Warriors Jam Fest: MVP and Top Performances

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Posted On: 05/8/18 11:43 AM

The Warrior Jam Fest was filled with competitive match ups and excellent talent. At all the events sites, there were players having big games and huge weekends. At the Warrior Jam Fest, there were six players in particular who made a statement. We’ll look at  5 Top Performers and an MVP.

TOP PERFORMERS:

Omar Ziegler (2021, G/F, Michigan Playmakers 15u / Detroit King)

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Ziegler was simply fun to watch last weekend. He finished at the bucket with authority and also showed off a solid jumper. If Ziegler continues to play like this, he’s in for a breakout summer.

Kabir Bergin (2020, F, AABA 16u / Skyline)

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Bergin just looked so fundamentally sound at the Warrior Jam Fest. He showed the ability to score from the post and the perimeter. Bergin was also solid on the glass.

Tyson Acuff (2020, PG, Reach 16u / Detroit Cass Tech)

Cass Tech’s Tyson Acuff

Acuff was one of the toughest players physically at the Warriors Jam Fest. He’s a very aggressive lead guard who was at his best when attacking the basket. Acuff finished well and found open teammates off the dribble drive.

Deondre Bonaparte (2019, CG, Downriver Bad Boys 17u / Ecorse)

Deondre Bonaparte

Bonaparte, in his usual fashion, was a leader who contributed in multiple fashions. He averaged 15ppg, 2.5spg, 4.75apg, and 3rpg. Bonaparte showed his ability to finish with either hand and shoot the ball from deep.

Wendell Green Jr. (2020, PG, Michigan Playmakers 17u / Detroit Country Day)

At the Warrior Jam Fest, Green Jr. played with his typical craftiness. He used his handles and shiftiness to create openings and lanes when it looked like none were there. Green’s leadership and willingness to do whatever it takes to win shouldn’t be overlooked. He had 20 points in the 2nd half of the championship game against Reach.

MVP:

Dreyon O’Neal (2019, F, Michigan Playmakers 17u / Old Redford)

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O’Neal was a man on a mission at the Warrior Jam Fest. He showed the ability to physically and athletically dominate smaller players and grind against bigger players. O’Neal was matched up against athletes from 5’10” to 6’10”. He was a rim protector on defense and scored from everywhere on the court on the other end. O’Neal was active on the boards and ran the floor well.