Day four of the 2013 NY2LASPORTS Next Level Invitational tipped off from Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin Saturday. As teams continued playoff competition in hopes of coming away with the platinum championship, Illinois bound Michael Finke was one of many standout performers.  Here’s a look at Finke and others who delivered strong efforts on Saturday…

Top Performers
Michael Finke – 2014 – PF – Peoria Irish
6-8 – Centennial HS – Champaign, IL
Finke scored a game-high 22 points in a win over the SYF Players Saturday morning. The Illinois commit showed he could score from all over the floor, knocking down 3-pointers and mid-range jumpers, and tough baskets inside. Finke also had a solid defensive outing, swatting a handful of shots.

Christopher Galbreath – 2014 – F – SYF Players
6-6 – Noblesville HS – Chicago, IL
Galbreath gave SYF a consistent post presence on both ends of the floor. The senior forward scored 18 points and was constantly hounding the offensive and defensive glass. Galbreath attacked the basket and converted some tough finishes inside.

Jarvis Garrett – 2014 – PG – TP Elite
5-11 – Notre Dame Prep (MA), Milwaukee, WI
Garrett put together a big second half for TP Elite in their loss to the Minnesota Comets Saturday afternoon. The senior scored 16 of his 18 points, putting a struggling TP Elite team on his back. Garrett was dynamic in the open floor, often going coast-to-coast for lay-ins. Garrett also hit a couple of 3-pointers and mid-range jumpers in isolation sets.

Kurt Hall – 2014 – G/F – Team NLP
6-4 – North Chicago HS – North Chicago, IL
Hall has always been an athletic wing who is very tough to stop when he’s headed to the basket. On Saturday, the 6-4 senior showed an improved 3-point jumper, connecting three times from downtown. Hall finished the game with 17 points in a win over the Madison Spartans.
 
Sam Hauser – 2016 – F – Wisconsin Academy
6-4 – Stevens Point HS – Stevens Point, WI
Hauser scored 24 points for Wisconsin Academy in a win over the Wisconsin Shooters. The sophomore’s versatility was uncontainable for most of the game. Hauser takes what the defense gives him, whether it’s a look from downtown, a drive into the paint, or a post touch down low.

Nick Rutherford – 2015 – PG – SYF Players
6-3 – Pike HS – Indianapolis, IN
Rutherford was all over the floor during a triple overtime loss to the Wisconsin Blizzard in the round of 16. The junior floor general scored 17 points and made all sorts of plays in transition, including a number of nice assists. Rutherford is a quick, smart guard that makes good decisions and makes them quickly.

Josh Weix – 2014 – PF – Wisconsin Playmakers
6-6 – North HS – Eau Claire, WI
Weix has been one of the pleasant surprises of the tournament. The 6-6 forward continues to put together big performances, including an 18-point effort in a win over ECI Select. The lefty forward is a strong, versatile big man that runs the floor exceptionally well.

Star Watch
Evan Boudreaux – 2015 – PF – Team NLP
6-8 – Lake Forest HS – Lake Forest, IL
Boudreaux and Team NLP cruised to an easy win in the platinum bracket round of 16. The junior forward scored in double figures and was impressive on the offensive glass, following misses in transition for easy put backs.

Cody Schwartz – 2015 – F – Wisconsin Blizzard
6-8 – West De Pere HS – De Pere, WI
Schwartz scored 23 points in a triple overtime win over SYF Players. The junior forward started the game off slowly, but then proceeded to pick things up as the game went on. Schwartz scored a couple of late buckets and recorded some blocks in the extra sessions to help the Blizzard prevail.

Stock Boosters
Anthony Carver – 2015 – G/F – Wisconsin Shooters
6-3 – Wisconsin Lutheran HS – Milwaukee, WI
Carver elevated his play on Saturday to help the Shooters reach the final four. The 6-3 wing has vastly improved his perimeter and attacking skills. Carver had a huge second half in Saturday night’s win over the Wisconsin Blizzard, scoring 20 of his 24 points.

