EYBL Los Angeles: Day Three Rundown

HAWTHORNE, Calif. -- After two full days of hoops the EYBL Los Angeles closed with just a trio of games on Monday.

After a terrific weekend of basketball at the HAX facility near the Los Angeles airport, the EYBL Los Angeles event came to a close on Monday with just three games.

The nation's top prospect – Michael Gilchrist – particularly played well on the final day and showed Scout.com and many others believe he's the best player in the country.

The Mac Irvin fire crew continued to impress on the third day, as did a pair of prospects from Boo Williams.

James McAdoo, PF, Boo Williams – It's easy to see why he's so touted. Although he's coming off an injury, McAdoo sure looked healthy on Monday, as he showed his full offensive package in an early morning game. He's got hooks with both hands, is quite mobile and has a good-looking basketball body. From day one McAdoo should be able to help the Heels.

Dorian Finney-Smith, SF, Boo Williams – McAdoo gets a lot of the attention, but Finney-Smith is a heck of a talent in his own right. At 6-foot-6 he's got good length for a wing, although he must add some weigh to his slender frame. He moves fluidly and has pretty good speed when he's in open court situations. He didn't hunt jump shots, but he certainly attacked the rim and looked pretty good doing so.

Michael Gilchrist, SF, Team Final – The last day of the EYBL Los Angeles event was the best we've seen from the Kentucky commit in some time. He was active and aggressive on both ends. At 6-foot-7 he's got a great looking frame that is long and lean. He's a good rebounder, attacks the rim well and he's scoring the ball better. While we'd still like to see his long ball become more consistent, his middle game looks better and he really uses his athleticism when he attacks the rim.

Trevor Cooney, SG, Team Final – It sure didn't take the Syracuse commit long to get it going Monday against the Tennessee Travelers. Off the catch he's a pretty good shooter, but he's also capable of going for a couple of bounces and scoring. In this one he was true to 22-feet and buried a handful of three-pointers from the wing.

Aaron Brown, SF, Team Final – All weekend Brown, a 6-foot-5 wing, played well for Rob Brown's group. He shot the ball particularly well off the catch and buried a handful of three-pointers. He was aggressive on offensive and got out in transition when he had the opportunities. He's a guy that high major programs are monitoring.

Mychael Henry, SF, Mac Irvin Fire – Over the weekend we've started to get a pretty good feel for Henry's game. A 6-foot-5 long and strong wing that is committed to Illinois, Henry is a pretty good athlete that particularly rebounds the ball well. He's known for his shooting, but we never saw him get that going on Monday. With that said, he's a good-looking prospect that appears to be getting better at the right time.

Mike Shaw, PF, Mac Irvin Fire – Playing for a loaded squad, there aren't a lot of shots to go around, but the talented power forward still managed to show off his strengths. Perhaps his best attribute is his ability to rebound, but he's also developed a nice face up game where he can knock down mid-range jump shots or take a few dribbles and attack the rim.


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