MEQUON, Wisc. —  The annual NY2LA Sports Next Level Invitational wrapped up its five-day event on Sunday at Homestead High School and several players showed what they are capable of in front of college coaches in the first of three live July evaluation periods for NCAA Division I college coaches.

Top performers 
Nathan Heise — SG — 2020 — 43 Hoops

Heise came to play in Sunday’s 15U championship game against the Illinois Irish. He went for a game-high 15 points, knocking down three 3-pointers as well as driving to the bucket as 43 Hoops knocked off the Illinois Irish. He and backcourt mate Henry Abraham are a tough 1-2 shooting and scoring guard combination and the pair teamed to knock down five 3-pointers in the second half against the Irish. 

Aguek Deng — PF — 2019 — Kingdom Hoops
Long, athletic 6’7 forward that runs the floor well, is active around the bucket but can also step out and handle the ball and knock down perimeter shots. He has good instincts and timing blocking shots in the paint and had several key blocks in a 16U Gold Division semifinal game against Made Men on Sunday. 

Charles Hoehne IV — PF — 2019 — Made Men
Hoehne is a long, rangy 6’7 power forward that mostly plays around the bucket for Made Men, but could developed into a player that sees more time on the perimeter in the future. He has a good shooting touch, moves well and can attack off the bounce a little. He has a really good feel for playing and finishing in traffic and rebounds the ball well. His play helped lead Made Men into the 16U Gold Division championship as he came up with a huge offensive rebound trailing by three points with seconds remaining and made a key kick out pass for a tying 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime, then scored the winning bucket on a three-point play as he drove down the lane and finished a tough chance in traffic.

Monty Johal — SG — 2018 — Yanders Law
Despite battling injury this weekend, Johal had a pair of solid performances on Sunday, scoring a game-high 16 points in a runaway win over the Wisconsin Jets, then scored 20 points in a hard fought loss to the SW Minnesota Stars. Johal has a nasty crossover and a variety of moves that he uses to free himself off the bounce, is a good finisher in traffic and can knock down the 3 as well.

Manny Jingco — PG — 2018 — Minnesota Fury ANTL
A 6’1 combo guard, Jingco is a creative ball handler who can shake his man and get to the basket. He had a terrific performance on Sunday afternoon against Minnesota Fury Wilde, scoring 20 points and helping his team advance to the Silver Division championship. 

Mitchell Irlbeck — G — 2018 — SW Minnesota Stars
 Irlbeck put together a terrific semifinal game against Yanders Law in the 17U Gold Division game on Sunday, scoring 19 points. He knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the first half, then added 11 points in the second half including several key buckets in which he drove in to the paint against a bigger defender and freed himself for tough chances. 

Patrick Cartier — PF/C — 2018 — Wisconsin Swish
Cartier is a nice player, good size at 6’8 with a lean build. He runs the floor well, is a good athlete and has a solid skill set. Has a nice feel for scoring in the post, rebounds well and is an active defender. Offensively he is probably at his best posting up or cleaning up but can also face up in the high post and drive to the bucket. He is definitely a player to keep an eye on in the future. 

Kyle Boerhave — PF — 2018 — SW Minn Stars
A terrific inside-outside forward who has good size and strength and works hard in the paint. Listed at 6’6, Boerhave plays much bigger than his listed height due to his willingness to work hard around the basket and his aggressive mentality. He has a face-up game, a back-to-the-basket game and uses his strength to his advantage. He helped lead the Stars to a big comeback on Sunday in the 17U Gold Division quarterfinals, going for 26 points and led the Stars all the way to the championship game.

Mason Bakker — F — 2019 — Grand Rapids Storm
Bakker had a terrific showing against Made Men in the 16U Gold Division championship game on Sunday afternoon. He has a strong, physical frame with terrific size and an inside-inside game to match. He can be a bruising forward one minute, able to mix it up under the basket one minute, and a wing player capable of knocking down 3-pointers and driving to the bucket the next. He had 15 first-half points against Made Men and had it all working as he knocked down three 3-pointers, had a nice pull-up jumper from the mid-range off the dribble and got to the free throw line. Bakker finished with 18 as the Storm held off Made Men in overtime.

