The NY2LA Sports Generation Next Level Championships kicked off on Friday night as action got underway at Homestead High School and talented lead guard Jordan McCabe of the Wisconsin Playground Warriors led the charge with a stellar opening night effort.  Here's a look at that and more from day 1 of #GNIC2K13...


2013 GNIC - DAY 1 RECAP - PART 1
2013 GNIC - DAY 1 RECAP - PART 2
2013 GNIC - DAY 1 RECAP - PART 3

Remontae Blakely -- 2018 -- F -- Wisconsin Playground Warriors 13
5-10 -- Milwaukee School of Language -- Milwaukee, WI

Blakely was a key contributer in the Playground Warriors Friday night win. Blakely did a lot of damage on the interior, scoring on short-to-mid-range jumpers and also playing the passing lanes aggressively.

Alec Catarozoli -- 2018 -- G -- Wisconsin Shooters 13
5-8 -- Forest Park M.S. -- Franklin, WI

The guard played in attack mode throughout the game and helped the Shooters to an overtime win, despite only having three players on the floor in OT due to foul problems with his team. Catarozoli got to the free throw line and did a nice job getting to the basket.

Brendan Gallagher -- 2018 -- G -- Kessel Heat 13
5-8 -- Highland M.S. -- Libertyville, IL

Gallagher played nearly the whole game for Kessel Heat in a tough overtime loss and knocked down some big shots to help force the game into overtime. Throughout the game, Gallagher looked to score and also had a solid floor game as a defender and rebounder.

Tommie Harbin -- 2017 -- G -- DTA Spartans 14
6-1 -- North Marshall H.S. -- Milwaukee, WI

Harbin impressed as a guard that could play a bit of both spots and he has a smoothness about him that makes his game easy to watch. He had a few nice drives to the hoop and knocked in a tough and contested layup in the game's final minutes to help seal a DTA win.

Bryce Hattem -- 2017 -- F -- Full Package 14
6-5 -- Hersey H.S. -- Arlington Heights, IL

A long and lanky forward, Hattem made plays on both ends and also scored on the interior and grabbed rebounds using his good hands and solid natural feel.

Anthony Hendrickson -- 2017 -- F -- Wisconsin Swing 14
6-3 -- Pecatonica H.S. -- Hollondale, WI

Hendrickson had a nose for the ball in the Swing's tough loss to DTA and showed flashes of offensive ability both as an interior scorer and as a player that can go a little bit off the dribble. He also rebounded as well.

Marquis Hicks -- 2017 -- F -- DTA Spartans 14
6-2 -- Tech H.S. -- Milwaukee, WI

Although he didn't score or show much diversity in his offensive game, Hicks was great on the glass and also wrecked havoc on defense using his athleticism, vertical leaping ability and natural feel.

Jordan McCabe -- 2018 -- G -- Wisconsin Playground Warriors 13
5-9 -- Riverview Middle School -- Kaukauna, WI

McCabe had the top performance I saw on Friday night, pumping in four first-half three-pointers on his way to 25 points. McCabe has a bit of flash to his game and isn't afraid to shoot from nearly anywhere on the floor.

Sarion Negee -- 2017 -- F -- DTA Spartans 14
6-5 -- Milwaukee Academy of Science -- Milwaukee, WI

Upside is the key word for Negee as the 6-5 forward has solid hands and had a few post moves in his limited touches in a win for the DTA Spartans. Once he learns to defend in the post by staying straight up, he has the potential to be a very consistent defender.

Brandon Rule -- 2017 -- G -- Full Package 14
6-0 -- Libertyville H.S. -- Libertyville, IL

Rule knocked in shots from the outside, displayed quick hands on defense and also played in multiple spots in Full Package's Friday night win. Rule also was able to get to the rim and set up teammates with some passes.

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