Day 3 of the 2012 Next Level Invitational saw some new names deliver quality performances as pool play came to a close. While some talented young prospects delivered breakout performances, sharpshooting 2013 Nick Fuller dropped his best effort of the week so far as he started to tune up for bracket play this morning. We look at that and more in our recap of Day 3
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Darrylyn Willis - 2014 - F - Milwaukee Rebels
6-9/215 - Madison Memorial HS - Madison, WI
Willis is a long athletic forward with terrific hands around the rim. Willis can attack from outside the paint and collect offensive rebounds with his long wing span.
Ari Davis - 2016 - Point Guard - Madison Spartans
5-8 - Madison, WI
Davis is a true gamer and finished with 21 points leading the Spartans to a close victory over the Dakota Schoolers. Davis controlled the game throughout with his strong ball handling and continuously got to the rim.
Bobby Hambright - 2016 - SG - Playground Elite
5-8 - Milwaukee Riverside HS - Milwaukee WI
Hambright dropped 30 points for Playground Elite in a close win. Hambright has an excellent pull up jumper, especially in transition and picks his spots very well.
Robert Knar - 2013 - SG - Illinois Rising Stars
6-1 - Mundelein HS - Mundelein IL
Knar had another terrific game with 30 points, but scored his baskets in different ways. Knar is a very good three-point shooter, but found ways to get to the rim and score in traffic. Knar still knocked in a few three-point shots, but the Northern Iowa commit was terrific inside the three-point line.
Demontrae Jefferson - 2014 - PG - Milwaukee Rebels
5-7 - Milwaukee Hamilton HS - Milwaukee, WI
Jefferson continues his excellent tournament as the 5-7 point guard has been unstoppable through three games. Jefferson scored 30 points in a win over Net Gain, mixing it up offensively. Jefferson will take turns firing off quick trigger three's and breaking down his defender with excellent handles.
Nick Fuller - 2013 - SF - Wisconsin Swing
6-7 - Sun Prairie HS - Sun Prairie WI
Fuller is known for his supreme athleticism around the rim used to collect offensive rebounds and convert put backs, but the 6-7 forward found other ways to score for the Wisconsin Swing on Friday. Fuller showed a nice face up game and ran the floor very well on his way to 19 points.
Grant Gibson - 2015 G/F - Peoria Irish
6-2 - Galesburg HS - Galesburg IL
Gibson is a hustle player, who is very tough with or without the basketball, and is always moving out on the court. With is big body, Gibson is very strong and loves to draw contact. Gibson had 19 points for the Peoria Irish on Friday.
Justin Baker - 2014 - PG - SYF
5-9 Cathedral HS - Indianapolis, IN
Baker poured in 18 points for SYF and was able to break down his defender with dribble penetration. Baker uses a lot of head fakes on the dribble drives and loves to pull up from about 15-18 feet.
Cam Ward - 2014 - PG - Randolph Boys Club
6-2 Marshall HS - Marshall, WI
Ward was extremely efficient going for 25 points and handing out a few nice assists. The lefty has a quick release and with his length, loves to go over the top of his defender, while driving to the basket.
Harrison Cleary - 2016 - PG - Playground Elite
5-6 - Oak Creek, WI
Cleary excels in the open floor where he can finish tough baskets and find the open teammate. Clearly runs the show very well offensively for Playground Elite, but can score at a high rate as well, putting in 23 points last night.
Jake Laihinen - 2013 - G/F - Playground Elite
6-4 - Homestead HS - Mequon, WI
Laihinen had a breakout game for Playground Elite with 19 points. Laihinen is rather versatile with a good stroke from three, but also can attack the rim and rise up over his opponent. Laihinen excels in transition, finishing easy lay ups or dishing to a teammate.
Aaron Moesch - 2013 - F - Green Bay Gunners
6-7 - Green Bay Southwest HS - Green Bay, WI
Moesch is a very good turn and face post player. He's long and has good athleticism, which he uses to size up his opponent and attack while facing the basket. Moesch had 18 points for the Gunners in their win on Friday.
Jerrod Walton - 2014 - G/F - TP Elite
6-3 - Homestead HS - Mequon, WI
Walton had two nice games for TP Elite on Friday running the floor and driving to the basket. Walton is long and has a nice frame. Walton's length makes him tough to stop on the offensive end and defensively he alters a lot of shots. Walton went for 32 points in two games for TP Elite on Friday.
Evan Wesenberg - 2014 - F Wisconsin Swing
6-7 - Germantown HS - Germantown WI
Wesenberg is a skilled, versatile forward that can do so many things with the basketball. Wessenberg stretched the floor with three-point shooting, played with his back to the basket, faced up and attacked the rim, and ran the floor for transition points. The 6-7 forward had 24 points on Friday. Wessenberg is also a terrific shot blocker inside.
Malik Clements - 2014 - G - Madison Spartans
6-3 - West HS - Madison, WI
Clements had 18 points for the Spartans with three-point shooting and using his tall, big frame to drive to the basket. Clements is very tough with the ball and likes to size up his opponent and find different ways to beat them off the dribble.
Luke Fischer - 2013 - PF - Wisconsin Swing
6-11 - Germantown HS - Germantown, WI
Fischer was very active for the Wisconsin Swing going for 22 points in limited duty. Fischer has improved post moves down low, attributed to his new found strength and athleticism inside.
Bronson Koenig - 2013 - PG - Wisconsin Swing
6-3 - Aquinas HS - Lacrosse WI
The Wisconsin commit had a tough time on Friday, but his services weren't exactly needed as the Swing cruised to an easy victory. Still Koenig did some nice things, collecting a few transition assists and displayed a solid post game for a guard.
Deonte Burton - 2013 - SF - TP Elite
6-5 - Vincent HS - Milwaukee, WI
Burton was on full display Friday as TP Elite went on for a lopsided victory. Burton scored when he wanted to, often off one-dribble pull up jumpers, attacked the rim, and continued to look the part of the elite national top 15-20 talent he's regarded to be.
Kevon Looney - 2014 - SF - Milwaukee Rebels
6-8 - Hamilton HS - Milwaukee, WI
Although he was quiet again, Looney was fun to watch as he was often draped by tight defense, but with his length and athleticism found ways to create shots and make tough baskets. Looney makes difficult shots look very easy and scored 12 points for the Rebels in their win.
2014 Forward Darryl Willis is receiving interest from Ball State, New Mexico, and Wisconsin-Green Bay among others.
2014 Forward/Center Ngor Barnaba has interest from North Dakota State, Norther Iowa, North Dakota, and Northern Colorado.
2014 Forward Evan Wesenberg is hearing from Wisconsin-Green Bay, North Dakota State, and Northern Iowa.
2014 Point Guard Justin Baker is receiving interest from Loyola (IL), Purdue, Lehigh, Missouri, Wisconsin-Green Bay, San Jose State, and IUPUI.
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