The 2017 NY2LA Basketball Association has experienced a high quality second year already with multiple D1 and D2 commitments in the spring as well as a host of offers and quality game play.  The second year platform has expanded to Australia, California, Arizona, etc. amongst other placed and the talent level has once again rise after a solid opening year of action.  So with the July recruiting windows over a month away, it seems like a perfect week to take a look at some high quality performances from this past spring.  Thus, here’s a look at the 2017 NY2LA Basketball Association 1st Team Spring top performers…

Note – Listed in Alphabetical Order

One of the breakout performers of the spring, Appleby was consistent and dominant throughout a he helped pace Yanders Law to a strong 7-2 mark during two spring sessions.  His floor impact was among the league leaders (27.71 FIPG) and his ability to contribute on both ends of the court at 19 points a game and close to 3 steals a contest while filling the box score in every other category was impressive.  His efforts secured a scholarship offer from Cleveland State where he then committed and signed to attend.  A high caliber body of work this past spring.

The top pure prospect in the Association this spring, Jallow was outstanding in each session of play this spring and his production continued to elevate with each passing game.  One of the top floor impact producers in the league (26.88 FIPG), Jallow shot near 60% from the field while averaging close to 16 points a game, almost 9 rebounds a contest, and 3 assists per game.  Already regarded as a high major prospect with offers on the table from Indiana, Ohio State, Virginia, Stanford, Northwestern, Purdue, etc. amongst others, Jallow is an elite national top 50 caliber prospect who continues to improve.  His efforts this spring secured him an invitation to the prestigious NBPA Top 100 camp in Charlottesville, VA later this month where he will compete with some of the best prospects in the country.  Look for him to have a lot of eyes on him this summer as he’s a premier talent who’s only getting better.

One of the true sleepers in the 2018 class, Johal was exceptional once again this spring and what was most impressive was his development and overall effort to contribute without the basketball this spring.  A scoring guard at heart with the ability to fill it up quickly, Johal was active and aggressive on the glass, he distributed the ball, he hustled for 50/50 balls, and he was efficient with his production.  Among the top five players this past spring in overall floor production (27.50 FIPG), Johal averaged 19 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists per contest through the first two sessions.  He holds a handful of Division 1 offers and should see his stock really elevate come July as he continues to deliver and perform at a high level.

A breakout performer this spring, Seal was exceptional during the opening session of play in Texas and he followed that up with a solid weekend in Minnesota this past April.  An attack first guard with athleticism and the ability to score from multiple levels, Seal is just scratching the surface of his potential.  He finishes well in transition, attacks off the bounce in a variety of ways, and he has the ability to knock down the mid-range jumper and three point shot with his improved perimeter stroke.  Still figuring some things out, Seal fills the box score and he plays hard on both ends, an impressive and consistent calling card each time he hits the floor.  He was among the league leaders in Floor Impact (27.71 FIPG) while scoring close to 18 ppg and securing 8 rebounds a contest.  One of the best kept secrets in the Midwest, Seal is a sleeper in the truest since of the work and programs in the Summit, Ohio Valley, Horizon, American, Mid-American, Mountain West, Missouri Valley, etc. looking for a guard who plays hard and attacks with success should take a strong look at Seal come July.

As with most on this list Shaw delivered his best effort to date this spring and the young big from Illinois continues to see his stock elevate as a result.  Holding D1 offers from schools like Southern Illinois, Illinois-Chicago, Manhattan, etc. with Boise State, Saint Josephs, Wichita State, Illinois, West Virginia, etc. also kicking the tires and showing interest right now.  Shaw stands at 6-10 with a 7 foot plus wingspan and the young man is still only 16 years of age.  Still developing both physically and skill wise, Shaw can knock down the mid-range jumper, he can face up and hit the trey ball, and he has the ability to finish with either hand around the basket.  His best basketball lies ahead and that’s intriguing when you consider the fact that he was among the league leaders in Floor Impact (26.25 FIPG) and Matrix (12.25 MPG).  He averaged close to 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game during the first two sessions of the spring.  His strong play this spring secured him an invitation to the 2017 NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, VA later this month.  He’s just getting started and his best basketball lies ahead of him as he’s still developing and looks like he’s still growing to the point that he could be an eventual skilled 7 footer in the future.  

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