By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s become a tradition this time of year as Philadelphia University plays host some of the top high school basketball talent in the country at the Reebok Breakout Camp, which runs Wednesday through Friday.
Brian Lee is the Head of Basketball for Reebok and he says it is a busy few days on tap at the Gallagher Center.
“For the fans, it will just be a lot of just really good basketball. You’ll see some nationally ranked talent. Kids that tried out all over the country, we’ll see how they fare against this nationally ranked talent. As well as for the kids themselves participating in the camp, they’ll go through various drills, training sessions, that type of thing.”
Listen to Matt Leon’s interview with Brian Lee:
Lee talks about why Reebok keeps coming back to Philadelphia University.
“I’m actually an alum of the university, I went when it was Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. It’s been home. I graduated in ’94. And it’s just been a great place. I have a great partnership with (Philadelphia University Athletic Director) Tom Shirley as we brought back the camp. He and the president (Dr. Stephen Spinelli) have been very welcoming and couldn’t be better partners for ourselves.”
Now the camp is open to the public and in addition to seeing some up and coming stars compete, Lee says there will be a lot of other familiar faces hanging out as well.
“All the top (college) coaches in the country will be there scouting. It’s the live period, open period, for NCAA. As well we will have some of our Reebok endorsers – local fan favorite Jameer Nelson will be there, Jason Terry will be there, John Wall, will be there as well.”
The camp begins at 5:00pm this evening and runs through Friday night.
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