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2012 NY2LA UNDER ARMOUR SUMMER JAM RECAP – PART III
By N.D. Kendrick
Mequon, WI – Friday was filled with overtime games and wild action at the NY2LA Under Armour Summer Jam. NBE was on hand to witness some fantastic action and more stellar play. Provided is who stood out the most.
Top Performer of the Day
Derek Griffin (Houston Defenders 17s) – The Texas A&M football commit was the star amongst stars on Friday. Despite not putting up jaw-dropping numbers, Griffin was the definitely the most noticeable player. He had at least 5 highlight film dunks and raised his hand for an alley-oop on just about every possession. He may not every play a minute of college basketball but if he did ever decide to lace up his sneakers on the hardwood, he would be one of the more exciting forward prospects to play in some time. He is a shot blocking, rebound snagging specialist. He does not understand what he can do on the court and is offensive package is limited to lobs and putbacks. Despite his limited offensive arsenal, the kid is an amazing watch.
Top Sleeper Performer
Jared Brownridge (Illinois Wolves 17s) – Brownridge decided to ball out today. He came out on fire making three straight long distance triples and continued that play throughout the game. He finished the game with a game high 24 points including 6 triples. He’s capable of moving into his shot from deep range and hitting pull-ups. If the defense collapses on him, he’s capable of finding his teammates for easy scores.
More Impressive Performers
Rysheed Jordan (Philly Pride 17s) – Jordan showed why most of the Big 5 schools are after him heavy. He was able to use his quick first step to blow by anyone attempting to check him. His bounce is nice. He can shoot from distance but his specialty is driving right and finishing through contact. Jordan has the ability to guard both the 1 and the 2 position.
Nick Fuller (Wisconsin Swing 17s) – Fuller put on a show against Urban DFW and was the main reason they were able to knock of the Jordan Mickey lead team. Fuller was able to make open shots from the baseline frequently and was able to use a quick pump fake and take his defender to the rack. He is somewhat limited when driving left but he is solid from the free throw line and draws contact on drives.
Riley Dearring (Net Gain 17s) – The newest Wisconsin commit has a feathery, smooth skill set. He was able to score in sets or in transition. He is never in a rush and his shot selection is as good as it gets for a scorer. He is long on the 2 guard spot, which allows him to rush passing lanes and get steals with his off hand.
Romelo Trimble (D.C. Assault 16s) – Complete combo guard is the best explanation of his game. He has an impressive frame, great quickness and has a second speed that he uses frequently. He changes direction very quick and in control. In addition to his skill and athletic prowess, he displays very good leadership skills and is willing to take the big shot.
Dalton Franken (Kingdom Hoops Elite) – Did not know much about this kid coming in but at 6-foot-5 he can handle the ball well and has a quick release with nice lift on his jump shot. He understands where to be on the floor as he was often in position to get offensive rebounds and quick put-backs.
Deamontre Jefferson (Milwaukee Running Rebels) – He is a firecracker but he can play and he plays with passion at all times. It is hard not to notice a 5-foot-7 kid when he is sprinting up and down the floor and hitting the deck on every drive. If he can control his temper when calls don’t go his way, he has a chance to play a role on a college team.
Josh Brown (Sports U) – The lefty has a great basketball IQ and an even better basketball body. Long arms and quick feet. Right now he is a combo guard that can play point if need be but we like him better off the ball coming off screens for open looks. With a hand in his face he seems to be more apt to make buckets. He is an unreal clutch performer.
Chukwuma Ogabodo (Team Loaded) – He did a good job matching up with stronger post players. He is a talker on the floor that uses his words to motivate his play. Emotions can get the best of him so he’s got to work on keeping an even keel and he’s guilty of not bringing “it” all the time. Hitting the glass is his best attribute at this stage. He is very raw but is worthy of keeping an eye on how he progresses.
Tory Miler, a 2013 prospect from Lee’s Summit (MO), mentioned offers from Colorado State, Nebraska and Minnesota. He plans on visiting Minnesota in August.
Josh Brown, a 2013 prospect from St. Anthony (NJ), mentioned offers from Penn State, Temple, to where he was once a verbal commitment to, Gonzaga, Richmond, Providence, Nebraska, Rhode Island and St. Joe’s.
We have been tracking the college coaches in attendance this week, Friday we spotted: Tom Crean (Indiana), Phil Martelli (Saint Joseph’s), Matt Painter (Purdue), Fred Hoiberg (Iowa State), Fran McCaffrey (Iowa), Drexel, Davidson, Duquesne, Richmond, Washington State, Old Dominion, UAB, Auburn, Brown, Yale, BYU, Colgate, Michigan, Louisville, Butler, Arkansas, Memphis, Penn State, Georgia State, Murray State, Northwestern, George Mason, Stony Brook and Stanford.
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