Posted On: 01/20/18 8:13 AM

One of the top mid-season events in the state of Wisconsin, the 2018 annual Luke Homan Showcase is set to tip off from Brookfield Central High School on Saturday.

Games to Watch

Sun Prairie vs. Brookfield Central

This one between Division 1 powers should be outstanding.

Five-star 2020 G/F Jalen Johnson leads Sun Prairie into Saturday with an 11-1 record. A top 10 prospect nationally, Johnson is putting up 21.5 points per game. His running mate, unsigned senior Marlon Ruffin is generating late Division 1 attention.

David Joplin

Brookfield Central (8-3) counters with a strong trio of Cole Nau, Gage Malensek, and David Joplin. One of the top guard tandems in the state, Nau and Malensek combine for over 30 points and seven assists per game. The third-ranked player in Wisconsin’s 2021 class, Joplin, chips in with 9.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per outing.

Milwaukee Destiny vs. Racine Park

The reigning Division 4 state champions are off to a 10-1 start. Despite some major losses, Diovonte Caldwell has helped keep things afloat, averaging 20.0 ppg.

Looking like a strong contender in Division 1, Racine Park enters Saturday at 9-1. Do-it-all forward Nobal Days is having one of the most impressive campaigns in the state. Also a Division 1 prospect, Larry Canady leads the Panthers in scoring at 15.0 ppg.

Franklin vs. Sussex Hamilton

A 12-1, Franklin will get put to the test on Saturday. Led by Max Alba (21.5 ppg), Franklin sits tied atop the Southeast Conference standings. Eight of their 12 wins this season have come by double digits.

Still finding themselves this season, Sussex Hamilton enters the contest at 8-4. Despite losing three of four, the Chargers have good wins over Germantown, Milwaukee Hamilton, and Middleton. Stud 2021 G/F Patrick Baldwin Jr. leads the way with 15.2 ppg.

Full Schedule

11:00 a.m. – Milwaukee South vs. Grafton

11:15 a.m. – Racine Case vs. Germantown

12:30 p.m. West Bend East vs. Messmer

12: 45 p.m. Greendale vs. St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy

2:00 p.m. Middleton vs. Marquette University

2:15 p.m. Sun Prairie vs. Brookfield Central

3:45 p.m. Milwaukee Destiny vs. Racine Park

4:00 p.m. Kettle Moraine Lutheran vs. Greenfield

5:15 p.m. Mukwonago vs. Wauwatosa East

5:30 p.m. Oshkosh West vs. Brookfield East

6:45 p.m. New Berlin Eisenhower vs. Racine Horlick

7:00 p.m. Franklin vs. Sussex Hamilton

8:15 p.m. Milwaukee Vincent vs. Muskego

8:30 p.m. Wauwatosa West vs. West Allis Central

Top Players to Watch

David Joplin – Brookfield Central

The third ranked prospect in Wisconsin’s 2021 class, Joplin is a sure-fire high major prospect. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound freshman is an intriguing blend of strength and athleticism. Joplin’s versatility to play a number of positions, shoot the basketball from 3-point range, put the ball on the deck and attack the basket, and play with his back to the hoop give him a strong upside.

Jalen Johnson – Sun Prairie

The No. 1 ranked player in Wisconsin’s 2020 class, Johnson is a legit top 10 player nationally. A transcendent talent, Johnson can play just about any position on the floor and really thrives at the point guard spot. A 6-foot-7 sophomore, Johnson already has offers from Iowa, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Purdue, Marquette, and UNLV. It won’t be long before the bluebloods get involved.

Jakobe Thompson – Racine Case

Patrick Baldwin Jr.

We’re ready to see what Thompson can do on a big stage. A fast-rising prospect in the 2021 class, Thompson is averaging 19.3 ppg this season. Emerging on the radar of Division 1 schools, Thompson has the makings of a possible big time scoring prospect from the two-guard position.

Nobal Days – Racine Park

Days has offers from Kansas State, UNLV, Marquette, Illinois, Northwestern, Wisconsin, DePaul, Nebraska, and Boston College. The well rounded, 6-foot-9 forward has put together triple-doubles and even a quadruple-double this season. A top 100 prospect nationally, Days continues to expand his offensive package. While most would like to see him put up bigger scoring numbers, he elevates teams in countless other ways.

Patrick Baldwin Jr. – Sussex Hamilton

Size, skills, versatility make up what will be a near impossible prospect to stop in the coming years. Averaging better than 15 points per game as a freshman, Baldwin Jr. is a terrific scoring wing. At 6-foot-8, he can handle, pass, and shoot the basketball at a high level. The son of UW-Milwaukee head coach Patrick Baldwin, Baldwin Jr. looks to be a blue chip prospect in 2021, already holding an offer from UNLV.

Others:

A.J. Makinen – Muskego

Alex Huibregtse – Grafton

Allen Johnson – Tosa West

Brogan Brunker – Middleton

Bryce Konitzer – Mukwonago

Bryce Miller – New Berlin Eisenhower

Cole Nau – Brookfield Central

Derek Kroll – Oshkosh West

Diovonte Caldwell – Milwaukee Destiny

Gage Malensek – Brookfield Central

Gerald Gittens – SJNMA

Jacob Fierst – West Allis Central

Jalen Holley – Tosa East

James Kelley – SJNMA

JoJo Keith – Milwaukee South

J.P. Benzschawel – Grafton

Larry Canday – Racine Park

Luke Taylor – Germantown

Marcus Caldwell – Racine Horlick

Marlon Ruffin – Sun Prairie

Marquise Milton – Racine Horlick

Max Alba – Franklin

Mo Jamaleddin – Greenfield

Niko Kerschner – Marquette

Patrick Cartier – Brookfield East

Robert Anderson – Milwaukee Vincent

Solomon Zarling – Kettle Moraine Lutheran

Vlado Zrnic – Greendale