2023 Bama Jam Standouts II
HOOVER, Al—The 2025 class seems to be strong across the board. Nationally and at the state level, there’s quality depth in the class, and we saw that at Bama Jam.
These are some more of the 2025s from last weekend that caught our eye.
Related: Bama Jam 16U Standouts
Bauldwin has all of the tools in place to get attention from the next level at some point. He’s at his best as a defender and slasher right now. That’s where the bulk of his production comes from, and that’s how he’s going to see the floor. His frame is solid, and he has good length. Bauldwin can guard multiple positions and snag a handful of steals and deflections. With that foundation laid, there could be a level up coming from him with some more development. I’d bet that by the end of the summer, Bauldwin has made significant progress. - Josh Tec
I need to catch this GOAT Hoops backcourt more this spring and summer. I liked what I saw when I was able to catch them at Bama Jam. Taishawn Jeffery stood out in particular. He’s a solid all-around PG who can score, facilitate and defend. When I got to see this group over the weekend, Jeffery impressed as a scorer, and he showed it from all levels. He was the hot hand early, but didn’t let that impact his decision making later. When other teammates started to find their rhythm, Jeffery was more than willing to get them shots and let them rock. - Josh Tec
Bryant had an eye-opening weekend with SP Elite. His frame stands out. Long and lean, Bryant has a good physical foundation that can improve with added muscle. He’s an athletic wing with the ability to rise up for highlight-reel dunks. Bryant also has a bit of a clutch gene, as he hit an OT game-winner over the weekend. He may be a little under the radar now, but he shouldn’t be for much longer. He has a lot of interesting tools. - Josh Tec
O’Neal was my favorite guy that I had no idea about coming into the event. The 6-foot-2 guard scored the ball well at the rim and made some shots from the mid-range and out, while also creating scoring opportunities for others. However, O’Neal’s defensive potential may be the most promising aspect of his game. He has the length and quickness to be a terror on the defense. - Garrett Tucker
There weren’t many players at the Bama Jam with a higher ceiling than Walker. The wiry, 6-foot-6 forward operated comfortably out of the high post, where he was able to score around the basket or deliver high-low passes. His length and size caused problems on defense, too. I think the sophomore is an intriguing player to track going forward and one that is only going to get better with time. - Garrett Tucker
Birmingham Blaze took home some gold after winning their bracket in 16U. One of the guys that helped lead that run was guard Tyler Agee. In their championship game, he dropped a team-high 15 points. While this squad were at their best when attacking the basket, Agee hit the team’s only 3-pointer in their championship win, showing that he can use his jumper as a weapon in addition to pressuring the rim.