EYBL Dallas: Day Two, Part B

FRISCO, Tex. -- 2014 guard Jaquan Lyle and Isaiah Whitehead put up huge numbers on Saturday. Also a pair of 2016 recruits -- Braxton Beverly and De'Aaron Fox -- had break out performances in big games.

Jaquan Lyle, PG/SG, Spiece – I'm still not sold what position to classify Lyle as, but honestly doesn't matter. Lyle is a ball player. He can impact the game in a variety of way. Lyle is a terrific passer with impressive vision, so at times he'll handle the point guard duties for Spiece. He's also effective attacking from the wing or even posting up small defenders. He rebounds the ball well from position as well. Lyle's had a tremendous spring. He's already a five-star recruit and continues to improve his stock. Lyle finished 11-for-15 from the field and scored a game high 30 points in a win over Baltimore Elite.

Trey Lyles, PF, Spiece – In an early morning game, Lyles, a standout at Indianapolis (Ind.) Tech, showed off his scoring moves. At 6-foot-9, Lyles can score in a variety of ways. He likes to face up defenders and shoot, which he's very effective doing, but he also has great footwork on the block and can score over either shoulder. Lyles has great touch around the basket and is playing with a high level of confidence.

James Blackmon, SG, Spiece – Blackmon, who is known as one of the better shooters in high school basketball, shot the ball well against Baltimore Elite. He hit three of his six three-point attempts, but also was aggressive with his dribble and made his way to the free throw line eight times. He finished with 21 points and also tossed out four assists.

Dwayne Morgan, SF, Baltimore Elite – Although he didn't shoot the ball as well as he did on Friday, Morgan still showed off his natural talent. At 6-foot-7, Morgan has good size on the wing. He's a very good athlete and is blessed with long arms. He looked to attack from the perimeter, but also caught the ball in the high post and looked for post up opportunities. He has range on his jump shot to 21-feet and looked comfortable shooting on the move.

Mikal Bridges, SF, Team Final – As one of the breakout guys in Hampton two weeks ago, Bridges was a priority to see at the third EYBL session. Although he wasn't dominant, Bridges, a 6-foot-7 lengthy wing, certainly impressed and looked like a future high major player. Bridges is an active, live body that plays well in transition, will rebound and finishes well at the basket. He missed both of his three-point attempts, but his shot looks fine. He grew three inches in the last eight months and has the look of a late bloomer.

Jahlil Okafor, C, Mac Irvin Fire – The best post scorer in the 2014 class managed points nearly every single time he caught he ball in the paint. He has great touch with both hands, but he finished a handful of times over his left shoulder and corralled offensive boards that led to stick back points. His combination of size, strength, touch and low post moves are why he's ranked the top player in the 2014 class.

Cliff Alexander, C, Mac Irvin Fire – Alexander was just as dominant in the paint as Okafor was. He was efficient when he got touches and he even knocked down a mid-range jump shot. Alexander proved to be a good passer out of the high post too, as he found Okafor for easy points a handful of times. Defensively, Alexander was active against the KY Travelers, as he contested shots and got on the glass. He finished with 15 points and 11 boards.

Jae'sean Tate, SF, All Ohio Red – Tate was the easy choice for the top performer in the All Ohio Red/CIA Bounce game Saturday night. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect is a hard playing wing that attacks the rim every chance he gets. He's a strong finisher in the paint and doesn't mind playing physical with the opposition. To go with his strong drives, Tate worked in one three-pointer and a step back from 18-feet. Tate finished with a game high 17 points against the Canadian squad.

Justise Winslow, SF, Houston Hoops – The do-it-all wing out of Houston played with his normal effort and energy Saturday evening. At 6-foot-5, Winslow has a strong body that allows him to play physical. He mixes it up in the paint and is one of the best rebounding wings in the country. He secured 14 boards against the City Rocks, with five coming on the offensive end. He also scored 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting and tossed out four assists. He had a couple of stick backs, but also hit a catch and shoot three and a pull-up from 18-feet.

