NY2LASPORTS.COM - 2010 BOC - WEEK 1 TOP PERFORMERS
Antonio Curro — NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Breakfast of Champions fall basketball league tipped off this past weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as some of the top prospects in the Badger state began tuning up for the upcoming high school season. While tired legs and in some instances rusty skills were to be expected during the first week, a number of prospects jumped out of the box with some nice efforts. We start our look at week 1 of the 2010 BOC with the top 10 performers from this past weekend…
2010 BOC WEEK 1 – TOP 10 PERFORMANCES
PLAYER OF THE WEEK - CINMEON BOWERS - 2012 - F - MILWAUKEE KING
The big strong physical talent started off a bit slow in the first half but he got things going late in the opening session and followed it up with a powerful and dominant second effort to help lead his team to an opening week victory. Bowers finished with 22 points on 11 of 20 shooting from the field and he collected 10 rebounds to finish with the only double double of the day. He scored in transition, finished in the post, controlled the glass, and showed the versatility and power that is his calling card.
#2 - NICK ALLEN - 2013 - PG - MONTESSORI
An excellent up and coming floor general, Allen was superb throughout the day and the fact that his team lost in the opening week was the only drawback for him. Turned in an exceptional floor effort to the tune of 18 points on 8 of 17 shooting, kicked out 8 assists, grabbed 8 rebounds, and collected 3 steals as well. Arguably his top overall effort to date in the BOC league, Allen was superb this past weekend.
#3 – RILEY LACHANCE – 2014 – G – BROOKFIELD CENTRAL
Started his BOC career off with the top performance ever by a true freshman. One of the top pure marksmen in the state regardless of class, Lachance served up notice that he stands to make a lot of noise in the coming years. Finished with weekend high 28 points on 11 of 23 shooting and knocked down a weekend high 6 trey balls. Added 4 steals, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists while not having any turnovers in a solid and efficient floor effort. Only shortcoming on the weekend was that his team lost.
#4 – GIOVANNI BRAY – 2011 – G – MILWAUKEE HAMILTON
Those who think Milwaukee Hamilton doesn’t have anything left in the cupboard are sorely mistaken and this young man is one of many talented individuals on the cusp of possibly turning in breakout performances this season. Long regarded as one of the sleepers in the state, Bray kicked off the BOC with an exceptional effort as he scored 26 points on 11 of 20 shooting, grabbed 7 rebounds, collected 4 steals, and had 3 assists while also displaying exceptional energy, quickness, and athleticism throughout the day.
#5 – CHRIS GOLDEN – 2012 – G – WISCONSIN LUTHERAN
Another one of the prized young sleepers on the rise in Wisconsin, Golden continues to take major strides forward and a strong opening weekend at the 2010 BOC was another step in the right direction. Golden was efficient and dominant at times with 19 points on 9 of 13 shooting along with 3 assists, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals to help lead his team to victory. A solid and efficient overall effort by him during the first week.
#6 – HAKI STAMPLEY – 2011 – SG – MILWAUKEE HAMILTON
As we said with Bray above, Hamilton has some hungry talent looking to make their mark and Stampley is yet another of the talented prospects in the fold for Coach Diener. The long wiry wing started things where he left off last year as he rebounded from a slow start in the first half to finish with 24 points on 10 of 12 shooting including a 4 of 5 effort from beyond the arc. Add to the mix 7 rebounds and 2 assists and you have another efficient and productive floor effort during the first week.
#7 – LUKE FISCHER – 2013 – F/C – GERMANTOWN
One of the breakout performers for the 2013 class in the state of Wisconsin this past spring, Fischer continues to develop every time he takes the floor and a strong opening week effort for him was another step in that process. Finished with 13 points on 6 of 11 shooting, collected 8 rebounds, and blocked 3 shots. One of the bright young interior talents on the rise in the state, Fischer did not disappoint this past weekend.
