2013 Summer Jam Fest: Day Two Top Performers

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A full day of basketball featured some great moments and even greater performances. Here’s some of the players that stepped their game up on the second day of the 2013 Summer Jam Fest:

Evan Martin | Toms River North (N.J.) HS | 5-10 | 2015 | Team Boss 16U
Despite a wrist injury that limited his time in the second half, Martin was able to make a comeback and provide a missing spark of energy that his team needed.

Shakir Brown | Action Academy (Ga.) | 6-6 | 2012 | Threat 220 (Md.)
Brown was an unstoppable force early on Saturday, scoring a game-high 37 points in a close matchup against Virginia Elite.

Mike Auger | New Hampton Prep (Mass.) | 6-6 | 2014 | Mass Rivals
With standout forward Goodluck Okonoboh sitting out the first game, Auger took advantage of his opportunities on the court. The 6-foot-6 forward scored a game-high 23 points in a double-digit victory for Mass. Rivals.

Tyonne Malone | Williston Northampton (Mass.) School | 6-4 | 2016 | Expressions Elite EYBL 16U
In a blowout game, Malone had the hot hand with a big 18 point performance. The effort put forth by Malone and the rest of the team ended the game early by way of mercy rule, a 63-26 victory for Expressions Elite EYBL.

Donte Divincenzo | Salesianum (Del.) School | 6-3 | 2015 | Team Final Black 16U
The 2015 guard could do no wrong against Team F.O.E., scoring 23 points while showing off some nice handles and great court vision. Divincenzo also picked up a scholarship offer from St. Joseph’s (Pa.), his fifth so far.

Sean Lloyd | The Haverford School (Pa.) | 6-4 | 2015 | Team Philly 16U
The Team Philly 16U squad came up double-digit victors against Crusader Nation (Md.), with Lloyd ending up the top scorer with 18 points. The 2015 guard used an array of inside and outside shots to help his team into the 16U quarterfinals.

Mike Bourke | The Hun School (N.J.) | 6-4 | 2014 | New Heights (N.Y.)
Bourke was on fire against the DeJuan Blair All-Stars (Pa.), scoring 33 points overall and 21 from beyond the arc.

Mike Holloway |Schalick (N.J.) High School | 6-6 | 2015 | Philadelphia Ballhawks
The big man was a presence in each game of the day but stood out early with a 27-point effort at Cabrini College. In his other two games of the day Holloway went for 20 and 16 respectively and grabbed 10 rebounds in each.

Jamal Allen | Lincoln Sudbury (Mass.) High School | 5-9 | 2016 | 15u Shooting Stars (Mass.)
Allen scored 24 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds, as the Shooting Stars topped the New Jersey Roadrunners 57-55.

Shawndale Jones | North Hills (Pa.) High School | 6-3 | 2016 | 15u BSA (Pa.)
Jones’ 18 points led all scorers in BSA’s 62-53 Sweet 16 win over Baltimore Elite.

Ryan Daly | Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) | 6-3 | 2016 | 15u Jersey Shore (Pa.) Warriors
Despite Jersey Shore coming up short in a Sweet 16 loss to Mass Rivals, Daly’s 22-point effort should not be overlooked.

Ray Montilus | St. Anthony’s (N.J.) | 6-1 | 2016 | 15u Jersey City (N.J.) Boys Club
Montilus continued his strong play in the tournament with an 18-point effort to lead his Jersey City squad to a 61-53 win over New Heights (N.Y.).

Semaj Motely | Academy of the New Church (Pa.) | 5-9 | 2016 | 16u Vipers (Pa.)
Controlling the point, the offense ran through Motely and his 14 points, along with his on court leadership, helped the Vipers top the Philadelphia Ballhawks 62-61 on the second day of the Summer Jam Fest.

Najee Larcher | Xaverian (N.Y.) High School | 6-8 | 2016 | 15u New Heights (N.Y.)
Playing well on both ends of the floor, Larcher’s 19-point effort set the tone in New Heights’ 71-44 win over Castle Athletics (N.Y.). Later in the evening, Larcher tallied 11 points in New Heights’ 61-53 loss to the Jersey City (N.J.) Boys Club.

Robert Gordon | Columbia (N.J.) High School | 5-11 | 2014 | 17u King Street Kings (N.J.)
Gordon was a scoring threat from everywhere on the floor as he netted 18 points in a mid-afternoon 70-59 win over Cavemen Renzi (Pa.)

