EYBL Hampton: Breakout Performers
Jajuan Johnson
Jajuan Johnson
Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 2, 2012


HAMPTON, Va. -- A number of guys stood out at the EYBL in Hampton, but who broke out? Jajuan Johnson and Damien Jones led the way.

Size: 6-5/180 |
Quick Take: Johnson’s name began to pick up steam during his junior year and it was easy to see why once we evaluated him in Hampton. At 6-foot-5, Johnson is a long, wiry wing prospect that boasts impressive athleticism, a good-looking jump shot and a motor. Johnson is averaging just above 18 points a game for the Bluff City Legends and is sure to make a his initial move into the 2013 player rankings once they are updated in two weeks.
Recruiting: Memphis, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Marquette, Georgetown, Florida, Oklahoma State and Kentucky

Size: 6-9/215 |
Quick Take: There wasn’t much talk about Jones, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound center, during the spring evaluation period, but that changed after a strong weekend with the Texas Titans in Hampton. Jones is a sure fire high-major recruit and one that will see his recruitment take off in the next few weeks. He’s a very good athlete, a willing rebounder and someone that appears to be breaking out at just the right time.
Recruiting: Oklahoma, LSU, St. John’s, Florida, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State and Alabama.

Size: 6-4/180 |
Quick Take: Team Takeover continues to pump out high major players and Booth, a, 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard, is the next in line. Playing for their 16’s squad, Booth was effective both playing on and off the ball. Booth has good size and quickness, to go with a nice ability to score from both around the basket to on the perimeter.
Recruiting: Maryland, Georgetown, Villanova, Rutgers, Indiana, Ohio State, Miami, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Virginia

Size: 6-7/200 |
Quick Take: Since last year, Chatman, a versatile forward, has grown a couple of inches and thinned out his frame. At 6-foot-6, Chatman is a high IQ with impressive ball skills. Chatman is at his best with the ball in his hands, as he has good vision and always seems to find an open teammate. On top of that, he showed off a nice mid-range game, as he hit multiple shots from 15 to 18-feet.
Recruiting: Arizona State, California, Gonzaga, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington, Washington State

Size: 6-5/175 |
Quick Take: Although our look wasn’t long, it’s easy to see why some in the Northeast consider him one of the better freshman wings in the country. At 6-foot-5, Richardson has long arms and a frame that will continue to add weight throughout his high school career. A very good athlete, Richardson can score it well at the rim and also showed an ability to knock down three-point shots.
Recruiting: Rutgers



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