The first full day of the Swish N Dish took center stage throughout the high schools in suburban Milwaukee and at Homestead High School, some of the very best from the Midwest laced up their shoes and performed superbly, yet it was a junior of Greek descent that stole the show.

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TOP PERFORMERS
KOSTAS ANTETOKOUNMPO - 6-8 - PF - 2016 – WHITEFISH BAY DOMINICAN (WI) – PLAYGROUND ELITE

The second youngest of four within the Antetokounmpo family, the Dominican wing/forward type is pretty skilled for his size and age, though he still has a while before he gets accustomed to his body and length. Every game, Antetokounmpo does something that really impresses you and screams high level stuff but it is doing it more often that is needed here. Just like his older brother with the Bucks, Kostas must work on furthering his ball skills and remaining more consistent with his effort, but there sure is a lot of talent in the Greek import.

DRU SMITH – 6’2 – CG – 2016 –EVANSVILLE REITZ (IN) – POCKET CITY
While Smith went down with a head injury and may have been suffering through some aches and pains during his late evening loss Saturday night, the Pocket City guard brings a load of upside and potency to any backcourt. The junior is a lethal, lockdown defender who can take away the opposing unit’s best player and also carry his team on the other end with a killer pull-up game and some facilitating skills at his fingertips. Fresh off an offer from Indiana State, Smith is due to see his stock hit the next level in the coming weeks and months heading into the open periods. 

JORDAN POOLE – 6’3 – PG – 2017 – RUFUS KING (WI) – PLAYGROUND ELITE
Poole has been known more of a scorer of the ball in the past and while he still is best at that, on Saturday he showed that he can be a primary lead guard who can create for others in the half-court while convert from behind the arc from 3-point land. He has some D’Angelo Russell to his game as he has great size behind the basketball and some flair and touch on his passes. While he does have to continue to work on distributing more frequently, Poole has a lot of talent and size at the one and is due to see a few high-majors peak into the picture.

BRENDON GOOCH – 6’6 – SF – 2016 – BELLEVILLE ALTHOFF (IL) – SW ILLINOIS JETS
Gooch had a coming out party on Saturday carrying his team to a win over All-Ohio Red as he scored the ball at various levels and hit a few solid contested 3s down the stretch. Consistency is the name of the game with Gooch, but he has great size on the perimeter and showed that he can create for others and understands how to feed the post. The Jets star must get stronger in order to take on bumps better off the deck, but with quality grades in the classroom, Gooch should become a highly coveted recruit for the mid-level ranks this summer.

TREVOR ANDERSON – 6’2 – PG – 2016 – STEVENS POINT (WI) – WISCONSIN ACADEMY
This kid is tough and he doesn’t let off the gas pedal one iota. He brings good size to the backcourt with his given size of 6’2, has tight handles as he can fend off strong ball pressure, and incorporates a stepback game into his arsenal that is tough to stop whenever he is hitting. Throw in his deceptively quick first step and feel for the game as he can make others better off the deck, and what you have is a Missouri Valley-type of recruit who should be valued this summer because of his decision-making skills at the lead guard spot.

STAR WATCH
DEREK FUNDERBURK – 6’9 – PF – 2016 – LAKEWOOD ST. ED’S (OH) – KING JAMES

Another day, another dollar for Funderburk as he continued to show off his long term value in the paint. He exudes toughness and where he sets the tone every game that he competes in and with consistency comes production. He doesn’t need the ball to contribute because his energy is always intact and with it, Ohio State got someone who should work well within their system at the 4/5 over the next few years in Columbus.

SAM HAUSER – 6’6 – SF - 2016 – STEVENS POINT (WI) – WISCONSIN ACADEMY
While his team went down in defeat, Hauser started the game out absolutely on fire hitting five first half 3s and controlling the flow and tempo of the contest. He does have to tighten his handles some, but this kid really competes and can do so much for you on the hardwood. He is tough, scores at all three levels on the floor, and doesn’t back down from anybody. Throw in his passing skills and feel for his surroundings, and what you have with Hauser is an easy top-100 recruit who should be coveted all throughout the Midwest.

