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Class of 2022
6-5    G
Danville HS
Danville, IN
NOV 18
01:30
PM EST
2020
REESE AND RUGGLES ARE TWO 2022 PROSPECTS TO WATCH CLOSELY
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a number of things on pause and as the numbers trend upward the games across the Midwest are at a standstill.  That being said at some point and time basketball will move forward whether it’s the winter, spring, or even summer and when that happens a number of prospects will be looking to take the next step in their progression.  Two talented   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-5    G
Danville HS
Danville, IN
 
NOV 03
10:15
AM EST
2020
2021 G JAKE HEIDBREDER TALKS AIR FORCE COMMITMENT
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Just a day after receiving a commitment from Vincent Brady, Air Force and head coach Joe Scott landed another commitment out of Indiana on Wednesday. This commitment came from Jake Heidbreder, a 6’5” senior guard at Floyd Central High School.  The commitment comes after Heidbreder took an unofficial visit to the Colorado Springs campus last weekend. He picked the Falcons over   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
5-10    G
N/A
Indianapolis, IN
NOV 03
10:00
AM EST
2020
2021 G VINCENT BRADY TALKS AIR FORCE COMMITMENT
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Late last month Vincent Brady announced his commitment to Air Force. Brady is a 6’4” senior guard at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and played with the George Hill All Indy program.  In his commitment post, Brady wrote “I would like to begin by saying thank you to all of the coaches that have taken the time to recruit me. Most of all, I want to thank Coach Mike   More...
 
Class of 2021
5-10    G
N/A
Indianapolis, IN
 
Class of 2022
6-6    SF
Wauwatosa East H.S.
Wauwatosa, WI
OCT 27
10:15
AM EST
2020
FIVE 2022 PROSPECTS TO TRACK CLOSELY
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The unique and unfortunate year that 2020 has become saw a lot of kids lose opportunities to grow and gain opportunities in the 2021 class.  The 2022 is not excluded from that as a host of talented prospects looking to take the next step in their development had that opportunity slowed as well.  Today we switch gears a bit to look at five talented below the radar 2022 prospects that   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-6    SF
Wauwatosa East H.S.
Wauwatosa, WI
 
Class of 2022
6-6    SF
Wauwatosa East H.S.
Wauwatosa, WI
OCT 15
08:45
AM EST
2020
2020 NY2LA SPORTS FUTURES CAMP RECAP-PART 5
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Playing alongside the 2021 class, several 2022 players stood out and had big performances at the Futures Camp on Saturday.  Leon Bond – SF – 6’5” - Wauwatosa East (WI) An athletic wing that was getting to the rim all day on drives and cuts. While he did the bulk of his scoring in the paint, he also showed a good ability to pull up in the mid-range to know down   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-6    SF
Wauwatosa East H.S.
Wauwatosa, WI
 
OCT 13
12:00
PM EST
2020
2020 NY2LA SPORTS FUTURES CAMP RECAP - PART 4 - CLASS OF 2022 ALL-CAMP STANDOUTS
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The annual NY2LA Sports Futures Camp tipped this past weekend and once again it featured an electric group of talent in the 2021-2024 classes.  Some of the top 2022 prospects left on the board in the Midwest in 2022 were on the hardwood and once again they made their presence felt.  We begin our coverage with a look at that standouts from the 2022 class from this past   More...
 
 
Class of 2022
6-2    G
Nevada
Nevada, MO
SEP 22
10:45
AM EST
2020
CLASS OF 2021 SUMMER SLEEPERS
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
A constantly fluid summer negatively impacted the ability for kids to be seen from coast to coast a number of prospects still tried to make the best of it by delivering quality performances when the opportunity presented itself.  Here’s a look at ten sleepers that opened eyes with quality performances this summer… Note – Listed in alphabetical order - This is not an   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-2    G
Nevada
Nevada, MO
 
Class of 2021
6-10    PF
Kimberly H.S.
Appleton, WI
SEP 13
08:00
PM EST
2020
CLASS OF 2021 SUMMER STOCK BOOSTERS
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Despite a very unique and difficult spring and summer that saw college coaches prevented from coming out and events come to a halt for a period of time, there were some solid summer performances for a few players who saw their recruiting stock elevate.  Here’s a look at ten uncommitted below the radar 2021 prospects that stood out with quality performances from time to   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-10    PF
Kimberly H.S.
Appleton, WI
 
AUG 27
08:15
AM EST
2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 3 - 16U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Of the many players making a big name for themselves this past weekend, here are some that stood out as stock boosters during the third session of the Grassroots Showdown.   Jeremiah Beard – Chapman – G Beard is a dynamic playmaking point guard off the dribble. He is quick with the basketball to get inside the defense and create for himself as well as teammates. The   More...
 
