EYBL Hampton Superlatives: Underclassmen
Posted On: 05/31/18 8:00 AM
HAMPTON, VA — Prep Hoops was in the house that Boo built for the fourth session of Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League. It’s time to recap what we saw during a busy weekend. Here we conclude our superlatives series with a look at seven of the top underclassmen we saw.
’21 TERRENCE BUTLER | 15U TEAM TAKEOVER
Bishop McNamara forward Terrence Butler looked really good on Friday night for TTO 15’s in a hard fought game vs. Team Durant. The 6-foot-6 southpaw was efficient offensively from the middle areas of the floor, and demonstrated a high motor, especially on defense.
’21 JALEN HALL | 15U TEAM DURANT
Jalen Hall came up clutch as he hit the eventual game winner for Team Durant 15’s in their tight win over TTO. The crafty lead guard out of DeMatha scored it well from all three levels.
’21 WILLIAM JEFFRESS | 16U TEAM DURANT
William Jeffress is a flat out mismatch problem for Team Durant. At around 6-foot-7, the skilled forward moves well and can create his own shot off the dribble. Jeffress can score in the post vs. smaller defenders and has nice touch around the basket.
’22 DIOR JOHNSON | 15U CITY ROCKS
One of the more exciting prospects we saw all weekend, Dior Johnson has a chance to be special. Despite not having stepped on to a high school floor yet, the skilled floor general is quite poised.
’21 JONATHAN KUMINGA | 17U NY RENS
Jonathan Kuminga was one of the better long term prospects we saw in the 2021 class this weekend. The versatile 6-foot-8 forward is a big time athlete who is already producing consistently at the 17U level.
’21 ERIK REYNOLDS | 15U TEAM TAKEOVER
Bullis School guard Erik Reynolds torched Team Durant with his middle game on Friday night in Hampton. He certainly has some wiggle to him, and we continue to see him demonstrate impressive touch around the basket.
’21 JAKAI ROBINSON | 15U TEAM DURANT
Jakai Robinson is tracking among the top local prospects in 2021. The 6-foot-5 lefty is a serious mismatch problem with his ability to stretch the floor as well as mix it up off the dribble.