The annual NY2LA Sports Next Level Invitational is set to begin on Wednesday this week. The tournament will attract a large number of college coaches to kick-off the July college coaches evaluation period. The field is stacked with a talented group of teams and players. Here is a look at some of the top prospects in the 17 and under age group.


(Listed by team name)

Justinian Jessup - SG - Colorado Titans - 2016
Jessup is a long wing with plenty of skill. He has a scholarship offer from Northern Colorado and many other schools are showing interest. He is a good athlete that shoots the ball well from the outside. Jessup had a great showing at the 2014 NY2LA Sports Next Level Invitational. We'll see if he can match that performance this year.

Chris Helbig - PG - Colorado Titans - 2016
Helbig is a guard with fantastic size and athleticism. The Holy Family guard will finish above the rim over defenders when he needs to. He is also a very good football player. Helbig is an under the radar player to watch this week.

Joseph Sieger - SG - Illinois Celtics - 2016
Sieger is a high academic prospect that can play. He is comfortable as a lead guard or an off guard. He has the ability to score from anywhere on the court as he has a knack of getting to the basket. He had a strong spring.

Justin Pierce - SG - Mercury Elite - Thomas - 2016 
Pierce is a late bloomer that has seen his recruitment spike in the last month. That rise should continue in July. Pierce has the skill set to do anything on the floor along with the athleticism to get it down against the top talent. On top of everything, Pierce is a high level academic performer. Watch for Pierce to have a huge July. 

Jacob Cushing - SF - Mercury Elite - Thomas - 2016 
Cushing is also seeing his recruitment climb. The lefty can knock down shots at a high level from the outside. He also mixes it up on the inside despite not being the strongest player. It should be a great July for Cushing.

Te'Jon Lucas - PG - Milwaukee Spartans - 2016 
Yet another fast riser at the NY2LA Sports Next Level Invitational is Te'Jon Lucas. He has picked up a number of scholarship offers including one from Memphis in the last few weeks. Lucas is a heady point guard with great toughness and the ability to put points on the scoreboard in a hurry. High-major programs will be watching Lucas in July.

Spencer Treder - C - Milwaukee Spartans - 2016
The lanky center does many things to help the Spartans win at a high level. He competes on the glass against stronger opponents and he doesn't back down. Offensively, he is best around the basket on putbacks and drop-offs from Te'Jon Lucas.

Nakell Martin - SG - Milwaukee Spartans - 2016
Martin brings toughness, athleticism and strong defense to the court every game for the Milwaukee Spartans. He is flying under the radar right now but he is a solid prospect as a slashing wing. He puts winning first like most of the Spartan players.

Cole Dahl – SF – Minnesota Comets – 2016 
Dahl has a host of Division II scholarship offers at this point with some Division I schools taking a look at him. Dahl has a long frame with an athletic build. He is a good leaper at 6-foot-7. His size allows him to play either forward position. Dahl could see his recruitment rise in July.

Ishmael El-Amin - PG - Net Gain - 2017
El-Amin went from an under the radar player to having an offer from DePaul and Texas Tech in the last year. El-Amin has length from the point guard position. He is also a good athlete. He's best when he is slashing to the basket making plays for himself and his teammates. El-Amin is just a junior as well.

Kaj Days - F - Playground Elite - 2016
Days is strong and athletic from the forward position. He is best when he is crashing the boards hard especially on the offensive end. His efficiency has to improve with his shooting from the mid-range and outside in order for Days to meet his potential.

Isaiah Roby - SF - Quad City Elite - 2016
The Nebraska-commit has shown steady improvement over the last year and is poised for a big July.  Quad City Elite has ton a lot of winning the last few years. Roby has been a major reason for their success. He is a long wing that can defend a number of different players. His offensive has continue to grow as well.

Noah McCarty - PF - Quad City Elite - 2016
McCarty has seen his recruitment pop lately after being under recruited to this point. He had scholarship offers from Northern Illinois, North Dakota and Milwaukee.  He is a tough power forward that has displayed the ability to knock shots in the mid-range and beyond this spring. McCarty is a player to track.

Payton Dibble - SG - Wisconsin Jets - 2016
Dibble committed to D2 Bemidji State a couple weeks ago. He is poised for a strong July for the Wisconsin Jets. He has size from the shooting guard position.  Dibble is best as an outside shooter but he can get to the basket a little bit as well.

Logan Rohrscheib - PG - Wisconsin Playmakers - 2016
Rohrscheib can put points on the board in a hurry. He has solid size and strength from the guard position which allows him to play on the ball or away from it. He is a great outside shooter with picture perfect mechanics. He is flying under the radar at this point. He is poised for a big July. 

Juwan McCloud – PG – Wisconsin Swing – 2016 
The Northern Iowa-committed point guard leads a good Wisconsin Swing team into July. He has shown more and more lead guard qualities this year alongside his scoring ability. He is always dangerous to score from all levels of the floor, but he is doing a better job of finding his teammates and setting them up for easy opportunities.