MEQUON, Wisc. —  Day 2 annual NY2LA Sports Next Level Invitational saw thrilling performances and college coaches packing the house for Thursday’s live evaluation periods for NCAA Division I college coaches.  The match-up of the day might have been a thrilling back-and-forth between .R.E.A.C.H. Legends guard Rashad Williams and Quad City Elite guard Corvon Seals as the two combined to score more than 40 points in the first half of a slugfest Thursday afternoon.

TOP PERFORMERS
Rashad Williams — G — 2018 — R.E.A.C.H. Legends

No one was hotter on Thursday than Rashad Williams, who knocked down 10 3-pointers and scored 38 points in a win over Quad City Elite — and he did it in front of a bevy of college coaches. An athletic 6’1 guard, Williams knocked down seven 3-pointers in the first half and had 21 points at the break. A few early ones were open, but several were tough, contested chances. The second half saw Williams start taking the ball to the bucket and he opened with a pair of free throws and later added three more 3-pointers. He finished with 10 3-pointers and 38 points.

Corvon Seals — SG — 2018 — Quad City Elite
Seals and Williams had the best back-and-forth battle of the day on Thursday as the two guards were often matched up against each other throughout a key contest between the R.E.A.C.H. Legends and Seals Quad City Elite. A long, rangy 6’3 guard, Seals had 20 points in the first half and nearly matched Williams’ seven 3-pointers. He can create his own shot off the bounce, is good at getting all the way to the bucket and has deep range on his outside shot.

Zach Toussaint — PG — 2019 — Kessel Heat Black
A 6’0 2019 point guard, Zach Toussaint helped Kessel Heat Black advance in the 16U division with an 18-point performance on Thursday afternoon against Martin Brothers. Toussaint continues to impress this summer and has established himself as one of the better young talents in the NY2LA Association. He is a fearless competitor who doesn’t back down from a challenge. He is a knock down 3-point shooter and is terrific getting to the bucket and finishing in traffic or drawing fouls.

Tate Machacek — F — 2020 — 43 Hoops
Had it all working Thursday morning against Caron Butler Elite, knocked down a clutch 3 out of the corner to pull his team within one point with 35 seconds remaining in a win against Caron Butler Elite. At 6’5, Machacek is one of the NY2LA Association’s better players in his age division armed with terrific size, frame and athleticism and an inside-outside skill set to go with it.

Alan Vanderloo — SG — 2019 — Martin Brothers Select
A 6’2 guard, Vanderloo is an elite shooter and had it working on Thursday afternoon against Kessel Heat Black in the 16U division. He knocked down five 3-pointers and finished with xx points as Martin Brothers advanced with a win. With a deep and talented front line, getting some much needed perimeter shooting from Vanderloo and others really opens things up inside.

Van Rees — SF — 2018 — Martin Brothers
Rees is a tough, hard-nosed competitor who can do a lot of different things. A 6’6 wing player, Rees has good size and athleticism and wants to defend. He can handle the ball a little and good in the open floor and finishing the break. He is also a handful on the offensive boards as he combines athleticism with tenacity. He finished with a game-high 19 points in a win over Yanders Law on Thursday afternoon.

Flynn Cameron — 2017 — G — AUSA Platinum
Cameron is an impressive performer. Armed with a smooth handle, Cameron gets to the bucket where he is a creative finisher in traffic. He has a high arcing 3-point shot, but he makes them consistently. Finished with a game-high 18 points in a loss to Minnesota Comets Elite on Thursday. He is listed as a 2017 despite his June 30, 2000 birth date.

Alton Thompson — SG/SF — 2018 — Mac Irvin Fire
Kid is a dynamic athlete, one of the most athletic players in the NY2LA Association this year. He threw down several highlight reel dunks, got on the boards and led all scorers with 14 points in a win over Team Inland Empire on Thursday afternoon. He is tough off the bounce, able to get all the way to the rim off the dribble and is an improving outside shooter. Thompson is a competitor at the defensive end and has the ability to lock guys up.

Ben Canady — PG — 2018 — All In Athletics Linton
There might not be a more creative and crafty finisher around the basket in the NY2LA Association than Canady. He has a wide range of runners, floaters and scoop shots that he uses to put points on the board. Canady has decent size and is a crafty ball handler who keeps opponents off balance and carves out space to get to the bucket. Had a good performance for All In Athletics Linton on Thursday afternoon in a loss to Omaha Elite, finishing with 16 points.

Mitchell Plombon — SF — 2018 — Minnesota Comets 
A left hander, Plombon has a nice inside-outside game with the ability to take his game in the post where he combines a variety of moves with a physical brand of play. Is a versatile player, able to step out and knock down shots, handle the ball and moves well without the basketball as well. 

STOCK BOOSTERS
Donyae McCaskill — PG — 2019 — Yanders Law

McCaskill proved to be difficult to check in a Thursday morning game. McCaskill is a high flying athlete that is dynamic in the open court and is nearly impossible for teams to keep out of the paint. He is a creative finisher in traffic and has the ability to get to the free throw line in bunches.

Wyatt Schroeder — F — 2020 — 43 Hoops
He is a really nice all-around interior player, a dirty work kid that does a lot of little things at a high level. A 6’6 forward, Schroeder is a good rebounder, has good size and athleticism and is a terrific rebounder and defender. 

Tyrell Carroll — PG — 2018 — Omaha Elite
A quick guard who can make plays, Carroll excelled on Thursday getting to the bucket and finishing in traffic. He has terrific quickness and is tough for opposing teams to keep out of the lane. He finished with 14 points in a runaway win for Omaha Elite over All In Athletics Linton.

Jakobe Thompson — PG — 2021 — Caron Butler Elite
A playmaking point guard, Thompson had a strong showing Thursday morning against 43 Hoops. He is especially tough to contain in the open court as he does a good job of attacking the bucket and finishing.

Aaron Shoot — SG — 2018 — Quad City Elite
Kid lives up to his last name as he can really fill it up from long distance. Has a little shake and bake in his game and is able to use his dribble to set up outside jumpers. 

Jaeden Zackary — G — 2019 — Kessel Heat Black
A do-everything type player who plays bigger than his 6’1 listed height due to his athleticism. Zackary does a little bit of everything well, from defending multiple positions to rebounding to putting the ball in the bucket. He is a solid ball handler, passer and outside shooter and plays the game under control. 

Quinn Blair — F — R.E.A.C.H. Legends
Really like his game, Blair has a good, strong frame at 6’6 and has good feet. As the tallest player on the Legends’ roster, Blair is mostly needed inside where he battles post players and forwards. But he can step out and shoot from the outside, handle the ball and brings a lot of versatility to the court. 

Mateo Blocker — SF — 2017 — Inland Empire
The second day in a row Blocker has shown us something, he is an inside-outside player who does a good job of collecting garbage buckets and getting to the free throw line. He led Inland Empire in a loss to Mac Irvin Elite on Thursday afternoon with 15 points and showed off a diverse skill set, getting into the lane as well as knocking down a 3-pointer.

Tre Pierre — PF/C — 2018 — The Force
A 6’5 wide body post player, Pierre did nearly all over his damage around the bucket, but stepped out and knocked down a big 3-pointer late and finished with a game-high 15 points to help The Force pull out a close win over the Wisconsin Shooters Thursday afternoon. Pierre has a good feel for getting open along the baseline and catches everything. Has good hands and finds a way to finish tough chances.