The NY2LA Swish N' Dish Spring Warm Up will feature some of the top prospects in the Midwest, many of which have offers or are receiving interest from the University of Wisconsin.
One of the top big men in the country, five-star Center Cliff Alexander will be in Mequon this weekend. The sophomore already has offers from all over the country such as Connecticut, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Wisconsin to name a few.
Michigan State is the heavy favorite at this point for Alexander's services, but the 6-foot-9 forward has been to Madison twice thus far and has high interest in the Badgers at this point. Alexander will be playing for the D-Rose All-Stars.
The Wisconsin commit, will be playing with the Wisconsin Swing this weekend. Koenig suffered a wrist injury last season that sidelined him for much of his junior season. Koenig will be joined by Indiana commit and Germantown (Wis) native Luke Fischer, as well as Sun Prairie's (Wis.) Nick Fuller.
Westchester (Ill.) St. Joseph's 2014 Shooting Guard Paul Turner will be playing with the Chicago Magic. Turner currently has eight scholarship offers, including one from the Badgers. DePaul, Illinois, Purdue, South Florida, and Missouri have also offered.
Wisconsin is one of three schools currently recruiting the 6-foot-4 guard the hardest. The Illinois native was unable to visit Madison this year, but still contains a good level of interest in Assistant Coach Lamont Paris and Wisconsin.
Onalaska (Wis.) Shooting Guard Matt Thomas currently has a top five, which includes Wisconsin. The Badgers were one of the last schools to offer the in-state guard, but Assistant Coach Greg Gard is pulling Wisconsin into the thick of the race as of late. Iowa State, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Virginia round out Thomas' standouts.
One of the Nation's top Sophomore's, Chicago (Ill.) Whitney Young Small Forward Paul White will make his debut with Meanstreets. White currently has offers from Arizona, DePaul, Illinois, Ohio State, Iowa, Northwestern, and Wisconsin.
White visited Wisconsin in October and says he's been in touch with nearly every member of Wisconsin's coaching staff. White told me he'll try and visit Madison this weekend as well. The 6-foot-8 swing man says the Badgers have certainly grabbed his attention early in the process.
The state of Wisconsin's top prospect in the class of 2014, Milwaukee (Wis.) Hamilton Kevon Looney will be participating. Looney is the Nation's No. 14 ranked prospect by 247sports. The five-star forward holds early offers from Georgetown, Illinois, Marquette, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Looney visited Marquette and Wisconsin this past season as this could be another big in-state battle between the two schools for a top national prospect.
Headlining the class of 2015 prospects is Milwaukee (Wis.) Dominican Power Forward Diamond Stone. Stone has received early attention from both Marquette and Wisconsin thus far and is coming off a state championship as a freshman.
Huntley (Ill.) 2014 Forward Amanze Egekeze is still looking for his first offer, but the 6-foot-6 combo forward is receiving plenty of division one interest, mostly from Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern, and Wisconsin at this point.
Egekeze visited Wisconsin twice this past season and following his final visit for the Badgers' final home game against Illinois, claimed Wisconsin was his early favorite. Gard went down to watch Egekeze a handful of times this summer and an offer may not be too far off.
Egekeze will play with the Illinois Wolves this weekend.
Brookfield (Wis.) Central 2014 Shooting Guard Riley LaChance is hearing from a few division one programs right now, including Wisconsin. LaChance visited Madison for the Badgers' Big Ten football opener against Nebraska. The in-state guard is playing with Ray Allen Select.
Friday's Games to Watch
6:10 17U Meanstreets vs. Wisconsin Playmakers
7:20 16U Illinois Wolves vs. Milwaukee Young Legends
7:20 17U Illinois Wolves vs. Milwaukee Rebels
8:30 17U Mac Irvin Fire vs. Wisconsin Swing
9:40 CIA Bounce vs. D-Rose All-Stars
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