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HG Pitt Jam Fest 15U Division: Studs & Storylines
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (7:14 PM CT, Sun April 30, 2017)
2020 PG Jhamir Brickus had a big weekend in Pittsburgh
2020 PG Jhamir Brickus had a big weekend in Pittsburgh
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

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

Pittsburgh, PA (Future150) -- It was another wonderful year at the 2017 Pitt Jam Fest, where well over 400 teams participated in the event from the 17U-14U divisions. Future150 found several prospects and storylines worth noting throughout the weekend, so check out our observations from Pittsburgh.

Team Takeover Black Crowned Champions

Team Takeover Black was crowed champions of the 15U Platinum Division at the 2017 Pitt Jam Fest, taking down the NY Jayhawks 58-46 to close the tournament. Particularly impressive for Takeover throughout the weekend was 2020 small forward prospect Myles Stute, who recently picked up his first college scholarship offer, coming from local program George Washington. The 6'6" forward is both strong and skilled, and had no problem scoring from all levels, making him one of the toughest assignments in the entire division.

RIP City 2020 Making Noise In The Northeast

Led by flashy 5'8" playmaker Jhamir Brickus, the talented crew with roots in Richard Hamilton's hometown of Coatesville, Pennsylvania made a run to the semi-finals of the division before falling to eventual champion Team Takeover Black. Brickus had a huge freshman season at Coatesville High School, and his strong play continued at Pitt Jam Fest. As a whole, they are a group made up primarily of fearless guards who back down from no one, and they are a squad that should be monitored the rest of the spring and summer.

Trevor Keels Seeing Stock Rise As Elite 2021 Prospect

Leading a very talented Team Takeover Black 14's group to the semi-finals in the 15U division, elite 2021 guard Trevor Keels was quite impressive over the weekend. The 6'3" guard is as smooth as they come and had no problem scoring the ball in Pittsburgh. A highly skilled player with a textbook jumper, his stock continues to rise this spring while playing against older competition.

Pitt Jam Fest 15U Standouts:

Darrius Davis, 2020 SG/SF, Bridge City (PA): Only 14 years old, the muscular 6'2" wing was one of the most physical prospects in the division. The lefty proved to be a punishing slasher who loved to finish around the rim throughout the weekend. He was also one of the best rebounding perimeter prospects in the division, and he plays a similar style of game to Central Connecticut State signee Talek Williams.

Andre Curbelo, 2020 PG, NY Jayhawks (NY): Already holding an offer from Iona, the 6-foot Puerto Rico native has been making noise in the United States since his breakout at Hoop Group Future All-American Camp last summer. Already a tremendous passer and slasher, he should continue to see his stock take an upward tick this spring.

Jalen Bradberry, 2021 G, Corey Graham Elite (NY): The Buffalo prospect is already gaining a reputation as one of the best shooters in Western New York, even though he's only an 8th grader. He showed his long-term promise while playing up an age group in Pittsburgh, where he was dangerous when left open on the perimeter. 

Isiah Warfield, 2020 G, Bridge City (PA): Upside is the name of the game for the 6'3" combo guard, who was very impressive as a wiry slasher on the offensive end. A long and slender prospect, it's very clear that he still has a lot of growing left to do, and as he does, his game will too, making him a candidate as one of the highest-upside prospects in the Pittsburgh area.

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