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Nike EYBL Los Angeles - Day One

Posted on 30. May, 2010 by Nolan Shulman in High School, Tournaments


It was a terrific first day at the Hanger Athletic Xchange in L.A. for the Nike EYBL- Session #3.  The building was oozing with talent, the matchups were as good as advertised, and the consession stand was high level. 



Here's a look at who stood out on day one !!! 

Tyrone Johnson, Team Final (6-2, 2011) PG

Tyrone had tremendous pace to his game this morning vs. Baltimore Elite. While I was hoping to see him go head to head with Aquille Carr, Aquille decided to take his game to Team Melo. Regardless, Tyrone played smart basketball and ran his team with great efficiency. He understands that he plays with outstanding talent and knows that his role is to be steady with the basketball and deliver it to his teammates in a position to be successful. On day one, mission accomplished.

Michael Carter-Williams, BABC (6-5, 2011) PG

Michael can really score the basketball in a variety of fashions and put it on display vs. the NY Gauchos. He’s crafty in the gaps, can finish at the rim, and made a very high percentage of his jumpers. He accounted for nearly 40% of BABC’s scoring. The one thing he didn’t display today was his ability to distribute. He’s a score first, score second point guard; and a very high level one at that.



Jakaar Sampson, King James Shooting Stars (6-8, 2011) PF

Jakaar was extremely impressive today in a tight loss to Seattle Rotary. He had tremendous energy and displayed very high skill level. He was extremely efficient in the face-up game, taking his man off the bounce, connecting on some mid range jumpers, and even worked the high low effectively at points. He was also effective on both ends crashing the glass and gave King James some second opportunities and fast break run outs.

Gary Bell Jr., Seattle Rotary (6-3, 2011) SG


Without question the best shooting performance of the day was from Seattle Rotary’s Gary Bell. He made spot ups three’s, made them off the bounce, then used the threat to get to the rim. He’s got a surprisingly quick first step and changes pace well too.



Mikael Hopkins, Team Takeover (6-9, 2011) C

Hopkins through a block party vs. E1T1 and everyone was invited. He had 5 blocks in the first 7 minutes of play, then collected about 7 more throughout the rest of the game. Defensively he protected the rim more effectively than anyone else I saw today. Offensively he was extremely active, showed some face up game, and even knocked down a three. By far the best defensive performance of the day!!

Quincy Miller, D-One Sports (6-10, 2011) PF

Mr.Triple-Double did a little bit of everything for D-One sports today. They came into their game just 1-8 but the presence of John Wall courtside lit a fire under the guys and they were clearly looking to impress. Quincy put his entire arsenal on display erupting for 26 points and double digit rebounds and blocks. He showed his improved handle, his improved jumper, and as always played with energy and purpose. It aint flashy, but Quincy gets it done. He’s making a strong strong push for #1 in 2011.

Austin Rivers, E1T1 (6-4, 2011) SG

It may have only been about 7 minutes, but it was enough to see that Austin is still the best scorer in America. He made floaters, step backs, and used his crossover to create space. Once Rivers has space, look out. He’s going to hurt you in a lot of ways. He’s clearly a coaches son and you can tell by the way he squares himself up to be a triple threat with the ball. Unfortunately Rivers rolled his ankle and his performance was derailed. It also put an end to the marquee matchup of the night. A showdown between Rivers and Teague.

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