Jacob Bolwerk — SF — 2018 — Minnesota Swish 
Wing player who can handle the ball, shoot from distance and has a nice mid-range game off the dribble. He does a lot of little things well, rebounds and gets after it defensively. He went for 19 points in a win over Mercury Elite on Sunday in the Gold Division semifinals, then followed that up with a big performance in the championship game. Bolwerk knocked down six 3-pointers and scored 26 points as the Swish held on in overtime against the SW Minn Stars.

Stock Boosters
Trayvon Williams — G — 2019 — Kingdom Hoops

Smooth guard with a nice all-around game, he helped lead Kingdom Hoops to a big comeback against Made Men in the 16U Gold Division semifinals on Sunday. Williams is a versatile defender due to his size, able to guard inside or on the perimeter and at the offensive end can take smaller players into the post.

Nicholas Kerschner — PF — 2018 — Wisconsin Swish
Impressed in the championship game of the 17U Gold Division. An athletic forward, Kerschner really moves well without the ball and does a good job of finishing in traffic. Had a big two-handed slam in the championship game against SW Minn Stars and finished with a game-high 17 points as fellow big man Patrick Cartier sat out for extended minutes after going down with an injury.

Ayden Stone — PF/C — 2019 — Yanders Law
Stone came off the bench and had one of his strongest performances of the summer in an early morning win over the Wisconsin Jets in the Gold Division bracket on Sunday. Stone is a 6’4 2019 power forward who plays bigger than his listed height. He is an aggressive player who works hard and gets after things in the paint and finished with 13 points and four rebounds.

Kyle Tuma — F — 2018 — Wisconsin Jets
Tuma was all over the boards for the Jets in an early morning 17U Gold Division contest against Yanders Law on Sunday. He had eight rebounds in the first half, many coming on the offensive glass and were a results on effort and hustle. In the second half he showed a nice 3-point stroke and finished the game with 14 boards.

Eric Tiedman — SG/SF — 2018 — Minnesota Fury Wilde
An athletic 6’6 wing player, Tiedman had a good performance against Minnesota Fury ANT on Sunday afternoon in the semifinals of the 17U Silver Division. He knocked down four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points in a loss, but his play down the stretch helped Minn Fury Wilde rally and make things interesting. He shoots the 3 extremely well and gets terrific elevation while maintaining his balance on his perimeter jumper. Tiedman is a good athlete with good size for a wing.

Ty Woelber — G — 2018 — SW Minn Stars
Dude is a competitor, really takes on a challenge at the defensive end of the court. Good athlete who has a smooth looking 3-point shooting stroke. Woebler doesn’t put a lot of points on the board, but plays his role well. He runs the floor and gets easy buckets in transition. He came off the Stars’ bench to score 11 points in its quarterfinal win over WOTN, including a pair of clutch 3-pointers, and later took on the challenge of guarding Yanders’ Law Monty Johal in the semifinals, no easy task.

Trey Lance — PG — 2018 — SW Minn Stars
Big bodied guard who has terrific size at 6’4 and a strong, solid frame. Lance plays with good pace and helps the Stars run the show, He is good in the pick-and-roll game and made several nice dimes to big man Kyle Boerhave, who had a good day in his own right. Lance scored all seven of his points in the Gold semifinals against Yanders Law in the second half, including a big 3 and a pair of clutch free throws late. He later made a game-tying 3 in overtime of the Gold Division championship game with 30 seconds remaining.

Connor Dillon — G — 2020 — Illinois Irish Select
A knock down shooter, Dillon made three 3-pointers in the second half of Sunday’s 15U championship game to help the Irish hang tough with over 43 Hoop and finished with 19 points to lead Illinois Irish Select. He has a quick left handed release and is able to catch opponents off guard and get into the lane as well.