The second live period of the spring is finally here as teams across the nation are playing in events. The Hoop Group Spring Jam Fest tipped off on Friday with players putting on a strong performance in front of college…
The second live period of the spring is finally here as teams across the nation are playing in events. The Hoop Group Spring Jam Fest tipped off on Friday with players putting on a strong performance in front of college coaches. Here are the standouts from the opening day of the Hoop Group Spring Jam Fest.
, 6’6 F St. John Vianney 2024
Domingo had a standout day for the Jersey Force 17U HGSL team as he made an impact at both ends of the floor. The lanky 6’6 forward skied for blocks on the defensive end and elevated nicely for dunks around the basket. Domingo flashed his range as he knocked down a pair of triples and has a high release on his jumper. He moved well without the ball in his hands and ripped down rebounds on both ends. Domingo’s stock should continue to rise with more performances like he had on the opening day.
, 6’2 PG Long Island Lutheran 2025
Mingo was dynamic for PSA Cardinals 16U as he was able to control the pace of the game. The 6’2 guard showed off his good court vision as he was able to thread passes to teammates in transition and the half court. Mingo used his handle to create separation from his defender and was able to get to his spot on the floor all game. He showed the ability to play off the ball and used his quick hands to get steals on defense. Mingo is a talented floor general who should only continue to grow as a lead guard this spring and summer.
, 6’0 PG Kingsway 2026
Hart had a strong showing for the Philly Pride 15U team as he was able to make plays for them throughout the game. The 6’0 lead guard pushed the tempo nicely in transition and was able to get into the paint at will. Hart made flashy passes to open teammates and moved well without the ball in his hands. He moved his feet well on the defensive end and fought for rebounds on both ends of the floor. Hart is a speedy, lead guard prospect who will be on to watch over the next couple of months.
, 6’1 CG Alexandria City 2024
Robinson was great for AKT as he showed his ability to impact the game at both ends of the floor. The 6’1 guard attacked the basket with no fear as he was unafraid of drawing contact around the paint. Robinson showed a good touch around the basket and rarely got rattled by on-ball pressure. He played tough defense as his man struggled to get the offense started. Robinson is a two-way guard prospect who does whatever it takes to help his team win games.
, 6’3 SG Hotchkiss 2024
Bleeker had a big day for the NJ Panthers 17U HGSL team as he made clutch shots for them throughout the day. The 6’3 guard has a smooth release on his jumper and made opponents pay for giving him space on the perimeter. Bleeker moved well without the ball in his hands, freeing himself for open jumpers and layups in the half court. He slid his feet on the defensive end and ran the floor well in transition. Bleeker is a sharpshooting guard prospect whose stock will go up if he continues to knock down jumpers from behind the arc.
Other Prospects to Know:
, 6’5 F Roselle Catholic (NJ Scholars 15U) 2026
, 6’3 SG Hunterdon Central (United Platinum) 2024
, 5’8 PG South River (NJ Panthers 16U HGSL) 2025
, 6’3 SG Central Regional (Jersey Shore Predators 17U) 2025
Jayden Brown, 6’6 WF St. Andrew’s Episcopal (New World HGSL) 2024