There was plenty of talent and highly exciting games at the 15U level of the NY2LA Sports Invitational this past weekend in Wisconsin. Here are some of the top performers from the tournament. 

Deuce Burkes – 2026 – G – Power 5

Alongside Lamont Hamilton, Burkes formed one of the top backcourts of the tournament in leading Power 5 to the 15U championship. The 6’2” guard plays well with the ball and is really a high-level shot maker with a great ability to hit shots off the dribble with deep range. In a few games over the weekend, Burkes was hitting his threes in bunches to win game after game. Easy to see why the highly talented guard already holds a few division one offers. 

Yusef Gray – 2026 – G – Phenom University

Gray was one of the top scorers of the entire tournament with games of 26 and 25 points. His scoring was a big piece of Phenom’s run to the championship game. He has great size in the backcourt at 6’4” and is incredibly tough attacking the rim but is also a versatile scorer getting it done from all over. 

Caden Gustafson – 2026 – G – 24Up

Gustafson is a smart guard who does a lot of things well. He played well running the point but can also play off the ball with his shooting ability and moving well to find his shots. In multiple games over the tournament, he was shooting the ball at a high percentage from both the outside as well as pulling up in the mid-range.

Lamont Hamilton – 2026 – PG – Power 5

The dynamic guard started the tournament with 24 points in just the first half of his team’s first game and continued his high level of play leading Power 5 to the 15U title. There is so much to like about his game as not only is Hamilton an elite scorer with his ability to get to the basket with ease and create his own shot from the outside but all tournament he also distributed it effectively and played with great energy on the defensive end. Not a lot of players with his high skill level that constantly play with great energy as well. 

Thian Riak – 2026 – G – Phenom University

Riak has had a big spring and has only continued to get better with each tournament. The 6’4” wing guard is able to impact the game in so many ways with his versatility and high-level athleticism. A gifted slasher that started the tournament with a 17-point game and played well throughout the tournament helping Phenom to the championship game. With all his physical tools, he was also a standout on the defensive end getting all over the ball with his quickness and in the passing lanes with steals and deflections. 

Nick Schultz – 2026 – G – Wisconsin Blizzard

One of the more impressive guards of the tournament with some big and very efficient scoring games. He started off Saturday with a 21-point game, scoring his team’s first 10 points on 4-4 shooting and followed that up with a 20-point game later that day. He plays well with the ball in his hands and did the bulk of his scoring with his smooth compact jumper from the mid-range and three. Even while he was hot shooting, he didn’t force anything and worked to get good looks. At a young age, Schultz has a high skill level and is a player to track in Wisconsin’s 2026 class. 

JJ Walters – 2026 – G/F – Chapman Basketball

While Walters has impressed throughout the spring, his game was one another level this tournament showing his full array of skills. He has some size on the wings with a high skill set and great feel. Offensively, he can play all over whether it was from the high post carving up a 2-3 zone or playing with his back to the basket inside with his excellent footwork and playing through contact or making plays off the dribble. There are few 2026 players with his blend of tools.