24′ C Thomas Sorber – Team Final EYBL / Archbishop Ryan (PA): Broad, high-level impact describes Sorber’s contributions on the floor this weekend. Defensively disruptive shifting over as a reliable helpside shot-blocker at the rim, but showed above average lateral mobility for his position to blow-up pick-and-rolls with his hedging ability. He produced steals himself in this scenario and created transition chances for his team. Offensively, showed the same quickness detaching from screens and rolling into free paint. Subsequently put on a strong passing display and reading defenses..
24′ G Dylan Harper – NY Rens EYBL / Don Bosco Prep (NJ): The 6’4″ guard really controlled the game at both ends of the floor. Brought a certain physicality to the defensive end fighting over screens and re-initiating contact with defenders to deter clean shot attempts. He operated well out of pick-and-rolls, easing forward with control and pace, allowing himself to get to the rim as well as keeping track of shooters to dump the ball off to. Persistently scored around the paint, but equally scored the 3 off his own creation..
24′ G Malachi Palmer – NY Rens EYBL / Mt. Zion Prep (MD): Palmer effectively displayed his all-around offensive game splitting primary reps with backcourt mate Dylan Harper. He strung together quality passing sequences out of the pick-and-roll and elevated the overall play of the team at that end of the floor. However, he was aggressive and decisive creating shots for himself playing off the ball. Smoothly handled contact OTD and hit numerous pull-ups in a row..
24’ C Derik Queen – Team Thrill UAA / Montverde Academy (FL): The development curve continues to show rapid progress for Queen. It only took him one half of play at the event to knock down more 3s (2) than he has in the last two seasons (0) playing on the NIBC for Montverde. While it may not be a consistently sought after shot for him at the next level, it doesn’t preclude the possibility or the overall notion his range is effectively expanding. His passing ability OTD or out of the high post doesn’t dim the lights on what else he could consistently impact on the floor..
25′ G Meleek Thomas – New Heights Lightning EYBL / Lincoln Park (PA): A nightmare in transition, Thomas thrived in the open floor initiating offense as a direct result of his defense. His anticipation and awareness on that end of the court allowed him to clog passing lanes and breakaway for uncontested demolition of the rim. He added to his contributions with self-created perimeter looks and production on the glass leading to put-backs..
25′ G Cam Wallace – Philly Pride UAA / Westtown (PA): Wallace’s versatility highlighted his overall value on the court. His size and length make him a natural to defend front-court players effectively, while also possessing the agility and lateral mobility to stick with smaller ball-handlers. Offensively he’s dangerous floating around the perimeter, but displayed more effectiveness attacking OTD. He got to the rim efficiently and finished repeatedly with finesse around shot blockers..
25′ G Deuce Maxey – Team Final EYBL / Archbishop Wood (PA): Attacked pick-and-rolls with seasoned patience and swiftly processed defensive rotations off the screens. He capitalized on defenders running underneath these looks by hitting numerous triples. More traditional screen usage resulted in a display of his scoring panache in traffic, as well as ability to regularly draw fouls and take advantage of switches..
25′ G Kiyan Anthony – Team Melo EYBL / Long Island Lutheran (NY): There’s a lot of influence Anthony is able to dish out with the ball in his hands. A quick first step and knack for carving out angles OTD, he’s able to reliably get downhill and to the rim. He’s very creative finishing around the basket and manages off-balance scoring well. He possesses strong and efficient perimeter range within his skillset, but also nicely supplements his scoring with second-chance opportunities on the glass..
25′ G Jacob Ross – Team Melo EYBL / Long Island Lutheran (NY): Ross touted a soft touch from the perimeter and repeatedly stretched the floor throughout the event. He found added opportunities cutting without the ball to initiate his attacks in space. His length proved to be a valuable asset taking defenders OTD and gaining a step. Ross consistently made decisive cuts and counter-cuts to maintain his dribble and elevate to the bucket..
26′ G Devin Toatley – Team Melo EYBL / St. John’s (DC): A strong leader and communicator on the floor, Toatley showed keen awareness and feel for the game despite playing up. He controlled the offensive end and utilized the pick-and-roll to repeatedly create scoring opportunities for he and his team. He was physical in traffic, could easily adjust underneath collapsing defenders and finished plays around the rim..
26′ G Stephon Ashley-Wright: Team Final EYBL / Neumann-Goretti (PA): Ashley-Wright masterfully created shot opportunities for himself, using an extensive ball-handling repertoire. He toyed with defenders, kept them off-balance and got to nearly any spot he chose on the floor. The way he generated space for himself was high level and his scoring consistency and comfort knocking down these shots will only improve..