Wisconsin kids showed out in fine fashion again this year at the 2013 Swish ‘N Dish. Young players like Juwan McCloud, Max Meylor and others showed what the future of Wisconsin basketball will bring moving forward while the performances of James Batemon, Connor Konshak, Shareef Smith and more also drew rave reviews. We continue our coverage of the prestigious event with a look at more Wisconsin prospects who delivered this past weekend…

17U TOP PERFORMERS
(Note – Listed in alphabetical order)
Lamonte Bearden – 2014 – PG – Wisconsin Swing
6-3 – Germantown HS – Germantown, WI

The silky smooth lead guard put his talents on display again over the weekend as he showed an ability to control the tempo, finish in traffic, create, and knock down the perimeter shot.  One of the fast rising lead guards in the country right now, Bearden took a solid step forward and looks primed for a huge spring and summer after a quality effort this past weekend.

Travon Bunch – 2014 – C – DTA Devin Harris Superstars
6-11 – Racine Horlick HS – Racine, WI

An evolving big man with upside and promise, Bunch showed flashes of his potential over the weekend with some nice finishes around the basket, decent activity, and some rebounding prowess.  Expect him to deliver a bit more with each passing week this spring and summer.

Dearionte Hudson – 2014 – PG – TP Elite
6-1 – Germantown HS – Germantown, WI

The quick and talented lead guard was a blur at times this weekend and opening night he was all over the court on the attack with positive results.  Has really come into his own the past couple of months and if Friday night is any indication of what lies ahead this young guard is about to deliver a huge spring and summer campaign.

D’Angelo Jackson - 2014 - PG – DTA Devin Harris Superstars
6-4 - Racine Case HS - Racine, WI

Jackson uses his size so well to create mismatches on the floor.  He displayed his solid handles, ability to create off the bounce and attack the hoop. He also showed he can hit jump shots with decent efficiency and is improving seeing the floor.  Jackson impressed once again with his athletic tools as well.

Jake Showalter - 2014 - SG - WI Swing
6-3 - Germantown HS - Germantown, WI

The shooting guard continued shooting the ball well at the Swish ‘N Dish with a 13 point effort on opening night and playing well throughout the weekend.  He scrapped on defense against a very talented and athletic Meanstreets squad and his basketball instincts helped him position himself well for rebounds offensively and defensively.

Reed Timmer - 2014 - PG - Ray Allen Select
6-1 - New Berlin Eisenhower HS - New Berlin, WI

Timmer had an excellent second half of the tournament.  The lefty junior played extremely well in a tight quarterfinal matchup against the Barnstormers scoring 15 points by knocking in a floater, setting up and sending in from beyond the arc and finishing free throws.  He added a 17-point contest against DTA as well.

Ron Turkvan - 2014 - SG - WI Rap
6-1 - West Allis Central HS - West Allis, WI

Turkvan led the way for the Rap all weekend with a lot of his points generated from his excellent defensive activity.  The shooting guard has a great consistent mid-range stroke and finished very well in transition... His 26-point effort Friday night was spectacular.

Turner Moen - 2014 - G - WI Swing
6-3 - Lake Mills HS - Lake Mills, WI

Moen continued his rise this weekend showcasing his strength with the ball and improving all-around offensive game. He didn’t have to score a ton to affect the game as he saw the court much better this weekend opening things up for teammates, fought on the glass and got some nice steals and stops defensively.

16U TOP PERFORMERS
(Note – Listed in alphabetical order)
Andre Carroll - 2015 - PG - Playground Elite
6-1 - Wauwatosa West HS - Milwaukee, WI

Carroll’s talent-level showed a lot of upside after his play this weekend.  He displayed his ability to score the basketball in a variety of ways, be it from the perimeter, hitting mid-range shots or finishing inside. He has a good frame which he used well to open shots up for himself and played strong defensively, staying low-to-the ground against ball-handlers.

Brandon Eckford – 2015 – PF – DTA
6-6 – Milwaukee Bay View – Milwaukee, WI

The talented sophomore was a beast from start to finish as Eckford powered in baskets, attacked the glass, and dominated on both ends of the court.  Helped fuel a deep tournament run by the upstart DTA 16U squad with a number of high level high quality performances this past weekend.

Connor Konshak - 2015 - G - WI Blizzard-Pronschinske
6-2 - West DePere HS - DePere, WI

The young guard had himself a great tournament and showcased his gritty and tough play style. Konshak was impressive in his ability to create space for himself using his strong frame.  He finishes very well in traffic and also showed he can shoot the ball a bit. Early in the tournament he scored 11 points and had another game of 15 points in a later game which helped his team advance.

Jake Jurss - 2015 - SG - DTA
6-0 - Sheboygan Lutheran HS - Sheboygan, WI

Jurss was lethal all weekend from downtown.  The sophomore shooting guard showed great range, a fiery passion for the game and the ability to knock down big-time shots and clutch moments for a scrappy DTA squad.  Jurss had 18 points in the championship loss, knocking down six three-pointers.

James Batemon - 2015 - G - DTA
6-0 - Milwaukee Riverside HS - Milwaukee, WI

Batemon impressed throughout the event with quickness, great athleticism and a nose for putting the ball through the twine.  At 6-0, the young guard excelled going to the hoop in transition or off the dribble in a set. Batemon scored 16 points in the championship game.

Nick McGlynn - 2015 - F/C - WI Playground Warriors
6-8 - Stoughton HS - Stoughton, WI

McGlynn used his length to be a disruptive force defensively against some top competition inside.  Though a little added strength to his frame would help, McGlynn showed he can turn well from the post with good footwork and strong hands, finishing against contact. The young post player had a strong 12 points 7 rebounds game against the St. Louis Eagles.

Shareef Smith - 2015 - PG - WI Academy
5-9 - Madison Memorial HS - Madison, WI

The quick young lead man showed a good feel for the game and was able to take defenders to the rim off the dribble or step back and knock down perimeter shots when open.  Smith did a solid job controlling the team’s offensive sets and lead his team well with high-energy play.

15U TOP PERFORMERS
(Note - Listed in alphabetical order)
Juwan McCloud - 2016 - PG - WI Playground Warriors
5-10 - Germantown HS - Milwaukee, WI

McCloud seemed to improve his play each game of the weekend, scoring in a multitude of ways and running his team. The young floor general showed he can drive past his defender one-on-one, make the appropriate pass on time and has a decent stroke from the outside. He finished the tournament with a solid 17 point game in the championship in which he knocked down 3 three’s.

Max Meylor - 2016 - SF - WI Academy
6-3 - Mount Horeb HS - Mount Horeb, WI

Meylor was terrific against Playground Warriors in the final game.  The lanky young forward was able to bury outside shots all tournament and finished inside off his guard’s passes and hustled all over the court. Meylor poured in 18 points to help his group earn the 15U title.

Jack Popp - 2016 - G - WI Playground Warriors
6-1 - Homestead HS - Mequon, WI

A tough competitor and excellent athlete, Popp was tough for defenders to slow down this weekend and annoying to offensive players he matched up on defensively.  He was strong going to the hoop and displayed an ability to score from the perimeter as well. Against Wisconsin Academy in the championship, Popp scored 13 points and pulled in 6 rebounds.

Cole Schmitz - 2016 - SG - WI Academy
6-2 - Verona Area HS - Verona, WI

Schmitz used his good length to score over defenders from 10 feet and in, but also stepped beyond the arc and showed a consistent perimeter pull.  He buried three triples versus the Playground Warriors and wound up with 13 points.  Schmitz worked hard and played solid defense throughout the tournament as well.