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Hoop Group Team Camp: Day Two
Kyle Anderson, SF, St. Anthony – It seems like Anderson always finds a way to the winners circle. Once again with a handful of coaches looking on, Anderson delivered a win over Neumann-Goretti and a team camp championship. His mid-range jump shot was on throughout camp and his vision and passing skills are exceptional. Josh Brown, SG/PG, St. Anthony – A few days ago Brown had a solid outing at Reebok Breakout camp. On Sunday he was a big part of St. Anthony's win in the championship. The 6-foot-3 guard has a strong, chiseled frame and he uses it when he attacks the basket. As he did at Reebok, Brown spent time playing on and off the ball for St. Anthony. Aquille Carr, PG, Patterson – When Carr is on the court there's usually a large crowd watching. At 5-foot-6, Carr is a tremendous athlete that changes the game with his speed and extra gear. He plays at a fast pace and he still has to settle down some, but he's playing with more patience than last year and is incredibly hard to guard, as his jump shot is getting better, he's learning how to create for teammates and he's fearless attacking the rim. Stanford Robinson, SG, Paul VI – Although he didn't score it against St. Anthony's like he did on Saturday, Robinson certainly drew the eye of college coaches in the semi-finals match up. The southpaw is quick, athletic and the proud owner of a consistent jump shot from both mid and long range. Chinonso Obokoh, PF/C, Bishop Kearney – One of the more discussed prospects in attendance, Obokoh is an intriguing big man because of his size (6-foot-9), length and mobility. Defensively he was a force at times during the two-day camp, as he's quick off his feet and will contest any shot he's near. On the offensive end he has a good set of hands and the form on his shot is fine, but he must develop a back to the basket move. Regardless, he's one to watch over the next year. Kavon Stewart, PG, Hudson Catholic – Each time Stewart played we seemed to like him a little more. The 5-foot-10 lead guard has a nice burst of speed and is tough to contain off the dribble. Stewart, a lefty, is comfortable with his mid-range game and has the ability to pull-up quickly and knock down jumpers. Stewart has a wide array of interest and will likely get high majors knocking on his door. Terrence Samuel, SG/SF, South Shore – With a handful of coaches tracking his every move in Reading, Samuel showed a tough brand of basketball. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound wing prospect is relentless when he wants to get to the basket and he finishes extremely well once he's in the paint. He's also a talented passer and that showed in crunch time when he drove and kicked to a teammate for the game winning shot. Nate Britt, PG, Gonzaga – There's not much more we can write about Britt that we haven't over the past few weeks. He's clearly established himself as one of the premier lead guards in not only the 2013 class, but in the entire country. He made plays for Gonzaga and was especially effective at getting to the basket on Sunday. Jaquan Newton, PG, Neumann-Goretti – Over the next few years Newton is a guy that college coaches and recruitniks will continue to get familiar with. For a lead guard he has great size and an impressive frame. He's a crafty handler that gets to the basket with ease and when he doesn't he's able to toss in floaters and pull-up jump shots. He will need to continue to develop his off hand, but at this stage he's a heck of a prospect. Nassir Barrino, PG, Hudson Catholic – With Hudson Catholic cruising in a consolation game their coach let the underclassmen get more minutes and in turn, Barrino was able to show off his stuff. The 5-foot-11 lead guard played with confidence and was quick to push the tempo, toss out assists and pull-up for mid-range jump shots. While it is certainly early, he was one of the more impressive youngsters at the camp. 2015 combo forward Thomas Bryant is someone to keep an eye. The 6-foot-6, 190-pounder has a long, wiry frame and is an athletic prospect that showed an ability to shoot it from mid-range. Penn picked up a steal in Jamal Lewis. The Washington (D.C.) Sidwell Friends lead guard has terrific speed, is a heck of an athlete and loves to play at a fast paced. Lewis' teammate Joshua Hart, who had a big showing at the Hoop Group Session I, is a 6-foot-4 wing that attacks the basket well. The 2013 prospect is bound to have a lot of college interest. Kris Jenkins, of Gonzaga, had another solid day. The 6-foot-6 undersized post prospect plays with energy and his mobility is impressive for his size. He will be an interesting recruit to track over the next few years. Terrance Samuel said Iowa State and Cincinnati have offered him a scholarship. He also mentioned Penn State, Villanova, Arizona, Rutgers, Xavier, Drexel, West Virginia, Louisville and Pittsburgh. Samuel said Iowa State led, with Cincinnati, Villanova and Louisville just behind them. Kavon Stewart claims scholarship offers from Rutgers, Seton Hall and UMass. He also cited interest from Pittsburgh, Xavier, Virginia, Cincinnati, St. Joseph and Temple. Kevin Willard stayed until the championship game at the Hoop Group Team Camp, as he sat just under the basket for Kyle Anderson's game. St. John's and Villanova had assistants at the game. Fred Hoiberg was a mainstay at Terrance Samuel's games on Sunday. Cincinnati, Villanova and others were also there to watch him as well. Aquille Carr drew a pair of head coaches – Mike Rice and Kevin Willard. St. John's and Xavier were also there checking him out. To go with Rice, Willard and Froiberg, we spotted a handful of other head coaches -- Bruiser Flint, Matt Langel and Andy Toole -- on the last day of camp.
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