NY2LASPORTS.COM - 2012 SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA - TOP PERFORMERS
Antonio Curro — NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR - NY2LASPORTS.COM
A loaded group of prospects took to the courts in Minnesota last month for the first year of the NY2LA Sports Spring Extravaganza and talented guard Riley Lachance was one of the standouts after helping lead his RAS squad to the 16U Platinum Championship. Today we continue our look back at one of the premiere events this spring with a glance at top performers, stock boosters, etc. and more…
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(Note – listed in alphabetical order)
Dalton Franken – 2013 – SG – Atlantic, IA – Kingdom Hoops Elite
Was consistent throughout the tournament in helping lead his team to the 17U Platinum Championship. Knocked down trey balls, was active on both ends, finished in transition, and displayed a solid floor game combined with energy, instincts, and toughness to deliver an M.V.P. caliber performance in the 17U division.
Nick Fuller – 2013 – SG – Sun Prairie, WI – Wisconsin Swing
(6-6/195/Sun Prairie H.S.)
Opened things up with a scintillating 29 point effort in the win over KC Run GMC on opening night and never looked back as he drained jumpers, scored off the bounce, scored in the post and helped lead his team to the championship game. One of the premiere marksmen in the region, Fuller has developed a versatile offensive package that continues to improve with each passing week.
Toby Hegner – 2013 – PF – Berlin, WI – Wisconsin Playmakers
Continues to round back into form after an illness took a lot of his weight, muscle, and endurance during the high school season, Hegner was stellar at times with three near 20 point performances where he was active and aggressive on both ends. He finished around the basket, stepped away and hit the mid-range jumper, and was able to face up and knock down a number of trey balls as well. Expecting his best basketball in the month of July, Hegner took his game up a notch in Minnesota last month.
Emanuel Mudiay – 2014 – G – Arlington, TX – Texas Select
One of the elite talents nationally in his class, Mudiay did not disappoint in Minnesota as he delivered a versatile offensive package of dribble drives, mid-range jumpers, and perimeter shots beyond the arc mixed in with some crafty passes and laser dimes to look the part of the high major elite top 5 talent he is nationally.
Rashad Vaughn – 2014 – G/F – Minneapolis, MN – Net Gain Sports
(6-6/190/Robinsdale Cooper H.S.)
Regarded as one of the top 10 prospects in his class nationally, Vaughn was special in flashes as he showed his athletic prowess in transition, an improved perimeter stroke, and an exceptional open court game that is his trademark calling card.
(Note – listed in alphabetical order – not committed)
Turner Botz – 2013 – F – Little Chute, WI – Wisconsin Playmakers
(6-6/195/Little Chute H.S.)
Grit, toughness, effort, and a floor game every time he takes the court is his calling card and Botz delivered much of the same in Minnesota mixed in with some perimeter shooting and intangibles that coaches love.
Dominique Collier – 2014 – G – Denver, CO – KC Run GMC
(6-2/150/Denver East H.S.)
A silky smooth perimeter talent with excellent dribble penetration skills, solid playmaking ability, instincts, and an electric mid-range game on occasion, Collier displayed much of the promise that has him coveted as a high major talent already as a sophomore.
Riley Dearring – 2013 – SG – Golden Valley, MN – Net Gain Sports
Really enjoyed his performance in Minnesota as he opened things with a 21 point performance that was reflective of his status as a high major talent a couple years ago. Looked refreshed and confident and played accordingly at times as he drilled perimeter shots and found ways to put the ball in the basket throughout the weekend.
Brady Ellingson – 2014 – SG – Menomonee Falls, WI – RAS
(6-4/170/Sussex Hamilton H.S.)
Delivered a Co-MVP performance to help lead his squad to the 16U championship and displayed his classic marksmen stroke in the process. Whether it’s at the mid-range area or beyond the arc, Ellingson is one of the premiere shooters in his class and his performance in Minnesota was further evidence of that.
Ted Friedman – 2013 – PF – Ankeny, IA – Kingdom Hoops Elite
On the cusp of popping onto high major radars, Friedman was solid once again as he attacked the glass, scored around the basket, finished in transition, and faced up to drain mid-range and three point jumpers from time to time. Served as a major piece in the 17U championship run for his squad and should be a closely watched interior talent by mid and high major schools during the month of July.
Jarvis Garrett – 2013 – PG – Milwaukee, WI – T.P. Elite
(5-10/155/West Allis Central H.S.)
