Five names to know from Saturday that stole the show at the Southern Jam
6’7 2020 PJ Hall (Upward Stars Upstate-White 15u)
Hall is a tremendous but still developing talent that will have college coaches taking a hard look at in the coming years. Very skilled big man with a great touch, mobility, and size that not only allows him to score in the post but to also run the floor in transition as well as rebound and shot block.
6’2 2019 Zach Baldinelli (Upward Stars Upstate-White 16u)
Baldinelli has been a known shooter throughout his career but is now showcasing his overall offensive arsenal on the court. Continuing to get strong and my physical, he is now producing on so many levels. With his physical presence, it is now producing on the boards as well. Simply does a little bit of everything, adding to his natural scoring capabilities.
6’4 2018 BJ Fitzgerald (434 Elite Ballers 17u)
Fitzgerald is a flat out bucket getter. Almost averaging 30 points per game on Saturday, he can flat out do it all on the floor and it is wired in his brain to score the ball. Whether it is taking what the defense gives him, attacking the rim with his size, or rising up with his jumper. He can flat out fill the box sheet up.
6’3 2019 Jett Fortuny (WCBA Elite)
Fortuny may be one of the best pure shooters at the event and scouts are taking notice. But it is something that he really has perfected over his young career. Give him an inch, he will make you pay with his smooth confident release. But he also is an underrated passer with his vision and is dangerous in transition. He looks to be putting his game all together.
5’9 2021 Cyncier Harrison (Team United 2021)
Harrison was one of the last to play but stole the show. Harrison already has incredible speed at the guard position and showcased his ability to take defenders one-on-one, whether it is blowing by them or jumper off the dribble. Incredible two-way guard with a dangerous jumper.