This June’s Summer Jam Series has been off the charts. Last Saturday in Greensboro and Tuesday in Columbia each had incredible performances. Each event has had high major prospects, defending state champions and breakout performers show up and show out.
Here are some of the early morning standouts for Session 3.
6’6” 2019 Jason Thompson
United Faith Christian (NC)
This was our first viewing of Thompson in over a year (missed a lot of last season with an injury). We walked away very impressed understanding why USC-Upstate and Longwood have extended offers. He played a point-wing role here and showcased a controlled handle. Blessed with great length and size to go with high level explosion, he is a player who should gain a lot of interest this July.
6’3” 2020 Keishon Porter
SW Edgecombe (NC)
Porter is a defensive dynamo, using his length to defend multiple positions. He is explosive and able to create offense off the bounce, from the wing. We liked Porter’s ability to make plays on both ends of the floor as he was one of the most productive 2-way guys on the day so far. Expect him to enter the 2020 rankings as a division 1 prospect.
6’5” 2021 JaDun Michael
Burlington School (NC)
Michael continues his tear on June. His ability as a 2-way wing has been noted. But his ability as a play creator was on full display here. He made shots at each level, knocking down threes off the catch, elevating high on one and two dribble pull ups and even doing stuff on the block, with his back to the basket. Michael has taken on the look of a high major prospect and that type of recruitment should come soon.
6’8” 2020 Nick McMullen
Ben L. Smith (NC)
McMullen continues to expand his game, each time out. He has a strong frame to go with great length. The lefty continues to show the ability to knock down threes off the catch while setting up at the high post/wing and taking his man off the bounce. He also showed explosion at the rim here as he finished a tip dunk and caught a late rotating body McMullen should see offers come in July and they should come steady.