KeviThe 2016 NY2LA Sports Swish N’ Dish came to a close on Sunday. In the 16U division, the Iowa Barnstormers took home the crown after a stellar weekend of play.  Here’s a look at some of the top performers in the 16U Division from this past weekend…

16U DIVISION TOP PERFORMERS
Carlos Curtis – 2018 – G – Wisconsin United

Curtis had a couple of big games over the weekend. A very aggressive player, Curtis has his way with defenders when he puts the ball on the ground. A relentless attacker, Curtis will go through opponents to get the rim. An improved outside shooter, Curtis knocked down a handful of triples. Also willing to lock up on defense, Curtis jumpstarts the attack for United, who loves to get out and run in transition and then quickly set up their press. 

Ayo Dosunmu – 2018 – G – Mac Irvin Fire
A breakout performer at the Swish N’ Dish, Dosunmu was terrific through three days. A smooth guard, Dosunmu can be electrifying off the pick n’ roll, only needing inches of space to blow by his defender and get to the rim. Comfortable on or off the ball, Dosumnu got just about any look he wanted over the weekend. Most of his shots came right at the rim as he was able to beat defenders off the dribble at a very high rate. 

Raekwon Drake – 2018 – PF – Meanstreets
A junkyard dog type player, Drake was one of the hardest working players in the tournament. A kid that goes after every loose ball and rebound, Drake owns his responsibility and role for Meanstreets. Drake was outstanding when running the floor and finishing off easy buckets. He also created a number of second chance opportunities for his team by keeping plays alive on the glass and out-working people in the paint. 

Kevin Easley – 2018 – PF – George Hill Rising Stars
Easley is a pretty good prospect now, but has a lot of room to get even better. What makes him so unique is the balance of strength and finesse in his game. Easley is built like a truck and can dominant the interior, but he also has a guard-like stroke that catches defenders off guards when he pulls up from three-point range. Easley shot a very high percentage from the field and was effective without taking a lot of shots. 

A.J. Green – 2018 – PG – Iowa Barnstormers
Green was a sleeper in the Midwest, but might not be much longer. An outstanding shooter, Green knocked down difficult jumpers off the bounce all weekend. Leading the Iowa Barnstormers to the 16U championship, Green had a couple 20-point performances, which is saying something as he plays next to two high major players. Green has an excellent mid-range game, able to shake defenders in isolation settings and pull-up and knock down shots despite a hand in his face. 

Tyler Herro – 2018 – SG – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
Herro makes it look too easy at times. One of the best shooters in the country, Herro is comfortable catching and shooting or firing off the bounce. It’s very difficult to force Herro into misses. The 6-foot-4 junior can hit from just about anywhere and isn’t fazed by a hand in his face. Herro scored in double figures in all but one game, leading the Playground Warriors to the 16U quarterfinals despite not playing a high number of minutes. Throughout the weekend, Herro backed up what we thought during his sophomore season that his recruitment and stock is going to rise quickly this spring. 

Foster Loyer – 2018 – G – All-Ohio Red
If you’re looking for a terrific on-the-ball defender, look no further than Loyer. The sophomore combo guard locked up and made things difficult on some of the best perimeter players in the tournament. Using his quick feet, Loyer beats other guards to the spot and chests up very well. Offensively, he had a couple of big games as well as All-Ohio made it to the 16U title game. A speedy guard that can get to the rim in a hurry, Loyer finished well in transition and also made a lot of plays with his passing ability. 

Jordan McCabe – 2018 – PG – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
One of the most skilled players in the country, McCabe had all the tricks on display over the weekend. When he looks for his own offense, McCabe is one of the most intimidating players because as a defender, you never know what’s coming. He can beat people off the dribble using an array of flashy moves. McCabe can also shoot from anywhere on the floor and will extend his range well past the three-point line. Another prospect that’s primed for a big spring, McCabe continues to show he’s one of the best point guards in the country.

Torrence Watson – 2018 – SG – Jets/Ramey United
A 6-foot-4 shooting guard, Watson was a tough cover throughout the weekend. A player that can slash and shoot the basketball, Watson had a couple of big games for his team. A fearless attacker, Watson puts the ball on the deck loves to challenge opposing big men at the hoop. Watson has some intriguing athleticism and length to his game that makes him an exciting prospect to watch. 

Joe Wieskamp – 2018 – G/F – Iowa Barnstormers
Its pick your poison with Wieskamp. A player with guard and post skills, there’s only so much defenders can take away from him. The Iowa commit isn’t the most athletic, the biggest, or quickest player, but there are few his age that are as skilled and versatile. A sweet shooter from downtown, Wieskamp will kill defenses if he’s left open. He’ll also bring smaller wings into the post and out-muscle them around the rim. An underrated transition player, Wieskamp isn’t afraid to take the ball coast-to-coast.