Top Forwards at Mark Your Moment Showcase 

2022 6’8 Dayshun James – Milwaukee Bradley Tech HS 
Dayshun James impressed at Mark Your Moment Showcase, showing visible improvements in his game over the last 6 months. James is an explosive athlete who plays well above the rim, finishing dunks and blocking shots. He has shown major improvement catching and finishing drop off passes – keeping the ball high and cutting out gather dribbles. James also flashed his potential as jump shooter, with a soft touch from deep. James is a name that could see mid major division 1 interest after JUCO, if he continues to put the work in. 

2022 6’5 Josiah Gillie – West Allis Central HS 
Josiah Gillie is a definite sleeper in Wisconsin’s 2022 class. At around 6’5, Gillie is a combo forward who plays a physical brand of basketball and is a vocal leader on the court with contagious energy. He showed off a nice midrange game with a smooth lefty jumper and finished through contact at the rim. The most impressive part of Gillie’s game is his motor, as he plays with a rare competitive edge. Gillie also showed improved athleticism, finishing above the rim for an aggressive dunk on a fast break at MYM Showcase. 

2023 6’8 Simeon Murchinson – Milwaukee Hamilton HS 
Each time I see Murchinson there is a noticeable improvement in his game. At 6’8 he did a great job of battling for rebounds, gaining position and dominating the offensive glass at MYM Showcase. Murchinson also has seen progress in his face up game, able to take his defender off the dribble and finish with both hands at the rim. Murchinson was the most physical of the 2023 post prospects at MYM, and has the most college ready body right now of the trio mentioned in this article. Look for Murchinson to have a breakout Junior season and college coaches should be watching closely heading into the Spring. 

2023 6’8 William Whorton - Milwaukee Rufus King HS
William Whorton is a high upside prospect who recently received his first Division 1 offer from Louisiana Monroe and has added an offer from SIUE. At 6’8 with plus length, Whorton is a prospect who is still developing but has raw skillset and physical attributes which make him very intriguing in the long term. Whorton ran the floor, flashed ability to slash to the rim off the dribble in half court settings and knocked down a three. Look for Whorton to continue to see his recruitment expand heading into his junior season and is a name to monitor closely moving forward. 

2023 6’7 Reak Riak – Madison Lafollette HS 
Reak Riak continues to improve his skillset and looks like a player that could see his recruitment blow up in Spring of 2022. Although Riak is class of 2023, he won’t turn 16 until early next year and is still growing – now standing 6’7. Riak uses his length and quick jumping ability to block shots and does a good job of guarding on the perimeter at his size. He has a nice handle at his size and is comfortable operating on the perimeter. He has solid mechanics on his jumper and showed range out to three – even flashing a combo package to create space for his own shot with sidesteps and step backs off the dribble. Riak needs to continue to gain strength but is another prospect who has major upside in Wisconsin’s 2023 class.