The second day of action in the 15U NY2LA Sports Lone Star Invitational in Dallas, Texas featured numerous standout out performances as well as a host of players who raised their profile. 

The 15U division features a host of players worth checking out in Sunday’s finale as well as in years to come.


Tate Machacek, — 2020 —F — 43 Hoops

One of the better all-around 2020 prospects in the 15U field this weekend, Machacek is a a 6’5 wing player with good size and terrific athleticism. He was overshadowed on Friday as 43 Hoops went off from the 3-point line, but has good size and athleticism and a nice all-around skill set. To be honest, he played pretty passive, looking to pass first instead of scoring easy chances. On Saturday he was at another level against Ray Allen Select, throwing down impressive slams and knocking 3-pointers and leading all scorers with 20 points, 10 in each half.

Lamontay Daughtery — 2020 — F — All in Athletics Williams
Talented kid. Good size, length and athleticism at 6’8 to go all along with a solid all-around skill set. Good rebounder, can handle the ball a little, especially in the open court and. Good defensively, especially in the paint where he had several blocked shots early on against the Wisconsin Shooters on Saturday. Offensively, he looked the most comfortable in the high post and had several slick high low passes to Tyrelle Hunt along the baseline.

Cole Dakovich — 2020, — F — Wisconsin Shooters
Made some nice defensive plays, blocking shots and runs the court well. Has a strong 6’4 frame and good size and 6’4. Finished several chances around the basket in transition. Can handle the ball a little in the open court and brought activity and hustle to both ends of the floor. Had 16 points and 11 rebounds in a hard-fought win on Saturday over All In Athletics.

Jalen Page — 2020 — F — Colorado Titans Gold
Page was a strong performer on Friday and followed it up with another solid game on Saturday in a win over Minnesota Select. He’s listed at 6’3, but plays bigger than that as he displays an inside-outside game. He did most of his damage in the paint on Saturday and works to find creases in the defense to get open without the ball. Page is a good finisher around the basket with good footwork. Makes the right pass when defenses bring help and is able to find the open man.

Tyrelle Hunt, — 2020 — SF — All in Athletics Williams
Kid is talented with good size, strength and athleticism at 6’6 and has a nice all-around skill set. Is at his best along the baseline finishing in traffic and attacking the basket. Finished with 11 points, including nine in the second half on Saturday against Wisconsin Shooters.

Jayshawn Moore — 2020 — G/F – R.E.A.C.H. Legends
Smooth wing player that has terrific size and length at 6’5, Moore is a slasher that can handle the ball and attack the bucket, but also showed off the ability to knock down 3-pointers with a smooth outside shooting stroke.

William Dunn — 2020  — F — Grand Rapids Storm
Has a lot of upside due to his length, agility and all-around skill set. At 6’7, he’s a good rebounder, finisher around the basket and post player, but can also step out on the perimeter and knock down outside shots. Defensively, he spent much of Saturday’s contest against All In Athletics defending a guard on the perimeter. He had five points and six rebounds in the first half, then went to work in the second half, showing the ability to face up and put the ball on the floor. for 18 points and 10 rebounds in the second half to finish with a double-double in what was easily one of the top 15U performances of the day.

Zack Lasek — 2020 — F/C — Martin Brothers
Blessed with a legitimate 6-foot-8 frame, Lasek is a tough interior player with a nice frame and an athletic build with some upside. He has showcased the ability to get on the boards as he uses his height and length to rebound the ball at a high point off the rim and really gets after it on the offensive glass. Has a soft shooting touch at the free throw line. 

Jaden Keller — 2020 — G/F — Martin Brothers
Smooth wing player with terrific size at 6’4 and athetlicism, Keller put on a dunk show on Saturday in a runaway win over The Force. He plays the passing lanes well defensively, can handle the ball and attack the bucket and is a strong finisher.

Montray Logan — 2020 — PF — Illinois Irish Elite
Nice big man with length, size and athleticism who plays bigger than his 6’5 listed height. Moves well, gets on the boards and finishes around the bucket and can play above the rim. Has a nice 3-point shot that he showcased against the Wisconsin Blizzard on Saturday afternoon. 

