Stock boosters, stock boosters, and more stock boosters. There were tons of players making a name for themselves at the NY2LA Sports Invitational Here are the ones who did it the most at the NY2LA Sports Invitational. 

Josh Aniceto – 2024- PG – Paradise

The play of Aniceto was a key reason in Paradise advancing all the way to the platinum semifinals knocking off a few quality teams along the way. He is extremely quick with the ball getting all the way to the basket very often. Just a blur in the open court who could not be contained. Not only did he score it very well but is also a very unselfish player that really looks to distribute the ball and use his good passing skills. 

David Bolden – 2024 – PG – Chapman Basketball Black

Not only did Bolden show a good ability to run the point with his ability to handle the ball and facilitate it but also scored it very well going for 22 points in his game I saw on Saturday. He did the majority of his scoring from the perimeter. He has a great jumper, hitting five in that one game, doing it off the catch as well as the dribble. 

Peyton Johnson – 2024 – PG – ABC Young Lions

The sophomore point showed a very good ability with the ball in his hands. He can breakdown defenses getting wherever he wants on the floor with his quickness and moves reading the floor well with excellent vision. So often he was getting into the defense to make plays setting up his teammates for easy buckets as well as finishing around the paint but also can hit shots from the outside.  

Jaelyn Johnson – 2024 – F – 94 Feet Elite

The 6’7” forward was one of the more productive 16U players with good upside. Not only can he score it strong inside using his body well to finish through defenders but also shot it well from three spotting up and could take opposing big men off the dribble. On the other end he was a very active and aggressive defender roaming the interior. He did a good job forcing plenty of tough shots inside as well as turnovers. 

Sekou Konneh – 2024 – G – Power 5

Konneh continues to be one of the more impactful and high upside players out of Wisconsin’s 2024 class. At 6’8” with his great length he is a true rim protector locking down the interior but still is very agile and moves extremely well to defend on the perimeter. He is an explosive athlete that scored it well around the bucket all week to help Power 5 make it to the title game but also scored it effectively putting the ball on the floor and hitting a couple jumpers. 

Carter LaValle – 2024 – SG – Milwaukee Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers were one of the more impressive teams of the tournament, getting it started with a 92-33 win on Friday then on Sunday advancing to the platinum quarterfinals. A large reason behind this was the play of LaValle who was one of the top shooters of the tournament. He is a pure knockdown shooter from three, hitting five of them in the opening game of the tournament. He has a pure shot with a quick release and good shot selection to hit them at a high percentage. 

Ryan Meehan – 2024 – SG – MTXE Premier 

The 6’3” wing guard was playing some of his best basketball of the spring. He was involved on both ends of the floor making plays. Offensively, Meehan continuously shot the ball well spotting up from three but also did a nice job driving to distribute the ball. Possession after possession he was playing very tough and active defense shutting down opposing guards and wings. 

Gavin Van Wie – 2024 – G/F – Wisconsin Swing

Van Wie has continued to develop his skills and become a well-rounded player. He has a strong build and some size at 6’4” in addition to playing with good energy. He showed his ability to be a stat stuffer during the tournament while scoring at the basket and spotting up for threes, rebounding it very well on both ends, and being an effective passer. 

Danny Worrell – 2024 – G – Madison Spartans

A true breakout player from the tournament, he had a very impressive performance to send the Spartans into the platinum bracket with a 16-point outing on Saturday. He plays very well with the ball in his hands not only scoring it strong attacking the basket but also distributing it. He constantly showed good decision-making on the move, either taking it all the way into the paint or finding open teammates out on the perimeter and connecting with pin-point passes.