The first session of the NY2LA Association brought out plenty of talent from across the region and beyond. With the start of the division one live period for this tournament, many players did not disappoint bringing their best game. Here are the players that stood out the most. 

Kuol Atak – 2024 – PF – 3D Empire

Last year on the NY2LA Association Atak showed a lot of promise, now he has made huge strides to be a real factor on the floor. His scoring ability was on full display with games of 29 and 22 points. The lengthy 6’8” forward scored it posting up as well as hitting some jumpers and attacking the basket. Atak has unlimited upside with his skills, size, and agility. 

Desai Carter – 2024 – G – All Ohio Select

A tough 6’3” guard with good versatility. Not only does Carter distribute the ball but also can score and is a tough perimeter defender. A very skilled passer that plays well on the attack. He has good handle and is a good and quick decision maker on the move to create. Carter has the ability to do so much on the floor to help a team win games.

Odis Carter – 2024 – PG – Team Temple

The sophomore had multiple games where he put up big scoring marks with 22- and 19-point games. Not only a scorer, but Carter also has good vision always looking to create for his teammates. He is strong with the ball in his hands and shoots it well of the dribble. A highly active playmaker that does so much on the floor. 

Ty Fernholz – 2024 – SG – Wisconsin Blizzard

Fernholz had multiple big games over the weekend. The two guard can not only score in bunches but does so efficiently as well to distributing the ball. A smart guard that moves well with the ball to create for himself and shoots it well off the dribble from the mid-range and three with a smooth jumper. A highly effective guard with great feel for the game.  

Davee Flowers – 2024 – PG – Illinois Central Elite

Flowers continues to produce each time I see him. Over the tournament he had games of 25 and 19 points. Flowers is incredibly tough to defend off the dribble with his quickness, handle, and moves. He was constantly getting into the paint to score as well as making some nice passes. A dynamic playmaker that can do so much on the court. 

Cohen George – 2025 – C – Yanders Law

Even while playing up a level, George was one of the top big men at the 16U level. He is an active post that has good size at 6’9” as well to being agile and having some length. He was a force on the offensive glass scoring on several put backs in a single game as well as scoring posting up and facing up to the basket. As well, George impacted the game with his interior defense and shot blocking essentially locking down the paint. George has a bright future if his game continues to develop. 

Will Hornseth – 2024 – PF – Wisconsin Blizzard

The forward showcased his great skill level throughout the entire tournament. Even as a 6’8” sophomore, Hornseth shoots the ball well from the outside, can handle the ball, passes it well, and has good moves posting up. Not only does he have great skills but also has some length and agility. He has a great deal of tools that translate to the next level. Following the tournament, he picked up an offer from St. Thomas. 

Hunter Lorenson – 2024 – PG – Minnesota Comets Elite

An active point guard that knows how to play. Lorenson is a quality playmaker that moves well with the ball in his hands. He scored the ball effectively pulling up in the mid-range as well as getting all the way to the basket. A good decision maker with the basketball that makes everyone around him better. 

Tre Nichols – 2024 – G – UTS Elite

A talented wing guard with a good all-around game playing well on both ends of the floor. Nichols was shooting it well from the outside and can create for himself but also get to the basket. With his handle and moves with the ball, Nichols is tough to stick with and creates separation well. An energetic defender that can really guard the ball out on the perimeter. 

Braylon Roman – 2024 – PG – Mid Pro Academy

Roman had a tremendous showing at the Spring Extravaganza. A very skilled point guard with positional size that scored at a high level but also showed a nice ability to create for his teammates. The sophomore was knocking down most of his threes with a great jumper as well as pulling up in the mid-range and getting to the bucket. Roman is a talented point guard to track moving forward.