The Chicago Summer Jam was held on July 19th-21st and was formally known as the D1 Elite Event. This is the annual event that has given many scholarship opportunities to student athletes in the midwest and nationwide.
It was 73 degrees outside but inside the gym of the Highland Lincoln Center it was scorching hot. We had college coaches in attendance including: Duke, North Carolina, Kansas University, Cal Poly, LSU, Ohio State, UMass, DePaul, Oregon State, South Dakota, Eastern Kentucky, Valpo, Butler, Creighton and UIC. These are just a few on the long list of major colleges and universities! Also teams from California, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri came to leave their mark.
Chicago Summer Jam NCAA Certified Event Recap Day 1: The Basketball College Coaches
There were over 100 college coaches including head coaches. To name just a few, we had:
- Tom Izzo from Michigan State.
- John Beilein from University of Michigan.
- Oliver Purnell rom Depaul University
- Gene Ford, Bradley University.
- Porter Moser, Loyola University.
- Tracey Didly, Chicago State University.
- Lennox Forrester, SIUe.
- Mark Montgomery, NIU.
Chicago Summer Jam NCAA Certified Event Recap Day 1: The Basketball Scouts
Large crowds and major scouting services were in attendance. Scouts included:
- Hard Hoops News
- NGS Slam Magazine
- City/Suburbans Hoop
- Indiana Basketball Recruits
- Michigan Prep Stars
- Buzzer Beaters
- National Scouting Report
- Fox Sports Next
- Hoops 24/7 and
- Ballislife just to name a few.
Chicago Summer Jam NCAA Certified Event Recap Day 1: The Basketball Talent
We had some of the elite players showing off their talent including players from the top 100 of every graduating class. Some of the top recruits included
- Cliff Alexander
- Sean Omara
- Jaylen Tatum
- VJ King
- Deonte Thomas
- Tyler Wideman
- Kain Harris
- Jordan Dallas
- Tyler Uyles
The Chicago Summer Jam NCAA Certified Event event recap day 1: it was a huge success scorching with talent and college exposure.