The Atlantic City Jam Fest was filled with so many players rising their stocks that two articles was not enough. The rising senior class had a big showing as they did their best to impress college coaches. Here are the…
The Atlantic City Jam Fest was filled with so many players rising their stocks that two articles was not enough. The rising senior class had a big showing as they did their best to impress college coaches. Here are the 2023 stock risers from the AC Jam Fest.
Jayden Holmes-Cotter Jayden Holmes-Cotter 6'6" | PF Freehold Township | 2023 State NJ , 6’6 PF Freehold Township (Jersey Force)
Holmes-Cotter had a strong showing at the AC Jam Fest for the Jersey Force as he was able to establish himself down low. The 6’6 forward has a strong frame, which he uses to get position down low and draw contact around the basket. Holmes-Cotter ran the floor hard and exploded off the floor for dunks around the basket. He fought for rebounds on both ends of the floor and held his ground on the defensive end. Holmes-Cotter is a physical forward prospect whose ability to control the post is something that will help his stock in a big way.
Connor Stonebraker Connor Stonebraker 6'7" | PF Versailles | 2023 State OH , 6’8 PF Versailles (Ohio Buckets)
Stonebraker had a big showing for Ohio Buckets in Atlantic City as he showed his ability to affect the game in a variety of ways. The 6’8 forward has a smooth release on his jumper and shot the ball with confidence from behind the arc. Stonebraker did more than just shoot as he also got to the basket and has a nice touch in the paint. He moved well without the ball in his hands and was tough to box out on both ends of the floor. Stonebraker’s ability to stretch the floor is something that will help his game in a big way throughout the rest of the summer.
Joshua Ingram Joshua Ingram 6'4" | SG St. Joe's Metuchen | 2023 State NJ , 6’4 SG St. Joe’s Metuchen (NJ Panthers)
Ingram had a solid showing for the NJ Panthers as he provided them with an offensive spark on the perimeter. The 6’4 guard has a clean shooting form as he wastes little motion and does not require a lot of space to release his shot. Ingram used his handle effectively to get into the paint and finish around the basket. He moved well without the ball in his hands and moved his feet nicely on defense. Ingram has had a strong summer so far and it should continue throughout the rest of July.
Jaiden Williams Jaiden Williams 6'6" | SF Cardinal Hayes | 2023 State NY , 6’4 SG Cardinal Hayes (Kips Bay)
Williams had a good showing at the AC Jam Fest as he helped Kips Bay take home the 17U HGSL 3 championship. The 6’4 guard attacked the basket with a purpose as he finished nicely in the paint and did not mind contact. Williams played under control in the half court as he rarely forced the issue and made timely shots throughout the three days. He has a nice handle and showed the ability to defend multiple positions on the floor. Williams is a two-way wing prospect whose stock should continue to rise with more performances like he had in Atlantic City.
Blake Deegan Blake Deegan 6'6" | SF Archbishop Carroll | 2023 State PA , 6’6 SF Archbishop Carroll (Gibbs Elite)
Deegan helped his stock in Atlantic City for Gibbs Elite by showing his versatility at both ends of the floor. The lanky 6’6 forward used his length to swat shots around the basket and was able to switch onto smaller players in pick-and-roll situations. Deegan ripped down rebounds on both ends of the floor and moved well without the ball in his hands. He finished nicely around the basket and was able to get into the paint off the bounce. Deegan is a forward prospect to keep track of in July with his ability to make plays at both ends of the floor.
Other Prospects to Know:
Bryson Wilson Bryson Wilson 6'5" | SF St Stephen’s And St Agnes | 2023 State VA , 6’5 G/F St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes (Mason Elite DC)
Corey Caulker Corey Caulker 6'1" | PG Bishop O'Connell | 2023 State VA , 6’0 PG Bishop O’Connell (Team Thrill VA)
Josh Eli Josh Eli 6'6" | SG Paul VI | 2024 NJ , 6’6 SG Deptford (East Coast Cyclones)
David Alexandre David Alexandre 5'9" | PG Saddle River Day | 2023 State NJ , 5’9 PG Saddle River Day (NJ ShoreShots Orange)
KJ Gardner KJ Gardner 6'2" | SG Springdale Prep | 2023 State MD , 6’2 SG Springdale Prep (Global Squad)