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Posted On: 04/1/18 12:10 AM
MEQUON — Day two of the NY2LA Sports Swish N’ Dish kicked off on Saturday. As teams took steps toward a covered spring crown, Ray Allen Select reached the 17U quarterfinals, led by an emerging star in David Skogman…
Reece Beekman – 2020 – PG – Phenom University
Phenom University rolled to an easy win over Team Blaze Select. Beekman put on a clinic defensively. A plus length guard with excellent hands and anticipation, Beekman was extremely disruptive. Beekman got his hands on a ton of passes Saturday morning. The Milwaukee native, who was the 15U MVP at the Fab 48 in July, helped Phenom put on a show, quickly turning defense into offense. A smooth guard, Beekman can probe offensively. He loves to get into the teeth of the defense and make something happen for his teammates. Also a strong perimeter shooter, Beekman can’t be left alone on the outside. Beekman continues to thrive around talent and makes his teammates better, but against Meanstreets, he took on more of the load himself. Beekman thrived in high percentage areas, attacking soft spots in the defense. Phenom University struggled early, but it was Beekman who pushed them over the top in the second half to a double-digit win.
Caden Boser – 2020 – F – Wisconsin Swing
Skilled big man with a nice shooting touch, Boser gave the Swing a nice lift Saturday morning. Boser can stretch the floor from 3-point range and is really good in the pick n’ pop game, flaring out for open triples. Boser showed some nice skills on the block. The 6-foot-7 sophomore has a solid jump hook that’s tough to block with his length. Boser needs to put on some weight, but he did hold his own on the glass in a win over the Illinois Heat and had some tough second chance opportunities. Drawing some Division 1 interest this spring, Boser has a chance to be a real mismatch problem at the next level. He finished with a game-high 18 points Saturday morning.
Carter Capstran – 2021 – PF – Phenom University
Capstran imposed his will early in Saturday’s win over Kessel Heat. A blue collar post prospect, Capstran displayed a high motor and a willingness to do the dirty work. The Franklin native set the tone with some strong finishes inside and a few second chance put backs. Although he’s quite forceful, Capstran has some skill. He’ll step out and shoot the basketball from deep if left open.
Marcus Domask – 2019 – SF – Ray Allen Select
Domask looks leaner and more athletic this spring. Maybe the biggest knock on Domask was his athleticism, but it’s good to see him
rectifying an area of concern. Domask usually beats people with skill and patience, but now the 6-foot-5 forward can do a little more off the bounce and in transition. Domask is still one of the most skilled prospects in Wisconsin. He can score from anywhere on the floor and makes people really uncomfortable with his game in the post. Moving inside and out in the half court offense, Domask will find his mismatch and exploit it. Although Ray Allen Select was eliminated by the REACH Legends Saturday night, Domask had three solid efforts.
Chombi Lambert – 2019 – PG – Wisconsin Blizzard
All this kid does is score. Lambert put up 25 points in a loss to Made Men. The scary part…Lambert was defended really well. Getting some Division 2 and 3 looks this spring, Lambert is on the verge of becoming a high priority recruit at those levels. A quick guard with natural scoring talent, there aren’t many types of shots Lambert isn’t capable of making. On the ball, Lambert will shake and bake defenders. He’s got a nasty step back jumper and isn’t fazed by a hand in his face. Lambert will also work his tail off running through screens and hunting shots. After a phenomenal performance to lead Roncalli to a state title, Lambert hasn’t cooled off yet.
Isaac Lindsey – 2020 – SG – Phenom University
Lindsey has gotten a lot better defensively. In some big matchups this weekend, Lindsey has held his own on that end of the floor. Not known for his athleticism, Lindsey has stayed in front of some quick guards and shut off numerous straight-line drives to the rim. What Lindsey is known for is his shooting. The 6-foot-4 sniper has shot the ball well this weekend and got Phenom University going late in the first half in their win over Meanstreets. A prospect that never gets too high or too low, Lindsey impresses with his ability to shake off a couple misses in a row, never losing confidence in his stroke.
