Session 1 of GNBA came to a close Sunday from Milwaukee. Wrapping up a tremendous weekend featuring some of the Midwest’s top up and coming prospects, a number of sparkling shooting performances occurred on Sunday, including 8th grader Patrick McCaffery of the Iowa Barnstormers and seventh grader Jack Hermes of the Wisconsin Shooters, who absolutely caught fire.
Here are the top performers and stock boosters from Sunday’s action.
Courtney Brown Jr. – Top Flight – 7th Grade
Brown Jr. was outstanding in a win over Team Ramey Sunday morning. The versatile forward did a little bit of everything, scoring 24 points to go along with 17 rebounds, three blocks, and two steals. Brown Jr. was 9-15 from the field and showed the ability to step out and shoot the ball, going 2-3 from three-point range.
Gerald Doakes – ABC Select – 7th Grade
After scoring 44 points in his final game Saturday night, Doakes was more than ready to go on Sunday. He had a game-high 23 points as ABC Select beat Ray Allen Select by double digits. Doakes was 9-14 from the field and also grabbed four rebounds and three steals in the win. He also had 18 points in a win over Wisconsin United later in the day.
Daniel Filippone – Future Elite – 8th Grade
Scoring a game-high 32 points, Filippone led Future Elite to a 22-point win over Ray Allen Select in the final game on Sunday. He was a cool 13-17 from the floor, including 4-5 from three-point range. He also added three rebounds in the win.
Jack Hermes – Wisconsin Shooters – 7th Grade
In a weekend full of high-scoring performances, Hermes moved towards the top of the pack. Hermes went for 33 points in a close loss to Yanders Law Sunday morning. He hit six three-pointers and was 12-18 from the field, including 6-9 from downtown in the loss.
Chris Hightower – ABC Select – 7th Grade
Doakes gets most of the attention for ABC Select, but Hightower wasn’t too shabby this weekend. He chipped in with 20 points on 8-12 shooting in a win over Ray Allen Select Sunday morning. Hightower was 8-12 from the field and had eight rebounds and three steals as well.
Micah Jacques – Kansas Pray & Play – 7th Grade
Jacques carried his team in a loss to the Illinois Stars. Scoring 21 of his team’s 36 points, Jacques also had nine of the team’s 15 made field goals as well. He buried three triples and led the team with eight rebound as well Sunday afternoon.
Marquis Kennedy – Mac Irvin Fire – 8th Grade
Kennedy wrapped up his opening session with a solid 14 points 5 steal 3 rebound effort in a victory over RAS Milwaukee. He has solid instincts and feel on both ends of the floor and Sunday afternoon he was impressive in displaying both.
Caleb Love – Team Ramey – 7th Grade
A crafty and aggressive scorer, Love went off in a win over Net Gain Sports Sunday afternoon. Love had a game-high 29 points on 12-21 shooting, able to create for himself most of the game. Connecting on three triples, Love also had four rebounds and two assists.
Dominic Martinelli – IL Rising Stars Elite – 7th Grade
The versatile and talented wing put on a clinic during a big win Sunday against a very talented Kansas Pray & Play team. Martinelli scored 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds while finishing in transition, with dribble drive attacks, and mid-range looks that continued to stabilize his team and lead them to victory.
Jordan Rice – Quad City Elite – 7th Grade
Quad City Elite came up short to Kessel Heat Black but Rice made things interesting. Scoring 20 points, Rice was 6-8 from the field, including 5-6 from three-point range in a one-point loss. His five three-pointers made up the entire team’s output and were five of the seven made by both squads all game.
Keyyaun Batchman – Machine Elite – 8th Grade
Machine Elite picked up a 23-point win over the Iowa Mavericks Sunday morning. Batchman led the way with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals. He was 7-11 from the field in the victory.
Darius Buford – Core 6 Speed – 7th Grade
Buford did a little bit of everything for Core 6 Speed in their close loss to Yanders Law. Buford scored 13 points and dished out seven assists. He packed the stat sheet with five rebounds and three steals as well.
