On championship Sunday of the annual NY2LA Sports Invitational we saw prospects from across the country compete on the hardwood for a chance to win it all.  We watched 5-star prospects compete and we saw many players emerge into promising young prospects.  With teams coming from Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin here are some of the players that stood out to me.

Top Performers 
TyTy Washington – 2021 (Team Harden 16u)
- Washington had a great weekend playing for the talented Team Harden team.  He is still a young prospect who is developing parts of his game but his scoring ability is all there.  He isn't the most athletic player yet, but he has the skill set to make up for it.  He was scoring off the bounce and pulling up from almost everywhere on the floor.  His crossover is lethal, and he was shifting players all weekend long.  Washington finished with 27 points in Team Hardens win.

Patrick Baldwin Jr – 2021 (Phenom University 16u) - Baldwin continues to prove why he is one of the most highly touted 2021 prospects in the country.  Standing at 6-8 with an extremely long wingspan there's not many players his age with the size and skill that he possesses.  He had one of the smoothest jump shots on the weekend and was showing it off by hitting deep shots from all over the floor and well beyond the arc.  He is still just scratching the surface of his potential and improves every time I get the opportunity to watch him.  Baldwin finished with 21 points in Phenom's win over Mercury Elite.

DJ Carton – 2019 (Quad City Elite 17u) - The five-star talent was phenomenal all day Sunday just as he was all weekend long.  Not many players in the country are more productive then Carton as he produces game in and game out.  He proved that when he flips that switch he will score whenever, wherever, and however he wants too.  He got hot from beyond the arc and was hitting deep three pointers at a high rate during Quad City's championship run Sunday.  When he rises up some players didn't get the memo not to jump with him because he continues to throw down posturizing dunks.  Carton finished with 28 points in Quad City Elites final four win over Ray Allen Select.

Devon House – 2020 (Quad City Elite 16u) - House was making noise all weekend long and was a huge part in why Quad City Elite was able to top Team Harden in the 16u championship.  Teams simply didn’t have an answer for him.  Standing at 6-8 with a big frame he has some scary versatility he continues to add to his game.  He goes hard for every rebound and probably led every game he played in boards.  In the championship game the big man swerved and dribbled through defenders and then hit the last guy with a nice spin move to finish at the rim and the whole gym was buzzing.  He has strong post play and can score around the basket at a high rate too.  House finished with 20 points in the championship game.

Martin Macenis – 2019 (ET21 Buckeyes 17u) - Macenis was making noise all weekend long and Sunday was no different.  He is a wing with good size who can score in bunches.  He has great handles for a player his size and can score off the bounce extremely well.  Macenis was finishing around the rim with different creative moves.  A legitimate division 1 prospect he is a player to pay close attention to over the next couple of months.  Sunday morning, he dropped 26 points over the Hoopers and he kept it up scoring 17 points against Phenom University.

Stock Boosters
Kobe Johnson – 2021 (Phenom University 15u)
- The younger brother of 5 star 2020 Jalen Johnson is starting to make a name for himself.  Johnson is a true floor general who has a smooth style of game.  He can handle the ball, make great timely passes, and proved that he can score in bunches all weekend long.  When he was locked in and playing aggressively he was virtually getting anywhere and anything on the offensive side.  Defensively he uses his length to disrupt passing lanes and even had a couple of big time blocks.  He finished with 17 points in Phenom University’s championship win.

Justin Harmon – 2019 (All-In Athletics 17u) - Harmon is a 6-4 shooting guard with an extremely smooth style of play.  He elevates high on his nice jump shot and has a quick release making it very easy to shoot over defenders.  He can score in bunches and it sometimes looks easy for him because he does it so smoothly.  He can create offensive not only for himself, but he sets his teammates up nicely for easy buckets.  Harmon finished with 20 points.

Preston Maccoux – 2019 (Ray Allen Select 17u) - The recently reclassified wing has been playing very well all spring and Sunday was no different.  The 6-6 wing is extremely versatile and brings a lot of good things to the table for the talented Ray Allen Select team.  He can score from all over the floor but is probably at his best while slashing to the rim.  He proved that he can hit jump shots as he was shooting well all weekend.  He even threw down a nasty poster dunk.  Maccoux holds offers from a host of different division 2 programs and you can expect more to come his way.  He scored 12 points in Ray Allen's win over All-In Athletics.

Tyler Cochran – 2019 (Hoopers Basketball Club 17u) - Cochran had a phenomenal performance early Sunday Morning as he posted a double double with 16 points and 16 rebounds.  He scored from all three levels and was attacking the rim with tons of strength and aggression.  I haven't seen many players attack the glass as hard as he was, Cochran wanted every single rebound that he could get.  A legitimate division 1 prospect he currently holds offers from Toledo, Tennessee State, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, and University of Chicago.  If he keeps playing at a high level, you can expect that list to grow in the coming months.