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Class of 2022
6-5    SG
Springfield Catholic
Ozark, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 68
APR 19
11:30
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2022
2022 G ZACH HOWELL PICKS MILWAUKEE
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Wisconsin-Milwaukee and new head coach Bart Lundy landed a commitment from one of most skilled scorers left available in the Midwest’s 2022 recruitment class in Zach Howell. The 6’5” two guard of Springfield Catholic High School (MO) and Yanders Law program announced his commitment to the Panthers over the weekend.  The commitment comes after Howell just took a visit to   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-5    SG
Springfield Catholic
Ozark, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 68
 
Class of 2022
6-7    G/F
We Are United Prep
Brown Deer, WI
JAN 26
01:30
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2022
2022 G/F JOHN LOVELACE JR. DELIVERING AT WE ARE UNITED PREP
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
As late blooming prospects go there a host of 2022’s still on the board and We Are United Prep in Missouri is home to a few of them.  One such talent made his way the new program by way of Wisconsin in the form of wing John Lovelace Jr. who attended Brown Deer High School last year before moving on to Missouri. A 6’7 plus length wing, Lovelace has always had the potential and   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-7    G/F
We Are United Prep
Brown Deer, WI
 
Class of 2022
6-5    SG
Springfield Catholic
Ozark, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 68
JAN 19
01:00
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2022
2022 SG ZACH HOWELL STILL UNCOMMITTED
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
A highly skilled two guard from the 2022 class that is still available out of Missouri is Zach Howell. After receiving a pair of offers last year while playing with Yanders Law, Howell remains uncommitted.  Southern Illinois Edwardsville became the first school to offer Howell last April. A couple months later in June, Texas Tech also offered him. When talking about these two schools,   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-5    SG
Springfield Catholic
Ozark, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 68
 
Class of 2024
7-3    C
Christian Brothers College H.S.
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DEC 14
02:00
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2021
2024 C JOHN BOL CONTINUES TO EMERGE
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
While he entered the spring as a bit of an unknown not having been in the country for long, it did not take much time for John Bol to fast track to a national level prospect. As a 7’3” tenth grader at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, there is a lot to like about the future of his game.  This past year while playing with Brad Beal Elite, Bol quickly showed   More...
 
Class of 2024
7-3    C
Christian Brothers College H.S.
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NOV 15
04:30
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2021
GENERATION NEXT ALL-STAR CAMP 2026 ALL CAMP SELECTIONS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Generation Next All-Star Camp showcased a bright future for that of Midwest basketball. A big reason for that is these ten players below that were awarded All Camp honors. Here are the winners for the 2026 class from the camp.  Xavier Allen – 2026 – Chapman Basketball Academy – PG  A true playmaking point guard that excelled during the camp. Allen has   More...
 
 
NOV 05
10:00
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2021
JACKSON CANTWELL WINS GENERATION NEXT ALL-STAR CAMP 2026 CO-MVP
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Right away at the Generation Next All-Star Camp, Jackson Cantwell of the Yanders Law program stood out from the rest of the players with his size. While still in middle school, the eighth grader already stands at 6’7” as well to having a strong build. Though there is much more to Cantwell than just his size as there is plenty to like about his game. With everything he can do, he was   More...
 
 
Class of 2022
6-8    PF
Mt. Vernon H.S.
Mt. Vernon , IL
OCT 02
12:00
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2021
MISSOURI STATE LANDS 2022 PF NJ BENSON
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
On Friday evening, Missouri State and head coach Dana Ford landed a major recruiting victory when they received a commitment from one of the top 2022 big men in Illinois. The commitment was from 6’8” power forward NJ Benson of Mt. Vernon High School and the SW Illinois Jets program.  Benson picked the Bears from his final list of five. Missouri State was able to beat out   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-8    PF
Mt. Vernon H.S.
Mt. Vernon , IL
 
JUN 01
10:15
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2021
2021 NY2LA LONE STAR INVITATIONAL - 17U ONES TO WATCH
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Several more highly talented and intriguing players the came to play at the Lone Star invitational.  Zach Howell – 2022 – G/F – Yanders Law A 6’5” wing that is a skilled and high percentage scorer. Howell shoots the ball so well spotting up from the perimeter with a great looking jumper from beyond the arc. Though he can also add buckets going to the basket   More...
 
