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Zero Gravity Summit Standouts (May 21, 2023)

05/21/2023, 11:00pm EDT
By Sean McBryan + Logan Moyer

Sean McBryan (@SeanMcBryan) &
Logan Moyer (@ByLoganMoyer)

MANHEIM – The Zero Gravity boys’ Summit packed the facility at Spooky Nook Sports, with more than 400 teams taking part in the action. 

Here’s who stood out in the games we watched Sunday:  

Nick Barnes (2025 | TNE Central Flight 17U)
Barnes caught fire in the second half as TNE Central Flight battled back from a nine-point halftime deficit to force overtime in a 52-50 loss to Boys 2 Men Sunday. The diminutive guard from St. John’s in Shrewsbury, Mass., hit four of his five three-pointers in the second half on his way to 20 points. He also showed a solid handle and wasn’t deterred from crashing the boards.

John Clemmons (2023 | WeR1 Select 17U)
The 6-6 guard from Caravel Academy continued his tear through the AAU season Sunday. Clemmons kept WeR1 Select in a game it eventually lost to Mass Rivals 3SSB 71-59 — although the score looks worse than it really was — with three-level scoring and defense on the opponent’s best player. Clemmons finished the game with 30 points, five rebounds, a block and a steal, but even more impressive were his spark plays that included an aggressive backdoor cut followed by a posterization attempt (he was fouled and made both free throws) and a one-handed putback slam in the second half that gave his team energy. Clemmons guarded Texas A&M commit Andre Mills, one of three Division I commits on Mass Rivals.

Zane Conlon (2025 | Team Final Red 16U)
Conlon, a 6-4 wing, was all over the court in Final Red’s victory, recording 15 points and eight rebounds, both game highs. Conlon is an intense player who brings effort and high energy to his squad, who needed every once of his output in their low-scoring win. Conlon demonstrated a willingness to take the ball inside and score over taller defenders, using his shifty handles to create enough room to get the ball en route to the basket. 

Stephen Gitau (2023 | One Dream 17U)
The Great Bay Community College commit was on fire in Sunday afternoon’s 77-61 win over Next Play, scoring 23 points and nailing three shots from downtown. The 6-2 guard scored from all three levels, also hitting shots from midrange and finishing through hard contact near the basket. Gitau also demonstrated a willingness to pass the ball whenever he was garnering a majority of the defenses’ attention, setting up his teammates for easy baskets.  

AJ Hines (2025 | Team Final Red 16U)
The lengthy 6-8 forward was an offensive force in Team Final’s 47-38 win over Pro Skills Basketball D.C., scoring 13 points in the effort. Hines dominated his matchup in the post, using spin moves and pump fakes to put the ball into the basket. The Springfield product also recorded a handful of rebounds and blocks to round out his performance. 

William Littles (2024 | PSB Philly 17U)
Littles led PSB Philly’s high-powered offense in the first half of their game against Middlesex Magic early Sunday morning, scoring 7 points. He would slow down offensively in the second half, but other areas of his game shined. The 6-1 guard showed a canny ability to grab rebounds over much taller opponents, recording a total of 7 boards in the contest. Littles facilitates the offense well, drawing attention away from his teammates. 

Brycen Martin (2025 | NEPA Elite 16U)
The 5-10 guard is picking up where he left off after the high school season when he scored all of his team-high 14 points in the final 13 minutes of the Scranton Prep’s District 2 championship victory. Martin is a crafty finisher at the rim with either hand and is also a good shooter. He clearly has the innate clutch gene which he showed by hitting crucial free throws down the stretch in NEPA Elite’s 41-39 overtime victory over PSB Philly Sunday afternoon.

Andre Mills (2024 | Mass Rivals 3SSB 17U)
The 6-4 two guard and Texas A&M commit is an offensive maestro. Mills scored 28 points in a variety of ways: quick finishes at the rim, smooth jumpers from deep, drawing fouls and converting eight free throws. The rising senior at Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill, Mass., also had four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in Mass RIvals 71-59 win over WeR1 Select. The lefty was clearly the vocal leader on a team that had two other Division I commits (see below). Mills also had Boston College, Iowa, Massachusetts, Providence, Rutgers, Temple and VCU vying for his services.

Gregory Perullo (2024 | Next Play 17U)
Prep teammates with Conlon at Devon Prep, Perullo is a scoring machine on the basketball court. The 5-11 point guard is the lifeblood of Next Play’s offense, bringing the ball up the floor and facilitating their offense. Perullo recorded 20 points in their loss to a very talented One Dream squad, scoring most of his points on mid-range jumpers. He also knocked down a pair of 3-pointers.  

