The fifth and final day of the 2017 NY2LA Sports Summer Jam wrapped up competition on Sunday with thrilling performances from a number of prospects in late bracket action and championship games.  Here’s a look at some that made their presence felt in Wisconsin Sunday…

Top performances
Nimari Burnett — PG — 2020— Dream Vision

Playing up an age level with the 16U, Burnett made the most of limited playing time coming off the bench to score three clutch buckets in the final two minutes of a hard-fought, back-and-forth 16U championship game on Sunday. He connected on a go-ahead basket on a nice step through move with 55 seconds remaining that gave Dream Vision a 56-54 lead and completed a huge comeback. A 6’1 point guard who is solid with the ball and is a strong finisher around the basket, Burnett finished with eight points.

Deandre Campbell — G — 2018 — Ramey Jets
With Ohio State commit Torrence Watson sitting out Sunday’s 17U semifinal game against CIA Bounce, the Ramey Jets got a big performance from Campbell who stepped up to help fill the void. Also a standout football player, Campbell is a big, strong 6’1 guard who went for 15 first half points as he helped his squad build an early lead.

Hunter Jackson — PG — 2020 — George Hill
A strong, 5’11 point guard, Jackson impresses not only with his speed, quickness but with a bulldog mentality. He is a tough defender who makes life difficult for opposing guards. Offensively, Jackson is tough to contain as he regularly gets to the bucket. On Sunday, he knocked down a pair of 3-pointers as well and went for 15 points in a 15U Platinum bracket quarterfinal win over R.E.A.C.H. Legends.

Brandon John — PF — 2018 — CIA Bounce
John had 20 points and seven rebounds and CIA Bounce pulled away from Ramey Jets in a 17U Platinum bracket semifinal game on Sunday afternoon. A 6’9 forward John showcased his ability to finish plays around the basket, throwing down four dunks against Ramey Jets. He has a soft touch around the basket and can also step out and face up as well.

Jake Kyman — SF — 2019 — Dream Vision
Despite a tough performance at the free throw line, Kyman put together another solid game in the 16U Platinum bracket championship against R.E.A.C.H. Legends. Dream Vision fell behind big early, but Kyman got them started with a 3 and helped rally his team in the second half as Dream Vision came all the way back to capture the title. A 6’7 wing player with good size, Kyman has a good feel for scoring the ball and showed a well-rounded and diverse skill set all weekend.

Gabe Madsen — SG — 2020 — Playground Warriors
Madsen knocked down three quick 3-pointers and scored 13 early points in what can only be described as a rout in Sunday’s 15U Platinum bracket championship game against CIA Bounce Ennis. Madsen spent the few minutes of court time in the second half serving as a facilitator and set up several easy buckets in transition with nice passes. He has good size for a shooting guard at 6’4 and showed all weekend he is more than just a shooter.

Joe Reece — F — 2018 — Ramey Jets
Might be one of the most improved players in Missouri this upcoming season. Reece has really taken his game to another level this offseason getting stronger and taking his game into the paint. He is a long, athletic 6’8 Tayshaun Prince clone, with a wide wing span and a versatile, inside-out skill set. Reece handles the ball well, can shoot from the outside and defensively can guard all over the court. Where he has improved the most is in the paint and around the basket where he has gotten stronger with the ball and is able to finish through contact. 

Jonathan Salazar — PF — 2019 — Dream Vision
A strong, powerful forward, Salazar was too much for R.E.A.C.H. Legends in the paint in Sunday’s 16U Platinum bracket championship game. He came off the bench to score 23 points and rally Dream Vision from a poor first half. Salazar threw down an alley-oop dunk with nine minutes to play that helped effectively erase what had been a 20-point deficit in the first half. Salazar combines tremendous physical attributes with a bulldog mentality in the paint, battling for every rebound and loose ball and uses his shoulders to create space around the basket. He also showed he is also skilled enough to step out and knock down 3-pointers and has a nice face-up game in the mid-post.

