The 2016 NY2LA Sports Swish N’ Dish came to a close on Sunday. With a number of top nationally rated prospects in attendance, many rose to the occasion and showed why schools across the country are vying for their services. Here are 10 players that stood out as top performers, including Michigan commit Jordan Poole, who shot the lights out over the weekend.

(Note - Listed in Alphabetical Order)

17U TOP PERFORMERS
Delonte Brown – 2017 – F – All-Ohio Red

Brown didn’t come into the weekend as one of the better known prospects, but he left that way. All-Ohio Red had a pretty balanced effort across the board, but Brown was the straw that stirred the drink. Helping his team to the 17U title, Brown, killed teams in transition. A lengthy, athletic forward, Brown can play on the wing or inside. Brown occasionally shot the ball from the outside, but was best on the interior, moving without the basketball constantly and making himself available to his teammates for easy buckets. 

Nojel Eastern – 2017 – PG – Meanstreets
Teams looking for a true floor general and a leader need to look to Eastern. A high-IQ lead guard that understands the position, Eastern makes winning plays on both ends of the floor, often without racking up stats. Eastern took over when he needed to for Meanstreets, who reached the Round of 16 on Saturday. A strong three-point shooter and dribble penetrator, Eastern has a strong frame that also allows him to invert and play in the post as well.

Demarius Jacobs – 2017 – G – All-In Young and Reckless
A breakout performer over the weekend, Jacobs played against some talented guards and not only held his own, but shined. Using his quick feet, Jacobs often turned defense into offense by picking the opponent’s pocket in the backcourt. An excellent transition player, Jacobs can play above the rim. In the half court, Jacobs did a great job of breaking his man down off the dribble and drawing defenders to him that opened things up offensively. 

Markell Johnson – 2017 – PG – King James
Johnson is a straight-up killer on the floor. A silent assassin, you won’t hear a word out of his mouth during the game as he lets his game do the talking. Johnson put together big performance after big performance for King James, who reached the 17U quarterfinals. A relentless attacker, Johnson was rarely stopped when he put the ball on the ground and also shot the ball well from the outside, but rarely needed to settle for jumpers throughout the tournament. Also a human highlight reel, Johnson finished off a number of thundering dunks in transition. 

Bailey Kale – 2017 – PG – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
Without Wisconsin commit Kobe King, Kale stepped up for the Playground Warriors. An under the radar point guard, Kale shot the ball well from the outside. When defenses forget about him, Kale often makes them pay from the top of the key or the wing as he’s a strong shooter when he catches in rhythm. Adding different dimensions to his game, Kale is a surprisingly good finisher around the rim for his size. He shields defenders with his body well and his shot is difficult to block. 

Devontae Lane – 2017 – PG – Iowa Barnstormers
Lane looks primed for a strong spring after playing very well this weekend. A physical and built point guard, Lane loves to invert himself in the offense and beat up on smaller guards in the post. He’s also quick enough to beat people off the bounce, where he does a lot of damage. A great feel for the game, Lane can distribute once he’s in the teeth of the defense or finish against contact. 

Connor Niego – 2017 – F – Chicago Lockdown
When you’re a 6-foot-8 wing who can handle and shoot the basketball, you’re a pretty attractive prospect. Niego is just that. A late bloomer in the class of 2017, keep an eye on Niego over the next several months. A player that’s still filling out his frame, Niego had 15 points in the 17U gold championship game. Able to face up from the high post and slash or take his game to the perimeter, Niego can produce in different ways. Also a strong rebounder and passer on the interior, Niego aids a team across the board. 

Terrence Lewis – 2017 – SF – Playground Elite Wilson
Talk about a player that’s revamped his game since last summer, Lewis looks like a much different player. He brought out some new tricks during his junior season, but continued his stellar play over the weekend. He’s always been a viscous player in the paint who never gets outworked, but Lewis has clearly worked hard on his three-point shooting and hit from downtown consistently all weekend. A glass cleaner and powerful finisher against contact, Lewis’ new finesse compliments his junkyard dog mentality quite nicely. 

Jordan Poole – 2017 – G – Playground Elite Wilson
Poole led Playground Elite to a very impressive run to the title game. Coming off a big summer, Poole’s confidence carried over the Swish N’ Dish as the Michigan commit put on a shooting clinic. One of the prettiest shots in the game, Poole can create his own looks off the bounce and if he’s left open, start jogging to the other end of the floor, because that shot is going down. An improved attacker, Poole has surprised since his junior season with his ability to attack the cup and showcase a variety of finishes in traffic. 

Justin Smith – 2017 – G/F – Mac Irvin Fire
Smith raised his stock quite a bit in our eyes. He’s always had a lot of talent and upside, but Smith showed he can put his team on his back when needed. Smith played his best when Mac Irvin Fire was in trouble. A bouncy wing, Smith changes the momentum of games his ability to soar to the rim and finish. Also an improved shooter, Smith can rise and fire with a hand in his face. Long story short, Smith instilled what we already knew, which is he has a chance to be special at the next level.