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Reebok Breakout Challenge recap

DePaul commit PG Billy Garrett Jr. and PF Daniel Dingle stand out in Philadelphia

Originally Published: July 7, 2011
By Dave Telep | ESPN Recruiting

PHILADELPHIA -- The inaugural Reebok Breakout Challenge tipped on July 6, and ESPN was there for the first day of camp. While John Wall worked out with players on an adjacent court, over 100 high schoolers spent 12 hours trying to earn the attention of college recruiters.

Standout performers

Billy Garrett Jr. (Chicago/Morgan Park)
2013, PG, 6-3, 165 pounds
College: DePaul
There's something about him that brings calm to a chaotic situation. Garrett, committed to DePaul where his dad is a DePaul assistant coach, is a big point guard. Even in a helter-skelter camp situation, Garrett keeps his poise. You evaluate "presence" in points and he's certainly got it. The size, leadership and combination of all his attributes spells good news for DePaul. Mix in the fact that he's on the circuit actively recruiting good players for the Blue Demons and you've got a pillar for their recruiting class.

[+] EnlargeDaniel Dingle
Jason Minick for ReebokDaniel Dingle is the No. 40-ranked PF in the 2012 class.

Daniel Dingle (Bronx, N.Y./St. Raymond)
2012, SF/PF, 6-6, 225 pounds
It makes sense that Tobias Harris would be a close friend of his because they have something in common. Each, prior to his senior summer, reshaped his body, and Dingle has given himself a chance to change from the four to the three. At his core, he's a player who enacts winning. A good passer and strong finisher, he's comfortable in the lane. He sizzles long outlet passes off defensive rebounds and is competitive. Because he's 6-6, he'll be faced with an interesting decision. Does he find a high-level program that has used players of his size and skill set before or does he slide into a league like the A-10 that covets undersized players and showcases them early in their careers? Dingle's main schools are Auburn, Temple, Seton Hall and Xavier. Florida and Texas are looking. Temple and Seton Hall had head coaches present on the first day.

Chris Bolden (Norcross, Ga./N. Gwinnett)
2012, SG, 6-3, 180 pounds
The one-time Miami pledge rained 3s at camp, which surely impressed a Hurricanes assistant in attendance. He's good, but not great, inside the arc and he'll be recruited for his range and marksmanship behind the line.

Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario/St. Mark's)
2012, SG, 6-6, 205 pounds
College: Michigan
The Michigan commitment made an impression because he didn't settle for 3-point shots. He'll be a scorer at Michigan with a dash of flair and is in the process of advancing his game going to the rim and inside the arc. He even flicked a left-handed, behind-the-back assist off the drive to an open shooter a la Greivis Vasquez.

Mike Kobani (Fort Washington, Md./National Christian)
2013, PF, 6-6, 225 pounds
This is a guy who understands his strengths. As a power player, if Kobani catches it near striking distance at the rim, he's going to try and rip it down. Brute force and natural strength are his calling cards.

[+] EnlargeKamari Murphy
Jason Minick for Reebok Kamari Murphy is the No. 77-ranked PF in the 2012 class.

Kamari Murphy (Brooklyn, N.Y./Lincoln)
2012, PF, 6-8, 200 pounds
He was one of the top senior prospects in camp and one of the few with the size and skill to make a dent. The owner of a Lance Goulbourne-type body, Murphy's length works in his favor. He's exceptionally productive, bounces around the lane grabbing boards and is an excellent finisher.

Breakout players

Chris Reyes (La Verne, Calif./Damien)
2012, PF, 6-6, 200 pounds
Hats off to Reyes, who made the most of his first day at the Challenge by competing in the lane and staying active. His athleticism at the rim caught us by surprise. An undersized four man in height, his motor was running with college coaches in the gym. On the glass and help-side, he impacted the two camp games we watched him in. There's something to be said for someone who knows who he is and plays to his strengths. There were a handful of West Coast mid-major head coaches in attendance and they were zeroing in on him by day's end. Entering the summer, Reyes thought Santa Clara was on him the hardest. St. Mary's is a school he is very interested in, and San Diego and Portland sent head coaches to see him the first day. Reyes would prefer to stay on the West Coast and he'll have those options.

Jonathan Milligan (Casa Grande, Ariz./Casa Grande)
2012, PG, 6-2, 160 pounds
He embodies what this camp is about. Likely a mid-level player, Milligan entered without a scholarship offer; that's going to change. The native Floridian has the quickness to beat his man and his herky-jerky style works for him. Plus, he knows how to finish when he gets into the lane.

Eye on underclassmen

Rysheed Jordan (Philadelphia/ Vaux Roberts)
2013, PG, 6-3, 175 pounds
The embodiment of the word prospect, Jordan is nearly 6-4 and owns exciting physical attributes. His length is going to make him a sticky ball hawk. As an attacker, he scores big points and his handle is confident and tight. If he can mix in a reliable jump shot, he'll be a shoe-in high-major recruit and first-tier priority.

Rashawn Powell (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips)
2013, PG, 5-11, 155 pounds
Powell, who shaved his trademark mohawk just for the college coaches this month, is a natural scorer from the lead guard slot. He has game behind the line and inside the arc. Once he strikes the balance between point and scorer, his recruitment will be at a high level.

Monte Morris (Flint, Mich./Beecher)
2013, PG, 5-10, 150 pounds
He wasn't a fan of the mentality of the camp game, which in itself was impressive. He's got a nice stroke that he puts to use off the dribble and going to the rim. When you combine his vision and floater, Morris looks like a high-major prospect. Morris owns scholarship offers from Michigan, Western Michigan and Central Michigan. He'd like to have Syracuse offer and is interested in Michigan State and Xavier.

Notes

• Arizona State has itself a blue-collar big man in Eric Jacobsen (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton).

Seth Allen (Frederickburg, Va./Christian) is coming off an injury. In him, the Terps have a lefty guard who will add depth to their backcourt.

• It was too early for him to make a splash but Horace Spencer (Warminster, Pa./William Tennant) is a name you're going to hear plenty about in the future. He's a 2014 power forward who oozes longterm potential.

Dave Telep is the senior basketball recruiting analyst for ESPN.com. His college basketball scouting service is used by more than 225 colleges and numerous NBA teams. He can be reached at espndt@gmail.com. Don't forget to follow him on Twitter.