Saul Phiri | Haverhill (Mass.) High School | 6-3 | 2016 | 15u Mass Rivals
Came up big in Mass Rivals 57-41 Sweet 16 win over Jersey Shore (Pa.) Warriors by scoring 15 points.
2015 SJ Cyclones 6’2 PG Keith Braxton Jr (Delsea High School) – Braxton Jr is an athletic guard who showed the ability to slide over to the PG slot. He’s unselfish, has great vision, and makes plays all over the court on both ends.

Ian Sistare | Northfield Mt. Hermon (Mass.) School | 6-3 | 2016 | RI Hawks
Sistare is one of the best shoters here and proved it by knocking down three 3-pointers in the second half vs Expressions Elite. He also has good enough athleticism and toughness to finish inside.

A.J. Brodeur | Northfield Mt. Hermon (Mass.) School | 6-8 | 2016 | RI Hawks
Brodeur recently reclassed to the class of 2016 and should have a host of offers by the time he is a senior. He is very skilled in the post and is also able to face up and knock down shots.

Jordan Washington | Pathways (N.Y.) High School | 6-8 | 2014 | New Heights (N.Y.)
Washington looks like a football player at times out there, showing tremendous coordination and athleticism for his size. He can bang down low, finish above the rim, hit mid-range jumpers, and run the court.

Andrew Robinson | Springbrook (Md.) High School | 6-5 | 2014 | DC Warriors
Robinson did a great job of running out ahead of the defense and getting set up behind the arc. He hit five 3s in the game and showed fight on the defensive end.

Jule Brown | Lower Marion (Pa.) High School | 6-6 | 2015 | Jersey Shore Warriors 16U
Brown is an undersized big man making the transition to the perimeter and is showing a lot of progress. He has a high BBIQ, knocked down a three, and handles the ball well in transition.

Johnnie Shuler | Theodore Roosevelt (Md.) | 6-0 | 2014 | DC Warriors
Shuler had a strong second half against Team Sizzle and had no problem breaking their pressure. He excels in the transition game and has flashy playmaking ability.

Devin Smith | Randallstown (Md.) | 6-4 | 2014 | Team Sizzle (Md.)
Smith is a big time leaper with a strong frame and really causes havoc in Sizzle’s press. He can contribute scoring the ball too – as he led the team with 17 points in their second game of the day.

Steffen Davis | The Maret School (D.C.) | 6-0 | 2014 | Mid Atlantic Select (Md.)
Davis has been riding a hot streak all weekend, which is pretty typical for him. He’s an undersized scoring guard with a quick, deadly trigger from long range.

Andrew Kaufmann | The River School (Mass.) | 6’4 | 2014 | Boston Elite
Andrew Kaufmann wasn’t the go-to scorer for Boston Elite today, but he stepped up when his team needed him most. With two seconds left and down a single point, Andrew stepped up and hit both clutch free throws and helped Boston Elite advance into the round of 16.

Shalik Law | William Flemming (Va.) | 6’0 | 2014 | Virginia Warriors
Shalik was simply on fire today! Inside, outside, he could score from wherever. In his afternoon game, Law went for 38 point against the NJ Shoreshots in a ten point victory. No team had an answer for Law, as he scored more than half his team’s points on the day.

Nolan Gerald | New Hope Christian Academy (N.C.) | 6’2 | 2015 | Team Phoenix
Nolan was another silent hero today. He wasn’t the main guy on offense, but stepped up when his team needed the big shot. In a tie game with the Philly Ballhawks, Team Phoenix decided to kick to Gerald in the corner, who knocked down the game winning three pointer with just a second left!

Dominique Williams | Believe Prep (N.Y.) | 6’6 | 2014 | NYC Jayhawks
Dominique was fantastic today,! In his first game, he scored 25 points and helped his team to a victory, and followed that with a 22 point performance against Mass Rivals to advance to the Round of 8. Williams was unstoppable, getting to the rim with ease day long!

Devonte Banner | Mount Vernon (N.Y.) | 6’1 | 2014 | Frenji
Banner was another one of our guys who stepped up today in a clutch moment. Down a point with 7 seconds remaining, Banner drover down the lane, got slammed to the ground, and made the game winning layup anyway! It was a great example of finishing through the contact!

Taquan Givens | Mott Haven (N.Y.) | 5’10 | 2014 | Gauchos 2
Taquan did do some scoring today, but his biggest impact came from the defensive side of the ball. In overtime, down two points, Givens forced a ten second backcourt violation, and tied the game with free throws. He would go on to force two more turnovers and help his team win with great D!

The following all contributed to the list above:
Peter Febbraro @pfebbraro
Andrew Koob @AndrewKoob
Colin Washington @CabWashington
Jake Brahney @JakerBaker58
Josh Stirn @Josh_Stirn