 
Class of 2022
6-6    SG
The Skill Factory (GA)
Arlington Heights, IL
MAY 28
06:30
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2021
2021 NY2LA LONE STAR INVITATIONAL - 17U TOP PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Just like the tournaments in Wisconsin, Louisville, and Indianapolis earlier this spring, the loaded 17U field of teams did not disappoint. Here are players that went above and beyond to have a huge weekend in Dallas.  NJ Benson – 2022 – F – SW IL Jets A strong and physical 6’7” power forward that is a double-double machine. He goes aggressively to the glass   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-6    SG
The Skill Factory (GA)
Arlington Heights, IL
 
MAY 27
04:15
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2021
2021 NY2LA LONE STAR INVITATIONAL - 16U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
In addition to the top performers at the Lone Star Invitational, there were many players boosting their recruitment stock. Here are the ones that did it the most down in Dallas.  Dorian Booker – 2023 – C – New Orleans Elite An imposing figure on the court at 6’10” with a strong build. Even with his tremendous size, he still has some agility to move well. He   More...
 
 
MAY 27
04:15
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2021
2021 NY2LA LONE STAR INVITATIONAL - 16U ONES TO WATCH
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The 16U group came to play all weekend in Dallas. Here are several other players in addition to the top performers and stock boosters that played at a high level and did something big to stand out.  Patrick Cole – 2023 – G – Team Temple Cole is a good two-way wing guard with some athleticism. He scored the ball very effectively going hard to the basket. The sophomore   More...
 
 
MAY 27
01:00
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2021
2021 NY2LA LONE STAR INVITATIONAL - 15U ONES TO WATCH
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
In addition to the top performers and stock boosters, there were many players who stood out at the 15U level. Here are several more talented players that excelled from the Lone Star Invitational.  Myles Ewell – 2024 – F/C – Drive5 Elite Ewell is a 6’8” post with a nice strong build plus a good motor. The freshman really battles in the paint on both ends of   More...
 
 
MAY 27
12:45
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2021
2021 NY2LA LONE STAR INVITATIONAL - 15U TOP PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
With teams from around the nation invading downtown Dallas over the weekend, there was plenty of talent on hand and the 15U division was no exception. Here are top performers from the group.  Kuol Atak – 2024 – F – 3D Empire Even at 6’8” with superior length as a freshman, Atak has plenty of skill to his game. He scored the ball at a high level, hitting   More...
 
 
MAY 05
09:45
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2021
2021 GRASSROOTS SHOWCASE - 17U STOCK BOOSTERS - PART 2
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Next up in our 17U series from the Grassroots Showcase is part two of the stock boosters. Each of these players below had stellar performances and college coaches should be taking notice.  John Lovelace Jr. – 2022 – G – Phenom University The athletic and lengthy 6’8” wing guard continues to take great strides in his games. Lovelace scores the ball   More...
 
 
MAY 04
11:30
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2021
2021 GRASSROOTS SHOWCASE - 17U TOP PERFORMERS - PART 1
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Kentucky Expo Center was late last month for the Grassroots Showcase. Just a remarkable amount of the talent was on hand with a long list of high major players present. Here is part one of the 17U top performers.  Camron Amboree – 2022 – G – 3D Empire Amboree is a quality two-way guard. He is a tough attacking guard that is good off the dribble creating. The shifty   More...
 
 
MAY 03
12:00
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2021
2021 GRASSROOTS SHOWCASE - 16U STOCK BOOSTERS - PART 2
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Here is the next group of players from the 16U level that were helping themselves over the weekend in Louisville.  Brogan McIntyre – 2023 – F – Madison Spartans McIntyre is an energetic 6’6” forward that just makes plays on the court. He is a quality defender that can matchup with multiple positions well. McIntyre is a good spot up shooter from the outside   More...
 
 
MAY 03
11:30
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2021
2021 GRASSROOTS SHOWCASE - 16U TOP PERFORMERS - PART 2
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
With all the talent at the Grassroots Showcase, one article was just not enough for the top performers. Here’s the next group of players that came to play in Louisville.  Ethan Kizer – 2023 – F – Mid-Pro Academy Kizer is a lengthy wing with some serious bounce that has continued to develop all of his skills. While he has been a highflyer that could knock down some   More...
 
 
APR 21
06:15
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2021
2021 SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA - 17U ONES TO WATCH
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Several more intriguing players that came to play over the weekend and greatly impressed with their play.  Logan Carson - 2021 - C - UTS Elite A post with great size at 6’10” plus a strong build. He moves well for his size and works hard running the floor. He is very tough to stop once he gets the ball on the block with his size and strength and was able to get to the line so   More...
 
 
APR 21
02:00
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2021
2021 SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA - 17U STOCK BOOSTERS - PART 1
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The first group of players from the Spring Extravaganza that helped them out the most boosting their stock. Expect all of these players to be popular names with college coaches. Marieon Anderson - 2022 - F - Mid-Pro Academy Anderson greatly impressed with his scoring in multiple games over the weekend. The 6’5” wing forward shot the ball very well spotting up from three with a   More...
 
