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Champions and MVPs

 

17u Division Champions | Garner Road
MVP Jarren McCullister

16u Division Champions | Team Takeover Black
MVP Jeremey Roach

15u Blue Division Champions | Team Thrill PA
MVP Kenari Jones

 

15u Orange Division Champions | Team Durant
MVP Tegra Izay

Player Interviews

Friday Recap Saturday Recap Sunday Recap

Friday | Day 1 Recap

Today began the highly anticipated three day trilogy of Southern Jam Fest at Boo Williams Sportsplex. Over 20 media outlets came out to cover Day 1 including Ball is Life, Made Hoops, Major Hoops, Vantage Hoops, NRR and Rivals.

Games kicked off at 5:00 pm with competition across the board including a Team PA, Team Silk matchup. Team Silk entered the second half with a 4 point lead and held Team PA off in their basket for basket battle. Team Silk secured their win late in the second half off foul shots for a 71 – 60 first game victory.

Team Wall and Higher Level revived fans in 2017 Southern Jam Fest’s first OT. Grant Yates knocked down a foul shot giving Higher Level to a 7 point lead over Team Wall with 4 mins to play in the second half. Team Wall chipped away and hit a buzzer beater to bring the game into a 55-55 overtime. Team Wall came out strong and lead Higher Level by 1 with 30 seconds left in OT and locked in a 57 – 55 on the foul line with .9 sec on the clock.

Check out highlights from the game courtesy of HoopsHQ

Hoop Group Showcase League started the weekend strong going undefeated in its teams first game set.

Player Highlights

Immanuel Quickley | Team BBC (Class of 2018)

The Team BBC point guard lived up to the hype here at the Hoop Group Southern Jam Fest. He is a dynamic scorer and created opportunities for his teammates. Quickley showed why he has seven of the top college programs in the country actively recruiting him.

Emmanuel Umoffia | NY Gauchos (Class of 2018)

NY Gauchos center Emmanuel Umoffia showed great strides on Friday night. He runs the floor well and has improved with his play around the basket. He also is a big presence on the defensive end. You should see a lot more schools enter his recruitment in the coming months.

Jordan Gibson | Higher Level (Class of 2018)

Higher Level guard Jordan Gibson was a breakout performer on Friday night. Gibson is a good athlete and showed a solid jump shot from mid-range. He has yet to receive a division one offer, but that could change soon.

Jordan Miller | D1 Spartans (Class of 2018)

D1 Spartans wing Jordan Miller was another breakout performer. Miller has a good balance of skill and athleticism. He scored 21 points in a first round victory for his team. He is one to watch going forward.

Jacob O’Connell | NJ Shoreshots (Class of 2019)

NJ Shoreshots Center Jacob O’Connell was excellent in his first game of the event. The class of 2019 prospect ran the floor and was great around the basket. He has become very productive and is really coming into his own.

 Brandon Redendo | CM3 Elite (Class of 2019)

Brandon Redendo, a 6’0 G for CM3 Elite, had an impressive first round showing. Although CM3 Elite wasn’t able to pull off the come back, Redendo lead the charge with 6 three pointers, with about 4 of them within the last few minutes. Additionally, Brandon had some tough and-1’s around the basket, proving that CM3 was filled with tough players.

2018 6’4 James Conteh | CM3 Elite (Class of 201)

James Conteh, a 6’4 G for CM3 Elite, displayed lots of talent today. He has a fantastic natural ability to score the ball, mainly from off-the-dribble jumpshots. Neverthless, he also used his fantastic athleticism to draw fouls around the basket.

2018 6’6 Souleymane Koureissi | Castle Athletics

Souleymane Koureissi, a 6’6 Wing for Castle Athletics, showed lots of promise on day one of action. The lengthy wing can score the ball on all three levels, and he’s only scratched the surface of how good he can be.

Saturday | Day 2 Recap

Precious Achiuwa | New Heights

The class of 2019 forward showed why he is so highly regarded. Achiuwa stands at 6’8”, but doesn’t play like a guy that is typically his size. He is great off the bounce and is becoming a consistent shooter.

Marvin Price | DC Blue Devils

Marvin Price was the definition of a winner in Saturday’s action at the Hoop Group Southern Jam Fest. The class of 2019 wing finished his last game with 32 points, which were mostly scored down the stretch. He is an excellent slasher and is definitely one to watch on Championship Sunday.

David McCormack | Team Loaded (VA)

The Team Loaded (VA) power forward was consistent with his play throughout all of Saturday’s action. He is very active on the boards and it paid off with some key victories to lead his team to the Quarterfinals.

 

Prentiss Hubb | DC Premier

Notre Dame commit Prentiss Hubb got the job done in Saturday’s games. He did what he does best, which is make plays. Hubb is one of the biggest names throughout the event and he showed why today with his play.

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CJ Robinson | NY Gauchos

CJ Robinson, a 6’0 PG for the NY Gauchos, showed great composure at the PG position today. He had his fantastic court vision & crafty dribble moves on full display.

