The month of July came to a close this past weekend but a host of talented prospects had impressed throughout from coast to coast during various platforms.  The NY2LA Sports live evaluation platforms were no exception as a number of highly regarded prospects delivered scintillating efforts on the hardwood in Wisconsin. Here’s a look at the First Team All-NY2LA Performers from July 2017…

Note – Listed in Alphabetical Order

J’Raan Brooks – 2018 – PF – Dream Vision
College Commitment – University of Southern California

One of the most impressive performers of July, Brooks was sensational during the always stellar NY2LA Sports Summer Jam as he helped Dream Vision to an undefeated mark and the 17U Platinum Championship.  The USC Trojans got an absolute steal with Brooks as he’s powerful, athletic, instinctive, and he makes plays on both ends when its needed the most.  He showed a solid mid-range scoring package, excellent athleticism, the ability to attack the glass, and he was a matchup nightmare for most teams during the Summer Jam.  While there were a host of talented prospects that many raved about during the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam, few garnered as much praise consistently as Brooks who was without question the MVP of the 17U Division for that tournament.  

Tyler Herro – 2018 – SG – Playground Elite EYBL
College Commitment – University of Wisconsin

After a long 12 months that saw him go through a roller coaster of ups and downs both physically and performance wise, Herro put it all behind him during the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam where he put on an absolute clinic in helping his team to the 17U Platinum Championship game.  Trey balls, mid-range jumpers, dribble drive attacks, and transitions baskets were on display in bunches and Herro was the one serving them up daily.  Game in and game out he electrified the gym with his jumper and he consistently delivered high caliber high major efforts against defenses that sought to double team him at times.  Whether it was coming off screens, scoring off the bounce, etc. Herro was sensational during the middle July period and he delivered some of the best individual performances of the spring and summer combined with his 2017 NY2LA Sports Summer Jam tournament resume.  

Musa Jallow – 2017 (Re-Classified) G/F – Team Blaze Select
College Commitment – The Ohio State University

The talented an explosively athletic forward was nothing short of spectacular at times during the first two periods of July.  Powerful, instinctive, tough, and dominant, Jallow elevated his team game after game and made plays across the board that allowed his teammates to shine, his team to win games, and his ability to show out once again.  He powered his team to the 2017 NY2LA Basketball Association 17U Championship during the Next Level Invitational and then proceeded to pace them into the championship game of the Next Level Invitational the same week.  The following week his team pulled off arguably their biggest win of the year with a defeat of a powerfully talented Game Elite 2019 squad and Jallow made sure his presence was felt again there.  Few, if any, have elevated their team across the board with such consistency as Jallow did this past spring and summer and his efforts in July once again established him as a legitimate high major talent that the Buckeyes will eventually love in Columbus.

Courtney Ramey – 2018 – PG – Ramey Jets United
College Commitment – University of Louisville

When you commit relatively early in the process there are times that some may take their eyes off you more than they should and not truly appreciate everything that a young man is doing.  It happens fairly consistently in this process and during the Summer Jam while most eyes were on some of the highly regarded available prospects, Ramey delivered a stellar and consistent performance that helped his team to the quarterfinals before bowing to CIA Bounce.  Ramey struggled a bit on day 2 but he sandwiched that with a quality opening night effort and then a number of high caliber bracket play performances.  Again his ability to finish at each level while serving as the catalyst for his team were his calling card, something we’ve seen repeatedly for years.  He generally plays his best basketball when it matters the most and he closed out his NY2LA platform career so to speak with another quality body of work and once again firmly established his mark as one of the premiere floor generals in the 2018 class regionally and nationally.

Kahlil Whitney – 2019 – SF – Mac Irvin Fire
The highly regarded 2019 prospect really jump started his July in Milwaukee with a handful of electric performances that he then carried with him to Las Vegas the following week in strong fashion.  In Milwaukee he was able to get his jumper going and that combined with his activity, slashing ability, and transition scoring made for a number of quality performances the first couple of days.  With so much talent on display during the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam it’s hard to pick an accurate five but Whitney was consistently in the discussion of the most impressive each time he took the court and that buzz continued to secure him offers the remainder of the month.  One of the high ceiling prospects in the 2019 class regionally and nationally, Whitney took a gigantic step forward with a number of electric performances in Wisconsin this past July.