Day four from the 2013 NY2LASPORTS Under Armour Summer Jam topped off Saturday from Homestead High School in Mequon, Wis. As the playoffs continued forward, some teams were eliminated, while others kept marching on toward their goal of a title, such as Brady Ellingson and Ray Allen Select, who reached the semfinals after two big wins. We continue our coverage with a recap from day four…
Brady Ellingson – 2014 – SG – Ray Allen Select
6-4 – Sussex Hamilton HS – Menomonee Falls
Ellingson was steady throughout for Ray Allen Select in a big playoff win over Juice All-Stars. The 6-4 sharpshooter exploded for a game-high 28 points. Ellingson was key in bringing his team back from a late deficit and seizing the momentum as Ray Allen Select would hang on for a three-point victory.
Nick Noskowiak – 2015 – PG – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
6-3 – Sun Prairie HS – Sun Prairie, WI
Noskowiak and the Playground Warriors got a big win over Atlanta Xpress in the 16U quarterfinals. The Marquette commit scored a game-high 20 points and came up big down the stretch. With Xpress trying to initiate a late rally, Noskowiak remained calm, took care of the ball, and iced the game with great free throw shooting down the stretch.
Riley Lachance – 2014 – SG – Ray Allen Select
6-1 – Central HS – Brookfield, WI
Lachance didn’t have his best shooting performance Saturday against the Juice All-Stars, but the senior guard did show up when it mattered most. Lachance made big shots and plays down the stretch which helped Ray Allen Select come from behind to advance in the playoffs.
Terry Harris – 2014 – SG – Unique All-Stars
6-5 – Half Hollow Hills West HS – Dix Hills, NY
Harris scored 17 points to lead the Unique All-Stars to a win over Illinois Old School Saturday morning. The 6-5 guard has a good combination of strength and athleticism. Harris is a good driver into the paint and can shield off defenders well with his strong build.
Wyatt Lohaus – 2014 – G- Iowa Barnstormers
6-2 – Iowa City West HS – North Liberty, IA
It would appear that Lohaus has a thing for close games and big moments. After stepping up in the clutch all spring and summer, Lohaus was at it again against Team Loaded. The Northern Iowa commit hit the game-winning shot in overtime, as well as a number of shots down the stretch in regulation, to get the Barnstormers into the elite eight. Lohaus finished the game with 21 points.
Daniel Purifoy – 2015 – SF – Atlanta Xpress
6-7 – Bibb County H.S. – Brent, AL
The talented athletic wing was a beast on both ends of the floor in an evening loss to the Wisconsin Playground Warriors. He attacked the glass on both ends, finished around the basket, showed excellent energy and instincts, and delivered an impressive overall floor performance to close out his efforts on Saturday night.
Cam Ward – 2014 – G – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
6-2 – Marshall HS – Marshall, WI
Ward caught fire in the second half to help lift the Playground Warriors to a win over the St. Louis Gym Rats. The 6-2 guard hit three consecutive 3-pointers, and five for the game, on his way to a game-high 19 points. Ward did a nice job of creating space for his shot off the dribble and also finding open teammates.
Diamond Stone – 2015 – F/C – Young Legends
6-10 – Whitefish Bay Dominican HS – Wauwatosa, WI
Stone simply dominated in a Saturday afternoon win over the Las Vegas Prospects. The 6-10 junior was too much to handle inside, scoring a game-high 31 points as he and his team earned a hard fought victory.
Dom Collier – 2014 – PG – KC Run GMC
6-2 – East HS – Denver, CO
Collier did all he could to keep KC Run GMC in the game against the Michigan Hurricanes. The Colorado commit scored a team-high 20 points. With his team trailing most of the game, Collier’s 3-point shooting and free throw opportunities kept KC Run GMC hanging around as the 6-2 guard stayed aggressive throughout.
Isaiah Whitehead – 2014 – G – Juice All-Stars
6-4 – Abraham Lincoln HS – Brooklyn, NY
Whitehead and the Juice All-Stars came up just short to Ray Allen Select in the 17U playoffs. The touted guard hit a couple of deep, contested 3-pointers Saturday afternoon and almost sent the game into overtime, heaving a 30-footer as time expired that was just a bit too long.
