Four months before this week's Reebok Classic Breakout at Philadelphia University, Chris Clover couldn't find a way to stop the bleeding.
It was the Class AAAA state basketball semifinal against Chester High, and St. Joseph's Prep lost Clover for the first half after he took an elbow to his nose. He quickly stuffed his right nostril with cotton and started the second half. Clover scored 10 points in the 62-53 loss.
Not many coaches or scouts knew about Clover in March, when he was a sophomore playing behind two Division I prospects, Steve Vasturia and Miles Overton.
But coach Speedy Morris thinks that will change in Clover's junior season. It's his time to break out.