Day four of the Las Vegas Fab 48 tipped off Saturday from Desert Oasis High School. At the same time, the Las Vegas Classic was in the midst of their playoff bracket as well. As the playoffs got underway in the 16U division of both tournaments, by the end of the day only a handful of teams were left standing. We continue our coverage of both events with a recap from day four where prospects like Cody Schwartz delivered solid performances…

TOP PERFORMERS
Cody Riley – 2017 – F – California Basketball Club
6-8 – Sierra Canyon HS – Chatsworth, CA
Riley is a great looking prospect with a lot of upside. The 6-8 forward is strong, athletic, and can handle the ball. His physical attributes are often too much to handle for the opposition when he attacks the rim. Riley also has a solid mid-range game, scoring 17 points in a win over Mac Irvin Fire. The freshman capped off the night with a 28-point performance, including the game-winning basket against Team Dallas.

Cody Schwartz – 2015 – F – Wisconsin Blizzard
6-8 – West De Pere HS – De Pere, WI
Schwartz scored a game-high 19 points for the Blizzard in a win over the Showtime Ballers. The 6-8 forward was much more aggressive driving to the basket, rather than settling for deep jumpers, although Schwartz was able to knock in a few of those as well. The versatile forward is always a tough matchup because of his ability to shoot from beyond the arc and handle the ball on the perimeter.

Dejunte Brown – 2015 – SF – A-Plus
6-5 – Rainier Beach HS – Federal Way, WA
Brown showed his big time potential in a loss to California Supreme Saturday afternoon. The 6-5 wing broke down his defender off the dribble consistently, and made a number of impressive plays scoring, or dishing the basketball. Brown scored 18 points and also showed an improved shooting stroke from downtown.

Jon Davis – 2015 – SG – DC Assault
6-2 – National Christian Academy – Washington, MD
Davis led a second half charge for DC Assault who barely edged Gamepoint Saturday morning. The 6-2 guard scored a game-high 20 points, including a big second half. Davis can hit shots from everywhere on the floor and gave his team a big boost offensively with his ability to knock down shots from 3-point and mid-range.

Kenzo Nudo – 2015 – G/F – Arizona Power Up
6-3 – Chaparral HS – Scottsdale, AZ
Nudo shot the lights out for Arizona Power Up in their win over Team Texas Saturday night. The junior wing had a huge scoring output on his ability to spot up on the perimeter and knock down open 3-pointers. Nudo also showed some nice things in the mid-range game, taking it in the paint when the defense over pursued.

Ira Lee – 2017 – PF – California Basketball Club
6-8 – Sierra Canyon HS – San Pedro, CA
Lee scored 21 points for California Basketball Club in a win over Mac Irvin Fire Saturday afternoon. The 6-8 big man is an aggressive, athletic, and attacking forward that made a number of plays at the rim. Lee has a knack for attacking the glass and outworking his opponent in the paint.

Markus Howard – 2017 – G – Arizona Power Up
5-9 – Arizona College Prep – Chandler, AZ
Howard is definitely a player to watch. The freshman guard absolutely dominated a 16U level game offensively for Arizona Power Up against Team Texas. Howard is an excellent ball handler and very quick with the ball. He gets to the rim in a hurry and can finish over bigger defenders.

STAR WATCH
Dwayne Bacon – 2015 – SF – Showtime Ballers
6-6 – McKeel Academy – Lakeland, FL
Bacon scored a game-high 19 points in a loss to the Wisconsin Blizzard Saturday morning. The 6-6 swing man knocked down a few shots from the outside, but mostly used his athleticism and strong frame to barrel his way into the paint. Bacon can face up from 3-point range or mid-range, but is best when he’s attacking as the junior forward is a load to handle.

Leroy Butts – 2015 – PF – DC Assault
6-7 – Bishop O’Connell HS – Washington, DC
Butts only scored six points in a Saturday morning win over Gamepoint, but the 6-7 forward was far from quiet. Butts used his big time vertical to constantly attack the rim and apply pressure to the opposing defense. The junior forward did struggle to finish some shots inside as it was a bit of an off day for him.

