Category: Chicago Hoops Written by Scott Burgess
The NY2LA Under Armour Summer Jam had another exciting day of action at Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin on Friday. We take a look at a few of the top performances from day 3.
Stephen Zimmerman, center (Dream Vision 17U)
After playing just ok the first two days at the Summer Jam the nation’s top 2015 prospect showed why in front of a full house of coaches. The 7 foot center is a big time athlete that knows how to use his physical tools to change the game. He runs the floor awesome. His best play of the day was when he received a pass in transition, 360 spin, and then slammed it home. His skill on the block is super advanced as he showed flashes of a sick post game with quick moves. At times he had 3 defenders coming at him so he would make great passes to teammates. Zimmerman rebounds well and swats shots. Showed why he is so coveted at the next level and beyond.
Isaiah Roby, forward (Quad City Elite 15U)
Roby is an athletic combo forward that has a projectable body. He plays with a motor and has a great feel for the game. Roby was quick around the basket and also showed nice potential on his jumper. Defensively he had a couple blocks. One to track over the next year to see how he progresses.
Zion Morgan, shooting guard (Chicago Lockdown 15U)
Morgan can flat out score! The athletic two guard got in the lane whenever he wanted in their contest. He is explosive attacking the basket with a plus first step and his ability to consistently finish at the hoop. His jumper has great form as he knocked down a few short jumpers. Morgan rebounds well and is a plus defender getting in passing lanes as well as guarding his man one on one recording several steals. The King rising sophomore went for 17 points.
Anthony Cowan, point guard (DC Assault 15U)
Cowan controlled their game against the Illinois Wolves. The rising sophomore is a big time floor general that has a tremendous feel for the game at a young age. He is a plus plus passer with great vision finding open teammates. Cowan would bring the ball across half court and make one great pass that usually led to the bucket. He drew defenders penetrating in the lane and then kicked it to shooters. Cowan also displayed a reliable three point shot.
Nate Kennell, shooting guard (Illinois Wolves 15U)
Kennell has had a huge July squarely putting himself on the 2016 radar as perhaps the best shooter in the state in his class. The rising junior continued where he left off at the Chicago Summer Challenge last week. In the catch and shoot just count the points as Kennell is straight money from deep. He also had a couple nice scores at the basket attacking the hoop. Kennell had 24 points against DC Assault.