 
AUG 27
07:45
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2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 3 - 16U TOP PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
In the final session of the Grassroots Challenge, here are the players from the 16U that stood out the most and had big time weekends.  CJ Campbell – Wisconsin Playmakers – G Campbell had one of the more impressive halves of basketball trying to lead a monstrous comeback. The active 6’5” wing guard was able to score the ball in bunches and just could not be   More...
 
 
AUG 26
03:15
PM EST
2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 3 - 15U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Here are ten players that took full advantage of session three and were able to help their recruitment stock the most with good showings.  Kenny Austin – Focus Premier – G Austin is a good attacking point guard that both scores and distributes it nicely. He used his quickness and shifty moves to get himself plenty of paint touches. He showed smart play knowing when to kick it   More...
 
 
AUG 18
10:45
PM EST
2020
GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 3 TIPS AUG 21-23, 2020
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Session 3 of the Grassroots Showdown Series hits the hardwood August 21-23, 2020 and the second installment takes it up another level with some quality additions to the field at all age groups.  Here’s a quick look at the teams scheduled to attend this week’s session… SEE ALSO CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE FOR SESSION 3 CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS 17U   More...
 
 
Class of 2022
6-7    SF
Normal Community H.S.
Bloomington, IL
AUG 18
12:45
PM EST
2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 2 - 16U TOP PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The 16U field of the Grassroots Showdown continues to impress with plenty of highly impressive prospects for all levels of colleges. Here are some of the players that had the biggest performances over the two days of session two.  Jeremiah Beard – Chapman Basketball – G Talented and athletic two-way point guard. A very good on-ball pressure defender that was able to get all   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-7    SF
Normal Community H.S.
Bloomington, IL
 
AUG 12
12:00
PM EST
2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 - 17U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Here are some players from the tournament who all had highly impressive performances and helped their stock the most.  Amar Augillard – TH 2021 – G/F A powerful matchup problem on the offensive end, Augillard scored at the mid-range level, in transition, and off dribble penetration in half court sets.  He showed improved athleticism and activity and his ability to score   More...
 
 
AUG 12
11:45
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2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 - 17U TOP PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
With a strong field of teams at the 17U level, there was plenty of competition for the top standouts from the first session of the Grassroots Showdown Series. Here are ten that stood out the most.  Logan Applegate – Yanders Law Blue – PG A talented guard with an ability to score and create, Applegate made solid sound decisions game in and game out throughout the   More...
 
 
AUG 11
01:00
PM EST
2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 - 16U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
There were many players making a name for themselves over the two days in Waukegan, Illinois. Here are the players from the 16U level that were able to boost their stock with some quality efforts this past weekend… Daylan Ellington – Midwest Prospect Academy East – G Ellington greatly impressed with all of his abilities and contributes plenty on the floor. He is an active   More...
 
 
AUG 11
12:30
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2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 - 16U TOP PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
There were plenty of standouts from the highly competitive 16U field at the first session of the NY2LA Grassroots Showdown Series. Here are ten of the top performers.  Steven Clay – TH-2022 – G/F Highly talented 6’4” wing that gets a lot done on both ends of the floor. Clay greatly impressed with his defensive ability on the perimeter as he is so tough to get by   More...
 
 
AUG 10
10:15
PM EST
2020
GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 2 TIPS AUGUST 13-15, 2020
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Session 2 of the Grassroots Showdown Series hits the hardwood August 13-15, 2020 and the second installment takes it up another level with some quality additions to the field at all age groups.  Here’s a quick look at the teams scheduled to attend this week’s session… SEE ALSO SCHEDULE FOR SESSION 2 OF THE GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR THIS UPCOMING   More...
 
 
AUG 10
09:30
AM EST
2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 - 15U TOP PERFORMERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The first session of the NY2LA Grassroots Showdown Series drew some talented teams from all across the Midwest to Waukegan, IL on Thursday and Friday. Here are the top performers from the 15u division of the event.  Gavin Farrell – Wisconsin Dynasty – G Talented guard with a good all-around game and knows how to score the basketball. Standouts the most with his ability to   More...
 
 
AUG 10
09:15
AM EST
2020
2020 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 - 15U STOCK BOOSTERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
While there were plenty of players at the first session of the NY2LA Grassroots Showdown Series making a name for themselves, here are several 2023 prospects that had a true breakout performances this past weekend…  Finley Deischer – Wisconsin Dynasty – G The guard is a knock down spot up shooter from three. Also showed off his smooth jumper pulling up in the mid-range   More...
 
