The stars were out in full force Sunday as the NY2LA Swish N Dish came to a close. One thing is for certain, if you’re looking for a ruckus atmosphere, top shelf talent, and elite competition, this was the place to start your season off as the very best and brightest showed out on Championship Sunday in Milwaukee.

TOP PERFORMERS
CHRISTIAN NEGRON - 6-8 - PF - 2017 – LARKIN (IL) – MAC IRVIN FIRE

Negron is one beast of a dude around the bucket. While he does have to further his outside jumper and become a little more skilled with the basketball in face-up situations, you can’t fault him for his toughness, instincts, and motor whenever plays break down. Repeatedly, the Illinois native came up with loose ball and offensive rebound chances from outside of his area that many others would have given up on. He plays with no ego and has enormous upside to go along with an intriguing frame and is due to receive a bevy of high-major offers from here on out.

DA’MONTE WILLIAMS – 6’2 – SG -2017 – PEORIA MANUEL (IL) – MAC IRVIN FIRE
Coming into the event, Da’Monte Williams was a relative unknown and held just one offer, it coming from the old staff at Bradley. That will and should all change in the coming weeks as he suits up with the Mac Irvin 16-Under bunch. He scores the ball in various ways in the half-court and can be used both on and off the basketball. His outside jumper is pure butter and he can really lock you up on the defensive end. Williams doesn’t show much emotions on the floor, which is a good thing most of the time, and if he would have had the weekend that he had the past few days with colleges in attendance, then the entire Big 10 would be hot on his trail.

TYLER HERRO – 6’2 – PG – 2018 – WHITNALL (WI) – WISCONSIN PLAYGROUND WARRIORS
Herro continues to show himself off as a phenomenal prospect at the guard spot in 2018. Still with relatively little known about him, that will all change in the coming months and years. He has a lot of Bronson Koenig in him as he has quality length and seems that he could even sprout another few inches before topping out around at 6’4, possibly. He can convert off two-dribble pull-ups going in either direction, has a pretty deep ball off the catch, and can facilitate for others off the dribble-drive. All in all, Herro is a top-100 guy in 2018 and should only continue to get better.

KALEB WESSON – 6’8 – C – 2017 – WESTERVILLE SOUTH (OH) – ALL-OHIO RED
Wesson is giant a mammoth of a sophomore who takes up a ton of room on the interior and is willing to stick to what he does best in order to contribute and produce for his squad. While he doesn’t have much lift around the basket, he has impeccable hands and footwork on seals and drop steps around the rim. He holds no offers at this time but by August, the entire Big 10 is due to be all over the big fella as they sure don’t make many like Wesson anymore, that is a guy you can throw the ball down to on the block and let him go to work.

RICHARD HENDERSON – 6’5 – PF – 2017 – PATTONVILLE (MO) – ST. LOUIS EAGLES
Wow. Henderson was all over the place all day long on Sunday as, though he is just 6’5 and playing the power forward spot, the Eagles prospect uses his high end instincts and motor to put a major dent in on the offensive glass. He helped secure a quarterfinals win with a putback at the buzzer and though his size may detract some colleges if he doesn’t grow much more, rebounding and a consistent mindset are hard to find anymore and because of that, Henderson should and needs to be valued much more than he already is as he noted that he has yet to hear from many colleges at this time.

STAR WATCH
CONNOR MCCAFFERRY – 6’4 – CG – 2017 – IOWA CITY WEST (IA) – IOWA BARNSTORMERS

McCaffery is an elite passer, and whenever you talk about finding the right teammate open and in the right situation, the Barnstormers guard can do just that. Already committed to play for his father at Iowa in 2017, McCaffery has great size on the ball but there might be questions that pop up to which position he will and should play in college. Regardless, the Hawkeye commit is a ballplayer who makes everyone better around him and seems to be growing quite nicely into his stronger body type that allows for him to take on any sort of contact below the 3-point arc.

