The 2016 NY2LA Sports Summer Jam continued from Mequon Homestead High School on Thursday. As pool play came to a close and bracket positioning was up for grabs, Howard Pulley won both of their games thanks to strong performances by Brad Davison and Gabe Kalscheur. 

Here are the top performers and stock boosters from day two…

TOP PERFORMERS
Marcus Carr – 2018 – G – Stackhouse Elite North

Carr is a terrific scorer with a lot of game. The 6-foot-3 guard can shake and bake to create space and doesn’t need a lot of it to score. Carr has a terrific mid-range game, particularly off the bounce. He’s smooth and deliberate with what he does. In transition, Carr sees the entire floor doesn’t feel the need to go coast-to-coast always. He beat the defense with good passing or pulling up from about 12 feet instead of attacking the longer, more athletic Mac Irvin Fire squad. Carr finished with 16 points in Thursday’s loss. 

Brad Davison – 2017 – PG – Howard Pulley
Fresh off his commitment to Wisconsin, Davison dropped 29 points in front of his future coaches during Thursday’s win over Dreamvision. Davison is an excellent leader and facilitator, but can also carry the scoring load. Using a sweet stroke, Davison got hot from downtown. Able to play on or off the ball, Davison scores both ways equally well. A very valuable prospect, Davison also provides an edge defensively. His tough on the ball defense and willingness to take charges definitely sparks his teammates. 

Ayo Dosunmu – 2018 – G – Mac Irvin Fire
Dosunmu blew up in the spring and has only gotten better since. The 6-foot-3 combo guard is as smooth as they come. Dosunmu finds different ways to get to the rack and gets there whenever he wants. If you can’t keep this kid out of the paint, it’s going to be a long night. Dosunmu didn’t attempt a single three-point field goal and yet still wound up scoring a game-high 32 points in a win over the Wisconsin Swing. Dosunmu loves to play in the pick n’ roll and almost always comes through. He’s a terrific decision maker in traffic. On the break, Dosunmu is just as dangerous. He tore apart the defense on Thursday with his ability to go coast-to-coast and run to the rim. 

Tyree Eady – 2017 – SF – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
Not known for his offense, Eady scored a game-high 19 points to lift the Wisconsin Playground Warriors past the Illinois Stars. Eady shot the ball very well from the perimeter, hitting three triples. The 6-foot-5 wing also looked for driving opportunities and finished over defenders. Always a player that’s willing to do the dirty work, Eady defends and rebounds at a high level. He moves very well laterally for his 6-foot-5, 190-pound frame and doesn’t give up anything easy. 

Jacob Epperson – 2017 – F/C – AUSA Platinum 
This one has a lot of upside and promise. A 6-foot-10 big that can run, jump, shoot, and handle the basketball, Epperson’s best days are ahead of him. Epperson had a nice effort in Thursday’s win over All-In Y&R, although he didn’t finish as well around the rim perhaps as well as he would have liked. Still, he flashed that high ceiling, especially in transition. Epperson can get out and run on the break and did a nice job of chasing down misses. He also attacked the offensive glass a ton as the opposing bigs couldn’t keep him away from the ball. 

Tyler Herro – 2018 – SG – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
Herro has the ability to hit big time shots and that’s exactly what he did in Thursday’s win over UPLAY Canada. The 6-foot-4 sharpshooter got hot early, scoring 12 quick points. Herro has great handles and can get where he needs to off the floor. His crossover is simply devastating to defenders who get caught leaning. Herro is also an underrated athlete. He can do some nice things in transition including above the rim. He finished with 17 points in the win. 

Gabe Kalscheur – 2018 – SG – Howard Pulley
Kalscheur had a great day shooting the basketball. He was on fire in two wins for Howard Pulley. The 6-foot-4 sniper drained a ton of triples on Thursday. Kalscheur can play through the offense and run through screens to hunt shots, but is perhaps a better shooter in transition. Kalscheur has great body control and footwork in the catch and shoot game. He did most of his damage on the fast break, sprinting to the three-point line and knocking down triples. Kalscheur holds a high major offer from Minnesota and also has scholarships from Northern Iowa and North Dakota.

