Bracket play tipped on Saturday as day 4 of the annual Next Level Invitational hit the hardwood once again and 2013 SG Riley Dearring stood front and center with one of the many high level performances. We look at that and more in our day 4 recap from Wisconsin...
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Riley Dearring - 2013 - SG - Net Gain Sports
6-5 - Minnetonka HS - Minnetonka, MN
Dearring was exceptional at times as he drilled trey balls and mid-range baskets with consistency while putting on a solid display during the early rounds of bracket play. The talented wing elevated his stock with a strong performance on Saturday.
Cam Ward - 2014 - PG - Randolph Boys Club
6-2 - Marshall HS - Marshall, WI
Ward was terrific again for Randolph Boys Club, going for 18 points. Ward picks his spots very well, seeing the floor, and taking what the defense gives him. Ward also had a clutch steal followed by an assist to send the game into overtime.
Carson Shanks - 2013 - C - Minnesota Select
7-0 - Prior Lakes HS - Apple Valley, MN
Shanks' size obviously stands out, but the 7-0 center can score away from the rim, despite towering over most of his opponents. Shanks can step out and shoot the basketball and is pretty mobile for his size. The Utah State commit often used a nice turnaround jumper, dropping 17 points on Saturday.
Riley LaChance - 2014 - SG - Ray Allen Select
6-1 - Brookfield Central HS - Brookfield, WI
LaChance continues what has been an outstanding tournament for him, going for 23 points in another blowout win for Ray Allen Select. LaChance was connecting on nearly everything Saturday night and often doing it against solid defense.
LaMonte Bearden - 2014 - PG - Wisconsin Scholars
6-0 - Germantown HS - Germantown, WI
Bearden is dynamic in isolation settings as he's nearly impossible to stop 1-on-1. Teams often have to throw another defender at him, because he's so good off the dribble and getting to the rim. Bearden had 19 points for the Scholars against the Madison Spartans.
Ethan Happ - 2014 - F - Quad City Elite
6-7 - Rockridge HS - Milan, IL
Happ never stops hustling and collects a lot of rebounds and steals per game, which attribute to his high scoring numbers. With his long wing span, the Wisconsin commit can defend out on the perimeter and causes a lot of mismatch problems for the opposition. Happ finished with 19 points for Quad City in their win over the Wisconsin Jets Saturday night.
Reggie Lynch - 2013 - F/C - Minnesota Magic Elite
6-8 - Edina HS - Edina, MN
Lynch is an athletic forward and a terrific rebounder on both ends. Lynch often kept plays alive for the Magic, which was key down the stretch in a close game. Lynch can score inside a little bit as well with some nice plays around the rim and shoots the ball well from the free throw line.
Jordan Johnson - 2013 - PG - Team NLP
6-0 - Waukegan HS - Waukegan IL
Johnson loves to break his defender down his excellent handles off the dribble. Johnson has a sweet pull up jumper that he uses when he's defended well and can't get to the rim. Johnson also had a lot of assists on Saturday off dribble penetration and finished with 25 points.
Bailey Williams - 2015 - G - Wisconsin Playmakers
6-1 - West Salem HS - West Salem, WI
Williams is a bigger guard, who can also handle the point duties. Williams has excellent vision and makes very good decisions in the open floor. Williams doesn't get frustrated by tough, aggressive defense, by taking care of the ball, and blowing by his defender with ease on his way to 20 points for the Playmakers Saturday morning.
Jack Perry - 2016 - F/C - Dakota Schoolers
6-0 - S.F. O'Gorman HS, Sioux Falls, SD
Perry dropped 20 points for the Dakota Schoolers in their win Saturday morning. Perry is a forward that can step out and shoot the ball from three-point territory. Perry can score from all over the court by banging down low, or from the mid range area as well.
David Burrell - 2014 - F - Milwaukee Rebels
6-5 - Milwaukee Hamilton - Milwaukee, WI
A tough forward with athleticism, Burrell was a "soldier" on the court Saturday as he dominanted the glass, attacked the rim, altered shots, etc. The talented forward did all of this with a broken right hand and showed heart, toughness, and the ability to
Damontrae Jefferson - 2014 - PG - Milwaukee Rebels
5-7 - Milwaukee Hamilton - Milwaukee, WI
The ultra quick and instinctive lead guard put on a show at times with his perimeter shooting, dribble drive pentration, handles, and playmaking in transition. Virtually unstoppable in the open court, Jefferson completed dominated both times on on Saturday.