Christopher Duke – 2014 – SG – ECI Select
6-3 – Del-Lacs Burlington HS – Minot, ND
Duke was on fire during a Saturday morning loss to the Wisconsin Playmakers. The 6-3 guard hit seven shots from downtown on his way to a game-high 25 points. Duke showed the ability to shoot over his defender and come off screens and get his shot off with ease. Duke also scored a game-high 19 points in a loss to the Rockford Ambassadors Saturday night.

Andrew Foley – 2014 – SG – Minnesota Comets
6-5 – St. Cloud Tech, St. Cloud, MN
Foley hit some big 3-pointers down the stretch to lift the Minnesota Comets to an upset victory. The senior sharpshooter connected three times from beyond the arc in the second half and four for the game, on his way to a game-high 21 points. Foley also hit some clutch free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.

Deang Deang – 2016 – G/F – Playground Elite
6-2 – East HS – Madison, WI
Deang is steadily improving his ability to attack the basket and knock down shots from mid-range. The sophomore scored 22 points in a Saturday night win. Deang is a long, athletic wing that appears to have a good upside.

Grant Kramer – 2017 – F – Kingdom Hoops
6-4 – Johnston HS – Johnson, IA
Kramer was outstanding for Kingdom Hoops in their win over the Wisconsin Shooters Saturday morning. The freshman kept his team in the game early with a big first half and in crunch time, took the game over. Kramer is as versatile as they come. The 6-4 big man can hit 3-ponters consistently, take his man off the dribble, and has the strength to play and score inside. Kramer scored a game-high 23 points in the win.

Jemell Posey – 2015 – G – Milwaukee Spartans
6-1 – OldMar Christian – Milwaukee, WI
Posey had a terrific all-around outing for the Spartans in a win over the Wisconsin Playmakers Saturday morning. The 6-1 guard seemed to always be around the ball, recording 18 points and at least five assists and steals a piece. Posey is an unselfish lead guard that doesn’t force shots and plays within the offense.

Brock Stull – 2014 –SG – Rockford Ambassadors
6-3 – Boylan HS – Caledonia, IL
Stull had a complete game for the Ambassadors in a blowout win over ECI Select Saturday night. The 6-3 guard scored 17 points, and delivered eight rebounds and five assists. Stull has an excellent stroke from downtown and can create off the dribble as well.

Dylan Sortillo – 2014 – SG – Quad City Elite
6-2 – Bettendorf HS – Bettendorf, IA
Sortillo was on fire for Quad City Elite in their round of 16 win over the Southwest Minnesota Stars. In limited duty, Sortillo hit five 3-pointers en route to 17 points for the game. Sortillo spotted up well in offensive sets and also showed the ability to get his shot off quickly in transition.

Luke Zuiker – 2014 – F – Wisconsin Playmakers
6-6 – Marshfield HS – Marshfield, WI
Zuiker scored 18 points in a Saturday morning win over ECI Select. The senior forward consistently got to the rim off the dribble, using a number of strong moves. Zuiker also has good athleticism, which he used to make some impressive plays in transition.

Recruiting Notes
Andrew Foley is receiving interest from North Dakota State, Loyola (MD), and Lafayette.

Jarvis Garrett has offers from Creighton, Southern Mississippi, St. Joseph’s, La Salle, and Rhode Island. Miami (FL), Marquette, Oregon State, UConn, and Pittsburgh are showing interest.

Cody Schwartz has offers from Creighton, Marquette, Northern Iowa, and Wisconsin-Green Bay. Wisconsin, Iowa, Notre Dame, Davidson, Boston College, Nebraska, and others are showing interest.

Nick Rutherford has interest from Wake Forest, Miami (FL), Davidson, Iowa, IUPUI, and Indiana State.

2014 Quad City Elite PG C.J. Carr is receiving interest from Nebraska-Omaha, South Dakota State, North Dakota State, and Stony Brook.