NY2LA Summer Jam: Day One

MEQUON, Wisc. -- During the first day of bracket play at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam, Lamonte Bearden, Myles Turner, Casey Schlatter and Chase Jeter were among the standouts.

Myles Turner, C, Texas Select – When Turner is on the floor the game changes and the Michigan Warriors found that out the hard way. Turner recorded 11 blocks and changed a number of other shots. His length, timing and instincts as a shot blocker are impressive. He also flashed his jump shot in the win, hitting a three-pointer and a 15-footer. He's getting better as a scorer on the block and showed great touch in the paint.

Joe Burton, SF, Houston Defenders – Burton continued his strong play on Friday the Summer Jam. A 6-foot-6 wing, Burton connected on three three-pointers, all of which came from the corners. He also mixed in strong drives to the rim, dropped in floaters and played with energy from the wing position. Burton's playing with a high level of confidence right now and it shows in his game.

Zach Haney, C/PF, Houston Defenders – Haney was intriguing in the spring and from the looks of he's starting to intrigue coaches as well. He had a handful of schools checking him out on Friday. At 6-foot-9, Haney has a good set of hands and good touch around the basket. He hit a right hook, knocked down a mid-range jump shot and also connected on a three during the Defenders afternoon game.

Casey Schlatter, PF, Iowa Barnstormers – In an upset win over Sports U, Schlatter, a Drake commit, used his skill and shot making ability to impact the game. He knocked in a couple three-pointers, hit a mid-range pull-up and battled with the Sports U big men in the paint. Schlatter runs the floor well, has great touch around the basket and has impressive ball skills for a 6-foot-8 power forward.

Kory Kuenstling, C, Iowa Barnstormers – Although he came off the bench, Kuenstling was among the primary reasons the Barnstormers knocked off Sports U. The 6-foot-9 big man flashed a right jump hook, contests shots in the paint and showed good touch. He had a steal and dunk late the game that helped extend the Barnstormers lead. Kuenstling also connected on a mid-range jumper and was fouled, which set the Barnstormer faithful into a frenzy.

Brock Stull, SG, Rockford Ambassadors – A 6-foot-3 guard out of Caledonia (Ill.) Boyla, Stull competed and made shots against a loaded D.C. Assault squad. The Under Armour sponsored team struggled to keep Stull quiet, as he hit threes off the catch and bounce. Stull has a good skill level and attacks the rim going to his right. He hit four floaters in the lane and also took a defender to the post for a score. Lower level mid-majors should definitely give Stull a look.

Lamonte Bearden, PG, WI Swing – Litch – In a close contest with the Utah Prospects, Bearden stepped up for the Swing. He was especially valuable for the Swing in the first half, where he was able to push the tempo, get into the lane and make plays at the rim. He's quick, has a strong handle and keeps defenders off balance with hesitations and change of pace. He scored 20 plus in the win over the Prospects and scored it well from mid-range and in.

Namon Wright, SG/SF, Dream Vision – The spring and summer have been up and down for Wright, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Los Angeles (Calif.) Pacific Hills. On Friday, Wright put together one of the best performances of recent memory. After missing his first three shots, Wright hit three three-pointers, including one well behind the three-point stripe. Wright also made a few nice passes and defended his position well.

Karl Towns, C, Sports U – The Kentucky commit didn't get a ton of touches, but when he did he usually made something happen. At 6-foot-10, 245-pounds, Towns' ability to face the rim and make jump shots is impressive. He worked in one three in the loss to the Iowa Barnstormers. Towns is also starting to play more inside than he did last year and he was effective with his right jump hook. His length also impacted the game on the defensive end, as he made it hard for the Barnstormers to get easy looks in he paint.

Chase Jeter, PF, Dream Vision – Over the course of the spring and summer, Jeter, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound post player, has shown signs of improvement. He played in the 16's division in April and has moved up to the 17's for July and it appears to be a good move. He played with confidence on Friday and scored the ball with ease on the block. Jeter hit a pair of right jump hooks, knocked down a mid-range jump shot and finished with both hands at the rim. Jeter checked in just outside of five-star status in the last batch of rankings and he'll likely push for a bump next go around.

*Paris Bass, a 6-foot-7 forward from the Michigan Warriors, has a high skill level. He attacked the basket, showed good scoring touch and worked in a few jump shots.

*Reach Legends forward Justin Tillman is a talent. At 6-foot-7, he has a long set of arms, runs the floor well and is a solid athlete. He hit a 15-foot jump shot and had a handful of finishes at the rim in an evening game on Friday.

*JayQuan McCloud, a 2014 guard for the Illinois Wolves, was in attack mode for the Wolves in an evening game. The 6-foot-2 wiry guard is quick, finds ways to get to the rim and has an improved mid-range pull-up.

*Myles Turner had Steve Alford, John Calipari and Billy Kennedy at his game. There were also a host of assistant coaches tracking Turner in his teams win over Michigan Warriors.

*Stephen Zimmerman drew Steve Alford, John Calipari, Scott Drew and Dave Rice for his evening game on Friday.

*Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan trailed the Sports U team all day Friday. Among their targets on the team are 6-foot-3 guard Wade Baldwin and 6-foot-9 big man Quadri Moore.

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