Next group of 17U standouts from the Summer Jam who had themselves tremendous tournaments on the hardwood in Ohio. Stock boosters up next.

Kyle Jorgensen – 2024 – PF – MN Comets Elite

The solid 6’9” power forward was a breakout star during the spring grassroots season and was playing even better at the Summer Jam. With his ability to score posting up, spotting up for threes with range, or in the pick and roll game, Jorgensen was scoring the ball effectively including a twenty-five-point game. The big man also is a skilled passer who knows how to play and looks more comfortable handling the ball. 

Damien King – 2025 – G – George Hill All Indy

King started the tournament in a big way with a 21-point game on Thursday up against Phenom University. The 6’4” wing guard had some quality performances over the year with GHIA, but he was playing on another level at the Summer Jam with his versatile scoring ability. He plays with good toughness and has some strength and bounce. King was scoring it very well hitting shots from the outside off the dribble, playing on the attack through contact, and finished at a high rate around the basket. 

Kon Knueppel – 2024 – SG – Phenom University

While it may not have been the five-star guards’ best tournament, he still played some great basketball and was a major piece of his team’s championship tournament. In both the semifinals and championship game, Knueppel led Phenom in scoring while combining for seven three pointers. While he is a gifted scorer and shot maker, he also displayed his great vision, IQ, and distributing over the tournament that make him such a special talent.

Niko Newsome – 2024 – G/F – MidPro Academy

Newsome had a standout performance on Friday scoring 18 points in a tight game against Chapman. Whether it was off drives or cuts, or even outside shooting, Newsome can efficiently score the ball in bunches. As well to his scoring ability which continues to greatly grow, Newsome is a gifted defender who can matchup with one through four effectively at 6’6” with his quickness and athleticism. 

Deunte Phifer – 2024 – G/F – Reach Legends

Every time I see Phifer play, he looks improved continuing to show more ability on the floor. A true two-way wing with plenty of tools that will translate to the next level. He continues to be one of the better on ball defenders on the NY2LA Association having great length some size at 6’5” and plays with great energy. Up against a very good Phenom team, he excelled going for 23 points while hitting six threes and also had another 23-point game. A player that scholarship level coaches will want to see. 

Connor Roffers – 2024 – SG – MTXE

During the Summer Jam, Roffers was one of the more consistent scorers getting into double figures game after game to help MTXE have a big trip to Ohio getting into the quarterfinals. He has a good jumper from three but really excels getting into the mid-range and hitting shots right over defenders. He has good lift on his shot and quickly gets into it off the dribble. He has good size in the backcourt at 6’5” as well. 

Tyler Spratt – 2024 – G – All Ohio Select

One of the most consistent players of the tournament putting up fifteen plus points a game including a 22-point game to get All Ohio Select into the final four. He is a skilled and strong guard with good bounce. Add in standing at 6’5”, the ability to defend the ball and make plays off the dribble, Spratt has all the tools for the next level.  

Jake Stephens – 2024 – G – DV45

The 6’4” guard has continued to be one of the top scorers on the NY2LA Association putting up big numbers game after game and that held true during this tournament. He started it off with a 33-point game but also had a few other strong scoring games. He has some size in the backcourt with a good frame and can score the ball in every way. At times he is hitting every shot from the outside and at other times he is unstoppable playing on the attack. 

Angel Sonnier – 2023 – PG – Houston Superstars

After a huge spring on the Association, Sonnier kept it going at the Summer Jam starting it off with a 29-point game while hitting six threes. The 6’0” point guard moves so well with the ball in his hands with his quickness being able to get to his spots in addition to his high-level ability to hit shots off the dribble quickly being able to get into shots.