Reebok Breakout Challenge: Thursday Part One

Hawk Hill Hardwood was on hand for Day 3 of the Reebok Breakout Challenge today at Philadelphia University. In this first part of the recap, I will look specifically at standout players in the class of 2012.

The focus is predominately on players from the Tri-State area or players with interest from Saint Joseph's or other Atlantic 10 schools. A number of college coaches were in the building, including Charlotte head coach Alan Major, La Salle head coach John Giannini, Temple assistant Dwayne Killings, and Saint Joseph's assistant Geoff Arnold. NBA stars John Wall, Jameer Nelson, and Jason Terry were also in attendance.

Neville Fincher- The big man from Teaneck (NJ) High put together a very solid day at camp. Standing 6'9, Neville is a physical presence in the paint, and that is where he spent most of his day. On the defensive end, Neville is a shot-blocker who can play with an edge to him. On the offensive side of the ball, Neville showed an ability to score the ball in a variety of ways. He scored off of offensive rebounds, scored with his back to the basket, and even knocked down a buzzer-beater from the free-throw line extended. Fincher is a player getting looks from both mid and high-major programs. The Hawks are one of the schools he is currently listing. Due to his toughness, size, and ability to impact the game on both sides of the ball, Fincher is a player to keep an eye on.

Timajh Parker- Parker, listed at 6'7 in the media packet, is an undersized power forward from Bridgeport, Connecticut. Parker is a hustler on the court, playing with great energy and effort. Although undersized, Parker managed to hold his own for the most part in the paint. He earned himself some trips to the free throw line with his hustle on the offensive glass, and knocked down his free throws. Parker is a player that many of the mid-major schools in attendance today are likely to track during July.

Dallas Anglin- The 6'1 guard from Seton Hall Prep (NJ) was one of the better backcourt players that I saw today. Dallas and fellow New Jersey guard Kavon Stewart were often paired up in the backcourt together today. During their time on the court together, Dallas spent most of the time running the point. If Dallas is able to make a full transition over to the point, his college interest is only going to continue to grow. In his opening game, Dallas canned at least two three-balls, had an old-fashioned three-point play, and had some other athletic finishes at the rim. Dallas can hit from three at a proficient rate, handle the ball, and possesses above-average athleticism. On at least three occasions today, Dallas rose well above the rim and threw it down. In his second game, he went for the highlight reel when he took off baseline from a few feet away, instead getting fouled hard to the deck. Vocal on the court, tough on the defensive end, and blessed with athleticism and a smooth stroke, Dallas Anglin is a Saint Joseph's target that likely opened some new eyes today with his play.

Jerome Frink- From Jersey City's Saint Anthony High School, Frink, a 6'6 combo forward is easy to appreciate watching. Always hustling and willing to take a charge, which he did today successfully, Frink is a do-it-all, willing to get dirty forward. Whether he is an undersized power forward or a wing remains to be seen, however. Jerome did rebound and go more than once, showing a willingness to handle the ball in the open court. He also knocked down a 12-footer in transition. Playing for Bob Hurley at Saint Anthony, it would be redundant to say that Frink plays equally hard on both sides of the ball. Jerome showed some flashes today of moving his game to the wing. That transition could ultimately decide what level he ends up at at the college level.

Tariq Carey- Carey, a 6'2 guard who runs with the New York Panthers on the AAU circuit, showed off an ability to handle point guard duties at the college level today. Off the bat, Carey hit a runner in the lane then slashed to the basket for a tough layup. More impressive than his ability to score the ball was his ability to get easy baskets for his teammates. Carey unselfishly dished off the ball at least twice on breaks, leading to dunks or layups. Based off his performance today where he showed that he can manage a game at the point, it would be surprising if Carey didn't see his share of high-major interest throughout the rest of the summer.

Tomorrow, Hawk Hill Hardwood will look at 2013 prospects like Josh Brown, Kavon Stewart, Joel Hernandez, Mike Young, Rysheed Jordan, and 2014 prospect Shep Garner. We will also check in with some updated school lists.

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