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Riverside Brookfield Summer Shootout Day 1!!!!!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed Day 1. Some good performances I saw. Here's the breakdown:


Best team: Glenbard West(Glen Ellyn)- Beat both Simeon Career Academy(Chicago) and St Rita(Chicago) by double digits. Tall, long, and tough to score on in their 1-2-2 zone defense. Shooters all over the court and handled Simeon's pressure very well for most of the game.


Best player: Caden Pierce, Glenbard West(Glen Ellyn)- Class of 2022 6'6" guard did everything today. Rebounded, hit threes, hit mid range jumpers, and scored on drives to the basket.


Best individual performance: Cameron Christie, Rolling Meadows- Class of 2023 6'6" point guard scored from all over the court. Threes, floaters, finishes at the rim with both hands. He scored 22 points in a very efficient performance.


Dunk of the day: Ryan Renfro, Glenbard West(Glen Ellyn)- See a pattern developing here? Class of 2022 6'8" forward drove baseline and had a nasty two handed dunk over one of the Rubin brothers of Simeon(not sure which because the Wolverines wore jerseys with no numbers on them). You can see the replay on BallerTV.com.


Top players I saw today:


Daniel Hong, Barrington, 6'1" Class of 2022 point guard

Nathan Boldt, Barrington, 6'9" Class of 2022 forward

MJ Langit, Bolingbrook, 6'1" Class of 2022 point guard

Dylan Arnett, DePaul College Prep, 6'9" Class of 2022 forward

Caden Pierce, Glenbard West(Glen Ellyn), 6'6" Class of 2022 guard

Braden Huff, Glenbard West(Glen Ellyn), 6'10" Class of 2022 forward

Paxton Warden, Glenbard West(Glen Ellyn), 6'3" Class of 2022 guard

Bobby Durkin, Glenbard West(Glen Ellyn), 6'6" Class of 2022 wing

Nick Martinelli, Glenbrook South(Glenview) 6'7" Class of 2022 guard

Cooper Noard, Glenbrook South(Glenview), 6'1" Class of 2022 point guard

Bryce Tillery, Hillcrest(Country Club Hills), 5'9" Class of 2023 point guard

Isaiah Green, Hillcrest(Country Club Hills), 5'10" Class of 2024 guard

Deandre Craig, Mount Carmel(Chicago), 6'0" Class of 2023 point guard

Cameron Christie, Rolling Meadows, 6'6" Class of 2023 point guard

Orlando Thomas, Rolling Meadows, 6'3" Class of 2022 guard

Foster Ogbonna, Rolling Meadows, 6'4" Class of 2023 forward

Richard Barron, St Ignatius(Chicago), 6'5" Class of 2023 forward

Jaylen Drane, Simeon(Chicago), 6'3" Class of 2022 guard

Jalen Griffith, Simeon(Chicago), 5'9" Class of 2023 point guard

Monez Johnson, St Rita(Chicago) 6'8" Class of 2024 forward

James Brown, St Rita(Chicago) 6'9" Class of 2024 forward

Ben VanderWal, Timothy Christian(Elmhurst) 6'7" Class of 2022 wing

AJ Casey, Whitney Young(Chicago) 6'8" Class of 2022 wing

Daniel Johnson, Whitney Young(Chicago) 6'6" Class of 2023 wing


Keep in mind I did not see every game played. This is the list of players I saw. Onto Day 2.

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