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Everline leaves Pa. with camp honor

July 26, 1998|By BOB PARASILITI

Brooks Everline headed to the Keystone State Invitational Basketball Camp to play against the best of the best.

By the end of the stay, he was voted one of them.

Boonsboro's senior guard named to the 10-man Scholastic Division All-Star team during the July 11-15 session of the NCAA-certified camp at Albright (Pa.) College, which is designed to bring together the best basketball players from the East.

"There were about 15-20 guys who really stood out," said Everline of the 340 campers who attended the camp. "There were a lot of big guys there, but some guards, too, like the cousin of (former University of Virginia star) Curtis Staples."

The camp is a hotbed for college coaches, who come to watch for upcoming talent for recruiting season. Everline said those scouts sat conspicuously in the stands, but were not allowed to make contact with the players.

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More important for the 5-foot-10 shooting and point guard was the fact that the five star-rated camp circulates his name and credentials to 350 NCAA schools as a possible recruit. He has already been contacted by some NCAA Division II and III schools.

Everline got noticed as one of 120 players in the Scholastic Division, which featured all junior and senior high school players. It was one of the four divisions - along with youth, NCAA and Big East classifications - at the camp.

"We were playing 5-on-5 tournament games and all the coaches would rate the players for the All-Star," Everline said. "In the tournament, I guess I kept the ball under control and got some assists while playing some good defense to get noticed."

Each division sent their 10 representitives to a final All-Star game. The teams were subbed in groups of five in seven-minute intervals during the game. Everline finished with 10 points in 28 minutes of play time.

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