NY2LA Swish N Dish: Day One

MEQUON, Wisconsin - The NY2LA Swish N Dish tipped off on Friday night with some intriguing match ups. Overall the games were good, and players like Kain Harris and Brevin Pritzl stood out with their play.

Kain Harris, SG, Meanstreets – Coming off of a very strong high school season, Harris continued his strong play. He showed off his impressive athleticism and then also hit several threes. One came off the catch while another was off the dribble, so he is clearly showing some offensive versatility. Harris has been on the rise, and so far he looks to be off to a good start this spring.

D.J. Williams, SF, Meanstreets – Williams didn't have his most efficient game and struggled a bit with turnovers, but he did put up a lot of production. Williams was able to score in the mid-range, and used his athleticism to rebound as well. His shot making is getting a lot better, and overall the future Illinois Fighting Illini player has made big strides over the past year, and continues to get better.

Charles Matthews, SG, Meanstreets – Matthews was battling with what looked like a leg injury for part of the game, but when he was in the future Kentucky Wildcat showed some of what makes him such an intriguing prospect. Matthews has excellent size, excellent athleticism, and can really get to the rim. Now he really struggled to shoot the ball, but he did make plays, and can be especially dynamic in transition where he can use his quickness and athleticism.

Brevin Pritzl, PG/SG, Wisconsin Playground Warriors – Pritzl looks like he has grown to nearly 6-foot-3 and is more athletic than in the past. Still his game is being a shot maker, and he did that very well. There is no doubt Pritzl is an improved player, and he was clearly one of the more productive players on the night in leading his team to a win. If he improves his ability to go left, Pritzl could end up being very difficult to defend.

Evan Boudreaux, PF, Team NLP – He isn't flashy, but there is no questioning what Boudreaux gets done in terms of points and rebounds. A tough kid who finishes well around the rim and plays hard, Boudreaux proved to be a match up nightmare. He also has the ability to step out and hit jumpers to the three point line. Slightly undersized and not a tremendous athlete, his upside is limited, but at the same time Boudreaux is one of the most productive players around.

Henry Ellenson, C, Playground Elite – Clearly Ellenson is in better shape and moving better. He has grown to around 6-foot-10, is shooting the ball fairly well, and is running the floor better than ever. Ellenson didn't play on the low block as much as would be wanted, but he still found a way to be productive. In his first game with a new team, Ellenson was productive, and if he rebounds better he will be one of the premier bigs in the class.

Nick Noskowiak, PG, Playground Elite – It was mostly a struggle for Noskowiak on Friday night. The 6-foot-2 guard really struggled with his shot, and didn't seem to be attacking going to the rim. Now he did knock in a couple of threes, but overall he struggled to get anything going. Still Noskowiak has solid quickness and a good feel for the game, just he couldn't get one to fall.

Brandon Hutton, SF, Illinois Stars – A recent verbal to Iowa, Hutton was solid in an opening night win. He didn't show elite athleticism, though he is a good athlete, and he will get the rebound and really push the ball in transition. His shot was inconsistent though he did get a couple to fall. Overall it was a solid if unspectacular evening for Hutton, but he showed some of the potential that had people very excited during the high school season.

Kain Harris said Creighton is recruiting him the hardest so far. Also he has offers from South Carolina, Bradley, Northern Illinois, and DePaul. Also there is interest from Michigan State, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, and Iowa State.

Brevin Pritzl has offers from Green Bay, Drake, Toledo, Northern Illinois, South Dakota State, and North Dakota State. Also interest is coming from Wisconsin, Creighton, Lehigh, and Xavier.


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