Jalen Reese (2023 | One Dream 17U)
Reese loudly announced his presence early in the first half by slamming home an alley-oop dunk on a fast break. The 6-6 F/C scored 10 points in One Dream’s winning effort, dominating the opposition down low. Reese’s largest impact was on the defensive end, where he swatted away three shots and forced misses on countless others. Reese, who was recently named as New Hampshire’s Division III player of the year, will play at Hamilton College next season. 

Damarius Roberts (2024 | Team Sims 17U)
The 6-1 guard from New Bedford, Mass., plays with high energy and possesses a natural athleticism that allows him to impact the game in a plethora of ways. Roberts easily floats through the air for rebounds and blocks, but also showed hard-earned skills such as making crisp no-look passes and getting teammates into place to run plays. Roberts’ shot looked fluid even if it didn’t fall as much as it usually does Sunday in Team Sims’ 55-26 rout of Philly Pride Bucks.

Kyle Shawaluk (2024 | PSB Philly 17U)
Shawaluk got off to a slow start in Sunday morning’s contest, shooting 0-8 from the field in the first half. Nevertheless, his confidence never wavered. The 6-5 wing scored 21 points in the rest of the contest, leading PSB Philly to a 58-53 overtime win. He knocked down four three-pointers and scored in bunches to lead PSB Philly to victory. 

Yassen Shaker (2025 | Boys 2 Men 16U)
The 6-5 Shaker was listed as a wing on the roster, yet he effectively played the part of primary ballhandler in a 52-50 win over TNE Central Flight Sunday afternoon. In fact, Boys 2 Men appeared to take a step back in bringing the ball up the court and orchestrating the offense whenever he went to the bench. Shaker and Boys 2 Men built a 25-16 lead at halftime before TNE Central Flight outscored them 31-22 in the second half, when others started getting playing time. Shaker finished with 16 points, six rebounds, and an assist by utilizing his size and strength to get to his spots. One of the tallest players on the court also doubled as one of the best ballhandlers.

Matt Shelton (2024 | Mid Atlantic Select 17U)
Shelton, a combo guard from Evergreen Christian in Purcellville, Va., has elite physical skills and a high motor that helps him play even larger than his 6-5 frame. He secured a handful of defensive plays and attacked a much bigger defender off the bounce to convert layups and many dunks. He doesn’t take plays off on the defensive end and made a few nice passes as well. He’s currently getting low major Division I offers.

Kur Teng (2024 | Mass Rivals 3SSB 17U)
The 6-4 guard from Bradford Christian Academy in Haverhill, Mass., committed to Michigan State back in April and he showed why Sunday. Teng has a smooth stroke, which he deploys effectively off the dribble, but is even more lethal off the catch-and-shoot. That allows Teng, currently the top ranked recruit in Mass. and 38th nationally on 247Sports, to provide value regardless of if he has the ball in his hands. He scored 16 points with three assists and four rebounds in Mass Rivals 71-59 win over WeR1 select Sunday.

Colin Treude (2024 | PSB Philly 17U)
The 6-5 forward was a rebounding machine in PSB Philly’s victory, hauling in 11 boards. He facilitated their offense with quick outlet passes to lead to easy fast-break baskets for his teammates. On the offensive end, Treude helped pace PSB Philly with 7 points and rounded out his performance with an impressive four assists. 

George Turkson (2024 | Mass Rivals 3SSB 17U)
The third Division I recruit on Mass Rivals 3SSB, Turkson was the perfect big complement to Mills — who he will be joining at Texas A&M —  and Teng. Turkson, a 6-7 forward who is high school teammates with Teng, has elite athleticism that allows him to affect opponents’ shots and sky for rebounds/dunks. Turkson, ESPN’s 67th ranked recruit in 2024, had seven points, eight rebounds, and four blocks in Mass Rivals’ 71-59 win over WeR1 Elite Sunday.

Honorable Mention
Mason Ellison (2025 | Mid Atlantic Select 17U), Jaydn Gaskins (2024 | PSB Philly 17U), Ahmaar Godania (2025 | PSB Philly 16U), Mazin Ibrahem (2025 | Boys 2 Men 16U), Isaiah Marshall (2025 | Team Final Red 16U), Jonah Heimann (2023 | Next Play 17U), Brady Fogle (2024 | Next Play 17U), Jackson Rosa (2024 | One Dream 17U), Isaac Ynfante (2023 | One Dream 17u), Malcolm Manley (2024 | GBA Elite 17U), Billy Feeks (2024 | NY Basketball Academy 17U), Nick Tasso (2024 | NY Basketball Academy), AJ Towsen (2025 | PSB Philly 16U)

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