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Posted On: 04/29/17 8:12 AM
One of the biggest April live period events has officially started, and it couldn’t have gotten off to a better start! The Hoop Group Pitt JamFest features 36 courts under one roof, and over 475 teams from across the country competing in front of hundreds of college coaches. In the first day there were four game sets, but plenty of local guys wasted no time getting started. Here’s 5 standouts from day one of the Pitt JamFest.
Matt Urbach | Team Takeover Orange 17U
Talk about starting the day off with a bang, Urbach was huge in TTO’s opening win over a talented Loaded 757 group. He came out hot hitting three three-pointers in the first half, and continued the hot shooting as he finished with 21 points on five three’s by game end. The shooter also showed improvement attacking closeouts and finishing at the basket.
Jordan Miller | D1SA Spartans 17U
Miller had a huge weekend at Spring JamFest at Spooky Nook last weekend, and he continued that strong play in his first two games of the day. In their win over Bridge City, Miller was both productive and efficient, finishing with 24 points while also playing unselfish. The Virginia 4A State Player of the Year will likely have a sea of D1 coaches following him the rest of the weekend.
Josh Cornish | Team Melo Red 17U
Cornish showed what it is he does best, and that’s create his own shot and fill it up! He finished with an easy 22 points in their blowout win over Michigan Titans, and it was the way that he did that was impressive. He scored from all three levels, played both on and off the basketball efficiently and was relentless getting to the basket and getting to the line. His ability to score it should have coaches flocking to his games later this weekend.
Rahim Jenkins | River City Reign 17U
Despite a tough start to the new HGSL, Jenkins has started to make a name for himself as the live periods continue. He’s scored in double digits five of the six games so far, and he had an impressive 24 point game including five three-pointers in their close loss to SBA. His ability to score it from all three levels with the ball in his hands has been nothing short of special so far this summer.
Dereon Seabron | Team Loaded 757 17U
Seabron has to be one of the most intriguing prospects here, and that’s why there’s been close to 20 division one coaches at the two Loaded 757 games. At 6’5”, he can create his own shot and score it in a number of different ways. He had games of 14 and 12 points yesterday, and if he improves throughout the weekend like he typically does he’ll likely see more offers come in.