A loaded crop of talent took to the court this past weekend at the annual Swish ‘N Dish Spring Warm-Up and 2012 standout Steve Taylor of the Mac Irvin Fire turned in one of the best overall efforts at the 17U level.  Here’s a look at some of the top performers from the 17u division along with the All-Tournament team headlined by Taylor who captured Most Outstanding Player honors from this past weekend’s event…

17U PLATINUM CHAMPIONS – MAC IRVIN FIRE
17U PLATINUM 2ND PLACE – WISCONSIN SWING
17U GOLD CHAMPIONS – FOX VALLEY FIRE
17U GOLD 2ND PLACE – MILWAUKEE FIRE

17U MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER – STEVE TAYLOR – MAC IRVIN FIRE

17U ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Steve Taylor (Mac Irvin Fire), Derrick Randolph (Mac Irvin Fire), Thomas Hamilton (Mac Irvin Fire), Eddie Alcantare (Mac Irvin Fire), Austin Arians (Wisconsin Swing), Zak Showalter (Wisconsin Swing), Nick Fuller (Wisconsin Swing), Luke Fischer (Wisconsin Swing), Jabari Parker (Ferrari), Tim Williams (Ferrari), Gabrille Snyder (Ferrari), Deonte Burton (T.P. Elite), Jarvis Garrett (T.P. Elite), Jameel McKay (T.P. Elite), Duane Wilson Jr. (Playground Elite), Otis Pirtle (Playground Elite), Mitch McGary (SYF Players), Glenn Robinson Jr. (SYF Players), Elijah Macon (All Ohio Red), Terry Rozier (All Ohio Red), John Erickson (The Reign – White), Andrew Bartiok (The Reign – White), Markis Williams (Milwaukee Fire), and Adam Nelson (Fox Valley Fire)

2011 TOP PERFORMERS IN 17U DIVISION
(Note – listed in alphabetical order)

ANDREW BARTIOK – 6’9” – 2011 – F – HORIZON CHRISTIAN (OR) – THE REIGN GRASSROOTS
JAMEEL MCKAY – 6’9” – 2011 – PF – MILWAUKEE PULASKI (WI) – T.P. ELITE GRASSROOTS
TRINSON WHITE – 6’4” – 2011 – G/F – MILWAUKEE RIVERSIDE (WI) – MIL REBELS GRASSROOTS