Wyatt Schroeder — 2020 — F — 43 Hoops

Schroeder is a 6’5 forward who brings energy and hustle to the court for 43 Hoops. Defender-type that is active in the paint and on the baseline. Scrappy, really competes hard in the paint.

Jakobe Thompson — 2021, — G — Butler Elite
One of the better 2021 players we have seen this weekend in the 15U division, Thompson led all scorers with 17 points and helped spark his team to a comeback win over Yanders Law on Saturday night as Butler Elite rallied from a double-digit deficit. A left hander, he is adapt at attacking the bucket and finishing in traffic. He’s quick with the ball, changes directions well and also has a nice pull-up game from midrange.

Tyson Acuff — 2020 —PG — R.E.A.C.H. Legends
Really like this kid’s game, one of the better performers in the 15U division we have seen this weekend. He is a smooth 6’1 point guard that displayed terrific court vision and elite end-to-end speed with the ball with good size. He didn’t shoot it a lot from outside, instead relying on his ability to attack the bucket and make plays, but when he did he showed good form, balance and an outside shooting stroke that figures to translate into success in the future … Acuff plays under control and with veteran savvy and confidence and has the type of leadership qualities you look for in a point guard.

Anton Brookshire — 2021 — PG — Yanders Law
Brookshire is a heady 5’10 2021 point guard that plays under control and with a lot of poise. Excels at running the pick-and-roll, is a knock down 3-point shooter and is able to attack the bucket off the bounce. Defensively he does a good job playing the passing lanes and comes up with a lot of steals. Definitely a guy to watch in the years to come.

Marcus Steele — 2020 — G — HIT
A rangy, athletic 6’4 wing player with good size who can put the ball on the basket and attack the basket, gets in the post as well and had some nice post ups.

Justin Harmon, — 2020, — G — All in Athletics Williams
A 6’3 2020 guard, Harmon is a standout driver and slasher who is at his best attacking the bucket. Good finisher in traffic. Can stroke the 3 as well  and really competes at both ends of the floor. Had several good defensive plays while leading his team with 12 points in a hard-fought Saturday afternoon game against the Wisconsin Shooters, including a key possession with 1:30 remaining in which he challenged an offensive player at the rim and forced a miss. 

Nathan Helse — 2020 — G — 43 Hoops
Kid can really shoot it. Has a smooth repeatable shooting stroke from the 3-point arc with a quick release. Has sneaky athleticism and can put the ball on the floor and attack off the bounce and is a terrific passer.  Helse had some good moments at the defensive end as well as some slick passes. He’s listed at 6’0, but plays much bigger and even put a shake and bake post up move on a Ray Allen defender on Saturday that led to a nice fallaway jumper.

Mason Miller —  2020 — PF/C — Minnesota Comets
There aren’t a lot of kids in the 15U pool that can match Miller’s size, strength and physicality inside. He had a terrific second-half performance on Friday against Yanders Law, then had a solid day on Saturday. He is a hard-nosed competitor who uses his size well and plays with an aggressive mentality. Gets to the free throw line a lot, but left several points at the line.

Damontae Taylor — 2020 — G All In Athletics Figueroa
Taylor is a long, slender 6’4 wing player that gets in the passing lanes and disrupts things defensively. He nearly opened the second half of action on Friday with slams on back-to-back plays. On Saturday, he showcased the ability to get to the free throw line against Grand Rapids Storm, but was inconsistent shooting there. He has a nice handle and crossover he uses to free himself up, knocked down a couple mid-range jumpers and excelled getting all the way to the basket, especially in transition. With some refinement and added strength he could blossom into a high level player.

Carter Weisnicht — 2020 — F — Caron Butler
Strong, physical 6’7 interior player with a nice feel for post play. Can handle the ball a little bit to start the break, has a nice turnaround shot in the post and battles hard in the paint for position.