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2013 UA Summer Jam: Post Prospects Rule on Friday
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (11:58 PM CT, Fri July 19, 2013)
Stephen Zimmerman and Chase Jeter patrolled the paint Friday
Stephen Zimmerman and Chase Jeter patrolled the paint Friday
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Milwaukee, WI (Future150) -- Quality post prospects were the theme of the day at the 2013 Under Armour Summer Jam on Friday, where head coaches such as Kentucky's John Calipari, UCLA's Steve Alford, and Baylor's Scott Drew were roaming the gyms all day watching over recruiting targets. There were also several mid-major prospects who emerged onto Future150's radar. Here is a recap of the day's happenings...

Stephen Zimmerman2015 PF, Dream Vision: On Friday, the 7-foot post prospect proved his worth as the #2 player in the class. For a kid so young and so big, his skillset is spectacular. He effortlessly blocks shots, runs the floor for easy baskets, and has an arsenal of post moves in the paint. John Calipari (Kentucky), Steve Alford (UCLA), John Beilein (Michigan), and Dave Rice (UNLV) were all on hand for his first game of the day, as was assistant coach Norm Roberts (Kansas). It's worth noting that Calipari and Alford also watched him in his second game of the day on Friday night.

Diamond Stone, 2015 PF, Young Legends: The 6-foot-10 power forward/center is a unique prospect. He has the bulk to play the center position, but runs the floor well and can stretch defenses with his perimeter shooting. On Friday, he was finishing plays with dunks on the inside and rebounding everything in his area. John Calipari was sitting in the front row of seats watching Future150's #4 prospect in the class, and Diamond didn't disappoint. 

T.J. Haws, 2014 SG, Las Vegas Prospects: Labeled as a "system guy", T.J. proved that he is more than able to create for himself this week. He was taking his defender off-the-dribble and creating shots for himself, while also drilling several long-range jumpers throughout his game against the Carolina Wolves. He also showed a tight handle and a quick first step that gives him good separation on offense. BYU will be happy to have the Utah native.

Brevin Pritzl, 2015 SG, Wisconsin Playground Warriors: The 6-foot-3 wing will be a stock riser by the end of summer, and a lot of it will have to do with his ability to shoot the ball consistenly from the outside. He plays smart basketball, displaying his high IQ on the floor, and will be an asset to whatever mid-major school can land his services. As of right now, some of the biggest offers he has include Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Green Bay, South Dakota State, and Toledo. 

Chase Jeter, 2015 PF, Dream Vision: The 6-foot-9 power forward has impressive skills for his age. He was displaying a beautiful hook shot in the low post Friday, and has excellent footwork in the low block. He also has good instincts and timing on the defensive end of the floor. Schools such as UCLA, North Carolina, and Kanas are all after the Las Vegas talent, and it's easy to see why.

Shaquile Carr2014 PG, Las Vegas Prospects: Another Las Vegas prospect who played well on Friday was the Canyon Springs (NV) point guard. One of the faster lead guards in his class, Shaq is at his best when playing transition basketball. He is good at finding his teammates in the open floor, but he is also effective when taking his defender off-the-dribble and getting into the lane. He will be the perfect piece of the puzzle for a program with an uptempo playing style. UNLV head coach Dave Rice was spotted at his game Friday, and Memphis is one of the latest high major schools to contact him.

Nick Noskowiak2015 PG, Wisconsin Playground Warriors: Marquette has locked in a commitment from the local point guard, and with good reason. He is one of the most fun prospects to watch in his class. He plays with excellent pace, has a tight handle, as well as excellent court vision. He impresses us more every time we see him. When his jump shot is falling, his game goes to another level. Expect him to be a top 50 prospect by the time his senior season rolls around. 

Darrlyn Willis, 2014 PF, Milwaukee Rebels: An unknown prospect outside the Midwest before the Under Armour Summer Jam, that is no longer the case. The 6-foot-8 power forward may be playing alongside superstar Kevon Looney, but that hasn't stopped the Madison Memorial (WI) standout from making a name for himself on a national level. He has a nose for the ball, rebounds very well on both ends, and is very active on the defensive end. He claimed an offer from UMass, as well as interest from several other division one programs. Look for his recruitment to pick up significantly. 

Makol Mawien, 2015 PF/C, Utah Prospects: The sleeper prospect of the day was without a doubt the 6-foot-9 big man from Granger High School (UT). The high energy low post presence was rebounding and blocking shots at an astounding rate on Friday. He was scoring at the rim against contact, and displayed the ability to thrive in pick-and-roll situations. Utah, Utah State, and San Jose State have already offered scholarships. Many more will follow in the coming months.

Matt Heldt2015 C, Wisconsin Playground Warriors: The anchor of a powerful Wisconsin Playground Warriors team is the 6-foot-10 center. He is an agile post prospect who loves to play physical basketball, constantly working for positioning on the low block. What I like best about him is that he embraces being a "true" big man who doesn't try to do more than he is capable of on the floor. A reliable finisher on the inside, Matt has the potential to be a double-double machine at the next level. Mid-major to high-major prospect.


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