Spiece Run N Slam: Breakout Performers

Dakota Mathias and Riley Norris led the way as players who really emerged on the national radar after their performance at the Spiece Run N Slam.

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Quick Take: Norris was already fairly well known in the South, but this was his chance to shine on a national stage and he took full advantage. Norris is a big time shooter, but he can do more than just that. He also rebounds some, is a pretty good athlete, and can put the ball on the deck. Add in that he has legit size, and he is someone who will definitely contend for top 100 status before it is all said and done.

Recruiting: Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Florida State, Tennessee, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Butler, Stanford

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Quick Take: Mathias put up huge scoring numbers as his team was very effective throughout the event. He is someone who can really shoot the ball, and on top of that is a very good passer. Defensively he isn't great, but he can flat out score that led to a college commitment on his way home from the event.

Recruiting: Committed to Purdue

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Quick Take: Known simply as "Biggie" Swanigan is someone who has a bright future no matter which sport he chooses. He is an absolutely massive human already, and is a standout in basketball and football. Basketball wise he is a very skilled player who can really handle the ball and has a pretty nice touch. Now he doesn't have much lift down low, but his feet are good and he knows how to score. Quite simply he dominates his peers.

Recruiting: Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame, Xavier, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois

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Quick Take: Johnson just keeps getting better and better. He is young for his grade, and is showing signs of growth and skill development. Johnson is an excellent passer for a big guy, and has long arms and solid athleticism down low. He will block some shots and is running the floor well. Overall he was consistent with his production and showed why high-majors are beginning to really take notice.

Recruiting: Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon, Arizona State, Central Michigan, Memphis, UNLV

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Quick Take: Funderburk didn't play one minute of varsity action during the season, but upside is through the roof and he proved he is a player and not just a prospect over the weekend. He is a legit 6-foot-9, blocks shots, runs the floor, has a nice touch out to the foul line, and plays with a good motor. He is still a work in progress, but there is a good chance he ends up being a great player before it is all said and done.

Recruiting: Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Xavier, Illinois, Dayton

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Quick Take: Overshadowed some by his backcourt teammate Nick Noskowiak, Pritzl is a heck of a player in his own right. He really showed that he can put the ball in the basket over the weekend, and also is a smart player who knows how to use the dribble. He doesn't wow anyone with athleticism, but his understanding of the game and skill level are both impressive.

Recruiting: Wisconsin, Toledo, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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