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THE BATTLE FOR PHILLY AT ‘LIVE IN AC’ – PHILLY PRIDE VS. TEAM FINAL HIGHLIGHTS
A special treat for NBE followers…Sherwyn Cooper of BallasTV.com (subscribe to his Youtube channel here) is in Atlantic City for the ‘Live in AC’ event this week and took some video of the action on Wednesday between Team Final and Philly Pride for NBE Sports. These teams are deep in Philly roots and Jimmy Salmons and his staff with the Playaz Basketball Club certainly gave fans and college coaches a treat with some tremendous pool play match-ups and the talent in this game did not disappoint.
Enjoy the video and we also included the scouting reports provided by Brian and his recruiting updates on Rysheed Jordan and Miles Overton from Wednesday as well…
Rysheed Jordan (Philly Pride 2013) – An electric scoring combo guard, Jordan played in two games on Wednesday night and was the best player on the floor in both including a matchup with Team Final that featured a bunch of high major talent. While Jordan refers to himself as a combo guard it’s his ability at the point that stands out to me. He has unique athleticism for someone running the show and is able to use his physical advantages to explode past defenders and work his way into the paint. Jordan is best in the open floor when his physical tools can shine and his vision in high paced action also stands out. He has a great feel for the action in an up and down game and has a way of gliding through traffic and creating angles with his speed. In half court sets, Jordan punished defenders for playing off him by knocking down deep jumpers and then blew past them when they tried to press up on him. His decision making and knowledge of how to efficiently run a team still need work but Jordan’s physical tools already make him a high major priority.
In his recruitment, Jordan rattled off a list of schools involved in his recruitment including Temple, La Salle, Villanova, Xavier, Kansas, UCLA, Georgetown, Syracuse, Rutgers and Seton Hall. I personally saw coaches from all of those schools court side for both of Jordan’s games except Kansas and Georgetown and frankly I could have missed them given how many coaches were present. Jordan stressed academics when pressed on what he’s looking for in a program citing that he needs to prepare himself for life after basketball and wants to use the college experience to do that. He’s planning to narrow things down after the AAU season is over but was unsure whether he would sign early in November or wait for the spring signing period. He honestly sounded like a kid who isn’t giving all that much thought to the recruiting process right now but is instead focused on playing and improving every day.
Miles Overton (Philly Pride 2013) – A powerfully physical scoring guard, Overton made deep shots in bunches and carried his team throughout a long stretch of the second half in a victory over Philly rival Team Final. Once he caught fire it was obvious that Overton wanted the ball and did a great job of working without the ball to free himself up for jumpers. He can also attack the rim but Overton’s bread and butter is clearly the long ball.
As for recruiting, Overton holds offers from Wake Forest, Temple, Villanova, Penn, La Salle, and St Joseph’s along with heavy interest from Xavier, Virginia Tech, Rutgers and Seton Hall. He’s already taken a visit to Wake Forest and is planning to visit Xavier, Virginia Tech and the “Big 5” local schools from Philly after the AAU season. While he declined to mention a leader, Overton said that he plans to wrap up his recruitment fairly soon wanting to narrow things down in August and announce a decision before heading back to school for his senior year.
BJ Johnson (Team Final 2013) – A long, smooth lefty with a pretty stroke from behind the arc, Johnson is a player with his best basketball in front of him. While he’s sometimes overpowered by stronger opponents at this stage, the 6’6” wing has a chance to explode once he goes to work in a college weight room. Schools willing to wait for big impact until later in a college career would be wise to get involved with Johnson now as his upside is very high.
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