Friday Night at Westtown Had Talented 17U Field

College Coaches swarmed King of Prussia, PA for the Summer Classic East

College Coaches swarmed King of Prussia, PA for the Summer Classic East

Tyler Ancrum (5-9/Bridgeport Central HS/2014)
Displaying excellent ball handling and a tenacious defensive presence in Hawks-Hargraves’ (NY) two 17U games, Ancrum capitalized on being in front of several collegiate coaches and showcased an ability to shoot and the necessary court vision to run the point. Although collegiate interest may be low now, if the first day of the Philly Jam Fest is any indication, it won’t be for long.

John Daly (6-2/Eastchester HS/2014)
Daly played a big role in Hawks-Hargraves going 1-1 on the first day of the Philly Jam Fest in the 17U bracket. The all-conference guard has garnered interest from Manhattan and Princeton and also took in a game this season at Yale.

Tom Sweeney (6-6/Don Bosco Prep/2014)
The small forward from Ramsey, NJ can now add Vermont to the list of Division I school’s expressing interest. Columbia and Davidson are also talking to Sweeney.

Isaiah Gurley (6-3/George Westinghouse HS/2014)
Scoring a team-high 14 points in The City’s first round 17U victory, Gurley has begun receiving interest from D-I schools Rhode Island and Quinnipiac.

Calvin Crawford (6-8/Valley Central/2013)
Crawford, who scored 16 points in the BC Eagles 61-38 first round victory, has received interest from Binghamton and LIU. However he is still undecided about playing a year at prep school. If he does reclassify to 2014 Vermont has made an offer.

Brendan Wagner (6-8/Souderton/2014)
His improvement over his junior season has led to some interest among low- to mid- major programs. At 6-foot-8 he is already an effective shot blocker and his ability to finish in the paint should garner more concrete interest and offers.

Tawayne Anderson, Jr. (6-5/Long Island Lutheran/2013)
Although it may be getting late for the senior, he has received interest from hometown Hofstra and St. Peter’s. His 22-point performance in the NYC Jayhawks win over Team Melo will only fan that interest over the weekend here in Philly.

CJ Keyser (6-4/Patterson Mill/2015)
Possessing a quick first step which has impressed D-I coaches, Keyser demonstrated his ability to shoot from both mid- to long-range as he dropped 19 points in Mid Atlantic Select’s (Md.) second round win.
The sophomore counts interest from Division I school’s Utah, Villanova, Delaware and St. Francis as he prepares for this weekend’s tournament.

Satchel Pierce (6-11/Kiski School/2014)
Already possessing the body necessary for the physical play at the Division I level, Pierce impressed a majority of the gym at Westtown High School as he combined to score 31 points in Team Adidas’ two day one games and even pulled down double digit rebounds in both games.
Until recently Pierce’s interest has come from mid-major schools but it is now believed that Penn State, Pitt, Indiana and Duke are aware of the big man’s presence. —@pfebbraro

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