The 2017 NY2LA Sports Spring Extravaganza came to a close on Sunday. At Eden Prairie High School, 16U play in Session 2 of the NY2LA Association carried on. A title was also handed out in the 16U Open Division where Kingdom Hoops grinding their way to top honors…


Malcolm Miller - 2019 - SG - Illinois Irish Elite

Miller absolutely caught fire in a blowout win over Example Sports. Continuing what has been a breakout spring, Miller hit four triples in a row at one point. Every time he steps on the floor, Miller seems to show something different. On Sunday, he was running through tons of screens and snapping off shots – breaking the game open with his hot shooting. The Irish stayed with Miller, running tons of offense for him and he consistently delivered. The 6-foot-4 sophomore has value in a lot of different areas, but Sunday made a difference as a shooter. 

Marcus Domask – 2019 – SF – Ray Allen Select
Domask’s versatility was big in a win over Quad City Elite on Sunday. In a matchup of arguably the two best teams in the 16U Division, Domask was huge down the stretch. He made a couple of big assists and put the final nails in the coffin with some clutch buckets. As always, Domask scored from all over the floor. He stretched the defense with his 3-point shooting, hit from mid-range, and took advantage of mismatches down on the block. A highly skilled prospect, Domask has too many tools for most defenders to match and he’ll always find a way to put the ball in the basket. 

Cole Nau – 2019 – PG – Ray Allen Select 
The more we watch Nau, the more it becomes evident he belongs at the Division 1 level. If you just looked at the box score, you probably didn’t think much of Nau’s performance against Quad City Elite. But he had a big defensive test and his role on Sunday was to stop arguably the best guard in the association. Despite giving up some inches and some pounds, Nau did his job and was the difference in Ray Allen Select coming out with the victory on Sunday. A true floor general that doesn’t care about getting his numbers, Nau can rack up points and assists as well, but Sunday showed he’ll do anything to get the ‘W’. 

Kato Seley – 2019 – F – Net Gain Sports
A big, strong prospect, Seley is a load at the forward spot. He uses his body well and is also quite versatile. When defenders didn’t get out of the perimeter, Seley made them pay with his 3-point shooting. He’s also more than athletic enough to dribble drive from the perimeter. Seley just looks for a mismatch and exploits it. He was living in the paint and at the free throw line in a loss to Crossfire. The defensive activity is also there. The 6-foot-5 sophomore was working hard on the glass and blocking/altering shots down low. 

Avery Rembao – 2019 – G/F – Colorado Premier 

A stretch forward with a sweet shooting stroke, Rembao made some nice plays against MBA Select on Sunday. A lanky wing/forward, Rembao can stretch the floor with his 3-point shooting. He also showcased a nice one-dribble jumper when defenders were too quick to close out on him. When the game was on the line, Rembao delivered some big shots down the stretch to preserve the victory. A prospect that’s probably going to look much different physically next year, Rembao has a chance to take off if he puts the work in. 

Casey Kleemeier – 2019 – G – Kingdom Hoops
Kleemeier had two good efforts to life Kingdom Hoops to the 16U open title. When games start getting more physical the closer it gets to the finals, Kleemeier rose above it and was able to find ways to generate offense in some low-scoring games. Kleemeier can play on or off the ball. He can be deadly 3-point shooter and his ability to drive and create was impressive. A quick guard with terrific vision, Kleemeier sees the play opening up before it actually happens. Kleemeier also has some underrated explosiveness and can get all the way to the cup before the defense reacts. 

Troy Reeves – 2019 – PG – Wisconsin Dynasty
Reeves shot the ball well against the zone in a loss to All-In Athletics. He made smart passes in tight windows and got his team open shots throughout the game. If he didn’t assist the basket, Reeves often made the pass that led to the assist. A smooth guard with instincts and feel for the game, Reeves is the type of player where his team struggles if he’s not in the game or being to too conservative on the floor. Although his team came up short, Reeves helped spark a comeback and was part of some big plays down the stretch to help Wisconsin Dynasty briefly take a lead. 

Emmanuel Tamba – 2019 – SG – Net Gain Sports
Tamba has terrific defensive ability and recorded a number of steals. He even began the game with a great read off the opening tip and anticipating the first pass that led to an easy bucket on the other end. That translates to the offensive end of the floor as well. Tamba has a knack of working his way into the teeth of the defense and then making good decisions with the basketball. A bulldog on the floor, Tamba is very strong and will punish defenders to stand between him and the rim.