The two-day Twin Ports Summer Jam high school boy's basketball tournament is wrapping up today at Lincoln Park Middle School in West Duluth.
Cherry, Hermantown and Duluth Denfeld are elite teams in the 16-team field.
Top prospects taking part:
. Cherry point guard Isaac Asuma, a Gophers commit and the top-ranked player in the 2023-24 Duluth Times preseason rankings
. Hermantown power forwards Brooks Johnson and Abe Soumis
. Duluth Denfeld guards DaShawn Moore and Lee Brooks
Hunters junior guard Marnaries Ferguson, the No. 2-ranked player in the area, has a sprained ankle and did not play in the tourney.
Takeaways from event:
. Cherry has another powerhouse team, also featuring sophomore power forward Noah Asuma, a top baseball prospect (shortstop).
. Duluth Denfeld could give tw0-time defending Section 7AAA champion Hermantown a run in the playoffs. The scrappy Hunters defeated the Hawks 73-54 in a Summer Jam meeting today.
. Duluth East has one of its worst team in decades.
. Cloquet's best player is junior point guard Jack Battaglia.