It was one last weekend of basketball to finish off the NY2LA summer season and the July live period. While this event was 2024-2026 classes, a few 2027s played up a division and more than held their on.

Max Jones – 2027 – Dual Forward – Power 5 – After leading 24Up to a final four appearance at the UA Future Finals, Jones suited up with Power 5 in the 2026 division. Jones had no issues and seemed like he belonged out there. He scored from all 3 levels and showed off some impressive playmaking skills, helping Power 5 to an 2-2 record in the showcase games.

Dooney Johnson – 2027 – Dual Forward – XMen United – After leading XMen to a championship in Ohio, Johnson and his team continued their quest for a repeat at The Final Chapter. While falling short of their goal, Johnson averaged 15 points per game, while shooting very efficient from the field. While garnering a ton of attention, Johnson will make the right play and hits open teammates, when double and triple teams come his way.

Jack Kohnen – 2027 – Small Forward – CBA Gold Elite – I watched Jack play 3 of his 4 games over the weekend. The combination of size and skill for his age really impressed me. He posted smaller defenders, he stepped outside and hit shots from deep, and rebounded the ball well. In their close loss against HQ Prep (Canada), Kohnen played a little point guard, attacking the lane and distrubuting to open teammates. There are not 5 guys in the 2027 class better than Kohnen in Wisconsin.

Nasir Avery – 2027 -  Combo Guard – Team Halburton Terrell – A high IQ player with a good all-around game, that can control the game with his scoring, playmaking ability and defense. Avery shot the ball extremely well over the weekend, connecting on 9 threes in the 2 day event. Coming off an injury that had him sidelined since Mid-April, Avery looks back and ready to contribute at the high school level.