Level Up takes pride in growing our program from the younger ages. We look forward to helping players Reach their full potential and play at the next level. As we continue to build, our high school teams keep getting stronger and stronger each year. Level up hosts college basketball seminars to help guide the parents and players. We have the network, resources and expertise to get your child seen by the right people and help place them at the right college for them! 

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Gianpiero Arnone is playing College Basketball at D3 Muhlenberg College and will be studying Business! GP played at St. John The Baptist High School where he was a 2-year Varsity player. He is a stretch 4 that can impact the game from inside and out. He has a soft touch that allows him to spread the defense out and keep defenders honest. He has a much improved post game and can be deadly in the pick and pop from mid range and 3. Muhlenberg is not only getting an impact player but a great kid. He played for Level Up for the last 2 years of his High School career.

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Ben Zito is playing College Basketball at D3 SUNY ESF and will be studying construction management! Ben played at Oceanside High School where as a Senior he averaged 17 points and 7 rebounds per game. He is an athletic wing who attacks the basket well and shoots it well from 3. He played for Level Up for the last 2 years of his High School career.

Charles Destefano College Committ

Charles Destefano is playing College Basketball at D3 Lycoming College and will be studying Business! Ben played at Wantagh High School where he was a 3-year Varsity starter and 2x All-Conference player. He is an athletic forward who scores within the flow of the offense and is versatile going to the basket and hitting outside jump shots. He played for Level Up for the last 3 years of his High School career.

Isabella Kyriakopoulos College Post

Isabella Kyriakopoulos received a full athletic scholarship to D2 Felician University in New Jersey committing to play Varsity Basketball! Bella played at McClancy High School and played with Level Up to close out her high school career. Bella is a playmaker that can score at all 3 levels. She is a pest on defense, usually matches up with the best opposing player and forces turnovers from end line to end line.

Mikayla D'Ambrosio College

Mikayla D’Ambrosio is playing College Basketball and Soccer at D3 Farmingdale State! Mikayla played at Lynbrook High School and played with Level Up for the past 3 years. Her game is very well-rounded and she is a very hard-working, coachable and dedicated player.

James Desimone Misercordia

James DeSimone is playing College Basketball at D3 Misericordia University. James will be studying education as he strives to be a teacher and a future coach. James went to Clarke High School  where he has a 3.8 GPA. He was a standout on the Basketball team being a 3x All-County Player and the A-V Conference Player of the Year for the 2022-2023 season. He is the school’s all-time leading scorer and led them to their first ever playoff win. James played the final 3 years of his AAU career with Level Up.

Cam Welker John Jay

Cam is playing College Basketball at D3 John Jay College. Cam will be studying criminal justice law enforcement. He went to Port Washington High School. He was a standout on the Basketball team being named All-County his senior season. He is a scoring point guard who has a knack for playmaking. Cam has been a part of the Level Up program for the last 2 years.

Shakira Schenck 5 Towns Commit

Shakira Schenck  will continue her academic and basketball career at Division 3 Five Towns College where she will be studying Business with a concentration in sports. Shakira went to Uniondale High School where she was an All-Conference player. She’s a leader and team player that brings tenacity and communication to the team. She finished her AAU high school career with Level Up.

Justin Fortuno College

Justin Fortuno will continue his academic and basketball career at Division 2 Caldwell University where he will be majoring in Business. Justin went to Hicksville High School where he was All-Conference as a Junior and All-County as a Senior. He is an athletic combo guard that can score from anywhere on the court and can guard multiple positions. Justin finished off his AAU playing career playing his past 2 years with the Level Up program.

Jazan Johnson Alumni

Jazan Johnson is playing College Basketball at D2 Florida Gateway College. Jazan finished his Senior year at Cardozo High School where he was a standout player. Standing at 6’0 and 165 lbs. he is known for his calm demeanor, elite athleticism and finishing skills.

Phil La Rosa Alumni

Phil La Rosa played a year of College Basketball at D3 SUNY New Paltz. Phil was a star at North Shore High School. Standing at 5’11”, 175 pounds he averaged 16 ppg as a junior, 20 ppg as a senior and received All-County honors both years. He also had an impressive 97 GPA. Phil is a proud representative of our program as he is an extremely hard worker and a special person.