As well to the three MVP winners (Jamarion Batemon, Zach Kinziger, and Sekou Konneh) there were plenty of players with standout performances. Here are the additional top performers from the NY2LA Junior/Senior Showcase this past Saturday.

Gavin Gores – 2025 – F/C – Wisconsin Playmakers

The game and stock of Gores continues to rapidly grow. He stands at 6’9” with a good solid build but still moves well at his size plus was the running the floor hard throughout the entire game. He was a force down in the paint on both ends of the floor and was scoring it effectively right through and over defenders. Gores also showed an improved ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the basket. He has all the tools to be one of the top 2025 big men in all of the Midwest and showed that throughout his three games.  

Randy McClendon – 2024 – G – MN Spartans Elite 

McClendon started the camp in a big way with a dominant performance in his first game and continued to play well from there. He moves exceptionally well with the ball and is a dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands. Throughout the camp he displayed his great ability to hit shots off the dribble from all over the court. He is a tough combo guard that can also play through contact getting all the way to the basket. One of the more skilled scorers of the showcase.

Xzavion Mitchell – 2025 – SF – Team Herro

Throughout the entire camp Mitchell displayed his very wide range of abilities to win the Mr. Versatile award and be one of the most dominant players of the showcase. Whether it was making plays off the dribble, scoring down on the block, knocking down jumpers, or playing with tremendous energy defensively and on the glass, Mitchell was constantly making plays. With everything he can do and with some size on the wings at 6’7”, Mitchell is incredibly tough to matchup with. He recently picked up an offer from Wisconsin and would expect plenty of more offers to roll in. 

Machi Nelson – 2025 – G – IL Jaguars

The guard caught fire throughout the event as was hitting his outside shots at a very high percentage while showing great range. He was very effective playing with the ball in his hands creating separation and hitting shots off the dribble with a very good-looking jumper. While there were plenty of great shooters at the showcase, Nelson was one of the best. He was also effective playing off the ball being very active hunting his shots and quickly getting into his jumper off the catch. Even while hitting plenty of perimeter shots, he didn’t force his shot at all. 

Trevor Polite – 2025 – G 

One of the more impactful players of the entire event who continued to show more and more game after game. The lengthy wing guard has good length and size standing at 6’6”. He was at his best attacking the basket and finishing strong but also hit some shots spotting up from three. He also impressed with his versatile and energetic defensive play and attacking the glass hard on both ends.  With all of his great tools and quickly developing game, Polite won the Mr. Upside award. 

Tyshawn Teague-Johnson – 2024 – G – Wisconsin Dynasty

After some standout performances during the grassroots season, Teague-Johnson had a very strong performance here. He is a versatile wing guard with some size at 6’5” that is able to do a bit of everything on the floor. With his great versatility, he really stood out with his shot making from the outside, passing, and his energetic play. The fast-rising senior also won the Hustle Award from the showcase.