EYBL Hampton: Day One

HAMPTON, Va. -- The first day of the EYBL was led by a pair of Canadiens. Andrew Wiggins and Xavier Rathan-Mayes, both of Huntington (W.V.) Prep, showed out in their opening weekend match up.

Kameron Williams, SG, Baltimore Elite – One of the better scorers in the 2012 class, Williams stands just 6-foot-1 but that doesn't stop him from putting up large point totals. Last weekend Williams torched the nets going an impressive 21-for-36 from three. On Friday, Williams showed good speed an ability to get a shot when he wants, which makes him an intriguing prospect at the next level.

Daxter Miles, SG, Balitmore Elite – Much like Williams, Miles can put up points in a hurry. Miles is, however, built stronger than Williams and takes contact and physical play better than Williams. Miles' jump shot is impressive, as he has a quick trigger, deep range and an effortless shot. He finished through contact well and is a dynamic scorer.

Semi Ojeleye, SF, MoKan Elite – After a slow start, Ojeleye started draining three-pointers in the second half. In all he finished with six triples in the second frame and single handedly kept MoKan in the game. An athletic 6-foot-6 wing prospect, Ojeleye is a very good athlete with a strong, chiseled frame. Around the rim he knows how to use both and he's become an efficient finisher at the rim. The next step in his development is adding a middle game.

Xavier Rathan-Mayes, SG, CIA Bounce – From a pure scoring standpoint there aren't many prospects that can match Rathan-Mayes bucket for bucket. The Huntington (W.V.) Prep product has the ability to pump in points from all three levels and is capable of hitting shots under pressure. He's improved his ability to create opportunities for himself and his shot from 15 to 22 feet is pure. Against MoKan, Rathan-Mayes had a stretch where he buried a pair of mid-range pull-ups then a deep three, all with a defender in his face.

Jaquan Lyle, PG/SF, Spiece Indy Heat – The first thing you notice about Lyle's game is his feel. His court vision is impressive, his passes are pinpoint and he makes good basketball plays. Lyle has terrific ball skills and will likely play on the ball in college. With his size (6-foot-5), he's capable of bullying defenders and he knows how to position his body and use his frame when trying to get to the rim. On top of all that, his strength allows him to finish, plus he can mix in spot-up jump shots as well.

Trevon Bluiett, SF, Spiece – Since last year Blueitt, a 6-foot-6 wing scorer, has trimmed up his frame. His body looks stronger and he appears to be in better shape as well. Blueitt shot the ball well in a win over Baltimore Elite Friday night. He hit a handful of three-pointers, plus a step back jumper from 18-feet.

Andrew Wiggins, SF, CIA Bounce – With his ceiling and potential many could argue that Wiggins, a 6-foot-8 small forward, is the top prospect in all of high school basketball. His combination of size, length, athleticism, skill and shot making ability are nearly unmatched. He outclasses the competition from an athleticism standpoint and is capable of a highlight reel hammer at just about any point. He appears more confident in his long-range shot and continues to improve his all around scoring ability. He's the clear-cut No. 1 player in the 2014 class.

Tommy Heard, SF, Baltimore Elite 16's – A strongly built wing equipped with long arms, Heard attacked the basket nearly every time he touched the rock. While he knocked down a mid-range jumper and a floater, he was at best finishing through contact at the rim. An explosive athlete, Heard even punched on a helpless defender in transition. While it's clearly still early for the 6-foot-3 sophomore, he's a promising looking prospect.

Evan Fisher, PF/C, Baltimore Elite 16's – Up against another freshman inside, Fisher played a tough style of ball. The 6-foot-7, 215-pounder hit the glass, didn't shy away from contact and even showed some scoring moves on the block. Just an average athlete, Fisher countered with his effort and energy inside.

Raymond Spalding, PF, Tennessee Travelers 15's – Just 18 months ago Spalding wasn't even 6-feet tall. Now the freshman stands 6-foot-7 and has a lengthy set of arms. Physically he's still immature and needs to add some weight, but Spalding runs the floor with ease, flashed a nice set of mitts and can finish around the rim. Defensively, Spalding showed good timing and used his length and leaping ability to get his hands on multiple shots.

*Cameron Justice, a 2015 prospect on the Tennessee Traveler's, is a tough, hardnosed combination guard. His shot looks great to three and he's also capable of pulling up off the bounce for jumpers. He took his high school team to the state tournament as a freshman and has a bright future ahead.

*Before going down with an eye injury, 2013 guard Austin Ruder did some nice things for MoKan Elite. The 6-foot-2 guard knocked down shots off the catch and also showed off a nice floater in the lane.

*2013 lead guard Tyler Ennis has a terrific pace to his game. He's always under control and changes speed quite well during the flow of the game. He ran the show pretty nicely for CIA Bounce.

*Coaches were raving about Bryson Scott's toughness. Playing for Spiece, Scott attacked the basket, played through bumps and found open teammates. The consensus was Scott, a 6-foot-1 guard, would fit right in at Purdue.

JaQuan Lyle listed Ilinois, Indiana, Xavier, Butler, Kansas State, Ohio State, Michigan State and Louisville. He claims scholarship offers from all of them.

Daxter Miles has interest from Oklahoma State, Maryland, Miami, Central Florida, DePaul, Tennessee, Virginia and Drexel.

*WKU head coach Ray Harper watched 2015 prospect Raymond Spalding, as did Virginia assistant James Wiliford.

*John Calipari took in James Young's first game of the day. The only other head coached spotted on the court was Providence's Ed Cooley.

*Leonard Hamilton is making Andrew Wiggins a priority. He showed up for Wiggins' nightcap game against MoKan Elite.


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