The 2020 NY2LA Futures Camp brought many of the top players from the Midwest and beyond all under one roof just outside of Milwaukee. With prospects from a dozen states, the youngsters were broken up into two separate sessions: The classes of ‘21/’22 and the classes of ‘23/’24. Games were all livestreamed, college coaches were buzzing all day, and regional battles were definitely had throughout the day. 

Here are some of the 2022 standouts from the 2020 NY2LA Futures Camp:

Seth Trimble, 6’2, PG, Menomonee Falls HS (WI)
In terms of long term potential, Seth Trimble continues to show that he may have the most upside of anyone in the state for 2022. The downright freak athlete is continually getting better out of pick and roll play, is an electric finisher at the rim, and has shown the potential to be a lockdown defender. Already owning high major offers from USC and TCU, expect plenty more BCS programs to follow suit.

Conner Essegian, 6’4, SG, Central Noble (IN)
The Co-MVP of the camp definitely put on for Indiana at the NY2LA Futures Camp. Essegian showed off a super quick release from three, is a solid athlete, and had a couple of really nice finishes at the rim. Conner is a super crafty player who already surpassed the 1,000 point scoring mark as a sophomore.

Steven Clay, 6’5, SG/SF, Menomonee Falls HS (WI)
Another guy has a ton of high term upside, Steven Clay definitely has the physical makeup of your prototypical swingman. He has long arms, a super smooth jumpshot, and has the ability to finish over the top of the defense. There were definitely spurts throughout the camp that Steven Clay was right there as MVP of the 2022 group.

General Schofield, 6’4, SG/SF, Carmel Catholic (IL)
The younger brother of Wizards swingman Admiral Schofield definitely has a similar motor to his NBA sibling. He showed off a really nice pull-up, was a monster on the glass on both ends, and defended all three perimeter spots. Still a bit under the radar, General Schofield is bound to blow up once D-1 coaches are able to lay eyes on him.

Danilo Jovanovich, 6’7, SF/PF, Whitnall HS (WI)
One of the best shooting bigs in the event, Danilo Jovanovich definitely lived up to his reputation. The lefty has a feathery touch, nice one dribble pull-up, and utilized his size to post up smaller defenders. Danilo is another player who is bound to blow up at the 17U level in the EYBL.

John Lovelace Jr., 6’6, SF, Brown Deer HS (IL)
An inside/outside guy, John Lovelace Jr. consistently created mismatches throughout the event. He was great slashing to the rack, posted up smaller defenders, and defended multiple positions. Lovelace holds three D-1 offers now with plenty more to come in the near future.

Jackson Paveletzke, 6’2, PG, Kimberly HS (WI)
A super solid lead guard, Jackson Paveletzke did a little bit of everything throughout the camp. He shot the ball well from the perimeter, utilized a really nice change of pace, and showed some really nice court vision. Jackson already holds an offer from Toledo and has plenty of interest from D-1 programs.

Leon Bond, 6’5, SF, Wauwatosa East (WI)
Leon Bond continually produced at a high level throughout the summer on the AAU circuit with JH1 and continued to do so at the NY2LA Futures camp. He is a big time athlete, can post up smaller defenders, and is really developing as a three point shooter. Leon holds three D-1 offers with interest from another dozen programs.

Jake Martin, 7’0, C, Whitewater HS (WI)
Easily the biggest player in the event, Jake Martin continues to show improvement in both his game and conditioning. He showed off really nice touch for a center, rebounded his area well, and was quite surprising with some of his footwork on the block. As Jake’s conditioning continues to improve, expect his college recruitment to follow.

Damion Woods Jr., 6’0, PG, Milwaukee School of The Languages (WI)
A player who I was not familiar with going into the event, Damion Woods Jr. left a very solid first impression. He was an outstanding finisher, shot the ball well from the perimeter, and continually produced on both ends throughout the event. Damion established himself as one of the more interesting sleepers in the Milwaukee area.