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Philadelphia University hosts Reebok Breakout Challenge basketball camp for top high school hoopsters July 11 to 13

July 11, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Philadelphia University will welcome some of the nation’s best high school basketball players as they compete for the attention of top collegiate coaches and scouts at the 2012 Reebok Breakout Challenge from Wednesday, July 11 through Friday, July 13, at the Gallagher Athletic Center.

Some 140 top high school hoopsters will attend the camp, which Philadelphia University is hosting for the fifth time. The roster of top players includes Philadelphia area stand-outs Rysheed Jordan, Vaux High School, Miles Overton, St. Joseph’s Prep, and Brandon Austin, Imhotep Charter, all class of 2013.

In addition, NBA stars John Wall, the Washington Wizards guard, Jason Terry, who recently signed with the Boston Celtics and Jameer Nelson, the Orlando Magic point guard and Philadelphia native will be at the camp to mentor and assist the younger players.

The Reebok Breakout Challenge is an NCAA Live Period Evaluation Camp, meaning college coaches will be in the house to evaluate recruits for potential scholarship offers. The Reebok Breakout Challenge will feature some of the top high school players from around the country going head to head in competitive games and skill training.

As an added incentive, top performers at The Reebok Breakout Challenge will be selected by John Wall–the number one overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft–to join him for a private training retreat, The Reebok Training Summit, at the end of the summer.

Athletes were invited to the Challenge after competing in Headliner Tryout Camps held throughout the country or were selected as a top performer at the new Reebok spring travel team tournaments, The Reebok Showdown Series.

The Reebok Breakout Challenge is open to the public July 11 to 13. The Challenge is open to the public from 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Admission is $5 per day. The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center at Philadelphia University is located on Philadelphia University Drive, off Henry Avenue just west of School House Lane in East Falls.

Philadelphia University, founded in 1884, is a private university with 3,600 students enrolled in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs. As the model for professional university education, the University prepares students to be leaders in their professions in an active, collaborative and real-world learning environment infused with the liberal arts. Philadelphia University includes the innovative Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce; the College of Architecture and the Built Environment; and the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts.

PhilaU offers 16 intercollegiate sports competing at the NCAA Division II level: men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, track and tennis; men’s baseball and golf; and women’s lacrosse, rowing, softball and volleyball. The University holds membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). For more information, go to www.PhilaU.edu.

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