#8 – ELGIN COOK – 2011 – SF – MILWAUKEE HAMILTON
Cook was his usual efficient and productive self this past weekend as the Iowa State bound talent scored 19 points on 8 of 11 shooting and collected 7 rebounds in a winning effort. An excellent instinctive rebounding talent with explosive rise, Cook showed an improved handle and began to lay the foundation for a strong fall with a solid opening week performance.
#9 – ABE TANEL – 2013 – G/F – HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
Don’t know if we can expect it every week but Tanel was exceptional during the opening week as he went for 18 points on 9 of 15 shooting and grabbed 7 rebounds. The key to his effort wasn’t the numbers as they were solid but also in the ballpark of a few others, but rather his overall hustle and effort on both ends of the court. He was active and aggressive all day and that hustle and willingness to play hard was a huge factor in helping boost his team to victory. An intangible guy who cleans up around the basket, runs the court, and is relentless on both ends of the court, Tanel really opened some eyes during the first week.
#10 (TIE) – ZAK SHOWALTER – 2012 – G – GERMANTOWN
One of the top 2012 prospects in the state, Showalter rebounded from a sluggish first half to help fuel a victory for his team in the opening week with an excellent second half effort. Using his trademark toughness and tenacity, Showalter finished with 16 points on 7 of 15 shooting and he collected 7 rebounds but the majority of it was done in the second half where he took over down the stretch to push his team to a 1 point victory. Showed range and the ability to knock down key baskets as well in a strong effort this past weekend.
#10 (TIE) – DOMINIQUE WILDER – 2011 – PG – HOMESTEAD
The cupboard has a few items for Coach Hines at Homestead and this instinctive talent is one. Wilder gave a quality floor effort with 10 points on 5 of 8 shooting, 5 assists, 4 steals, and 4 rebounds. Wilder hustled from start to finish and was active on both ends of the court. His decisions were on point along with his efficiency (i.e. No turnovers) and he really came up big the opening week.
#10 (TIE) - JIM MAROSE - 2011 - F/C - WISCONSIN LUTHERAN
A complete unknown prior to Saturday, Marose turned in an exceptionally efficient and productive effort during his BOC debut. Collected a week high 12 rebounds, blocked 4 shots, and scored 6 points. Similar to Tanel mentioned above, Marose gave a great effort and hustled on both ends of the court adding to his production. In terms of his efficiency and overall floor productivity, Marose was one of the best on the day and definitely opened some eyes in the process.
NEWS & NOTES
Stay tuned to our Wisconsin affiliate at 414HOOPS.COM every day as we will recap every week of the BOC with Team Reports, Statistical breakdowns, and much more this fall.
2011 F/C Jim Marose of Wisconsin Lutheran collected a week high 12 rebounds during the opening week. He also led the way with 4 blocked shots.
2013 PG Duane Wilson Jr. of Dominican dished out a league high 9 assists in a winning effort.
Lachance, Wilder, and Bray all collected a league high 4 steals.
2014 G/F Kevon Looney of Milwaukee Hamilton scored 10 points on 5 of 5 shooting while adding 2 assists, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals in his first BOC effort.
Keep your eyes on 2014 G Jarelle Deberry of Milwaukee Hamilton. One of the prized young talents in the state, Deberry finished with 12 points on 5 of 7 shooting and collected 6 rebounds in his BOC debut.
2011 G Mitchell Farr of Racine Case helped lead his team to victory. After starting slowly, Farr finished with 16 points while adding 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. Expecting big things from him this fall.
2012 F Cinmeon Bowers, 2012 G Arroyo Edwards, and 2013 PG Duane Wilson Jr. wrapped up play on Saturday and then headed down to Depaul for an unofficial visit as reported this weekend. Bowers has already been offered by the Blue Demons.
As mentioned last week, 2014 G Riley Lachance of Brookfield Central will take an unofficial visit to Iowa the weekend of October 2nd.
Week 2 of the BOC will tip off this upcoming Saturday upstairs at the M.S.O.E. Kern Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The league features skills sessions followed by full length game play.
Note: Antonio Curro is the National Recruiting Editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM, GENERATIONNEXBASKETBALL.COM and 414HOOPS.COM. He is also a national consultant for ESPNU and the HOOPSCOOP.