One of the premier end of spring tournaments, the 2016 NY2LA Sports Invitational tipped off Friday from Homestead High School in Mequon, Wis. In one of the highlight matchups, Keshawn Justice and the Wisconsin Playground Warriors edged Howard Pulley in 16U play.

Here are the top performers and stock boosters from Friday’s action...

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TOP PERFORMERS
(Note – Listed in Alphabetical Order – Not an Exclusive List)

Marcus Domask – 2019 – SF – Ray Allen Select
We repeat ourselves way too much on Domask, but he continues to produce at a high level consistently. A 6-foot-4 swingman who’s very skilled for his age, Domask gets the job done without being the biggest, strongest, fastest, or most athletic, but because he’s the best basketball player on the floor more often than not. Domask does most of his damage in the post. He has a great understanding of how to pin and seal his man. Most of the time, Domask has already scored before the pass reaches him because he puts himself into great position. Domask can also stretch the floor with his three-point shooting and is deadly when he catches in rhythm. He had a game-high 14 points in a grind-it-out victory over Chicago Select on Friday. 

Keshawn Justice – 2018 – SF – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
It wouldn’t be surprising if at this time next year, we’re talking about Justice as a high major prospect. A long, athletic wing, Justice can shoot the ball from mid and three-point range effectively. An intriguing 6-foot-4, 190-pound sophomore, Justice is gaining confidence as he continues to fill into his body and most importantly his shot. Justice will take and make difficult shots off the bounce. His length and athleticism is also a weapon on the defensive end. Justice can get his hands in the passing lanes and block shots. He’s also a good rebounder for a wing and is strong enough of a ball handler to play somewhat of a point forward role for his team as well. 

Terrence Lewis – 2017 – SF – Playground Elite
One of the fast rising prospects in the country, Lewis found a way to help his team to a come from behind win over a tough Illinois Stars IBA squad.  Lewis scored from all three levels while contributing on the glass and making things happen on the defensive end of the court.  On an opening night the featured a tough matchup of teams playing hard on both ends, Lewis stood out and had another solid effort in a victory.

Luke Loewe – 2017 – G – Wisconsin Playground Warriors
Loewe is having a nice spring and even though it was a tough loss to Mercury Elite on Friday, had his bright spots. With Wisconsin commit Kobe King still on the mend, Loewe showed the ability to carry the load offensively. He had a couple of nice finishes around the rim and passes that turned into assists. Loewe has always been one of the most tenacious, hard-nosed defenders in the country and always locks his man up defensively. A 6-foot-3 combo guard that can shoot from mid and three-point range, Loewe continues to expand his offensive skillset this spring as well. 

Joe Sieger – 2017 – G – Mercury Elite Thomas
Sieger came up big for Mercury Elite in their upset win of the Wisconsin Playground Warriors on Friday. Sieger scored a game-high 21 points, many of which were back-breaking baskets in the second half. A combo guard that can get to the rim and finish in traffic, Sieger picked a part the press and often went coast-to-coast for some impressive finishes. Sieger also displayed strong intensity on defense, chesting his man and making him uncomfortable without fouling that caused a number of mistakes from the opposition. 

SLEEPERS
Tyree Ellis – 2017 – G – DTA

Another of the breakout efforts of the night was delivered by Ellis who dropped 25 points on a variety of baskets that included transition buckets, mid-range looks, and dribble drive penetration.  In a solid opening night win over Quad City Elite Ellis displayed versatile skill set that helped pace his team to victory.

Jared Murphy – 2017 – G/F – Chicago Lockdown
Murphy was solid on Friday as he helped his team to an opening night win.  Murphy knocked down the perimeter shot, he showed range beyond the arc, and he was active on both ends of the floor.  An unheralded talent on a team that features the likes of Connor Niego, Drew Evans, etc. Murphy had a strong outing on Friday.

Luke Vaske – 2018 – G – Martin Brothers
The opening half Vaske was virtually non-existent but in the second half the talented sophomore ripped the nets from long range while dropping 5 trey balls after halftime including a buzzer beater that sent the game to overtime.  When his team needed him he was at his best and he displayed a quality perimeter stroke in the process.

STOCK BOOSTERS
Myles Baker – 2019 – G – Chicago Select

If Baker improves his shooting ability, he’s got a chance to be a good prospect in the coming years. Baker hits most of the check marks in other areas. He’s a long 6-foot-2 combo guard that creates offense for himself and others. Baker has quick feet and uses his length on the defensive end as well to harass the ball handler. A high-IQ combo guard that makes good decisions with the basketball, Baker needs to work on his scoring ability from all three levels. But when that happens, he’s going to jump a few levels as a player. 

Carlos Curtis – 2018 – G – Wisconsin United
The elevating sophomore delivered another strong effort on Friday as he brought calm and solid decision making to the court along with nice leadership.  He attacked off the bounce, he created in transition, and when his team needed big plays he was generally in the mix both in terms of his skill package and his floor leadership.  He continues to grow as a prospect and Friday he was impressive in a variety of ways once again.

Jack Nolan – 2017 – G – Mercury Elite Thomas
On an evening of solid efforts from some nice sleepers, Nolan stood out and then some with a scintillating effort that helped his team to victory.  Nolan blistered the nets from long range on his way to hitting six trey balls and making a number of big shots in critical spots.  He has instincts, skill, and feel and a lethal perimeter stroke and that was on display Friday in impressive fashion.

Ante Sustic – 2017 – F – Playground Elite Green
An intriguing big man with a high ceiling, Sustic impressed and flashed some big potential in Friday’s win over Wisconsin Focus. Sustic is a little raw, but has some nice frame and strength. He prefers to play on the perimeter and create mismatch opportunities off the dribble. Sustic can also go coast-to-coast off the bounce and finish at the rim. More athletic, than explosive, Sustic moves his feet well for his 6-foot-10, 210-pound frame. Sustic can also do some things from the high post, either slashing or shooting over the top of the defense. 

Matthew Todd – 2018 – SG – Howard Pulley
Todd nearly willed Howard Pulley to a come from behind victory over the Wisconsin Playground Warriors. Putting together a huge second half, Todd scored all 16 of his points after halftime. Todd did a nice job of scoring off screens on Friday. He set himself up nicely with hard cuts away from the ball and read the defender to play angles and catch the ball in scoring position. A strong spot-up shooter, Todd also buried three triples in the second half. With Howard Pulley turning up the pressure to try and get back in the game, Todd also recorded a number of steals to jump start fast break opportunities. 

RECRUITING NOTES 
Luke Loewe has offers from Rutgers, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Saint Joseph’s, Elon, South Dakota State, Lehigh, Drake, and IUPUI. He’s currently fielding interest from Davidson as well.

Keshawn Justice has offers from Green Bay and Milwaukee. He listed Marquette, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Virginia, Northern Iowa, and Drake as programs showing interest.