Reebok ABCD: Day Two

A couple of lesser-known guys shined on the second day in New Jersey. Check out a recap of some of the top performers at the Reebok ABCD Camp on Friday.

Reebok ABCD – Day Two

It's a camp laden with young talent and three kids from the Class of 2007 stole the show. However, there were plenty of standouts from the senior class – from Leo Criswell to Lawrence Hill.

2005 Checklist

Charles Little, WF, Cleveland (Tenn.): A relative unknown on the national scene, he's athletic and attacks the basket. Went for 30 points in a morning victory.

Jonathan Kale, BF, St. Andrews (R.I.): Proved that his success in day one was no fluke. Did damage in the paint – again – and is a good get for Providence. Finishes, hits the glass and outworks players.

Leo Criswell, F, Piper (Kan.): Another guy who has been consistent over the first couple days. Arguably the best player at the camp thus far. Scores from just about everywhere and is also making others around him better.

Tyrell Biggs, F, Don Bosco (N.J.): Has been somewhat inconsistent, especially in terms of effort, but he came to play for much of the second day – scoring both inside and out.

Monta Ellis, G, Lanier (Miss.): Did what he always does – scores. He can fill it up from the perimeter and also gets to the basket virtually whenever he wants. Scored 25 in a loss in the afternoon.

Courtney Fells, WG, Shannon (Miss.): Was virtually invisible for the afternoon game, but the N.C. State commit was solid in the night game.

Michael Boyd, WG, Dominguez (Calif.): Athletic and attacks the basket. Also was unselfish and found his teammates for easy baskets.

2006 Checklist

Richard Semrau, F, Lutheran West (Ohio): Had a big April, but has come somewhat down to earth. Hasn't gotten a lot done, but he's still trying to get used to playing at this high level of competition every night.

Rob Thomas, F, St. Thomas More (Conn.): Mark this guy down for 20 points every time out. Gives 100 percent effort and although he's a bit undersized, he scores at will in the paint. Great in transition.

2007 Checklist

Bill Walker, F, North College Hill (Ohio): Yesterday it was his teammate, O.J. Mayo, who received most of the attention. On Friday it was Walker who shined – with 15 points, including a 3-pointer, in the night game.

Eric Wallace, WG-WF, Glenn (N.C.): His teammates basically froze him out in the afternoon game, but he rebounded and displayed an all-around game and poise well beyond his years at night.

News & Notes

Tavares (Fla.) wing Jermaine Taylor was a no-show for the nightcap for reasons unknown. … Wisconsin-bound Joe Krabbenhoft is in attendance – as an observer. He broke his left foot in December and did the exact same thing shortly after coming back in March. He just got out of a walking cast and will see a doctor in about a month to see when he can start playing again. In the meantime, he's put on 25 pounds and is up to 225. … Derrick Brown fractured his left knuckle, but played through the injury.

Recruiting News

St. Thomas More (Conn.) 6-6, 200-pound junior Rob Thomas lists UConn, N.C. State and Yale as his top three. He also mentioned Hofstra. … Mount Vernon (N.Y.) senior point guard Chris Lowe has a list that includes Charlotte, St. John's, Hoftra, Rhode Island, Oregon State, Arizona State, UNLV and Clemson. The favorites are Charlotte and Oregon State. … Laurinburg Institute (N.C.) wing Kiwan Smith likes Clemson, Georgetown, Florida State and Manhattan. … California native Larry Gurganius (6-5 200) has a top five of Arizona State, Washington, Marquette, UCLA and San Francisco. … Canadian Maurice Joseph likes N.C. State, Xavier, Richmond, UMass and Wake Forest.


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