2023 Bama Jam Top Performers
HOOVER, AL - Another Bama Jam is in the books. Annually, this event delivers, and the 2023 chapter lived up to expectations.
We’re beginning a breakdown of the event with a look at the top performers from the weekend.
Game after game, these guys brought it and looked to be in great form ahead of a pair of live periods.
I’ll go out on a limb and say Walker had the best weekend of anyone at Bama Jam. The 6-foot-5 guard showcased his smooth scoring acumen from start to finish, as he torched the nets with his shooting touch from all levels. The sophomore scored the ball efficiently, whether it was coming off screens, shooting off the dribble, or converting acrobatic finishes at the rim. Heading into the evaluation period, I think Walker has justified a high-major recruitment with his shot-making abilities. - Garrett Tucker
The more I watch Wooley, the more I like his game. He does a little bit of everything on both ends of the floor. Need a rebound? He’ll grab it. Need him to guard the other team’s best player? He’s on it. Wooley fills the Swiss Army knife role that so many college programs covet. He was the Fusion’s most important player this weekend and helped lead them to a 17U championship. I’m interested to see who jumps into his recruitment over the next few weeks. - Garrett Tucker
Need a bucket? Look no further than Hill, who continued his strong momentum from the high school season. He was masterful attacking the basket and has no problem creating his own shot. The 6-foot-4 guard is also an elite defender, and he guarded multiple positions throughout the weekend. He’ll be a hot name going into the live period next week. - Garrett Tucker
It’s not every day that a prospect with Sam Funches’ potential comes around. On a 15U iteration of the Alabama Fusion that played up in the 17U division, Funches was captivating. His size and overall impact on the game were outstanding for such a young player. Around the basket and defensively, Funches is a force, using his physical traits to his advantage. He looks comfortable in skill areas as well. He has a jumper that looks good and knocked down some perimeter shots. That will continue to round into form with more development. Funches’ size 20 shoe serves as an indicator that his already 6-foot-10 frame will continue to stretch out. We haven’t started to think about 2026 rankings in a serious way yet, but Funches will be high on that list when it eventually gets built out. - Josh Tec
Berry had as good of a weekend as anyone when he helped lead Team Dr1ven to the championship game of the 17U Orange bracket. He’s a bucket-getter. Berry averaged over 20 points per game and capped it all with a 34-point game that saw 25 of those points come in the second half. Berry had little issue getting to the rim all weekend and finished consistently when he got there. He’s a worker on defense too. To find out that Berry was a member of the 2025 class playing up was a nice surprise. - Josh Tec