Spring Jam Fest: Friday’s Top Performers

Hoop Group’s Spring Jam Fest got off to a great start with plenty of talented 17U and 16U on hand. With it being the first live period plenty of coaches came by to view some of the players being showcased. Here is a look at ten players that impressed at on the first night at The Spring Jam Fest:

Brandon Childress (’16 PG/Karolina Diamonds, NC)

The Wake Forest commit looked very impressive as he made plenty of threes to open up tournament play. With his smooth stroke and quickness he proved why the Deamon Deacons recruited him so hard. Look for Childress to continue to impact every game he plays in various ways.  He is a fun player to watch and someone to keep an eye on for the rest of the Spring Jam Fest.

Ty Graves (’16 PG/Karolina Diamonds, NC)

Boston College commit was another guard that impressed with his shot making ability. Boston College Head Coach Jim Christian was on hand to check out his first game. He was very poised throughout the game and helps make the Karolina Diamonds as dominant as they are.

Brandon Anderson (’16 PG/NJ Roadrunners, NJ)

Anderson lived up to expectations in his first game as he did a great job at scoring in bunches as well as getting his teammates involved. Anderson had a great high school season at Don Bosco Prep and by the looks of it is carrying that success into AAU season.

Ron Alston (’16 SF/VA Elite, VA)

The 6’6″ small forward had a great first and was a big reason why VA Elite won by a big margin in their first game. Alston uses his length to his advantage and is smooth in the lane. Look for plenty of Division One Schools to be after him once this weekend concludes.

Austin Harriot (’16 SG/NJ Shoreshots Pooley, NJ)

Harriot is by no means is easy to stop on offense. With his strength and finishing ability he stands out from the pack and will help NJ ShoreShots Pooley a great deal. He takes smaller guards downlow in the post and drives past bigger defenders on the perimeter. He is definitely someone to watch as the Spring Jam Fest progresses.

Brendan Barry (’16 PG/NJ Shoreshots Pooley, NJ)

Brendan Barry had a great high school season at Rumson High School in New Jersey. Barry can score in bunches and displayed a bit of that last night by finishing with 14 points. He simply doesn’t turn the ball over no matter how much pressure is on him. There are many qualities to his game that make him the impressive prospect that he is.

Jahaad Proctor (’15 SG/The City, NY)

Proctor started off his Spring Jam Fest on an impressive note with 13 points. Proctor was being watched by plenty of Division One coaches and it wouldn’t come as a surprise if he leaves this weekend with an offer.

Maliek White (’16 PG/River City Reign, VA)

Maliek White is one of the talented prospects we saw Friday night. White is very explosive and has a great deal of athleticism. River City Reign is a talented team and White is a big reason why.

Khalil Richard (’16 PG/Maryland 3D White, MD)

Khalil Richard has a knack for getting to the rim with his strength and toughness. Maryland 3D White came away with a victory against Jersey Force largely due to the play of Richard. Look for him to put up big numbers today and tomorrow.

Pat Andree (’16 PF/Jersey Shore Warriors, NJ)

Andree is an incredible shot maker and showed that off Friday night. Christian Brothers Academy had a great year and he was a huge part of that success. This year Jersey Shore Warriors will look to Andree to lead their very talented team.

Alex Sorenson (’16 SG/Game 7 Elite, NY)

Alex was one of the better shooters who played over the weekend. He has the size, strength and shooting ability of a D1 prospect. He had multiple games where he produced a high scoring output, including one game where he dropped 32 and made 8 three-pointers to help his team grab a come from behind win.

Here is just a list of ten players that stood out on Friday. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the tournament on Hoop Group’s Twitter Page @TheHoopGroup.

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