Posted On: 08/29/19 10:41 AM
The 17U All American Team. A collection of the nation’s best performers throughout the four months of the 17U season regardless of circuit or age. The Best of the Best.
The 17U All American First Team
Cade Cunningham of the Texas Titans. Cunningham was named the EYBL MVP and pushed his name up to second in the nation prospect rankings wise. He led the Titans to the best record in the EYBL on a team that finished 3rd nationally in the 17u rankings. At 6-foot-7 Cade averaged 25.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists shooting 56 percent from the floor.
N’Faly Dante of MoKan Elite. The EYBL defensive player of the year level talent averaged 14.5 points (76 percent shooting!), nine boards, and 2.5 blocks a game for a MoKan squad that finished number one in the nation after winning the Peach Jam. Dante finished at a high percentage offensively on his 9-10 shots a game but the threat of Dante defensively simply changed contests regardless of the opponent.
Dwon Odom of the Atlanta Celtics. The Celtics put together an outstanding July that led to them being crowned as the top team on the Adidas Circuit and 4th nationally overall. Odom, committed to Xavier, averaged 15 a game in the Adidas Circuit handling duel guard responsibilities. Playing like a top 50/75 level player in the nation.
Jalen Suggs of Grassroots Sizzle. Jalen was named the Under Armour Association Player of the Year finishing second in scoring and assists in UAA play while also grabbing a top ten level total on the glass. Jalen finished 53 percent of his attempts from the guard position and had a top five total from the foul line in UAA. His team made the UAA quarters and was top 25 all season long overall.
Cam Thomas of Boo Williams. If there was ever a player that shouldered a massive load pushing a team to a strong EYBL record and top 20 finish nationally, that player was Cam Thomas. The Oak Hill Academy shooting guard averaged 29.5 points a game making nearly half of his attempts and 39 percent of his foul shots. Throw in four boards and 2.5 assists a game and you have an All American first teamer.
Jaylen Clark of the Compton Magic. With Mobley out, Jaylen Clark took the ball and ran with it in every way a player can. Clark scored 21 points a game in Adidas Gauntlet play this summer proving his top 50 level rank and keeping the Magic at 6th ranked nationally.
Sharife Cooper of the AOT Running Rebels. Cooper pushed his team into the top 25 in the nation plus AOT had an 8-5 record qualifying for the Peach Jam. Cooper averaged 25.5 points, eight assists, and 4.5 rebounds a game.
Jalen Johnson of Phenom U. The 6-foot-9 Duke committed forward led Phenom U into the top five for much of the year with a final rank of 11. Johnson put together an outstanding 17 point, nine rebounds, and six assists per game year for one of the EYBL’s best teams.
Jonathan Kuminga of the New York Rens. A top three 2021 in the nation, Kuminga scored 21 points a game making half of his field goal attempts with grabbing 5-6 boards a contest.
Matthew Murrell of Team Thad. Murrell was the best player on the UAA championship team that finished second in the nation overall. Murrell scored 16 a game and proved to be a top 50 level player nationally.
The 17U All American Third Team
Scott Barnes of Nightrydas Elite. Barnes averaged 17 points, 8.5 rebounds, and seven assists a game shooting 51 percent from the floor for a Peach Jam qualifier.
Greg Brown of the Texas Titans. Greg is a top five player nationally in his class with 17.5 point/8.5 average on the third ranked team in the nation.
Zeb Jackson of C2K. The top playmaker on a C2K team that finished 15th in the nation, Zeb is a top 75 player committed to Michigan.
Makur Maker of Dream Vision. Maker averaged a double-double (16 and 11) for a team that was top 5 for part of the year.
Day’Ron Sharpe of Garner Road. Sharpe, a UNC commit, led Garner Road to consistent success as the 8th ranked team in the country.
The 17U All American Fourth Team
Brandon Boston Jr of the AOT Running Rebels. Boston was the second part of the AOT 1-2 punch with Cooper pushing the team to a top 20 team nationally. Averaged 22.7 points and eight boards.
Josh Christopher of Vegas Elite. Vegas Elite finished the year ranked 14th in the country with Christopher leading at 22 points, six assists, and five rebounds a contest. A 6-foot-4 five star shooting guard.
Evan Mobley of Compton Magic. Mobley had an incredible spring pushing him to the #1 player in the nation, injury shortened his year missing three big July events but worthy of a spot any way.
DJ Steward of Meanstreets. Put up 24 points a game in EYBL play shooting 50 percent from the field, 41 percent at the arc, and 80 plus percent at the foul line.
Kerwin Walton of D1 Minnesota. Scored 15/16 a game for D1 Minnesota in July pushing himself to a top 50 player in the nation, keeping his team top 10 nationally.
The 17U All American Fifth Team
Paolo Banchero of Seattle Rotary. Seattle Rotary was a ranked team in the spring with Pablo putting up 21.8 points, and 11 rebounds a game with 4.2 assists a contest.
Nimari Burnett of Team Why Not. Burnett averaged 20 points a game leading Team Why Not to 9th in the nation and runner-up at the Peach Jam.
Chet Holmgren of Grassroots Sizzle. Led the UAA in blocks by 45! Also a top 15 scorer and top five rebounder in the UAA for a top 25 team nationally.
Harrison Ingram of Team Marcus Smart. On a very balanced, hard working team that finished 5th nationally, Ingram’s near double-double average led the way.
Bryce Thompson of Oklahoma Run PWP. The UAA leading scorer at 25 points a game, Thompson made 54 percent of his field goal despite constant attention.
The 17U All American Sixth Team
Dawson Garcia of D1 Minnesota. Illness kept Garcia from playing in July’s big events, but had D1 Minnesota #1 nationally in the spring
Jalen Green of Oakland Soldiers/Team Why Not. Switched to Team Why Not for the Peach Jam and led them to the title game.
Osare Ighodaro of Powerhouse Hoops. A double-double averaging level player in UA Rise/PH Circuit, ranked top 100 in the nation.
Max Murrell of Team Factory. Murrell is a top 75/100 level player nationally and a first teamer in the UA Rise/PH Circuit.
Ziaire Williams of Oakland Soldiers. Pushed himself to 6th in the nation individually averaging 22/7 on a team that struggled.
Micah Peavy of Texas Pro Skills. Averaged an EYBL double-double of 20 and 10.