EYBL SacramentoWhere: Sacramento, Calif.
Date: April 25th – 27th
Event Website: Nike EYBL
Reporting Staff: Evan Daniels, Josh Gershon
Top Teams: Baltimore Elite, The Family, Howard Pulley, Expressions Elite, King James, Team Scan, Northwest Xpress, Team Final, Jackson Tigers, New York Lightning, Georgia Stars, Houston Hoops, All Ohio Red, Oakland Soldiers, Playground Elite, Nike Team Florida, Southern Stampede, Team Penny, Spiece Indy Heat, The Challenge, Meanstreets, Team Texas Elite, Athletes First, BABC, Team United, Boo Williams, The Travelers, E1T1, CIA Bounce, Playaz Basketball Club, MOKAN Elite, Team CP3, Mac Irvin Fire, California Supreme, NTL Red Storm, Texas Titans, St. Louis Eagles, Team Takeover, Albany City Rocks, Wings Elite
Top Players: Ivan Rabb, Cheick Diallo, Tyus Battle, Eric Davis, Trevor Manuel, Amir Coffey, Aaron Falzon, DeJounte Murray, Donte Divicinzo, Ty Hudson, Austin Grandstaff, Jawun Evans, Raymond Spalding, Antonio Blakeney, Jamal Murray, Jawun Morgan, Harry Giles, Jalen Brunson, Stephen Zimmerman, Mickey Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, Ben Simmons, Thomas Bryant, Luke Kennard, Charles Matthews, Malachi Richardson, Allonzo Trier, Teki Gill Caesar, Tyler Davis, Moustapha Diagne, Isaiah Briscoe, D.J. Hogg, D.J. Williams, K.J. Lawson, Will Jackson, Jesse Govan, Georgios Papagiannis, Noah Dickerson, Dedric Lawson, Caleb Swanigan,
Looking Forward to: There are a couple players like DeJounte Murray, Donte Divicinzo and Georgios Papagiannis that I'm looking forward to evaluating in this setting. I liked Murray's potential during the high school season and could see him having a big spring. Divicinzo I've never gotten to see in person, so I'm looking forward to seeing him with Team Final. Papagiannis is a foreign big man that came to the United States late last year. He'll be running with Team Takeover.
Pitt Jam FestWhere: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
When: April 25-27
Reporting Staff: Brian Snow
Top Teams: Team Breakdown, We R 1, Team Thad, DC Premier, Atlanta Xpress, The City, Carolina Wolves, New England Playaz, New Heights, Team Philly, Sports U, Canada Elite
Top Players: Derrick Jones, Jaylen Fisher, Joe Hampton, Doral Moore, Danjel Purifoy, Donovan Mitchell, Seventh Woods, Tevin Mack, Tomas Murphy, Chris Silva, Justin Jackson, Jalek Felton, Ernest Aflakpui, Malik Ellison, Tomas Murphy
Looking Forward To: The Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest is always a great spot to see a lot of to talent in the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast. Overall this year's event has a ton of high level talent. I am most excited to see the progression of Derrick Jones as a player and not just an athlete. Also just how good is 2017 prospect Tomas Murphy, has Seventh Woods come along as a floor general, and is Doral Moore ready to be considered elite. Overall it should be a loaded event with a lot of high level prospects.
UA Jayhawk InvitationalWhere: Olathe, Kan.
When: April 25-27
Event Website: http://www.jayhawkinvitational.com/
Reporting Staff: Rob Harrington
Top Teams: Young Legends, 1 Nation, Las Vegas Prospects, Mo Williams Academy, Illinois Wolves, Earl Watson Elite, Dallas Showtyme Elite, Grassroots Indiana, Houston Defenders, Team Superstar, Net Gain Sports, SYF Players, KC Run GMC, Gamepoint.
Top Players: Malik Newman, Diamond Stone, Josh Jackson, Chance Comanche, Justin Simon, Ray Smith, Marquese Chriss, Noah Blackwell, Troy Brown, Roman Davis, Jeffery McClendon, Jimmy Whitt, K.J. Walton, Schnider Herard, Mitchell Ballock, Cody Riley.
Looking Forward To: I'm obviously very interested in watching the elites such as Newman and Stone from 2015, Jackson in 2016, and Riley in 2017. And that's just for starters. Not only that, this event gives me an opportunity to watch some of the West Coasters I haven't seen in person since last summer. I can't wait.