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Overall Thoughts on the ‘21 NEJF

By Kevin McCaskill Jr.

I enjoyed the 2021 HG New England Jam Fest. I had never been to the Lowell/Chelmsford area so it was nice to see a new environment.

The Mill Works in Westford, MA is a great facility. There are 13 courts. They might need a few new baskets. Some players in the back gyms thought the hoops were off/crooked.

I saw recruiters there. Some Worcester area colleges were present. Reps from Springfield College and UMass-Amherst were there. Other colleges in New England came out to watch the best talent in this region.

That’s not an over statement: the best talent in the Northeast was at NEJF ‘21. One of the two Nike EYBL teams from MA had multiple teams in the NEJF. Team Spartans (not sponsored by Nike) had multiple teams at the NEJF. Under Armour had multiple teams in NEJF.

NJSE HC Sean Colson believes DJ Wagner is the best Sophomore in the country. Wagner isn’t far from being the best player in the country, no matter grade. He is aware of who is and he building his own legacy.

I was really impressed with “JuJu” Omot and Da’Shon Gittens of NE6. They are two great players that you will hear about in Division 1 soon.

Lastly these players need more attention:

Emmanuel Cruz (Springfield, MA)

Chandler Wilson (Springfield, MA)

Ray Carter (Chicopee, MA)

Brendan Mykalcio (NJ)

Edwin Daniel (NY)

Simon Percy (CT)

Troy Butler (CT)

Quadir Copeland (PA)

This would have been a great spot for an interview with a tournament director 🤔 👀 🤷🏽‍♂️.

HG ‘21 NEJF ✅

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