The 2016 NY2LA Sports Spring Extravaganza tips off on Friday, featuring the inaugural weekend of the NY2LA Association. In the 17U East Division, a group of strong teams from the Midwest make their way to Minneapolis, featuring some of the best hidden talent in the area like Shawn Pipes of the Illinois Stars IBA or Aguir Agau of Omaha Elite amongst others.  Here's a look at those two prospects and more from the 17U East Division...


(Note - This is not an exclusive list)

Aguir Agau – 2017 – SF – Omaha Elite
A player we’ve been very high on and one that’s done some exciting things in Minneapolis in the past, Agau leads Omaha Elite into the NY2LA Association. An explosive wing who can finish some big dunks in traffic, Agau is a major sleeper heading into the first weekend. 

Philip Flory – 2017 – SG – Wisconsin Shooters
A freshman year commit to Marquette who has since opened his recruitment, Flory can fill it up in bunches from anywhere inside half court.  He has excellent size at 6’5’ and he excels in the catch and shoot basis making him lethal in half court sets and spotting up in transition.  Equipped with a high major caliber perimeter stroke, Flory is one of the premiere shooting guards in the 2017 class regionally.

Brandon Hau – 2017 – G/F – Wisconsin Shooters
An intriguing combo forward with size and versatility, Hau still has his best days ahead of him. Holding an offer from IUPUI, Hau is sure to attract more suitors this spring and into the summer. At 6-foot-7, Hau does a little bit of everything. He can shoot, slash, distribute, rebound and simply put, is the engine that makes his team go. 

Martell Irvin – 2017 G – Kessel Heat Black
A talented combo guard who attacks the rime well and can defend, Irvin is a sleeper in Illinois whose game is trending upward.  Equipped with instincts, skill, and athleticism, Irvin should open some eyes this spring with his play on the Association platform.

Andrew Lewis – 2017 – SG – Wisconsin Shooters
An emerging scoring wing with plus length, skill, and instincts, Lewis is fresh off a stellar junior campaign and the young wing is trending upward.  He can knock down the trey ball, finish at all three levels, and he’s showing an ability to score in bunches.  He looks primed for a strong spring and summer campaign.

Cameron McCurry – 2017 – F – Colorado Titans
Perhaps the most intriguing big man in the East Division, McCurry has flashed some nice potential at previous NY2LA events. Receiving some Division 1 interest this season, McCurry played well last summer, able to score from all over the floor. The lefty can go to either hand on the block. He can also step out and shoot the basketball from long range. 

Chaz Painter – 2017 – F – Indy EBC
A talented forward with size and instincts, Painter is trending upward and his recruitment is likely to follow.  He can finish at multiple levels, he has plus length, and his feel and instincts are advanced.  One to watch.

P.J. Pipes – 2017 – G – Illinois Stars
A terrific 1-on-1 scorer, Pipes has the ability to fill it up offensively. An aggressive combo guard with a scoring mindset, Pipes relishes the chance to play in isolation settings and let his game do the talking. Receiving some Division 1 interest as a junior, Pipes will look to boost his stock during the spring evaluation period. 

Cooper Williams – 2017 – G – Dakota Schoolers
A high-IQ guard with good feel for the game, Williams can do a variety of things offensively. A knockdown shooter, Williams can kill teams at the top of the key with a good looking stroke. Also a sharp passer, Williams can draw defenders and kick to open teammates. Williams is an excellent spot-up shooter and an underrated transition player as well 

Jalen Zubich – 2017 – G – Wisconsin Playmakers
A good athlete, Zubich excels in a number of different sports and is an all-around tough guard to deal with. Willing to lock people up defensively, Zubich uses his strong frame to chest opponents and get physical on the ball. Coming off a breakout season, Zubich was one of the best kept secrets in Western Wisconsin.