Championship Sunday is always a special day at travel basketball tournaments and Sunday was no different at the annual NY2LA Sports Swish ‘N Dish where the All-Ohio Red 17’s, Mac Irvin Fire 16’s, and ST. Louis Eagles 15’s captured top championship honors. Here's a look at some of the stars from another loaded day of action...


Matt Rafferty – 6-8 – PF – Chicago Lockdown – 2015 
The 6-foot-8 Rafferty doesn't grab your eye like some of the other players on this list. Rafferty is a skilled forward that presents many match-up problems for opponents. Rafferty had a great Sunday as he helped Chicago Lockdown to a second place finish in the 17U Silver bracket. He is a very good passer that can also handle the ball. His size and strength also presents problems for defenders.

Ahmad Wagner – 6-7 – F – All-Ohio Red – 2015 
Wagner saved his best for the championship game of the 17U age group. Wagner is a strong forward that finishes well around the basket. He finished through fouls many times in the championship game. He was a huge reason why All-Ohio Red rolled to the title.

Jayson Tatum – 6-8 – SF – St. Louis Eagles - 2016
Tatum showcased his immense talent on Sunday. The long and lanky forward leads the fast break extremely well. He has multiple dribble moves that allows him to get by defenders in transition. Tatum has a really nice feel for the game. He is rarely out of control.

Treante Mason – 6-2 – SG – DTA – 2016 
The Milwaukee native was dynamite on Sunday. He put up 28 points against the Wisconsin Shooters. Mason is a good shooter from the outside. He is also an athlete that has the ability to get to the basket off the dribble. Mason's efforts pushed DTA to the victory against the Wisconsin Shooters.

Charles Moore – 5-8 – PG – Mac Irvin Fire – 2016 
Moore has been making a name for himself for many years. Moore is a quick guard that has deep range. He is very quick and speed; that allows him to get easy baskets in transition. He made many big plays Sunday for Mac Irvin Fire on their way to the 16U title.

Joe Mooney – 6-3 – SG – Chicago Lockdown – 2015 

Lefty that is a deadly outside shooter. He has deep range and consistent shooting mechanics. He is not just a shooter though. He also has good quickness off the dribble. Mooney kept Chicago Lockdown in the game late against the Illinois Wolves. He is also a high-academic prospect. He has grown a lot recently and he is likely still growing. 

Noah Bramlage – 6-7 – F – All-Ohio Red – 2015 
You could mention any member of All-Ohio Red and they played well this weekend. Bramlage did many different things for AOR. He did each aspect really well. He has transitioned into a very solid stretch four. He has the skills to shoot it from the perimeter, to put it on the floor and to find the open teammate with his passing ability.

Trevor Stumpe – 6-5 – SG – Illinois Wolves – 2015 
Shooter. Stumpe was fantastic in the final two games of the day Sunday. His outside shooting was a big part of the success that the Wolves had on Sunday. Stumpe has great size for a shooting guard. 

Devin Gage – 6-1 – G – D-Rose – 2016
Gage plays up a year in the 17U age group. He's a guard with a solid build. He is very good off the dribble; getting all the way to the basket and pulling up for midrange shots. Gage was a consistent performer for D-Rose all weekend.

Nick Rakocevic – 6-10 – F – Mac Irvin Fire – 2016 

The long shooter was very good Sunday especially in the first half of the 16U championship game against Meanstreets. He made many plays that won't show up in the box score. Rakocevic kept many plays alive giving Mac Irvin extra possessions. Mac Irvin captured the 16U title thanks in part to Rakocevic.

Quentin Goodin – 6-3 – PG – St. Louis Eagles – 2016
Goodin and Tatum each play up for the 17U Eagles team. They are both stand outs even while playing up. Goodin is a playmaking point guard with great size and strength. He changes the game without even scoring with his defense and his ability to set-up teammates.