NY2LA Swish N Dish: Day One

MILWAUKEE - Night one of the NY2LA Swish 'N Dish was an impressive one. The tournament format created some impressive games and some big time performances. No one stood out more than Xavier Rathan-Mayes.

Xavier Rathan-Mayes, SG, CIA Bounce – The performance of the day came from Rathan-Mayes. With his CIA Bounce squad down double figures midway through the second half he absolutely came alive and torched the Milwaukee Rebels. For the game Rathan-Mayes went for 41 points and did it in as impressive a way as possible. He scored going to the rim, hit from deep, and also showed his great mid-range game. It was extremely impressive efficiency, and Rathan-Mayes dominated an entire half of basketball giving his team an overtime win.

Tyler Ennis, PG, CIA Bounce – He battled foul trouble which at times limited his effectiveness, but Ennis still was very impressive. A bigger point guard, Ennis didn't get impacted by ball pressure from small quick guards and then used his size to his advantage scoring around the rim as well as rebounding the basketball. He was always in control on the floor and knew to hit his teammates as they got hot in the second half. It was a true floor game from Ennis.

Matt Thomas, SG, Wisconsin Playmakers – While he has a reputation in the state of Wisconsin, Thomas doesn't have a big national following yet, that will change. The 6-foot-3 guard is a big time shooter, but proved to be more than that. Thomas got to the rim some off the bounce and used his strength to create in the mid-range. Still it is his pure stroke from deep that stands out. Thomas definitely has an excellent chance of cracking the rankings when they are next updated.

Jubril Adekoya, PF, Meanstreets – His team has some more high profile prospects, but Adekoya might be their most productive player. The undersized power forward is an absolute beast around the rim and dominates on the glass. He plays with a high level motor and was clearly the best player on the floor for Meanstreets as they came home with a solid win.

Kendrick Nunn, SG, Meanstreets – His outside shot wasn't really falling, but the wiry lefty did some damage on the offensive end. He mostly was at his best driving to his left and scoring in the mid-range, but also he finished around the rim and was very tough on the defensive end. While he isn't the biggest or best shooting guard, he is someone who just knows how to be productive.

Kendall Stephens, SG, Illinois Wolves – The future Purdue Boilermaker is now healthy and he put forth a very impressive effort. One of the better shooters in the class, Stephens' stroke was pure knocking in several threes and also hitting in the mid-range off of two dribbles. It was also good to see Stephens desire to rebound some as well as get down in a stance and play defense. Those were two growth areas for him, and improvement was clearly shown.

Tommy Hamilton, C, Mac Irvin Fire – Part of an absolutely enormous frontline, Hamilton had a very positive day. Not always known for his hard running motor, Hamilton played with effort and had nice rebounds in traffic to go along with a skilled offensive game. Now he still floats too much around the perimeter, but Hamilton has unquestioned skill and a world of potential.

Jabari Parker, SF, Mac Irvin Fire – The bar is set so high with Parker that even when he plays good, it is almost a letdown. Parker didn't completely dominate the game like he is more than capable of, but he did have a few ridiculous moves using his size to post up as well as his unique ability to handle the ball for a guy his size. Parker looks to have grown some over the past year, and his athleticism is continuing to improve.

Luke Fischer, PF/C, Wisconsin Swing – He did get dunked on by Parker, but that happens to the best of people, and to his credit Fischer bounced back had a block of his own and also showed why he is headed to Indiana. He hit some perimeter shots and wasn't afraid to battle on the glass with the big time Mac Irvin frontline. He was battling all night, and it was a solid showing for Fischer.

Deonte Burton, SF, TP Elite – The biggest positive to take out of Burton today is the physical condition he is in. Burton looks in great shape and is as explosive as ever. Still the vast majority of his game is around the rim, but he is getting better handling the basketball and as always played very hard and with a lot of toughness.

Jarvis Garrett, PG, TP Elite – This might be one of the most undervalued floor generals in the country. Garrett is a big time talent who combines incredible quickness with a solid understanding of how to play. The biggest problem was he missed open layups, but one would think that is something that can be corrected. Getting mostly mid-level interest now, things could really pick up this spring for Garrett.

Christopher Golden, SG, TP Elite – He is headed to prep school next year, and expect him to make some noise. Golden has a hair trigger and big time shot making ability. He hit numerous threes and did it off the catch and the bounce. Slightly undersized for an off-guard, Golden needs to improve going to the rim, but he can flat fill it up from deep.

Kevon Looney, SF, Milwaukee Rebels – Wow is this an impressive looking prospect. Now at a legit 6-foot-8, Looney can do pretty much everything. He typically tries to get to the rim using his excellent ability to change speeds and handle the ball, but also he is a more than willing rebounder and can make shots in the mid-range. With his length, size, and athleticism combined with his ever improving skill, the sky is the limit with Looney.

Paul White, PF/SF, Meanstreets – A very skilled forward who can play either power forward or small forward, White was back healthy for the first time in a while and looked good. He still doesn't quite have his usual explosion, but at around 6-foot-8 he has excellent feel and can pass as well as score going to the basket.

Kevon Looney mentioned Marquette, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Georgetown.

Jubril Adekoya has offers from Toledo, Valparaiso, Akron, and Loyola-Chicago. Interest is also coming from Detroit, Ohio, Oregon State, Northwestern, and DePaul.

Jarvis Garrett listed USC, Marquette, Arkansas, Idaho State, Notre Dame, Creighton, South Dakota, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Paul White said Ohio State, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Marquette are after him the hardest.

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