With an expanded field of teams in the second session for the 17U level, the competition for the top performers was even greater. Though here are the players that showed the most skills and had the biggest impact for their respective team. 

Tyrese Hunter – TH-2021 – PG
The Iowa State bound lead guard did not disappoint this past weekend as he delivered explosive performances on multiple occasions.  Athletically he’s as good as it gets and whether he’s in transition or half court sets his ability to get downhill and finish while occasionally knocking down the perimeter jumper is impressive.  

Parker Lawrence – Wisconsin Blizzard – G
Lawrence was one of the most impressive distributors at the tournament. He was always a step ahead of the defense and knew where to go with the ball. Plus, he showed a good ability to thread the needle on some tight windows. More than just a passer as Lawrence also scored the ball himself shooting it from three. 

Chris Mantis – Fundamental U – G/F
A lanky and agile 6’7” wing that has an impressive skill set. Mantis has a great looking shooting stroke with serious range. He can be so tough to defend out on the perimeter with his range, ability to shoot right over most defenders, and can also beat defenders off the dribble gliding to the hoop. Very good overall games with skills that will translate well to the college level. 

Jadon Melvin – Chapman Basketball – G
The built 6’4” wing guard had one of the better scoring displays. Melvin did a good amount of his scoring with a very smooth looking jump shot from beyond the arc hitting them in bunches. Added some baskets heading to the hoop strong on drives and cuts. While he scored the ball at a high rate, he was still very unselfish and didn’t force any poor shots. 

Brian Parzych – Wisconsin Swing Litscher – G
A senior with good point guard skills who made everyone around him better. Did a great job of distributing the basketball. He has great passing skills paired with vision and court awareness to always get the basketball in the right spot to create for his teammates. Strong with the ball in his hands and gets into the defense well to create for his teammates. Northern Michigan commit. 

Jackson Paul – Focus Premier – G
The dynamic point guard did a great job of attacking the basket. He has very good moves off the dribble proving to be very difficult to stick with for defenders. Paul did a good job of penetrating the defense to score around the paint and in the mid-range as well to distributing the ball out. He is able to quickly rise up off the dribble to hit his shots. 

Brandin Podziemski – TH 2021 – SG
Lights out shooting 6’6” wing guard that has much more to his game. Hits threes spotting up at a very high percentage and hits tough contested jumpers. While known mainly for his shooting, he has some good bounce to his game and driving ability. Battles hard on the defensive end to play tough defense out on the wing. 

Kyle Ross – Fundamental U – F
It’s easy to see why the physical 6’7” power forward has been receiving more and more interest and offers from division one programs. Plays with great energy and has a good amount of strength to overpower defenders to score it at a high rate around the paint. Active big man who makes plays on both ends of the floor and was one of the better rebounders. 

Preston Ruedinger – Mac Attack – G
The skilled point guard showed a good ability to both distribute and score the ball. Strong with the ball in his hands and knows where to go with it. He has a great combination of passing ability and vision to go along with his court awareness. Versatile scorer that got it done well from the mid-range and beyond the arc. 

Jasin Sinani – Wisconsin RAP – G
After a good showing in session one, Sinani impressed even more in session two. Sinani is a good all-around point guard with size at 6’3”. High IQ player that is a good decision maker. Has a quick first step and moves well going to the basket. He can be very tough to defend with the ball with good ability to score off the dribble as well distributing it nicely. The senior continues to make a name for himself. 

Hakim Williams – Mercury Elite – G
Highly versatile guard that can do so much on the floor to make a huge impact and lead his team. Good driver that used his strength well to get to into the paint often and finish. Stat stuffer that also added a good number of assists and rebounds. Quality defender that can matchup with guards and forwards alike. Williams is a talented do-it-all guard that is poised for a big senior season.