Chris Knight – 2017 – PF – Wisconsin Swing
When he brings it, Knight can be an impactful presence inside. The 6-foot-7 senior showed his high motor during the Swing’s tight win over SYF Players. Knight was very actively, blocking shots from the weak-side, running the floor in transition, and collecting offensive rebounds for put backs. A high-upside forward, Knight is only 16 years old and still well away from his high ceiling. Knight is a decent shooter from mid-range, but more effective as a slasher from the high post. If he can dominant in stretches consistently like Thursday, he’ll start turning a corner as a prospect.

Charles O’Bannon – 2017 – SG – Las Vegas Prospects
Is there a prettier shot in the class of 2017 than O’Bannon’s? When the 6-foot-7 wing rises and fires, it looks like it’s going down each time. O’Bannon went for 18 points in Thursday’s win over UPLAY Canada, playing well for the second consecutive day. Like he did on opening night, O’Bannon just let the game come to him. He’s a terrific rhythm shooter and doesn’t take shots outside his comfort zone. At his size and with the way he elevates off the bounce, O’Bannon’s release is very tough to contest. O’Bannon also did some nice things in transition, beating the defense down the floor and throwing down a few dunks on the go. 

Justin Smith – 2017 – SF – Mac Irvin Fire
Smith is perhaps playing some of the best ball of his life. The 6-foot-7 wing as always been an athletic freak and difficult to stop at the rim, but when he’s scoring in a variety of ways, Smith is pretty much unstoppable. For the second-straight game, Smith had a big performance, this time scoring 32 points in a win over Q6 All-Stars. He followed that up with 21 points in a victory over Stackhouse Elite North. Smith was finding ways to create offense. He shot the ball well from the perimeter, scored in the post, and created some mid-range opportunities. Smith was also active defensively, using his length and athleticism to block shots. One of the highest upsides in the 2017 class, Smith seems to be reaching that high ceiling this summer. 

STOCK BOOSTERS
Max Agbonkpolo – 2019 – SF – Dreamvision

This is definitely a name to know in the coming years. Agbonkpolo is already a legit 6-foot-6 and has great handles. Agbonkpolo can break his man down off the dribble and get to the rack. While his mid-range jumper wasn’t falling at a high rate, he showed the ability to stretch the floor some and forced the defense to respect it. The long, athletic sophomore has tools to be a stud on both ends of the floor. Also a player that does a little bit of everything, Agbonkpolo contributed across the board during Thursday’s win over Ray Allen Select, including a game-high 14 points. 

Kevaughn Ellis – 2018 – SG – UPLAY Canada
Putting together a big second half, Ellis nearly sparked a win over the Wisconsin Playground Warriors. Ellis had some special spurts, mixing it up by getting to the basket, pulling up from mid-range and knocking down perimeter shots. Ellis is a fast, athletic wing that’s also got some bounce. He torched the defense in transition and rose up for some strong finishes at the rim. Ellis does a really nice job of finding driving gaps and using a quick first step to get to the rack. He scored a game-high 22 points in a losing effort on Thursday. 

Ben Fakira – 2018 – C – AUSA Platinum
Fakira is still 16, but plays like a grown man. A skilled big that does the little things well, Fakira puts himself into a position to succeed and sets up his teammates with and without the basketball. Fakira sets hard, solid screens and does a great job in the pick n’ roll, finding the soft spots in the defense and making himself available to the pass. He also runs the floor hard and cleaned up a number of misses in transition. Fakira doesn’t have a lot of range, but that doesn’t mean he’s not effective from 15 feet. He can handle the ball, see the floor, and make excellent passes to streaking teammates. Also a glass eater, Fakira is a sound rebounder that takes care of business down low. 

Owen Hamilton – 2017 – C – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
Playing some of his best ball, Hamilton had a nice effort in a win over the Illinois Stars. The seven footer posted hard and sealed his man very well. Hamilton is a big body and when he pins his man underneath the basket, it’s already over. The senior big man does a nice job of keeping the ball high and not allowing guards to swipe at him. Hamilton was also active on the glass on both ends of the floor. He got a few second chance baskets and also kept the opposition away from the rim with a few blocked shots. 

