Providence Jam Fest: Day Two Standouts


The 2013 Providence Hoop Group Jam Fest concluded today, several breakthrough performances highlighted the action. From current seniors hoping to fine tune their game and make one more impression on potential schools for the coming season, to rising seniors and juniors who, if they haven’t started receiving collegiate interest, will surely begin to receive that interest in the near future.

While these players listed below where not the only ones who garnered attention, here is a list of the top 20 performers from the 2nd day of action in Providence.

Joel Wincowski | 6-2 | Lake George (N.Y.) | 2015Wincowski, who was recovering from a concussion suffered at the Hoop Group Philly Jam Fest, was the consummate leader on the court throughout the tournament as he led his Northeast Shooters (N.Y,) 16u team to the tournament championship. He cemented his tournament success with a team-high 14 points in the championship game.

Tyler Ancrum| 5-10 | Bridgeport Central (Conn.) | 2014
Tyler Ancrum is a stocky guard who did a good job of getting his way into the paint in a loss against Qc United. He had a quick crossover dribble and finished over much taller defenders on a few of his drives.

Jordan Robertson | 6-2 | Wildwood Catholic (N.J.) | 2014
Robertson showed some impressive athleticism on Sunday afternoon. He only stands at 6-foot-2 but he played around the rim and showed off his leaping ability, dunking over a taller defender in the team’s final game of the weekend against Team Noah (N.Y.)

Josh Williams | 6-6 | Notre Dame (N.J.) | 2014
Williams displayed his athleticism all weekend with several finishes above the rim. He also showed off a nice shooting touch to go along with his highlight reel dunks.

Yoann Folquet| 6-0 | Alma Academy (Can.) | 2014
Nick Desilien is on the Qc United (Can.) roster but was not with the team for the Providence Jam Fest. That left a big hole at the point guard position with Yoann Folquet filled. The 6-foot point guard set up his teammates including multiple alley-oop feeds to Chris Boucher. He didn’t look to score often but when he did he had a pair of nice lefty finishes.

Mason Jones| 6-2 | Manchester Township (N.J.) | 2014
Solid combo guard for Move Your Feet (N.J.) all weekend. The 6-foot-2 Manchester Township guard was able to score the basketball, both on drives and jumpers, as well as make plays for others, helping Bryan Rivers with the ball handling duties. He came through again in the final seconds, securing a berth in the 17u final four with a steal, a finish and a foul.

Calvin Crawford| 6-8 | St. Thomas More (Conn.) | 2014
Crawford hit a big three that got the BC Eagles withing three points of Move Your Feet (N.J.) in the quarterfinals in 17u age division. He offered a scoring option alongside guard Michael Coffey who had 19 points in that game, including three 3-pointers. Crawford will prep at St. Thomas More next season.

Jared Pearson| 6-6 | Woodbridge (N.J.) | 2014
Physical big ma, who had a big bucket to help Move Your Feet (N.J.) survive a BC Eagles (N.Y.) comeback in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, he went head-to-head with a big frontline of Qc United (Can.) including 6-foot-10 Chris Boucher. He held his own and help lift Move Your Feet to the finals.

ShaQuan Worthy| 5-8 | Trenton (N.J.) | 2014
Much was written about Mason Jones and Bryan Rivers and rightfully so, but ShaQuan Worthy played well as the third guard for Move Your Feet (N.J.), he was was solid on the defense end, coming away with several steals and offered another ball handler.

P.J. Chung | 5-11 | Forest Hills (N.Y.) | 2016
Chung scored a game-high 21 points to lead Team Noah (N.Y.) to an Elite 8 victory over Gladiators (Conn.). Not only was Chung putting the ball in the net, he was also distributing the ball well and creating plays away from the ball.

C.J. Davidson | 5-10 | Notre Dame of Fairfield (Conn.) | 2015
Davidson tallied 19 points in CT Elite’s 55-50 Elite 8 win to help his squad advance to the 16u Final Four.

Cheyenn Robertson | 6-3| Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) | 2015
Robertson’s physical play in the paint and his ability to knock down key shots helped push the Wayne PAL (NJ) 16u team into the Final Four. On the defensive end Robertson even recorded key blocked shots and drew an important charge which helped turn the tide of the in his team’s favor.

Keshawn Alexander | 5-10 | Orange (N.J.) | 2015
Alexander almost singlehandedly carried his team by scoring 27 points in the Tri-City Warriors (N.J.) heartbreaking 65-63 loss to NJ Select Stars in the 17u Elite Eight. For the second day in a row Alexander was among the best to step on the court at the RIC-Rec Center.

Joe Shehadi | 5-9 | Burr and Burton Academy (Vt.) | 2015
Shehadi’s 19-point effort, which included several long 3-pointers, in Northeast Shooters (N.Y.) 16u semifinal victory over NJ Shoreshots is what earned him a spot among the tournament’s brightest stars on Day Two.

Jack Laffey| N/A | CBA (N.Y.) | 2015
Jack Laffey stroked a pair of free throws that gave New Jersey Shoreshots a narrow victory over CM3 Hoops, putting the Shoreshots in the 16u final four. He finished with a team-high 22 points. Although not overly quick or athletic, he still found himself in the lane for layups or drawing fouls and going to the line.

Luke O’Shaunghessy| N/A | CBA (N.Y.) | 2015
Luke O’Shaunghessy came up big with a steal with 24 second remaining, which help set up a late comeback win for New Jersey Shoreshots over CM3 Hoops. He only scored four points, but he ran the offense well, especially against aggressive pressure by CM3.

Perry DeLorenzo | 6-2 | Middlebury Union (Vt.) | 2016DeLorenzo scored 17 points in Northeast Shooters (N.Y.) 16u semifinal win and added another 10 in the championship game to leave his mark on the Hoop Group Providence Jam Fest.

Howard Washington | 6-3 | Canisus (N.Y.) | 2016Washington was adapted at controlling the tempo of the game throughout the tournament’s second day and his leadership, including 14 points in the championship game, was the key reason Albany City Rocks (N.Y.) captured the 15 u title.


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