The EYBL came to Dallas this weekend and we got a chance to see the 16's play. The EYBL gave us some big time local matchups lining up are Nike teams in the city to play each other. We got a chance to see a few local prospects who stood out. We'll begin with the 16U Teams:
Drive Nation 16U
2020 6'5 Wing St. Mark's/ Drive Nation Andrew Laczkowski: Andrew made big shot after big shot down the stretch for Drive Nation against the Texas Titans including the game winner. Andrew is a long and athletic wing who can really shoot the three and get out and finish at the basket in transition. He is a prospect who will see his recruitment blow up if he continues to play the way he did this weekend.
2020 6'7 G Arlington Bowie/ Drive Nation Cade Cunningham: Cade was really good in the matchup against his former team. He was the primary ball handler throughout the game and did a great job of facilitating and scoring for his team. Cade is a big time prospect and his ball handling and decision making are improving every time we see him. He really shot the ball well off the bounce this weekend. Cade finished with 20 points and several assists Friday night.
2020 6'7 F Denton Ryan/ Drive Nation Jay Wilson: Jay was a terror in transition running the floor and finishing this weekend. He rebounded well and really attacked the basket.
Texas Titans 16U
2020 6'2 PG Lancaster/ Texas Titans Mike Miles: Mike was steady as always running the Titans offense and facilitating. With his team down 11 going into halftime he came out the second half really aggressive looking to score. He had some really impressive drives and shot the three well while scoring 12 of his 17 points in the second half to help will the Titans back into the game.
2020 6'8 F Woodrow Wilson/ Texas Titans Richard Amaefule: Richard played as well as we've seen him this weekend. He rebounded, made threes, dunked in traffic over guys and was really consistent. Richard has all of the tools to be one of the best players in the country, looks like things are beginning to click at the right time for him.
2020 6'8 F Denton Guyer/ Texas Titans JaKobe Coles: JaKobe showed off a nice touch around the basket and away from the basket in this game. He displayed post moves and the ability to stretch the defense with his shooting. Coles is an outstanding inside/outside offensive threat.
Houston (Dallas) Hoops 16U
2020 6'3 G Universal Academy/ Houston Hoops Jaylen Posey: Posey looked good all weekend playing a combo guard role for the Hoops. What stands out about Posey is his length and his ability to shoot the basketball. His wingspan makes him a terrific defender and he can really shoot the three.
2020 6'8 PF Mansfield Timberview/ Houston Hoops JaQuann Scott: Scott looks the part of a high major PF. He rebounds, runs the floor, blocks shots an finishes with dunks in traffic. He showed flashes of all of those attributes this weekend, we just want to see it more consistently. Scott has the ability and size to be a top 5 player in DFW'S loaded 2020 class.
2020 6'3 G Justin Northwest/ Houston Hoops Julian Smith: Julian was highly effective playing the PG role for the Hoops this weekend. He really showed an ability to get to his spots for scoring and playmaking opportunities.
Nike Proskills 16U
2020 6'6 F Sunnybrook Christian/ Proskills Breon Thompson: Thompson was man amongst boys in his matchup against the Hoops. He finished with 26 points and double digit rebounds in the win.
2021 6'4 G Hightower/ Proskills Chris Felix: Felix hit a 40 footer to propel his Proskills team to a victory over the Hoops. Felix shot the ball well overall and finished at the basket off of strong drives.
2020 6'4 Wing Mansfield Lakeridge/ Proskills Joey Mambida: Joey had a huge game against the Hoops finishing with 16 points. He was very efficient with his scoring opportunities and proved to be a big time scoring threat for Proskills.
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