 
AUG 03
09:15
PM EST
2020
GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 TIPS AUGUST 6-7, 2020
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
NY2LA Sports will make its 2020 debut this upcoming weekend with the opening session of the Grassroots Showdown presented by THE DRIP Basketball.  A symbol of excellence and quality annually for nearly two decades, we look to close the summer offering up much of the same.  Here’s a quick look at the teams set to compete August 6-7, 2020… SEE ALSO SCHEDULE FOR SESSION 1   More...
 
 
MAR 06
02:30
PM EST
2020
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: ROBBIE HUMMEL
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Former first team all-state and Indiana all-star Robbie Hummel continues to be involved in the game he loves.  Hummel played alongside Purdue teammate Scott Martin (transferred to Notre Dame after one season) for Valparaiso High School in northwest Indiana.  Both 6’8” forwards were selected as 1st team all-state players and were ranked in the top 60 nationally.  As   More...
 
 
MAR 04
11:45
AM EST
2020
2020 G BRAYTON BAILEY IS CREATING HIS OWN IDENTITY
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
As a child growing up in basketball crazy Indiana, I had the pleasure of witnessing what would become folklore and that is Damon Bailey from Bedford North Lawrence.  It’s fitting that his high school team’s mascot or nickname is the BNL “Stars” because that’s exactly what Damon Bailey is a star.  As a matter of fact, Bobby Knight recruited him in 8th grade   More...
 
 
MAR 04
11:45
AM EST
2020
2020 G JOHNELL DAVIS HAS ARRIVED
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Johnell Davis is a 6’4” 185-pound senior from Gary 21st Century high school in Gary Indiana.  This young man has started every varsity game since his freshman year and those in the area knew this was coming.  He and the program have steadily become one of the best in the state for the past 4 years plotting along with success…they have arrived. Let’s take a   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-9    PF
Blackhawk Christian
Fort Wayne, IN
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 37
MAR 04
10:45
AM EST
2020
PURDUE STRIKES ON TRAIL WITH 2021 PF CALEB FURST
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Class of 2021 players in Indiana are quickly coming off the board. Last week point guard Kristian Lander of Evansville Reitz High School committed to Indiana and now power forward Caleb Furst of Blackhawk Christian High School picked Purdue. Some of the other juniors in Indiana to have also already made a commitment include Treyton Thompson to Minnesota, JR Konieczny to Notre Dame and Jayden   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-9    PF
Blackhawk Christian
Fort Wayne, IN
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 37
 
MAR 04
10:30
AM EST
2020
UPDATE WITH 2021 G/F OWEN DEASE
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Over the past year Owen Dease has continued to develop his game and become one of the more talented juniors in all of Indiana. The 6’5” wing has been having another strong season at Evansville Reitz High School to generate further interest for himself.  Last May, University of Evansville became the first school to offer Dease a scholarship. Miami of Ohio joined in and became   More...
 
 
FEB 25
09:15
PM EST
2020
UPDATE WITH 2021 G GUS ETCHISON
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Gus Etchison is having himself a huge season to move himself into one of the top juniors in Indiana. The 6’0” junior is a point guard at Hamilton Heights High School and is averaging a monstrous 27 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.  Etchison earned his first scholarship offer last July from Western Michigan. Since then he has been able to earn additional offers from   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-1    PG
FJ Reitz
Evansville, IN
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 6
FEB 25
09:00
PM EST
2020
INDIANA STRIKES BIG ON TRAIL WITH 2021 PG KHRISTIAN LANDER
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Indiana landed one of the top juniors in the entire nation Tuesday night when in-state Khristian Lander announced his commitment to the Hoosiers. The commitment follows after he had visited Indiana over the past weekend in addition to visiting Louisville a few days prior to that.  Lander is a 6’2” point guard at Evansville Reitz High School and played with the Indiana Elite   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-1    PG
FJ Reitz
Evansville, IN
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 6
 
FEB 25
12:15
PM EST
2020
2020 F CHRIS MANTIS FOLLOWING IN FAMILY'S FOOTSTEPS
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Mantis family is synonymous with basketball in northwest Indiana.  Chris Mantis a 6’6” forward from Lowell HS carries on the family legacy quite well indeed.  Chris grandfather Nick Mantis was an outstanding player for East Chicago Washington graduated in 1955.  Nick was a parade all American who received over 150 college offers eventually playing for   More...
 
 
FEB 25
12:15
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2020
UPDATE WITH 2020 G TREY GALLOWAY
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Culver Academies is a college preparatory boarding school located in Culver, Indiana, which is composed of three entities: Culver Military Academy for boys, Culver Girls Academy, and the Culver Summer Schools and Camps.  This institution is very unique in the fact it is a national prep school but yet still a member of the IHSAA.  Culver is the home of head basketball coach Mark Galloway   More...
 
 
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