2013 Summer Jam Fest: Day One Top Performers

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The Summer Jam Fest got off to a hot start on Friday, with plenty of big games to get the tournament starting off with a bang. Here’s a few of the players that stood out over the course of Friday’s action:

Sam Light | Northern Lebanon (Pa.) | 5-11 | 2014 | Advanced Hoops (Pa.)
Despite the opening round loss, Light was on fire from the field, scoring 24 points while relying on his mid range and deep game.

Kyle Wilson | Wissahickon (Pa.) HS | 6-1 | 2014 | Team Insane (Pa.)
Wilson was on fire from beyond the arc, as he scored 17 points in the first half, 15 of those coming from long range.

Victonio Pratt | Timbercreek (N.J.) HS | 6-8 | 2014 | South Jersey Blitz Wilson
Pratt had a size advantage against his competition in the first round, and he used that upper hand beautifully, crashing the boards and altering opponents’ shots with his long arms.

Josh Trumpy | Trinity (Pa.) HS | 6-7 | 2014 | South Central Select (Pa.)
Trumpy always seemed to be hustling on the wing to push the tempo. When the big man hit the open floor, he didn’t disappoint with some powerful slams.

Ian Sistare | Dublin (N.H.) School | 6-1 | 2016 | RI Hawks 2015
Showing off in-the-building range, Sistare lit up the stat sheet with a 24 point performance that was a big factor in a double-digit victory for the RI Hawks.

Devon Moore | Delone (Pa.) Catholic HS | 6-3 | 2015 | Jersey Shore Warriors (Pa.)
Using his inside and his outside game, Moore and the Jersey Shore Warriors dismantled their opponent in their Summer Jam Fest opener. The junior was able to drive the lane for layups and nail corner three’s throughout the game.

Kevin Degnan | Pearl River (N.Y.) | 6-8 | 2014 | Team Frenji (Pa.)
In a last-second finish, Degnan and Team Frenji came up just short. But the forward had his way, scoring 23 points off of smooth mid range and deep shots.

Tykwan Gardner | East Guilford (N.C.) HS | 6-8 | 2014 | Team Phoenix (N.C.)
The lanky big man was a force in the paint, using a number of hook shots and smooth low post moves to score 23 points in Team Phoenix’s first Summer Jam Fest game.

Wayne Weir | Samuel Gompers (N.Y.) HS | 6-0 | 2013 | NY Gauchos I
Weir came up big when his team needed it most. The postgrad nailed a three-pointer right at the buzzer that gave the Gauchos a 50-47 victory over the Gym Rats (N.J.)

Samuel Dingba | Salisbury (Conn.) School | 6-8 | 2014 | Westchester Hawks (N.Y.)
Dingba was a defensive presence early in a 57-55 17u win over South Central Select (Pa.). He recorded three blocked shots and two steals and added in seven points in the victory.

Garry Baumer | East Brunswick (N.J.) HS | 5-11 | 2014 | Raritan Roundballers (N.J.)
Baumer netted 21 points, on seven 3-pointers, as the Roundballers defeated FCA Tarheels (Pa.) 68-42 in a 17u game at Competitive Edge. Baumer’s shooting display turned what was a close 36-30 Roundballers lead early in the second half into a rout.

Curtis Cobb | Wilbraham & Monson (Mass.) Academy | 6-4 | 2015 | Mass Rivals
Cobb scored 20 points, nine of which came off of three 3-pointers, as the 17u Rivals topped 3rd Degree (Pa.) 77-50 in the last game of the evening at Competitive Edge.

Josh Hardy | Clarksburg (Md.) HS | 6-3 | 2014 | ATTAC Hoops (Md.)
Hardy made his imprint on the game with his energy, athleticism, and defense. He scored most of his points from transition opportunities, but showed a developing jumper by knocking down a 3-pter as well.

Jared Terrell | Brewster (Mass.) Academy | 6-4 | 2014 | Expressions Elite (Mass.)
Terrell was one of the most impressive of the day, despite only scoring 13 points. He was able to get into the lane at will and made the right decision with the ball each time.

Apronti Jones | Woodrow Wilson (D.C.) HS | 6-3 | 2014 | Team CHAOs
Between his two games, Jones led the way with 46 points but also did a nice job setting up his teammates. He can both guard positions, defend, and is a threat both with his jumper and ability off the dribble.

Kaleb Joseph | Cushing (Mass.) Academy | 6-2 | 2014|  Mass Rivals
Joseph set the tone at the point by scoring 8 points, all in the first half. He did a great job pushing the pace on offense and his defensive ability really changed the game.

Kyle DePollar | The Heights (Md.) | 5-10 | 2015 | Force One 16Us
DePollar’s father is the coach of his team and he plays with the IQ you’d expect from a coach’s son. He can really shoot the ball and understands how to get his shot off.

Dan Kaigler | Bishop Ludden (N.Y.) High School | 6-6 | 2014 | Syracuse Select
Kaigler was impressive from a physical and athletic standpoint. He’s a springy 6’6 forward and was an ideal fit on the wing of Select’s 2-3 zone.

Stewart Wright | Fabius Pompey (N.Y.) | 5-8 | 2014 | Syracuse Select
Wright had a good scoring day (16 points), nearly helping the Select upset Expressions Elite. Wright is a 5’8 guard who finds ways to score and can hit some really tough shots both inside and out.

Ronald Whitaker | Riverdale Baptist (Md.) | 6-0 | 2013 | Threat 220 (Md.)
Whitaker is one of the older players here and he dominated the game just the way he should. He’s a very athletic wing player who had a couple of big time. Whitaker scored 16 points to advance Threat 220 to the second day.

-Contributions from @AndrewKoob, @Josh_Stirn and @pfebbraro 

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