Summer Jam Fest LIVE Blog

One tournament ends and another begins. Just as Summer Classic East was put to bed, Summer Jam Fest woke up roaring and ready to go. At 3 pm Friday, AAU teams ages 14, 15, 16 and 17 will be coming in and competing for a chance to become Summer Jam Fest champions. Stay will us as we provide coverage and updates for all teams involved on all 22 courts here in Spooky Nook.

Sunday July 20: DAY 3

4:30 pm
We’re all set here in Manheim. Congratulations to all 4 of our champions! A lot of praise and recognition is deserved after coming out on top of a tough bracket this weekend. For full recaps and coverage of this weekend, be sure to check out Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the Blog section of our website. Also, be on the look out for mix-tapes on our new Youtube channel. We’ll be back at Albright this week for Elite Camp session 2 and then in Neptune for Buzzer Beater Classic next weekend.

4:22 pm
And that’s a wrap! Our last 2 winners are crowned. Congratulations to 15U DC Thunder and 17U Expressions Elite (pictured below)

4:03 pm
Expressions creating separation.

3:38 pm
2 more close games. What an extraordinary championship match ups it has been!

3:26 pm
Our last 2 championships of the weekend:

3:01 pm
2 champions crowned! 14U Baltimore Elite edged out Team Felton and 16U DC Thunder beat Burlington ISBA! DC Thunder (pictured below) are your Summer Classic East and Summer Jam Fest Champs!

2:31 pm
2 good championship games going on right now, 2 more still remain.



2:08 pm
17U Final set…Expressions Elite vs. ICC Truth

1:49 pm
Few guys stepping up on the big stage that is Final Four action…



1:14 pm
ICC Truth has had a great run to the semifinals, and they are still going, giving the Middlesex Magic everything they got.


12:56 pm
And now our 16U Final is set as well: DC Thunder back in the championship vs. Burlington ISBA.

12:54 pm
14U Final is set. Team Felton will face Baltimore Elite at 1:45 for the championship!

12:32 pm
Pictures from yesterday are up on Facebook! Be sure to check them out.

11:45 am
As the 16U and 14U Final Fours get under way, your 17U and 15U Final Four is now set.



11:29 am
DC Warriors vs. Middlesex Magic may have been the game of the weekend so far. An awesome ending and very competitive.

11:11 am
Battle between Expressions Elite and PK Flash just heated up. Both teams fighting to advance to the Final Four.


11:03 am
Defending Summer Classic East champs Middlesex Magic have their hands full with the DC Warriors. Hoop Heaven Elite and ICC Truth also in a tight game in the 2nd. Sit tight.


10:45 pm
Speaking of repeats, Middlesex Magic 17U are playing right now versus DC Warriors. Two Magic players, Jackson Donahue and AJ Brodeur made our list of players who performed well on Saturday. See the full list here.

10:19 am
16U Final Four is set:


10:02 am
16U DC Thunder having a strong showing this week. 3 days ago they won our Summer Classic East championship and now are headed to the Final Four for Summer Jam Fest! Can they make it two in a row?

9:10 am
We’re up and ready to go for championship Sunday here at Spooky Nook. Playoff action starts today with 16U Elite Eight games.


Saturday July 19: DAY 2

10:38 pm
Day two is in the books and we have 3 Elite Eights and 1 Final Four set for tomorrow. Lot of basketball to look forward to! Don’t forget to check our twitter feed for full recaps of the day. See you all tomorrow!

10:01 pm
Summer Classic East Champs Middlesex Magic getting contributions from a number of guys. No surprise seeing them back in the ELite Eight.



9:27 pm
Your 16U Elite Eight is set: DC Thunder vs. VA Elite, House of Sports vs. Jersey Shore Warriors (PA), Burlington ISBA vs. Hihh Rise Team Up and Expressions Elite vs. BC Eagles. Games start tomorrow at 9 am. Don’t miss any of the action!

9:20 pm
More 17u games going on. Saving some of the best for last today.



8:03 pm
Two guys stepping up for their teams in crucial games right now.



7:21 pm
PK Flash advance to the Elite Eight and will face Expressions Elite tomorrow morning.


6:49 pm
16U House of Sports won a close one versus Team Philly; they overcame a 10 point game deficit and won 68-62 in an awesome game. They advance!

6:40 pm
Been a solid weekend of basketball for Isaiah Lamb, coaches should take notes.


