With all the talent on the NY2LA Association, these teams are never easy to select. While more than a dozen players were considered for these honors, here are the five the earned themselves the first team honors. Second team honors and honorable mention selections up next from the 17U group. 

Will Hornseth – 2024 – PF – Wisconsin Blizzard

It was another strong year for Hornseth on the association. The forward had a strong spring but was playing on another level in July to be a consensus pick for the first team honors. During the Summer Jam he helped the Blizzard to a 7-1 tournament only losing in the championship game and then at the Final Chapter they once again advanced all the way to the championship game. Even at 6’8”, Hornseth was one of the most skilled forwards on the association. During July he made his commitment to Northern Iowa. 

Kyle Jorgensen – 2024 – F/C – MN Comets Elite

As well to being possibly the biggest stock booster on the association, he was also the most dominant big man.  All year he put up big point totals with both his ability to be a force scoring inside at 6’9” with his strong build but also consistently knocked down his outside shots. While he entered the spring without a single division one offer, he recently ended his recruitment by committing to Colorado State. 

Nolan Minessale – 2024 – G/F – Chapman Basketball Academy

Apart of a very deep and talented CBA team, Minessale consistently shined all season long to make his way onto this list. The high-flying and energetic wing was not only one of the top scorers on the association but also one of the most impactful players with everything he did on both ends of the floor. He formed one of the most talented teams on the association alongside Tim Franks, Isaiah Allen, and Michael McNabb. Minessale recently made his committed to University of St. Thomas. 

Niko Newsome – 2024 – G – MidPro Academy

Not only was he named defensive MVP, Newsome earned himself a spot on this first team list. As well to being the defensive MVP, the 6’6” guard was one of the most impactful players on the association all season long. With his positional size, length, and versatile skill set, the senior showed the ability to do a bit of everything on both ends all season long. One of the most improved players on the association whose recruitment is just waiting to take off. 

Azavier Robinson – 2025 – PG – George Hill All Indy

As well to these first team honors, Robinson was named MVP on the NY2LA 17U Association. Throughout the entire season Robinson was dominant. He really turned his game up to another level to finish off the season at The Final Chapter to lead George Hill All Indy to the association championship. Even while playing up a level as a 2025, Robinson was not only one of the top scorers but also one of the top perimeter defenders. Over the past few months, he has added offers from Arizona State, Illinois, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, St. John’s, St. Louis, TCU, Temple, UCF, and others.