ABCD Camp: Notes from Day 1

The seven afternoon games at ABCD had their fair share of dunks, alley-oops and crowd pleasing plays. With games being played simultaneously, it was impossible to watch every game and check on each player. So, SOR decided to focus on the Rutgers prospects, most notably future Scarlet Knight Corey Chandler. Here are some notes and observations on the performances of the Rutgers prospects.

Corey Chandler- Chandler played a solid game in the afternoon, hitting a pair of threes on route to an 8 point performance. Corey has a sweet stroke and a very nice looking three pointer. He was solid individually, but I also liked the fact that he was looking to create for his teammates, mainly Idris Hilliard, who he has a lot of chemistry with on the court. (I was not surprised to discover that he and Hilliard are also good friends off the court - they are rooming together at camp) Chandler played well in transition and can jump with the best of them. Toward the end of the game, he showed off his athleticism as well, using astonishing crossover moves to get past a defender, but eventually missing what would have been a breathtaking dunk.

Miles Beatty - Beatty looked solid in his afternoon performance. The 6-2 St. Anthony's guard can do a little bit of everything and looks to be the prototypical combo guard. He's got a nice jump shot and can take it to the hoop as well. A three star prospect, Beatty is very well-spoken and says he is open in his recruitment thus far and likes Rutgers. Keep an eye on him.

Zack Rosen- Rosen is an interesting guard who could be picking up more attention as he transfers from Colonia High School to St. Benedict's Prep. Rosen is listed as 6-2 in the media guide, but is actually more like 5-11, 6-feet. Zack plays fundamentally sound at the PG position, but doesn't really do anything in particular that stands out. He is a good passer, but needs to work on his defense. There were a couple of times where he was just overmatched by bigger guards who shot over him.

Devin Ebanks - The #1 small forward in the Class of 2008, Ebanks is a smooth player. He has terrific size at 6-8 and a frame capable of putting on more weight. Ebanks has a long wingspan which helps him near the basket. He attended Bishop Loughlin in Brooklyn, but left for The Patterson School in NC after having behavior problems at Loughlin.

Idris Hilliard - Hilliard played alongside Chandler and played fairly well. The three-star Hun School recruit showed off several nice moves to get to the basket, but sometimes had a hard time finishing near the hoop. Hilliard runs the floor very well and works with his teammates very nicely. 

DeJuan Blair - Blair played against Chandler and put on a good performance dunking. Blair, who is 6-7, 240, moves around the court pretty well for a big fella.

Stay tuned for more coverage of the Reebok ABCD camps…there are three more days of exciting basketball to be played.

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