Dallas Day 3: Buchanan, Wisconsin Blizzard End on a High Note

Grassroots
Missouri

Posted On: 04/23/18 10:23 PM

DALLAS — The first weekend of the spring evaluation period came to a close on Sunday as the Under Armour Association, Nike EYBL, and NY2LA Association wrapped up Session 1…

Jake Buchanan – 2020 – PG – Wisconsin Blizzard

Buchanan had 19 points in a win on Sunday. We highlighted Buchanan last week as a potential breakout performer in spring and he lived up to the billing. Shaking off a slow start, Buchanan took over in the second half. A speedy guard that loves to change pace, Buchanan was shaking defenders and getting into the paint at will. A playmaker for his teammates, Buchanan created easy buckets for his teammates, setting it up by looking off defenders.

Jaquan Carlos – 2021 – PG – New Heights

This kid was big time in a close win over the Playground Warriors. Playing up a level in 16U, Carlos could not be stopped down the stretch. A scoring point guard with takeover capability, Carlos got to the rim whenever he pleased on hit on some backbreaking 3-pointers off the dribble. Every time New Heights needed a bit shot, the shifty freshman made something happen. Carlos scored a game-high 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-6 from downtown. Carlos flirted with a triple-double, grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out seven assists in the win.

N’Faly Dante – 2020 – C – Mokan Elite

Dante had beast mode activated on Sunday. Putting together a dominating effort on both ends of the floor, Dante had 18 points and seven rebounds in a win over Team Final. Going 9-of-11 from the field, Dante put home a few thunderous slams. Dante has a good feel for his teammates, cutting behind the defense and catching backside lobs. A top 15 prospect in the class of 2020, Dante is a tremendous rim protector. The 6-foot-11 sophomore forces the opposition to play from the outside as Dante is too long and athletic to challenge at the rim.

Johnny Davis – 2020 – SG – Playground Warriors

Davis capped off a big weekend on Sunday. The La Crosse Central standout scored 15 points to go along with seven assists in a loss to New Heights. Davis was excellent from mid-range. His pull-up jumper has come such a long way since July and Davis connected on several tough, contested shots. Davis also recorded two blocks and a steal in 29 minutes.

Gabriel Hornsby – 2018 – SF – Yanders Law

Schools looking to boost their athleticism next season — look no further. Hornsby is a big time athlete that changes the momentum of games with his high-rise ability. Hornsby dunked home a handful of huge put back slams in a loss to Ray Allen Select on Sunday. He also used that athleticism to protect the rim and swat shots with authority. Hornsby does more than just play above the rim as well. He can handle the ball well and create off the dribble. A long, athletic forward with a big upside, Hornsby is a nice pickup for mid-major programs and landed an offer from UW-Milwaukee after his performance on Sunday.

Seth Lundy – 2019 – SF – Team Final

Keeping Team Final around in the second half against Mokan Elite, Lundy just wouldn’t go away. Lundy was relentless offensively, going for 22 points. Lundy struggled with his 3-point shot, but was 9-of-10 on shots inside the arc. The 6-foot-6 wing was terrific in transition, outracing defenders to the rim and finishing at top end speed. Lundy also added seven rebounds and three assists in Sunday’s loss.

Donyae McCaskill – 2019 – PG – Yanders Law

McCaskill exploded for 31 points in a loss to Ray Allen Select. A high motor, aggressive guard, McCaskill got after it for 32 minutes. Defensively, he hassles ball handlers for 90 feet up the floor, getting the opposition out of their flow offensively and every now and then coming up with a steal in the backcourt. Offensively, everyone knows McCaskill is going to the rim, but RAS could not keep him out of the paint. A guard capable of playing above the rim, McCaskill had some impressive slams in transition and in traffic that turned the heads of college coaches in attendance.