The month of July came to a close this past weekend but a host of talented prospects had impressed throughout from coast to coast during various platforms.  The NY2LA Sports live evaluation platforms were no exception as a number of highly regarded prospects delivered scintillating efforts on the hardwood in Wisconsin. Earlier this week we took a look at the first team and today we continue with our Second Team All-NY2LA Performers from July 2017…

Note – Listed in Alphabetical Order

Rasir Bolton – 2018 – PG – Team Loaded VA
College Commitment – Penn State University
A talented guard with the ability to finish at each level while distributing and defending, Bolton was consistently stellar in his 2017 NY2LA Sports Summer Jam appearance, which is difficult considering he hit the court with a loaded Team Loaded VA team in Wisconsin.  Amongst a powerful lineup that included the likes of David McCormack, Armando Bacot, Mac McClung, etc. it was Bolton who stood out game after game with highly efficient and at times dominant play in helping them to an unblemished mark.  Penn State secured a quality talent in Bolton and if his performance in Wisconsin during July is any indication, he will be a force to reckon with moving forward.

Ignas Brazdeikis – 2018 – F – CIA Bounce EYBL
A multi-dimensional forward with the ability to create matchup problems with his versatility and scoring skills, Brazdeikis finished at every level and went the entire gauntlet of the 2017 NY2LA Sports Summer Jam platform matching up with some of the premiere prospects in the country.  He was consistent during both wins and losses and that’s something to be impressed with when you consider the number of games and they type of competition they faced, despite being down a couple players due to injuries earlier in the month.  He helped his team bounce back from sluggish matchup play to advance into the semi-finals of the Platinum division before falling to the eventual champion Dream Vision team in a thriller.  A high major talent who’s just getting started, Brazdeikis brings a lot of game to the hardwood and his ability to fill the box score and contribute on both ends while presenting matchup problems is intriguing and impressive.  In the right system at the next level he could really flourish.  

Christian Brown – 2019 – F – Game Elite 2019
An explosively athletic forward with the ability to score at every level, Brown put everything on display in flashes during the 2017 NY2LA Sports Summer Jam.  He ripped the nets from long range when the opportunity presented itself, he scored at the mid-range level, he battled through contact and finished, and he soared in transition.  He has multiple high major impact qualities and his overall maturity and character on the court is advanced as well.  A polished talent on and off the court already, Brown is just getting started as his best basketball lies ahead.  Easily one of the most coveted prospects in the 2019 class nationally, Brown holds high major offers from coast to coast and justifiably so as he proved once again in Wisconsin this past July that he’s the real deal and one of the most electric prospects in the country regardless of class.

Ayo Dosunmu – 2018 – G – Mac Irvin Fire
So many things to like about this young man who just continues to take steps forward with his strong play.  Dosunmu was electric at times in July during various platforms including, but not limited to, the 2017 NY2LA Sports Summer Jam.  Locking up with multiple high major guards Dosunmu consistently delivered high caliber efforts and highlight scoring potential.  At his best when attacking the rim, Dosunmu is a scoring first guard and he does so from every level of the court.  Mix in his size, versatility, athleticism, etc. and it’s easy to see why he’s one of the most coveted prospects left on the board.  His best basketball is still in front of him so he’s just starting to write his story and he added yet another early chapter to his book with a stellar performance in Wisconsin this past July.

Aaron Henry – 2018 – F – Team Harris
Few, if any, have received as little attention but deserved so much more than this forward who is a classic underrated prospect both regionally and nationally.  Love the consistency he brings, the toughness he brings, and his overall ability to compete and play hard.  July was no exception as he helped his Team Harris squad to the semi-finals of the scintillating 2017 NY2LA Sports Summer Jam with a number of quality efforts that showed versatility, athleticism, and the ability to finish at each level.  He scored around the basket, at the mid-range level, from beyond the arc, in transition, etc. and he did that in big spots when it mattered against high caliber competition.  He holds a number of high major offers right now and expect a few more to jump on board as Henry proved in July he can line up with the best of them.