Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Yesterday I began my recap on Saturday afternoon's high school games at Philadelphia University. In the recap, I focused on the play of Friends' Central. This article will look at a handful of the Saint Anthony players. The final recap will look at Penn Wood's Aaron Brown, Sean Oakman, and Darian Barnes, along with Neshaminy's Ryan Arcidiacono.
Myles Mack-Saint Anthony Senior: Mack, a senior guard headed to Rutgers in the fall, was not the top name in the contest. In fact, he's not the biggest name in his very own backcourt. However, on this day, Mack provided the spark that ultimately won the game for the Saint Anthony Friars. Myles scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the second half. Most of his points came during a flurry at the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth. While Mack is certainly not the tallest player on the court (generally listed around 5'9), he plays with great confidence and speed. His jumper, which wasn't falling in the first half, came to life in the second. Myles scored driving the ball to the basket, as well as shooting it from the perimeter. He is part of Rutgers' highly-regarded recruiting class next season, and has the look of a player that will be competing hard for minutes as a freshman.
Kyle Anderson-Saint Anthony Junior (Pictured Above) : Kyle Anderson has the reputation as one of the most unique players in high school basketball, regardless of class. Standing 6'8, Kyle has a tremendous feel for the game, a high basketball IQ, and a skill set more commonly found in players that are 5'8. The debate surrounding him, and one that could play a significant role in his college choice, is where he plays for you on the court. Anderson handles the ball like a point guard, but stands 6'8. He is a great facilitator of the offense out of the high post, where his height and vision allow him to really control the game. This was my second time seeing Kyle this year, and it was not his finest performance. Despite struggling with his shot, Anderson finished the game with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists. While not particularly quick or athletic, Kyle has such a great feel for the game. Even in this particular contest, where he was struggling from the field, he was able to impact the game in so many other areas.
Jerome Frink- Saint Anthony Junior: Frink is one of the few post players that Bob Hurley has in his rotation. Although he has the size of a wing, Frink plays mostly down low for Hurley. Frink and senior Tyjuan Williams are the primary bigs for the legendary coach. Jerome, who stands right around 6'5, has a wide frame, good strength, and really solid athleticism. In this game, he scored 6 points and pulled down his share of rebounds. Frink is currently getting looks from a variety of colleges. Due to his height, colleges are likely going to want him to prove that he can play at the 3. Otherwise, despite his strength and athleticism, he would be an undersized power forward. I can see Frink being a player that gets a number of Atlantic 10 and CAA offers, with a chance to play himself into some higher offers as well.
Josh Brown- Saint Anthony Sophomore: I saw Brown, along with Frink and Anderson, earlier this year at the Eddie Griffin Challenge. He made a couple of plays during that showcase that really impressed me, so he is a guy I was looking forward to seeing again. Considering the fact that he's only a sophomore, and logging solid minutes for the Friars, it's obvious that the talent is there. Brown connected on a three in this game en route to his 7 points. This 6'2 guard is yet another player earning his way for the Friars. Already earning minutes as a sophomore, Brown should see even more time next year with the graduation of Myles Mack. He's yet another player to keep a close eye on in this sophomore class.
Photo of Kyle Anderson above is linked for this Zagsblog article.