While there were plenty of players at the first session of the NY2LA Grassroots Showdown Series making a name for themselves, here are several 2023 prospects that had a true breakout performances this past weekend… 

Finley Deischer – Wisconsin Dynasty – G
The guard is a knock down spot up shooter from three. Also showed off his smooth jumper pulling up in the mid-range rising up quickly off the dribble. Has the ability to play on or off the ball. Good with the ball, able to handle ball pressure well and moves the basketball well. Player to keep an eye on as he gets stronger and rounds out his game.

Chris Djurasovic – Chapman Basketball – F
Strong 6’6” forward who plays even bigger on the court. Contributed a good amount on both ends of the floor. Tough and active post defender that defends his man well inside in addition to deterring any drivers with his shot blocking ability. Scores the ball well around the basket right through defenders plus can hit shots from the mid-range and put the ball on the floor. 

Dayton Hoover – Focus Premier – G/F
Versatile guard/forward that plays with good energy and does plenty of things on the floor to contribute. Solid defender on the perimeter as well as inside as he battled throughout the game on the defensive end. Added some baskets driving to the basket in addition to hitting a three. As well he hit the glass hard on both ends to rebound well and showed a good passing ability. 

Bristol Lewis – Midwest Prospect Academy East – G
Guard with good well-rounded game who contributes on both sides of the basketball. Plays with good strength and takes the ball strong to the basket. Crafty finisher around the paint amongst big men. As well spotted up from deep to hit a few threes and rack up points. Showed the ability to pressure the ball without getting beat. Rebounded the basketball at a high rate for a guard. 

Ty Pence – Midwest Prospect Academy – G/F
Active 6’4” guard/forward with a good combination of size and skill. Good versatile scorer who beat defenders in a number of ways. Did a lot of his damage driving it strong to the basket finishing it through contact. Though he also scored it on a few put backs, running the floor in transition, and knocked down some jumpers. Moves well on the defensive end and works hard to play tough defense. 

Jamisen Young – World Hoops Elite – G 
Defenders were struggling staying in front of Young during the entire tournament. The point guard accelerates so quickly in addition to having great shifty moves with the basketball to get plenty of paint touches. Changes directions with good quickness to get by his defenders so often. Scores the ball well around the paint when he beats defenders as well to distributing the ball out for easy baskets.