Session 2 of the NY2LA Sports Association came to an end last weekend. With the season halfway complete, action will pick back up in July with two more highly anticipated events taking place in Milwaukee and Las Vegas. Throughout Session 2, a number of breakout performers elevated their games in Dallas. 

Here are 10 prospects who raised their stock after a strong weekend in Texas last month…

Alijah Bates – 2019 – F/C – The Force
Bates has a big time upside. The 6-foot-5 freshman is a strong, athletic presence in the middle of the floor. Defensively, he’s a great shot blocker, both on the ball, and from the weak-side. Offensively, he’ll run the floor in transition and displayed a good balance of power and finesse in the paint. In Saturday’s loss to the Illinois Stars, Bates made a number of plays and had a strong 13-point effort in a low-scoring affair.

Jirehl Brock – 2019 – SG – Illinois Irish
A competitive, tough guard, Brock is always operating at 100 percent. Brock has a strong 6-foot-0 frame and uses that well to his advantage. Using a quick first step, Brock puts his head down and makes the defense foul him or get out of his way as he attacks the basket. With the defense sagging off him to give themselves an extra step, Brock pulled up from three-point range and knocked down a couple triples. His highlight came on Saturday where he scored 18 points in a close loss to Ray Allen Select. 

Anthony Cellentani – 2019 – G/F – MBA Select
6-foot-4 freshman is very aggressive and makes it a point of emphasis to draw contact. Cellentani can even make his living at the free throw line, muscling his way inside and getting the defense in the air. A player who looks like he’ll be able to expand his game further away from the hoop as time goes on, Cellentani is a prospect we’re eager for more looks at this spring. 

Steven Croell – 2019 – G – Colorado Titans
Croell might be quiet on the floor at times, but his impact is felt big time in a game. A solid all-around guard, there’s really not anything Croell doesn’t do well. The lefty has some length, listed at 6-foot-4, and uses that to his advantage once he works his way into the paint. Corell has a soft touch and a nice floater he uses near the basket. A terrific passer, Croell makes the right play with the basketball. Croell may not score a ton of points, but his overall value and impact is definitely high. 

Will DeNoyer – 2019 – SG – Wisconsin Swing
DeNoyer has a chance to be a really good shooter. The 6-foot-0 freshman is a shot hunter. He’ll roam the perimeter, looking for soft spots in the defense where he can rise and fire. If he improves his ability to move without the basketball and perhaps shortens his stroke a bit, DeNoyer is likely to become a dangerous sharpshooter. DeNoyer does some other things too. His passing ability is very adept. Taking advantage of scrambling defenses who fly out to contest his shots, DeNoyer can rifle passes through the teeth of the defense for easy buckets. 

Derik LeCaptain – 2019 – F – Wisconsin Blizzard
LeCaptain had a big in a win over Kessel Heat. The freshman forward went for 21 points, dominating the interior. LeCaptain has some good skills for his age. He showed the ability to turn and score over either shoulder and get into his secondary post moves when needed. His work on the glass greatly stands out as well. LeCaptain owns the boards and thinks every rebound is his. An intriguing prospect, LeCaptain can also expand his game beyond the paint as well. 

Shane O’Mara – 2019 – F/C – Illinois Stars
O’Mara impressed with his versatility and ability to play and defend a number of different positions on the floor. The 6-foot-5 freshman looks like he’s going to develop into a potential mismatch problem. A forward that can handle and shoot the ball and also do some things in the post, O’Mara has skills to be a wing, stretch forward, or perhaps a center if he grows like his older brother, Xavier center Sean O’Mara. This is a player that can impact the game in a variety of ways.  

Jordan Rayner – 2018 – PG – Yanders Law
Young for his age, Rayner played down in the 15U division during Session 2. Rayner had a very good weekend overall. A smooth guard that can score and dish the basketball, Rayner just makes a lot of plays. He’s a steady ball handler that’s quick enough to blow by defenders or create room for his shot on the outside. Despite his output, Rayner never seemed to force the issue and was able to create whatever type of offense he wanted. 

Tobin Schwannecke – 2019 – SG – Grand Rapids Storm 
Schwannaecke is a good looking shooting guard to watch in the coming years. Balanced across the board, there’s not many flaws in his game early on. A 6-foot-2 freshman, Schwannaecke can catch and shoot from the perimeter. When he puts the ball on the deck and gets to the hole, Schwannaecke showed the ability to hang in the air and finish with either hand. The best part of his game is his creativity with the basketball. Schwannaecke will freeze the defense sometimes in the open floor with a quick hesitation move. 

Trayvon Williams – 2019 – F – Iowa Elite
Williams had a couple big games for Iowa Elite in Dallas. The 6-foot-3 freshman can handle the ball out on the perimeter and is quick off the bounce. Williams played excellent in transition, either pushing the tempo himself or racing down the floor looking for easy scores and put backs. Williams brought energy to the defensive end of the floor and was always active in the paint with his rebounding and shot blocking.