Swish ‘N Dish Recap

April 8, 2019

Always the top opening event of the spring, this years NY2LA Swish ‘N Dish was no different. The tournament drew top programs from around the Midwest including Mac Irvin Fire, Brad Beal Elite, Phenom University, Illinois Wolves, Meanstreets, just to name a few. Here are some of the top performers from the games we saw on Saturday.

  • Aiden Flynn (WI RAP 17U): Tough 6’5″ wing forward who plays with a lot of energy and strength. Made a lot of plays on both ends just outworking opponents. Attacked the basket hard to score in the paint plus showed good vision on his drives. Quality scorer who contributes plenty on both ends of the court.
  • Jermaine Hamlin (Brad Beal Elite 17U): Strong and active 6’10” post that defends the interior well, true rim protector. Rebounds the ball at a high rate, especially on the defensive end. Scores the ball well in the paint. Big motor and good frame unsigned senior post that should draw plenty of attention this spring.
  • Chris Hodges (IL Wolves 17U): The sophomore power forward is a force in the paint. Rebounds the ball well and big deterrent to and opposing drivers. Also showed some good mobility to guard smaller opponents on the perimeter. Scores the ball well around the basket with nice soft touch.
  • Hunter Jackson (UA G3 Grind 17U): 5’10” Point guard that does a nice job penetrating the defense and creating often for teammates. Pass first PG that is strong with the ball. Has a quick first step to beat defenders often. While he does most of his damage off the pass, also shoots the ball well off the dribble and got some buckets at the hoop.
  • Logan Landers (Mac Irvin Fire 16U): Tough 6’8″ power forward with a strong build. Very active player that was near dominant on the glass. With his aggressiveness, size, and strength, Landers is very difficult to keep off the glass as well as scoring in the paint. Did the majority of his scoring around the basket but also stepped out to knock down the three.
  • Seryee Lewis (Mac Irvin Fire 17U): Strong build 6’9″ power forward. Has a nice ability to score the ball in the post but also impressed with his ability to put the ball on the floor and drive to the rim. Had a couple of nice and one driving plays. Has a good frame and plays with a lot of toughness. 
  • Martice Mitchell (Mac Irvin Fire 17U): Super long and agile 6’10” forward. Has great mobility and athleticism for his size, shown playing at the top of the press. Developing offensive game that saw him scoring well off of dunks. Super high ceiling with so much potential. 
  • Ben Nau (Phenom University 17U): The sophomore has tremendous point guard skills and is very good with the ball in his hands. Has very good vision and passing ability to create often for teammates. Shoots the ball well off the dribble that makes him tough to defend. Is a very active guard making plays all over the court and is a solid on-ball defender.
  • Anthony Neal (UA G3 Grind 17U): Long and bouncy 6’7″ forward that plays strong.  Good size and skill set that allows him to score on drives as well as score in the post. Rebounds at a high rate on both ends. Showed off a nice turnaround jumper in the post. Has a high ceiling and a name that you could be hearing plenty from this spring and summer.
  • Blake Peters (Meanstreets 16U): Peters continues to show he is one of the top shooters in not just Illinois but the Midwest as well. When given any space at all he is going to hit shots. Game is starting to round out more with improved ball handling and on-ball defensive abilities.
  • Isaiah Rivera (Meanstreets 17U): Skilled and athletic 6’5″ wing that impressed on both sides of the basketball. High motor player that played tough defense all over. Gets to the rim often on drives and cuts and is a good finisher at the basket. High IQ player that contributes plenty.
  • Jamari Sibley (Phenom University 17U): No surprise to see Sibley on this list as the junior has been one of our favorite players since his freshman year. Has that great length and 6’8″ height to give him that prototypical wing forward body. Super athletic and takes the ball ball hard to the basket. Very agile on the move with the ball which just makes him that more difficult to stop. While Sibley does have a long list of offers, surprising to see he doesn’t have one from almost every Big 10 school.
  • Ahron Ulis (Meanstreets 17U): One of the top 2020 point guards in the Midwest. So good with the ball in his hands as he has great ball skills and quickness to beat defenders off the bounce. Scores at a high rate on his drives plus has tremendous vision. High level on ball defender with his quickness and agility. Big time playmaker that impresses us each time we see him. Should have more Div. 1 offers than he does. 
  • Tre White (Mac Irvin Fire 16U): The freshman playing up with the 16U looked right in place. White is a highly versatile 6’6″ guard that has great skill, agility, and athleticism. Plays well with the ball in his hands or off the ball and showed great vision. Good off the dribble attacking the basket and finishes well around the basket. Very nice play making ability. Defends both forwards and guards well. Don’t be surprised to see him in our 2022 player rankings when they come out.