Wings Fly High In Super Hoop Jamfest

Reporter Mike Sullivan was in Queens to watch several local matchups as the July evaluation period is moving along rapidly ...

FLUSHING, NEW YORK -- Wings Academy has always displayed an exciting style of play. They usually have two or three terrific guards and employ the press to make sure the game is played at an uptempo pace.

Yesterday at the Super Hoop Jamfest held at Holy Cross High School in Queens, New York, rising senior guard Jabriel Blue helped Wings Academy produce a 66-47 victory over St. Francis Prep.

Blue, a lefty guard at 5-foot-11, darted past his defenders most of the day for 26 points. He had some solid help too from another guard, Ian Vasquez, a rising sophomore.

The 6-foot-2 skilled backcourt player ramped up from beyond the three-point line, scorching the Terriers' perimeter defense for 20 points, six of which were three-pointers.

Blue's quickness was a key to help open up lanes for the Wings Academy offense while Vasquez benefited from this by rocking the St. Francis Prep defense with deadly shooting.

This was the second of five games in day two of the Super Hoop Jamfest, an event held the last several years by Holy Cross head basketball coach, Paul Gilvary.

The first 19 minutes were played in running time to allow all five games to be competed in proper scheduled time. This was a well-run tournament and concludes today with the first game starting at 4 p.m. eastern time and concluding with the 8 p.m. matchup.

Many of these players are seen locally in the IS8 League or at the Rumble in the Bronx held at Fordham University.


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