Reebok Breakout Challenge: Friday

On Friday, Hawk Hill Hardwood went back to Philadelphia University for the Reebok Breakout Challenge. In today's recap, I will look at eight players from Friday's action.

Dallas Anglin- The 6'1 combo guard from Seton Hall Prep had a number of coaches watching on Friday. Among the head coaches sitting courtside during his first game were Saint Joseph's Phil Martelli and Temple's Fran Dunphy. Both Temple and Saint Joseph's are recruiting Anglin, and he didn't disappoint in his morning game. Playing two eight-minute quarters, Anglin had a point a minute, finishing with a cool 16. Anglin knocked down four threes, hitting at a high rate from deep. In addition to those four threes, he also connected on a runner and on a sweet pull-up jumper. Due to his quickness and athleticism, Anglin is an above-average defender. On one particular sequence, he harassed Shep Garner into a turnover. Saint Joseph's is in need of a guard in the class of 2012, and Anglin is one of the players being targeted. He played well on Thursday and Friday at Reebok.

Josh Brown- The 6'2 class of 2013 guard from Saint Anthony (NJ) had yet another strong outing on Friday. Like Dallas Anglin, Brown is being recruited by both Temple and Saint Joseph's, among other schools, and both head coaches remained courtside for his 12:15 game. With great length, Josh played a very strong defensive game again on Friday. On the defensive end, he had a great steal that led to a bucket by teammate Miles Overton. Josh also had a nice block on a jumper. Offensively, Josh again looked more to create for teammates than score on his own. In addition to his assist to Miles Overton, Josh also had a very strong drive and dish. Josh didn't connect from the perimeter on his few outside jumpers, but he did drive strong to the basket, getting fouled and knocking down both free throws on one occasion. On another, Josh got fouled but managed to finish through the contact. This 2013 guard from New Jersey continued a strong week on Friday.

Shep Garner- Shep picked up right where he left off Thursday, draining jumpers from well beyond the three-point line. Going up against Dallas Anglin's Rams squad, I tallied Shep with 12 points in his morning game. Those points came on two three-pointers, a baseline jumper, two free throws, and a strong drive. As I wrote here yesterday, there is no denying Garner's offensive ability. More than just a shooter, Shep can hit mid-range jumpers and also beat his man to the basket. Shep is one of the top 2014 players in Philadelphia, and continues to prove himself against players much older than him.

Rysheed Jordan- As was mentioned on here yesterday, Jordan is one of the breakout stars of the spring. With college coaches looking on, Rysheed had himself a solid outing in his 12:15 game. Pittsburgh is a school now involved in Jordan's recruitment, and assistant coach Bill Barton was sitting courtside for his game. Like Thursday, Jordan's upside doesn't show entirely on the stat sheet. None of his numbers in this game were eye-popping, but it's how he goes about playing the game that makes him so impressive. Most of his points in this contest came from up close. When you can get into the lane as easily as he does, why settle for jumpers? When he is in attack mode, Jordan draws so much attention off the dribble, and has great vision to find open teammates. He did that throughout this contest, finding streaking teammates down-court and finding open teammates off the drive. His athleticism, size, vision, and leadership on the court are what make him such an attractive point guard prospect in the 2013 class.

Joel Hernandez- The 2013 guard from Teaneck (NJ) High is a player that Hawk Hill Hardwood saw twice on Thursday and wanted to see again on Friday. Hernandez was more assertive offensively in his 1:30 game than he was in either game yesterday. On Thursday, most of his points came from three. That wasn't the case in the one quarter of play that I saw from him Friday. On Friday, he knocked down a mid-range jumper, had a nice tip-in, and also connected on a runner. Joel is one of the dozen-plus 2013 guards that Saint Joseph's is involved with.

Kavon Stewart- Stewart, from Hudson Catholic (NJ), once again was a blur on the court Friday. Although he checks in under 6 feet, Kavon is so quick with the ball and has such a tight handle that he is very difficult to contain in the open court. He hit a nice pull-up jumper from the free-throw line in transition on Friday and also earned himself trips to the free throw line. Cincinnati assistant coach Darren Savino was one of the coaches in attendance keeping a close eye on Stewart.

Miles Overton- Overton is one of Saint Joseph Prep's (PA) extremely talented 2013 guards. While Miles does not have quite the national reputation at this moment as some other local guards, he is making a name for himself. In June, he attended the NBPA Top 100 camp as one of the few 2013 players in attendance. At 6'4, Miles has nice size for the shooting guard position, and really showed that he can shoot on Friday. Hitting from three, pulling up for contested jumpers, and bullying past his defender, Miles was one of the better guards I saw on Friday.

Horace Spencer- As the youngest player in attendance, it sounds strange to say that Horace Spencer is also one of the biggest names at the camp. The rising freshman (yes, freshman) has already become somewhat of a household name. At 6'8, the future William Tennent (PA) freshman showed glimpses of his enormous potential. Spencer scored on a nice post move and also made an impact defensively swatting away shots.

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