The 2013 Generation Next Tip Off came to a close Saturday afternoon with some teams taking home hardware and others taking home good experience and quality basketball to reflect on. Several players showed their mettle this weekend and got after it on the court with top-flight performances. Matthew Brown was solid and dominant throughout the weekend, Jack Plumb put up some big numbers, Reece Beekman had a huge championship game, and others like Meanstreets’ Joffari Brown put together consistent performances through the day. Take a look at some of the best performers from the second and final day at the Generation Next Tip-Off tournament below...

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TOP PERFORMERS
REECE BEEKMAN - 2020 - G - PGE-SMITH
5-5 - WAUWATOSA, WI
Beekman went to work early and often in the 6th Grade Championship game on Sunday. In the first half Beekman was knocking down shots with decent range, got to the hoop possession after possession and made things happen with the ball in his hands, good for 18 points. The second half, he got others involved more, but still found a couple opportunities to score, including sinking a 3 and tallying 23 points in the game.

XAVIER CASTANEDA – 2018 – G – MEANSTREETS
5-9 – CHICAGO, IL
The quick and talented young perimeter standout elevated his play on Sunday in terms of his activity and production.  He attacked the rim off the bounce, he scored in transition, he knocked down jumpers, and he delivered a couple of strong performances in helping lead the Meanstreets program to the 14U tournament championship alongside Joffari Brown.

DONOVAN BILLINGS - 2020 - F - PGE-SMITH
6-0 - MILWAUKEE, WI
Billings had a solid second day of the tournament, going to work on the glass on both ends of the floor. He scored 12 points in the semi-final matchup. In the championship, Billings shined again, grabbing offensive rebound after offensive rebound and getting put-backs all game long, scoring 18 points and owning the boards once again.

JOFFARI BROWN - 2018 - SF - MEANSTREETS
6-2 - CHICAGO, IL
Brown had a great tournament, and turned in an equally god performance to seal a championship day for Meanstreets. Scoring inside and on the break, Brown proved to be a tough matchup for opponents with his good size and power going to the hoop. He had 15 points in bowl the semifinal and the championship game.

MATTHEW BROWN - 2019 - PG - BUTLER ELITE
5-8 - KENOSHA, WI
Brown put together a very strong game to cap off the Generation Next Tip Off. Scoring 14 points, by way of draining a couple treys and getting to the rack in transition, Brown dominated the game at the guard level and led his team to the 7th Grade Championship win.

CARTER FREY - 2018 - SG - IOWA ELITE
5-9 - WAUKEE, IA
The Iowa Elite guard put together a couple really solid games on the second and final day of the tournament. Early in the day, Frey scored 13 points, knocking down a pair of three’s and moved the ball well. In the semi-final, Frey went on a scoring rampage, hitting 3 three’s and attacking the hoop relentlessly. In turn, he got to the line 15 times and converted 14 of them, scoring 29 points in the game.

ISAAC LINDSEY - 2020 - SG - PGE-SMITH
5-3 - MINERAL POINT, WI
Lindsey had himself a couple really good games on the final day of the tournament. In one game, Lindsey scored 12 points, knocking down a couple three’s and hitting some regular jumpers around the mid-range. In another though, Lindsey lit up scoreboard, dropping in triples from all over, and deep, connecting on 7. All of his 21 points were from the perimeter.

DOMINIC MARTINELLI - 2020 - F - RISING STARS
5-3 - GLENVIEW, IL
Martinelli played a solid game for the young Rising Stars team. The skilled lefty was able to score inside with a couple nice moves around the basket. He showed good touch on his short jumper and was able to handle the ball some too to create space for himself or teammates. He finished with 16 points on one of the contests on Sunday.

JACK PLUMB - 2018 - C - GREEN BAY STORM
6-5 - GREEN BAY, WI
Plumb solidified himself as one of the top players in the tournament with another game in the quarterfinal matchup where he was practically unstoppable. Plumb went to work in the post, brought the ball up the floor in transition at times, rebounded the ball determinedly, and finished plays consistently. He dropped a major 29 points to get the hard-fought win to advance.

MARCUS WRIGHT - 2019 - G - CHICAGO SELECT
5-5 - CHICAGO, IL
Wright played well all day en route to leading his team to a championship berth. Wright averaged just over 15 ppg on the day, knocking down shots from the perimeter and the mid-range, but also scored off the bounce going to the rim. He took contact well on the drive and made plays with his strength and quickness regularly. Wright actually led all scorers in the 7th Grade championship game with 19.

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