Posted On: 05/15/16 2:11 AM
HAMPTON, VA — With day two of the EYBL’s third session officially in the books, a majority of the action is complete for the weekend. Below are some of the top performers from a full day of action.
Matt Coleman did an exceptional job of penetrating the defense, whether it was vs. Califorina Supreme or Southern Stampede. From there, the electric lead guard did what he does best – set up open teammates, or finish strong at the rim. An absolute blur in the open court, Coleman showed the ability to pull up on a dime and score. He averaged 15 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals per contest.
Devante Carter used his craftiness and explosive first step to get in the lane and wreak havoc. The sturdy guard exhibits a crafty and confident handle, and has the ability to finish through contact. He kicked to open teammates, and gave a great deal of effort which translated on the defensive end. He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds vs. California Supreme.
Luka Garza was extremely active on both ends of the floor, showcasing a newly chiseled physique along with improved mobility and lateral quickness. In two games vs. Seattle Rotary and CIA Bounce, the 6-foot-10 junior averaged 12.5 points on a combined 10/13 from the field. He did a great job running the floor and cleaning up the offensive glass, and recorded an average of 5 rebounds per contest.
A physically dominant specimen, 7-footer DeAndre Ayton flat out dominated the paint on both ends of the floor. He crashed the boards, showing great athleticism and natural timing on his emphatic put back dunks. His length gives him great touch when finishing around the basket. In a win vs. Boo Williams, he recorded 27 points, 17 rebounds, 7 assists, and 4 blocked shots.
A long & wiry athlete with good explosiveness off the bounce, Jaelyn Llewellyn demonstrated a knack for hitting open teammates in position to score. The crafty lead guard is a pest defensively, where he gives a terrific amount of energy and knows how to use his quickness to stay in front. He wasn’t afraid to stick his nose in and take a charge either. The highly touted sophomore, who has already fielded offers from Providence, Creighton, Wake Forest, Fairfield, UNLV, and Tennessee, and interest from Harvard, Princeton, Syracuse, and UConn, recorded 7 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists in a win vs. Team Takeover.
Danilo Djuricic absolutely shot the lights out vs. Team Takeover, hitting all 6 of his field goal attempts, including both of his looks from long range. He’s an impressive athlete with an excellent motor who did a great job blocking and altering shots with his length. The 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, who has offers from Niagra, Washington State, and Duquesne, and growing interest from the likes of Butler, Michigan, Harvard, Stanford, Iowa, and Minnesota, recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 3 blocks.
Lithuania native Ignas Brazdeikis thoroughly impressed with a variety of skills along with an advanced feel and understanding of the game. The lefty is a sharpshooter from long range, but is also very active and alert when he defends the passing lanes. He’s got a tireless work rate, and does a great job crashing the boards on both ends. The 6-foot-7 sophomore shooting guard, who holds offers from Oregon, Tennessee, UNLV, and Niagra, with interest from Syracuse and North Carolina, recorded a team-high 23 points and 12 rebounds in a win vs. Team Takeover.
Simisola “Simi” Shittu immediately stood out while slamming home his first of two put back dunks. The 6-foot-9 forward is a fluid athlete who glides through the air and showcases great hang time. He’s got underrated ball skills and is relatively comfortable on the perimeter, but his efficiency down low is staggering. The sophomore says that Kentucky is the most recent school to express interest. He authored a 22-point, 9-rebound, 2-assist line on 10 of 14 from the field and 2 of 2 from the charity stripe in a win vs. Team Takeover.