Lamonte Bearden – 2014 – PG – Wisconsin Swing
6-2 – Germantown HS – Germantown, WI
Bearden led the Swing to an impressive victory over the Milwaukee Rebels in the quarterfinals. In addition to scoring a team-high 16 points, Bearden played outstanding defense on the Rebels’ guards. With the rest of his team clicking as well, Bearden was able to focus on running the show and limiting his mistakes.
Daryl Bigham – 2014 – F – Michigan Hurricanes
6-8 – Southeastern HS – Detroit, MI
Bigham led the Hurricanes to an impressive win over KC Run GMC. The 6-8 forward was able to play out on the wing and take his man off the dribble. Bigham also understands how to find spaces inside and has good hands and athleticism to catch the ball and slam it home in traffic. Bigham had 27 points and went 9-10 from the foul line to help ice the game.
Desi Rodriguez – 2014 – G/F – Juice All-Stars
6-4 – Abraham Lincoln HS – Brooklyn, NY
Rodriguez came up with a big game, scoring 20 points for Juice All-Stars in a close loss to Ray Allen Select. The 6-4 senior finished a number of tough buckets, driving into the paint and absorbing contact. Rodriguez also stood out on the defensive end, slowing down Ray Allen Select’s three-headed monster in the backcourt.
Donte Winfield – 2013 – G – Philly Pride
6-0 – Simon Gratz HS – Philadelphia, PA
Winfield can score in a variety of ways, but is best from mid-range, pulling up off the dribble. The 6-0 guard has a great looking jumper off the bounce and can hit it from the outside on occasion. Winfield had a game-high 23 points in a loss to Iowa Elite Saturday morning.
Fatheem Glenn – 2013 – PG – Philly Pride
5-9 – Martin Luther King HS – Philadelphia, PA
Glenn came on strong in the second half for Philly Pride after battling through multiple injuries. A speedy lead guard, Glenn scored 19 points in a loss to Iowa Elite Saturday morning. The 5-9 floor general broke down his defender off the dribble, and once he got into the paint, made excellent decisions as to whether to score or dish it off to a teammate.
Grant Gibson – 2015 – PG – Quad City Elite
6-2 – Galesburg HS – Galesburg, IL
Gibson scored 29 points for Quad City Elite in a win over the Minnesota Cyclones. The 6-2 floor general is a smart player with a high basketball IQ and has a strong frame. Gibson did most of his work inside the arc, shedding off defenders and finishing in the paint.
Jon Davis – 2015 – G – DC Assault
6-2 – National Christian Academy – Fort Washington, MD
Davis scored 21 points for DC Assault in a quarterfinal win over the Wisconsin Blizzard. The 6-2 guard was tough to handle in transition, as he was often seen blowing past his defender and getting to the rim. Davis also helped secure the victory with clutch free throw shooting down the stretch.
Nate Neveau – 2014 – PG – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
5-10 – North HS – Oshkosh, WI
Neveau broke out during a win over the St. Louis Gym Rats. The 5-10 guard got hot from beyond the arc, hitting four shots from 3-point range. Neveau chipped in with 18 points, spotting up in transition, and also creating off the dribble in the open floor.
T.J. Schlundt – 2014 – SG – Wisconsin Swing
6-4 – Oconomowoc HS – Oconomowoc, WI
Schlundt continues to have an excellent tournament. The 6-4 shooting guard stayed hot from the field in both of the Swing’s win on Saturday. First, Schlundt scored a game-high 17 points in a playoff win over the Carolina Wolves. He followed that performance up with a team-high 16 points to push the Swing past the Milwaukee Rebels in the quarterfinals.
Cam Ward has offers from Texas A&M Corpus-Christi, Vermont, and Boston. Texas Tech, Washington State, Lehigh, and Florida Gulf Coast are showing interest.
Terry Harris has offers from George Mason, Tennessee, Miami (FL), and Seton Hall. Providence, Texas A&M, Auburn, Clemson, St. John’s, and others are interested.
Desi Rodriguez listed offers from Iona, Hofstra, LIU, and UMKC.
Daryl Bigham has offers from Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, Ferris State, Northwood, and Detroit.
Note: Evan is a contributing editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM. He is also the football and basketball recruiting analyst for Badger247. Follow Evan on Twitter @Evan_Flood.