Andre Neal - 2014 - F - Madison Spartans
6-6 - Memorial HS - Beloit WI
Neal is a long forward and gets his hands on a lot of ball defensively. Neal is excellent at drawing contact offensively and getting to the free throw line. When he gets to line, Neal is outstanding as well, shooting 10-10 from the charity stripe against the Wisconsin Scholars, and finishing with 18 points.
Taylor Schafer - 2014 - SG - ECI
6-3 - Bismarck HS - Bismarck, ND
Schafer is a very good shooter than knows how to free himself offensively. The lefty can get by his defenders as well if they over commit. Schafer has no problem going to his right hand as well. The 6-3 guard scored 27 points for ECI in their game Saturday afternoon.
M.J. Delmore - 2013 - PG - Wisconsin Playmakers
5-10 - Wisconsin Dells HS - Wisconsin Dells, WI
Delmore has picked up his play during the Next Level Invitational by shooting a very high percentage from three-point range. Delmore also does a very good job running the Playmakers' offense, getting them into their sets. Delmore scored 17 points on five three-pointers for the Playmakers in their game Saturday afternoon.
Andre Harris - 2013 - F - Rockford Wildcats
6-5 - DeKalb HS - DeKalb IL
Harris has a strong inside game and uses a lot of well refined post moves to score. He's very strong, but also has no problems fading away from the basket to avoid contact. On defense, Harris is quite athletic and contests a lot of shots. Harris had 21 points for the Wildcats against TP Elite.
Nate Davis - 2016 - G/F - Dakota Schoolers
5-10 - Watertown HS - Watertown, SD
Davis had 18 points, mostly off three-point shooting, but he does a little big of everything for the Dakota Schoolers. Davis is long, versatile, and a very good passer.
Cody Wichmann - 2013 - G/F - Wisconsin Swing
6-5 - Pulaski HS - Pulaski, WI
Wichmann delivered a strong performance in the victory over Playground Elite. Wichmann drilled perimeter shots from long range and made big plays when it mattered the most.
Luke Fischer - 2013 - PF - Wisconsin Swing
6-11 - Germantown HS - Germantown, WI
Fischer combined for 38 points in the Swing's two victories yesterday. The Indiana commit had a huge game against Playground Elite, dropping 26 points, as he was unstoppable Saturday night. Fischer gets a lot of touches inside and doesn't take long to make a move and score.
Bronson Koenig - 2013 - PG - Wisconsin Swing
6-3 - Aquinas HS - Lacrosse, WI
Koenig had a very good game for the Swing Saturday afternoon with 15 points, scoring in a variety of ways. Saturday night against Playground Elite, the Wisconsin commit stepped it up on defense, frustrating, their smaller guards. Koenig had 24 points combined in the Swing's two victories.
Deonte Burton - 2013 - SF - TP Elite
6-5 - Vincent HS - Milwaukee, WI
The Marquette commit had 29 points in two wins for TP Elite and was human highlight film for much of Saturday. Burton had a couple of big blocks and thunderous slams for TP Elite. Burton had an excellent game Saturday night with 17 points, and sparked a big run for TP Elite late in the first half against Playground Elite.
Kevon Looney - 2014 - SF - Milwaukee Rebels
6-8 - Hamilton HS, Milwaukee, WI
Looney is getting better as the tournament wears on. Looney had 18 points for the Rebels in their first game Saturday, but was most valuable on the offensive and defensive glass, grabbing nearly everything he got his hands on. Looney finished with 29 points over two games Saturday.
2013 SG Mike Schlotman of SYF has offers from William and Mary, Western Michigan, San Jose State, American, and Illinois-Chicago. Wright State, Northeastern, and Loyola (IL) are showing interest.
2014 SG Brady Ellingson of Ray Allen Select has offers from South Dakota and South Dakota State. Northern Iowa, Creighton, Army, Lehigh, and Wisconsin are also interested.
2013 SF Joe Asse of Minnesota Magic Elite has offers from Davidson, Northeastern, Lafayette, New Hampshire, and The Citadel. Charleston, Colgate, and Wisconsin are also interested.
2013 PG Jordan Johnson of Team NLP is receiving interest from Florida State, Loyola (IL), and Canisius.
2013 F Andre Harris is hearing from Davidson and Lamar.
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