There is plenty of talent on the 16U level of the NY2LA Association. Here are five players that had great springs and deserve some additional publicity. All could be big stock risers this summer if they continue their play from the spring. 

Tegen Curley – 2025 – G/F – Yanders Law

One of the more intriguing 2025 prospects with all his tools. He has a great blend of size at 6’7” and length to go along with his athleticism and skill set. His game has continued to develop over the past year and he was playing with great confidence during the spring. Curley is a tough slashing wing with a great ability to finish around the paint. The wing has developed into a division one recruit who should continue to see his recruitment build this summer. 

Drew Murphy – 2025 – SF – Wisconsin Swing

Murphy has continued to be one of the most consistent players at the 16U level all spring on the Association. The 6’5” rising junior is a highly skilled wing that knows how to play. He uses all his tools incredibly well playing to his strength and to score at a high level from all three levels. Whether using his size and footwork, and touch to score posting up inside or with his jumper from the outside, Murphy has continued to be an efficient scorer.  

Corey Pittman – 2025 – G – Reach Legends

One of the biggest breakout players on the 16U level of the Association. Tournament after tournament, game after game, 6’2” Pittman proved to be one of the top perimeter defenders. A highly impactful and versatile guard with his energy, quickness, and skill set, not only does he get it done defensively but also with his scoring, distributing, and rebounding. 

Ben Schneider – 2025 – PG – Greater Purpose Athletics

It was a big spring for Schneider following an all-conference sophomore season at Prospect High School. While the guard had plenty of great performances, he excelled most during the Grassroots Showcase in Louisville back in April with 28- and 26-point performances. He has shown he can be one of the top scoring guards on the 16U NY2LA Association with his great shot making ability and high overall skill level. 

Kobe Walker – 2025 – F/C – MidPro Academy

Walker has such great upside and is starting to put together all his tools as he continued to progress during the spring. At 6’9” with his strong build, he is a big force around the paint overpowering other posts but also moves very well for his size. There are few players that can match his physical tools and energetic play. A player that should be on mid-major coaches’ radars now.