The Swish N’ Dish as always did not disappoint. Many of the top teams and players from across the Midwest in were in attendance. Here is part one of the top performers from the tournament. 

Darrin Ames – 2023 – PG – Mac Irvin Fire

One of the most talented point guards around. Not only is he a gifted scorer but also a very skilled distributor. An elite playmaker with great feel that takes everyone’s game around him to the next level. Ames is explosive attacking off the dribble but also has such great vision and reading the floor. There are few out there that have all the talents that Ames does. 

Dayjuan Anderson – 2023 – G – All Ohio Red

Anderson is an athletic guard who played well on both ends of the floor. A tough and energetic defender that can pressure opposing guards and is tough to beat. The guard has a nice overall game offensively too as he is smart with the ball and seeing the floor, shot it well from three, and is a good playmaker off the dribble. 

Tye Banks – 2022 – G – Illinois Predators

A 6’4” wing guard with great strength and nice all-around game. He uses his strength well to fight through contact and finish strong at the basket in addition playing tough on ball defense. Banks was contributing in a variety of other ways as well; hitting threes, making good passes, and rebounding. 

Richard Barron – 2023 – SG – Meanstreets

Barron is a strong and physical wing guard. Throughout the weekend he stood out with his ability to space the floor and knock down threes at a high percentage. He also scored it going hard to the basket as well as in the post. With his tools and strong build, Barron can do a lot on the court and can be very tough to matchup with. 

Braylen Blue – 2023 – PG – Movement Hoops

Blue has good size and length at the point and can both score and distribute the basketball. He shot the ball well from deep throughout the tournament as well to playing smart with the ball in his hands. He has good vision as well to his great passing ability to really be able to create for his teammates. 

Dalen Davis – 2023 – PG – Meanstreets 

The highly touted point guard showed a wide array of abilities during the tournament. With all of his tools he has a great ability to run the point and create for his teammates as well as score himself. His array of tools includes pinpoint passing, court awareness, tough on ball defender, strong handle, and more. 

Garwey Dual – 2023 – G – George Hill All Indy

A truly versatile player that can do so much on both ends of the floor. At 6’6” with his length and quickness he is a very tough perimeter defender that gets all over the ball and is tough to beat. Dual has good moves with the ball and can get to the rim in a hurry with his long strides. He was getting to the basket often and finishing but can also spot up for the three. He picked up offers from IUPUI and UAB over the weekend and expect him to be a very popular name over the coming few weeks. 

Bobby Durkin – 2022 – SG – Breakaway Basketball

As one of the top unsigned seniors in the region, it is no surprise Durkin had himself a big weekend. He was a key piece of why Breakaway was able to advance to the quarterfinals of the platinum bracket knocking off a couple highly talented teams. What is always very evident from his game is his positional size at 6’6” and his perimeter shooting ability. Though he also contributed with his play off the dribble and handling the ball against full court pressure. 

Bryce Eaton – 2023 – G – The Family

An electric guard who stepped up big in the title game for his team, scoring 18 points. He is incredibly quick with the ball to simply blow by defenders getting to the basket in a hurry. Eaton also scored it very effectively spotting up from three with a smooth stroke. 

Brock Harding - 2023 – PG – Mid Pro Academy

Harding was fantastic all last season on the NY2LA Association, and was even better during the Swish N’ Dish. He is an electric playmaker that still has his remarkable shiftiness and passing ability but has improve his athleticism as well as his outside shooting ability. Harding has all the tools to be an elite playmaker at the college level. Loyola-Chicago offered him over the weekend.