Cheatham Looks Forward to the EYBL

Zylan Cheatham picked up an offer from the Aztecs last night, looks to improve during the evaluation period

Zylan Cheatham will get his first taste of action in the EYBL this weekend playing with Cal Supreme, but that doesn't mean he doesn't know what it's about. "Everyone told me it's a big deal, all the best players are there. I get to see where I'm at with these top guys, it's time to prove myself," he told me.

He lists a bevy of offers, but his most recent came from San Diego State when new assistant coach Justin Hutson called him on Monday night. "I took an unofficial when he was at UNLV, talked with him, he liked my game, we began developing a relationship and connection. He felt the need to get an offer out to me now."

He hasn't been to San Diego State, but there's a possibility that could happen this summer. "I might be able to get to California for some visits," Cheatham told me.

Despite never making a trip to the Mesa, Cheatham knows a lot about the Aztecs, "I've been keeping tabs on them, I have a friend that's going there. Jamaal played there and he went to Westwind Prep, so he's big around here."

As the EYBL season gets going Cheatham will look to hone his skills on the summer circuit. "Improving my aggression, becoming a better teammate, a better ball handler and learning how to play with other good players," are on Cheatham's wish list of improvements.

Cheatham has a couple things that will be key when he decides on a school, "Of course, the fans, SDSU has a nice fan base. Good coaching and history. I want to feel like a family member rather a basketball player."

Right now Cheatham is wide open, but a decision date has been set. "November 17th is my birthday, that's when I'm gonna decide," Cheatham said.

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