The 2016 annual NY2LA Sports Swish N’ Dish came to a close on Sunday. Featuring some of the top 16U prospects in the country, it was another loaded, talent filled event. Against some of the household names, a number of other prospects stepped up and made a name for themselves, including shooting guard Dane Goodwin of All Ohio Red who delivered some strong efforts this past weekend and Courtney Ramey of Jets/Ramey United who did much of the same.

Here are ten stock boosters from the 16U level this past weekend…

John Diener – 2018 – SG – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
Diener shot the ball exceptionally well. Feasting on open looks all weekend, Diener was unconscious from downtown in each game he played. A smooth shooter, Diener cannot be given easy looks, but that’s the luxury he gets playing next to Jordan McCabe and Tyler Herro, who command so much attention. Diener was flirting with double figures each time out. He had a team-high 14 points in Sunday’s 16U quarterfinal loss to All-Ohio Red. 

Dane Goodwin – 2018 – SG – All-Ohio Red
The Ohio State commit is a crafty scorer from all areas of the floor. A tough, hard-nosed player, Goodwin loves to draw contact and play a physical brand of basketball. He’s a pretty consistent shooter from three-point range, but just relishes the chance to put the ball on the ground and try and get three points the hard way. Also an intense defender, Goodwin showed the willingness to lock up and shut down his man throughout the weekend. 

Tyrese Haliburton – 2018 – PG – Wisconsin United
Haliburton does it all for Wisconsin United. Able to run the show, score the basketball, distribute, and defend, there’s not a lot that Haliburton won’t do to get a victory. Haliburton seemed to get better as the tournament wore on, playing well against some of the top guards in the tournament. A deadly three-point shooter, will kill teams when he’s left open. Best known for his ability to orchestrate an offense, Haliburton is improving his ability as an attacker. 

Messiah Jones – 2018 – F – Meanstreets
Jones is a long, athletic forward that flashed some nice potential over the weekend. At 6-foot-5, Jones plays much bigger than his size. He was very effective defensively, altering and blocking shots. A player that likes to get on the glass, Jones seemed to tower over other forwards at times, going up and snatching the basketball. His offensive skills are coming along, but Jones did most of his damage in transition and collective offensive rebounds for easy put backs. 

Nick Klug – 2018 – SG – Wisconsin Swing
Klug stepped his game up and was one of the surprises of the tournament. A very good ball handler that freezes defenders, Klug was able create offense for himself and his teammates off the bounce. Klug had 14 points in a win over Powerhouse MN and also played very well in a win over the Mac Irvin Fire as well. Also a shooter, Klug isn’t afraid to launch early in a possession or pull-up deep off the dribble. 

Donald Lee – 2018 – SF – George Hill Rising Stars
There’s a lot to like about Lee, who has an intriguing frame and skill set. A bouncy, 6-foot-5 wing, Lee is tough to stop at the rim. In transition, he moves very quickly up and down the floor and wins a lot of foot races up and the down the floor, leading to easy baskets. 

Courtney Ramey – 2018 – PG – Jets/Ramey United
One of the elite guards in the class nationally, Ramey is on here only in that we did ten for the Top Performers and he easily could’ve landed there.  Equipped with a stronger frame than last we saw, Ramey continued to look the part of a high major impact lead guard on the rise.  His timing and feel in delivering the pass is exceptional at times and he balanced that with a variety of jumpers from all levels and some dribble drive scores in traffic where he finished at the rim and dropped in floaters as well.  Another strong weekend for the elite caliber perimeter talent from St. Louis.

Derek Sabin – 2018 – F – Wisconsin Shooters
Sabin continues to prove he’s still flying under the radar. A 6-foot-8 sophomore with a versatile skill set, there’s not much Sabin doesn’t have in his arsenal. Able to handle the ball and pass from the high-post, Sabin is a mismatch problem for just about any team. He’s not shy in transition and will go coast-to-coast when given opportunities. Sabin is never in a rush offensively and plays with great poise. He even busted out some hidden explosiveness in the paint, both offensively and on the glass. 

Dylan Swingle – 2018 – PF – All-Ohio
For a big man, Swingle has a very soft touch and he used that to shoot a high percentage from mid-range. A very strong, imposing forward, Swingle will also step out and shoot the basketball. An excellent weapon in the pick n’ roll, Swingle does a great job of recognizing when to roll towards the hoop or pop out for an open jumper. His teammates love feeding him the ball, knowing an assist is likely coming for them. 

Lacey Watson – 2018 – SF – Quad City Elite
Coming off an impressive summer, Watson continued his momentum over the weekend. Watson is an intriguing 6-foot-3 wing that challenges defenders. A physically strong player, Watson uses that strength to put his shoulders down and draw contact on the drive. Watson also came up big with 21 points in a three-point victory over a good Butler Elite squad on Saturday.