The annual Next Level Invitational will include the championships for the 2017 NY2LA Basketball Association circuit again this weekend as the 15U-17U teams will compete for league supremacy the first few days before joining with the open division teams for bracket play on Friday.  Here’s a few of the names to watch at the 15U level in the NY2LA Basketball Association this week…

Note – This is not an exclusive list

Henry Abrahamson — 2020 — G — 43 Hoops 
A high level shooter, Abrahamson showed the ability to go off on people in the spring. Abrahmson is a high-IQ guard who can not only light it up from 3-point range, but can also attack the basket and utilize a runner in the lane.

Lamontay Daughtery – 2020 – F – All in Athletics Williams 
A talented young forward who passes the look test and has already displayed solid feel and potential early this spring. Just scratching the surface, Daughtery is one to get familiar with quickly. 

William Dunn – 2020 – F – Grand Rapids Storm 
A talented young big with size, length, and instincts, Dunn is just getting started and as the circuit goes he’s one to watch closely as he has lots of physical tools to like in a young big. 

Delaware Hale – 2020 – F – Wisconsin Swing  
A raw intriguing young forward with size, length, and feel. Hale has a nice developing skill package and a lot of physical tools to work with. Look for him to quietly evolve as a prospect and he looks like one of the bright young prospects on the rise in the state of Wisconsin. 

Steven Henderson – 2020 – G/F – Caron Butler Elite 
An athletic slashing wing with versatility and potential, Henderson can finish in transition and half court sets off the attack. He has nice length, solid instincts, and quality athleticism. This is a solid young wing to keep tabs on moving forward. 

Devon House – 2020 – PF – Quad City Elite
A big body with an impressive game, House is an intriguing post prospect on the rise. At 6-foot-6, House can put the ball on the deck and displays a soft shooting touch from mid-range. House moves well for his size and proved to be quite the mismatch problem in the spring. 

Tyrelle Hunt – 2020 – F – All in Athletics Williams 
An exciting athletic young forward with potential, Hunt is impressive at times as he can fill the box score and make things happen on both ends. Just scratching the surface, Hunt is part of a very strong team and makes his impact felt across the board. 

Zack Lasek — 2020 — PF/C — Martin Brothers 
At 6-foot-8, Lasek has a lot of upside due to his size, length and athleticism. He is a good rebounder and competes on the offensive glass. Lasek has a good feel for scoring easy buckets around the basket and defensively he challenges opponents who come into his area, shutting down the paint on that end. 

Isaac Lindsey – 2020 – SG – Wisconsin Swing 
One of the top shooters in the Midwest, few can heat up and stay as hot as Lindsey through an entire game. It’s often that Lindsey will rack up four or more triples in a ball game and make it look easy. Despite taking a high number of 3-pointers, Lindsey always seems to be efficient from beyond the arc, shooting his team into games, rather than taking them out. 

Tate Machacek – 2020 – F – 43 Hoops 
A good athlete that already has the ability to play near or above the rim, Machacek has some intriguing physical tools. His athleticism allows him to finish against contact and clean up the boards at a high rate. A consistent top performer coming up through the GNBA ranks, was often a double-double machine. 

Mason Miller – 2020 – F – Minnesota Comets Elite 
A strong athletic forward with a 6’7” frame and plus wingspan. Miller can finish around the basket and in transition and he looks and feels the part of a solid Division 1 prospect as he evolves and develop over the next few years. 

Jayshawn Moore – 2020 – F – REACH Legends 
A player we’re eager watch develop, Moore is very intriguing for his class. At 6-foot-5, Moore has plus length and a ton of upside. His instincts around the rim stand out and Moore is very active on the glass on both ends of the floor. Moore has flashed some mid-range and slashing ability from the high post. This is one to keep track of as Moore’s best days are down the road. 

Isaiah Rivera – 2020 – G - Quad City Elite
Rivera looks like a future Division 1 guard. A smart, versatile player, Rivera fills a variety of roles for Quad City Elite as he can play and defend so many positions. Already 6-foot-4, Rivera has terrific point guard instincts, but can also shoulder the scoring load when called upon. 

Abe Scruggs IV – 2020 – G – Wisconsin Shooters 
A player who lets the game come to him and plays within himself, Scruggs has a nice feel for the floor. A solid ball handler with speed and determination to generate easy looks, Scruggs has some nice ability to create and finish around the rim. A good athlete, Scruggs can get out on the break and make things happen in transition. Scruggs is also a willing defender that uses his athletic ability and toughness to lock up on the perimeter.