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Posted On: 07/16/18 11:17 AM
MEQUON — 10 players who helped their stock the most following the 2018 NY2LA Sports Next Level Invitational…
Grant Asman – 2021 – F/C – Pack Attack
Asman wasn’t in our first class of 2021 rankings, which went 25 players deep, but probably should have been. The 6-foot-7 forward is a lanky big man who can score around the rim and protect the paint. Asman can shoot and handle the ball a little bit, showing signs of some impressive versatility.
Levi Borchert – 2019 – PF – Wisconsin Blizzard
A solid, all-around forward that does a little bit of everything, Borchert was very consistent throughout the week. Borchert has good footwork and strength down on the block. Borchert might be a little undersized, but makes up for it with his work ethic. He can back down and bully people and is also a solid rebounder. Borchert fits into the offense in other ways as he can handle the ball on the perimeter and distribute or slash from the high post.
Kaden Clark – 2019 – W/G – Wisconsin Blizzard
Clark had 20 points in a win over the Illinois Bears on Wednesday and was very consistent the rest of the way. A sharpshooter from 3-point range, Clark can score with a hand in his face. He’s not overly strong or athletic, but has a knack for getting into the paint, getting defenders off balance and shooting over the top.
Chris Bready – 2019 – G – Young Legends
Bready is a smooth athlete and stood out as a two-way player last week. The Waukesha West standout mixed it up with drives to the rim and pull-up 3-pointers. Defensively, he’s got excellent lateral quickness and change of direction on the ball. Playing with a high motor on that end of the floor, Bready is also a willing rebounder from the guard position.
Gerald Gittens – 2020 – G – Wisconsin RAP
Was impressed by the overall athleticism that Gittens displayed throughout the week. Even in some high level contests, Gittens was generally one of, if not the best, athlete on the floor. An aggressive, attacking guard, Gittens averaged 18.1 points per game as a sophomore. He loves to just put his head down and get to the rim and is a handful in transition.
Max Klesmit – 2020 – SG – Wisconsin Blizzard
It was good see what Klesmit is capable of as the number one option offensively. With Jake Buchanan not in action, Klesmit had 26 points in a win over MBA Select and 24 points to help the Wisconsin Blizzard knock off Breakaway Basketball. A skilled guard with a sweet mid-range game, Klesmit can knock down tough, contested shots. Klesmit has three-level scoring capability and can handle point guard responsibilities if needed.
Justin Kuehl – 2019 – SG – Wisconsin Swing
Kuehl is an impressive athlete who can do some exciting things above the rim. The 6-foot-3 wing can explode to the rim and dunk in traffic or block shots on the other end. You don’t see many Division 2/3 prospects with this type of isolation scoring ability. Kuehl has a great crossover dribble and gets defenders to lean the other way at a high rate. Kuehl contributed a number of double figure scoring efforts for the Wisconsin Swing over the five-day tournament.
Jack Monis – 2019 – F – Wisconsin Crusaders
Monis’ calling card is as an enforcer and glue guy, but he scored the ball surprisingly well for the Wisconsin Crusaders. Monis led his team in scoring three times this week, including a 19-point performance against All-In Athletics. A high motor, tenacious forward, Monis just doesn’t stop. His energy is contagious and allowed him a number of close finishes around the rim. Few, if any, players in the state work the glass harder than Monis. He thinks every rebound is his and works his tail off for second chance opportunities.
Tanner Resch – 2021 – G – Phenom University
Resch had a big Sunday to lead Phenom University to the 15U title. The sniper scored 18 points in the championship game and 20, including six 3-pointers in the semifinals. Resch is a dangerous shooter with range that goes well beyond the 3-point arc. A confident guard, Resch needs only a little space to get his shot off, but he’s also an underrated facilitator, particularly in transition and on broken plays.
Austin Westra – 2019 – PF – Wisconsin Swing
Westra brings a different type of physicality to the game. He’s a brick wall that keeps opposing posts away from the rim, by letting them know he’s there with his strong 6-foot-6 frame and sets the tone for his team. Westra takes care of his work and protects the rim well. Westra also plays with power on the offensive end. He can score under the rim and power through multiple defenders.