The third session of the Nike EYBL kicked off Friday night in Frisco, Texas. Left Coast Recruiting was in attendance and saw some good basketball take place. Here is a rundown of some players that we watched tonight.
Jabari Parker (Mac Irvin) - Parker is just on a different level than everyone else. The 2013 guard is a man amongst boys. There isn’t anything Parker can’t do on the court.
Jahlil Okafor (Mac Irvin) - Possibly one of the best big men in the nation. Okafor takes up so much space in the paint and displays nice hands. The 2014 big man will be one to reckon with in high school and beyond.
Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Cal Supreme) - The 2014 5’8 point guard can play some ball. Jackson-Cartwright has some nice handles and is very crafty with the ball. The young guard can easily take his opponent off the dribble and find the open man.
Donovan Dorsey (Team ICP) – The 2014 guard made his debut this weekend on the EYBL circuit. In a losing effort Dorsey scored 11 points. Dorsey can score at will when he plays aggressive. After the summer is over, don’t be surprised to see Dorsey with offers from around the country.
Roschon Prince (Team ICP) – Prince is handful for a 6’5 SF. Prince is very active in the paint and can handle the rock well. Prince is a player who gives you his all on the court. Although ICP lost today, Prince never threw in the towel.
Thon Maker (Jackson Tigers) – Maker is the most intriguing prospect in the EYBL. Did I mention Maker is in 8th grade right now and is 7 foot tall? Yes you heard that right. Maker is being compared to Durant. The 7 footer can dribble rock and take his opponent off the dribble. If he needs to bang in the paint he can. At the next level he will need to put on weight but the kid is still young.
Stanley Johnson (Oakland Soldiers) – With Bird, Gordon, and the twins absent from the weekend, Johnson showed why he is one of the best players in the class of 2014. The 6’5 guard is well built and is very poised on the court and is very athletic. Johnson showed a nice shooting touch and was able to get to the rim anytime he wanted.