PhilaU Hosts Reebok Basketball Camp for Top High School Hoopsters July 9-12

Philadelphia University will welcome some of the nation’s top high school basketball players to compete for the attention of top collegiate coaches and scouts at the Reebok Classic Breakout July 9-12 in the Gallagher Athletic Center.

Some 120 of the nation’s top high school hoopsters will go head-to-head in competitive games during the camp, which Philadelphia University is hosting for the sixth time.  The roster includes eight of the top 30 players in the country, including Ben Bentil, a power forward from St. Andrew’s School in Delaware, and about seven other players from the Philadelphia area.

The Reebok Classic Breakout is an NCAA live period evaluation camp, meaning college coaches will be in the house to evaluate recruits for potential scholarship offers.  Last year, more than 200 of the nation’s top DI coaches attended the camp, as well as scouting and recruiting services.

“The relationship between Reebok and Philadelphia University has been an outstanding partnership for high school basketball,” said Tom Shirley, PhilaU athletic director and women’s basketball coach.  “The Gallagher Center is a terrific venue to host this annual event at which the nation’s top collegiate coaches visit our campus.  Special thanks to Brian Lee ’94, Reebok’s director of international marketing, for facilitating this opportunity for the nation’s top players and our University.”

The Reebok Classic Breakout is open to coaches, media and the public from 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 and from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 12.  The Breakout All-Star game will take place Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.

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Admission is $10 per day.  The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center at Philadelphia University is located on Philadelphia University Drive, off Henry Avenue in the East Falls section of Philadelphia.

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