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#EYBL Session 2: Sunday Standouts
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (1:21 PM CT, Mon May 12, 2014)
2015 DeAaron Fox, Ben Simmons and Henry Ellenson Dallas EYBL
2015 DeAaron Fox, Ben Simmons and Henry Ellenson Dallas EYBL
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Dallas, TX (Future150) -- The #EYBL Dallas session closed its doors on Sunday evening, but not until Future150 found some more talent to write about after standing out against superior competition all weekend. An excellent event, Nike came through again with a top notch facility and staff. We also want to thank the people at D1 Circuit, who always provide thorough updates and statistics throughout the weekend. Here is who did well on Sunday...

Raymond Spalding, 2015 PF, Travelers: The 6-foot-9 power forward is an athletic post who has the skills to become a monster at the next level. Right now, he thrives when blocking shots and running the floor. He is also a skilled rebounder. What is most intriguing about him is his ability to become a stretch four with his shooting ability as well as his ball skills to lead the break from time to time.

Donte DiVincenzo, 2015 CG, Team Final: The Villanova commit is going to be an absolute star at the next level. He is a legitimate 6-foot-4 and can play both guard positions. Through two EYBL sessions he is putting together excellent numbers, averaging 8.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists & 2.1 steals per game. He is capable of filling up the stat sheet and plays with intensity on the defensive end as well. 

Malik Newman, 2015 CG, Jackson Tigers: The #1 prospect in the 2015 class suited up for his first EYBL session this past weekend in Dallas, and as expected, put up big numbers. While it was by no means a dominant weekend for Newman, he showed that he is capable of taking over games when he needs to. For the weekend, he averaged 19.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists & 1.2 assists. These numbers should tell you exactly how high the expectations are for the Jackson, Mississippi native.

Udoka Azubuike, 2016 C, Nike Team Florida: The 6-foot-11, 240-pound center is a physical specimen, and his statistics are starting to mirror his massive frame. His physicality on the low block allows him to rebound the basketball and score with ease around the rim. To date in the EYBL, he is averaging 11.1 points, 6.6 rebounds & 1.8 blocks per game. 

Deyonta Davis, 2015 PF, Spiece Indy Heat: The Michigan State commit continues to show why Tom Izzo and staff are so high on the bouncy 6-foot-9 athlete. He converts everything around the rim and has a nose for the ball. Through two EYBL sessions, he is averaging 14.1 points, 6.9 rebounds & 1.1 blocks per contest. 

Allonzo Trier, 2015 SG, Athletes First: One of the high volume scorers nationally, Trier is leading Athletes First through two sessions with his ability to score the basketball, by averaging 26.6 points per game, which is tops in the league. He is also averaging 4.2 rebounds and most importantly, has his team sitting at 6-2 as they head to Hampton for session three next weekend.

Malachi Richardson, 2015 SG, Team Final: Syracuse is getting an absolute star in the 6'6" wing. Built to score the basketball, he is capable of creating for himself and shooting over the top of the defense. We haven't seen anyone stop him from doing what he does best, and his numbers reflect that. Averaging 16.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists & 2.0 steals per game, the Trenton Catholic (NJ) star is holding his own on the circuit.

De'Aaron Fox, 2016 PG, Houston Hoops: The best sophomore in the state of Texas, Fox is having his fun on the EYBL circuit. He is an explosive talent who loves to play the game, especially when he gets to do so with his close friends. He is the catalyst for a talented Houston Hoops squad, averaging 13.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game.

Bam Adebayo, 2016 PF, Boo Williams: Another class of 2016 stud in the paint is the 6-foot-9, 235-pounder. When he has the ball in the low block, he is nearly unstoppable, trying to dunk everything he gets his hands on. Currenly, his averages read 12.2 points and 7.5 rebounds. North Carolina is the latest school to reach out to the local talent.

Devearl Ramsey, 2016 PG, Cal Supreme: Maybe the fastest player at the event was the 5-foot-10 point guard. He can get into the lane at will and is also very creative when looking to score the basketball. Obviously, the transition game is where he thrives, and he did so in Dallas. Currently, he averages 12.0 points, 2.8 assists & 1.8 steals per game in the league.

Levan Alston, 2015 CG, Team Final: Alston had a monster outing in Sacramento in the first EYBL session, and on Sunday in Dallas, it was more of the same. In the 2nd half of their morning game, Alston was on fire, knocking down seven triples en-route to a 33 point performance. 

Josh Reaves, 2015 SG, Team Takeover: On an absoultely loaded Team Takeover team, it is hard put up big numbers, but that's what Reaves did on Sunday. He attacked the rim with aggression and was able to showcase that he has elite perimeter defending ability. Reaves is a great two-way player and will have his choice of a fantastic group of schools because of it.

Ben Simmons, 2015 PF, E1T1: Simmons was fantastic in the final game of the weekend, showing why he is poised to be the one who pushes Malik Newman for the #1 spot in the class. He is a do-it-all player who is super efficient. Simmons will head back to Austrailia for a few weeks but will be ready for Peach Jam. 

Henry Ellenson, 2015 PF, Wisconsin Playground Elite: Ellenson came in with the reputation as one of the best big men in the country and he didn't dissapoint. He can score on the blocks but also showed the ability to handle the ball in transition as well as beat his man off the bounce. He looks like he is going to be an absolute nightmare at the next level.

Cheick Diallo, 2015 PF, Team Scan: This weekend, Diallo looked like the player that had so many buzzing about him at the NBA Players Camp last June. He attacked the glass and blocked shots, all while showing a versatile offensive skill set and playing at 100% at all times. When his motor is running, few can match up against him.

Kenny Williams, 2015 SG, Boo Williams: Williams was at it again on Sunday, ultimately saving a win for his team against a scrappy Team United squad. His length and shooting ability make him an intriguing prospect and it appears that his best basketball is ahead of him.

Dennis Smith Jr., 2016 PG, Team United: Simply put, the class of 2016 is loaded. With Smith's resurgence it appears that there will be a big time, potentially program changing prospect at every position. He has elite level vision and uses his athleticism well. His speed made it nearly impossible for anyone to stay in front of him and his shot has improved. He will be making a push for a top 10 ranking soon.

Sterling Taplin, 2015 PG, Albany City Rocks: Taplin recently reclassed back to 2015 and it appears the move will end up paying dividends for him. He has good speed and strength, making it hard for others to keep him out of the lane. He is and will continue to be the leader of this City Rocks bunch and is looking to make a late push and get them into Peach Jam. 

Jayson Tatum2016 SF, St. Louis Eagles: Tatum is a unique and special talent that can do a little bit of everything. His jumper is silky smooth and he handles the ball incredibly well for a player his size. He is considered to be one of the top prospects in his class and it is easy to see why, His game is so hard to match up with that he may be able to carry the Eagles on a run and into Peach Jam.


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