It was a big tournament at the 16U level. Game after game, there were plenty of great performances. Here is part one from The Final Chapter of the 16U standouts. 

Ezekial Austin – 2025 – G – MN Comets Elite

Austin was a big piece of this deep team capturing third place in the 16U NY2LA Association. He started it off with 20 points in their opening game and had 25 points in the third-place game. He drilled four threes in each of those two games but is also a versatile scorer who plays well getting into the paint. A smart guard who really knows how to play. 

Stevie Elam – 2025 – G – The Academy

Elam has continued to be one of the top 2025 guards on the NY2LA Association and that continued during this tournament. He was a big reason his team was able to make it all the way into the semifinals. He had multiple 20 plus point games in addition to a 32-point game. An incredibly effective scorer off the dribble who excels going strong to the basket and creating in the mid-range. 

Gavin Gores – 2025 – PF – Wisconsin Playmakers

It was a big weekend for Gores, not only being a standout on the court but also picking up his first division one offer from Loyola Maryland. He already stands at 6’9” as well to having a very good frame but still moves well on the floor. There are few players in the 2025 class with this combination of tools. With his physical tools he is incredibly effective down in the paint on both ends but continues to show greater abilities with an emerging skill set. 

Gavin Grondin – 2025 – G – Wisconsin Blizzard

Grondon has continued to be one of the better 2025 guards on the NY2LA Association this season. An incredibly consistent scorer that was getting into the upper teens scoring game after game. He excels attacking the basket getting all the way there often with his great moves as well as acceleration. Grondon finishes so well around the paint but also hit jumpers in the mid-range and three throughout the tournament. 

Juan Guerrero Hernandez – 2025 – G – Power 5

The rising junior is an explosive 6’4” guard with a high skill set who excels playing on the attack. Over the course of multiple games, he was scoring the ball at a very high rate getting all the way to the basket but can also hit shots from the outside and plays tough pressure defense. One of the top players in Wisconsin’s 2025 class. 

Davion Hannah – 2025 – SG – Mac Irvin Fire

There are few players in the region that have all the tools that Hannah does. As well to standing at 6’6” with good length he also has a very high skill level on the offensive end. A true three level scorer who stood out during the tournament with his tough shot making ability and be able to get to the rim with ease with his moves and long strides. It is easy to see why he has a long list of high major offers. 

DeArion Holley – 2025 – G/F – Ohio Xtreme

There are plenty of different aspects to like from the wings game. On opening day of the tournament, he scored 16 points against the eventual champions, MidPro Academy. He has a very nice blend of skills, length, and shot making ability. A good playmaker off the dribble who can really shoot it both off the catch and dribble with range. 

Jalen Kampen – 2025 – G – United Persuit

Kampen was one of the top shooters and scorers at the 16U level of the tournament. He scored it well throughout the tournament which included multiple twenty plus point games. A knock down shooter who was hitting four and five three pointers in games. A dynamic scorer he also moves extremely well off the dribble getting into the paint often. 

Parker LePla – 2025 – F – D Rice Elite

A big piece of this team that advanced all the way to the championship game as well as had a couple nice wins Sunday in showcase play. The forward stands at 6’8” with some strength and was very impactful with his scoring and rebounding. He plays very aggressively in the paint on both ends and has an emerging skill set being able to handle the ball and knock down threes.