The 2017 Swish N Dish: Spring Warm-Up got rolling Friday night with some really crafty play and some gritty performances both from guards and posts alike. Jordan McCabe of WI PGC got the ball rolling with a swag that he’s carried for years, Markese Jacobs of Mac Irvin Fire was solid defensively and on the attack offensively, while others surprised with tough outings from guys like Blake Brinkmeyer (Kingdom Hoops Elite), Trequan Carrington (WI Playground Elite), and more. Catch it all below…
MARKESE JACOBS – 2019 – PG – MAC IRVIN FIRE
Jacobs is just a smooth, dynamic player which was evident from the jump Friday night. The future Kansas-bound player set the tone with his full court ball pressure where he earned 6 steals overall. He shared the ball well getting into creases and finding the open man quite a bit. He finished with 12 points and a W.
JORDAN MCCABE – 2018 – PG – WI PLAYGROUND WARRIORS
The West Virginia commit took a few minutes to get his footing at the Swish, but once he did he really made it fun. McCabe dazzled with his usual nifty handles and excellent patience with his delivery of passes, while also hitting some tough shots both going to the rack and hitting a couple outside to the tune of 14 points and 8 assists, along with 5 steals.
COLE NAU – 2019 – PG – RAY ALLEN SELECT
Nau is starting to grab a little attention on the scene with interest right now from Drake, and his second half performance against one of the best guards in the 2019 class should indicate what he’s capable of. Nau drained 4 three’s in the 2nd period and finished the game with 17 points in an efficient manner, as well as breathed life into his time with 4 assists and 3 steals accompanying 5 three’s throughout the game.
CAMDEN VANDER ZWAAG – 2018 – SG – KINGDOM HOOPS ELITE
Vander Zwaag kicked off the game against WI PGC in fine fashion draining three treys with relative ease it seemed. That garnered extra attention defensively throughout the rest of the contest which helped open his teammates up. The sleek guard showed solid handle with the ball when attacking though also and demonstrated an ability to make tough passes to open guys with 3 assists, a steal and 13 total points.
KHALIL WHITNEY – 2019 – F – MAC IRVIN FIRE
Whitney has some big time schools on his trail and for good reason. The 6’7” forward showed his ability to hit shots away from the basket, was solid down low when he got the opportunity, and converted transition opportunities. He finished the win with 14 points and 7 rebounds.
TREQUAN CARRINGTON – 2019 – PG – WI PLAYGROUND ELITE
Carrington just goes and goes. The south paw point guard glides up and the down the court and in every direction, but really knows how to get the ball in the basket. He buried a pair of three’s, showed the ability to rise up from mid-range with good elevation on his jumper and was able to score in traffic going to the rim. He finished the night off with 27 points.
BLAKE BRINKMEYER – 2018 – F/C – KINGDOM HOOPS ELITE
Brinkmeyer was really solid in the middle for Kingdom Hoops on Friday night, finishing in the post with a couple different moves and nice touch at the basket. He was also solid defensively with his length down low. He finished the game with 15 points and pulled down 7 solid rebounds, as well as going 3 for 4 from the line.
ANDREW MAKINEN – 2019 – G – WI PLAYGROUND ELITE
The Muskego product was sizzling to kick off the event Friday night as he drained some big three’s throughout the game for his team and was all over defensively. He nabbed a bunch of hustle plays, found teammates with the pass to 2 assists, pulled in 4 rebounds and tallied 17 points scoring in a variety of ways.
ANDRE WHITE JR – 2019 – PG – ALL-IN
White showed his impressive handle with the ball throughout the game Friday night versus WI PGC, but struggled to get his rhythm overall early. Once he found it though, he was really tough to stop and scored attacking the middle of the defense with that ball work, then also showed he can hit from mid and downtown, totaling 16 points, as well as dropping off 4 assists with 2 steals.
JORDAN WENDT – 2019 – F – WI PLAYGROUND WARRIORS
Wendt was really solid all game long for the Warriors, making play after play around the basket off of offensive boards. The 6’6 Marinette forward also showed he could hit shots from the perimeter as well though and finished with 13 points along with 10 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal.
RYAN DAVIS – 2018 – F/C – WI PLAYGROUND WARRIORS
Davis is a solid big inside, but he also has a high motor which he used to run the floor well and put himself in good positions to receive some dimes from teammates like McCabe and others. When he caught it inside he did a nice job of finishing the plays off and also made a couple nice moves in the post as well. Davis finished with 10 points with 8 rebounds and 2 blocks.
DEANDRE GHOLSTON – 2018 – SG – SYF PLAYERS
Gholston was also solid in SYF’s outing Friday night. The 2018 shooting guard was tough on both ends of the floor with his athleticism and ability to make tough plays offensively look routine for him. He finished with 12 points and 4 rebounds.
XZAVIER JONES – 2019 – SF – WI PLAYGROUND ELITE
XJ was really tough once again for the PGE as he made a number of plays both in the half court and in transition. When he plays with energy and poise as he did much of Friday night, Jones is tough to stop with his ability. He finished the night off with 11 points and 7 rebounds.
CARDELL MCGEE – 2018 – G – WI PLAYGROUND WARRIORS
McGee really heated up for the Warriors in the second half which really helped bring energy to his team and aided their breaking the game open down the stretch. He knocked down some shots, including a contested three and was nice when attacking the hoop. The Springfield Lanphier product finished with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals.
JT PETRIE – 2018 – SG – WI BLIZZARD
Petrie had a really good game for the Blizzard in their opening game. He knocked down some nice shots from various points on the floor and finished at the rim for a couple buckets as well, sending in 10 points along with 2 assists and 3 rebounds in the game.