Posted On: 05/26/21 5:00 AM

This article aims to highlight the top 10 unheralded stars we saw at Southern Jam Fest. The individuals identified in this piece can all certainly score, but they all did other things that made a difference for their respective teams. 

#10 | Alex Chaikin | 5’11" Guard | 16U Team Loaded 804/Jamestown (VA) ’23

Played an important role for his team as a floor spacer, ball-handler, and facilitator. Didn’t force the issue. Kept the ball moving and made quick, smart decisions. 

#9 | Brock Davis Brock Davis 6'5" | SF Georgetown Day | 2022 State MD | 6’6" Forward | 17U Virginia Elite UA Rise/Georgetown Day (DC) ’22

Gave his team a physical boost with his presence in the frontcourt. Attacked the boards with aggression. Did not shy away from contact in the paint. 

#8 | Rihards Vavers Rihards Vavers 6'6" | SF Archbishop Carroll | 2022 State MD | 6’6" Wing | 17U Team STAT Premier HGSL/Archbishop Carroll (DC) ’22

One of the better shooters at the event. Has a quick release. Fundamentally sound. Plays the game the right way.

#7 | Quinn Clark Quinn Clark 6'6" | SF Gonzaga | 2022 State MD | 6’6" Forward | 17U District Basketball Club/Gonzaga (DC) ’22

An assassin from 15 feet and in. Active on the boards. Earns a lot of free-throw attempts. 

#6 | Brock Davis Brock Davis 6'5" | SF Georgetown Day | 2022 State MD | 6’6" Forward | 17U Virginia Elite UA Rise/Georgetown Day (DC) ’22 Gave his team a physical boost with his presence in the frontcourt. Attacked the boards with aggression. Did not shy away from contact in the paint.  #8 | Rihards Vavers Rihards Vavers 6'6" | SF Archbishop Carroll | 2022 State MD | 6’6" Wing | 17U Team STAT Premier HGSL/Archbishop Carroll (DC) ’22 One of the better shooters at the event. Has a quick release. Fundamentally sound. Plays the game the right way. #7 | Quinn Clark Quinn Clark 6'6" | SF Gonzaga | 2022 State MD | 6’6" Forward | 17U District Basketball Club/Gonzaga (DC) ’22 An assassin from 15 feet and in. Active on the boards. Earns a lot of free-throw attempts.  #6 | Saxby Sunderland Saxby Sunderland 6'2" | CG Flint Hill | 2022 State VA | 6’4" Guard | 17U New World 3SSB/Flint Hill (VA) ’22 A big guard who plays with a motor and toughness. A corner specialist who can play off the ball and make treys consistently, but is also comfortable creating while on the ball.  #5 | Logan Rhoades Logan Rhoades 6'1" | SG Mills Godwin | 2023 State VA | 6’1" Guard | 17U Team Loaded VA/Mills Godwin (VA) ’23 Skilled, smart, and tough. Demonstrates good court awareness and positioning. Can shoot the three but also mixes it up off the bounce and makes plays for others.   #4 | Jamie Kaiser Jamie Kaiser 6'6" | SG Bishop Ireton | 2023 State VA | 6’5" Wing | 16U Team Durant EYBL/Bishop Ireton (VA) ’23 Brings high energy all the time. Has a reliable jumper but can also get downhill and put pressure on the rim. A quick decision-maker who anticipates well.  #3 | Alphonzo Billups Alphonzo Billups 6'7" | SF Varina | 2022 State #171 Nation VA | 6’7" Wing | 17U Team Loaded VA 3SSB/Varina (VA) ’22 Very rangy and disruptive defensively. Unselfish. Does all the little things that help win games.  #2 | Brant Byers Brant Byers 6'4" | PF Chambersburg | 2024 State PA | 6’8" Forward | 15U New World 3SSB/Scotland Campus (PA) ’24 Stretch forward who creates mismatch problems with his inside-out scoring package. Rebounds and blocks shots. Plays with a motor and toughness.  #1 | Patrick Ngongba | 6’8" Post | 15U Team Takeover EYBL/Highland (VA) ’24 Solid all-around. Has sticky hands. Can facilitate offense with his passing. Comfortable scoring from multiple spots on the floor.

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