Reebok Breakout Challenge - Event Recap
July 14th, 2012
New England Recruiting Report
Jared Terrell took Reebok's "Breakout" theme to heart this week in Philadelphia.
Reebok launched themselves back to the forefront of the national grassroots basketball landscape this week with a tremendous showing at their annual national invitational camp, the Reebok Breakout Challenge.
The field welcomed 140 players from coast to coast to Philadelphia University. Just a look at the college coaches in attendance spoke volumes about the level of talent as the likes of John Calipari, Billy Donovan, John Thompson III, Ben Howland and Frank Martin where all on hand on Friday alone.
Jared Terrell earned national media recognition from the likes of ESPN and scout.com on Wednesday and Thursday and continued to stand out on Friday, culminating with a selection to the camp's all-star game (only one of four underclassmen to be selected), which only included the top 24 players in the event.
Terrell scored the ball at will, not just showing the pull-ups and threes that national evaluators have come to expect from him since his performance in the Nike Top 100 earlier in June, but also getting back to his roots by attacking the rim with strength and athleticism.
Incoming Northfield Mount Hermon big man Zena Edosomwan also made a big impact this week, bullying people inside the paint and earning his own spot in the all-star game, although he was unable to compete because of previously scheduled travel plans.
Edosomwan wasn't the only NMH frontcourt prospect in attendance as Pete Miller also earned an invitation to the camp and more than held his own during his three hard days of work.
Expressions Elite's frontcourt tandem of Abdul-Malik Abu and Alec Brennan both turned in their best day of work on Friday with strong individual showings. Abu brought the gym to life with a couple of thunderous dunks while Brennan had one of the very best blocks of the day when he pinned an attempted dunk in mid-air.