Posted On: 05/26/21 1:42 PM

Every year Hoop Group puts on one of the best events in the country at the Boo Williams Sportsplex called the Southern Jam Fest, but this year it was a little bit different. Some of the best shoe company and independent programs from up and down the east coast came to Southern, including the number one team in the country Team Final featuring the top two players in the country.

There were double digit shoe company teams from all three major circuits, and plenty of other talented teams making it one of the most talented events I’ve ever been to. We will have tons of content from it, starting with part four of the many 17 U standouts, focusing on the PA and NJ areas. 

Emoni Bates | 6’9” WF | Team Final

The top player in the country showed why he’s considered the best high school prospect since LeBron James, and it’s easy to see why many people compare him to Kevin Durant. At 6’9” he’s extremely long and mobile, he can put it on the deck like a guard and has good shift and burst off the bounce

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