With over fifty courts at the Kentucky Expo Center, the Grassroots Showcase is always a special tournament each year. The 15U level had a great deal of talent and here are some standouts from the weekend.   

Anthony Blaackar – 2026 – PG – Moss Elite

It was another strong weekend for Blaackar as he is proving he is one of the top 2026 guards on the NY2LA Association. He has continued to show a great array of tools, especially exceling playing on the attack with the ability to score and distribute the ball at a high level. Even while the athletic point guard is such a dynamic scorer getting all the way to the basket and finishing strong and hitting shots off the dribble, Blaackar is also a very unselfish player looking to create for his teammates. 

Eli Brown – 2026 – G – Team Mookie

While just a freshman, Brown has a high skill level and IQ. He finished off the tournament in a big way with a 21-point game while hitting five threes. Much more than just a pure shooter, Brown plays well with the ball in his hands and continuously showed off his passing ability. 

Greg Grays – 2026 – G – D Rice Elite

In two sessions of the NY2LA Association this April, it’s the second appearance for Grays on this list. He started the tournament in a big way with a 35-point performance in a two-point victory. He has great feel and is an elite scorer with versatility. He is extremely tough attacking the basket but is also so gifted at creating his own shot. 

Jackson McLimans – 2026 – PG – Bayou City Hoops

A very skilled scorer who also plays well on the defensive end. He plays well with the ball in his hands getting all the way to the basket as well as pulling up in the mid-range but also knocks down jumpers at a high rate from the outside. Defensively, he is very active with good instincts. 

Davion Thompson – 2027 – G – Illinois Flight

Even while playing up a level, Thompson was one of the top players at the 15U division showing a very advanced skill set. The 6’2” guard excels making plays off the dribble getting into the paint with games of 32, 26, and 25 points. A fluid athlete with good moves that was constantly getting to the basket but can also hit shots from the outside. 

Wesley Wake – 2026 – SF – Team Temple

Wake continues to have a big spring which included a 27-point performance at the Grassroots Showcase. In the high scoring game, Wake knocked down five threes. There is so much to like from his game as not only is a high-level shooter but also stands at 6’7” with some length, is a versatile scorer and defensive ability. Wake continues to be one of the top 2026 players on the association with big back-to-back weekends. 

Bryce Wegrzyn – 2026 – F – Illinois Central Elite

As well to being 6’6” with good length, the freshman forward has such a versatile game with the ability to score efficiently in a few ways hitting threes and around the paint, active defensive play, and be a high-level rebounder grabbing everything around him. Wegrzyn was one of the better scorers at the 15U level of the Grassroots Showcase including a 29-point game. 

Ladell White – 2026 – PG – X-Men United

There is a whole lot of talent on this 15U X-Men United team, and it was White stepping up with games of 22, 21, and 18 points. A quick and shifty lead guard who excels with the ball getting plenty of paint touches. He is a dynamic scorer on the attack but White also really looks to distribute the ball with good vision on the move. 

Jayden Wright – 2026 – G – Illinois Wolves

Over the course of the three days, Wright had multiple stand out performances, with games of 21 and 16 points. A skilled scorer who has a smooth jumper from the outside but also plays strong with the ball on the attack getting to his spots in the mid-range for pull up jumpers. A part of a talented Wolves backcourt, Wright took full advantage of all his scoring opportunities.