Drexel Recruit Maturing As An Impact Player

Reporter Frank Mantesta has the story on a prospect from Bishop Loughlin ...

Bruiser Flint and his assistants at Drexel have done an outstanding job of recruiting in the New York City area. After watching a couple of his recruits in the past few weeks, it appears Drexel is smartly and effectively working the proper level of prospects in the New York area.

This past week, Kevin Phillip, a 6-foot-7 forward from Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, New York, was impressive. At 225 pounds, Kevin is tough to handle around the basket.

His strengths: Kevin can run the floor and is a terror on the glass. In the quarterfinal game of the CHSAA playoffs, he had five monster dunks off of rebounds and another one on the break.

Kevin's long arms help him on the defensive side too. He is a terrific shotblocker and defender in the post. "I chose Drexel because the coaching staff there feels I can become an offensive threat in a half court game with my back to the basket," Kevin said.

Phillips is a solid rebounder and works very hard on defense. Add in the ability to get up and down the floor and he will produce some points too.

CONCLUSION: Phillips has always been an impressive recruit to us. He is one of the main reasons why Loughlin is one of the best teams in the area and in the country. The level of talent is impressive.

Kevin doesn't get the big headlines other players from Loughlin get. But he is a player that helps you win a game in so many ways and is ways that sometimes don't show up in a boxscore.

It's great to see players like Phillips thrive too. And even a relief that they understand their abilities and choose a place where they can become an impact player.

A job well done by Bruiser Flint and his assistant coaches on recruiting Kevin Phillips of Bishop Loughlin High School --- something that he does real well.

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