There was some great basketball being played on Thursday and Friday in Wisconsin. These are the players that had the biggest eye-opening performances to boost their own stock. 

Trey Baker – All-In Athletics – G
Highly shifty guard that does a great job of creating his own shot. He was incredibly tough to stick with all tournament and has the ability to rise up quickly off the dribble. Has good quickness and incredibly shifty moves to create his separation. Baker is a skilled shot maker off the dribble that was hitting plenty of tough contested jumpers. 

Zach Bestor – Wisconsin Swing Bresden – G
Bestor was one of the top spot up shooters over the course of the tournament. He has a great looking jumper spotting up from three with range going a few steps beyond the arc. In multiple games, he was knocking down several threes. High IQ guard that needs little room to get his shot off. 

Scotty Dean – Illinois Jaguars – G
Dean is a skilled scorer that gets it done with the ball in his hands. The quick guard with good handle does a good job of creating his own shot from all over and hitting them but also has the ability to drive it to the basket. Plays with great energy and quickness on the other end to be a good on-ball perimeter defender. 

Kenneth Garth – World Hoops Elite – G
The guard is a skilled scorer that was getting it done from all three levels. Garth is a good driver that is able to get by his man often to either get all the way into the paint or pull up in the mid-range. Moves well with the basketball and is difficult to stick with. As well he showed a good-looking jumper hitting shots from beyond the arc to put up big point totals. 

Logan Landers – TH-2021 – F
The 2022 big was impressive in the first few games as he showed a versatile skill package that included an ability to score inside and outside.  His perimeter stroke is as good as it gets for a 6’10” big and his ability to see the floor and score around the basket continue to improve.  He had an impressive weekend.  

Xavier Lewis – Gain Elite – G/F
Versatile and athletic 6’7” wing that contributes in a number of ways on both ends of the floor. Quality defender that can matchup with nearly anyone on the court. Smooth shooting stroke and attacks the basket very well to score the ball from all three levels. 

Johnny Melvin – Illinois Elite – G
Skilled shot making guard with some size at 6’5” and athleticism. Melvin has deep range and is able to knock down threes both spotting up and off the dribble at a high percentage. He has good quickness and is strong with the ball in his hands. 

Ben Nau – TH-2021 – G
A sharpshooting guard with toughness, skill, and instincts, Nau delivered a quality second day as he ripped the nets from long range while delivered high level defense and overall floor play.  One of those players whose recruiting stock would have significantly elevated had there been live evaluation periods, Nau will be an absolute steal of a floor general for any level of a Division 1 school that lands him.  

Chris Okeke – Illinois Elite – F
Strong, active, and mobile 6’8” forward that continued to show more and more ability over the two days of the tournament. Very tough on the glass that showed the ability to outrebound anyone on both ends with his strength and big motor. While he did the majority of his scoring around the basket he showed some great flashes of scoring it as well of the dribble and with his jumper. Under the radar forward that college coaches will want to check out. 

Kentrell Pullian – UTS Elite – G
Highly skilled scoring guard that can put up points in bunches. Knockdown shooter from three that needs little room to get his shot off. As well, Pullian is quick with the basketball and has some good moves to get into the paint and score there. Crafty finisher around the paint.  

Marko Rajkovic – JH1 Elite – F
Very tough 6’5” wing forward that was at his best going to the basket strong. Was attacking the basket hard very often and just could not be stopped without fouling to get himself to the free throw line often or score at the basket. He is not the biggest but has the ability to bully defenders to get to the basket and score through big men in the paint.  

Tre Valeriano – World Hoops Elite – G
The point guard was getting it done on both ends of the court for his team throughout session two. Maneuvers well with the ball in his hands to get plenty of paint touches but was also hitting some shots from three. Made his biggest impact on the defensive end playing good pressure defense on the perimeter forcing turnovers and disrupting offenses.