For the last tournament of the 2021 spring, the 16U group did not disappoint. The weekend featured some tremendous guard play throughout. Here were the top performers from the tournament. 

Leroy Barnes – 2023 – G – Grassroots Sizzle
Barnes is a skilled and impactful point guard that contributes greatly on both ends. The athletic point is strong with the ball and a very good decision maker. He’s a skilled scorer who’s at his best attacking the paint hard. Barnes finishes well around the paint as well to making some nice passes. 

Gavin Farrell – 2023 – G – WI Dynasty
Farrell’s game has come a long way this spring and continued that at this tournament. With his pure jumper, he was shooting the ball very well spotting up from three. As well to his perimeter shooting, Farrell can play with the ball in his hands with his good handle and playmaking ability getting into the defense and distributing the ball.

Gavyn Hurley – 2023 – G – WI Swing
The 6’4” wing guard is a good versatile scorer who can put up points in a hurry. He started one game on an 8-0 run on his own. He scores it well going to the basket in the half court and in transition plus plays with good energy to add baskets around the paint. He really works on the defensive end to matchup with both guards and forwards well. He was a key piece of the Swing’s title run.

Jamar Lampley – 2023 – G – Cream City Chosen
A quick and shifty guard that can really put up some points. Lampley does most of his damage from beyond the arc but can also attack the basket. He has a smooth jumper with a quick release and showed a very good ability to make some difficult shots with defenders all over him. 

Arhman Lewis – 2023 – G – Movement Hoops
Throughout the spring, Lewis has been one of the more consistent guards continuously playing at a high level. While he’s a skilled scorer that can get it done from all three levels, the point guard also distributes it well with his good vision. He has a good ability to change his speed and direction to get anywhere he wants on the floor. Not only was he a standout for his 16U team but was a contributor for the Movement Hoops 17U that won the championship. 

Collin Madson – 2023 – G – WI RAP
Madson is a skilled scoring guard that plays with good energy. He has very good form on his jumper to shoot it well spotting up from beyond the arc but can also play with the ball and get to the basket. Over multiple games, Madson was an efficient scorer putting up some big numbers. 

Milan Momcilovic – 2023 – F – Phenom University
As a mobile 6’8” forward with good skills, Momcilovic is a very tough matchup. He continued to show his great scoring ability spotting up for threes, posting up, and putting the ball on the floor. He impressed with his offensive play in the paint, battling hard for position and finishing well. Momcilovic is one of the top 2023 forwards in the entire Midwest and has played at an extremely high level all spring. 

Nick Niego – 2023 – G – Chicago Lockdown
The two guard was one of the top shooters of the entire tournament. Niego has nice form on his jumper plus a quick release to be shooting the ball at a very high percentage over the course of the tournament. He moves well without the ball and really works to get himself good looks and is then is always ready to get his shot off.  

Matthew Schmainda – 2023 – G – WI Swing
Whatever is needed of Schmainda, he gets it done. Whether it be playing with the ball and facilitating it, being a knockdown shooter on the perimeter, scoring off the bounce, the 2023 guard gets it done. Schmainda is such a high IQ player that is always making plays and was an instrumental part of the Swing’s 16U championship. 

Jack Wolter – 2023 – G – All In Athletics
A strong guard that showed a good versatile scoring ability. He shot the ball very well spotting up from the perimeter and even hit shots from a few steps beyond the arc. Additionally, he uses his strength well to get into the paint and finish very well there.