The opening night of the July live evaluation period began on Wednesday and the NY2LA Sports Next Level Invitational started with a bang as over 225 college coaches from over 125 schools descended on Homestead High School in Mequon. 2015 Center Diamond Stone was impressive as usual in an opening night win while a host of others delivered strong performances to kick off their July campaigns.  Here's a look at that and more from #NEXTLEVEL2K13 opening night...

Top Performers
Evan Boudreaux -- 2015 -- F -- Team NLP JF
6-7 -- Lake Forest H.S. -- Lake Forest, IL
Boudreaux had a solid outing rebounding, scoring and defending in a sometimes choppy win over Kingdom Hoops. In games like that when there's no consistent tempo, having players like Boudreaux is a nice luxury because he can do the dirty work inside or show a bit of his skill and knock in jumpers.

Nate Gehring -- 2014 -- C -- Kingdom Hoops Elite
6-8 -- Waukee H.S. -- Waukee, IA
It was a slow start for Gehring, but he quickly turned it up a notch at the end of the first half during a big Kingdom Hoops run in which he finished around the hoop multiple times. Although he'll need to improve his strength and lift, Gehring does a decent job establishing position and using the power dribble to score using his dominant hand -- which is his left.

Cody Schwartz -- 2015 -- F -- Wisconsin Blizzard Pronchinske
6-8 -- West DePere H.S. -- DePere, WI
It wasn't the finest first half for Schwartz, but he stepped up big time in the second half when the game mattered and went to work scoring inside and out. Although he isn't the best athlete, Schwartz has a solid basketball IQ and decent footwork, especially in some instances using the triple threat from the high post. Schwartz can knock in some three-pointers, but also establish position inside and get some post touches.

Diamond Stone -- 2015 -- C -- Young Legends
6-10 -- Whitefish Bay Dominican -- Wauwatosa, WI
The elite 2015 big man looks to be in better shape since the spring and it showed in his explosiveness on both ends of the floor. Stone finished dunks with more ease and was especially improved as a shot blocker. Stone finished with 17 points in a Young Legends win and also controlled the glass and showed some skill as a passer.

Jaylin Walker -- 2015 -- G -- Reach Legends
6-2 -- Romulus H.S. -- Romulus, MI
Although only 6-2, Walker was absolutely everywhere in a tough loss to the Wisconsin Blizzard. Walker rebounded the ball at a high level for a guard, won a lot of 50/50 balls and also knocked in jumpers and attacked the basket. He had the highest motor on day one of the event and it showed through on a number of occasions.

Stock Boosters
Joe Binyoti -- 2015 -- G -- Young Legends
6-2 -- Homestead H.S. -- Milwaukee, WI
It wasn't the best scoring game for the 6-2 point guard, but Binyoti continues to improve his understanding of the point guard position as the grassroots season rolls along. His end-to-end speed and lateral quickness is elite for a guard his size and if he can understand how to run a half court offense to go along with his breakneck transition speed, he could be lethal with the ball in his hands.

Kurt Hall -- 2014 -- WF -- Team NLP
6-4 -- North Chicago H.S. -- North Chicago, IL
Hall's motor runs at all times but his skills on the wing have continued to develop over the course of the grassroots season. The elbow jumper -- in particular -- looks much better for Hall and his stroke at the free throw line looks better as well.

Armani Lee -- 2015 -- F -- Reach Legends
6-4 -- King H.S. -- Detroit, MI
Teammate Jaylin Walker played as hard as anyone on day one, but Lee wasn't far behind him in the effort category. Lee made life tough on Cody Schwartz at times, closing out on him and crowding him during touches. Lee also rebounded the ball at a high level and scored in transition.

Paul Miller -- 2014 -- G --  Wisconsin Shooters
6-4 -- Kettle Moraine -- Waukesha, WI
Miller came out hot in a win over the SYF Players, to the tune of three first-half three-pointers as he also played a solid overall floor game. Coming into July, Miller didn't have any scholarship offers, but if he continues to play this way, low-major programs are going to have to give this guard a serious look.

Truman Moore -- 2015 -- F -- Arizona Stars Ekmark
6-8 -- Gilbert H.S. -- Gilbert, AZ
The Arizona Stars ran into a tough opening night draw with Diamond Stone and the Young Legends staring across from them and they took a loss, but Moore showed some solid ball skills and hustle from a 6-8 forward. The turnaround jumper in the post over Stone was a pretty advanced move, and Moore also made plays on the glass and on the defensive end. He'll be an intriguing prospect to watch going forward.