The NY2LA Sports Invitational continued on Saturday as tournament action began and the competition really got rolling. Elite 2015 center Diamond Stone had another solid day while 2013 Ryan Taylor shot the ball very well for Full Package Walker.  We continue our coverage of the annual hoops spectacular with a look at some more talented prospects who delivered on day 2…

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Top Performers
Jevon Carter -- 2014 -- G -- Team NLP
6-2 -- Proviso East H.S. -- Maywood, IL

Carter knocked in some huge buckets, including the game-winner with under 10 seconds to play as he led Team NLP to a close win over Illinois Old School Woods. He played hard and made big plays when it mattered the most.

Jeremiah Ferguson -- 2015 -- PG -- Illinois Celtics
6-0 -- Marist H.S. -- Naperville, IL

With starting guard KJ Santos out for the weekend, Ferguson stepped in and did an admirable job running the point. Ferguson played in attack mode for much of the contest and used the drive to force defenses to collapse as he drew fouls or found open teammates.

Ryan Taylor -- 2013 -- SF -- Full Package Walker
6-5 -- Michigan City H.S. -- Michigan City, IN

Taylor was one of the surprises of the day as he knocked in four first-half three-pointers (two off the dribble, two off the catch) in a win over the Wisconsin Playmakers. Taylor shot the ball with confidence and handled the ball as well, attacking and finding teammates or using his length to put up an attempt near the rim. Taylor is still in search of a basketball home either at the D-1 or postgraduate level and should be looked at by low-majors looking for guards that can shoot and create off the bounce.

Diamond Stone -- 2015 -- C -- Young Legends
6-10 -- Whitefish Bay Dominican -- Wauwatosa, WI

Stone had another tremendous outing in a win over Central IL Net Gain. Stone can obviously score and rebound and is a load to handle on the interior, but his perimeter jumper continues to improve and he also is showing more of a feel as a good outlet passer. With his vice-grip hands and ability to rebound, Stone finding his streaking guards for easy buckets will be important to give him some much-needed breaks from running the floor on every single possession.

Star Watch
Malik Clements -- 2014 -- SG -- Madison Spartans
6-4 -- Madison West H.S. -- Madison, WI

Clements started off very slow against World Class Basketball, but he and his teammates righted the ship on their way to victory. Clements is most comfortable taking guys off of the dribble and attacking the rim as he uses his body to create space to score. If Clements becomes a more efficient scorer, he can be a dangerous player.

Josh Jackson -- 2016 -- SF -- Dorian's Pride
6-7 -- Detroit Consortium -- Detroit, MI

Jackson didn't have his best day, but you can still see the definite flashes of a future high-major player. Jackson has a great feel as a passer and playmaker with the ball in his hands and does his best scoring by attacking the hoop.

Wyatt Lohaus -- 2014 -- PG -- Iowa Barnstormers
6-2 -- Iowa City West -- North Liberty, IA

I really enjoy Lohaus' attention to detail on the offensive end, especially the mid-range game. Lohaus gets it done scoring the ball or finding teammates and his aforementioned mid-range game ranks as one of the best among point guards I've seen this spring. Wyatt does a great job of creating space using his body in subtle ways to bump his defender and free up just enough space to get off a jumper.

Joseph Toye -- 2015 -- SF -- Illinois Celtics
6-7 -- Whitney Young H.S. -- Chicago, IL

A tremendous athlete with solid upside, Toye used his speed and leaping ability to get to the rim and score in a morning victory. His jumper still needs to continue to develop, but there is no doubting that Toye has high-major upside on the wing.

Stock Boosters
Joe Powell -- 2014 -- F -- Dorian's Pride
6-7 -- Saginaw H.S. -- Saginaw, MI

Dorian's Pride is loaded with long and athletic wing forwards and Powell caught my eye with his bounciness and motor around the hoop. Powell also shows a dash of skill, although he needs to tighten his handle and improve his range and consistency on his jumper if he wants to transition to the wing. Most of Powell's damage is done inside, but he was active throughout Saturday.

Tyler Seibring -- 2015 -- PF -- Central IL Net Gain
6-7 -- Normal Community H.S. -- Towanda, IL

With so many college systems going 4-out, 1-in, Seibring will intrigue college coaches with his quick-release catch-and-shoot three-point stroke while also displaying the willingness to rebound on the interior and defend a bit in the post. While most big men will have trouble guarding a player like Diamond Stone, Seibring at least made Stone a bit uncomfortable by taking him out to the perimeter and using his strengths.

Jachai Taylor -- 2015 -- SF -- IL Rising Stars Elite 16s
6-5 -- Waukegan -- Waukegan, IL

There's usually someone waiting in the wings at Waukegan and it appears Taylor is next in line. He's a great leaper off of two feet, plays well off the bounce and has a developing skill set that included some dribble moves in traffic and an 18-foot jumper that looked pretty good going down. Going forward those skills will need to improve for Taylor to max out his potential, but he's a big-time athlete on the wing with room to grow as a player.

Zach West -- 2015 -- SF -- IL Attack Davis
6-4 -- Oswego H.S. -- Oswego, IL

It's hard to define a position or college level at this very moment for Zach West, but he's just a solid basketball player. West does a bit of everything and will rebound well from the wing just as easily as he'll set up a teammate on the other end.

Luke Zuiker -- 2014 -- SF -- Wisconsin Playmakers Peterson
6-5 -- Marshfield H.S. -- Marshfield, WI

Zuiker played well in a loss to Full Package Walker and it's easy to see why D2 programs are taking an interest. Zuiker started by knocking in some perimeter looks before graduating to the mid-range game and eventually getting some buckets near the rim. Guys that are 6-5 and have the intelligence to play defenders off the three-point line will always have a place in college basketball and Zuiker did that very well on Saturday.

News and Notes:
Josh Jackson claimed scholarship offers from Kansas, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Georgetown and Indiana.

Joe Toye claimed scholarship offers from Creighton, Providence and UIC with interest coming on strong from Virginia Tech and Northwestern.