EYBL Dallas: Day Two, Part A

FRISCO, Texas - Sunday marked the second and last day of the second EYBL session and there were several notable performances, including 2015 shooting guard Levan Alston catching fire from distance in the morning session.

Levan Alston, SG, Team Final: This kid had his long ball working at a high level on Sunday morning, hitting 7 of 11 three-pointers in a game against Team Texas Elite. Alston hit them off both the catch and pull in an easy victory. Not just a shooter, Alston also showed to be a committed defender, picking up multiple steals and taking them back the other way for easy baskets. He has nice size for an off guard at 6-foot-5 and good length as well.

Malachi Richardson, SF, Team Final: A very good scorer that has a lot of ways to score at 6-foot-5 with very long arms, Richardson had a productive game against Team Texas Elite. Richardson appeared more comfortable hitting three-pointers off the catch than pull, but was able to create his own shot from midrange – he knocked down a big time fadeaway from about 14 feet out – and also got to the basket.

Mickey Mitchell, SF, Texas Titans: It's tough to peg Mitchell at a single position but regardless of what spot he plays at the next level, his best attribute is his passing. He made several impressive passes on Sunday morning, including a behind the back pass down court in transition for an assist. He got to the basket driving and was successful competing for rebounds, but his vision was easily his best asset.

D.J. Hogg, PF, Texas Titans: A shooting specialist with pretty good size at 6-foot-8, Hoff is a big time three-point shooter off the catch and knocked down five three-pointers off passes from teammates. Not just a shooter, Hogg also played hard, finished with both hands around the basket and displayed some bounce scoring above the rim.

D-Jery Baptiste, C, Texas Titans: The Haiti native is big, long, incredibly strong and has huge hands. He's raw on offense but has a big time motor and has a lot of value as a defender and rebounder. Much of his offense is going to come on dunks, but what he provides his team defensively and on the glass makes up for it.

Ivan Rabb, PF, Oakland Soldiers: Possessions can be limited in the EYBL because most teams have so much talent on the court and Rabb didn't get a ton of touches on Sunday morning, but was pretty efficient. He scored around the basket and was all over the glass, grabbing boards in and out of his area.

Chimezie Metu, PF, Oakland Soldiers: Metu makes three or four plays a game that prove his vast potential. At 6-foot-8 with high level athleticism, hands and feet, Metu is also very athletic, which helps him block and deflect shots on defense and finish above the rim. He scored on a tip dunk and big time right-handed hook shot on Saturday morning. There will be a heavy correlation between his work ethic, understanding what he's capable of when he plays inside rather than drifts on the perimeter and how successful he becomes.

Simeon Carter, PF, Team United: Carter is about 6-foot-8 with very long arms and might be slight physically, but he's really athletic. He's not terrifically skilled, but there's a lot of upside due to his size, length and athleticism, and he has a terrific knack as a rebounder, as he was all over the glass, particularly on defense. Carter scored on putbacks and off passes from others. He's a serious sleeper with a high upside.

Matisse Thybulle, SF, NW Express: Thybulle is simply a winner and it's hard for any statistics to back up the amount of ways he helps his team. He's a capable shooter, but you really like him for his motor, athleticism, rebounding, passing and versatility on defense, as he can guard multiple positions. Thybulle doesn't have a true position on either side of the court, but he's just a basketball player.

Dejounte Murray, SG, NW Express: Murray wasn't scoring at the same elite level on Sunday evening that he was in Sacramento, but he also had to play a little more on the ball than usual and was trying to get teammates involved. Murray's passing is one of his most underappreciated assets, as he's not just a scorer but also very capable of creating for others off the bounce.

Junior Smith, PG, Team United: This was my first look at Smith and it was pretty easy to see why he's drawn so much attention this spring. He's a very good athlete for the position and is incredibly difficult to stay in front of between his explosive first step and ball skills. Smith is very shifty and when he wants to get to the basket, he can do it. The three ball wasn't really falling for Smith on Saturday afternoon, but he got to the basket and made some really nice passes to teammates. He's an impressive prospect.

* Austin Grandstaff showed his versatile game off against Team Final. The 2015 Ohio State shooting guard commit was able to score from midrange, defended and made some impressive passes to teammates.

* Shaun Kirk is an athletic 2015 small forward that scored well above the rim, often thanks to passes from Junior Smith. He has a nice frame with long arms and is an impressive athlete.

* It's hard to not be impressed by Justin Robinson's understanding of the game. The 2015 Boo Williams point guard did a nice job getting to the basket, running his team and hitting three-pointers despite playing through an injury.

* He didn't get a ton of playing time against the Oakland Soldiers but it was easy to see the talent level of 2016 Texas Titans forward Marques Bolden. He has good size, length and frame and was impressive in limited minutes.

* A new member of the Oakland Soldiers, Carlos Johnson is a powerful forward who played hard, fought for rebounds, defended and knocked down a three.

* After missing the Sacramento EYBL session, Greyson Smallwood was back in action for NW Express, showing off his lanky frame and leaping ability. If he commits to improving his skill set and getting stronger, he has a high upside.

Levan Alston listed offers from VCU, Wichita State, Seton Hall, Cincinnati, Notre Dame and Penn State. He's visited Penn State, Harvard, Seton Hall, Boston College an Temple.

Simeon Carter has an offer from UNC Charlotte.

D-Jery Baptiste has offers from Northwestern, Texas Tech, Wichita State, Kansas State, SMU and TCU, as well as interest from Kansas, California and Stanford.


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