July is when the recruiting season starts to kick in gear. Shoe camps, AAU tournaments, and unofficial visits all begin to be the focal point. However, several La Salle targets are making news with some fine summer play and other rumors.
Last weekend several Explorer prospects played in the Rebook Tryout Camp and played for an invitation to the prestigious Reebok Camp in July which features the top players in the nation. Top recruiting target Andrew Randall, 6"6 SF/PF from Communications Tech, played extemely well and was the lone junior to get an invite. Randall has been described as a "poor man's Lionel Simmons" and will be at the top of the Explorers 2008 wish list. He has both Temple and St. Joseph's also after him. Also getting invites were 2009 Explorer targets Malik Wayns from Roman Catholic, and Nurideen Linsey from Overbrook High school.
Also last weekend Randall was named MVP of the Philly All City Classic grabbing 25 points for the public team in a 115-99 win over the non-public team. Also contributing for the public league was Dwayne Davis from Strawberry Mansion HS. La Salle offered Davis in April and is looking at him as a 2G. He may be the best off the dribble scorer in the area. Point guard prospect Veltron Jones from North Catholic chipped in 15 points for the non-public squad.
Rumors: Nebraska continues to try and make inroads into Philadelphia and is currently recruiting Davis.
The Morris twins have been mentioned as possibly attending the Patterson school in North Carolina for prep school. If they attend prep school they will be re-recruited this summer.
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