Posted On: 05/17/19 9:53 PM

HAMPTON, VA -- In previous years, players who perform well at Southern Jam Fest are usually in line to break out in the summer. This is true especially at the 17U level, which was my main focus for the opening night of this loaded tournament. Below is a quick rundown of five players who stood out during my time in the gym. 

ANDRE BOTTOMS | 6'1 G  | TEAM PUSH/OSCAR SMITH '20

Andre Bottoms was easily of the better true point guards I saw today. He's a reliable playmaker with great feel and will pick his man up full court on the other end. Bottoms handled it well and showed good paint-getting ability to go along with some crafty finishes. He also knocked down one spot up three from the corner.

JAYSHAUN FREEMAN | 6'1 G | TEAM BBC/KENT COUNTY '20

One thing I noticed about JayShaun Freeman is tonight is that he can score in bunches. Freeman does a nice job of mixing it up on offense. He is a threat to knock down the three ball but can also attack the rim in transition and pull up on a dime from mid range where he's also comfortable hitting

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