Reebok: Moore, Brown On The Move

PHILADELPHIA – It was a long day of action at the Reebok All-American Camp. From our perspective, J.J. Moore and Rion Brown were among the guys who helped their stock the most with strong efforts.

Stacey Poole, SF: Poole's day had its moments but the two that mattered most happened with the game on the line. He came up with a pair of contested drives and scores that sealed a victory. Winning plays are what matter most and he delivered the goods.

Patric Young, C: Two thirds of his day were spent under the specter of frustration. In the evening, Young took it upon himself to end the frustration. With Billy Donovan sitting in the stands, Young did chin up after chin up on the rims and dunked violently and often. The evening game was a glimpse into the dominance he played to at NBA Camp a few weeks back.

Tyrone Garland, PG: A sizable crowd of native Philadelphians filled the media room to support one of their own. Garland selected the Virginia Tech Hokies over LaSalle, Temple and Nevada. "It's quiet up there so you could focus on basketball," he told the assembly. Coaches and those close to him sounded off about his talent and his character.

J.J. Moore, SF/SG: Saw him briefly in May, slipped into the Top 100 and feel good about the move. Moore has an advantage because he can slash and shoot at a high-major level. He played against LeBryan Nash today and the junior was a tough guard for him. Nash's jumper was on point in the first half but Moore made him work for his buckets as Nash did Moore on the other end. For a half, it was a very interesting back and forth.

Rion Brown, SG: If you study the list of committed wings, especially shooting guards, you'll learn pickings are slim. A guy like Brown has a chance to impress this month in a big way. His athleticism gives him a leg up on his competition. Want to continue watching him but there's been a little buzz about him out of here and in our pair of viewings he was outstanding. Though his team is getting whacked, his energy is up and the personal results are there. He'll be a riser out of the event.

Ashton Pankey, PF: The post guys here have to create their own chances and we'll give Pankey credit, he worked hard during the morning session. Guys like him, if they want to be recruited at a higher level, need to put forth the effort he did today.

Khyle Marshall, PF: If we're evaluating solely on activity, this jumping jack was tops on the morning session list. To his credit, he faced, drove and tried to hammer it down. He's tracking as an undersized four man and could thrive in a spot where he'd be a matchup problem.

Darrun Hilliard, SG: He's what's good about this event. Hilliard played his way into camp at a Headliner tryout. The lefty was one offer and in a chaotic game his basketball IQ, demeanor and poise stand out. Wears it out from mid-range and is a good passer. He'll be no worse than a mid to high-major fence sitter at week's end.

Chris Coleman, C: They don't grow them this big in the Sun Belt. Though Coleman in great shape, he took care of his area inside and has good hands. Like how he finishes around the basket.

Tyrone Johnson, SG/PG: The Plainfield native is more combo than point (lots of schools are recruiting him as a point) but all you need to know is that he's powerful, well built and he's high-level.

Myles Mack, PG/SG: Mack's a guy a lot of coaches are rooting for. A character kid with the work ethic to match, his best attribute is his jumper and scorer's approach. His size will dictate, at least on the collegiate level, that he sharpen his point guard skills. No matter the setting, he's been able to get buckets this summer and shoots it at a high percentage.

Darwin Billingsley, PF: Like this guy and the direction he can go in. Young but already has a few post moves. Hasn't gotten frustrated with the style of play and when he gets it inside, makes good on his chances. A kid to watch.

Tyler Olander is a big kid from the northeast with grades. He's a guy that will be offered by plenty of mids and academic minded big boys will need to keep a pulse. … Like 2011 big man Jason Carter out of Texas. ... Patric Young is dealing with a lack of touches. During his middle game, he took matters into his own hands and ruled the glass. Basically he dunked everything he got his hands on. … Isaiah Sykes is a tremendous finisher and should be a MAC-level recruit. … Waiting for LaQuinton Ross to hit his summer stride. He was slowed by injuries in the spring and early summer and hasn't played to his capabilities yet. In watching him, you can tell he doesn't have lift he's accustomed to having. … Donte Williams played with more skill and intensity than we've seen him exhibit. Good day for the 2010 insider. …

Sidiki Johnson has worked on his offensive game and he's been strong here in the early going. His body seems to be getting better with each outing. Making very good strides. … Aaron Brown's intensity has been big time here. He's a hard playing guy. Early his jumper was not good. By the evening he was making shots again. Must get somewhat consistent with perimeter game. Valued mid-level recruit. … Shane Larkin has a tremendous aptitude for the game and he's a competitor. Kind of like Ben Eblen a year ago; not the best athlete but has feel and presence in the game. Seems like a winner. …

Ashton Pankey has offers from Providence, Manhattan, Rice, George Mason and Temple. He indicated that St. John's, UConn, Miami, Southern Cal and Syracuse are looking. … Stacey Poole has standing offers from Clemson, Miami, Indiana, Xavier, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Florida. UConn and Louisville are evaluating him. … Tom Droney said Davidson tops his list with a Harvard offer. Boston College, Notre Dame and Virginia are looking. … Tyler Olander has offers from Penn State, Vanderbilt and Connecticut. Oregon State, Providence and Stanford are looking. …

J.J. Moore has offers from St. John's and Marquette. Louisville, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Connecticut are looking. … LeBryan Nash lists Gonzaga, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, Syracuse and Florida. … Rion Brown lists offers from Miami, South Carolina, Xavier, South Florida, Georgia, UAB and Georgia State. …

Michael Cobbins has offers from Oklahoma State, Virginia. Oklahoma, Southern Cal and New Mexico. Will the Kansas, Florida or Texas move on him? … Hilliard has an offer from Temple and interest from Penn State, Rutgers and Siena. … Donte Williams said Auburn, Georgia State, Arkansas State, Georgia and VCU have offered. Miami is looking. … Derrick Randall said Rutgers, Virginia Tech and St. John's are showing interest. … Tyrone Johnson has early offers from Georgetown, Villanova, Rutgers, UNLV and Seton Hall. Kentucky, West Virginia and Syracuse are spying on him. …

Bob McKillop appears to be in Philly for one reason: he's been chasing Tom Droney. …


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