The 2017 annual NY2LA Sports Summer Jam returns to Mequon Homestead on Wednesday. Always a loaded event with some of the nation’s top prospects, the Summer Jam once again will feature America’s top players.  Here’s a quick look at 30 must watch players this weekend in Wisconsin…
 
Note – This is not an exclusive list
 
Armando Bacot – 2019 – PF – Team Loaded VA
One of the top prospects in the 2019 class, Bacot is a plus-length forward with a ton of upside. Bacot is still scratching the surface of his potential, but does flash some impressive footwork on the block. Louisville, Baylor, Tennessee, Villanova, Miami (FL), Georgetown, Florida State, Kansas, UCLA, and Stanford are just some of the programs who’ve put offers on the table early. 
 
James Butler – 2018 – SG – Butler Elite
The son of former NBA star Caron Butler, James continues to get better and better. An athletic two-guard that shines above the rim, Butler has an offer from Green Bay and will have a good amount of mid-major programs watching this week. 
 
J’Raan Brooks – 2018 – PF – Dream Vision 
The USC commit is a physical, but versatile presence on the floor. Brooks’ development with his footwork and sealing opposing bigs down low as jump started his progression. An athletic forward who runs the floor very well for his size, Brooks is a legit top 100 prospect in the 2018 class. 
 
Christian Brown – 2019 – SF – Game Elite
Word of advice for opposing players, when Brown takes off, just get out of the way. A high motor prospect that’s always looking to energize his team with a dunk or a block, Brown has a knack for the spectacular play. The kid isn’t limited to just being a force around the rim either, which makes him a potential five-star prospect in the 2019 class. 
 
Carlos Curtis – 2018 – G – Playground Elite EYBL
A multi-dimensional guard with the ability to score, create, and defend, Curtis is best when on the attack off the bounce but his ability to knock down the jumper continues to improve as well.  He can fill the box score when active and his ability to do so makes him a tough cover on most nights.  One to watch in Wisconsin.
 
Ayo Dosunmu – 2018 – G – Mac Irvin Fire
There are few guards in each class that can just make a living at the rim. Dosunmu is one of the most slippery players in the country with a unique ability to carve up even the best of defenses. Don’t take that to mean he doesn’t have a jumper, because Dosunmu can light it up from the outside, making him one of the most difficult players in the country to defend. Kansas, Illinois, Xavier, Ohio State, and more are still in the chase for the top 50 guard. 
 
Flynn Cameron – 2018 – PG – AUSA Hoops Platinum 
A point guard that’s beginning to blow up, Cameron had a number of power-five programs watching him during the first week of the July period. A pure point guard with great size (6-4), Cameron is a smooth floor general with a knack for getting into the teeth of the defense and either scoring at the rim or kicking to an open shooter. 
 
Kevin Easley – 2018 – SF – George Hill Rising Stars
Back on the market, the former VCU commit is an intriguing small forward. Easley can shoot the rock from 3-point range and play with his back to the basket effectively, making him a difficult cover. The 6-foot-6 senior has a chance to develop into a big scorer at the Division 1 level. 
 
Ashton Hagans – 2019 – PG – Game Elite 2019
One of the top point guards in the country, Hagans has offers from Miami (FL), UConn, Tennessee, Florida, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Florida State, North Carolina State, and many more early on. A five-star junior, Hagans has tremendous handles and an explosive first step that leaves defenders helpless. With all the talent playing alongside Hagans this week, nothing is off limits for the kind of week Hagans could have.
 
Jairus Hamilton – 2018 – SF – Team Loaded VA
Kansas, Arizona, North Carolina, Louisville, Duke, have offered the intriguing 6-foot-8 small forward. A top 75 prospect is a big, athletic body with surprising handles and speed for his size. A player that will just bully people to the rim, it takes a special defender to slow this kid down. 
 
Tyler Herro – 2018 – SG – Playground Elite
One of the best shooters in the country, Herro continues to rise up the class of 2018 rankings after a strong EYBL season. The Wisconsin commit has unlimited range and there isn’t a shot on the floor that’s too difficult. 
 
Payton Hudson – 2018 – PG – New York Dragons
Hudson played well at this event last year. A player that can handle the scoring responsibilities, but also rack up assists and get his teammates involved, Hudson can do a little bit of everything offensively. One of the top sleepers in the event, we’ll see if Hudson can replicate the success he had against top talent. 
 
Eric Hunter – 2018 – PG – Team Harris
Ohio State, Xavier, Minnesota, Purdue, and others are in on one of the Midwest’s top point guards. Hunter played very well against top competition at the Swish N’ Dish in April. The lefty is a long, smooth guard that can stop and pop from mid-range and float shots over the top of the defense effectively. 
 
Musa Jallow – 2017 – G/F – Team Blaze Select
A do-it-all player, Jallow has had a very strong travel season. Recently committed to Ohio State, Jallow reclassified to the 2017 class and will enroll in August. 
 
Bryan Penn-Johnson – 2018 – C – DreamVision
A big wide 6-10 plus interior talent with the ability to finish around the basket, contest shots, etc. Johnson’s best basketball lies ahead and his stock is soaring.  The talented big from Nevada is holding offers from California, Florida State, LSU, Oregon, San Diego State, Southern Utah, TCU, Tulane, UNLV, USC, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, etc.  Another talented prospect who could really continue to take big steps forward with a big performance this week in Wisconsin. 
 
