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Reebok Breakout Classic: Derrick Jones Dominates
by Brian Flinn, Future150 (6:53 AM CT, Fri July 11, 2014)
Derrick Jones stole the show Thursday at Reebok Breakout.
Derrick Jones stole the show Thursday at Reebok Breakout.
Brian Flinn
Brian Flinn:

Future150 National Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Philadelphia, PA (Future150) -- Every year during the first evaluation period, one of the premier stops is the Reebok Breakout Classic. Held at Philadelphia University, top players from all over the nation flock to go head-to-head and showcase their skills in front of hundereds of college coaches. This year is no different, and the event is arguably the most talented collection of players the event has fielded to date. Here are some of the guys who showed out on day 2:

Derrick Jones, 2015 SF, We R1: The best performer of the day was the 6-foot-6 wing, and it wasn't close. In his afternoon game on Thursday, he exploded for 31 points on 12-15 shooting from the field. What was most impressive was that he did it on all three levels, which combined with his otherworldly athleticism, makes him unguardable. In his last game of the evening, he continued his hot streak, finishing with 18 points on 6-7 shooting from the floor. It looks like his skills are improving by the month, and his stock is beginning to skyrocket.

Kyle Clarke, 2015 CG, Showtime Ballers: Clarke plays a bit of a supportive role for his AAU team alongside his star teammates, but on Thursday he showed what he can do in a leading role. With Memphis head coach Josh Pastner looking on, Clarke was aggressive in getting to the rim and attacking whenever possible. He has the ability to play either position, and when he is locked in like he was today, he is very hard to stop.

Donovan Mitchell, 2015 CG, The City: Mitchell has improved over the past few months and has really hit his stride coming into the evaluation period. So far he must be considered one of the bigger winners of camp after picking up offers from Louisville, USF, and Memphis in the past 24 hours. He is a physical guard who is at his best when he is going to the rim. He has also shown an improved stroke and the ability to play either guard position.

Markis McDuffie, 2015 SF, Sports U: Speaking of players who have picked up recent offers, VCU and Creighton have both pulled the trigger on McDuffie, and it’s easy to see why. He is a big wing who is getting better at handling the ball and has the kind of length that causes havoc on the defensive end. His upside is through the roof and once he becomes more consistent from behind the arc, he will be an absolute nightmare to guard.

Seth Towns, 2016 SF, VCC Ohio Warriors: One of the many elite 2016 prospects in attendance, Towns showcased his versatility and athletic ability during the evening session. He is just beginning to scratch the surface of his considerable potential, but has already shown he has a chance to be an elite level rebounder.

Terrence Ferguson, 2016 SG, Mo Williams Elite: Considered to be one of the elite scorers nationally, Ferguson has shown that he is capable from scoring on all three levels. He has improved drastically off the dribble and is still a fairly deadly shooter. With his size and agility, he potential is seemingly limitless.

Diamond Stone, 2015 PF/C, Young Legends: After starting the camp slow, the 6-foot-10 Stone put together a nice game during the Thursday night session, finishing with 19 points, 4 rebounds & 2 steals. He shot 7-11 from the field and 5-6 from the free-throw line in the process. When he is engaged, there isn't a better post prospect in the country. His array of dazzling post moves and footwork is impressive, combined with his strength on the low block.

Jake Silpe, 2015 PG, Jersey Shore Warriors: One of the breakout performers this week has been the Cherry Hill East (NJ) lead guard, who looks like he's playing with a chip on his shoulder. His attention to detail on the defensive end has raised eyebrows, as he has made life hard on all offensive point guards he has faced. His excellent court vision and penchant for making the right pass has also been impressive.

Asante Gist, 2016 PG, Roselle Catholic (NJ): The 5-foot-11 jet in the open floor was impressive during the Thursday morning session, showing off his ability to be a standout facilitator and fiery defender. He finished the game with 8 points and 7 assists, showing maturity in his game since we last saw him in the winter. He is a hard prospect to stay in front of on the offensive end and is fearless when attacking the rim. Very fun kid to watch on the floor.

Steve Enoch, 2015 PF, High Rise Team Up: One of the more intriguing prospects at camp is the 6-foot-10 Connecticut native. He has only been on the national radar for a few months, but he is making waves in a big way. He is a versatile stretch four with the ability to score the basketball both inside and out. He shows a beautiful jump hook shot with both his right and left hand and is fluid when running the floor as well. His recruitment will continue to pick up after this week.


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