STOCK BOOSTERS
Alex Copeland – 2016 – G – California Supreme
6-2 – Harvard Westlake HS – Los Angeles, CA
Copeland is a terrific ball handler and creative playmaker for California Supreme. In Saturday’s win over A-Plus, Copeland racked up the points and assists by constantly being in the lane and taking what the defense gives him. Copeland is an excellent finisher at the rim and is very quick with the ball in his hands. The 6-2 guard doesn’t rest on the defensive end either, always in the face of his opponent.

Brady Ernst – 2015 – PF – Iowa Barnstormers
6-8 – Clinton HS – Clinton, IA
Ernst played very well for the Barnstormers in a Saturday afternoon win over the Arizona Rebels. The 6-8 forward was very efficient on the block, scoring off some nice post moves. Ernst also rebounded the ball very well, taking away some extra opportunities for the opposition.

Jamaal King – 2015 – PG – DC Assault
5-10 – Bishop O’Connell HS – Silver Spring, MD
King was a big reason DC Assault only trailed Gamepoint by a few after the first half. The 5-10 lead guard hit three 3-pointers in the first half alone and provided constant energy and pressure on defense. King hit 4 3-pointers total Saturday morning and chipped in with 16 points in the victory.

Jared Henning – 2015 – G/F – Wisconsin Swing
6-5 – Kettle Moraine Lutheran HS – Jackson, WI
Henning had a game-high 14 points for the Swing in a blowout win over Louisiana Dynasty. The junior wing can handle the ball on the perimeter and get his teammates open looks. Henning also did a nice job of attacking inside and getting easy looks at the basket.

Jaylin Walker – 2015 – SG – REACH Legends
6-2 – Romulus HS – Romulus, MI
Walker put together a big scoring run for the REACH Legends against Houston Hoops. The 6-2 guard went off for 22 points in the first 20 minutes of the game and reached a point where it seemed as if everything was falling for him. Primarily known as a shooter, Walker was much more aggressive attacking the rim in addition to his hot shooting.
 
John Clark – 2016 – SG – Louisiana Dynasty
6-3 – Country Day HS – Mandeville, LA
Clark is a shooter, but finds different ways to score. The 6-3 guard knows how to knife his way into the teeth of the defense and finish under duress. Clark also did a good job of spotting up on the perimeter and finding the soft spots in the defense during Saturday’s loss to the Wisconsin Swing.

Leland Green – 2016 – PG – Pangos Elite
6-2 – Redondo Union HS – Los Angeles, CA
Green scored a team-high 11 points for Pangos Elite in a blowout win over the Colorado Miners. Green is strong, athletic, and fast, making him a tough cover on offense, but he also uses his physical attributes to hassle the opposition on the defensive end.

Michael Cage – 2015 – PF – California Supreme
6-9 – Mater Dei HS – Fullerton, CA
Cage looked the part of a solid post prospect during a Saturday afternoon win over A-Plus. The 6-9 forward showed good post moves and footwork on the block, and finished most of his shots. When he did miss, Cage did an excellent job of recovering the miss and putting home second chance opportunities. Cage can also step out and shoot jumpers from mid or 3-point range.

RECRUITING NOTES
Dwayne Bacon has offers from Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, DePaul, Memphis, Marquette, Miami (FL), Oklahoma State, South Florida, USC, Virginia Tech, and Xavier among others.

Leland Green has early offers from UNLV, Northern Arizona, and San Francisco State. Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and San Francisco are expressing interest.

John Clark is receiving early interest from Creighton, SMU, New Orleans, Southeastern, Nicholls State, and Butler.

Brady Ernst is receiving interest from Wisconsin, Northern Iowa, Loyola (IL), South Dakota, Stanford, Lehigh, and Drake.

Dejunte Brown listed offers from California, Boise State, and Washington and interest from Gonzaga, Washington State, Stanford, Colorado, and Oregon.

Kenzo Nudo has offers from Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, Portland, and Santa Clara. Pepperdine, Utah State, and Nevada are interested.

Markus Howard has offers from Northern Arizona, Creighton, and Portland. Arizona, UCLA, Oregon State and others have expressed interest.

Jaylin Walker is receiving interest from Iowa, Xavier, Central Michigan, Detroit, Akron, and others.

Cody Riley has early offers from Arizona and USC.