Championship Sunday was off and running Sunday with some great young players taking the floor and turning out some of their best performances of the tournament.  Young Stars like 2016 G/F Jayson Tatum of the St. Louis Eagles wowed the viewers with outstanding play.  When the final whistle blew Mac Irvin hoisted the 17U Platinum Championship, the St. Louis Eagles took home the 16U Platinum title, and Wisconsin Academy grabbed the 15U honors.  We continue our coverage of the 2013 Swish ‘N Dish tournament with part 2 of our day 3 recap…


(Note – Listed in Alphabetical order)
Trevor Anderson - 2016 - PG - WI Academy
6-1 - Stevens Point H.S. - Stevens Point, WI

Anderson was spectacular in WI Academy’s final two games of the tournament. The young point man proved his ability to hit shots from anywhere averaging 22.5 points over both games by way of three-pointers, mid-range jumpers and creative drives to the basket finishing in traffic.

Malek Harris - 2014 - G/F - IL Wolves
6-7 - Carl Sandburg H.S. - Orland Hill

Harris too raised his play Sunday.  He showed soft hands inside, catching passes and taking it up strong inside.  He ran the court excellently and put himself in spots to score, and then displayed the ability to shoot from outside with a second half three which lead an early second half run for the Wolves.  Harris finished with 19 points.

Tori Johnson - 2014 -  G - Mac Irvin Fire
6-2 - Morgan Park H.S. - Chicago, IL

Johnson was great Sunday! In the final two games he averaged 17 points via draining three-point baskets, attacking the hoop or finishing plays in transition.  He was also exceptional from the free throw line, helping his team to put away the Wolves and Meanstreets in tight contests.

JaQuan McCloud - 2014 - G - IL Wolves
6-2 - North Chicago Community H.S. - North Chicago, IL

McCloud played very well against Mac Irvin with a 19 point effort.  McCloud hit a pair of three’s, attacked the paint and finished in traffic. He showed off his athleticism, speed and quick bounce on both ends of the floor

Kyle Monroe - 2015 - SF - WI Blizzard-Pronschinske
6-5 - Ashwaubenon H.S. - Ashwaubenon, WI

Monroe once again had a fantastic game early Sunday. His huge 24 point effort lifted his team to a victory.  He finished very well against contact, shot the mid-range jumper with consistency and affected the game offensively and defensively with his good size and deceptive athleticism.

Nick Noskowiak - 2015 - PG - WI Playground Warriors
6-2 - Sun Prairie H.S. - Sun Prairie, WI

The young point guard who always seemed calm and collected was just awesome Sunday. Noskowiak hit three’s, distributed the ball to teammates on point and drove to the basket with strong finishes all game. On top of that, his defense was stellar as well. Noskowiak finished the tournament with a 23 point effort.

Jake Reinhart - 2015 - PG - Net Gain Sports
6-2 - Central Catholic H.S. - Bloomington-Normal, IL

Somewhat out of nowhere, Reinhart exploded offensively with 25 points in Net Gain’s game Sunday.  Reinhart showed off a consistent release in which he dropped in several perimeter shots, got steals defensively which he finished in transition and knocked down free throws.

Jayson Tatum - 2016 - G/F - St. Louis Eagles
6-7 - Chaminade H.S. - St. Louis, MO

The athletic young combo player is everything he is touted to be. At 6-7 he took players off the dribble, rebounded very well and knocked down the deep ball with consistency.  Tatum had a very impressive 21 points in the semifinal vs. Playground Warriors and despite hurting his lower back early in the championship scored 14 to lead his team to the title.

(Note – Listed in Alphabetical order)
Keita Bates-Diop - 2014 - G/F - IL Wolves
6-7 - University School-Normal - Bloomington-Normal, IL

Though the Ohio State commit did not score a ton of points in the semifinal matchup with Mac Irvin, Bates-Diop still demonstrated his ability to shoot the ball with an easy perimeter stroke and improving inside game.  He looked much more explosive in his attack and wowed with a dunk in transition where his head was nearly at the rim. He finished the game with 9 points.

Jahlil Okafor – 2014 – C – Mac Irvin Fire
6-10 – Whitney Young – Chicago, IL

The coveted big man wrapped up a dominant weekend of play with a couple of double double efforts while finishing with 12 points in each of his two games on the final day.  Okafor powered the ball into the basket in a variety of ways and showed a solid overall floor game on Sunday to help his team to the 17U Platinum Championship.

Paul White - 2014 - SF - Meanstreets
6-8 - Whitney Young H.S. - Chicago, IL

White got off to a slow start in the championship game, but started to assert himself about mid-way through the contest.  He is very agile for a big man, with good handles and a nice jump shot. White scored 9 points and played pretty good defense.

Tyler Ulis - 2014 - PG - Meanstreets
6-0 - Marian Catholic H.S. - Matteson, IL

Ulis was sensational in the championship game. Not one defender was able to stop the speedy and talented young guard from driving by them and went up with floaters over Okafor without fear.  His 16 point second half gave Meanstreets a chance at the end but, Mac Irvin Fire held on.  Ulis had 22 points in the game.

(Note – Listed in Alphabetical order)
Jake Jurss - 2015 - SG - DTA
6-0 - Sheboygan Lutheran H.S. - Sheboygan, WI

Jurss was a deep threat all weekend long for DTA and proved it once again in the 16U championship game.  All of his 18 points came off the six triples he knocked down which really lifted his team and gave them a chance at victory, though they fell short to a talented St. Louis Eagles group.

Prentiss Nixon - 2015 - PG - IL Wolves
6-1 - Bolingbrook H.S. - Bolingbrook, IL

The versatile guard played his best basketball Sunday, scoring 17 points in different fashions. He showed a great looking perimeter jump shot, used his frame well to attack the lane against defenders and score from the mid-range or at the rim and displayed his bounce with two nice dunks in transition.

Justin Tillman - 2014 - F - REACH Legends
6-7 - Detroit Pershing H.S. - Redford, MI

Tillman was a monster on the interior offensively and defensively for REACH.  He finds gaps in the defense to post into to give his guards easy entries to him, uses his length on defense to block or affect shots and does a great job cleaning up on the glass.  He finishes very well around the rim and wound up with 16 points against IL Old School.