Nike EYBL Roundup: Minneapolis

A summary of how Michigan recruiting targets performed in Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League over the weekend.

The final regular season session of the Nike EYBL took place over Memorial Day weekend in Minneapolis as teams battled for the final spots in the Nike Peach Jam. While the session wasn’t open to college coaches, the chance to play at the prestigious Peach Jam event in front of top head coaches during the July evaluation period served as a motivator in the tournament’s fourth session.

Nike EYBL Session 4 Per Game Averages

Player GP MPG PPG RPG FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% eFG% FT FTA FT% A TO
Devin Booker 5 26.8 14.8 5.8 5.2 15.0 35% 2.0 6.0 33% 41% 2.4 3.4 71% 5.0 3
Trevon Bluiett 5 30.0 19.2 4.0 7.6 13.8 55% 2.6 6.2 42% 64% 1.4 2.0 70% 6.8 1
Vince Edwards 5 26.0 13.4 8.0 4.8 13.4 36% 1.0 5.0 20% 40% 2.8 3.6 78% 2.6 1
Kameron Chatman 4 30.0 15.8 9.3 7.0 15.8 44% 0.8 4.3 18% 47% 1.0 2.8 36% 5.8 2
Justice Winslow 5 27.4 12.4 8.4 4.0 8.4 48% 0.6 1.8 33% 51% 3.8 4.8 79% 4.8 3
Jalen Brunson 5 26.2 15.2 2.8 5.0 12.0 42% 2.2 5.2 42% 51% 3.0 3.2 94% 7.4 3
Elijah Thomas 5 22.4 14.0 5.2 6.2 11.0 56% 0.0 0.0 0% 56% 1.6 3.2 50% 1.8 3

Find a handful of recruiting updates, scouting notes and big performances after the jump including a triple double from a future Michigan visitor.

Notes & Observations:

  • Trevon Bluiett continues to put up gaudy scoring totals with ruthless efficiency. Bluiett had a 9 for 13 game, 7 for 13 game and 10 for 16 game, with three 20+ scoring performances and four six+ assist performances. Just another day at the office for the Indianapolis scorer.
  • Devin Booker took a nasty charge and had to get five stiches in his head and had a fairly up and down weekend. Despite the injury, Booker finished the weekend strong with 18 points and nine assists to just two turnovers. His five assists per game were an a marked improvement from the previous three sessions where he averaged under two per contest.
  • Vince Edwards went head to head with Kameron Chatman and ICP Elite and totaled 27 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a victory; Chatman had 15, seven and three in the loss to All Ohio Red. Edwards wasn’t nearly as proficient in the scoring column in other games but produced on the glass all weekend.
  • Kameron Chatman had a triple double in a 21 point win over Team United, tallying 12 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists. Chatman’s game continues to appear remarkably well rounded in all facets other than the three-point shot.
  • Jalen Brunson helped the Mac Irvin Fire to a Peach Jam bid, averaging 15 points and over seven assists per game. Brunson had three games with at least nine assists over the weekend and posted an impressive 7.4 to 3.0 turnover ratio on the weekend.
  • Justice Winslow, a more recent target on Michigan’s board, had an efficient weekend with averages of 12 points and eight rebounds per game.  Winslow has a big frame but can do a little bit of everything on the floor and certainly stuffed the stat sheet. Look for more on Winslow, and the rest of the action at EYBL over the weekend, in the days to come.

Scouting

NY2LA Sports chimes in on Devin Booker:

Booker is a high-level shot maker and will be a candidate for a spot in the McDonald’s All-American game next season if he continues to play like this. Lethal from the perimeter, Booker lets it fly in any situation and has one of the best perimeter strokes in all of high school basketball.

NY2LASports was also impressed by Justice Winslow:

Winslow did it all for Houston Hoops and because of their supreme depth on the wing, Winslow showed his jack-of-all-trades ability. Winslow defended, rebounded well in traffic, finished at the rim and defended multiple positions.

Winslow also caught the eye of 247 Sports:

Houston Hoops Justise Winslow is impressive to watch. Winslow ran much of the point duties for Houston, and at 6-foot-6, 210 pounds he’s physically imposing on the smaller guards. Winslow is the rare type of basketball player that has the size and skill set combination that allows him to play multiple positions.

Recruiting

Devin Booker updated his recruitment with ChicagoHoops.com in the following video and explained what stands out about Michigan.

“Michigan has been recruiting me since the eighth grade. I’ve developed a great relationshdip with the coaching staff, players that are going there right now, players that they are recruiting. They don’t hide anything from me, they tell me what players they are recruiting and who they are trying to get together. That’s what I like about coach. I trust coach and the coaches trust me.”

Booker also hit on the other heavy hitters involved in his recruitment including Kentucky, Michigan State, Missouri, North Carolina and Duke in the video interview.

Booker made it clear that trust with the coaching staff will be at the top of the list when he goes to make a decision but that process is a long ways off, noting that he hopes to begin to trim things down before his senior year.

Chicago Hoops also caught up with Elijah Thomas who rattled off a lengthy list of suitors, including Michigan, and Kameron Chatman who will visit Michigan next weekend.

Chatman also reported an Oregon visit is in the works and that he hopes to visit Arizona later this summer. Oregon the weekend after Michigan and sometime this summer visiting Arizona.

  • Steve2081

    Really want Brunson.

    Bluiett’s assist to turnover number are extremely impressive.

    Chatman continues to hit the boards hard. His 3pt % is still really bad though.

    • geoffclarke

      Would Brunson be your top pick for 2015 PGs? We obviously have a handful of very good options. It’ll be interesting to see who gets offers on June 15.

      • DingoBlue

        I still want Barefield first and foremost. I liked Hyron Edwards also, but I would definitely put Barefield at the top.

      • Steve2081

        Yeah I have Brunson at the top of my wishlist with Barefield right behind him. After those two I don’t really have a favorite between Edwards, Davis, and Sanders. Maybe a slight advantage to Sanders cuz of his height and relationship with Bacon.

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