MEQUON, Wisc. —  Day 3 annual NY2LA Sports Next Level Invitational saw thrilling performances and college coaches packing the house for Friday’s championship games as the first of three live July evaluation periods for NCAA Division I college coaches continued.

Top performers
Hunter Ambrose — SG — 2020 — Kessel Heat Black

Ambrose can really stroke it from deep and when he gets it going look out. He had two 3-pointers and 10 points in the first half of Friday’s 16U NY2LA championship game against the Wisconsin Swing and followed and with 12 points to help lead Kessel to the title. Listed at 6’2, Ambrose is long and lanky and plays bigger than his listed height due to his length. He has a nice mid-range jumper and is able to elevate over defenders for the shot.

Jacob Beeninga — SG —2019 — Minnesota Comets
Made a tough, whirling shot in the lane over defenders with less than a second remaining to give the Comets a hard-fought 47-45 win in Friday’s 16U semifinal contest over Made Men. He finished with 15 points, including three 3-pointers.

Quinlan Bennett — G — 2018 — Kessel Heat Black
An athletic guard with a strong, athletic 6’3 frame, Bennett continued his strong play on Friday with 13 points to lead Kessel Heat Black in a 17U Gold Division semifinal contest, then followed with 17 more in a hard fought championship 55-54 win over Martin Brothers Select Friday afternoon. Bennett is a high basketball IQ guard with the ability to knock down mid-range jumpers, lead a team and put points on the board.

Matthew Johnson — PG — 2019 — Minnesota Comets
A 6’1 guard with a big, strong frame, Johnson showed off a diverse skill set on Friday’s 16U semifinal win over Made Men. He got to the bucket, to the free throw line and even had a key tip in in the second half. He finished with 12 points to lead the Comets in a hard fought win over Made Men.

Colin Schraeder — PG — 2020 — Wisconsin Swing
Schraeder had a terrific performance in the 15U NY2LA championship game playing a great floor game in a loss to Kessel Heat Black. He is a tough-as-nails competitor and stuffs the stat sheet with points, rebounds and assists and all the little things coaches love. He finished with 13 points, including three 3-pointers, added six rebounds and had a host of assists.

John Thompson — PG — 2019 — Minnesota Select
A pure hustle guy, Thompson is a 5’11 guard who is seemingly everywhere. He has a smooth looking 3-point shot but his bread and butter is carving out stuff going to the basket and either making tough buckets or finding an open men. On Friday, he helped lead Minnesota Select to the 16U Gold Division championship game against Martin Brothers and scored 26 points in a hard-fought loss. He scored 14 in the first half, then added 12 more in the second half, was 6 for 6 at the free throw line and added a pair of 3-pointers.

Jordan Johnson — PG — 2020 — Kessel Heat Black
Plays under control and really helps control the game at the point guard position. Is a strong defender who came up with several big defensive plays in Friday’s 15U semifinal game against Kessel Heat Black. Has a nice pull-up jumper in the lane, can shoot from the outside a little and does a good job getting to the basket and finishing. He led Kessel with 14 points and came up with a key three-point play on a drive to the bucket with 1.8 seconds remaining to give Kessel Heat a 49-47 win. In the championship game, Johnson led all scorers with 22 points, including an 8 for 8 performance at the free throw line down the stretch as Kessel held on for the win over the Wisconsin Swing.

Luke Vaske — PG — 2018 — Martin Brothers Select
Finished with a game-high 17 points and made four 3-pointers in a 17U Gold Division championship game against Kessel Heat Black on Friday afternoon. Vaske is a 6’1 point guard who is capable of leading a team and managing a game, as well as putting points on the board. He has already scored 1,000 career points at Norwalk HS.

Wesley Dreamer — SF — 2019 — Martin Brothers Select
Kid came to play and came up big in the 16U NY2LA Gold Division championship game as he helped Martin Brothers erase a 20-point deficit against Minnesota Select on Friday. He is a long, rangy player who plays much bigger than his 6’5 listed height. Despite coming off the bench for Martin Brothers, Dreamer scored a game-high 20 points, including several big buckets down the stretch.

Stock Boosters
Cole Henry — SF/PF — 2019 — Martin Brothers Select

Henry has all the physical tools, long, rangy, good athlete, solid frame and build. Is comfortable on the perimeter as a facilitator and is a really good passer, both as a post entry passer and as a playmaking point forward-type. He finished with seven points in the 16U Gold Division championship game on Friday and helped Martin Brother cap a huge comeback win over Minnesota Select with a clutch 3 late in the game.

Dashon Enoch PG — 2019 — Made Men
After a slow start, Enoch put together a strong second half in Friday’s 16U semifinal game against the Minnesota Comets Elite. He has a quick first step and is able to get past most defenders off the dribble with ease. He scored 11 points in the second half despite a tough performances at the free throw line. A 6’1 point guard, Enoch gets to the basket and finished well in traffic.

Aiden Vanderloo — SG — 2019 — Martin Brothers Select
Helped complete a thrilling comeback for Martin Brothers with a pair of free throws with 0.9 seconds remaining in the 16U NY2LA Association Gold Division championship game on Friday. A knock down shooter who competes at both ends of the floor, Vanderloo nailed a pair of 3s and finished with 10 points against Minnesota Select Friday afternoon.

Henry Abraham — SG — 2020 — 43 Hoops
One of the better shooters in the NY2LA Association, Abraham is an improving all-around player, utilizing pump fakes to free himself up for drives to the basket. On Friday, he knocked down three 3-pointers and led both teams with 13 points en route to a big semifinals win over Kessel Heat Black.

Eli Sustacek —SG — 2019 — Minnesota Select
A 6’2 shooting guard, Sustacek helped lead Minnesota Select to the 6U Gold Division championship game against Martin Brothers as he knocked down three 3-pointers and scored 13 points. He is an athletic guard who runs the floor well and finishes in transition and displays a smooth looking 3-point shooting stroke.

 Jarvis Wright — SF — 2019 — Minnesota Select
A talented wing player who displays a smooth 3-point stroke, Wright has deep range and an easy, repeatable shooting stroke from deep. He can handle the ball a little and gets to the bucket where he had several nice finishes on Friday in Minnesota Select’s contest against Martin Brothers in the 16U Gold Division finale. Wright is listed at 6’2 but surprises opponents with his length. He had several steals in the passing lanes and even blocked a pair of perimeter jumpers.

Jackson Watson — G/F — 2020 — Kessel Heat Black
Watson went for 13 points in Friday’s game against the Wisconsin Swing. Watson is a strong, 6’1 guard who can shoot from the perimeter and get on the boards. He led Kessel with six rebounds, knocked down three 3-pointers and a pair of free throws late in the game as Kessel held on for the win down the stretch.

David Ijadimbola — G — 2020 — 43 Hoops
A 6’1 guard, Ijadimbola is a competitor who can shoot from the outside as well as get to the basket. He is at his best attacking the bucket off the dribble where he combines a quick first step with terrific athleticism as he elevates and hangs in traffic to finish in the paint. On Friday he put together a big second half in a 15U semifinal game against Kessel Heat Black, scoring 10 points.

Maximus Williams — SG — 2019 — Made Men
A 6’1 shooting guard, Williams is a terrific 3-point shooter, especially when he gets his feet set. He connected on five 3-pointers in Friday’s 16U NY2LA Association semifinal contest against Minnesota Comets Elite and went for 19 points to lead Made Men in a loss. Knocked down a tough, contested 3 with a minute remaining to cap a big comeback and tie the game at 45.