Justin Jackson, SF, Houston Hoops – The skilled forward headed to North Carolina has had a terrific spring and he continued that stellar play Saturday night. Jackson put together an impressive stat line of 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Jackson dropped in a couple of his patented floaters, had a put back and hit a three off the catch. He also showed off his vision in transition, where he hit cutting defenders.

Kelly Oubre, SF, Houston Hoops – There's a lot to like about Oubre, a 6-foot-7 wing out of Richmond (Tex.) Bush. He's grown over the past year and his body has filled out. He's strong, will fight for rebounds inside and plays more physical than he used to. The southpaw hit a pair of three-pointers against the City Rocks and also scored in the lane. He finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.

Isaiah Whitehead, SG, New Jersey Playaz – Whitehead had the jump shot rolling during the Playaz match up with the Georgia Stars. He pumped in five three-pointers in the first half, including one from well behind the three-point stripe. He's had the reputation of a scorer since he was young, but this is easily the best I've seen him shoot the ball. In all, Whitehead finished 9-for-17 from the field and scored 25 points. He also grabbed five boards, tossed out five assists and recorded five steals.

Montaque Gill-Caesar – After playing for the 16's the past few weeks, Gill-Caesar was bumped to the 17's bunch and he played like the best player on the team. A strongly built wing prospect, Gill-Caesar scored through contact at the rim and worked in a three, a pull-up from 18-feet and two floaters. He was an efficient 5-for-9 from the field and scored 14 points in CIA Bounce's loss to All Ohio Red. Gill-Caesar was aggressive on offense and he appeared ready for a breakout summer.

Braxton Beverly, PG, KY Travelers – With a double-digit lead against Mac Irvin Fire, the squad from Chicago began to press full court, but it didn't faze the Travelers lead guard. Beverly pushed the ball up the court, found open teammates and handled the ball pressure with ease. He has a strong handle and impressive all around feel for the game, especially for a 2016 prospect. Beverly shot the ball with confidence and hit a few mid-range pull-ups. He finished 5-for-6 from the field and scored 14 points in the win.

De'Aaron Fox, SG/PG, Houston Hoops – Arguably the biggest surprise of the weekend was Fox, a 6-foot-2 guard out of Katy (Tex.) Cypress Lakes. He played on and off the ball for the Hoops and was effective in both roles on Saturday. Fox, who has a wiry frame, made two of four attempts from three and finished 6-for-8 from the field, scoring 14 points and tossing out three assists. For a freshman, Fox is poised, makes good decisions with the ball and can get it going from the floor in a hurry.

*Cheddi Mosely had a strong game for the New Jersey Playaz Saturday night. He went 6-for-7 from the field and scored 14 points. He hit a pair of threes off curls and knocked down a pull-up from 12-feet. He's tracking a solid mid-level guard.

*Moustapha Diagne didn't get many touches on offense, but the 6-foot-9, 215-pound big man is certainly impressive from a physical standpoint. He has a big frame, with long arms. He's athletic and runs the floor with ease. Diagne is a post prospect to keep an eye on.

*Tadric Jackson was 6-for-12 from the field and scored 14 points in a loss to the Playaz. Jackson hit both of his three-point attempts and looked to attack the basket when he had opportunities.

*Cameron Justice scored a game high 17 points for the KY Travelers in their win over the Mac Irvin Fire. Justice was aggressive off the bounce and found his way to the free throw line seven times. He hit on three of his six three-point attempts.

*Omar Sherman said Weber State and Wichita State have offered him scholarships. He also mentioned interest from Alabama, Kansas State, Santa Clara, Nebraska, Texas and Baylor.

*Moustapha Diagne has offers from Syracuse, Penn State, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Cincinnati, La Salle, Oregon State, Cleveland State, Villanova, Connecticut, West Virginia, UNLV and St. John's. Kansas, Florida, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Temple are showing him attention.

*Team Final big man Nana Foulland said he has interest from Wake Forest, George Mason, Drexel, Old Dominion, Delaware, Towson, St. Joseph's and Bucknell. He's taken visits to Delaware, St. Joe's and Bucknell.


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