This year’s 2012 Arizona Reebok Headliner Tryout Camp, held at Chaparral High School on Sunday, May 6th was one of 13 camps of it’s kind across the country.
This year’s field of participants was filled with talented prospects from across the state of Arizona, and also across the country. With many prospects in attendance from the state of California, Louisiana, New York, Vegas, Florida and New Mexico, this year’s group of participants were fired up to compete for an invitation to this year prestigious Reebok Breakout Camp – sponsored by Reebok and NBA player John Wall (Washington Wizards).
In front of more than 30 members of the camp staff, this year’s participants competed throughout the day for an opportunity to earn an invite to this year’s camp, which will be held in Philadelphia, PA on July 10-13th.
Our camp staff have made their selections for the 5 recipients for this year's Reebok Breakout Camp - deciding on Posten Butte HS 6-foot-4 junior guard Jalen Richard, Basha HS 6-foot-5 junior guard Jaron Hopkins, Corona Del Sol HS 6-foot-2 sophomore Casey Benson, South Mountain HS 6-foot-7 sophomore forward Zylan Cheatham and Chaparral HS 6-foot-8 junior post Joe Boyd.
As a result, the remainder of the selections for this year's camp will be selected as alternates for this year's Reebok Breakout Camp. Each of the alternate selections names have been given to the Reebok staff, therefore if one of the other campers cannot attend or if a spot opens up in this year's Reebok Breakout Camp, a member of the alternate selections will be selected for the camp.
Prospective campers can still play their way into the camp this spring with big performances in the remainder of AAU/club events held this month. While this year's Reebok Breakout Camp in Philadelphia, PA will be loaded with high-major talent, a strong performance this spring can do much for a prospective campers chances of getting into the camp.
Here are the remainder of the alternate selections for this year's Reebok Breakout Camp as selected by the Arizona Reebok Headliner Tryout Camp staff: Khari Hollway 6-foot-2 JR Mountain Pointe HS; Joey Bankston, 6-foot-5 Soph Grand Canyon HS; Tim Kempton, 6-foot-9 JR Brophy Prep HS; Ryan Berg 6-foot-2 JR Scottsdale Saguaro HS; Desmond Ross 6-foot-2 JR Kellis HS; Brandon Hoffer 5-foot-10 FR Chaparral HS; Damian Mendoza 6-foot-5 JR Sierra Linda HS; Aaren Edmead 5-foot-10 SOPH Deer Park HS (NY); Connor MacDougall 6-foot-8 SOPH Desert Vista HS; Jonathan Wilson 6-foot-7 JR Independence HS and Lyrik Shreiner 6-foot-4 SOPH Glendale HS.
Omission from this year's 5 camp invites is in no way a reflection of a camper's performance from this past weekend, as it was very difficult for the camp staff to narrow to 5 campers. While it was our hope that each of these 16 total campers would receive an invite, camp space in this year's Reebok Breakout Camp is very limited. Our staff will continue to work very hard with the staff at Reebok to get any deserving players into this year's camp in July, and do appreciate everyone's hard work and participation in this year's Arizona Reebok Headliner Tryout Camp.