Posted On: 06/6/17 10:25 AM
Playing on a “shoe circuit” team is one of the biggest stages that a high school age basketball player can be seen on. Adidas has “The Gauntlet”, Under Armour has “The Association” and Nike has the “EYBL”. Those three shoe companies have the money and assets to provide gear, coaching and publicity to players that are trying to make a name for themselves from April to August.
Here is a list of five players who have dominated their respective “circuits” in the first few months of the AAU season.
Coby White-Nobody has scored the basketball at the pace that White has for Team CP3 and has helped their team to a 13-3 record, a #2 seed for the Peach Jam finale in Atlanta. He scored 28 points against Nike South Beach, 20 points against Expressions Elite and against Southern Stampede he scored 19 points in the final session before Peach Jam. He is averaging 21.6 PPG, shooting 55.9 FG% from the floor, averaging 3.5 RPG, 3.1 APG and 1.3 SPG. White has committed to North Carolina and will play this season at Greenfield School.
Jaylen Hoard-The Wesleyan Christian forward has been the other half of the scoring for Team CP3 along with White. Hoard is averaging 14.9 PPG, shooting 50.6 FG% from the floor, 39.5, 71.2 FT%, averaging 6.4 RPG and 1.2 APG.
Jalen Lecque-The recent Christ School (Asheville, NC) transfer has seen his stock boost tremendously this spring. He is running with Southern Stampede and has averaged 17 points and 3.8 rebounds per game on the EYBL. He has helped lead Southern Stampede to a 9-7 record.
John Newman-The Greensboro Day product is averaging nearly 9 points on the Nike circuit for Team CP3, and he does a little bit of everything to go along with that stat line. Undervalued, he does the little things to make his team win. With 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists.
Trey McGowens-Team United hasn’t had the best Nike EYBL this season, going 0-16 but one bright spot is the athletic shooting guard McGowens. He averaged 12.6 points along with 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He is transferring to Hargrave Military Academy for his senior season and will take an unofficial visit to Georgia this week.