EYBL Atlanta: Five Observations

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Posted On: 05/14/18 1:20 PM

Thanks to Flo Hoops, we were able to keep close tabs on most of the action that took place in Atlanta last weekend. Here we recap the EYBL’s third session with five observations.

CAM THOMAS IS AN ELITE SCORER

Cam Thomas flirted with 40 on Friday night, and proved that his initial outburst wasn’t a fluke by putting on two other 30+ point performances to close out the weekend. The 6-foot-3 guard, who has embraced his role as the go-to option, and is playing a strikingly efficient brand of basketball. Thomas made 43 of 46 attempts from the foul line, and shot 11 of 27 from deep.

RUCKER STEPS UP FOR MELO

Before going down with what appeared to be some sort of leg injury, Jalen Rucker was playing some really good ball. The class of 2019 lead guard, who shot it well from the perimeter, came up with several clutch plays in his team’s win over the Las Vegas Prospects. Rucker hit five threes, made all seven of his free throws, and scored 24 points in that game.

TEAM TAKEOVER LEAVES NO DOUBTS

Team Takeover qualified for Peach Jam after their first win in ATL, and continued their dominance by adding three more wins to their perfect 12-0 resume. It seems like they’ve been able to absorb five star Armando Bacot¬†without negatively impacting the team chemistry, and his addition makes them serious favorites to win it all in July.

TOP PLAYS

2019 Jahmir Young of Team Takeover was a breakout performer in ATL. He had this emphatic dunk over five star Jalen Lecque, and then finished up by recording 30 points and 9 assists in a blowout win over Rose City.

2021 Malcolm Dread has already recorded more highlight worthy dunks in his AAU career than his older brother Myles. It seems like a weekly occurrence at this point. Check out his first one here, and his second here.

BOO STILL ALIVE FOR PEACH JAM

Boo Williams amassed a 3-1 record at this pivotal stop, and kept their Peach Jam hopes alive heading into the final session. They were able to do this without Aundre Hyatt, who is regarded as one of their most valuable players.