NELLY CUMMINGS – 5’11 – PG – 2017 – LINCOLN PARK CHARTER (PA) – ALL-OHIO RED
A native of Pittsburgh but playing with the All-Ohio Red bunch this spring and summer, Cummings is a blur with the basketball in his hands. He is tough, uses the ball-screen very well in finding his shot within the team’s half-court offense, and sure isn’t afraid of the big moment as he hit the game-winning lay-in to help his squad to the 16-Under finals on Sunday afternoon. Cummings does have to show that he can distribute more frequently, but you can’t fault the sophomore’s willingness to step things up whenever they matter the most and it is only a matter of time before the Lincoln Park guard receives his first scholarship offer.

LUKE LOEWE – 6’3 – PG – 2017 – RIPON (WI) – WISCONSIN PLAYGROUND WARRIORS
It is difficult to find guards who understand the time and place for certain passes and scores but with Luke Loewe, the Playground Warriors guard does just that for you. He has great size at the lead guard spot but can also be used off the ball as he moves well in creating openings for his teammates on side and back screens. Loewe’s IQ for the game is pretty damn impressive for being just a sophomore in high school and he does a phenomenal job of creating and setting the appropriate tempo in any given game that he competes. Looking like an easy Missouri Valley-type of recruit, I wouldn’t be the bit surprised to see some Big 10 programs get involved with Loewe for everything is said and done with.

DAVID SLOAN – 5’11 – PG – 2017 – TAYLOR COUNTY (KY) – ST. LOUIS EAGLES
Sloan is one of the fastest guys from endline to endline and with it, can help you on both ends of the floor. He does have to do a better job of communicating at times in the backcourt, yet Sloan can really defend the basketball and also create for others off the drive and kick. A bit smaller compared to others, Sloan is very talented and is beginning to see his stock and game hit the next level. 

JORDAN GOODWIN – 6’3 – G – 2017 – ALTHOFF (IL) – ST. LOUIS EAGLES
Goodwin is one strong fella to be playing on the 16-Under circuit as he is all about getting to the bucket and scoring through the contact at the tin. The epitome of a power guard in every which way, he does have to get better at harnessing his gears off the drive as he can get called for a few offensive foul calls throughout the course of any given contest. However, the Eagles prospect is a tough competitor who brings a physical mindset to the floor each time out and is able to produce consistently because of this.

STOCK BOOSTERS
JACK PLUMB – 6’8 – C – 2018 – BAYPORT (WI) – WISCONSIN PLAYGROUND WARRIORS

Plumb was effective all day long as the big bodied center set the tone within the interior against his opponents and is capable of scoring through contact at the bucket. He is deceptively nimble on moves around the basket and while he will never be described as a super athlete, Plumb is a solid contributor with his back to the bucket and even facing it and is engaged on the glass each time he sets foot onto the hardwood. 

ANDRE GORDON – 6’1 – CG – 2019 - SIDNEY (OH) – ALL-OHIO RED
Okay, okay, we might be getting ahead of ourselves here with Gordon, who is just an 8th grader, but if he continues to grow and add on to his ball skills, the kid can be really good. Suiting up for All-Ohio Red over the weekend, the Buckeye State native can produce for you each time out because of his quick first step, deceptive athleticism on scores at the bucket, and soothing presence behind the rock in leading his team at the point guard spot. His feel for the game for just being an 8th grader is pretty special and with everything coming in order over the next few years, expect for Gordon to be one heavily tracked guard within the 2019 crop.

TE’JON LUCAS – 6’0 – PG – 2016 – WASHINGTON (WI) – MILWAUKEE SPARTANS
If you haven’t seen Lucas since last year, then you’re about to be surprised with how much bigger he has gotten. Sporting a sturdier frame in the backcourt, Lucas’ ceiling is higher compared to others in his grade as he is younger than most and has a killer set of handles that makes it impossible for others to take the rock from him. Putting consistency into his jumper could definitely help his cause but expect for see a lot more programs get involved with the Spartans guard this spring and summer. 

RECRUITING NOTES
David Sloan lists offers from Western Kentucky, Wright State, and Samford.

Luke Loewe holds a lone offer from IUPUI. 

Te’Jon Lucas holds offers from Milwaukee and IUPUI.

Christian Negron holds offers from Bradley and De