The Ny2LA Sports Summer Jam rolled on Friday and once again there were some high level performances from big names and unknowns alike.  Here’s a quick look at a handful that stood out in Wisconsin on day 3…

Patrick Cartier – 2018 – PF/C – WI Swish
Though the Swish dropped an opening round playoff game to Mac Irvin Elite, the 6’8 Brookfield East (WI) post was awesome scoring the ball in the paint and at the free throw line. Cartier finished with 30 points behind a slew of nice moves and finishes with both hands.  

Everett Cartier – 2018 – SF – WI Swish
The 6’3 Cartier poured in 27 points against Mac Irvin Elite. He canned three trey balls, and also scored on some nice pull-up jumpers and drives.  A solid sleeper with skill and instincts, Cartier was impressive on Friday.

Christian Harvey – 2018 – PG – George Hill Rising Stars
The 6’ floor general single handedly turned the tide of his squad’s opening playoff game Friday against Kessel Heat Maestranzi. Harvey (Richmond HS; Richmond, IN) was an absolute terror defensively on the ball and in the passing lanes, and created several turnovers which led to buckets for himself or teammates on the other end to give George Hill Rising Stars some breathing room. Harvey can fill it up offensively in a variety of ways, and could catch plenty of coaches eyes the remainder of the tournament.  

Aaron Henry – 2018 – SG/SF – Team Harris
Henry has started to pick up high major offers from the likes of Indiana, Butler and Xavier, and the 6’6 wing from Ben Davis High (Indianapolis, IN) put his full arsenal on display Friday in a high level game against Dreamvision. Henry showed how versatile he can be as a defender thanks to his great athleticism and instincts, and also was very effective as a slasher offensively. If the lefty can improve the consistency on his mid and long range shooting, he could see his list of high major suitors grow exponentially.  

Donald Lee – 2018 – SG – Team Harris 
Though Aaron Henry and Eric Hunter grab most of the attention for Team Harris, Lee (6’4; North Central HS; Indianapolis) is a major contributor offensively thanks to his versatility scoring the ball. Against Dreamvision, Lee hurt his opponents from the west coast from long range, drives and dunks and a couple of mid range jumpers sprinkled in. Lee also played with a level of toughness and wasn’t afraid to mix it up with the bigs in the paint going up for rebounds. 

Josh Nickelberry – 2019 – SG – Game Elite 2019 
Friday marked the Summer Jam debut of the super-talented Game Elite 2019 squad playing up a division in 17U, and the 6’4 shooting guard from Eastover, North Carolina put on a show from three-point land as well as above the rim. Nickelberry finished with 24 points, including a stretch where he drilled three three-pointers on consecutive possessions.  Against the Wisconsin Jets in the first round of the playoffs, Nickelberry provided his submission for poster of the tournament which was captured by Movement Hoops and featured online. Already with a host of high major offers, Nickelberry figures to have plenty of programs in the bleachers at Homestead throughout the rest of the Summer Jam.

Kevin Osawe – 2017 – F – Peoples Basketball
Osawe, a class of 2017 Ontario native, led his squad to a tough win over the Northern Kings by patrolling the paint for his team’s zone defense and helping out on the glass. Offensively he stood out with 24 points, including buckets from all three levels on the court Friday. As Peoples Basketball moves on in the Platinum Bracket, Osawe will have another chance to prove himself to the college coaches on the sidelines. 

Hunter Plamann – 2018 – PG – Wisconsin Swing Litscher NY2LA
The 6’ point guard from Xavier HS (Appleton, WI) set the tone for the Swing’s 8.a.m victory over the Northern Kings Friday at the Summer Jam. Plamann’s handle, quickness and speed make him a tough guy to keep in front of you and did a good job getting his teammates rolling early. As he did throughout NY2LA Association play, he was also effective at time scoring on drives as well as the perimeter. 

Jonathan Salazar – 2019 – F – Dreamvision
Don’t let Salazar’s football player build fool you, he’s got plenty of bounce and uses his 6’6 height and big frame well for positioning on the glass. The Las Vegas native (Trinity HS) was dominant against Rockford Five-O Wynn Friday morning. Aside from his board work, Salazar also finished just about every opportunity around or above the rim. Look for Division I programs to continue tracking Salazar’s play throughout the remainder of the Summer Jam.  

Alton Thompson – 2018 – G – Mac Irvin Elite
The 6’5 St. Patrick (Chicago, IL) wing impressed in an opening round playoff win over the Wisconsin Swish with his pogo-stick leaping ability and versatility defensively. Thompson’s long wingspan gives him an advantage on the defensive end and also helps him play bigger than his height on the glass. Thompson scored an efficient 12 points in the win. Upside is the name of the game with him as a prospect.  

Jordan Walton – 2018 – G – Yanders Law
Over the course of the last two NY2LA Associations, Walton’s resume as a premier three-point assassin is as strong as anyone’s in the Association. The 6’ Glendale High (MO) product has continued his hot shooting in the Summer Jam. Friday night against MBA Select, Walton buried six triples on his way to 22 points.