The annual 2012 NY2LA Sports Invitational hit the courts this past weekend in the greater Milwaukee area as over 200 teams took to the hardwood in search of the coveted platinum championship at 9u-17u levels.  While the usual suspects like Burton, Thomas, Fischer, Fuller, Garrett, Koenig, Hegner, etc. performed at a high level, a host of other in-state prospects delivered as well on opening night.  We begin our coverage of the tournament here at 414HOOPS.COM with a day 1 recap of some of the other in-state talent like Grafton’s Scott Tyler that shined on opening night…

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TOP PERFORMERS
Nick Allen – 2013 – PG – DTA Spartans
(5-11/155 – Milwaukee Juneau/Morse/Marshall – Milwaukee, WI)

Turned in a solid opening night performance as he finished with 15 points and helped lead his team to an opening night win over Full Package.  Showed handles, breakdown skills, an ability to finish off the bounce, and range beyond the arc in a high quality day 1 performance.

Riley Lachance – 2014 – G – RAS
(6-2/160 – Brookfield Central H.S. – Brookfield, WI)

The sharpshooting perimeter talent filled the nets to the tune of 20 points on a variety of mid-range looks, trey balls, etc.  Continues to evolve each time he takes the floor and he delivered another quality opening night effort this past weekend.

Reed Timmer – 2013 – PG – RAS
(6-0/165 – New Berlin Eisenhower – New Berlin, WI)

The tough hard-nosed skilled lead guard brought another high quality floor performance to the table on Friday night.  Always in control, Timmer drained mid-range looks, delivered pinpoint passes, and made excellent decisions once again as is his calling card.  He is solid, steady, and consistent virtually every time he takes the floor.

Scotty Tyler – 2013 – PF – TP Elite
(6-7/190 – Grafton H.S. – Grafton, WI)

An active forward willing to compete, Tyler brought intangibles to the court on both ends with a solid floor performance.  He finished around the basket, was active on the glass, and played physical on both ends, etc.  Tyler was a key factor in the opening night win for TP Elite.

Jake Showalter – 2014 – SG – Wisconsin Swing
(6-3/170 – Germantown H.S. – Germantown, WI)

Returned from an injury suffered in late April to drain 5 trey balls on his way to 23 points in helping the Swing to an opening night win over Gateway Basketball.  He showed range and the ability to take over the game from beyond the arc with a solid opening night performance.

STOCK BOOSTERS
Paul Miller – 2014 – SG – Wisconsin Shooters
(6-2/165 – Kettle Moraine H.S. – Kettle Moraine, WI)

Talented wing that dropped 17 points in an opening night victory.  Miller scored in a variety of ways and continued to look the part of one to pay close attention to in the coming year.

Brett Prahl – 2013 – F/C – Wisconsin Swing
(6-9/200 – East Troy H.S. – East Troy, WI)

Turned in arguably his best performance this spring as he finished with 18 points and was active on both ends in an opening night win over Team DRose All-Stars.  He finished in the paint, played physical on both ends, and served as a solid interior force on both ends of the court in a nice performance on day 1.