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May 23, 2014

EYBL Minneapolis Preview

For the third straight year the High Performance Academy will host an EYBL session in Eagan, Minnesota. Several Gopher targets will be on hand for fans to see and here is all you need to know heading into the weekend.

Point Guard

Top Gopher Recruit to Watch:

Jarvis Johnson (Howard Pulley, 7-4). Jarvis is the local point guard Minnesota wants and that all fans of GI have seen many times. Close to leading Pulley back to the Peach Jam yet again. In a shooting slump but scoring 5.8 points a game with 2.3 assists per and leads the team in steals. Rivals 4 star recruit.

Jarvis/Howard Pulley Schedule:

vs NYC Lightning 10:30 AM Saturday
vs Baltimore Elite 6:00 PM Saturday
vs NW Express 10:30 AM Sunday
vs King James 4:30 PM Sunday
maybe vs E1T1 on Monday for a make-up game

Other Gopher Targets:

Kevin Dorsey (Team Takeover, 6-5). A Rivals150 point guard that seems to be the other top point guard Minnesota is showing interest in outside of Jarvis. Scoring 15 points a game shooting 55 percent from the floor including 35 percent at the arc. Attack minded point guard that plays a similar style to Deandre Mathieu, the current Gopher lead guard.

Kevin Dorsey/Team Takeover Schedule:

vs California Supreme 9:00 AM Saturday
vs Texas Titans 4:30 PM Saturday
vs NTL Storm 9:00 AM Sunday
vs All Ohio Red 8:00 PM Sunday
vs Arkansas Wings Elite 9:30 AM Monday

Desure Buie (NY Lightning, 7-5). Gophers have looked at him some likely as a target in case they miss on Johnson and Dorsey. One of the assist leaders in the EYBL plus he scores eight points a night.

Desure Buie/NY Lightning Schedule:

vs Howard Pulley 10:30 AM Saturday
vs The Family 6:00 PM Saturday
vs Expressions Elite 10:30 AM Sunday
vs NW Express 4:30 Sunday

National Talent to See:

Jalen Brunson (Mac Irvin Fire, 6-5). Five star guard putting up 16.4 points and seven assists a game shooting 41 percent from the floor and 72 percent at the arc. Shoots seven or eight foul shots a game physically attacking the paint at will.

Isaiah Briscoe (NJ Playaz, 10-2). Five star guard scoring 18 a game with seven rebounds a showing. Most of what he does is on the attack and it's high productive at 48 percent shooting and 83 percent foul line percentage on 110 attempts. Also creates five assists a night for teammates so he's always involves in offensive creation.




Shooting Guard

Top Gopher Recruit to Watch:

Amir Coffey (Howard Pulley, 7-4). Amir has played much better in the EYBL than expected as a 2016. He's scoring 9.5 a game, grabbing 4.3 rebounds, shooting 54 percent from the arc and 57 percent overall. Top Gopher target in 2016 class.

Amir/Howard Pulley Schedule:

vs NYC Lightning 10:30 AM Saturday
vs Baltimore Elite 6:00 PM Saturday
vs NW Express 10:30 AM Sunday
vs King James 4:30 PM Sunday
maybe vs E1T1 on Monday for a make-up game



Other Gopher Targets:

Kenny Williams (Boo Williams, 8-4). Williams is a recent Gopher offered player and when we talked to him last week he said he is interested in Minnesota but still has to get to know the coaches. Kenny leads Boo Williams with 14.7 points per game but isn't likely to play this weekend because of injury.

Kenny Williams/Boo Williams Schedule:

vs BABC 1:30 PM Saturday
vs Athlete's First 9:00 PM Saturday
vs Meanstreets 3:00 PM Sunday
vs E1T1 8:00 AM Monday

Kain Harris (Meanstreets, 3-9). Reserve guard for his team playing 13 minutes a night and scoring six points a game. Shoots a third of his shots at the arc. Minnesota has offered him a scholarship this spring.

Kain Harris/Meanstreets Schedule:

vs Team United 1:30 PM Saturday
vs The Travelers 9:00 PM Saturday
vs Boo Williams 3:00 PM Sunday
vs CIA Bounce 8:00 AM Monday


Sacar Anim (Howard Pulley, 7-4). He's visited the Gophers a couple times but really isn't being looked at by the Gophs that hard right now. Is leading Pulley in scoring at 11.9 points per game shooting 39 percent from the field, 31 percent at the arc.


National Talent to See:

Eric Davis (The Family, 6-6). Gophers offered early but Davis is likely to stay in state or go to a national name. Averaging 16.7 points per game shooting 47.4 percent from the floor for the Detroit area team.

Malachi Richardson (Team Final, 10-2). The top ranked four star player in the nation and a Syracuse commit who the Gophers offered early. Averaging 17 points a game shooting 45 percent from the arc.

Allonzo Trier (Athlete's First. 9-3). The national talent that every Gopher fan is hoping they get. Fans of GI know that Trier hasn't mentioned the Gophers in a long time so chances are slim but since he retweets so many things fans are holding on to the Lloyd Christmas theory. Trier is scoring an EYBL best 28.5 points a game shooting 47 percent from the floor and 92 percent from the foul line on a ridiculous 133 attempts in 12 games.

