The 2013 Generation Next Tip-Off got jumping Saturday as several teams came together in battle, trying to get to the championship game Sunday. 2020’s SF Brandis Bowen and Jalen Johnson were tremendous on the hardwood in Day 1, but others like Joffari Brown, John Young and more brought bring performances to the table as well. Here’s a look at the Top Performers from Saturday’s play this weekend...

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TOP PERFORMERS
BRANDIS BOWEN - 2020 - G/F - PGE-SMITH
5-8 - MILWAUKEE, WI

Bowen dominated the inside all game long in a solid victory over ET12 Buckeyes. Down a teammate, Bowen knew he had to step up for his team, and he did so by demanding the ball at times, being ready to catch and score inside, and cleaned up on the offensive glass with a number of put-backs. Bowen dropped 31 points in their victory.

JORDAN BOYD - 2018 - PF - ET12 BUCKEYES
6-3 - BELLWOOD, IL

Boyd carries a ton of potential and upside in his game with his great size and developing skill-set.  He helped his team build an 18 point lead in one contest against a pesky Wisconsin Academy squad, and he showed he can score inside on the block or by slashing from the wing at times. Once his motor catches up and he runs the floor better in transition, Boyd will become extremely difficult to defend. Boyd scored 13 in the win.

JOFFARI BROWN - 2018 - SF - MEANSTREETS
6-2 - CHICAGO, IL

Brown led the way for Meanstreets in a big win early Saturday. Brown is emerging as a talented wing player who does an excellent job finding gaps and stretch the floor with his athleticism. Brown scored 24 points and looks to have much potential to make more plays with his shooting, not settling for contested jumpers.

LARRY CANADY - 2019 - G/F - BUTLER ELITE
5-9 - RACINE, WI

Canady had a strong overall game for Butler Elite in their afternoon run. The 2019 wing prospect ran the floor in transition to finish some lay-ups, pushed the ball himself off of rebounds and knocked down a couple shots, playing very efficient. His speed and size combined make him a challenging matchup for opponents. He had 14 points in the victory.

MAX FERNHOLZ - 2018 - PF - WISCONSIN ACADEMY
5-11 - STOUGHTON, WI

Fernholz continues to perform well in NY2LA Sports events, averaging 14 ppg in the course of their two afternoon games. Fernholz knocked down a pair of three’s in the early contest and then added 3 more in a strong effort to close the point gap. He rebounds hard, has a good shot inside, and outside at times and showed an ability to put the ball on the floor today, driving the lanes for a couple baskets as well.

JALEN JOHNSON - 2018 - G/F - WI PLAYGROUND WARRIORS
5-10 - SUN PRAIRIE, WI

Johnson was unstoppable for the WI Playground Warriors in 6th grade action. Johnson did an excellent job defensively for the most part, which helped him get steals or long rebounds and get up court where he finished often at the hoop. He also knocked down a couple mid-range jumpers, all to the tune of 27 points, 1 coming off a free throw.

TYLER HERRO - 2018 - G - WHITNALL M.S.
5-10 - GREENFIELD, WI

Though the team had trouble finding a rhythm in early afternoon action, Herro played hard and did a nice job flaming the nets for 6 three-point shots he made. Herro has good handles, flashes remarkable passing instincts. He scored 20 points in a loss to Iowa Elite, draining 6 triples.

JEVON MASON - 2018 - G - IOWA ELITE
5-9 - WEST DES MOINES, IA

Mason had a strong outing early Saturday, dropping 16 points and leading his team to a big victory. Mason can shoot the ball, really at any level but is lethal from the perimeter where he knocked down 3 three’s, handled the rock strong and was pretty efficient from the floor,

ZACH ROBINSON - 2018 - PG - ST. CHARLES STORM
5-7 - WINNETKA, IL

Robinson scored 13 points in a hard-fought game manning the helm. Robinson does a solid job with the ball in his hands, controlling tempo and finding open teammates. Robinson knocked down a trio of three’s and led his team to a big victory in the end.

JOHN YOUNG - 2018 - SF - ET12 BUCKEYES
6-2 - CHICAGO, IL

Young has tremendous size and power that allowed him to penetrate and get to the line. He showed he can extend off the block pretty well for short-range jumpers, but he is very strong when sprinting the floor in transition and working for position on the offensive glass. He finished his team’s win with 19 points to pave the way for others as well.

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