Points per Game: 15.0
344 Total Points, FG% = 60%
Rebounds per Game: 12.8
(#1 on Maryland Maxpreps)
295 Total Rebounds
Blocks per Game: 4.6
(#1 on Maryland Maxpreps)
106 Total Blocks
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Big Jimmy headed to Las Vegas for the Fab 48 tournament July 26-29, 2018 with his Team Melo 16U squad! They were in Pool K of the 16 Invite division... LIVE SCHEDULE Live & Replay Streams (Baller TV subscription required) 10:10 AM PDT, Desert Oasis High School, Court 1
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16 Invite, Pool Play 9:00 PM PDT, Desert Oasis High School, Court 2
Northern Kings 16U (I)
Team Melo 16u
16 Invite, Pool Play Friday, July 27, 2018
4:40 PM PDT, Desert Oasis High School, Court 3
Team Melo 16u
Chauncey Billups Elite 16U
16 Invite, Pool Play
"Big Jimmy" was named to the MD Elite 2018 Summer League All-Star Team!
Big Jimmy's All-Star Game Highlights
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Joseph Katz of DC Baltimore Hoops puts Jimmy Sorunke on his 1st Team ALL MOCO preseason & his 1st Team ALL DC DMV preseason & also names Jimmy as a Player of the Year candidate!
Jimmy Sorunke is developing into a D1 high major PF/C
by Joseph Katz
Jul 25, 5:02 AM FULL ARTICLE Jimmy Sorunke, 6-10 PF/C, 2020. Big Jimmy has arrived and is now a legitimate D1 college prospect. He came to the US in 2016 from Nigeria, as 6-8 raw basketball prospect. His progress on and off the court has been amazing. Jimmy settled in Rockville, MD with his legal guardian who has helped 19 other overseas & local players that have been misplaced and /or underprivileged looking for a new start. Last season Jimmy flourished as a sophomore at Rockville HS in the classroom, socially and on the basketball court. In the community, before and after games, Jimmy always has time for the young ones who look up to him. Sometimes before the games , Jimmy is high fiving his young admirers. Jimmy has aspirations of helping children with cancer at Georgetown University as part of his Rockville HS curriculum. Off the hardwood, Jimmy is the gentle caring giant who has time for everyone. He always shows respect and courtesy. On the court he is tough as nails and plays with a very high motor for such a tall and strong young man. Additionally, he is a great teammate who will be a key team leader for the Rams season. Last season, controversy arose regarding Jimmy's true age and there were many terrible and false rumors circulating. Montgomery County launched an investigation which is now finalized. The County determined there was no miss representation and Jimmy has 2 more years to play at Rockville HS. I have this document in my possession and I will swear under oath it is 100% authentic and true. It is now time for this fantastic young man to enjoy his final 2 years of HS and enjoy his journey in life. When Jimmy arrived in the US, he had never played any organized basketball. He would play pickup games in the dirt half courts in his hometown overseas in Nigeria. Over the past 12 months I have watched Jimmy develop his basketball skills. At 6-10, 265 pounds, Jimmy runs the court at a very high level. He possesses very polished post moves, excellent overall fundamentals and a very high IQ. These can attributed to Rockville HS Basketball Coach, Todd Dembroksi, Basketball Trainer, Team Melo, his legal guardian and Jimmy. The foursome truly care about Jimmy on and off the court and Jimmy is very grateful to them. In the low post Jimmy has the potential to dominate. He does this with more frequency every month or less. Jimmy has great reactions for offensive rebounds and very quick first and second jump which still has more potential. He gets excellent position in on the blocks, utilizing his backside and power to create space. Then becomes an excellent target, using his powerful shoulders and 7-2 wingspan. He is developing excellent instincts on which way to turn and which move to use. Jimmy can go straight up with a jump hook with either hand, make a quick power move for a ferocious dunk, or a sequence of quick and crisp moves where he sometimes finishes with a spin move... When Jimmy gets doubled, and sometimes tripled, he has learned how to make the correct read. He will not automatically kick the ball out to the perimeter. Jimmy has superb court vision and can find cutters, back-doors and other open teammates. He is now able to see plays before they develop. Most of Jimmy's offensive firepower comes inside or baseline. However, he does have very nice foul shot mechanics and is working on his 3 ball with his well renown Trainer, Pat the Rock. Last season at Rockville HS, Jimmy averaged 12.8 rebounds and 4.6 blocks per game which were the best in Maryland. He uses his superb size to box out and learned how to gauge where missed shots will travel. He has excellent timing and hands. After he clears a rebound, Jimmy keeps the ball high & has the hand strength to prevent strips. The frequency of going for ball, pump fakes and lunges is continually declining as Jimmy continues to learn basketball. His shot blocking, rebounding and other facets of his game have potential for greatness at the next level. Passion and work ethic are skills and Jimmy possesses both. He loves to play basketball and watch himself improve. Jimmy is doing very well in the classroom at Rockville HS, where he is not given any free passes. He is a very intelligent and charismatic young man who likes art and history. He is cherished by the Rockville students and staff who have embraced him. Jimmy is very well known, loved and admired in the Rockville community where is very happy. Additionally, many Montgomery County HS Coaches encourage him in his classwork and basketball. This summer Jimmy is receiving major interest from numerous high D1 schools. He is now en route to Las Vegas to play in the Fab 48 national grassroots tournament, which will include Nike EYBL, Under Amour UAA, Adidas Gauntlet and powerful non sponsored AAU teams. Last season Team Takeover won the 17U Fab 48 Championship over the Oakland Soldiers. ESPN will be televising some games this weekend and I pass along the times and dates. In August I will watch some of Jimmy's workout sessions in Rockville. Also, I will attend his regular season and post season games for Rockville. Last season the Rams won 2 games in the MD 3A Regionals, before losing to Thomas Johnson of Frederick in the Elite 8. After watching 3 Rockville games in the Maryland Elite Summer League, I believe Rockville be improved in 2018-19. Thomas Johnson will once again be a top team in MD 3A. In MOCO, Magruder will be very talented and Watkins Mill will be a dangerous sleeper after a successful summer. Poly will be in the opposite bracket and very possibly the favorite for a 3 peat of the MD 3A State Title. Oxon Hill, St. Charles (SMAC) and Potomac will be legitimate MD 3A State Championship contenders. I am wishing Jimmy a great conclusion to his summer and great success and happiness in life he deserves. I look forward to watching Jimmy grow as a young man , chatting with him and watching him play.
BIG JIMMY'S STATS Jimmy had 14 Double Doubles & a Triple Double during the 2017-2018 regular season! BIG Jimmy's Maryland
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Big Jimmy attended Penny Hardaway's elite camp
at The University of Memphis... ... and here's "Big Jimmy" Sorunke with Quinn Cook of the 2018 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors!
Big Jimmy attended camp at NC State ...
Big Jimmy was invited to UNLV elite camp (timing conflict)...
Big Jimmy with Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues
Big Jimmy with Larry "Bone Collector" Williams
AAU 2018 with Team Melo 16u Nike EYBL:
PEACH INVITATIONAL 2018
The Hoop Group's Summer Jam Fest at Spooky Nook
Game 2: Team Melo 16u Elite vs: The York Ballers
MD ELITE SUMMER LEAGUE 2018
WITH ROCKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Freshman Jimmy Sorunke dunks over senior Carlos Carrasquillo. pic.twitter.com/QXBZmb4LGE— Rockville Rampage (@RampageOnline) December 8, 2017
PHOTO BY GEORGE P. SMITH