this trio was on the floor they outscored their opponents 51-27.

William Buford, SG – For a camp setting, this guy had one of the more efficient stretches we can remember. His 19 in the all-star game weren't just runouts but skilled shots. He's a major impacter for the Buckeyes and should be a lock high school all-american. He and Elliot Williams were the wings with the best two-day performances here and both of them played to their rankings and beyond.

Olek Czyz, PF – The 6-foot-7 Polish forward is about to force everyone's hand and become a recruiting priority for America's most coveted scholarships. Why? He's different. The kid is bouncy and smart. He dropped a behind-the-back dish in transition, dunked baseline and seizes chances to score in the paint.

Allan Chaney, PF – This young man played his way into camp by winning a spot at a Reebok Headliner tryout and he's earning all kinds of points with the college guys. A skilled four-man, Chaney will leave this event as a must-follow for many programs the remainder of the month.

Dwight Miller, PF – The camp issues a "Donte Anderson Memorial Award" to the player who had the best week after earning his way to camp via Reebok's Breakoutout Camps. Miller was the recipient after making the all-star game and catching the attention of plenty of high-major schools seeking a four-man with the skills to play inside and shoot from mid-range.

John Wall, PG – When you're on the same court with Malcolm Lee and you're faster than him that's saying something. Let's be clear about this: no one at this camp has slowed him down on the way to the hoop and he's exploded into a nationally ranked player via this event.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights recruiting class was dealt a damaging blow on Tuesday. Olu Ashaolu de-committed. "He wants to make sure they won't push him to the four (position)," coach Ro Russell said. "He's going to see what is out there." Louisiana Tech is rumored to be an option. …

Terrell Vinson fractured his hand and is out 4-6 weeks. The injury occurred pre-event. … There are a couple of health related notes from around the coaching world of college basketball. Ohio State's Thad Matta is toughing it out with a cane after complications from back surgery. Meanwhile, Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins is on full alert as the due date for his 3rd child passed yesterday. Luckily Hopkins is within driving distance of the family if need be. …

Renardo Sidney's talent level, for a kid his size is ridiculous. When he wants to be he's dominant. However, at times he was easily rattled by the officials and it prevented him from turning in the camp performance befitting a player of his stature. … J'Mison Morgan could be on the verge of a summer surge. Once he gets with his AAU team and starts receiving more touches there's a chance he makes another jump. His drop step and dunk was topped moments later by a thunderous follow slam. …

Most of the ACC including big time head coaches, watched John Wall's first playoff game. … Darius Miller's crowd included head coaches from West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Miami. Miller said he'll trim his list to 7 in the next week. …

Friars Found Chaney
Darryl Bryant is hearing from St. John's, Florida State and Miami. Rhode Island was the latest to offer while the others are watching. … Young Lamar Patterson has interest from Minnesota, Rutgers, Miami, Pittsburgh and Temple. … Garrett Sim has an offer from Santa Clara and an application from Stanford. …

Allan Chaney has been recruited the longest by Providence and the Friars have offered. Georgetown, St. John's, Rutgers, UMass, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Fordham, St. Joe's, Rhode Island and Penn State are trying to separate themselves from the pack. The young man is a native of Baltimore. …


ORANGE – Brandon Jennings 5, Malcolm Lee 4, Renaldo Woolridge 17, Quincy Acy 16, Renardo Sidney 14, Isaiah Thomas 12, John Wall 6, Karron Johnson 11, Romero Osby 12, Dwight Miller 8, Kenny Boynton 15, Tyshawn Taylor 7, Eloy Vargas 3, Justin Brownlee 8, Kevin Jones 5.

BLACK – Maalik Wayns 2, William Buford 19, Elston Turner 2, Olu Ashaolu 14, Terrence Jennings 9, Jeremiah Kelly 5, Elliot Williams 18, Darius Miller 13, Olek Czyz 4, J'Mison Morgan 6, Mike Rosario 6, Kevin Dillard 5, Eric Frederick 12, Ari Stewart 2, Isaiah Armwood 4.

  • All-Camp Team – (selected by camp staffers) Terrence Jennings, Malcolm Lee, John Wall, Tyshawn Taylor, William Buford, Renardo Sidney, Olu Ashaolu, Brandon Jennings, Olek Czyz, Quincy Acy.

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