Providence Jam Fest 2016 Live Blog

As per usual, the Providence Jam Fest will give us insight into New England’s top AAU programs. This year as well will feature some nationally-recognized programs. It also gives us our widest aged tournament, starting at 11U and going all the way up to the 17U division. Let’s not waste any time, the Providence Jam Fest live blog is now OPEN:

Sunday, May 8th
3:15 pm
As we wrap up our last game of the weekend, the 16U Championship, we will close the live blog. For all of our winners and champions in every division, be sure to check us out on social media via Twitter and Instagram. Thank you to all participating teams, coaches, and parents for competing! Now everyone enjoy the rest of your Mother’s Day!!

3:10 pm
Champions being crowned

2:07 pm
7 championship games all starting up now! Excitement to be had all over!

2:05 pm
Highlights from yesterday’s NYC Jayhawks action

1:28 pm
Championship games a half hour away. Catch up with some recaps here:

Lots of talent on display in 16U

Day 1 Players who Impressed

New England’s Best Impress on Day 1

New York Teams Make a Statement in Providence

12:55 pm
Mass Rivals await the winner of USAD vs NY Ionians thanks to the play of Azar Swain

12:04 pm
Just 2 hours until 7 championship games tip!

11:05 am
Mass Rivals 16s are going to need Tanahj Pittway to step up if they want to advance to the Finals

10:26 am
Our 14U Final Four is set, who do you like?!

10:09 am
One final set already

9:57 am
Guard play big this morning in 17U Elite Eights

9:18 am
Get up for Championship Sunday!

Rise up on championship Sunday #Providence #HGJamFest S/o to @brandondorfphotography for the photo

A photo posted by Hoop Group (@hoopgroup) on

8:27 am
Not a bad way to start the morning, 16U Elite Eight games underway! Sports U, DC Blue Devils (NH), Mass Rivals, New England Playaz all among teams in action….not too shabby!

8:03 am
Back in the gym for one last day here in Providence! As the action tips off, we want to wish a happy Mother’s Day to all the basketball moms out there! Thank you for your endless support, countless trips, and everything in between! This day is for you.
PRuvJN9A

Saturday, May 7th
10:38 pm
And that ends Day 1 of the Providence Jam Fest! What a day of basketball; the talent level was through the roof, and will only get better tomorrow! Full coverage can be found on Twitter! We will see you tomorrow!

9:56 pm
Great day! Teams getting better and learning, but most importantly, having fun!


9:21 pm

8:53 pm

8:35 pm
Castle Athletics having a good day in all age groups

8:03 pm
We’ll just leave this here…

7:35 pm
It was a thrilling one between Wayne PAL and South Jersey Jazz. In the end a last second shot helps PAL prevail!


6:40 pm
17U New England Playaz are a favorite this weekend. Davidson bound Kellan Grady is a big reason why. Will be a future star for the Wildcats

Davidson commit Kellan Grady leads the New England Playaz into action in Providence. #HGJamFest

A photo posted by Hoop Group (@hoopgroup) on

6:12 pm
Hot start for the NY Gauchos!

5:15 pm


4:47 pm
Our younger ages putting on a show over at Roger Williams University! 11U-15U action all day long!

4:09 pm
Over 30 D2 & D3 schools, as well as many scouting services, like ESPN, are here watching talent!

Exposure never stops at the Hoop Group. Over 30 D2 & D3 coaches recruiting today at the Providence #HGJamFest

A photo posted by Hoop Group (@hoopgroup) on

3:44 pm
New England Playaz turn a 1 point halftime lead into an 11 point win in their 14U game

2:53 pm
Hot starts all around for NJ Shoreshots-Pooley. Everyone getting in on the scoring, they now lead 34-10 in the first half

2:09 pm
A lot of star power here this weekend. Putnam Science’s Eric Ayala is just one of the many players here who has Division 1 offers. 11 schools offered the 2018, and surely more on its way.
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1:36 pm
Heard the name East Coast Power a lot this Spring. Their 14U bunch is moving on here on Day 1

1:12 pm

12:37 pm
Highlights coming early and often to start the morning!


11:51 am
No D1s, no problem! A lot of coaches still here recruiting this weekend. Springfield (MA) just one of the many

11:26 am
View from our first sets of games at Rhode Island College….

10:57 am
It’s easy to be excited for this weekend, look at all the talented teams competing! Dead recruiting periods are for challenging your programs, and the Hoop Group is the best place for competition!

10:07 am
As with most Jam Fest Tournaments, there was a lot of excitement heading into this weekend:

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