The opening night of the NY2LA Spring Extravaganza got underway on Friday and several players have already made their mark in the 16U NY2LA Basketball Association as well as the 16U open division.

The gym was packed with coaches to watch the R.E.A.C.H. Legends take on the Minnesota Select in the 8 pm contest and the team from Michigan did not disappoint, throwing down several thunderous slams and playing an entertaining brand of basketball en route to a big win.

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2017 NY2LA SPORTS SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA DAY 1 RECAP – PART 1
2017 NY2LA SPORTS SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA DAY 1 RECAP – PART 2
2017 NY2LA SPORTS SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA DAY 1 RECAP – PART 3

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2017 NY2LA SPORTS SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA SCHEDULE

16U NY2LA ASSOCIATION TOP PERFORMERS
Owen Coburn — 2019 — C — Martin Brothers

A 6’10 big man, Coburn is one of the premier young big men in Iowa and already holds NCAA Division I offers. He had his way in the paint on Friday against the Minnesota Comets and finished with a game-high 20 points. Coburn is not just 6’10, but is blessed with a long, rangy build and a well-rounded skill set.

Marcus Domask — 2019 — SG — Ray Allen Select
A 6’5 shooting guard with a big, strong frame, Domack really had it all working in Friday’s opener against Real Athletics Tate, scoring a game-high 23 points, including 16 points in the first half. He knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, got in the post and had several buckets in the paint and showcased the all-around guard skills that has made him one of the top prospects in the 16U NY2LA Basketball Association.

Carrington McCaskill - 2019 - F - R.E.A.C.H. Legends
He had the Minnetonka High School gym buzzing late in the first half of the Legends’ win over Minnesota Select on Friday when he scored his first bucket on a thunderous put pack slam. McCaskill went on to score 11 more points in the second half and threw down a slew of highlight reel dunks, including a powerful two-handed flush to end the game against Minnesota Select due to mercy rules. 

Giovanni Miles — 2019 — G — R.E.A.C.H. Legends
A 6’3 guard, Miles knocked down five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points to lead REACH Legends to a runaway with over Minnesota Select. He is electric in transition where he can play above the, can get hot from 3-point range as he showed on Friday, and has the a

Matthew Ragsdale — 2019 — PG — The Force
A 6’0 point guard, Ragsdale continues to scorch the nets in the NY2LA Basketball Association as he went for 20 points, including four 3-pointers in a runaway win over RL9 on Friday night. A smooth guard that can handle the ball and shoot the ball over the dribble or catch, Ragsdale is making a name for himself this spring.

Zach Toussaint — 2019 – G — Kissel Heat Black
Really like this kid. Is fast with the ball, gets up and down the court quickly. Can shoot, plays well with the ball in his hands and despite his short stature (he is generously listed at 6’0), he can flat light up the scoreboard. Part of what makes his game so special is his fearless attitude attacking the bucket where he isn’t afraid of contact and draws fouls. He went for 25 on Friday, including four 3-pointers in a contest against Ray Allen.

16U NY2LA ASSOCIATION STOCK RISERS
Matt Dinardi — 2019 — PG — Chicago Lockdown

A 6’3 point guard, Dinardi showed the ability to knock down 3-pointers with a smooth 3-point stroke. Put the ball on the floor and got to the bucket and has a smooth mid-range game. Can stop on a dime and pull-up for mid-range shots from 10-15 feet. Impressive shooter and all-around player. Steady ball handler that can create a little off the bounce.

John Guedet — 2019 — PF/C — Illinois Irish Elite
Guedet is a imposing 6’8 post player who showed a nice turn around hook in the post and made himself available inside. A bruising interior player that plays the game with power, Guedet put up good numbers against the Wisconsin Shooters in a win as the Shooters struggled to match ip in the paint with the physical post. 

Malcolm Miller — 2019 — G — Illinois Irish
A 6’4 wing player with good size, a projectable frame and a solid, all-around game, Miller can handle the ball, gets to the bucket and can really stroke it from the outside. On Friday he had 13 points, including three 3-pointers in the second half of Friday’s win.

Tristan Pratt — 2019 — SF — The Force
Kid is a player. He is listed at 6’4, but plays bigger than his listed height due to his frame and athleticism as he is a terrific all-around athlete. Hauled in several rebounds well above the rim and continues to showcase an all-around game. Is a solid ball handler and shooter and is an athletic guard that can convert acrobatic chances around the basket.

John Thompson — 2019 — PG — Minnesota Select
A 5’11 point guard, Thompson is scrappy performer who really sticks his nose in there for rebounds, defensively and gets after it at both ends of the floor. He can shoot the ball from distance, but is  effective putting the ball on the floor and attacking the basket. Even though he is listed at 5’11, Thompson has a long reach and plays bigger than his listed height.

Jarvis Wright — 2019 — F — Minnesota Select
 Kid really played well in a tough loss to R.E.A.CH. Legends. He is a wide-bodied, 6’2 physical inside-outside guard/forward type that can really stroke the 3-pointer. Has a quick release and can shoot it from well beyond the arc. Also showed the ability to get into the paint and make tough shots. Has a good feel for the game, doesn’t try to do too much, makes the right pass.

16U OPEN DIVISION STANDOUTS
Japannah Kellogg — 2019 — PF — All-Iowa Attack
Kellogg is a rangy 6’5 big man who had a terrific performance to open play on Friday, finishing with 22 points. He can face up and attack the basket but also looks to post up a lot inside on the block. A product of Ames, Iowa, Kellogg showed some nice promise today, getting on the boards, finishing around the bucket and beating opponents down the court in transition. He also showed a nice free throw stroke, runs the floor exceptionally well, had several blocked shots and even knocked down a 3 for good measure.

Aiden Price – 2019 — AG — Real Athletics
Price is a rangy 6’2 point guard that can get in the paint and has a nice floater game. Nice looking outside shot, scrappy player. Made some nice passes as well. Price also came up with several key defensive plays at the end of the game coming up with some steals under the opponent’s basket.