 
Jordan McCabe – 2018 – PG – Playground Warriors
There might not be a more entertaining player in the country than McCabe. The West Virginia is arguably the best ball handler and passer in the country. He might make a name for himself with flashy play, but McCabe is a true leader and winner that plays his best on the biggest stage. 
 
David McCormack – 2018 – C – Team Loaded VA
Arguably the nation’s top center, McCormack has been getting better and better since last summer. It’s tough to find 6-foot-10, 240-pound prospects that move and are as skilled as this blue chip center. Duke, Kansas, Louisville, Georgetown, Virginia, Maryland, and many more are in the thick of things for McCormack. 
 
Josh Nickelberry – 2019 – SG – Game Elite
Nickelberry is a top 75 prospect in the 2019 class. North Carolina, Georgetown, Louisville, Florida, and many more are already in the hunt here. Regarded as one of the top shooting guards in the country, Nickelberry can play tough around the rim, put defenders on skates out on the arc, and knock down just about any shot on the floor. 
 
Kenneth Nwuba – 2018 – C – MBA Hoops Elite
One of the most imposing big men in the field, Nwuba can dominate the glass and gives MBA Hoops a big time shot blocking presence. Nwuba has good hands and works surprisingly well in traffic for a high-upside post prospect. Approaching double-digit high major offers, Nwuba is a defensive force and a player that loves to do the dirty work on the interior.
 
Emmanuel Okpomo – 2020 – C – MBA Hoops Elite 2019
A highly regarded sophomore, Okpomo goes 6-foot-9, 205-pounds. Holding an early offer from Houston, Okpomo is a tremendous shot blocker and interior presence that can shut down the paint. A very high-upside big who can handle the ball a bit, slash from mid-range, and move his feet defensively, Okpomo appears to be a premier post prospect in the 2020 class. 
 
Tamell Pearson – 2018 – F – Mac Irvin Fire EYBL
One of the fastest rising prospects in Illinois right now, Pearson has been filling box scores and collecting offers as of late.  Illinois, Murray State, UW-Green Bay, Robert Morris are the latest to join the fray.  Pearson also holds offers from Oklahoma State, Washington State, Cleveland State, UIC, Miami (OH), Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois, UAB, UTEP, and Missouri State.
 
Drew Peterson – 2018 – SF – Illinois Wolves
A skilled wing with deceptive athleticism, Peterson had a great performance at the Swish N’ Dish. A kid that’s racking up mid-major offers, Peterson makes defender pick their poison with his versatility. The 6-foot-7 senior can play inside and out and also works his tail off in transition, igniting fast break opportunities. 
 
Xavier Pinson – 2018 – PG – Mac Irvin Elite
Holding a handful of mid-major offers, high majors are starting to creep in here. Pinson is an electric guard with tremendous handles and explosiveness on the ball. Also a terrific passer, Pinson sees plays unfolding before they happen and his teammates love playing with him. 
 
Courtney Ramey – 2018 – PG – Ramey Jets-United
One of the top two-way players in the country, Ramey brings an unmatched focus and intensity to the game of basketball. Ramey has complete control of his team on both ends of the floor and when it’s time to take over, always seems to deliver. Louisville fans should feel really good about having their team in Ramey’s hands over the next four years. 
 
Djuan Seal – 2018 – SG – R.E.A.C.H. Legends
One of the most underappreciated wings in the Midwest, Seal plays hard on both ends and he’s constantly on the attack with the basketball.  He can score off the bounce, has shown improved range on his jumper, and he finishes well in transition.  His ability to contribute across the board and score in a variety of ways makes him a tough cover and one to keep track of this weekend.
 
Jalen Shaw – 2018 – F/C – Kessel Heat
One of the more intriguing post prospects in the Midwest, it’s hard to find a 6-foot-7 big with this kind of length and feet. Shaw is a shot blocking force and continues to expand his offensive package. He’s getting more comfortable with the ball in his hands and can step out and shoot a little bit. There’s no doubt that Shaw’s best days are still ahead. 
 
Simi Shittu – 2018 – F – CIA Bounce
One of the biggest mismatch problems in the country, Shittu is almost like a guard in a 6-foot-9 frame. Shittu can play all over the floor and score from all three levels. Starting to blow up this summer, Georgetown, Arizona, Louisville, UConn, North Carolina State, UCLA, Syracuse, Texas, and more are trying to reel in the top 10 prospect. 
 
Daquan Smith – 2018 – PG – MBA Hoops Elite
An explosive lead guard with the ability to score and create from multiple levels, Smith holds offers from Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi, South Alabama, Troy, etc.  One of the best kept secrets in the South, Smith could very well explode this weekend in Wisconsin.
 
Torrence Watson – 2018 – SG – Ramey-Jets United
A freak athlete, Watson is a major weapon in transition. At 6-foot-5, if Watson improves his outside shot, he’ll be a really tough matchup at the college level. The defensive ability is also a big part of Watson’s game. A plus-length wing with solid lateral quickness, Watson can be a lock down defender at Ohio State. 
 
Rashad Williams – 2018 – G – REACH Legends
Williams opened a lot eyes already in July. Going back to his days in the EYBL, Williams went off on people this past spring and carried that momentum into the NY2LA Next Level Invitational. In fact, he posted a 10-for-12 effort from 3-point range last week. A handful of mid-major programs have offered. Expect his list to grow this week.