The final day of EYBL Round 2 play saw Athlete's First lose their first game of the weekend and Team Takeover remain undefeated.
Anrio Adams - Seattle Rotary Select - 2012 G, 6'2
- One of the better athletes in the gym all weekend, it was Rio's jumpshot that was turning heads on Day 3. With improved mechanics and form, Adams showed NBA and the ability to hit shots off the dribble from that deep as well. With good handles, long arms and hands, and very good quickness, he looks like he will be an excellent combo-guard at the next level. Word around the gym was that Washington, Texas, and Kansas are all involved.
Ricardo Gathers - Louisiana Select - 2012 PF, 6'7
- With arguably the best physique in the event, Ricardo Gathers looks like a man among boys. With broad shoulders and powerful arms, Rico uses his strength to overpower opposing defenders underneath.
So far, through 2 weekends of EYBL play, Ricardo is averaging a double-double at around 19 points and 10 rebounds a game, including what has to be at least 1 or 2 vicious dunks a game.
Archie Goodwin - Arkansas Wings Elite - 2012 W, 6'4
- After a rough weekend of games where his team dug deep holes, Archie Goodwin finally led his team to a solid win over the St. Louis Eagles. With his breathtaking first step and excellent body control, Goodwin is almost impossible for prep defenders to keep out of the lane. When his outside jumper is falling like it was today, he looks like the most complete player in the class.
Youngsters to Keep an Eye On
Alonzo Trier - Athlete's First - 2015 G, 6'0
- The baby-faced shooter more than held his own against the big boys this weekend, often getting the nod in crunchtime over teammate Steve Clark. His shot is already good out to the stripe, though his mechanics will need to continue to evolve as he grows.
KeJuan Johnson - Each 1 Teach 1 - 2015 G, 6'4
- The best 2015 player in attendance, Johnson has the looks of a high major caliber player. With a great frame, long arms, and excellent athleticism, Johnson also has a good offensive repertoire. He can shoot it well out to the 3pt line and already loves to drive and dunk on defenders.
Joel Berry - Each 1 Teach 1 - 2014 PG, 6'0
- Berry has a very advanced game for a sophomore-to-be, as he operates with very good control over a young E1T1 squad. He has good vision on the floor to go with his tight control of the ball, and even showed off an excellent pull-up jumpshot around the free throw line.
"Go-To" Moves of the Day
Zabius Henderson's post moves over his right shoulder were easily the most unstoppable offensive moves of the day. Whether it was a soft hook with his left hand or a turnaround jumper, nobody could stop anything Henderson put up.
Marcus Paige's ability to get to the rim at will. Against Athlete's First, Paige was an unstoppable force going end to end, as nobody was able to prevent him from attacking the rim. His hesitation dribble moves were downright devastating.