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Posted On: 08/2/18 6:59 PM
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The team of reporters from Prep Hoops followed 17U teams from coast to coast the last four months and today, we wrap up our coverage with the Prep Hoops 17U All American Team.
Prep Hoops First Team All Americans
Onyeka Okongwu of Compton Magic. Five Star USC commit Okongwu led the Compton Magic to the top spot in the nation averaging 16 points and eight rebounds a game this summer. Onyeka had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the Magic win over Team Takeover while playing in the deepest frontcourt in the nation.
Armando Bacot Jr of Team Takeover. The Peach Jam MVP was a double-double regular for the top team in the EYBL this year. With the bright lights shining the five star prospect had 17 points and 10 boards in the game of the year. Final five schools of Duke, North Carolina, VCU, Georgia, and Oklahoma State. Averaged 11 points and 13 boards a game at the Peach Jam.
Matthew Hurt of D1 Minnesota. Hurt is a five star prospect from Rochester, Minnesota that gave D1 Minnesota – finished 5th in the Prep Hoops final 17u rankings – 19 points and six rebounds a game in Adidas play shooting high percentages. One of the most efficient players in the nation.
Cole Anthony of PSA Cardinals. The EYBL MVP averaged over 26 points a game with nearly nine boards and five assists a contest at the Peach Jam. Anthony is considered the top 2019 guard in the nation as a five star prospect and naturally the best teams in the nation are tracking him including Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, and others.
Jalen Green of EBO. With 22 points, five rebounds, and five assists a game Jalen Green is a five star prospect and one of the leading candidates to be named the number one prospect in the nation when Prep Hoops releases the new 250 for 2020 in August. Green led EBO into the top 25 rankings nationally with a strong summer.
Prep Hoops Second Team All Americans
Oscar Tshiebwe of IPTS. The Pennsylvania big man dominated the paint in big number ways that few could match. Tshiebwe put up a massive 19 points and 16 rebounds per game in the month of July leading IPTS to the 13th spot in the nation.
Wendell Moore of CP3. Moore’s 16 points, six boards and four assists a game against EYBL teams in June is a key reason CP3 finished as a top ten team in the nation. Moore has pushed himself to that five star status with Duke and UNC fighting for his services.
Evan Mobley of Compton Magic. The 2020 big was a central cog for the top 17u team in the nation averaging 13 points and nearly seven boards a contest in the Magic run through NY, LA, and Las Vegas. With 23 points on 8 of 13 shooting Mobley was the game MVP when the Magic defeated Team Takeover last week.
N’Faly Dante of MoKan Elite. MoKan had one of the nation’s toughest and most balanced teams and up front was five star 2020 big N’Faly Dante, one of the best defensive players in the nation. Dante averaged 15 points and 9.5 rebounds a game for MoKan this summer.
Sharife Cooper of AOT. The five star level junior pushed AOT into the top 10 this year of 17u basketball (finished 11th) and at the Peach Jam is where everybody saw what Cooper is capable of. Sharife led the Peach Jam in scoring and assists with over 28 points a game and nearly nine assists a contest.
Prep Hoops Third Team All Americans
Josh Green of West Coast Elite. A five star player from Australia (competes at IMG Academy in Florida) Josh is a 2019 that scored nearly 21 points a game for WCE, the 12th ranked team in the country.
Isaiah Stewart of City Rocks. Isaiah put up a massive 19 points and 13 boards a contest at the Peach Jam capping off a strong year in the EYBL. Stewart is a top ten rated five star player nationally.
Jaden McDaniels of Seattle Rotary. This is your summer breakout star who has become a top ten player in the 2019 class after a 20/10 performance at the Peach Jam game after game. A 6-ft-10/6-ft-11forward who gets better with each viewing.
Boogie Ellis of Oakland Soldiers. When the summer months come the Soldiers march at a different pace. Ellis gave the Soldiers 23 points a game in July as the team fought their way into the Prep Hoops top 20.
Vernon Carey of Nike Team Florida. Put up 23 points and 11 rebounds a game in July regardless if it was NTF or E1T1 on his jersey. Top player in the 2019 class drew a crowd wherever he went and put a double-double in the book.
Prep Hoops Fourth Team All Americans
Cassius Stanley of Why Not. Stanley put up 17 points and seven boards a game in July leading Team Why Not to the Peach Jam final and into the top 15 rankings overall as a team.
Tyrese Maxey of Drive Nation. Played on a couple EYBL teams and on those teams the 7th ranked player in the nation averaged 22 points, five boards, and five assists a game.
Isaiah Wong of WeR1. A four star guard who scored 18 a game in UAA play this year for the 6th ranked team in the nation at 17u
Eric Dixon of WeR1. A double-double big man who put up 17 points with nine rebounds a contest for the WeR1 squad.
RJ Hampton of Mudiay Elite. The five star 2020 (soon to be 2019?) scored 24-25 a game in UAA play leading the league points.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl of KC Run RMC. Averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds a game as a five star 2019 guy.
Prep Hoops Fifth Team All Americans
Isaac Okoro of AOT. Put up 18 points, 8.5 boards, 4 assists per game.
Precious Achiuwa of New Heights. 14 and 8 for a top ten squad
Juwan Gary of Team United. Alabama commit averaged 24/6 at the Peach Jam
Zeke Nnaji of D1 Minnesota. Put up 14 and 7 a game for the 5th ranked 17u team.
Justin Moore of Team Takeover. Led Takeover with 12 points a game plus 5rb, 3ast
Rocket Watts of The Family. Scored 25 a contest in EYBL play
Makhi Mitchell of DC Premier. Maryland commit led DC Premier to the UAA title.