Jamari Sibley — F — 2020 — Playground Warriors
An ultra-athletic 6’8 2020 forward, Sibley came off the bench to throw down a pair of monster dunks in the first half of Sunday’s 15U Platinum bracket championship game against CIA Bounce Ennis, including a powerful two-handed flush of an alley-oop set up by teammate Jalen Johnson to cap the first half. A long, athletic forward with lots of bounce, Sibley put eight points on the board in the first half and finished with 12 points as the Warriors cruised to the title.

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Simisola Adebosin — G — 2018 — North Pole

A strong, athletic, 6’2 guard, Adebosin proved to be tough for Kessel Heat to keep out of the lane in Sunday’s 17U Gold division semifinal game. He scored 10 points in a low-scoring affair, but his playmaking and ability to get in the lane helped North Pole keep the game tight throughout.

Scott Gowan — G — 2018 — Rockford Five-O
Gowan did a good job of giving Rockford Five-O a much needed spark against DTA in 17U Silver bracket play on Sunday afternoon. He led his team with nine points in the first half, then added 10 more in the second half. He did a good job getting to the basket and finishing against a big DTA front line and for the most part helped Rockford Five-O take care of the ball against pressure in the backcourt.

Allmany Koroma — PF — 2019 — Dream Vision
Much like teammate Jonathan Salazar, Koroma proved to be too much in the paint in Sunday’s 16U Platinum bracket championship game as Dream Vision rallied from a big deficit in the first half to storm back and take the win. A strong, powerfully built 6’8 forward, Koroma got busy in the paint and scored several key buckets down the stretch as he overpowered his opponent. He finished with 13 points despite leaving several at the free throw line.

Ryan Kutsor — G — 2018 — Kessel Heat
A 6’4 shooting guard, Kutsor put together a big first half on Sunday against North Pole in a 17U Gold bracket semifinal contest. He knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and scored 12 first half points and showed a diverse skill set in the process. Kutsor is a tough, physical player who has the ability to shoot off the catch and moves well without the ball. Kutsor led all scorers with 18 points in the win over North Pole.

Grant Miller — F — 2018 — North Pole
Miller helped North Pole advance to the 17U Gold division semifinals and had nine points in a Sunday morning contest against Kessel Heat. Miller has good size at 6’7 and has a solid all-around skill set for a big man. Miller showed off his versatility in the final minute of Sunday’s game against Kessel, coming up with a key block, then followed with a big offensive rebound at the other end of the court. 

Ahmad Muhammad — G — 2018 — Chicago Lockdown
Muhammed came off the bench to provide a spark for Lockdown on Sunday in a 17U Gold bracket semifinal contest against Northern Kings. He led Lockdown with 13 points and showed the ability to get to the free throw line and create off the bounce.

Michael Saunders Jr — SG — 2020 — George Hill
After a slow start, Saunders put together a strong performance in the second half for George Hill in an early morning contest against R.E.A.C.H. Legends in 15U Platinum bracket play. He finished with 13 points and was tough for the Legends to contain in the open court as Saunders showed off his end-to-end speed on several occasions. He is a skilled guard with elite speed and is a good finisher around the basket.

Traivon Washington — F — 2017 — DTA
A 6’4 wing player, Washington showed a smooth game off the bounce as well as the ability to stick long range 3-pointers in a win over Rockford Five-O in a 17U Silver bracket contest on Sunday. He knocked down four 3-pointers and led DTA with 12 first half points, then added six more in the second half. 

Antoine Vernon — G — 2018 — Northern Kings
The Kings have a lot of different weapons and a host of players performed well throughout Sunday’s 17U Gold bracket semifinal game against Chicago Lockdown, but Vernon came up with several big shots to help the Kings advance. Vernon made four 3-pointers including three in the second half in a contest that was starved for offense. A 6’0 guard who can play on the ball or off, Vernon had quite a finish hitting two free throws to pull the Kings within two with 30 seconds remaining, scored a game-tying layup with 15 seconds remaining then forced a steal to send the contest to overtime. With the Kings trailing by one, Vernon was fouled with less than a second remaining attempting a 3 and went to the line and made all three for the win. He finished the contest with 21 points.