The NY2LA Sports Top 40 League hit the hardwood for the first time last week and it offered up a look at many of the top prospects in the state of Wisconsin and a couple of quality ones from Illinois as well.  As the final horn sounded a host of prospects in the 2021-2024 classes made a strong impression.  Yesterday we glanced at the overall top performers on the day and today we continue our coverage by looking at others that stood out in each class.  Here’s a recap of other 2021 standouts from the opening week…


(Note – Listed in alphabetical order)
Grant Asman – 2021 – 6’10 – F – Kimberly (WI)
A late blooming forward with advanced skill, length, and some nice athleticism, Asman opened things with a solid overall week of work averaging 13 points a game and almost 7 rebounds a contest.  He scored at multiple levels and looked the part of the trending D1 prospect he is now holding a couple offers from that level. 

Jeremiah Dotson – 2021 – 6’7 – F – Brown Deer (WI)
His play this fall has been improved on a number of fronts and his activity and aggressiveness is a big reason why.  He finished with efficiency while shooting close to 77 percent from the field and averaging 13 points a game and a few rebounds a contest during the opening week of play.

Jackson Dudek – 2021 – 6’7 – F – Kimberly (WI)
Really like his potential long term and the talented forward just added an offer from Northern Michigan yesterday, which fits his level perfectly.  He showed an ability to score around the basket and in transition while mixing in some solid mid-range play.  He also had some nice activity collecting almost 4 rebounds a contest and blocking a couple of shots a game.  Look for him to continue to produce more and more as we move forward.

Sam Hytinen – 2021 – 6’5 – SG – Arrowhead (WI)
When he’s clicking he’s an excellent lights out perimeter shooter and that was evident in the first half of his opening game where he blistered the nets from everywhere.  A sharpshooting wing that has to be accounted for, Hytinen averaged 13 points a game 3 rebounds and a couple of assists a contest during the opening week.

Jordan Johnson – 2021 – 6’1 – G – Elkhorn (WI)
He was solid in terms of his production during the opening week but needs to elevate his efficiency.  He wants to score and he can do so in bunches.  His range extends beyond the arc and his overall ability to impact the floor is there as well.  Scored close to 14 points a game, grabbed almost 5 rebounds a contest, and kicked out almost 3 dimes a game.  

Ronald Kirk Jr. – 2021 – 6’4 – SG – Dominican (WI)
He’s starting to play his best basketball to date this fall and he was solid again in flashes during week 1 play.  He’s a talented emerging senior that deserves both Division 1 and high Division 2 looks given his physical tools and overall ability to impact the game in a variety of ways.  His activity was solid and his ability to play with and without the ball was solid as well.  He scored 11 points a game, grabbed 4 rebounds a game, kicked out 4 assists per contest, and collected 3 steals per game in an impressive opening week of work.

Cael McGee – 2021 – 6’3 – SG – Stoughton (WI)
Really like how hard this young many plays and whether it’s a Division 1 school in need of a tough guard or a high Division 2 program, McGee could be a quality add in the right situation.  He attacks the rim and looks to score but he also showed an ability to do things without the ball and make others better during the opening session of play.  He finished scoring 8 points a contest while grabbing 6 rebounds and kicking out 3 assists per game.

Donald McHenry – 2021 – 6’1 – PG – Milwaukee Academy of Science (WI)
This young man has a chance when it’s all said and done to be an excellent player at the collegiate level.  He’s quick with handles and an ability to break down opposing guards.  Like his potential long term with hard work.  He scored 11 points a game, grabbed 5 rebounds a game, and kicked out an impressive 5 assist per contest while collecting 2 steals per game during the opening week of play.

Jadon Melvin – 2021 – 6’4 – SF – Hartford (WI)
One of those young men that you expect will quietly elevate week after week, Melvin showed glimpses of some nice things last week.  His range extends beyond the arc, he can score in transition, and physically he has a powerful frame that he can use to create matchup problems on the offensive end of the floor.  He finished with a respectable 8ppg, 3rpg, 2apg, etc. while collecting a couple of steals per game.

Ben Nau – 2021 – 6’3 – G – Brookfield Central (WI)
The Saint Thomas bound senior opened things up with some quality perimeter shooting connecting at a 50 percent rate from beyond the arc.  He showed range, playmaking, and his trademark effort to wrap his opening session scoring 15 points a game while kicking out 5 assists and collecting 2 rebounds per contests.

Nolan Rieder – 2021 – 6’9 – F/C – Sussex Hamilton (WI)
A late blooming senior who has found his stride a bit this fall, Rieder quietly continues to impress and the opening session of the NY2LA Sports Top 40 League was no exception.  He can finish at all levels but his activity and confidence continues to grow and he posted a solid 10ppg, 5rpg, 3apg, and 1 block a game stat line during the opening week of play.

Jonah Rindfleisch – 2021 – 6’8 – PF – Wisconsin Lutheran (WI)
He was strongly considered for the top performers part of the week largely because of his ability to impact the game without the ball and how efficiently he did it.  He posted a a top 25 Floor Impact score while posted a top 10 Efficiency and Matrix score as well.  He’s a sleeper whose best basketball lies ahead.

Preston Ruedinger – 2021 – 6’2 – G – Emmeline Cook (WI)
He dropped an impressive a top 15 score of 25.5 FIPG and that’s behind an impressive 16 points a game 5 rebounds a game and 4 assists per game performance.  He’s a layup from beyond the arc and he’s going to be a potential steal for the right Division 1 or high level Division 2 program that grabs him.  He can really play and he’s an exceptional perimeter shooter that spreads the floor and cannot be left open.

Jasin Sinani – 2021 – 6’3 – G – Oak Creek (WI)
I really like where this young man is trending and UW-Milwaukee may have gotten themselves one on the front end of a solid trend upward as a player.  Physically he’s got nice tools and he can really shoot the basketball as well.  He delivered a solid 16ppg, 4rpg, 4apg, and 1spg stat line while posting a top 20 Floor Impact score during the opening week of play.  

Alex Singleton – 2021 – 6’6 – F – Wauwatosa East (WI)
A nuts and bolts do it all max effort forward, Singleton is at his best just playing hard and filling the box score.  He did that in flashes during the opening week as he scored close to 14 points a game while grabbing 5 rebounds a contest.  He plays hard and his ability to bring that and continue to elevate his activity on both ends should see him continue to produce more as more as we move forward the next few weeks.  

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