Malik Newman (Jackson Tigers, 5-7). The top 2015 player in the nation is a treat to watch whenever he's in the building. Plays for both Mo Williams Elite and the Jackson Tigers but has played with the Tigers the past two weekends averaging 24.4 points per game. Unreal stop and go pace with this young man who scores from everywhere. Take the time to watch one of his games if he's in town.

Luke Kennard (King James, 5-7). Five star Duke commit averaging over 11 points a game shooting 44.4 percent from the arc. Has missed three of the dozen games for King James this spring.



Small Forward

Top Gopher Recruit to Watch:

Chris Clarke (Boo Williams, 8-4). Scoring 11 a game shooting 64 percent from the floor and grabbing 7.5 rebounds as a small forward. A top Gopher wing target that wanted to visit Minnesota this weekend but he can't talk to the coaches since it's a dead period. There is the chance that he could go on campus himself but coaches can't host him or talk to him.

Chris Clarke/Boo Williams Schedule:

vs BABC 1:30 PM Saturday
vs Athlete's First 9:00 PM Saturday
vs Meanstreets 3:00 PM Sunday
vs E1T1 8:00 AM Monday


Other Gopher Targets:

Ahmad Wagner (All Ohio Red, 8-3). Growing prospect that recently grabbed a Gopher offer. Wagner is producing 7.5 points and 3.7 rebounds a game from his wing position in 17 minutes a game. Long wing prospect with great potential.

Ahamd Wagner/All Ohio Red Schedule:

vs Spiece Indy Heat 12:00 PM Saturday
vs The Challenge 7:30 PM Saturday
vs Playground Elite 12:00 PM Sunday
vs Team Penny 4:30 PM Sunday
vs Team Takeover 8:00 PM Sunday


National Talent to See:

Ben Simmons (E1T1, 8-3). The LSU five star commit has played in seven of eleven games with this team scoring 19.4 points per game with six rebounds. Shooting 66 percent from the floor, 39 percent at the arc.

Charles Matthews (Meanstreets, 3-9). Has played in two of the three EYBL weekends for his team scoring 11 points a game shooting 39 percent from the floor and grabbing almost eight rebounds a contest. A Kentucky commit.



Power Forward

Top Gopher Recruit to Watch:

Alex Illikainen (Howard Pulley, 7-4). Has shown shooting range in the EYBL knocking out 47.4 percent of his 38 treys attempted. Averaging 10.1 points per game and grabbing 4.4 boards.

Alex Illikainen/Howard Pulley Schedule:

vs NYC Lightning 10:30 AM Saturday
vs Baltimore Elite 6:00 PM Saturday
vs NW Express 10:30 AM Sunday
vs King James 4:30 PM Sunday
maybe vs E1T1 on Monday for a make-up game


Other Gopher Targets:

Edward Morrow (Mac Irvin Fire, 6-5). A player Minnesota offered and he seems to have quality interest in them. Averaging 13.7 points and 7.3 rebounds a game using his explosive athletic to produce. Just outside the Rivals top 100 ranked recruits.

Ed Morrow/Mac Irvin Fire schedule:

vs Arkansas Wings 9:00 AM Saturday
vs St. Louis Eagles 4:30 PM Saturday
vs Albany City Rocks 9:00 AM Sunday
vs Oakland Soldiers 8:00 PM Sunday
vs MoKan Elite 9:30 AM Monday

National Talent to See:

Henry Ellenson (Playground Elite, 5-7). Minnesota was on him heavy last year but Henry has let it be known that since things didn't work out for his brother at Minnesota, he won't be following. He is putting up 17.2 points and 8.8 rebounds a game shooting 41 percent from the field.

Ivan Rabb (Oakland Soldiers, 7-4). Top big man in the nation is producing 15.8 points and 10.7 rebounds a game shooting 63 percent from the floor and 73 percent at the foul line. Those are high percentages despite constant attention and taking more attempts than any of his teammates.

Cheick Diallo (Team Scan, 8-4). Five star big man putting up 18.5 points and 9.9 rebounds a night. One of the first guys the Gophers looked in on when they got here but not a target that's coming to Minnesota.


Center

Top Gopher Recruit to Watch:

Raymond Spalding (KY Travelers, 6-6). Popped up on the Gopher radar this week as Minnesota is showing strong interest. Averaging 8.5 points and 4.2 rebounds a game in the six contests he's played (out of twelve). Shooting 51 percent from the floor.

Raymond Spalding/KY Travelers Schedule:

vs NJ Playaz 1:30 PM Saturday
vs Meanstreets 9:00 PM Saturday
vs Athlete's First 3:00 PM Sunday
vs Team Texas Elite 8:00 AM Monday


National Talent to See:

Moustapha Diagne (NJ Playaz, 10-2). Gophers tracked him early but his recruitment has an east coast focus. Averaging nine points and seven rebounds a game shooting 61 percent from the field.

Thomas Bryant (Team Scan, 8-4). Another five star big on this team, Bryant produces 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds next to Diallo as they form this year's five star frontcourt EYBL tandem (Cliff and Jahlil last year).

Tyler Davis (Texas Titans, 9-3). Five star big scoring 13.5 points per game with six rebounds a night. Athletic, long player that is showing 60 percent from the floor on a very balanced team.


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