Even if he does autoX, the standard brakes would be fine.
Track days are another story.
A quality blank rotor is all you need. TireRack has a great brand that is cheap and comes with the non-friction surfaces powder-coated > Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors
For pads, depending on what you are wanting to do with the car, I would have different recommendations. If you are wanting to track the car, like an HPDE, I would highly recommend a dedicated pad and rotor. If you are just driving spiritedly and an occasional autoX, a good dual-purpose pad would be fine > Carbotech AX6 or Hawk HP+
For most of us, the expensive size increasing brake upgrades are a bling item only.