EYBL Dallas: Day One - Part B

FRISCO, Tex. -- A pair of youngsters from E1T1 had big outings at the Fieldhouse in Frisco, while Michael Young and improving wing B.J. Johnson also provided sparks for their respective teams.

Bobby Portis, PF, Arkansas Wings -- The early commit to Arkansas built on his strong spring against Cal Supreme. Pushing 6-foot-9 the talented post prospect was active on both ends, showed an ability to score facing the rim and with his back to it, plus he rebounded his area quite well. In a class that lacks post depth, it's nice to see a guy like Portis emerge and show improvement. Although he didn't shoot it great from the field, Portis finished with eight points, grabbed nine boards and blocked a couple shots.

B.J. Johnson, SF, Team Final -- Arguably one of the better breakout guys of the spring, Johnson, a 6-foot-6 swingman, actively looks to score on the offensive end. A southpaw, Johnson shoots it well when his feet are set out to three, but will also pursue put back opportunities and has good touch around the rim. At this stage, Johnson has a thin frame and lacks strength, which can be an issue when he's mixing it up inside. With all that said, Johnson is a fine looking prospect and a player with quite a bit of upside. He scored 22 points in the match up with E1T1.

Rondae Jefferson, SF, Team Final -- There's a lot to like about Jefferson, a 6-foot-7 forward out of Chester (Pa.) High. From an effort and energy standpoint, Jefferson plays with intensity and always seems to be in attack mode. He's a very good finisher at the rim and a guy that knows how to get to the free throw line. Jefferson also rebounds the ball well from the wing spot.

Mike Young, PF, Playaz -- Since last year, Young, a 6-foot-7 power forward, has improved on the offensive end. He faces up defenders, shoots it well out to 21-feet, but has also improved his ability to attack from the high post. He has great touch around the basket, can finish through contact and is athletic enough to crush one on a defender, which he did against Boo Williams, every now and then. Young finished 8-for-12 from the field and scored 21 points against Boo Williams. He also tacked on 10 rebounds.

Joel Berry, PG, E1T1 -- There's been a lot of talk about Berry, a 6-foot lead guard, this spring and on Friday he proved he was worthy of the buzz. Berry, a strongly built prospect, has a great pace to his game, makes good decisions when the ball is in his hands and knows how to create for his teammates. To go with his ability to run a team, Berry is a capable shot maker from mid-range out to three. He's one of the better floor generals in the 2013 class. He scored nine points and tossed out seven in assists in a win over Team Final.

Dakari Johnson, C, E1T1 -- Johnson, a native of New York, showed up in Frisco, Texas in terrific shape. He's visibly slimmed up his frame and appears much stronger through his arms and shoulders. Defensively, Johnson used his length to get his hands on shots and managed to grab boards in his area. On the offensive end, Johnson managed a few put backs and scored with both hands around the basket. He's not a high level athlete, but he's a guy that knows how to use his size and can score when he has opportunities around the rim. Johnson finished 7-for-13 on his way to a 17-point, 15-rebound outing.

*Jaren Sina is a talented shot maker from the lead guard spot. He shoots it well out to 22-feet and is an accurate marksmen when his feet are set.

*E1T1's big man Chris Perry is intriguing. Although he didn't play a ton the 6-foot-7 wide-bodied big man showed some ability in his limited minutes. He has a good set of hands, nice touch around the basket and will contest shots.

*Although Rodney Bullock stands just 6-foot-6, the 2013 prospect can get quite a bit done in the paint. He rebounds very well and is good in situations where he faces and up and attacks from the high post.

*You'd be hard pressed to find a better shooter from the power forward position than Reggie Cameron. The 6-foot-7 stretch four-man has deep range and a pretty quick trigger. The next step in his development is hitting the glass more.

*Dayshawn Watkins couldn't get it going from three for the Arkansas Wings, but he still showed his ability to make plays in transition and with the ball in his hands. In a loss to Cal Supreme he scored 15 points, grabbed five boards and tossed out four assists.

*James Young told Scout.com there isn't much new with his recruitment. Kentucky, Ohio State, Michigan State, Kansas and others remain on his list. Kentucky still has not offered, but he's hoping to take a visit there soon.

"I'm going to try and go to Kentucky by the end of the summer," Young told Scout.com.

*Dayshawn Watkins claims offers from Louisiana Tech, Tulsa, Arkansas Little-Rock, Mississippi and Missouri State. He also has interest from Missouri, VCU, Illinois and Wichita State.

*After having a huge evaluation period Damian Jones said he picked up interest from Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Texas and Vanderbilt. They joined schools like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Florida and LSU.

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