Over the past couple of days, Jay Gomes of NJHoops.com has released some preliminary details about the 8th annual Eddie Griffin Challenge. The event pits the best players in Philadelphia against New Jersey's finest. This year's event will take place on October 17th at Trenton Catholic, with the senior game at 6:00 pm, the junior game at 4:30, and the sophomore game at 3:00. I will be on hand for the event and will provide recaps of each game over the course of the following week.
So far, Jay Gomes has released a list of players in the junior and senior games for the New Jersey side. Looking at the list of names just reinforces the notion that New Jersey, year in and year out, has a talent pool as deep as just about anywhere else in the nation. Mike Gilchrist (Kentucky commit), LaQuinton Ross (Ohio State commit), Sterling Gibbs (Maryland commit), Myles Mack (Rutgers commit), Tyler Harris, and Desmond Hubert are among the stars on the New Jersey senior team.
The New Jersey junior team is led by top 10 talent Kyle Anderson, a 6'8 do-it-all player being recruited by just about every program in the country. Trenton Catholic forward Brandon Taylor, 6'2 Newark Eastside guard Tariq Carey, 6'4 Saint Anthony guard Rashad Andrews, and 6'2 Seton Hall Prep guard Dallas Anglin will take to the court for the New Jersey side.
As more information becomes available concerning the Philadelphia roster, I will update here.