Play in the NY2LA Basketball Association continued this past weekend in Minneapolis, Minn as part of the annual Spring Extravaganza and action featured a host of talented players and teams competing in front of a large contingency of college coaches during the live evaluation event.

Here we take a look at some of the players who raised their profile in the 15U and 16U divisions.




D.J. Carton — 2019 — G — Quad City Elite

Carton continued his strong play this past weekend and wrapped things up with 13 points in a loss to Ray Allen Select on Sunday as Northern Iowa, Wisconsin and others watched. He is a silky smooth 2 guard with the ability to shoot from distance and can get to the bucket at will.

Marcus Domask — 2019 — G — Ray Allen Select
Had 21 points to help lead Ray Allen Select in the weekend finale on Sunday against Quad City Elite and continues to be among the top players in the 16U Association. He is a strong, physical guard that uses his size to his advantage and doesn’t shy away from contact or getting busy in the paint. Domask is as effective in a post up as he is on the perimeter and is a tough match-up for opposing teams.

Isaac Lindsey — 2020 — SG — Wisconsin Swing
One of the top 3-point shooters in the younger grades in the NY2LA Association, Lindsey had several big games throughout the weekend for the Wisconsin Swing as several college coaches checked in on him. He not only has the ability to shoot the 3 ball, but is a solid ball handler and playmaker and has a knack for creating and scoring buckets.

Carrington McCaskill — 2019 — F — REACH Legends
McCaskill might be the most explosive dunker in the 16U Association throwing down powerful, two-handed flushes off lobs, offensive rebounds and is a threat to put someone on a poster nearly every time out. He is a high energy player who gets a lot of his offense through his activity, but has the ability attack the bucket off the dribble and has a lot of potential going forward.

Donyae McCaskill — 2019 — PG — Yanders Law
One of the premier players in NY2LA Basketball Association 16U division, McCaskill poured in 30 points on Sunday morning against the Colorado Titans Gold. A 6’1 point guard that attends Kickapoo, McCaskill is quick with the ball and has the ability to get to the bucket at will where he uses terrific body control and finishes with acrobatic flair. He has also spent much of the spring playing up with Yanders Law 17U and has more than held his own in the higher age division.

Matthew Ragsdale — 2019 — PG — The Force
Ragsdale continues to impress this spring as he put together another strong performance in Minneapolis this weekend. He put up 20 points on Friday in a win and carried it over to the rest of the weekend. He is among the better shooters in the 16U Association and plays the game with terrific pace and under control.

Derek Teacham — 2019 — G — Minnesota Comets Elite
A  5’11 point guard, Teacham continues his impressive play in the Association. On Sunday he poured in a game-high 20 points in a hard-fought win over All-In Athletics Gardner. He is a smooth guard that can light up the scoreboard from 3-point range.

Zach Toussaint – 2019 — PG — Kessel Heat Black
You can’t help but love what Toussaint brings to the hardwood. Not only is he a gifted player for a kid who is generously listed at 6’0, but he is fearless. He is a terrific ball-handler, a premier 3-point shooter and has the ability to get to the bucket and finish in traffic, but what makes him special is his competitive spirit. He had several big games this weekend, including 18 in a win over a talented REACH Legends squad and 25 in a loss on Friday.

Andre White Jr. — 2019 — PG — All In Athletics 
A diminutive point guard, the 5’8 White had a terrific weekend, pouring in buckets from all over the court. He is an explosive athlete able to the get where he wants on the court, seemingly at any time, and has the ability to stroke the 3 ball as well. When he has that working, he is nearly impossible to stop. He and Holden, see above, form one of the toughest backcourts in the 16U Association.

Malik Willingham — 2019 — G — Minnesota Select
An athletic guard that can play the point or the 2, Willingham put together a terrific weekend for Minnesota Select. He is a good perimeter shooter that can also defend at a high level. He scored 23 points in a key contest against Quad City Elite on Saturday and showcased an all-around game in the process.

Jacob Beenings — 2019 — G — Minnesota Comets 

A 5’11 point guard, Beenings really brings it at the defensive end. He has extremely quick feet and a tenacity that you don’t often see in summer ball. He had several nice games at the offensive end of the court, but what really stood out was his ability to lock up opposing players and his competitive nature.

Jackson Frericks — 2019 — F — Martin Brothers
Although he is listed as a 6’7 forward, Frericks is a rangy wing player that operates as much or more on the perimeter as he does in the paint. He has a smooth looking 3-point stroke and brings size and length to the court. Teammates Cole Henry (6’8, F) and Owen Coburn (6’10, F/C) get a lot more of the attention as Martin Brothers presents a huge front line, but Frericks is certainly a prospect to keep an eye on this spring.

Jaden Gilpin — 2020 — G/F — Yanders Law
Gilpin continues to showcase a knock down 3-point stroke for Yanders Law. He made at least four 3-pointers in both games we watched on Sunday as carried a shorthanded Yanders Law squad at the offensive end. He has good size and a strong frame at 6’3 and combines those attributes with a solid all-around skill set.

Colin Golson — 2020 — F — REACH Legends
Left handed forward had a terrific performance Sunday morning. He has a nice touch around the bucket, can shoot out to 15 feet and has a knack for making himself available around the bucket and getting easy buckets.

Jaheim Holden — 2019 — PG — All In Athletics Gardner
Kid can really play, is smooth with the ball in his hands, one of the better ball handlers we saw in the 16U Association in Minneapolis. Is a terrific athlete that can get to the bucket, shoot the mid-range jumper, utilizes a step back off the bounce — he has all the tools in his arsenal.

David Ijadimbola — 2020 — G — 43 Hoops
43 Hoops continued to roll this past weekend in the 15U division and Ijadimbola was impressive throughout, showcasing a well-rounded and versatile skill set and elite athleticism. Able to handle point guard duties as well as play effectively off the ball, Ijadimbola is a terrific defender, shooting and a nightmare in transition where he can elevate above the crowd and finish with slams.

Chombi Lambert — 2019 — PG — Wisconsin Blizzard
Definitely a kid that is flying under the radar in the 16U Association, but perhaps no more. A 5’8 2019 point guard, Lambert put together a terrific weekend, going for 28 points on Saturday in a win over Example Sports, then added 17 more on Saturday against All-In Athletics Braverman. He will be a player to watch going forward in Chicago and beyond.

Vernon Nash — 2020 — PG — Grand Rapids Storm
Although he is listed at just 5’7, Nash is a blur with the basketball and showcases the ability to create off the dribble and get to the bucket at will. He can knock down 3-pointers, is able to lead a team and is a pest defensively. Turned in several strong performances throughout the weekend.

David Skogman — 2019 — F — Ray Allen Select
Other RAS players have gotten a lot of attention this spring, and for good reason, but Skogman has shown he has tremendous upside with his performance this weekend. He is a long, rangy 6’8 forward that battles in the paint, as he showed on Saturday against a big, skilled Martin Brothers front line, but is a smooth performer on the perimeter with the ability to stretch the defense with his ability to shoot the 3. He is among the better stretch 4 prospects in the 16U Association.

Jalen Thomas — 2019 — PF/C — REACH Legends
There might not be a longer, more agile forward prospect in the 16U Association than Thomas. He is a terrific shot blocker and rim protector at the defensive end and while his offensive game is still a work in progress, he is an elite finisher around the bucket. He is capable of throwing down emphatic dunks off lobs and offensive rebounds.