PHILADELPHIA – The Reebok Breakout Challenge is known as the catalyst for John Walls rise to national prominence. Wednesday night several prospects including Jermaine Lawrence took steps to follow in Wall's footsteps.
Lawrence is a do it all forward.
– Jermaine Lawrence (2013 combo forward)
Lawrence already has a national reputation, but he has been hampered by injuries. On Wednesday night he looked healthy and his play was sharp. A physical athlete, Lawrence shot the ball well from the outside and was on the attack with the dribble.
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams was in the stands watching him, but Lawrence said that he has not been contacted by North Carolina yet. He did list Syracuse, Cincinnati, Rutgers, Florida and Kansas as offers he is currently considering.
– Aaron Harrison (2013 shooting guard)
The opposing team simply didn't have a player who could possibly match up with Harrison. As the top wing scorer in the class, Harrison went to work and drained a bevy of three-pointers.
– Andrew Harrison (2013 point guard)
Aaron's twin brother Andrew was consistently looking for him on the wing in transition. Andrew also did a great job of getting deep into the lane and then finding the open man in the half court offense.
– Malik Newman (2015 combo guard)
Playing against one of the top 2013 point guard Rysheed Jordan, Newman more than held his own. He played great position defense making it tough for Jordan to get around him. On the offensive end he was consistently creating scoring opportunities off the dribble and shot the ball well from long range.
– Rashawn Powell (2013 point guard)
His team was overwhelmed by the Harrison twins' squad, Powell did an admirable job handling the ball against the press. A natural scorer, Powell did find the bottom of the net, but he also did a nice job passing the ball on the move.
– Tyler Roberson (2013 small forward)
A high energy player who thrives on the offensive glass, Roberson showed signs of a more refined offensive game. He nailed an impressive left hand jump hook and also made some positive plays in the midrange area. A bouncy athlete, Roberson is always a threat in transition and a presence on defense. He has raised his stock with his play of late.
Yet to create a defined school list, Roberson did name offers from Syracuse, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Villanova, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and South Carolina. He also mentioned strong interest from Kansas but was not sure if they had offered.
– Roddy Peters (2013 point guard)
Peters picked up right where he ended the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp. He consistently got into the lane and then made sound decisions with the basketball. If he wasn't hitting an open teammate, he was finishing at the rim.
A grossly under recruited prospect at this point, Peters only has an offer from Xavier. Interest is coming from Maryland, Texas, Memphis, Illinois and Georgetown. Look for a rapid increase in his number of offers.
– Obi Oleka (2013 power forward)
Olika's game is marked by active athleticism, and he has the attention of coaches. Presently, he has offers from UAB, St. Bonaventure's, Memphis, Providence, Drexel and LaSalle. Kansas is showing interest.
– Brandon Austin (2013 small forward)
Penn State landed a good one in Austin. A long, smooth athlete, Austin is a natural basketball player. He handles the ball well and looks good shooting it. His length and instincts make him an effective defender and rebounder. Austin will be in the next set of 247Sports rankings.
– Robert Hubbs (2013 shooting guard)
Hubbs didn't have his best game, but that isn't going to effect the high number of coaches recruiting him. Outside of the SEC, Hubbs is considering offers from Duke, Oklahoma State and Memphis. All SEC schools have offered except for Kentucky, LSU and South Carolina
– Tony Trocha (2013 power forward)
Trocha didn't get a lot of touches but it was clear that he is a mobile big man with athleticism although quite thin.
He will spend another year in the states in high school as a 2013 prospect. Currently he is considering offers from Texas A&M, Baylor, Florida, Ohio State and Texas.
– Zacarry Douglas (2013 small forward)
Douglas did a little bit of everything Wednesday night with his active play.
Towson, Seton Hall and James Madison have offered while Xavier, Florida State and Washington are showing interest.
– Rashad Vaughn (2014 point guard)
Vaughn caught my eye with his heady and skilled play. A guard with size, he shot the ball well and with range and played an overall solid game.
– MiKyle McIntosh (2013 power forward)
With his physical play, McIntosh matched up well with Austin Nichols. McIntosh also showed some skill with the ball and made shots.