The Nike Team Florida Workout recap 

October, 1, 2012
SARASOTA, Fla. – The Nike Team Florida Fall Workout, more commonly known as “The Workout,” turned into a coronation event for one of the nation’s fastest-rising big men, Joel Embiid. In addition to the senior center’s breakout effort, a host of young underclassmen, including some quality bigs, displayed the skills to be mid- to high-level scholarship candidates.

Nearly 30 Division I players attended the two-day event with the juniors and seniors taking center stage on Saturday. It was there that Embiid made his mark, adding his name to a list of standouts from this event’s history that includes Will Yeguette, Kenny Kadji and Rakeem Buckles.

The camp afforded players from four classes the opportunity to measure themselves up against local competition that they’re in direct competition for scholarships with. For kids such as junior point guard Nick Brizendine (Oviedo, Fla./Hagerty) and senior shooting guard Thierry Fredrik (Ocala, Fla./Vanguard), this was their chance to move their recruitments from D-II to D-I.