Kentucky recruits stand out at Nike EYBL


The EYBL (Elite Youth Basketball League) was developed to form a unified league among travel teams that focused on a consistent high level of play. Featuring NIKE’s forty (40) elite 17 & under travel team programs, the league allows for continuous competition at each location as team records are cumulative throughout all league play. I’ve summarized feedback on targets from Sunday’s action from below.

, SG, City Rocks- He had some shots rimming out on him, but Ledo continues to show that he’s a high level talent. At 6-foot-5 he’s got excellen size for a two and he can get his shot off of the dribble whenever and wherever he wants it.

, SF/PF, Stars- While the rest of his team struggled mightily with the All Iowa Attack, Poythress put up a game effort. The 6-foot-8 forward was hitting deep threes, using his athleticism at the rim and also hit a nifty floater/flip shot from about 12 feet off the dribble. When he gets active on the glass and runs the floor, his entire game seems to open up.

, PF, Oakland Soldiers- The 6-foot-8 power forward from Oakland was outstanding against the City Rocks. He used every bit of his quickness, every inch of his length and all of his skill to impact the game on both ends of the floor. Easily the best that we’ve seen the five-star forward play all spring.