Kobe Johnson – 2021 – PG – Phenom University
Interested to watch the development here. Johnson hasn’t bloomed physically like his older brothers — Rod who’s now at Highland Community College and Jalen who’s a 6-foot-8, five-star prospect in the 2020 class — but a growth spurt should be coming. Johnson has very long arms for his height and uses them well defensively. He came up with a handful of steals to help Phenom University gain some separation during their win over Kessel Heat. Johnson got more comfortable offensively with his new team and you could see a light come on after he made his first runner in the paint. Off the bench, Johnson gave Phenom some big minutes and was relied upon down the stretch to help his team advance to Sunday.
Carlos Ramsey – 2019 – SG – Milwaukee Rebels-Spartans
Maybe the biggest surprise on Saturday was how well Ramsey played in a high level matchup. He dropped 30 points in a tough loss to Ramey-Jets United. The night before, Ramsey went for 21 against All-Ohio Red. The lefty is a creative scorer that can explode in bunches. When he gets going, Ramsey’s shot difficulty increases and he’ll put on a show offensively. A kid that takes on the challenge of the other team’s best defender head on and seems to elevate his play in the bigger games, Ramsey will be rising up the class of 2019 rankings here soon.
David Skogman – 2019 – PF- Ray Allen Select
D1 alert! Skogman had a coming out party Saturday afternoon. Budding into a big mismatch problem, Skogman had a couple of big dunks and smooth triples. A 6-foot-10 big man that can shoot the rock, Skogman is a strong threat from beyond the arc. Opening some eyes on Saturday, Skogman showed the ability to put the ball on the deck and takes bigs off the bounce. He also ran the floor very well in transition, catching an alley-oop in traffic for the flush. He needs to get stronger and improve defensively, but Skogman has some intriguing offensive tools that have Division 1 coaches taking notice.
Ryan Waddell – 2019 – G – Wisconsin Shooters
Waddell made some big plays down the stretch, but the Shooters were bounced by ET21 Buckeyes on Saturday. A skilled, aggressive guard,
Waddell has a deep offensive package. He rarely settles for bad looks and can work his way into the paint at will. When he does take a shot from the outside, it’s usually a great rhythm look. Because of his three-level scoring ability and willingness to take advantage of whatever the defense gives him, Waddell is a very tough cover. A kid that’s generating some Division 2 interest this spring, Waddell should be a high priority Division 3 recruit at worse.
Anthony Washington – 2020 – G/F – Wisconsin Swing
High upside forward with a chance to be very good down the road. The 6-foot-5 sophomore has some exciting bounce and length. Still raw physically, Washington has an exciting frame that can still pack on a lot of weight and keep his explosiveness. An aggressive attacker, Washington can slash and hang and finish around the rim. When he’s in a rhythm, Washington is willing to let it fly from the perimeter. He’s a strong pull-up jumper shooter that can ride a wave of momentum. Tough to predict what level Washington is just yet. With a long way to go in his development, Washington will continue to push towards his high ceiling.
Rajai Williams – 2019 – PG – Wisconsin Triple Threat
Williams filled it up in a win over the Iowa Mavericks. After playing a key role for a Sun Prairie squad that made the state tournament, Williams came out with a ton of confidence. A quick guard with a terrific 3-point stroke, Williams will let it fly when he sees a hand down. Scoring 10 points off the bench, Williams gave Triple Threat a nice boost in their tight win over the Iowa Mavericks.
Foster Wonders – 2021 – SF – Pack Attack
Having watched him come up in the middle school circuit, we’ve been eagerly awaiting Wonders to arrive on the scene. A highly skilled and fundamentally sound prospect, Wonders had a solid performance in a loss to Team Rose. Already about 6-foot-4, Wonders can play three or four positions on the floor. He handles and shoots the ball well from the perimeter, but thrived more on the block and in the post on Saturday. Not the best athlete right now, but certainly very filled out. Against Team Rose’s athletes, Wonders still found ways to get to the basket. Wonders had 23 points earlier in a win over the Wisconsin Playmakers. He ended the tournament with 18 against Team Rose.