PHILADELPHIA – Right after the Reebok Breakout Camp was over, The Showdown got going with most of the camp’s players joining their travel team. Run by Elevate Hoops, the two-day tournament consisted of three age groups from rising seniors down to rising sophomores, with the oldest group naturally being the one of most interest to the college coaches and media in attendance.
The first championship game was a battle of local teams in the 15-Under division. Philly Triple Threat took the lead in the first half and held it by five at the break, but they never really broke it open. Philly Pride finally broke through around the halfway point of the second half and later grew the lead en route to a 60-51 victory. Deandre Hunter (6’6″ So. SF, Philadelphia (PA) Friends Central HS scored 19 points to lead Philly Pride, while Anthony Carr (5’11″ So. PG, Philadelphia (PA) Abington Friends HS) led Philly Triple Threat with a game-high 20 points and Joshua Sharkey (5’7″ So. PG, Philadelphia (PA) Abington Friends HS) added 19.