JUWAN MCCLOUD – 6’0 – PG – 2016 –GERMANTOWN (WI) – WISCONSIN SWING
He might not be the tallest, strongest, or the quickest, but Juwan McCloud is a ballplayer. He controls the flow of the game pretty well in the backcourt and doesn’t get flustered by added pressure. The Germantown star has a nice go-to runner in the lane that he can hit over the taller trees and tends to get to the line in bunches. Though he can struggle to get by people at times, McCloud plays composed and patient in probing the defense and is a valuable commodity throughout his region because of all that he brings to the table each time out.

JORDAN MCCABE – 5’11 – PG – 2018 – KAUKAUNA (WI) – WISCONSIN PLAYGROUND WARRIORS
You want to see some handles, go check out Jordan McCabe. This kid belongs on the And-1 Mixtape Tour and for all the right reasons. He understands which move to execute and when and does so in getting places off the drive. The Wisconsin native makes for efficient passes off the dribble-drive and corrals the ball like a running back when within traffic so that it won’t get taken away from him. He can also pull-up on a dime and hit the 3 and just being a freshman, there could be a long line of suitors for the Kaukauna product in 2018.

TYLER COOK – 6’7 – PF – 2016 – CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREP (MO) – ST. LOUIS EAGLES 
Cook did it again today, attempting to bring down the rim on every attempt in the lane. The big man has solidified his stance as one of the best 4-men in American within the junior crop and is tough to stop for the entire length of any given game. He sports a quality motor and comprehends his identity out on the floor. He could further his face-up game some, but sticking to what got him here is what makes colleges value him so much and he looks to be in line for a solid spring over the next few months.

STOCK BOOSTERS
KANI ACREE – 6’5 – SF – 2018 – CARBONDALE (IL) – ST. LOUIS EAGLES

While Acree is far from a finished product, he brings a well-oiled motor to the floor and nice length. With it, the Eagles freshman can guard different spots on the floor and is engaged for the 50-50 ball. Making sure his ball skills are enough to warrant being guarded heavily away from the basket is definitely a need, but Acree has a chance to see his stock and game continue to prosper in the coming years. 

TYLER HERRO – 6’1 – PG – 2018 – WHITNALL (WI) – WISCONSIN PLAYGROUND WARRIORS
Playing alongside Jordan McCabe, Herro brings a tough of production to the backcourt as he can play on and off the ball and has great awareness and the IQ in making the appropriate play when the rock is placed in his hands. For a freshman, he already has a good body that can be built upon and the ball skills to warrant a ton of college attention down the road. With more work put in on his strength and in his quickness, Herro should be a highly talked about and touted lead guard throughout the Midwest in 2018.

BRYCE NZE – 6’6 – PF – 2016 – ARROWHEAD (WI) – PLAYGROUND ELITE
Nze put up better and better numbers as the night went on and the Playground Elite forward has some Georges Niang to him as he doesn’t pass the looks test, yet the Arrowhead forward can do so much with the ball in his hands. Whether it is posting up on the block, scoring on hard drives to the bucket, or even facilitating for his teammates on the perimeter, there is definitely some upside with Nze who holds limited interest and just a Milwaukee offer, but with more evaluations, could see his recruitment blossom to the next level. 

RECRUITING ROUNDUP
Kani Acree listed early interest from SIU, Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio State.

Juwan McCloud listed offers from Milwaukee and Northern Iowa and plans on taking an official visit to UNI in the coming weeks.

Brendon Gooch listed offers from San Jose State, SIU-Edwardsville, and WIU, and 
could take a visit to SJSU this summer.

Jordan Poole’s only offer comes from Milwaukee.

Trevor Anderson carries offers from Drake, Lehigh, South Dakota State, and Toledo