It’s sure to be another action packed weekend in Milwaukee as the NY2LASPORTS Invitational tips off from Milwaukee on May 17-19. The tournament features 9U-17U age groups and games will tip off on Friday and run throughout the weekend at various locations with championship games tipping off on Sunday afternoon at Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin.   This tournament marks the eighth installment of the annual hoops invitational, featuring some top programs from around the Midwest. Here’s a look at some of the top players in 16U division set to hit the hardwood in Wisconsin this weekend at the annual hoops spectacular...



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(Note – This is not an exclusive list)

Joe Binyoti – 2015 – PG – Young Legends
6-2 – Homestead HS – Milwaukee, WI

Playing alongside Diamond Stone, Binyoti has been able to standout for the Young Legends as well this spring, despite Stone’s large presence. Binyoti is a tough-minded guard, a good finisher in traffic, and very strong with the ball in his hands.

Myles Carter – 2015 – F/C – Illinois Celtics
6-8 – St. Rita HS – Chicago, IL

Carter can do a number of things inside for the Illinois Celtics. The sophomore big man plays solid defense, rebounds, and also finishes well in the paint.

Anthony Carver – 2015 – F – Wisconsin Shooters
6-3 – Wisconsin Lutheran – Milwaukee, WI

Carver always does a good job of battling down low, and plays bigger than his size. Still improving his skillset, the sophomore is a strong forward with good touch around the rim.

Obediah Church – 2015 – F – Peoria Irish
6-7 – Springfield – Springfield, IL

This emerging talent has generated some buzz from low and mid major schools after a solid spring campaign.  Still raw in some areas, Church has shown flashes of potential and looks the part of a promising sophomore to pay close attention to in the coming months.

Brandon Eckford – 2015 – G/F – DTA
6-4 – Bay View HS – Milwaukee, WI

Eckford loves to play the game hard. The 6-4 forward is often in double figures scoring and rebounding. His efforts often provide great fuel to DTA.

Aaron Jordan – 2015 – G – Illinois Celtics
6-4 – Plainfield East HS – Bolingbrook, IL

Jordan is an intriguing guard who’s had a big spring for the Illinois Celtics. The sophomore is athletic, long, and really impresses with is ability to rise up and finish over people inside.

Kyle Monroe – 2015 – F – Wisconsin Blizzard
6-5 – Ashwaubenon HS – Ashwaubenon, WI

Monroe is a versatile swing man who has caused matchup problems all spring. The sophomore has a high basketball IQ, and sizes up his opponent very well. Monroe stretches the floor with 3-point shooting, but can also drives the paint.

Matt Rafferty – 2015 – PF – Chicago Lockdown
6-7 – Hinsdale Central HS – Darien, IL

Rafferty plays well with his back to the basket, or can face up and attack. The sophomore big man can also step outside and knock down 3-pointers from time to time.

Jake Reinhart – 2015 – PG – Central IL Net Gain
6-2 – Central Catholic H.S. – Bloomington-Normal, IL

A talented guard with instincts and skill, Reinhart has range beyond the arc and some solid instincts on both ends of the court.  He delivered some solid efforts this spring and continues to emerge as a prospect in the 2015 class.

David Sachs – 2015 – PG – IL Rising Stars Elite
6-0 – Highland Park HS – Highland Park, IL

A talented guard with toughness, skill, and instincts, Sachs has a lethal perimeter stroke and the ability to take over the game in a variety of ways with his scoring and floor leadership.  At his best he is a fun young talent to watch play the game.

Kristian Santos – 2015 – G/F – Illinois Celtics
6-6 – Geneva HS – Geneva, IL

Santos is a smooth wing that can catch and shoot, or knock down shots off the dribble. There’s little hesitation in his game. Santos plays the game fast and can easily catch fire anytime he steps out on the floor.

Cody Schwartz – 2015 – F – Wisconsin Blizzard
6-8 – West De Pere HS – De Pere, WI

Schwartz is a very intriguing forward with his unique skill set and versatility. At 6-8, Schwartz has shown he can shoot it from deep consistently, pull up off the dribble, or get all the way to the bucket.

Diamond Stone – 2015 – F/C – Young Legends
6-10 – Whitefish Bay Dominican HS – Wauwatosa, WI

The nation’s No. 1 ranked sophomore will be back in action this weekend. Stone can dominate in a variety of ways and consistently turns a game into a highlight real with a number of outstanding plays.

Brian Studer – 2015 – G/F – Wisconsin Swing
6-1 – Germantown HS – Germantown, WI

Studer tends to do a little bit of everything offensively for the Swing. He’s a good enough shooter to make defenses pay consistently if he’s left open. Studer is also a strong driver, with solid court vision, and loves to set up his teammates.

Joseph Toye – 2015 – G/F – Illinois Celtics
6-7 – Whitney Young HS – Chicago, IL

Toye knows how to get to the rim, often with ease. With his combination of size and athleticism, he’s extremely tough to keep out of the paint and almost unstoppable in transition.

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