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. We have the network and expertise to get your child seen by the right people and help place them at the right college for them!
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 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 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 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 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 played 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.