Payton Hudson – 2018 – PG – NY Dragons
Hudson was fantastic during Thursday’s win over George Hill Rising Stars. A true floor general that runs his team and puts the game in his hands, Hudson had 18 points and a ton of assists in the victory. The 6-foot-1 junior is quite quick on the ball and displayed some unexpected explosiveness at the basket. He also gets after it defensively and gets his hands on a lot of balls. Hudson sees the floor very well in transition mixed it up by running to the rim and dropping passes off for his teammates. Hudson also showed the ability to knock down perimeter shots off the bounce, connecting on a couple of triples on Thursday. 

Cam Irvin – 2017 – SG – Mac Irvin Fire
Irvin is on the floor to do one thing…shoot the basketball. So when the opposition goes zone, his eyes light up. Irvin drained five triples in Thursday’s win over Stackhouse Elite. The 6-foot-3 senior has tremendous range and going out past the three-point line is absolutely no issue for him. Irvin is always good for a couple triples each time out and has been a consistent shooter throughout the travel season. 

Nick Klug – 2018 – G – Wisconsin Swing
This kid continues to perform at a high level and is taking off this summer. Facing a big challenge in the Mac Irvin Fire, Klug continued to impress, scoring 16 points, including a couple of triples. Klug has been on fire from downtown during the travel season and feasts on kick outs off drives. Klug can also score on the ball and create his own shot. He's an underrated athlete that can also get to the rim against some pretty quick guards. Klug didn’t struggle with pressure and helped keep his team afloat most of the game. 

Zach Munson – 2018 – SG – Team Blaze Select
Indiana is always full of shooters and Munson falls into that category. A 6-foot-4 sniper, Munson had a huge second half in a come from behind win over the SW IL Jets. Munson scored 16 of his 18 points after halftime, including the game winning shot in the fourth overtime. Munson seemed to love the corner and found soft spots in the defense and consistently made them pay for leaving him open, connecting on four triples. A nice catch and shoot wing, Munson should start receiving some Division 1 attention if he continues to knock down perimeter shots at this rate.

Malachi Smith – 2018 – G – SW IL Jets
Smith is a terrific two-way guard that’s not being recruited enough. An athletic, 6-foot-3 junior, Smith gets it done on both ends of the floor. He scored 19 points in a four overtime loss to Team Blaze Thursday morning. Smith made it look easy at times, going right at defenders and finishing at the rim. Smith has a great feel for the game and created a ton of offense for the Jets, with his scoring, passing, and defense. Smith plays the passing lanes very well and also has great hands, often picking the opposition’s pocket and starting the fast break. 

RECRUITING NOTES
Malachi Smith is receiving interest from Kent State.

Navy is showing interest in Payton Hudson. 

Tyree Eady has an offer from Lafayette. He’s also fielding interest from Eastern Kentucky, Green Bay, Dartmouth, Air Force, Milwaukee, UMass-Lowell, South Dakota, Cornell, and Penn. 

Marcus Carr has offers from Virginia Tech, Baylor, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, Houston, and Valparaiso. He listed Michigan and Minnesota schools currently showing interest.

Owen Hamilton holds offers from Vermont, Northern Illinois, Oakland, and Utah State. He said Army, Air Force, Belmont, Central Florida, South Dakota, Milwaukee, Princeton, and Yale were currently interested. 

Tyler Herro has offers from DePaul, Marquette, Florida, Indiana, Purdue, Iowa State, Nebraska, Xavier, Boston College, Wisconsin, and others. Arizona, Kansas, Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State are some of the programs currently interested. 

Jacob Epperson has offers from Cincinnati, IUPUI, Toledo, and Eastern Kentucky. Florida, Marquette, Texas, and others are currently interested. 

Chris Knight has offers from Dartmouth, Army, Boston, Brown, Yale, Lafayette, Milwaukee, IUPUI, Green Bay, and Ohio. He listed Stanford, UNLV, Washington State, Harvard, Furman, North Dakota State, UC-Davis, Columbia, Furman, Drake, Cornell, Valparaiso, and Lehigh as those showing interest. 

Charles O’Bannon said Texas, North Carolina State, Arizona, UCLA, California, Kansas, Oregon, and Washington were recruiting him hardest.