By MATT JESSEN-HOWARD
MINNEAPOLIS – An EYBL veteran, BABC’s Bruce Brown has put on quite the show this spring. The 2016 guard out of Vermont Academy has averaged 16.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.7 steals through three sessions.
“I’ve been playing well,” Brown told SNY.tv. “I’ve been scoring a lot and getting assists and rebounding, so just showing my all-around game.”
The 6-foot-3 scorer gets a lot of touches for BABC. At the next level, he’s also hoping to be the focal point of his team.
“With my recruitment, I’ll just be looking at the way programs play, if their guards score, and if the coach is not too crazy,” he said. “I’m looking for coaches who are able to put the ball in my hands, that’s what I’m looking for in my recruitment.” To read more of this story, click here
By JACK LeGWIN
SUWANNEE, Ga.- A common phrase heard thus far at the Nike Memorial Day Classic has been, “Marvin Bagley, he’s a pro.” It’s hard to argue.
At 6-foot-10, Bagley is a player who most consider the best rising sophomore in the nation, and he has put on a show playing up an age group for the Nike EYBL team We All Can Go 16U from Tennessee. Bagley said that there has always only been one goal for him, no matter the hype.
“Just to get better,” Bagley told SNY.tv. “Get better at every aspect of the game. I want to improve my weaknesses, and make them stronger for next year. Playing against guys that are older than me and stronger than me, banging against these guys inside and posting them up is helping me, it can only help me in the long run.” To read more of this story, click here
ARDSLEY, NY – DeAndre Ayton is the consensus No. 1 player in the Class of 2017. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Under Armour)”
ARDSLEY, N.Y. — At 7-feet, 235 pounds with a game that resembles a young Kevin Garnett, it’s not hard to see why DeAndre Ayton is the consensus No. 1 player in the Class of 2017.
Ayton has the body of a future NBA big man, but is still working his way back into shape after suffering a broken patella in his right leg during his high school season.
He went for 28 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday afternoon in an 83-77 win over Louisiana Elite, but managed just 5 points and 7 rebounds Saturday night in a 67-51 loss to Sports U.
“[I compare] myself to Kevin Garnett, Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson,” Ayton told SNY.tv at the Under Armour Association stop here. “I always study [their videos] and practice them on the court, too.” To read more of this story, click here
ARDSLEY, N.Y. — Markelle Fultz is planning an upcoming official visit to Arizona and has recently taken unofficials to various other powerhouses.
“I have one official to Arizona June 6-8,” he told SNY.tv at the Under Armour Association stop here.
“I’ve already been on unofficials to Louisville, Kentucky and Xavier.” Kentucky has yet to offer.
As for Arizona, the 6-foot-4 Fultz out of Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha Catholic said, “It’s a great fit, they let their guards play. The have a couple bigs that can play. And I have a good relationship with Coach [Book] Richardson and Sean Miller.” To read more of this story, click here
Edrice Adebayo played with Team Felton this weekend. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Under Armour)
ARDSLEY, N.Y. — Edrice “Bam” Adebayo is making a cameo appearance this weekend with Team Felton on the Under Armour Association circuit after normally playing with Team Loaded on the Adidas circuit.
Adebayo joined Team Felton along with Kwe Parker and Ty Graves.
“It comes back to family. We all started out young together so we just gotta come back together once in a while,” the 6-foot-10 power forward from Pinetown (N.C.) Northside High told SNY.tv of his AAU switcharoo.
His mentor, Eric Peartree, said he hoped that Adebayo would get the respect he deserves by playing Under Armour in addition to Nike. To read more of this story, click here
Seventh Woods dropped 31 points in one game on Saturday. Photo by Kelly Kline/Under Armour
ARDSLEY, N.Y. — Seventh Woods, the 6-foot-2 point guard from the Columbia (S.C.) Hammond School, threw down a massive open-floor dunk en route to 31 points on Saturday afternoon at the Under Armour Association stop here, but his Carolina Wolves team ended up losing to Terrance Ferguson and Mo Williams Elite.
“I felt we played half a game, honestly, we just played one half and came out second half strong and we just kind of relaxed at the end,” Woods, the No. 5-ranked point guard in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com, told SNY.tv after adding 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
This is not a live period so no coaches were on hand at House of Sports, but Wood said three schools are working the hardest for his services. To read more of this story, click here
Then Maker is looking at entering college in December (Photo by Kelly Kline/Under Armour)
ARDSLEY, N.Y. — Indiana and Arizona State talk the most with Thon Maker’s guardian and say they have a one-and-a-half-year plan for the 7-footer if he were to arrive on campus in December.
Kentucky is also in touch with Ed Smith, who said he hasn’t heard from Kansas “for a while.”
As of now, the plan is for Maker to complete his schoolwork in the fall and then head to college at the semester break between the 2015-16 season. He is currently projected as the No. 28 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com, but Smith said Maker could possibly wait until 2017 for the NBA.
“I don’t want to put a one-and-done on it. You finish high school, step one,” Smith said. “When you’re ready and your body is ready for the pro game, step two.” To read more of this story, click here