The prestigious NY2LA Sports Summer Jam wrapped on Sunday as Dreamvision captured top honors in the 17U and 16U divisions while the Wisconsin Playground Warriors hoisted the hardware in the 15U division.  Here’s a quick look at a handful that stood out in Wisconsin on the final day of action…

Harlond Beverly – 2019 – PG – REACH Legends
Beverly’s athleticism was on display the entire duration of the Summer Jam, and he was the engine that drove REACH on a deep run in the 16U Platinum Division bracket. The 6’4 Southfield Christian (MI) point guard is terrific at getting by his defender with a slick handle, nice crossover and an ability to effectively drive it with either hand.  Whether he was finishing at the rim, or making a good read for a pass to an open teammate, or tossing a lob to a teammate, Beverly makes something good happen once he has the defense on its heels. Even though he has an unorthodox shooting form and release, he is still able to drain perimeter shots and shouldn’t be given any space. His recruitment seems to be primed to heat up between mid-to-high major Division I programs. 

Greg Foster Jr – 2018 – G – Playground Elite EYBL
Foster (Homestead HS; Mequon, WI) is on plenty of mid-major Division I radars, with offers to boot, because at 6’5 with plenty of point guard skills he can also defend many positions on the court. His defensive presence all over the court was a big reason Playground Elite EYBL advanced all the way to the championship before dropping a game to Dreamvision. Foster had success stopping USC-bound, 6’8 PF J’raan Brooks, 6’7 wing Matt Mitchell, and 2020 five-star ASU pledge Kyree Walker at times Sunday. If he continues to improve his consistency shooting the ball, look for Foster’s college suitors to continue to grow.  

Bryce Penn-Johnson – 2018 – C – Dreamvision
A true 7-feet tall, with athleticism and coordination relatively rare for a player his size, Penn-Johnson’s upside is as great as any big at the Summer Jam. On Sunday, Penn-Johnson (Coronado HS; Long Beach, CA), was unstoppable at times on the block going over his right shoulder. Though he can be a bit mechanical at times, the lefty continues to develop as a post scorer. With good hands and plenty of bounce to finish with authority at the rim, his defensive prowess and offensive upside make him a high-major target. He also had arguably his two best games of the Summer Jam in Dreamvision’s semifinals and championship victories. 

Amari Sherrod – 2019 – G/F – SYF Players
Sherrod was a big reason SYF had such a good run in the 16U Platinum Division tournament, providing strong play from the wing. The 6’4 Bowman Academy product is a tough cover due to his strength that allows him to bully many smaller opponents. But Sherrod also showed off plenty of ball skills on Sunday and a nice shooting touch that extends beyond the three-point arc to complement his physicality. 

Tom Welch – 2019 – SF – IL Wolves
The 6’6 wing is a tough inside-out player and was productive against Dreamvision on Sunday both mixing it up inside and holding his own against bigger opponents, and scoring the ball in a variety of ways. The Naperville North product has a natural feel both facing up and in the post, and is one of the more underrated players from the state of Illinois in the class of 2019. 

Deangelo White – 2018 – PF – REACH Legends
White’s activity and ability to disrupt opponents on the defensive end was a big reason REACH advanced deep into Sunday at the Summer Jam. Despite being a tad undersized at 6’6 against high level competition, the Detroit Pershing product didn’t let that deter him from making big impacts on the glass, blocking shots, providing hustle plays and doing all the dirty work to help his team be successful. White also has no problems finishing above the rim when given the chance.