Friday meant the beginning of day three of the NY2LA Final Chapter. Here are some of the standouts from the 16U division on Friday in Las Vegas…

2018 5’8” PG Tristan Jass – Kessel Heat Red – Jass is a scoring guard. Whether it’s his mid-range jumper or his ability to drive and create, Jass does a nice job staying aggressive and looking to create for his team. As a dribble penetrator, Jass gets into the heart of the defense and looks to finish or pass to open teammates.

2018 6’4” G/F Jaxon Knotek – WI Playmakers – Knotek is a pretty long and smooth small forward. Knotek likes to drive and get to the rim off the bounce. While not the most explosive player, Jaxon does a good job of finding his way to the rim and drew contact. As he improves physically he should be able to take more contact and finish plays at the rim. Knotek showed he could also knock down the open three as well.

2018 6’3” G Monty Johal – Yanders Law – Johal is a fairly long and smooth playing guard. He excels in the open floor, both as a facilitator and finisher. In the half court he can take his man off the bounce to the rim or shoot the open three. Monty was able to connect from distance on a number of occasions in the team’s morning session game. At 6’3” Johal has nice height to play point guard and moves the ball willingly to not only initiate the offense, but to find open shots for teammates.

2018 6’ G Jordan Walton – Yanders Law – Walton does a good job of spreading the floor with his perimeter shooting. Walton excelled primarily as a spot up shooter, but showed he could also shoot the mid-range off the bounce. In transition, Jordan was able to both facilitate as a passer and also finisher.

2018 6’3” SG Ben Davidson – Grand Rapids Storm – Davidson led the Storm to a convincing win over IL Stars IBA. He scored at all three levels. He excelled mostly below the arc as a shooter and rim finisher.

2018 6’2” G/F Jordan Henry – Grand Rapids Storm – Henry was an intriguing prospect on Friday. He showed the beginnings of a variety of skills. He helped on the boards, which led to outlet passes from defense to offense. Henry isn’t a big-time scorer, but he showed he could shoot the three some and finish in transition.

2020 5’10” G Biaise Beauchamp – I-Cann All Stars – Beauchamp is a combo guard who loves to shoot three. While his shot wasn’t consistent in the team’s afternoon game, Biaise showed promise as a perimeter threat. His shot selection will have to improve along with his court awareness and passing. Once he improves his on-ball skills, Beauchamp showed the confidence as a scorer that can get him noticed.

2018 6’1” G Kiel Rogers – I-Can All Stars – Rogers proved to be a solid contributor for I-Cann. As a shooter he was able to make some open shots and finish plays in transition. Rogers will need to improve his on-ball skills, develop his shot and fill out his physically. If he can, he has a solid chance at being a college prospect.

2019 6’1” G Pierce Sterling – I-Can All Stars – Sterling has a smooth game that includes solid passing and shooting. Pierce showed balance both as a facilitator and a scorer. He moved the ball well and did a solid job showing he could find open teammates. In transition, Sterling looked to attack and finished at the rim. He’ll have to fill out physically and develop both his quickness and athleticism, but if he can Sterling has a shot at being a solid prospect.

2018 6’3” SG Zion Young – SYF Players – Young led all scorers with 16 points against a tough Team Ramey squad. He started out attacking and kept attacking throughout the game, drawing fouls and getting himself to the line. He did a nice job all game of being aggressive resulting in a solid performance.

2018 6’1” PG Rashad Williams – REACH Legends – Williams had his three-point stroke going in the afternoon session against the New Mexico Force. Williams confidently shoots it and when his shot is falling he makes his impact felt. While he did shoot the ball well against the Force, his shot selection and willingness to settle are troublesome areas of his game, especially for a point guard. Once he develops his on-ball skills more, Williams has a chance to be a solid lead guard.

2018 6’8” F Derek Sabin – Wisconsin Shooters – Sabin stood out for tough play and a good motor. While he tends to drift towards the perimeter as a stretch four, Sabin did not attempt a jumper against All-In Young & Restless. However, he did some solid work in the post. While he struggled to finish and doesn’t show any low post go-to moves right now, even when he’d miss Sabin stuck with the play and finished it. Derek’s high energy at both ends along with an apparent soft touch make him an intriguing mid-level prospect.

2018 6’6” F Grant Basile – Wisconsin Shooters – Basile you can enjoy watching simply because he doesn’t settle and he plays within the offense. He moved well without the ball and finds spots where he can score. Before you know it, he’s grabbed a handful of boards and is scoring in double-digits. He won’t do anything flashy, but has the skill and understanding of the game to make an impact.

2018 6’2” G Christian Dickson – MN Select Altenhofen – Dickson has solid positional size and plays a calm and poised floor game. He won’t do anything to wow you, but he has it in him to consistently steady on the ball. While not the most aggressive player, he can put the ball on the floor when the opening presents itself and get to the rim. Additionally, Dickson is a capable perimeter shooter and helps on the glass.

2018 6’6” F Mitchell Weber – MN Select Altenhofen – Weber was extremely difficult for the Colorado Titans to guard in the paint in Select’s late afternoon game on Friday. He was able to carve out space inside and get plenty of looks at the rim. While he didn’t always convert, Weber did more than enough to make him a match-up problem.