Sunday marked the final day of the annual NY2LA SPORTS May Invitational. We began the day with quarterfinal play and by the time the tournament was complete, one team in each age group was left standing and Northern Iowa bound guard Wyatt Lohaus had guided the Iowa Barnstormers to the 17U tournament championship.  We continue our coverage of the 8th annual hoops tournament with a look at top performers and stock boosters from Sunday’s action…

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Top Performers
Levi Bradley – 2015 – F – TP Elite
6-6 – Pius XI HS – Milwaukee, WI

Bradley continued to be the surprise of the tournament on Sunday. The long and bouncy forward scored 18 points for TP Elite in their quarterfinal win over the Madison Spartans. Bradley was back at it in the semifinals, scoring 21 points, including the game-winner with five seconds left to knock off the Wisconsin Swing. Against a very tough Iowa Barnstormers team in the championship game, Bradley and TP Elite struggled, but he still fought his way to another double-digit scoring effort. Bradley’s improving very quickly and learning his strengths, which are taking bigger defenders off the dribble and using his long wing span to finish in traffic.

Jevon Carter – 2014 – PG – Team NLP
6-2 – Proviso East HS – Maywood, IL

Carter did just about all he could to keep Team NLP in the game against the Iowa Barnstormers. With touted forward Evan Boudreaux not in action, Carter picked up the scoring load and was getting just about everything to fall, particularly from 3-point range. Carter finished with 27 points in the loss.

Wyatt Lohaus – 2014 – G – Iowa Barnstormers
6-2 – Iowa City West HS – North Liberty, IA

Lohaus was spectacular Sunday morning in a quarterfinal win over Team NLP. The Northern Iowa commit dropped 30 points, seemingly scoring at will throughout the game. Lohaus continued his groove in the semifinals, going off for 31 points in a win over the Eric Gordon All-Stars. The junior guard then capped off his day with a double-digit scoring effort as the Iowa Barnstormers cruised to a victory in the 17U title game over TP Elite.

Bryant McIntosh – 2014 – G – Ray Allen Select
6-4 – Greensburg HS – Greensburg, IN

The Peoria Irish were forced to pick their own poison against McIntosh and Eric Gordon All-Stars Sunday morning. If he was given an open look, McIntosh knocked it down, when the defense crept up on him, McIntosh went right by and got to the basket. The Indiana State commit finished with 20 points in the quarterfinal victory.

Star Watch
Lamonte Bearden – 2014 – PG – Wisconsin Swing
6-2 – Germantown HS – Germantown, WI

Bearden was unstoppable in the first half against Ray Allen Select. The junior point guard scored 19 points in the half, and 24 for the game, most of which came off transition buckets. Bearden was just as good defensively, collecting a number of steals and shutting down the offensive firepower for Ray Allen Select. Bearden was banged up a bit in the semifinals, but still scored 16 points in a losing effort.

Stock Boosters
Trevor Anderson – 2016 – PG – Wisconsin Academy
6-2 – Stevens Point HS – Stevens Point, WI

Anderson continues to be one of the most dominant freshman on the AAU circuit this spring. The freshman began the day with a 16-point performance in a quarterfinal win over Playground Elite and followed that up with 24 points in the semifinals. Anderson was on cruise control the whole weekend, leading Wisconsin Academy to yet another title. He plays the game with an unmatched toughness and leadership, which is very impressive.

Sam Hauser – 2016 – F – Wisconsin Academy
6-4 – Stevens Point HS – Stevens Point, WI

Hauser is a dangerous player when he’s hitting shots from 3-point range and on Sunday, he had it going. The freshman consistently scored in double figured on Sunday. Hauser loves to set the defense up with his 3-point shooting and as soon as his defenders start to over commit, he has the awareness and skill set to get to the basket and finish. Hauser is also a very good rebounder and able to guard any position on the floor.

Jake Jurss – 2015 – G – DTA
6-2 – Sheboygan Lutheran HS – Sheboygan, WI

Jurss shot the ball very well over the past couple of days and had another big game for DTA in their quarterfinal win over Team Rose. Jurss had 19 points in the game, including a couple of big 3-pointers down the stretch.

Jaylen Key – 2015 – SF – TP Elite
6-6 – Homestead HS – Milwaukee, WI

Key stepped up this weekend and helped lead TP Elite to the 17U title game. The sophomore forward started to become more aggressive offensively, attacking the rim and knocking down mid-range jumpers. Key has always been an excellent defender and rebounder and was really impressive on that end of the floor all weekend, using his long wing span to disrupt the offense.

Derek Rongstad – 2014 – G/F – Madison Spartans
6-4 – Middleton HS – Middleton, WI

Rongstad had a consistent and solid weekend. The junior wing scored 15 points for the Spartans in their quarterfinal loss to TP Elite. Rongstad shot the ball well from downtown and showed good ability to handle the ball and make plays in transition.

Recruiting Notes
Lamonte Bearden has offers from Oregon State, San Francisco, Wisconsin-Green Bay, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Michigan State, Syracuse, Northwestern, Iowa, Iowa State, Purdue, Creighton, Denver, and Butler are currently showing interest.

Sam Hauser is receiving interest from Toledo, Wisconsin, Virginia, Northern Iowa, and Creighton.