Championship Sunday at the NY2LASPORTS Next Level Invitational tipped off from Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin. As teams competed for the Platinum Championships in the 14, 15, 16, and 17U divisions, C.J. Carr and Quad City Elite were among those who walked away with some hardware Sunday…

Top Performers
Trevor Anderson – 2016 – PG – Wisconsin Academy
6-1 – Stevens Point HS – Stevens Point, WI
We finally saw Anderson get challenged this week after simply dominating most of the spring and summer. Although things didn’t always go his way, Anderson stepped up when it mattered most, hitting the game-winning jumper with 5.8 seconds left to lift Wisconsin Academy to the 15U title game. Anderson also led Wisconsin Academy in scoring that game as well.

C.J. Carr – 2014 – PG – Quad City Elite
5-7 – Rock Island HS – Rock Island, IL
Carr was at it again on Sunday, leading Quad City Elite to a blowout win over the Minnesota Comets in the 17U semifinals. The senior floor general carved up the Comets’ defense, scoring 13 points and registering roughly five assists in short order. Carr dropped a game-high 14 points in the 17U title game to lead Quad City to yet another route.

Jalen Jones – 2014 – F – Quad City Elite
6-7 – Clinton HS – Clinton, IA
Jones is a freak athletically. The 6-7 forward continues to show off his vertical, making a number of big plays at the rim. Jones has also shown an improved post game this week. He scored in double figures in the 17U semifinals against the Minnesota Comets.

Te’jon Lucas – 2016 – PG – Milwaukee Spartans
5-8 – Shorewood HS – Milwaukee, WI
Lucas and the Milwaukee Spartans nearly pulled off the upset of Wisconsin Academy in the 15U Quarterfinals. The sophomore lead guard scored 25 points, carving up the academy defense. Lucas could not be contained on the perimeter and was also a pest defensively, coming away with a number of steals.

Jemell Posey – 2015 – G – Milwaukee Spartans
6-1 – OldMar Christian – Milwaukee, WI
For the second-straight day, Posey was terrific. Only on Sunday, the 6-1 guard shined in different ways. Posey had his 3-point shot working in a 16U semifinal win over SW Minnesota Starts, hitting three shots from downtown and totaling a game-high 23 points.

Joey Witthus – 2015 – G/F – TMBA
6-5 – Chanhassen HS – Chanhassen, MN
Witthus was on fire in the 16U title game, leading his team o the victory. The 6-5 wing hit seven 3-pointers en route to a game-high 25 points. Witthus also hit a big three down the stretch that greatly aided the victory.

Stock Boosters
Tristan Brown – 2016 – F – Minnesota Suns
6-3 – Maple Grove HS – Brooklyn Park, MN
Brown consistently made himself available and cashed in big during the Suns’ win over the Colorado Titans Sunday morning. Brown scored a game-high 24 points, mostly on easy buckets, due to his ability to run the floor and find open spots in the defense.

Tanner Bruchs – 2015 – G/F – Wisconsin Swing
6-3 – Poynette HS – Poynette, WI
Bruchs scored 14 points in a Sunday morning win over ECI Select. The 6-3 wing made some strong moves driving to the basket, converting on a couple of tough finishes inside.

Bobby Hambright – 2016 – G – Playground Elite
5-9 – Riverside HS – Milwaukee, WI
Hambright shot the ball well all weekend, but particularly in Playground Elite’s 15U championship game loss to Wisconsin Academy. The 5-9 guard works the perimeter well and is always ready to catch and shoot. Hambright can also put it on the deck and settle for mid-range shots as well.

Melvin Newburn – 2016 – G/F – Minnesota Suns
6-2 – Armstrong HS – Robbinsdale, MN
Newburn is a long wing that makes plays and facilitates for the Suns. The sophomore scored 17 points by getting to the rim in transition and breaking down the defense in offensive sets. Newburn handles the ball well and makes good basketball plays.

Recruiting Notes
Te’jon Lucas has interest from Drake and Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Jalen Jones has offers from Nebraska-Omaha and the University of Mary. Drake, Northern Iowa, Coppin State, North Dakota State, and others have shown interest.