EYBL Oakland: Day Two

HAYWARD, Calif. - Not too many 2015 prospects are playing up in this tournament, but the Oakland Soldiers' freshman post Ivan Rabb is and he showed up big on Saturday night. More on Rabb and several over evaluations and notes from Saturday at EYBL.

Dominic Woodson, C, Texas Pro: Woodson uses his big body well and when he starts pounding his way closer to the basket, it's tough for high school kids to stay in front of him. What may have been most impressive on Saturday was Woodson's passing out of the post, as he didn't force it too much and when a teammate had a better look, he would make the right pass. He finished with 18 points and 5 rebounds in 25 minutes against Louisiana Select.

Leonard Allen, C, Texas Pro: It's tough for Allen to be too productive considering his severe need for strength, but the lanky center had a nice touch around the basket when he had a clean look. He gives good effort and doesn't try to anything he can't yet. He contributed 8 points against Louisiana Select.

Jared Sam, PF, Louisiana Select: The 6-foot-7 forward is well built and plays hard, using his size to power his way to the basket for easy field goals. Sam also fought hard on the glass, coming up with 6 rebounds to go with his 11 points in a win over Texas Pro.

Matt Jones, SG, Texas Titans: Defenders can't give Jones an inch, because he has a quick release, an impressive stroke and hits shots at a high rate. Against E1T1, Jones was the Titans' best player, scoring 15 points with 5 boards. The pull-up game was working and Jones dropped in a floater as well.

Julius Randle, PF, Texas Titans: On defense, Randle played very well, picking up 6 rebounds and leading the break, making some spot on passes to teammates in the open court. On offense, Randle attempted just two shots and while he did get to the line a handful of times, scoring wasn't a priority for him on Saturday against E1T1.

James Young, SF, The Family: At first, Young was having success from distance and when that shot stopped falling, he started scoring closer to the basket. Young is a smart player who entered attack mode early into the game and never let up. Considering how many plays he was in the middle of against Takeover, the fact that he didn't turn it over once was impressive. He also was relentless on the glass, adding 16 rebounds to 19 points.

Jairus Lyles, SG, Team Takeover: When you're 6-foot-0 and out-rebounding BeeJay Anya on your own team, that is flat out impressive. 13 rebounds is a good indicator of the type of motor Lyles played with on Saturday against The Family, as he kept attacking the basket. Mix in 10 points and 5 assists and it was a pretty productive game for Lyles in the victory.

Sindarius Thornwell, SG, Team United: An athletic wing, Thornwell can lock an opposing player up and his defense late sparked his team to a come from behind victory. Perfect anticipation and reaction on a pass led Thornwell to picking off a ball at midcourt with just over a minute to go, and he took it the other way for two points, giving his squad the win. Thornwell had 15 points in the win.

Duane Wilson, PG, Wisconsin Playground: This guy can flat out score and did it from both beyond the arc and also attacking the basket. The three ball was falling – he hit four of them in the game – but he was also aggressive going to the basket, and his first step and quickness makes it tough to get in-between him and the hoop when he wants two points.

Quinton Hooker, SG, Howard Pulley: Tyus Jones is known as the guy on this team, but Hooker has some big moments on Saturday. He knocked down three consecutive three-pointers in a row at one point and later added another, while also showing the ability to put the ball on the floor and find the open man. He finished with 21 points.

Dakari Johnson, C, E1T1: Johnson gets the ball in the paint and immediately goes to work. He doesn't force it and will methodically back his way towards the hoop. If he doesn't score on his first attempt, he will keep on rebounding and tipping it back until the ball eventually drops, which is how he ended up with 10 offensive rebounds against Texas Titans. The lack of bounce means others have the opportunities to block his shot, but Johnson keeps fighting in the paint and ended with 19 points and 14 boards on Saturday morning.

Boubacar Moungoro, SF, E1T1: A small forward that isn't afraid to shoot it, Moungoro had success from three, knocking down a few shots from beyond the arc in the first half. He wasn't as efficient from the rest of the court, missing some open attempts from midrange and in. Moungoro has the size and athleticism to come away some more rebounds.

Kameron Chatman, SF, ICP Elite: This kid has come a very long way over the past year. He's grown a few inches to 6-foot-6 and his body has changed considerably in that time period. He's much more coordinated now and has an impressive handle, body control and a smooth lefty stroke. He knocked down a couple pull-up jumpers early but didn't get many shot attempts in the second half. Still, this is what you want a young small forward prospect to look like. Long Beach Poly snagged a very big pickup for its team next season.

Tyus Jones, PG, Howard Pulley: You always love to see young point guards with the understanding of how to run the position, and Jones gets it. He's constantly trying to create for teammates and even though he's not an elite athlete, he makes up for it with a very high basketball IQ and skill level. He had 14 points, 4 assists and 3 steals in a win over the Oakland Soldiers.

Ivan Rabb, PF, Oakland Soldiers: One sequence said it all for this emerging post prospect. Rabb had a left-handed finish for two points and then came back down the court and blocked a shot with two hands. He followed that up with a left-handed floater. He gets the ball and flat out attacks the basket. This kid is gonna be good.

* A skinny point guard with good height, Texas Pro's Isaiah Taylor did a nice job creating for teammates, coming up with 6 assists in a loss to Louisiana Select.

* The three-pointer wasn't falling for E.C. Matthews in a loss to Takeover, but the 2013 guard fought on the glass and was productive from midrange and in, scoring 19 points with 7 rebounds.

* BeeJay Anya's biggest impact on the game against The Family was on defense, where he grabbed eight defensive boards and blocked four shots.

* Stanford Robinson made some key plays late in a win over The Family. He finished with 12 points and 6 rebounds.

* Donovan Dorsey is a good looking 2014 wing prospect on ICP Elite. He had 8 points and a couple boards against Texas Titans.

* Team Texas center Damian Jones had a productive first half against ICP Elite, blocking shots on one end and finishing on the other. He's skinny but when he plays hard can be quite effective.

* Oakland Soldiers' 2013 point guard Mario Dunn has a way of driving past his man and getting to the basket. He's one of the sleeper point guard recruits in his class out west.

Damian Jones has picked up offers from LSU, Alabama, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Florida. He's hearing from Vanderbilt, Stanford, Louisville and Georgetown.

Ivan Rabb holds an offer from Arizona and interest from Seattle, UCLA, USC, Ohio State and North Carolina.

Mario Dunn has offers from U.C. Irvine and U.C. Davis, with interest from Montana, Cal Poly and North Colorado.

Aaron Gordon says that Washington, Arizona, Oregon and Kansas are recruiting him the hardest. He inferred that he'll make a spring decision.

Keith Frazier said that he's hearing from Arizona, Texas A&M, Texas, Baylor and Kansas the most.

Jordan Mathews holds offers from Colorado, VCU, San Francisco and Wyoming with interest from San Diego State, Butler, TCU, Nevada, California, Indiana and Kansas State.

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