Isiah Collins – Kansas Pray & Play – 7th Grade
Collins wasn’t far from outscoring the opponents’ entire squad in a win over ET21 Buckeyes Sunday morning. Collins had a game-high 15 points on 6-9 shooting in a balanced scoring effort for Kansas Pray & Play. He also contributed seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
Carlos Johnson – Mac Irvin Fire – 7th Grade
Johnson will be a forced to be reckoned with in the future. The physical, athletic post had a game-high 14 points and 17 rebounds in a close loss to Wisconsin Playground Warriors Sunday afternoon. Johnson had nine offensive rebounds alone and three blocks.
Patrick McCaffery – Iowa Barnstormers – 8th Grade
The Iowa Barnstormers rolled past Yanders Law Sunday morning. McCaffery went for 20 points on 6-10 shooting the win. 15 of his 20 points came from three-point range as McCaffery was a scorching 5-7 from beyond the arc. He also added four rebounds and three assists in the win.
Quinton Murrell – Milwaukee Rebels – 7th Grade
In a tight game against Future Elite, Murrell kept the Rebels in it. Murrell had a game-high 21 points to go along with two steals in Sunday’s loss. Murrell buried a total of four three-pointers, scoring 21 of his team’s 38 points.
Lonnie Prophet – Wisconsin United – 8th Grade
Prohphet made eight of his 11 shot attempts for Wisconsin United in a win over Martin Bros. Finishing with a game-high 17 points, Prophet made it a double-double with 10 rebounds. Prophet also controlled the paint with two blocks, forcing Martin Bros. into 17 three-point field goal attempts and 27.5 percent shooting for the game.
Quenton Shelton – Yanders Law – 7th Grade
Shelton flirted with a triple-double in Sunday’s win over the Wisconsin Shooters. Recording 21 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists, Shelton was four dimes shy of the mark. Shelton buried three triples and had two steals in the win as well. In his final game on Sunday, Shelton went for 29 points, four steals, four rebounds, and two assists in a win over Core 6 Speed.
Delone Austin – Playground Elite – 5th Grade
Austin had a double-double for Playground Elite in their win over Kessel Heat Black Sunday afternoon. Austin scored 15 points and added 15 rebounds, exactly half his team’s output. He also collected four steals in the win.
Cameron Davis – Martin Bros. Select – 6th Grade
Martin Bros. topped Yanders Law Sunday morning thanks to a big outing by Davis. He scored a game-high 20 points on 7-12 from the field. Davis made a big difference with his three-point shooting, burying three of his team’s five triples for the game.
Jalen Drane – Mac Irvin Fire – 5th Grade
Scoring 17 points in a win over Ray Allen Select, Drane did not miss on Sunday. He was a perfect 7-7 from the floor and racked up 13 rebounds. Drane also recorded two assists and a block in the victory.
Reggie Fleurima – Core 6 Speed Elite – 5th Grade
Fleurima got Sunday morning started with a 20-point performance. Leading Core 6 Speed Elite to an 11-point win over Net Gain Sports, Fleurima was 9-16 from the field and grabbed six rebounds.
Kobe Johnson – Wisconsin Playground Warriors – 6th Grade
Johnson had a game-high 20 points in a win over Yanders Law Sunday afternoon. He was 3-5 from three-point range and grabbed 10 rebounds to make it a double-double.
Jaylon McDaniel – Kansas Pray & Play – 6th Grade
McDaniel killed the Illinois Predators with his ability to run the floor and finish. He had a game-high 17 points, compared to just 18 by the Predators combined. His eight field goals were five more than the Predators had all game (3). McDaniel also came down with seven rebounds and two blocks in the win.
Peter Skogman – Ray Allen Select – 6th Grade
Skogman did not miss a shot from the field win a win over Mac Irvin Fire. He was a perfect 8-8 shooting for 19 points on Sunday, leading three players in double figures.
Kenneth Ward – 5th Grade – Minnesota Heat
Ward and the Minnesota Heat won a defensive struggle over the Illinois Predators Sunday morning. Ward had 11 of his team’s 36 points and 13 of their 40 rebounds. He was also strong defensively, helping hold the Predators to just 15 points.