The NY2LA Sports Swish 'N Dish Warm-Up started with a bang on Friday night. The schedule was packed with high profile teams facing off and many players shined in the 16 and under age division. Here is a look at some of the players that stood out in 16U on Friday night.



Douglas Wilson - 6-5 - SF - Kingdom Hoops Elite – 2017
Wilson only finished with 14 points but he was dominant at times with the way he controlled the paint. He has fantastic length, leaps well and possesses timing for blocking. He was all over the court blocking shots, getting tip-ins and rebounds. If he consistently plays like he did on Friday, he will have a bright future. Wilson demonstrated high level potential.

George Dixon - 6-5 - PF - Wisconsin United - 2017
Dixon scored 16 points for United in a 20-point victory. He dominated the paint on the offensive end for United. He muscled through defenders in the paint to score multiple times while being fouled. Dixon was highly efficient on the offensive end on Friday night. Dixon is a good athlete, but he also has a soft touch around the basket.

Josiah Wallace – 6-3 – G – Illinois Stars – 2017
Wallace had a stellar game for the Illinois Stars against a tough Iowa Barnstormers team. Wallace converted in the paint at a high level. He showed off a nice floater in the short to mid-range area. He is a solid athlete that handles the ball well. Wallace scored 17 points in the victory while coming up really big in the second half. He has visited Indiana State multiple times over the last year. He is also hearing from UNC-Greensboro.

San'Trell Payton - 5-8 - PG - NESYB - 2017 
Lightning quick point that created a lot of opportunities for his team. Payton was always in attack mode Friday night using his elite quickness to get to the basket. Once he was in the lane, Payton had a number of creative shots and finishes. He also buried shots from the outside. His quickness level is a unique characteristic. Although he is undersized, he has a chance because of his quickness.

Octavius Parker – 6-0 – G – Mac Irvin Fire – 2017 
Parker has one of the smoothest jumpers that you will see at the grassroots level. He was automatic on opening night and it did not matter if he was shooting off the catch or he was shooting off the dribble. The wiry guard was knocking in shots at a high rate. He was a big key to the Fire's second half run after they were down at the half.

Max Miller - 6-7 - C - Wisconsin United - 2017

Miller tallied 14 points in a victory over Full Package. He showed a versatile skill set in the post. Miller showed a soft touch while being comfortable putting the ball on the floor in the post. He finished extremely well after his moves as well. Miller has all the measurables to be a very solid college player down the road. The Illinois product is a prospect to watch over the next couple of years.

Bryce Hatten - 6-5 - PF - Full Package Black - 2017
A bright spot for Full Package in a loss to Wisconsin United. Hatten has fantastic length on top of his 6'5 frame. He showed perimeter skills as he handled the ball in the open court, penetrated the defense in the half court set and knocked down a 3-pointers. He showed a lot of potential on Friday evening. Hatten's skill base is solid and should be able to expand it with repetition.

Nelly Cummings – 5-11 – PG – All-Ohio Red – 2017 
The strong guard was locked in Friday night. He shot the ball especially well off the dribble in the mid-range. He uses his physical strength very well. The Pennsylvania guard was a major reason that All-Ohio squeezed by the Wisconsin Playmakers on Friday. He is drawing interest from Pittsburgh, Dayton, Duquesne and Penn State.

Storm Murphy – 5-10 – PG – NESYB – 2017 
Murphy is extremely quick off the dribble. He also has dribble moves and tight handles which puts defenders in a tough spot. Murphy was able to get to the paint any time that he wanted to Friday night. He has the ability to finish over and around shot blockers thanks to floaters and different lay-up angles. He is also a very good passer. He showed off excellent vision while driving against Kingdom Hoops Elite and their shot blockers. Murphy and San'Trell Payton are going to cause headaches for opposing coaches and players this travel season.

Kaleb Wesson – 6-9 – C – All-Ohio Red – 2017 

Wesson put on a show with his versatility Friday night. Wesson is surprisingly quick and light on his feet for his size. He also displayed stellar hands while blocking shots, getting rebounds and catching passes. He did a little bit of everything for All-Ohio on his way to 18 points in a victory over the Wisconsin Playmakers. He showed the ability to score with either hand in the post. Wesson showed off his shooting form on a couple 3-pointers. Plus he competed on both ends of the floor from start to finish. He does not have any scholarship offers right now, but that will be changing quickly.

Christian Negron – 6-5 – F – Mac Irvin Fire – 2017 
Negron had a very loud 14 points on Friday night against the Wisconsin Playground Warriors. Nearly every basket that Negron scored was memorable. He had a couple big-time finishes above the rim on transition opportunities and offensive rebounds. His combination of length, athleticism and energy make him a highly productive player each time he steps on the floor. He also hit a tough turnaround jumper over a defender. 

Bailey Kale – 5-11 – PG – Wisconsin Playground Warriors – 2017 
Kale shot the ball at a high level while also taking care of the ball against Mac Irvin Fire's pressure. The lefty had his smooth stroke working on Friday night. He also displayed basketball IQ with the way he handled the ball by using his body to protect the ball and tried to draw fouls. His efforts were not enough as the Playground Warriors lost to Mac Irvin Fire.

PJ Pipes – 6-0 – PG – Illinois Stars – 2017 
Pipes is a guard that enjoys contact. He attacks the lane and welcomes defenders to challenge him. It worked out well for Pipes and the Illinois Stars on Friday. He is also a good free throw shooter which works perfectly with his attacking style. His quickness and physical strength also attribute to Pipes excelling in the paint.