The NY2LA Sports Generation Next Level Championships continued on Saturday at Homestead High School as action heated up as pool play ended and tournament play began.  Talented young guard Tyler Herro of the Wisconsin Playground Warriors delivered a solid performance as did a host of other hungry young players.  We continue our coverage with a look at Herro and others who shined on Saturday...

Top Performers
Marcus Bobo -- 2018 -- F -- Rockford Wildcats
6-0 -- Huntley M.S. -- Huntley, IL

Bobo had a tremendous effort on the glass and showed his skills off by firing some crisp outlet passes and also scoring on the interior.

Justin Boyd -- 2018 -- F -- Chicago Fury
6-0 -- Murray M.S. -- Chicago, IL

A fluid athlete with good size and a workable jumper, Boyd was consistently productive on both ends of the floor in an afternoon win. A good rebounder with a great scoring feel around the hoop, Boyd can also handle the ball a bit in the open floor.

Mike Downing -- 2017 -- C -- Illinois  Speed
6-6 -- Proviso East H.S. -- Chicago, IL

At 6-6 with good timing and leaping ability, Downing is a force on the defensive end and on the glass. Although his offensive skills will need work, he's a player with some upside and his best days are ahead of him on the basketball court.

Jay Gentry -- 2018 -- G - Wisconsin Playground Warriors
5-11 -- Brown Deer M.S. -- Brown Deer, WI

A strong and big-bodied guard, Gentry used his strength to score over smaller guards and also rebounded in traffic to keep possessions alive as the Playground Warriors scored an impressive victory in come-from-behind fashion over 43 Hoops.

Kendall Gould -- 2017 -- G -- Wisconsin Shooters
5-11 -- Waukesha North H.S. -- Waukesha, WI

A smooth and long-armed guard, Gould sliced his way to the basket and made plays in a playoff win on Saturday night. He also is a willing defender the full length of the floor and plays with a high motor.

Tyler Herro -- 2018 -- G -- Wisconsin Playground Warriors
5-9 -- Whitnall M.S. -- Greenfield, WI

Herro played well the previous night in a win for the Playground Warriors and followed it up with a steady performance in another win over 43 Hoops. With a team facing turnover difficulties, Herro helped get control of the game and also knocked in some shots.

Mitch Listau -- 2018 -- G -- Wisconsin Swing 13
5-7 -- Waunakee M.S. -- Waunakee, WI

The lefty guard drilled multiple three-pointers in a morning pool play victory over Indiana Elite and displayed extreme confidence in his ability to hit jumpers and make plays for teammates.

Marco Pettinato -- 2017 -- G/F -- Illinois Speed
6-1 -- Lincoln-Way West -- New Lenox, IL

Coming off the bench, Pettinato provided a spark for the Illinois Speed by providing hustle plays, including multiple steals that led to layups and some other baskets in traffic. Pettinato was a willing defender, rebounder and played team ball throughout the Illinois Speed's opening-round playoff win.

John Waggoner -- 2018 -- F -- Iowa Elite
6-2 -- St Frances of Assisi -- Clive, IA

With good natural size, athleticism and feel, Waggoner scored a bit, got to the free throw line and also showed solid fundamental rebounding ability, keeping the ball high with two hands before passing it off to a guard.

Joevon Walker -- 2017 -- F -- Playground Elite
6-3 -- Minnehana Academy -- St. Paul, MN

An aggressive scorer, Walker imposed his will on the game by using his size to get in the lane and either drawing contact or finishing. Walker handles the ball well for a wing his size and plays the game looking to get to the basket nearly every possession.