TMT Sportz’s Chicago Summer Jam Class of 2014 Final Results
TMT Sportz’s Chicago Summer Jam was one of the top notch college exposure events held in the Midwest! The atmosphere on Friday night was absolutely crazy! All courts were filled with wall to wall talent and barn burning performances. The Mac Irvin Fire vs. IBA Select 2014 OT game ended in a back to back long range 3pt that sealed the deal for IBA Select 72-71.IBA Select then went into the battle zone with California I Can All-Stars with streaking by with a 54-53 victory over the Los Angles towering team.
IBA Select 2014 also defeated Mean Streets 59-50 in a very physical and entertaining game. Thornwood’s 6’6 Deonte Thomas wowed the crowd as well as the college coaches with his athletic abilities and strong presence in the back court.
The 6’9 Sean Omara from Benet Academy assisted his teams with blocks, rebounding and points. Teammate Eddie Miles was no slouch on the court at all. His athletic performance turned quite a few heads of the college coaches this weekend. IBA Selects’s Jontrell Walker, West Aurora would steal the show with his impressive reigning of 3’s the entire weekend including the one that stunned the Mac Irvin Fire team who thought they had won with less than .02 seconds on the clock.
The 2014 St. Louis Eagles dominated their pool going 3-0 until their defeat to Mac Irvin Fire on Sunday morning in the consolation game. 6’9, Ikenna Okwarabizie made the rims shake with his powerful dunks and towering rebounds. Cliff Alexander proved why he the #2 Ranked Player in the country. He gave an outstanding performance knocking down the mid-range shot, dunking with ease and blocking shots to the next court. I never seen a athletic versatile young man that is so light on his feet. He validated why he is all over the scouting pages including ESPN Recruiting Nation Basketball poll rankings.
Other 2014 teams that stood out was Illinois Xpress, Southbend Breakers, Mean Streets Ross and Illinois Ambush all dominated their pools by going 3-0. A game changer was floor general Zerell Jackson,6’0 from Bloom HS who lead his team to some close and not so close games. The Friday night defeat against the South Bend breakers definitely reveals why the Illinois Xpress Elite should not be over looked in this 2014 juniors -seniors to be holding down a spot in the top playing teams in Chi-town.
With over 100 college coaches attending the event! Hands down this was one of the best events in town. We would like to thank all the talented young men that entertained us with their outstanding performance, traveling coaches, scouting services and colleges coaches that made this a successful event! See you next year !