On the second day of Next Level Invitational in Mequon, WI, players shook off a little of the early tournament rust and played some exciting games. Young prospects like Deang Deang, Cody Schwartz, Connor Konshak, Grant Hollie and others had either outstanding and exciting performances or steady outings that boosted their stock in front of NCAA coaches in attendance. Take a look at some of the top player and gifted young hoops who managed the pressure and succeeded greatly Thursday...

TOP PERFORMERS
DEANG DEANG - 2016 - SG - PLAYGROUND ELITE-SMITH
6-2 - MADISON EAST H.S. - MADISON, WI
Deang is a promising young talent with good length and excellent basketball instincts. With his length at the guard spot, Deang did a good job getting deflections and causing poor/rushed passes by the opponent several times. Once the turnover was created or rebound made on the one end, Deang was tremendous releasing on the break and finishing with good touch on some contested lay-ins in transition. He finished with a fast-paced, but hard-earned 22 points for Playground.

GRANT HOLLIE - 2014 - SG - E1T1-BLACK
6-3 - BENILDE ST. MARGARET’S H.S. - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Hollie put on a scoring spectacle at times in E1T1-Black’s Thursday contest. In the first half Hollie drilled three shots in fairly rapid succession, including two three’s and a really good looking pull-up jumper off a ball screen that swished through the net. He cooled a bit in his approach early in the second half but fought for each bucket down the stretch and in overtime, knocking down another pair of three’s and a basket which helped his team to the win. Hollie ended the game with 20 points.

CONNOR KONSHAK - 2015 - G - WI BLIZZARD-PRONSCHINSKE
6-2 - WEST DEPERE H.S. - DEPERE, WI
Konshak handled business to the point in the Blizzard-Pronschinske’s run away win Thursday afternoon. Konshak scored on the break, used dribble penetration to get to the rim in the half-court, rebounded hard and made some excellent passes for assists throughout the contest. His athleticism up and down the court was again impressive and Konshak helped his team with 18 points.

PAUL MILLER - 2014 - SG - WI SHOOTERS
6-4 - KETTLE MORAINE H.S. - WAUKESHA, WI
Miller may have had more points had the game been a little tighter throughout, but his 15 points and all-around strong play is a large reason why the Shooters were able to gap the lead early on and sustain. Miller poured in a couple triples early on and hit a sensational fall away shot off a pull-up with a defender in his face.

MILES SIGH - 2015 - G - WI SHOOTERS
6-2 - WHITEFISH BAY H.S. - MILWAUKEE, WI
In a successful day for the Shooters programs, Sigh played outstandingly in their 16U contest. With three-pointers, nifty transition work and solid takes off dribble penetration, the south-paw tallied together 19 exciting points. Sigh also showed his great vision and steady handle with the ball as he dished out several tough passes that found their mark each time.

STAR WATCH
CODY SCHWARTZ - 2015 - PF - WI BLIZZARD-PRONSCHINSKE
6-8 - WEST DE PERE H.S. - DE PERE, WI
Schwartz played an all-out solid game with 16 points and some good rebounding inside. Schwartz was steady with the ball and did a nice job spreading the ball around at his size, while also taking his opportunities to put points up on the board. Schwartz continued to show his shooting prowess with some nice mid-range work and cleaned up with a nice put-back in the first half. So much upside still with this hot 2015 prospect.

STOCK BOOSTERS
TAYLOR BONGIOVANNI - 2014 - G - E1T1-BLACK
5-10 - HOLY ANGELS H.S. - RICHFIELD, MN
Bongiovanni was in attack mode all game for E1T1-Black who pulled out a hard earned win in double-overtime. Bongiovanni did a lot of his damage in the first half with strong takes to the hoop, finishing a couple with lay-ups and another couple on floaters mid-range. He showed off some perimeter ability with a confident three late in the game and finished the game with 14 points.

DARION KING - 2015 - PF - PLAYGROUND ELITE
6-6 - RACINE CASE H.S. - RACINE, WI
King had a strong game for Playground Elite’s 16U’s. The big man from Racine did a great job using his size and frame on the interior to get some buckets at the hoop and ran well on the break as well. His energy during the game was good and he cleaned up with on the glass.

AANEN MOODY - 2017 - SG - NORTH DAKOTA PHENOM 2015
6-2 - DICKINSON H.S. - DICKINSON, ND
Playing up against 17U’s, Moody held his own and was productive in several fashions during the gritty game. Moody passed the ball well, went hard to the glass and loose balls and played tough defense. His trifecta of three-pointers helped his group mount a big comeback before unfortunately falling short at the finish. Moody had 11 points.

JORDAN PEREZ - 2014 - G - WI SHOOTERS
6-4 - GREENDALE H.S. - GREENFIELD, WI
Jordan Perez had another solid game for the Shooters and was an integral piece to their victory. Perez attacked the hoop well and finished plays off while doing a good job on the glass on both ends and using his athleticism to make plays for  his team. He ended the game with 14 points.

MITCH PFINGSTEN - 2014 - G - SW MINNESOTA STARS
6-2 - FAIRMONT H.S. - FAIRMONT, MN
Pfingsten played very well for the SW Minnesota Stars throughout the game in their big win Thursday. The 2014 guard finished some plays around the hoop, but his pair of trey’s really helped his team pull away. Pfingsten had 12 points in the game.

LOGAN WEYER - 2015 - PG - MN MAGIC ELITE
5-10 - BALDWIN-WO0DVILLE H.S. - BALDWIN-WOODVILLE, WI
Weyer did a great job with the ball in his hands and making decisions during MN Magic’s tough loss. Weyer shot the ball really well from 18 feet and in with a easy release and good follow through. He also saw the court really well in transition and made a couple great passes. Weyer had 12 points on the day.