UCLA Prospects at EYBL/Jayhawk

At the Nike EYBL and the Jayhawk Invitational last weekend, UCLA prospects stood out, players like Justise Winslow, Zylan Cheatham and Bennie Boatwright...

Justise Winslow, SF, Houston Hoops – A powerfully built wing prospect, Winslow impacts the game in a variety of ways. Defensively he's smart and uses his strong body and lateral quickness to lock up the opposition. He also plays the passing lanes, which lead to a handful of easy points. Winslow was active on the backboard and had three tip dunks in just the first 10 minutes of action. On top of all that Winslow has tremendous vision and puts his passes on the money. His morning game was impressive and he appears primed for a big final summer on the circuit.

Jaquan Lyle, PG, Spiece Indy Heat – I've seen Lyle play at least a dozen times over the course of his high school career, but his performance on Sunday against Team Final was easily the best. With Spiece down, Lyle strapped the squad on his back and scored play after play. He had a stretch of 10 straight points and he scored them by bullying a tough Team Final team. Lyle attacked the basket, posted defenders up and fought for boards. Using his size and strength, Lyle showed he could play a physical brand of ball. He also showed his vision by dishing to open teammates when Team Final sent an extra man. He finished with 19 points, 10 boards and four assists.

Zylan Cheatham, PF, Cal Supreme – Cheatham, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound power forward, is a physical specimen. He has a strongly built frame with powerful shoulders and a lengthy set of arms. Athletically he's extremely gifted, as he races end to end and is a tremendous leaper. Cheatem is a very good rebounder, both in and out of his area. There is still room for growth on the offensive end, but he's a high major talent that should continue to improve in time. He scored 17 points and reeled in 15 rebounds in a match up with Texas Pro.

Kameron Chatman, SF, ICP Elite – Chatman is one of the more interesting and intriguing prospects in the 2014 class. He's grown to 6-foot-7 and possesses guard type skills. He'll often times handle the ball for ICP Elite. He uses his body to his advantage and is able to rise up over smaller guards and hit mid-range jump shots. He's also a pretty good shooter off the catch to 22-feet. He's still very young looking and it's not out of the question that he'll grow more. If that's the case he could end up being a very skilled post prospect. Time will tell.

Brekkott Chapman, PF, Utah Prospects – Earlier in the week Chapman did more shooting the ball, but on Sunday he looked to score inside and show off his feel for the game. Though not a great athlete or super big for the position, Chapman does do a good job of scoring from the mid-range and in with his understanding of how to play. Also Chapman is a solid rebounder and someone who can get some stuff done on both ends of the floor. He wasn't spectacular on Sunday, but he was solid.

Bennie Boatwright, PF, Cal Supreme – A 6-foot-8 face up four-man, Boatwright quickly caught my eye with mobility, skill set and ability to knock down shots out to 22-feet. Boatwright has a quick release on his shot and he wasn't shy or hesitant to take shots when he had opportunities. He'll need to get stronger and play more physical, but he's a high major recruit with a lot of upside. He scored 17 points and hit three threes in a win over Texas Pro.

Cheick Diallo, C, Team Scan – Diallo seemed motivated going up against top five prospect Ivan Rabb. In fact, it looked down right personal, the way Diallo played throughout the game against the Oakland Soldiers. Diallo was physical and aggressive. He grabbed every board he could in and out of his area. Plus he showed more on the offensive end than we've seen in the past. He didn't have trouble finishing around the rim and dropped in two right jump hooks. This was a statement game for Diallo.

Diamond Stone, C, Young Legends – There is a reason he is one of the elite bigs in the country, and Stone showed why on Saturday. Despite not being surrounded by a ton of talent, Stone showed his tremendous potential. He has good footwork and nice post moves, and then also is a solid athlete who has incredible hands. He drops nothing and snatches every single rebound. Overall Stone was simply dominant even if his team had some struggles.

Ray Smith, PF/SF, Las Vegas Prospects – This is a kid who simply oozes potential. He has good size at about 6-foot-7 on the wing and is capable of playing inside and out. While not a great shooter, he is capable and then also can get to the rim. Add in that Smith is a good athlete, and the sky is the limit. Now he is raw, and is a bit more prospect than player at the moment, but Smith has a lot of tools to work with and showed them all at different points during the weekend.

*2014 wing prospect Kelly Oubre claims scholarship offers from Kansas, UCLA, Connecticut, Texas, Georgetown, Baylor and Oklahoma State. He also mentioned interest from Arizona and North Carolina.

Brekkott Chapman listed offers from Utah, BYU, Utah State, Arizona State, Arizona, and Colorado. Also he had a recent in-home visit with UCLA and Kansas has placed a call.

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