One of the premiere playmaking guards in the country, Garrett continues to produce every time he takes the court. Whether it’s attacking the rim off the bounce, knocking down mid-range looks, or simply creating and making the game easy for his teammates, Garrett is equal to the task and is one of the top pure lead guards in the country as he makes everyone better each time he hits the court.
Riley LaChance – 2014 – G – Brookfield, WI – RAS
(6-2/160/Brookfield Central H.S.)
Continues to develop his handles as a combo guard and combines that with a lethal perimeter stroke that he uses to drill mid-range pull ups and trey balls every time out. Minnesota was his playground and Lachance took advantage of it with a Co-MVP performance that mixed in some dribble drives to the glass and an aerial assault from the perimeter that was virtually unstoppable at times.
Wyatt Lohaus – 2014 – G – North Liberty, IA – Iowa Barnstormers
(6-2/170/Iowa West H.S.)
Few, if any, have been as consistent and productive as Lohaus in his class this spring and Minnesota was much of the same as he continued to delivered high quality performances filled with efficiency, skill, and instinct. Definitely one to keep tabs on over the next 12-18 months as he continues to perform at a high level every time out.
Jeremy Senglin – 2013 – G – Grand Prairie, TX – Texas Select
(6-2/185/Arlington Bowie H.S.)
Was exceptional at times in putting the ball in the basket and showcased athleticism, dribble drive ability, and a stroke with range beyond the arc throughout the weekend. One to keep a close eye on in the coming months.
Andre Wallace – 2013 – PG – Minneapolis, MN – Net Gain Sports
(6-1/155/Eden Prairie H.S.)
Delivered a number of high quality performances throughout the weekend as he was excellent in getting to the basket and creating things offensively. Attacked off the bounce, knocked down trey balls, and showed a knack at getting to the foul line with consistency. Look for his stock to begin to soar heading into the month of July as this young man can play.
Deonte Burton – 2013 – SF – Milwaukee, WI – TP Elite
(6-5/235/Milwaukee Vincent H.S.)
Continues to be a man amongst boys at times and his 36 point effort in a quarterfinal loss to the Kingdom Hoops Elite further evidenced that again. He hit jumpers, scored off the bounce, dominated the paint, controlled the glass, and was stellar at times throughout the weekend showing why he’s regarded as a top 25-50 prospect nationally.
Luke Fischer – 2013 – F/C – Germantown, WI – Wisconsin Swing
Was consistent and dominant at times on the weekend and as the tournament moved along so did his production with his best performances against KC Run GMC and the Wisconsin Playmakers where he dropped 20 pieces and collected 10+ rebounds in each. A skilled big man who continues to develop, Fischer would easily be one of the most coveted bigs in the country with a laundry list of high major programs all over him had he not committed to Indiana in January.
Conner Frankamp – 2013 – PG – Wichita, KS – KC Run GMC
(6-1/175/Wichita North H.S.)
The Kansas verbal commit elevated his play as the tournament moved along and he seemed to get his rhythm going in the process. Has an excellent feel for the game that he combines with range, vision, and the ability to stroke the mid-range pull up to cause problems for opposing teams.
Bronson Koenig – 2013 – PG – La Crosse, WI – Wisconsin Swing
(6-2/165/La Crosse Aquinas H.S.)
Continues to impress coming back from an injury during the high school season, Koenig seems like a perfect fit for his choice of Wisconsin and his floor game is complete as he lasers pinpoint passes, knocks down mid-range looks, strokes trey balls, and elevates his team virtually every time he takes the floor. Another solid performance on the weekend for Koenig.
Kevon Looney – 2014 – SF – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Rebels
(6-7/185/Milwaukee Hamilton H.S.)
Displayed flashes of his dominance with mid-range pull ups and dribble drives on the weekend and took over in spurts on occasion. Would like to see him be more active and aggressive moving forward in the month of July as he is really scratching the surface right now of his potential impact on the floor.
Matthew Thomas – 2013 – G – Onalaska, WI – WI Playmakers
One of the premiere marksmen in the country, Thomas blistered the nets at times from long range and showed an improved ability to knock down the mid-range pull up as well. Taking everything into account the past few months, Thomas has been exceptional at times and he continues to display his elite high major stroke virtually every time he takes the court.
Drew Lock – 2015 – SG – Lee Summit, MO – KC Run GMC
(6-3/170/Lee Summit H.S.)
Delivered a Co-MVP performance alongside Scroggins and helped lead his team to the 15U Platinum Championship as a result. Showcased skill, instinct, range, and the ability to hit big shots when it mattered in a scintillating performance on the weekend.
