This Weekend at the Nike EYBL: Dallas

Dylan Burkhardt

Reggie-Cameron[1]A summary of how Michigan recruiting targets performed in Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League over the weekend.

The third session of the Nike EYBL wasn’t open to college coaches but still brought together the top Nike travel teams in the United States. There are two players in the EYBL that appear to have risen above the others on the Nike circuit in the eyes of Michigan coaches. Those two are 2013 forward Reggie Cameron and 2014 shooting guard Devin Booker.

Wolverine coaches watched every EYBL game that Booker played during the first two sessions and have paid plenty of attention to Cameron, perhaps the best shooter in the EYBL, as well. Both players continue to draw impressive reviews while leading their respective squads in the prestigious Nike event.

After the jump find a rundown of statistics, scouting reports, tidbits and more on how Wolverine targets played in this week’s EYBL session. 

EYBL Session 3 Game Averages

Name Pts Reb FG FGA 3FG 3FGA FT FTA A T Blk Stl Min
Devin Booker 19.8 4.6 6.0 13.6 2.2 6.8 5.6 5.8 1.4 2.8 0.0 0.4 27.8
44.1% 32.4% 96.6%
Reggie Cameron 16.0 5.8 4.2 11.2 2.8 6.2 4.8 5.8 0.2 1.6 0.2 0.6 26.4
37.5% 45.2% 82.8%
Trevon Bluiett 17.0 3.6 5.8 13.2 2.2 5.8 3.2 4.0 2.4 1.2 0.0 1.4 27.4
43.9% 37.9% 80.0%
Jaren Sina 8.3 1.3 3.3 7.0 1.5 3.8 0.8 2.0 1.8 2.0 0.0 0.5 26.8
46.4% 40.0% 37.5%

Notes & Observations

  • Reggie Cameron‘s shooting stroke is legitimate. Not only is he shooting the lights from three point range through three events, 45% this weekend, his team is also in first place in their division.
  • Devin Booker continues to be the lone bright spot for the Alabama Challenge. He continues to sound like the perfect fit for the two guard position at Michigan and the numbers back up why Michigan coaches have prioritized him: 20 points and five rebounds per game this weekend in Dallas.
  • Did Caris LeVert take a potential spot for Jaren Sina? LeVert’s commitment gives Michigan a guard option going forward and it’s tough to see Michigan adding two additional players (considering Reggie Cameron as the first option) to the class of 2013.
  • Trevon Bluiett played extremely well at Spiece last weekend and continued his strong play this summer. Like Booker, he can fill up the scoring column in a hurry.He averaged 17 points per game in Dallas for his Spiece Indy Heat squad.
  • Dominic Woodson returned to the circuit with Texas Pro but wasn’t listing Michigan. The 2013 big man has a lot of talent and impressed scouts but the mutual interest just doesn’t seem to be all that high at this point.

Scouts Say

The numbers say Reggie Cameron can shoot and the scouts agree. Here’s Rivals on Cameron’s performance in Dallas:

While Matt Jones has been efficient from deep, the honor of most dangerous jump shooter in the EYBL has to go to Playaz Basketball Club combo forward Reggie Cameron. The 6-foot-7 stretch forward is a flat out lethal shooter from deep and has been shooting the cover off the ball from distance all spring long. He came into the Dallas session of the EYBL making a smoking hot 54.5% (30-55) of his three-pointers and has made 10-14 from distance during his three games in Texas. That makes him a ridiculous 40-69 from deep through 12 league games while leading the Playaz to a 7-5 record and a tie for first place in Group B. touched ($) on Dominic Woodson – a player who “when motivated, is capable of doing some serious damage in the paint” – and Devin Booker. Booker continues to draw praise for being more than a shooter, being “crafty from the middle of the floor” and “capable of dropping in floaters or pull ups off the bounce”.




Up Next: Session Four of the Nike EYBL takes place May 25th through 28th in Oakland, California. 

  • John

    I really hope we get reggie cameron. The guy can really shoot.

    • Quick Darshan

      Yes, Reggie Pittsnogle would be a great get.

  • Big Ten/ACC match-ups due out this afternoon. Expecting that Michigan will host NC State.

    • DingoBlue

      Don’t care who Michigan plays as long as its a home game (expected). Should be good though if it’s NC State.
      Is it possible to have a multi-question poll to get readers thoughts on how the Challenge shakes out this year? I remember last year it was open discussion. I was thinking like
      1) Who Wins: Michigan or NC State?
      2) Who Wins: Indiana or UNC?

  • SamGoBlue

    Hopefully we can get Reggie Cameron on campus soon, I think he’d be a perfect fit for Beilein and the team and would really solidify that 2013 class as a special one. Irvin, Donnal, Walton, Cameron, and possibly Hatch would be a second terrific five-man haul in as many years.