The 2017 NY2LA Sports Summer Jam kicked off on Wednesday from Mequon Homestead High School. Annually the most anticipated even in the country during the second week of the July evaluation period, the Summer Jam featured some high level matchups. In the game of the night, Team Loaded thanks to a big performance from Rasir Bolton…

Top Performers
Rasir Bolton – 2018 – PG – Team Loaded VA

Bolton put it on CIA Bounce during a blowout victory. A smooth shooter from 15 feet and out, Bolton caught fire on opening night and never slowed down. The 6-foot-3 guard gets to his spots on the floor and if defenders don’t step up, it’s over. Bolton ran the pick n’ roll very effectively, going right off the shoulder of the screen, often forcing a switch where he was able to take advantage of a mismatch. Bolton plays mind games with the defense. He’s got a terrific hesitation dribble and looks people off with eyes to free himself for the jumper. In what was a big statement win for Team Loaded, Bolton was perhaps Wednesday’s top performer. 

Aaron Henry – 2018 – SG – Team Harris
Henry’s scoring ability was on full display at times in a loss to REACH Legends. The 6-foot-6 senior can go coast-to-coast and has an array of tools in the open floor. Henry played particularly well in transition, opening up the bag of tricks to get to the rim and shake defenders in the open floor. Henry was tough to affect around the rim with his length and displayed a soft touch despite being under duress. He was his team’s main offensive catalyst in what was a tough offensive night for Team Harris. 

Emmanuel Okpomo – 2020 – C – MBA Hoops Elite 2020
Just physically, you know Okpomo is going to be one of the top players in the 2020 class. Already 6-foot-9, 215-pounds, Okpomo is a physical specimen that had some dominant stretches in the paint. Okpomo has a nose for the ball and controlled the glass on both ends. Despite playing up a few levels, Okpomo was able to power his way to some difficult finishes and showed some good footwork and post skills for his age. A long, athletic, and strong prospect, Okpomo looks like a future top 100 player. 

Corvon Seales – 2018 – SG – Quad City Elite
A player that continues to elevate his game in July, Seales proved he’s a Division 1 player and picked up his first offer. Tested against long athletes of MBA Hoops Elite 2019, Seales more than passed, pouring in a game-high 21 points. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard shot the ball well, even when contested. A slippery scorer, Seales has a tremendous feel of how to play in traffic. Also a versatile guard, he has no problems taking people down on the block and scoring with his back to the basket. 

Stock Boosters
Preston Maccoux – 2018 – G/F – Wisconsin Shooters
Maccoux was a mismatch problem in Wednesday’s win over the New York Dragons. The 6-foot-6 senior can play a little bit of everything. He handles the ball on occasion, slashes from the wing, and will dip inside as well. Maccoux knocked down his open shots en route to a double-figure performance. His size was a factor on the glass against a smaller opponent as Maccoux created second chance opportunities and also protected the paint against opposing guards and wings. 

Jacob Schwerbrock – 2018 – PF – Quad City Elite
Schwerbrock was the x-factor in a Wednesday’s win over MBA Hoops Elite 2019. The 6-foot-8 forward shot the ball very well from the perimeter and seemed to swing the momentum every time the opposition was making a run. Schwerbrock played quite well in the pick n’ roll, reading the defender well and often finding tons of room on the perimeter. When he was on the interior, Schwerbrock showed good hands and made some tough catches in traffic that resulted in baskets underneath.   

D’Juan Seal – 2018 – SG – REACH Legends
A kid that’s still flying under the radar, Seal had another impressive performance in a win over Team Harris. In fact, high major programs were wondering why the mid-majors are sleeping on Seal. A terrific shot creator, Seal has a knack for creating space and hitting difficult shots. Seal also has some bounce and can score amongst the trees. Defensively, he’s a nice shot blocking guard and will come from the weak-side to deny opponents. Proving to be a highly effective isolation scorer, Seal won’t stay a secret much longer. 

Oscar Tshiebwe – 2019 – F/C – Team Loaded VA
Tshiebwe played like a junkyard dog in Wednesday’s win over CIA Bounce. The 6-foot-9 junior had some impressive slams in traffic and played a physical brand of basketball. He was very tough to score on inside and protected the paint at a high level without fouling. Tshiebwe busted his tail up and down the court and made himself available for fast break opportunities. A high motor forward, Tshiebwe was constantly working the offensive glass and even if he didn’t gain a second chance opportunity, made the opposition spend a lot of energy to gain possession of the ball, leading to a blowout in the second half.  

Recruiting Notes
Corvon Seals was offered by IUPUI on Wednesday. He is also picking up interest from Western Illinois, Montana State, IUPUI, Nebraska-Omaha, and Loyola (IL). 

Rasir Bolton has offers from Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Cincinnati, VCU, Penn State, Ole Miss, and others. He listed interest from Seton Hall, Dayton, and Rhode Island.

Aaron Henry has offers from Indiana, Xavier, Nebraska, Butler, and a host of mid-major programs.