The Top Performers at Primetime Shootout in Philadelphia
Samardo Samuels (St. Benedict’s, NJ) #7 Class of 2008 (Louisville)
27 points and 17 rebounds
Samardo has completely dominated this season so far earning MVP awards at each tournament his team has attended. He is a very strong post player with the ability to step out and hit the mid-range jumper but does most of his damage down low. He is going to be an impact player next year in college he combines size with agility and does a great job on the boards.
Karon Burton (Chester, PA) Class of 2008
32 points and 4 steals
Karon is an extremely quick guard who has the ability to hit the big shot when his team needs him to step up. He is able to use his quickness to get in the lane to create for teammates. Karon also has great floor vision being able to find people open when they look defended. He shows no fear being able to finish strong on the inside against the towers. Whichever college ends up landing him will get a tough minded Philadelphia guard who can run the show for their team and be successful.
Nasir Robinson (Chester, PA) #105 Class of 2008 (Pittsburgh)
18 points and 17 rebounds
Nasir Robinson is headed to Pittsburgh next year to play for Jamie Dixon. Nasir has a motor that never stops. He plays hard every time he hits the floor and is an undersized combo forward. Nasir brings that Philly toughness to the floor every night. He dominates on the inside grabbing up everything around the rim. Nasir has a nice feel for the game not only does he play strong on the inside, he sees the floor and makes the big play when needed.
Tyreke Evans (American Christian, PA) #6 Class of 2008
33 points on 14-34 FG
There is no denying his tremendous amount of talent but on this night he might just have shot his team out of a chance to win the game. He has the ability to get his shot off anytime with his quick first step and handle. Tyreke also has the ability to slash in the lane and finish on an array of different moves. He is the top uncommitted player left from his class. The schools that remain for his services include Louisville, Memphis, Villanova, Texas, Connecticut and Seton Hall.
Tyreke has been playing and excelling against older competition for years now and it’s thought he will end up a one and done for whatever college campus he lands on next fall.
Terrelle Pryor (Jeannette, PA) #28 Class of 2008
21 points and 9 rebounds
Terrelle has a unique athletic ability not only is he the # 1 football recruit in the country but is also a top 50 basketball player in his class. He is considered by some as the next Vince Young on the football field combining his 6’5 220 lbs frame with a 4.4 40 yard dash time.
He has decided to focus clearly on football in college next year and not pursue a career at both on the next level. The schools still on his list include Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Oregon.
Terrelle showed why he can play basketball at the top level as well making aggressive moves to the basket. He also had a couple of monster dunks and did a good job on the boards.
Jason Morris (The Hotchkiss School, CT) Class of 2010
20 points and 4 blocks
Jason Morris is an extremely athletic shooting guard who played very well on Friday. He showed the ability to hit the mid-range shot along with 3 point range. Jason also was able to get in the lane and finish strong. He did a decent job on the boards and played tough harassing defense causing plenty of turnovers.