 
APR 16
11:00
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2021
2021 SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA - GNBA SESSION 1 - 14U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
While not even in high school yet, there was plenty of talent on hand at the 14U level of the Spring Extravaganza. Here are some of the top performers from the tournament.  Mesiyah Ashley - 2025 - G/F - Milwaukee Spartans Even as a middle schooler, Ashley showed unmatched versatility with his size, length, and athleticism. Ashley made is biggest contribution on the defensive end as he is   More...
 
 
APR 16
09:30
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2021
2021 SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA - 17U TOP PERFORMERS - PART 1
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Just an incredible group of talent was on hand for the Spring Extravaganza. Here is part one of the 17U top performers which includes some very talented 2021 and 2022 prospects.  Aldane Barrett - 2021 - PF/C - Mid-Pro Academy Barrett once again proved to be one of the best, if not the best shot blockers at the tournament. A highly skilled rim protector that has some size at   More...
 
 
APR 14
08:45
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2021
2021 SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA - 16U TOP PERFORMERS - PART 2
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Part two of this impressive list of standouts from the weekend in Indianapolis. The list includes a few of the top 2023 players in the Midwest as well as the entire nation.  Milan Momcilovic - 2023 - F - Phenom University  An incredibly gifted scorer at 6’8” that continues to impress each and every time we see him. A high-level shooter that hits shots at a high   More...
 
 
APR 14
01:15
PM EST
2021
2021 SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA - 15U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
With a tremendous deal of talent on hand in Indianapolis, there were tons of freshman excelling and making a name for themselves. Here are the ones who helped themselves out the most over the three days.  Cameron Casky - 2024 - G/F - Progeny Hoops A long and athletic wing that has a high ceiling. The freshman showed off a good versatile skill set and made plays on both ends. A tough on   More...
 
 
APR 14
01:00
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2021
2021 SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA - 15U TOP PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Another weekend that featured a talented group of players at the 15U level with many of the top programs from around the region. Here are the players that stood out the most over the weekend in Indianapolis.  Tyrique Brooks - 2024 - PG - Yanders Law An athletic guard that plays so hard to make a big impact on the floor. He did the bulk of his scoring attacking the basket hard on drives   More...
 
 
APR 08
04:45
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2021
2021 SWISH N' DISH REWIND - 17U ONES TO WATCH
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
In addition to the stock boosters and standouts, here are some intriguing and highly talented college prospects that performed well over the weekend.  Logan Applegate – 2022 – PG – Yanders Law Applegate has great point guard skills and is a quality playmaker. He is a high IQ player who knows where to go with the ball and showed extraordinary passing ability. He was   More...
 
 
APR 08
04:30
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2021
2021 SWISH N' DISH REWIND - 17U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
There was a long list of players making a name for themselves over the two days in Pleasant Prairie. Here are the players from the 17U level that were able to boost their stock the most. Tavion Banks - 2022 - F - Brad Beal Elite Banks is a strong wing forward with a good motor. He is an agile player and is a tough on-ball defender with his intensity on that end. The versatile defender that   More...
 
 
APR 08
01:00
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2021
2021 SWISH N' DISH REWIND - 17U TOP PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
With all the talent at this year’s Swish N’ Dish, the competition to make the standouts list was extremely competitive. Here are the ten who stood out the most with their performance over the weekend.  Leon Bond - 2022- G/F - JH1 Elite A bouncy 6’5” wing that makes a big impact on the floor in a number of ways. He is versatile scorer the showed he can beat   More...
 
 
APR 07
01:45
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2021
2021 SWISH N' DISH REWIND - 16U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Plenty of players from the 16U level at this year’s Swish N’ Dish boosted their recruitment stock over the weekend. Here are some of them who helped themselves the most with their play.  Coby Allen - 2023 - G - M14 Hoops A lengthy 6’3” guard that had a breakout weekend. He showed a good ability to create his own shot off the dribble and knock them down from both   More...
 
 
APR 07
01:30
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2021
2021 SWISH N' DISH REWIND - 16U TOP PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
With a loaded field of teams, this list includes a few of the top sophomores in the entire nation. As the Swish N’ Dish featured an incredibly long list of talented players, here are the ones that really stood out at the 16U level.  Darrin Ames - 2023 - PG - Mac Irvin Fire Ames has remarkable handle and moves with the basketball. Defenders all weekend were having issues of sticking   More...
 
 
APR 06
11:45
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2021
2021 SWISH N' DISH REWIND - 15U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Here are players from the 15U division of the NY2LA Swish ’N Dish that either started to make a name for themselves or boosted their stock greatly over the weekend with a high level of play.  Lucas Austin - 2024 - F - Midwest Prospect Academy A strong 6’6” forward with some good skills. He has a nice stroke spotting up from three hitting shots at a high percentage but   More...
 
 
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