EYBL Hampton: Top Performers

HAMPTON, Va. -- James Young lived up to the hype that he built in Minnesota a week ago, while Andrew Wiggins continued to show off his ridiculous upside. Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Sindarius Thornwell were also among the weekends top performers.

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Quick Take: The buzz surrounding James Young at the first session of EYBL was real and Young, a 6-foot-6 explosive wing, proved that in Hampton (Va.). His springy hops allow him to soar in for dunks, snag rebounds away from defenders and make athletic plays at the rim. But his game is so much more than just his leaping ability. A southpaw, Young has developed his jump shot and is a shot maker from all over the floor. His improvement is major and he'll find his way in Scout.com's top 10 once rankings are updated.
Recruiting: Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State

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Quick Take: No one had the gym buzzing more than this 6-foot-8 wing prospect. His athleticism is top notch, his jump shot is coming around and he boards everything in and around his area. As a freshman, Wiggins lacked aggression and confidence at times, but the talent was always there. Now he's starting to put it all together and it's a scary sight. There isn't a prospect with his size, scoring ability and his type of athleticism in high school basketball.
Recruiting: Kentucky, Florida State

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Quick Take: Toughness translates to the college level and Thornwell, a 6-foot-4 guard, certainly has that. His scrappy nature and ability to get to the tin were on display all weekend at the EYBL second session. He had a major scoring impact for Team United and seemed to make a play every time he touched the ball. Already rated as a top 50 prospect, Thornwell is certainly that and possibly more. His recruitment is likely to pick up after two very productive weekends on the recruiting trail.
Recruiting: Ohio State, Cincinnati, Memphis, South Carolina, Clemson, Miami, Wake Forest, Virginia, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Villanova, Providence

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Quick Take: One of the most important attributes about a point guard is trust. And with Jackson-Cartwright it's easy to trust him when it comes to running a team. Over the course of the weekend, the 5-foot-7 guard was steady with the ball and rarely forced things. Luckily, Jackson-Cartwright is surrounded with good weapons and he knows how to get his weapons the ball at just the right time. On top of all that, his mid-range game has improved a great deal.
Recruiting: Arizona, USC, UCLA, San Diego State

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Quick Take: In two weekends of the Nike EYBL, Rathan-Mayes, a 6-foot-4 guard, has impressed with his scoring ability. If he gets a clean look at the rim, it's going in, whether he's shooting from 15-feet or 23. The Huntington (W.V.) Prep guard has done a great job of finding ways to create space on his shots and is getting pretty good at making difficult shots. A junior, Rathan-Mayes is beginning to draw comparisons to former Kentucky guard Doron Lamb.
Recruiting: Kansas, Florida State, Illinois, Baylor, UCLA, North Carolina State, Kentucky, Connecticut

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