Summer Slam: Standout Forwards
Appleton, Wisconsin – On June 10th – June 11th, programs across the midwest came together at Champion Center, and competed for championship braggin rights! The teams in the spacious Champion Center all set out to attain bragging rights for the…
Appleton, Wisconsin – On June 10th – June 11th, programs across the midwest came together at Champion Center, and competed for championship braggin rights!
The teams in the spacious Champion Center all set out to attain bragging rights for the year. Each game had highlight worthy plays, and players looking to prove their team was worthy of a Championship Title. Although there can only be one champion, there was no shortage of intensity throughout the entire weekend in each division. This huge event had all of the best talent in the state of Minnesota. Below, I highlighted the “Forwards to Know” that I was able to watch at the “Summer Slam”.
Bryce Austin | Racine Truth
Austin was a focal point in Racine Truth’s run to the championship. The big guard has a next level-ready shot selection and scored in various ways over the course of the weekend. The wiry prospect brought his versatility to the defensive end as well, showing his ability to guard one through five, and served as a reliable anchor in the paint in zone situations.
Jalen Brown | ABC Young Lions
Brown was a versatile threat on the offensive end of the floor at “Summer Slam”, he proved to have great touch on his pull up jumper as well as timely passes to teammates. The ABC Lions forward has a great size and frame to go along with his natural feel for the game. Most impressive was his steady attack to the paint and ability to finish through contact.
Jackson Joerger | Waterloo Salvation
Waterloo Salvation benefited greatly from the energy and effort from their starting forward. Joerger was at his best when pushing the tempo, the wiry wing gave timely outlets to teammates and filled the lanes himself at a high level. Most impressive was his ability to space the floor with range shooting.
Edward Walker |Minnesota Select
Walker provided a balanced attack at the wing spot, tallying points inside and out of the paint. Minnesota Select benefited from his willingness to find teammates in their shooting pocket as his court vision led to layups and open threes. Walker was able to catch fire from range at times which was a catalyst to his team’s impressive showing at Summer Slam. Most impressive was his ability to finish consistently with each hand at the basket.