Kyree Temple | Boo Williams

Kyree Temple, a 6’5 G for Boo Williams, displayed an outstanding mix of size & guard skills today. His passing & dribbling ability are unique at his size and age. Keep an eye out for Temple as he develops.

Cameron Thomas | Boo Williams

Cameron Thomas, a 6’2 G for Boo Williams, proved to be one of the best scorers in the 16U division. Thomas can score on all three levels due to his ability to create his own shot & get to the right spots.

Qwanzi Samuels | Team BBC

Qwanzi Samuels, a 6’7 Wing for Team BBC, showed lots of promise today. Samuels is very athletic and can knock down shots. He also proved to be very efficient in the open court.

Photographed: Keyontae Johnson

Keyontae Johnson | Boo Williams

Keyontae Johnson, a 6’4 G for Boo Williams, put up a serious argument for best athlete in the Southern Jam Fest. He had multiple highlight-reel dunks due to his bigtime athleticism. In addition, Johnson proved to be a lethal scorer, especially slashing to the basket.

Jay Heath | Team St8ment 16U

Heath and a couple of his teammates came out on fire in a highly anticipated match up between Team Loaded VA. He finished with 19 points. 14 of which came in the first half, helping them gain a 20 point lead heading into half. He showed a tough ability to make shots and take over games. The class of 2019 prospect is one of the biggest sleepers in his region.

Aundre Hyatt | Boo Williams 17U

Hyatt is the best shooter on one of the best EYBL teams in the country, and he takes full advantage of having some high level wings and guards that create shots for him. However, once he made some shots he showed that’s not all he can do. He attacked and finished at the rim in transition, and rebounded particularly well for his position.

Jordan Miller | D1SA Spartans 17U

There’s something to be said about consistency, and this is now the third straight JamFest where Miller has really impressed. In two games against Team Takeover Grey and BWSL EYBL, Miller finished with 21 and 25 points respectively. He scores it efficiently and from all three levels, and should continue to pick up more offers with time.

David Ware | LBA Attack 17U

There’s something to say about a kid who takes advantage of an opportunity like being at Southern, and Ware did just that. In their overtime loss to Team Melo Red, Ware was all over the court scoring 19 points and grabbing eight rebounds. He made a name for himself by making tough shots off the bounce and playing with grit throughout the game.

Mac McClung | Team Loaded 17U

McClung was the talk of tournament early on day two when he threw down a SICK one handed windmill that went viral overnight. His crazy bounce isn’t the only thing that makes Mac fun to watch. He has great body control, is a flashy and successful passer and he always is looking to make a big play for his team.

 

Sunday | Day 3 Recap

BWSL – Williams vs Team Loaded VA
In one of the biggest rivalries on the east coast, Boo Williams and Team Loaded VA met in the semifinals of the Southern JamFest, and the electricity was buzzing throughout the building. Both teams are sitting as number one seeds in the EYBL and Adidas Gauntlet. The match-up featured nine nationally ranked players in their respective classes.
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The game got off to a fast start with both teams going on runs early. Sophomore Aundre Hyatt got off to a fast start with 12 first half points, while Loaded showed a balanced attack with 9 players scoring in the first half. At the end of the half, Boo Williams held a slight lead 40-35.
BWSL took that momentum and kept going by opening the half on a 10-2 run. Boo Williams junior Keyontae Johnson electrified with a few big throw downs throughout the game, and sophomore big man Mirambeax Anderson not only held his own, but dominated in the paint against two of the best big men in the country.
Despite a valiant effort by Loaded, in particular the backcourt of juniors Rasir Bolton and Mac McClung, Boo rode the home crowd and momentum to a 77-63 win and bragging rights in the commonwealth state.

Player Highlights

Cameron Thomas |

The Class of 2020 guard has a knack for scoring the ball. With a couple of bigtime performances the past couple of weeks, he has emerged as one of the top guards in his class. He is progressing to at a rapid pace and one to look out for.

 

Jarren McAllister | Garner Road

Virginia Tech commit Jarren McAllister lead Garner Road to a 17u Championship. McAllister is a great athlete who impacted the game in a variety of ways. He can score, but also allows his teammates to produce as well. McAllister was definitely one of the best to come through the Southern Jam Fest this past weekend.

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Roach | Team Takeover Black

Class of 2020 point guard Jeremy Roach led Team Takeover to a 16u Championship and won MVP of his age group. Roach is a good athlete, but also is very skilled. He is a strong candidate for being considered one of the best at his position for his class.

 

CJ Robinson | NY Gauchos

CJ Robinson, a 6’0 2020 PG for the NY Gauchos, had a fantastic showing at the Southern Jam Fest. As a freshman, Robinson is years ahead of his peers. His court vision and crafty moves really help him stand out as a legitimate prospect.

Zion Harmon | Boo Williams

Zion Harmon, a 5’10 G for Boo Williams, proved to be one of the best guards in the Southern Jam Fest. His passing ability is up there with the best, regardless of class. Harmon’s composure & leadership will be the reason he is successful in high school.