EYBL: Five standouts

WildcatAuthority.com was in attendance for the EYBL Session #3 and here is a breakdown of the five players that we felt stood out the most.

This past weekend, we had an opportunity to see numerous players at the EYBL Session # 3 in Los Angeles. While there were many players that impressed us, here are the top five Arizona prospects that we felt were the most impressive.

Brandon Ashley: This may have been the best that we have seen Ashley play and after his performance, we have doubts if he will last two years in college.

Ashley did everything we would expect out of a top prospect both offensively and defensively. On offense, he showed a solid mid-range game and was aggressive on the offensive glass. He was able to get shot both with his back to the basket and facing it as well.

On defense, Ashley held his own against Ricardo Gathers and Dajuan Coleman and showed an ability to guard elite post players.

If somebody said that Ashley was the best player in the tournament, it would definitely be difficult to argue. It is hard for a five-star player to improve his stock much, but Ashley did just that this past weekend.

Anthony Bennett: We had not seen much of Bennett before the weekend and his performance left us very impressed.

It seemed that Bennett was always making plays and he was successful in whatever facet of the game he wanted to focus on. If he chose to score in the paint, he did it with ease. If he wanted to hang more on the perimeter, he would hit a couple of threes.

Bennett told us that he is working on his perimeter skills because he is already confident in his ability to score in the paint. If he continues to improve in both aspects of his game, there won't be many players in the country that can stop him.

Ricardo Gathers: Gathers is not going to wow you with his offensive ability, but he will definitely wow you with his strength.

There aren't going to be many, if any, players in college basketball that will be stronger than Gathers and it is no surprise that he leads the EYBL in rebounds.

Physically, Gathers is ready for college right now and if his offensive game improves, he is going to be even more of a force to be reckoned with.

Aaron Gordon: Gordon was one of the more efficient players that we saw this past weekend, as he never tried to do too much.

It is always refreshing to see a player that knows what he excels at and sticks to it. Gordon went to the hoop with relative ease, showed a bit of a mid-range game, and attacked the rim with reckless abandon.

Gordon is going to be a complete matchup nightmare at the next level because of his strength. Gordon's ability to rebound and then quickly start a break makes him even more dangerous and it is safe to say that he is one of the elite players in the country.

Dajuan Coleman: Coleman was extremely inconsistent and he has probably had better weekends, but his best efforts were enough to get him on this list.

Even when Coleman is not playing well, he is still getting to the line and doing well on the glass. His upper body makes him extremely difficult to guard and he has soft touch around the basket.

Coleman needs a little improvement with his conditioning, but that does not change the fact that he can be an absolute monster inside at times.

Coming into the tournament, Coleman was considered to be one of the top players in the country and there was nothing that we saw that would change that opinion.

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