2012 TOP PERFORMERS IN 17U DIVISION
(Note – listed in alphabetical order)

EDDIE ALCANTARE – 6’5” – 2012 – SF – HALES FRANCISCAN (IL) – MAC IRVIN FIRE GRASSROOTS
AUSTIN ARIANS – 6’6” – 2012 – SF – MADISON EDGEWOOD (WI) – WISCONSIN SWING GRASSROOTS
AARIC ARMSTEAD – 6’5” – 2012 – G/F – HALES FRANCISCAN (IL) – MAC IRVIN FIRE GRASSROOTS
ANTHONY BEENE – 6’2” – 2012 – PG – NORMAN COMMUNITY (MO) – ST. LOUIS EAGLES GRASSROOTS
CAMERON BEISCHEID – 6’7” – 2012 – SF – CARDINAL RITTER (MO) – ST. LOUIS EAGLES GRASSROOTS
ANTONIO BISHOP – 6’7” – 2012 – F – HOMEWOOD FLOSSMOR (IL) – FERRARI GRASSROOTS
SCOTT BRUXVOORT – 6’6” – 2012 – SF – PCM (IA) – KINGDOM HOOPS GRASSROOTS
KEITH CARTER – 6’1” – 2012 – G – PROVISO EAST (IL) – TEAM NLP GRASSROOTS
JOSIAH COLEMAN - 6'5" - 2012 - F - CR KENNEDY (IA) - IOWA BARNSTORMERS
KA’DARRYL BELL – 6’0” – 2012 - G – OAK PARK RIVER FOREST (IL) – FULL PACKAGE GRASSROOTS
THOMAS DURRET – 6’4” – 2012 – SG – LAKE FOREST HS (IL) – FULL PACKAGE GRASSROOTS
ARROYO EDWARDS – 6’4” – 2012 – G/F – MILWAUKEE KING (WI) – PLAYGROUND ELITE GRASSROOTS
JOHN ERICKSON – 6’4” – 2012 – G – SISTERS (OR) – THE REIGN GRASSROOTS
MYLES HAMILTON – 6’1” – 2012 – G – ST. EDWARDS (OH) – ALL OHIO RED GRASSROOTS
CHARLES HARRIS – 6’5” – 2012 – G/F – LAKE FOREST ACADEMY (IL) – FULL PACKAGE GRASSROOTS
ISAIAH HICKS – 6’4” – 2012 – G/F – L.B. JORDAN (CA) – I-CAN ALL STARS GRASSROOTS
KAHLIL JOHNSON – 6’6” – G/F – PALISADES (CA) – I-CAN ALL STARS GRASSROOTS
CHRIS JONES – 6’0” – G – BRADLEY TECH (WI) – MIL REBELS GRASSROOTS
JAKE KRETZER – 6’6” – 2012 – G/F – WAVERLY (OH) – ALL OHIO RED GRASSROOTS
MERVYN LINDSAY – 6’7” – 2012 – SF – CANYON SPRINGS HS (CA) – INLAND EMPIRE GRASSROOTS
ELIJAH MACON – 6’8” – 2012 – PF – MARION FRANKLIN (OH) – ALL OHIO RED GRASSROOTS
ATER MANYANG – 6’6” – 2012 – SF – ROCHESTER CENTURY (MN) – NET GAIN SPORTS GRASSROOTS
JORDAN MARTIN – 6’6” – 2012 F – HAZELWOOD CENTRAL (OH) – ST. LOUIS EAGLES GRASSROOTS
MITCH MCGARY – 6’9” – 2012 – PF – BREWSTER ACADEMY (IN) – SYF PLAYERS GRASSROOTS
GENOVONIE MCKNIGHT – 6’4” – G – MIDDLETOWN (OH) – ALL OHIO RED GRASSROOTS
WILL NIXON – 6’7” – 2012 – F – PLAINFIELD SOUTH (IL) – IL TWOLVES GRASSROOTS
ADAM NELSON – 6’2” – 2012 – PG – OMRO (WI) – FOX VALLEY FIRE GRASSROOTS
PHILLIP NOLAN – 6’9” – 2012 – PF – ST. BENEDICTS PREP (NJ) – DTA DEVIN HARRIS GRASSROOTS
DARIUS PAUL – 6’9” – 2012 – F – WARREN (IL) – FULL PACKAGE GRASSROOTS
OTIS PIRTLE – 6’4” – 2012 – F – BRADLEY TECH (WI) – PLAYGROUND ELITE GRASSROOTS
COLE PEDERSON – 6’2” – 2012 – SG – WAUKEE (IA) – KINGDOM HOOPS GRASSROOTS
DERRICK RANDOLPH – 5’8” – 2012 – PG – WHITNEY YOUNG (IL) – MAC IRVIN FIRE GRASSROOTS
GLENN ROBINSON JR. – 6’5” – 2012 – SG – LAKE CENTRAL (IN) – SYF PLAYERS GRASSROOTS
TERRY ROZIER – 6’1” – 2012 – G – SHAKER HEIGHTS (OH) – ALL OHIO RED GRASSROOTS
AKEEM SPRINGS – 6’3” – 2012 – G – WAUKEGAN (IL) – IL RISING STARS GRASSROOTS
ZAK SHOWALTER – 6’3” – 2012 – G – GERMANTOWN (WI) – WISCONSIN SWING GRASSROOTS
AARON SIMPSON – 6’0” – 2012 – G – NORTH CHICAGO (IL) – TEAM NLP GRASSROOTS
GABRILLE SNYDER – 6’1” – 2012 – G – WHITNEY YOUNG (IL) – FERRARI GRASSROOTS
WESLEY STATEN – 6’2” – 2012 – SG – SIOUX CITY HEELAN (IA) – KINGDOM HOOPS GRASSROOTS
DAN STUDER – 6’7” – 2012 – F/C – GERMANTOWN (WI) – WISCONSIN SWING
JAMALL TAYLOR - 6'0" - 2012 - G - DOMINICAN (WI) - DTA DEVIN HARRIS GRASSROOTS
STEVE TAYLOR – 6’8” – 2012 – F – SIMEON (IL) – MAC IRVIN FIRE GRASSROOTS
SHAMARI TRIGGS – 5’10” – 2012 – PG – MILWAUKEE RIVERSIDE (WI) – MIL REBELS GRASSROOTS
BRANDON TYLER - 6'4" - 2012 - SG - OMRO (WI) - FOX VALLEY FIRE
WILLIE WILEY – 6’8” – 2012 – F – SPRINGFIELD (MO) – ST. LOUIS EAGLES GRASSROOTS
MARKIS WILLIAMS – 6’4” – 2012 – F – HOLY REDEEMER (WI) – MILWAUKEE FIRE
TIM WILLIAMS – 6’7” – 2012 – F – HOMEWOOD FLOSSMOR (IL) – FERRARI GRASSROOTS
JOHNNY WOODARD – 6’4” – 2012 – SG – DULUTH EAST (MN) – NET GAIN SPORTS GRASSROOTS
RUSSELL WOODS – 6’8” – 2012 – F – LEO (IL) – MAC IRVIN FIRE GRASSROOTS

2013 TOP PERFORMERS IN 17U DIVISION
(Note – listed in alphabetical order)

DAYLIN BILLINGSLEY – 6’8” – 2013 - G/F – IMPACT BB ACADEMY (NV) – INLAND EMPIRE GRASSROOTS
DEONTE BURTON – 6’5” – 2013 - SF – BREWSTER (NH) – T.P. ELITE GRASSROOTS
RILEY DEARRING – 6’5” – 2013 - SG – DE LA SALLE (MN) – NET GAIN SPORTS GRASSROOTS
LUKE FISCHER – 6’9” – 2013 - PF – GERMANTOWN (WI) – WISCONSIN SWING GRASSROOTS
NICK FULLER – 6’6” – 2013 - SG – SUN PRAIRIE (WI) – WISCONSIN SWING GRASSROOTS
BILLY GARRETT JR. – 6’4” – 2013 - G – MORGAN PARK (IL) – MAC IRVIN FIRE GRASSROOTS
JARVIS GARRETT – 5’8” – 2013 - PG – WEST ALLIS CENTRAL (WI) – T.P. ELITE GRASSROOTS
THOMAS HAMILTON – 6’9” – 2013 - F/C – WHITNEY YOUNG (IL) – MAC IRVIN FIRE GRASSROOTS
JABARI PARKER – 6’8” – 2013 – SF – SIMEON (IL) – FERRARI GRASSROOTS
DUANE WILSON JR. – 6’1” – 2013 – PG – DOMINICAN (WI) – PLAYGROUND ELITE GRASSROOTS