2016 Spring Jam Fest Day 1 Top Performers

Franics Uzroh

Day one of the Spring Jam Fest was just a small preview of what is in store for the weekend at Spooky Nook. Here are some players who showed off their great talents on Friday night:

Johnathan McGriff | 2019 | Bishop McNamara HS (MD)
Johnathan is confident and very quick off the bounce. He is a confident and highly skilled ball handler who displayed the ability to pull up on a dime and shoot. He scored 15 points in a win for his team.

Jamel Melvin | 2019 | DeMatha HS (MD)
Jamel did a great job running the floor and establishing position on the low block. He demonstrated quick reactions to the ball, and crashed the boards aggressively. He also used his length to contest shots.

Dominic Dunn | 2018 | Camden Catholic High School (NJ)
Dominic exhibited good range on his perimeter jump shot. He was deceptive, and utilized several head fakes which resulted in strong drive and kicks to find open teammates. He also set good, hard screens.

Kevin Samuel | 2017 | St. Thomas Episcopal (TX)
Washington, Arkansas and UConn were in the house to watch Kevin Samuel play, and for good reason. The 6’9 center is undoubtedly a high major talent. He has bounce and athleticism that makes him a terror in the paint and on the glass. He can clean up and finish around the rim well, too. Expect more high major schools to take a look.

Ryan Young | 2018 | Bethlehem Catholic High School (PA)
Ryan was consistently aggressive, particularly on the glass. He used his strong hands to control the ball effectively when he rebounded the ball. He actively contested shots.

Francis Uzroh | 2017 | Cushing Academy (MA)
Playing a bit undersized in the post at 6’6, Francis has many qualities you want in a post man. He rebounds the ball like he’s 6’8, and is especially effective on the offensive glass. He’s also patient in the post with the ball; he has great vision and can find cutters and kick outs when double teams come his way.

Antonio Warner | 2018 | Stonewall Jackson (VA)
Antonio is a good athlete who applies tremendous pressure on the ball defensively. He has strong hands, quick feet, and great instincts.

Tshiefu Ngalakulondi | 2017 | Proctor Academy (NH)
Thief showed off a shooting ability last night, and helped DC Blue Devils (NH) look like the powerhouse program that they are. A 6’7 athletic small forward, the emergence of Ngalakulondi’s stroke will surely guarantee he leaves the live period with more than the 9 offers he already holds.

Anthony Picott | 2017 | Hampton Roads Academy (VA)
Anthony excelled in the open court, where he filled the lanes correctly and finished strong at the basket. He exhibits good versatility defensively as a result of his length, high work rate, and quickness.

Brandon Mitchell | 2017 | Salem High School (VA)
Brandon has good length, mobility, and athleticism, which allowed him to grab a few rebounds out of his area. He exhibited a strong work ethic defensively, and good timing when protecting the rim.

Anthony Scafide | 2017 | Georgetown Prep (MD)
Anthony is a dead-eye shooter. He moves well off the ball, and is very efficient from the catch where he exhibits a very quick release.

O’Shane Taylor-Douglas | 2017 | Vaughn Secondary (CAN)
O’Shane has great length at the guard spot, length he used to grab offensive rebounds and finish over smaller guards. He’s got an eye for getting into the paint thanks to his quick first step. Despite an early loss for Canada Elite, O’Shane showed off his skill set.

Edwin Ebube | 2017 | Episcopal (VA)
Ebube displayed very nice footwork on the low block. He was alert in help side defense, where his heady positioning resulted in several altered shots. He used a strong drop step in the post against smaller defenders.

Grant Robinson |2017 | Potomac School (VA)
Grant is a tenacious perimeter defender who uses his length and quickness to disrupt plays. He mixed it up nicely offensively, where he showed the ability to catch and shoot, or pull up from the dribble.

Gabe Stefanini | 2017 | Bergen Catholic (NJ)
Gabe has great size for the point guard position. At 6’3, he adds a rebounding presence for the New Jersey Shoreshots. However, his strength yesterday was scoring the basketball. Stefanini uses his size to his advantage, putting his head down and getting into the lane. When he does that, he possesses great finishing ability around the hoop.

Dom Fragala | 2017 | John Champe (VA)
Dom demonstrated the ability to score it in bunches, particularly from beyond the arc. He exhibits a good skill set to go along with a nice feel for the game.

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