Casey Schlatter – 2014 – SF – Ackley, IA – Iowa Barnstormers
(6-8/190/Iowa Falls Alden)
The long wiry forward stepped up at times on the weekend as he displayed a versatile offensive package that featured post moves, perimeter shots beyond the arc, etc. Has the ability to take over games offensively but needs to be more active and aggressive every time he takes the floor.
Tez Scroggins – 2015 – G - Topeka, KS – KC Run GMC
(5-11/180/Highland Park H.S.)
Delivered a number of high quality passes and high quality performances throughout the weekend mixed in with jumpers and dribble drives as well. The end result was a Co-MVP performance alongside Lock that put him on the map as one to pay close attention to in the coming years as he continues to grow and mature both physically and skill wise.
Derrick Bruce - 2015 - PG - Moreno Valley, CA - Inland Empire
A talented young lead guard, Bruce was solid throughout the weekend with dribble penetration, decision making, some solid perimeter shots, etc. Still young and developing, Bruce opened some eyes with a solid individual performance throughout the weekend.
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMERS
(Note – This is not an exclusive list)
Sacar Anim – 2015 – G/F – Parkwau, Minnesota – Net Gain Sports
Tyler Bates – 2013 – F – Arlington, MN – Minnesota Select
Adam Beyer – 2013 – G – De Pere, WI – Green Bay Gunners
Levi Bradley – 2015 – SF – Milwaukee, WI – TP Elite
Romeo Bouie – 2014 – SF – Racine, WI – Milwaukee Rebels
Trevon Bunch – 2014 – F/C – Racine, WI – Milwaukee Rebels
M.J. Delmore – 2013 – PG – Wisconsin Dells, WI – Wisconsin Playmakers
Nate Dodge – 2013 – SG – East Troy, WI – Wisconsin Swing
Keondre Dew – 2014 – SF – Montclair, CA – Inland Empire
Chris Golden – 2012 – G – Milwaukee, WI – TP Elite
Deandre Harris – 2012 – G – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Rebels
Matt Heldt – 2015 – C – Appleton, WI – DTA Spartans
Daniel Hernandez – 2013 – PG – Anthony, NM – New Mexico Force
Michael Hoffman – 2013 – PF – Bureleson, TX – Texas Select
Chris Howell – 2014 – G/F – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Scholars
A.J. Jacobson – 2013 – SF – Fargo, ND – ECI Prospects
Devante Jackson – 2014 – SF – Milwaukee, WI - RAS
Damontrae Jefferson – 2014 – PG – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Rebels
Steave Jones – 2012 – PG – Northridge, CA – I-Can All-Stars
Travis Jorgenson – 2013 – PG – Columbia, MO – KC Run GMC
Bryce Lienhoop – 2014 – F – Columbus, IN – SYF Hoopmatics
Robert Knar – 2013 – G – Mundelein, IL – IL Rising Stars Red
Tory Miller – 2013 – F/C – Lee Summit, MO – KC Run GMC
Turner Moen – 2014 – PG – Lake Mills, WI – Wisconsin Swing
Jeremy Morgan – 2013 – G – Coralville, IA – Iowa Barnstormers
A.J. Mueller – 2013 – G/F – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Shooters
Phillip Nolan – 2012 – PF – Milwaukee, WI – Net Gain Sports
Nick Norton – 2014 – PG – Columbia, MO – KC Run GMC
Nick Noskowiak – 2015 – SG – Sun Prairie, WI – WI Playground Warriors
Jack Popp – 2016 – G/F – Mequon, WI – Playground Elite 2016 J. Smith
Reggie Rabb – 2014 – G – Barre Mills, WI – Wisconsin Playmakers
Jimmy Roth – 2013 – SG – Marion, IA – Iowa Mavericks Orange
Sean Scott – 2013 – G – Fridley, MN – Net Gain Sports
Jake Showalter – 2014 – SG – Germantown, WI – Wisconsin Swing
Jett Siegenthaler – 2015 – G – Waukesha, WI – Wisconsin Swing
Scottie Stone – 2013 – G – Melrose, MN – Minnesota Comets Hanson
Bryan Sumner – 2013 – SG – Ankeny, IA – Kingdom Hoops Elite
Deshon Taylor – 2014 – G – Moreno Valley, CA – Inland Empire
Reed Timmer – 2014 – PG – New Berlin, WI - RAS
Thatch Unruh – 2013 – G – Branson, MO – Missouri Wings Elite
Evan Wesenberg – 2014 – F – Germantown, WI – Wisconsin Swing
Matthew Williams – 2014 – SG – Milwaukee, WI – TP Elite
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.