6:02 pm
Our 17U Sweet 16 is set. Expressions Elite, NJ Got Game, NYC Jayhawks, PK Flash, NY Blazers, Syracuse Select, High Rise Team Up, Baltimore Elite, ICC Truth, Middlesex Magic, House of Sports, Hoop Heaven Elite, Team PA, Stamford Peace and DC Warriors all still alive to become champs. Sweet 16 action starting now! –@JN_Albano

5:01 pm
It’s been a great weekend so far for JB Hoops. 3 straight wins has them in the sweet 16. Can they keep the streak rolling?


4:39 pm
This place is crowded right now! Great environment for players to play in.

3:58 pm
14U action underway now and all 4 brackets are firing on all cylinders!


3:31 pm
Great match up coming up soon. Can’t wait.


2:54 pm
Basketball is everywhere!


2:24 pm
3 players from Alexandria Kings had themselves a day today. John Trey Pride had 16 points and 9 assists, Jared Clipper had 8 points and 12 rebounds and John Upkama has 14 points and 14 boards in their win earlier. All 3 players already have interest from some schools and drew more this afternoon. Great day to be a King.

The Shoreshots and PK Flash (PA) are in a heated back-and-forth affair with just under six minutes left to play. Who will step up to be the hero and lead their team into the 17U Elite 8?

Despite a 23-point performance from Nate Sestina, NJ Got Game 17U was able to whittle down their deficit and walk out with a 66-61 victory. That sets up a much anticipated matchup with Expressions Elite, who took a double-digit victory against Force 1. NJ Got Game and Expressions Elite will meet at 5:20 today on Court 1. Be there!

BSA Select is trying to put NJ Got Game into the consolation brackets. With six minutes left, can they extend their winning streak into the Elite 8?

11:57 am There’s a reason Expressions Elite forward Aaron Falzon has plenty of Divison I coaches watching him right now. His three at the end of the first half gives Expressions a little breathing room against Force 1 as they lead 28-23 at the break.

11:07 am Team Jersey has had an uphill battle much of the way, but have found a way to take a lead late. Can they hold on?

10:54 am Tons of close games early. Lot of good match ups between teams have fans enjoying their Saturday morning. 10:03 am Flashback to Friday and see who some of our top performers from last night were here>> 9:38 am House of Sports 16U having a strong showing thus far. Peter Kiss and Emmanuel Chukwu making plays for them as they lead a younger 15U Team Final squad playing up.

9:15 am Great match up between Team Pennsylvania and NYC Jayhawks to start the morning. Scoring coming early so far. 9:02 am Back at it for day 2 here at Spooky. Starting our day with some 16U action, featuring teams such as DC Thunder, NYC Jayhawks, Team PA and the 15U Team Final and Expressions squads, to name a few. Get ready for an action packed day of basketball! Friday, July 18: DAY 1 10:51 pm We’re all wrapped up here in Spooky for Day 1. For full coverage, pictures and more check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 10:36 pm We have uploaded some of our pictures from today onto our Facebook page. Be sure to check them out!

10:12 pm
Two things you know Wayne PAL will always do: play a very structured game and bring great jerseys.

9:47 pm
BC Eagles seal the deal. One game set left on the day.


9:13 pm
Summer Classsic East champs, the Middlesex Magic, set to start their Summer Jam run now.


8:39 pm
NJ Got Game was pushed to the limit by HC Dream Team, but 2 clutch free throws late by Corey Tate helped them hang on. They will advance.

8:16 pm
PA Renegades were a final four team in Summer Classic East, can they do the same this weekend?


7:43 pm
2 teams who are a threat to win it all in the 17U bracket are playing right now. They are Expressions Elite and NJ Roadrunners. 2 very well-coached and established programs and they look good so far. –@TheHoopGroup

7:19 pm
Tough to pack a house in this giant facility, but we’re doing a pretty good job so far!

6:58 pm
Big game drawing a lot of coaches.


6:03 pm
Couple more guys having good games



4:31 pm
Wild games already here in Spooky! Overtimes and buzzer beaters in our first game set.


4:03 pm
Don’t forget to follow along on Twitter for full coverage using the hashtag #HGJamfest


3:44 pm
Already so big time performers in our first game set, playing against one another!



3:11 pm
Big shout out to Spooky Nook Sports for their tremendous facility. 22 courts under one roof, makes running such a big tournament easier!

3:00 pm
And we are underway! First game sets have started and we cannot wait to see what this weekend haas in store for us. 4 age divisions, 22 courts, let’s get it started. –@TheHoopGroup

2:31 pm
Are you ready? Less than a half hour away from the tip of Summer Jam Fest!

One hour until #Summer Jam Fest tips off here in Manheim. #HGJamfest

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