There were plenty of noteworthy games at the 16U level of the NY2LA Summer Jam. In bracket play on Sunday there were a few thrillers including the platinum championship game which saw Breakaway Basketball come out on top. Here are a few standouts from the day. 

Dupree Fletcher – 2024 – PG – Power 5

Fletcher has continued to show he is one of the better playmaking point guards around. With his quickness and handle, he has the ability to get wherever he wants on the floor. While at his best getting into the paint to create for himself and teammates, Fletcher also shot the ball well from the outside. This includes knocking down a three in the final seconds of the platinum semifinals to break a tie and send his team into the title game. 

Brock Massey – 2024 – SG – Wisconsin Swing

Massey is a two guard that has continued to show more and more this spring and summer. Not only did he shoot it at a high percentage spotting up from the outside but also contributed in a variety of ways. He has some size in the backcourt at 6’3” and plays hard at all times. After scoring 20 points in a game on Saturday, he has a 17-point game on Sunday.  

Amari McCottry – 2024 – SG – Power 5

While McCottry has played some great basketball over the last few months, he turned his game up a notch at the Summer Jam. Not only was he scoring at a high rate attacking the basket but was knocking down his jumpers to score from all three levels. In the first half alone of the championship game, he scored 23 points. He was also very effective on the defensive end using his athleticism and length to be able to match up with one through four. 

Ryan Meehan – 2024 – SG – MTXE Premier

There were many tremendous shooting displays on Sunday and Meehan had one of the best hitting seven threes in a single half of a game. The 6’3” two guard was shooting very confident and was incredibly active running the floor and coming off screens hard to get his looks and knock them down. Even with plenty of defensive attention on him, it did not matter as Meehan continued to knock down his shots

Talen Pearson – 2024 – G/F – Breakaway Basketball

Pearson was a key piece of this Breakaway championship team. As well to scoring 14 points in the championship game, getting it done mainly from beyond the perimeter, he contributed in many areas. At 6’5” with all his physical tools he a tough and versatile defender. He was also very active on the glass on both ends attacking them hard. Whatever his team needed from him, Pearson got it done effectively. 

Jack Stanton – 2024 – PG – Breakaway Basketball

Stanton was one of the most impressive players at any level and was tremendous in each game Sunday to help Breakaway win the 16U platinum title. The rising junior had 25 points in the semifinals and followed that up with 31 points in the championship game. He was shooting the ball at a very high percentage from the outside both off the dribble and catch to hit six threes in the championship game. While he plays well with the ball in his hands running the point or creating for himself, he was also very effective playing off the ball. He was very active hunting for his shots in addition to being a great cutter. Simply put, Stanton is a winning player that makes his team and everyone around him better.