The 2016 NY2LA Sports Swish N’ Dish kicks off on Friday. While most of the attention goes to the upperclassmen, the tournament also features a number of future travel circuit stars patiently awaiting their time in the spotlight, such as Patrick McCaffery of the Iowa Barnstormers, Marcus Domask of RAS Milwaukee, etc.
Here’s a look at some of the top 15U players to watch this weekend:
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(Note – This is not an exclusive list)
Keyyaun Batchman – 2019 – SG – St. Louis Eagles
A strong, aggressive wing, Batchman just bullies people into the paint and has the strength and skill to finish against contact. Able to put home baskets with either hand, Batchman loves to get up and down the floor to work for easy buckets. Also a worker on the glass, Batchman uses his leaping ability to keep plays alive for his team.
Nobal Days – 2019 – F – Butler Elite
One of the best upsides around, Days has blue chip potential. A 6-foot-9, 195-pound freshman, Days is an athletic, versatile forward with a budding skillset. Primarily a shot blocker and floor runner, Days flashes a nice mid-range and back-to-the basket game. He can also handle the ball and isn’t afraid to go coast-to-coast.
Drake Dobbs – 2020 – G – Net Gain Sports
An instinctive playmaker at the guard position, Dobbs might not look all that imposing, but has some big time game. A player that torched some of the top teams in the GNBA circuit, Dobbs is a tremendous passer and his feel for the game is second to none. Dobbs has good feet in traffic and can maneuver around bigger defenders. Also a good three-point shooter, Dobbs doesn’t have a lot of chinks in his armor.
Marcus Domask – 2019 – G/F – RAS Milwaukee
Arguably the top freshman in the state of Wisconsin, Domask is coming off a Division 3 state championship. A skilled wing that does a little bit of everything, Domask has few weaknesses in his game early. A good three-pointer shooter and slasher, Domask is an unselfish leader, always looking to penetrate and dish around the rim.
Semaj Henderson – 2019 – G – ET21 Buckeyes
An all-around playmaker, Henderson sparks his team throughout a game. The lefty has plenty of speed with the basketball and is extremely confident when he takes things to the rim. While he’s very quick, Henderson still plays under control and knows when to look for his own offense or distribute to his teammates.
Jeramie King – 2019 – SF – Playground Elite
King is quite advanced physically for his age. A nice-looking athlete, King has been known to finish off some impressive dunks in the open floor. A player that overwhelms a lot of people physically, King makes it known early in games who’s going to be the alpha dog inside. A high-upside player, King will likely make major strides towards the back end of his high school career.
Terry Lockett – 2020 – G – Grassroots Sizzle
Lockett has been a top performer at a number of GNBA events over the years. Ready for the big stage, Lockett is a terrific shooter and exciting scoring guard. Able to break down opponents with electrifying ball handling, it’s a team effort to try and slow this youngster down.
Deontay Long – 2019 – F – Milwaukee Spartans/Young Legends
One of the most dominant players in his age group, Long puts up huge numbers across the board. A physical, athletic freshman who can shoot the basketball, Long is an aggressive scorer with a killer instinct. More physically developed than most prospects of his age, Long will dominant a game in transition, using his length and strength to finish around the rim with ease.
Patrick McCaffery – 2019 – F – Iowa Barnstormers
A long athletic forward, who can run the floor and make plays at the rim, McCaffery is an exciting up and coming talent. Like his older brother, Iowa commit Connor McCaffery, Patrick is another high-IQ player, but with perhaps more athleticism. Able to stretch the floor with his three-point shooting and take opponents off the dribble, McCaffery is a tough player defend.
Zach Toussaint – 2019 – G - Kessel Heat Black
A high-scoring guard, who can flat out catch fire from three-point range, Toussaint is one of the best shooters in the field. He’ll take a number of shots from downtown, but Toussaint will also produce. If he gets hot, Toussaint has been known to hit as many as eight three-pointers at GNBA events.
Aidan Vanderloo – 2019 – G – Martin Bros.
One of the many budding stars in the Midwest that came up through the GNBA circuit, Vanderloo is a crafty guard that knows how to free himself and create offense. Vanderloo has the potential to light it up from downtown, but loves to change things up and get to the basket against defenses when they overcommit.
Karl Wright – 2019 – PF – Illinois Irish Elite
A tough finisher around the rim, Wright controls the paint for the Illinois Irish. A long, athletic freshman, who can already play above the rim, Wright is too big and too long for most other big men to handle right now. But he doesn’t just rely on his physical gifts, Wright will outwork his opponent, particularly on the glass for second chance opportunities.
Others of Note: Demonta Hudson (Butler Elite), Johntae Martin (Milwaukee Spartans/Young Legends), Trequan Carrington (Playground Elite), Tyler Ellingson (Ray Allen Select), Cole Nau (Ray Allen Select), Larry Canady (Butler Elite), Matthew Brown (Butler Elite), Gabe Malensek (Wisconsin Playground Warriors), Jalen Dearring (Net Gain Sports), Austin Andrews (Net Gain Sports), Nate Jenkins (Wisconsin Shooters), Bryant Brown (Mac Irvin Fire), Andre White Jr. (Mac Irvin Fire), Owen Coburn (Martin Brothers), Christian Stanislav (Martin Brothers)