The April Live recruiting period is in the books, and BallisLife has captured many of the highlights from the 2014 Pitt Jam Fest, one of the best grassroots events put on by the Hoop Group.
Headlining the action was We-R-1 small forward Derrick Jones, the No. 25 overall player in the Class of 2015, according to Rivals. The 6-foot-7 Archbishop John Carroll (Pa.) star displayed his athleticism while he works on developing the rest of his game.
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Other players who stood out were Kwe Parker, Tevin Mack, Brandon Childress, Danjel Puriefoy, Seventh Woods and Mustapha Heron, who is a Pitt commit in the Class of 2016, playing in front of the Panther fans.
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New Heights from New York ended up taking home the 17u crown.
Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson won the Marquette Madness slam dunk contest on Friday night with a between the legs dunk.
The 6-foot-10 Ellenson, the top recruit in Steve Wojciechowski’s freshmen class, defeated sophomore Sandy Cohen, fellow freshman Sacar Anim and Wally Ellenson, his older brother.
Ellenson joins the Golden Eagles as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2015.
Late Night in the Phog is typically a night to remember for Kansas fans. For Kansas student Jerrod Martin Castro, Friday night’s event is one he won’t forget.
Castro, a sophomore, was selected as a contestant for a $10,000 giveaway. The only thing standing in the way of a big payday was a half-court shot. Brennan Bechard, the Kansas director of basketball operations, attempted the long-distance shot and hit nothing but net.
Kansas head coach Bill Self signed a $10,000 check on the spot.