FRISCO, Tex. -- After spending Friday watching youngsters, Saturday the EYBL Dallas event tipped off and a number of 2015 recruits had strong days. Shake Milton, Isaiah Briscoe and A.J. Harris were among the top performers.
Shake Milton, SG, MOKAN Elite: Milton's efficiency is what stood out the most in the first session on Saturday. A wiry 6-foot-4 combo guard, Milton plays well with the ball in his hands. He's a good decision maker, sees the floor well and is a shot maker to 22-feet. Milton is long, quick and athletic. Defensively, he has a lot of potential and takes that end of the floor seriously. Milton scored 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting and tossed out six assists in MOKAN Elite's win.
Davon Dillard, SF, Mac Irvin Fire: Dillard is a strong, aggressive and tough driver. Dillard is a very good athlete that finishes well through contact and is especially tough to stop when he attacks the rim in transition. Dillard also is active on the defensive end and notched three steals against Playground Elite. He also added 16 points on 5-for-9 shooting. To go with four finishes at the rim, Dillard worked in one three-pointer and five three-pointers.
Jalen Brunson, PG, Mac Irvin Fire: Brunson's numbers in Mac Irvin Fire's win over Playground Elite weren't eye popping, but he did what it took to help the Fire to a win. Brunson is a heady lead guard that makes good decisions and knows how to set up his guys. Brunson tossed out six assists and consistently looked to make plays for others. He was just 3-for-9 from the field, but found his way to the free throw line, hitting nine of them. He finished with 15 points in the win.
Isaiah Briscoe, SG, NJ Playaz: Briscoe's performance against the Jackson Tigers was arguably the best I've seen him play. Briscoe is clearly in better shape than last year and in turn appears a step quicker. He attacked the rim and was aggressive with his drives. Briscoe is a strong finisher once he's in the painted area and finishes well with either hand through contact. Briscoe also showed off his passing ability tossing out eight assists to just two turnovers. He finished with a team-high 17 points in the win.
Moustapha Diagne, PF, NJ Playaz: Not many in the 2015 class play with the energy and toughness that Diagne does. At 6-foot-8, Diagne is a good athlete that runs the floor and is active on both ends. Offensively he attacked the defense from the elbow and scored off a right jump hook. Now he'll need to improve his free throw shooting, as he was just 3-for-10, but Diagne is a good-looking prospect that rebounds the ball with tenacity.
A.J. Harris, PG, King James: The future Ohio State Buckeye was a major reason King James knocked off Team Texas Elite. In fact, it may have been the best performance I've seen from Harris, who scored 18 points, tossed out eight assists and didn't record a turnover. Harris is quick and tough to stay in front. He's a good shooter off the catch to three and is also comfortable pull-up for mid-range jump shoots.
Matthew McQuaid, SG, Team Texas Elite: Fresh off a pledge to SMU last week, McQuaid got hot and pumped in six three-pointers in Team Texas Elite's loss to King James. McQuaid also added a transition finish and a pair of free throws and finished with 22 points. Shooting is McQuaid's strong point, but he's more than capable of making plays off the dribble.
Jalen Coleman, SG, All-Ohio Red: An aggressive scorer, Coleman caught fire and hit a number of threes. While the official score sheet had Coleman for five three-pointers, I had him for seven. Regardless, he's a very good long-range threat, but he's also a good pull-up jump shoot from mid-range. A 6-foot-4 wing, he's quick, a good athlete and rebounds well from the guard position. The official stat sheet had him for 23 points in a win over Albany City Rocks.
V.J. King, SF, King James: With Luke Kennard out for the weekend, King had to step up his offensive effort against Team Texas Elite. King favors mid-range pull-ups and he connected on three of them. He also scored off a catch and shoot three, a put back, a strong drive and a steal that led to a dunk. In all, King finished with 20 points on 8-for-15 shooting. He also tossed out five assists and turned it over just one time.
Forward Juwan Morgan is active, runs the floor and is a good all around athlete. He has an impressive upside and is a young 2015 recruit. He finished with six points and six boards in a win over The Challenge.