EYBL Dallas: Day One, Part B

Kameron Chatman

DALLAS - The first night of the third EYBL session had several standouts, including Kameron Chatman, who helped lead Portland ICP to an upset win over Mac Irvin Fire.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright, PG, Cal Supreme: It was a productive opening night for the Arizona commit. He started off hot with a couple acrobatic drives to the basket, got nicked up a bit, but returned in the first half and didn't miss a step. He was driving and dishing, eluding defenders on the way to the basket, finishing with contact and getting to the lane. The little point guard always makes himself tough to defend.

Zylan Cheatham, PF, Cal Supreme: The opening night was successful for Cheatham, whose athleticism and energy made him a difficult player for Alabama Challenge to contain. Cheatham grabbed defensive rebounds and started the break, had some impressive finishes below and above the rim and hit the only three he attempted in the game. Cheatham is just scratching the surface of his immense potential but continues to show that he's not just a prospect, he's also a player.

William Lee, PF, Alabama Challenge: The athletic power forward was all over the glass in a loss to Cal Supreme. Lee played hard the entire game and used his size, motor and athleticism to block shots and rebound. Lee also had his moments on offense, hitting a fade-away jumper from about 10-feet out and scoring off the offensive glass.

Devin Booker, SG, Alabama Challenge: Booker didn't always have his shot going against Cal Supreme, but the Alabama Challenge shooting guard showed his versatility by scoring in transition, hitting a three off the catch, getting to the basket and hitting a floater. Booker did do a nice job on the defensive glass in the loss.

Shaqquan Aaron, SF, Seattle Rotary Select: Aaron got off to a hot start against Southern Stampede by hitting a couple pull-up three-pointers. From there, Aaron mostly created off the dribble, using his size and handle to create space and his athleticism to get off his shot whenever he wanted. Once Aaron took a player off the dribble, he would often make some really nice passes to teammates.

Eugene Artison, PF, Seattle Rotary Select: One of the surprises of the night, Artison was really productive in the minutes he played on Friday. The very long and lean lefty forward played extremely hard and really got up and down the court in transition, often finding himself open down low for easy buckets. Artison hit a fade-away 13-footer and used a quick first step to get to the basket. He needs to be seen more, but there was a lot to be intrigued by.

Jalen Lindsey, SF, Southern Stampede: It was a tough game for Lindsey's squad against Seattle Rotary Select, but the 2014 forward wouldn't give up. The forward attacked the basket and finished with contact, hit threes off the pull and catch and used his athleticism to score on a reverse lay-up in traffic. He finished the game with an impressive 16 points.

Daniel Hamilton, SF, ICP: From start to finish, Hamilton played aggressive basketball and led his team to a win over Mac Irvin Fire. Hamilton slashed to the basket, hit three-pointers off the bounce and catch, really got after it in defense, scored in transition and put back offensive rebounds for lay-ups. Afterwards, he celebrated his big performance by announcing his commitment to UConn.

Kameron Chatman, SF, ICP: This kid just knows how to play the game. Chatman showed no rust of missing his junior season as his basketball IQ is one of the best in his class out west. The versatile forward usually positions himself perfectly on the glass, which helps him corral rebounds on both ends and when he has the ball, he doesn't take long to use his high level vision to make the right pass to a teammate. Chatman's lefty stroke always makes you think his shot is falling and he has nice touch around the basket.

Jahlil Okafor, C, Mac Irvin Fire: Okafor ended up leaving the game early after hurting his knee, but was pretty dominant in the minutes he did play. ICP didn't have much size so once Okafor got the ball in the post, he would quickly go to work, backing in whoever was guarding him, spinning off them and easily putting the ball in. He was also all over the defensive glass.

Cliff Alexander, C, Mac Irvin Fire: Alexander was a beast against ICP, scoring almost at will whenever he received an entry pass or grabbed an offensive rebound. He had one of the plays of the day, finishing a big time two-handed dunk over an ICP defender and it was one of numerous strong finishes he had throughout the night. Alexander started off the game showing nice touch on a 6-footer, but after that did most of his work right under the basket. He also rebounded well on both ends.

Bennie Boatwright, PF, Cal Supreme: The long distance shots weren't falling for Boatwright, but with his pretty stroke and quick release, you can't blame him for firing away when he gets a clean look. Boatwright did do a nice job on the defensive glass in a win over Alabama Challenge.

Tyler Dorsey, SG, ICP: Dorsey tried to get his shot working early but with that not going, he found his comfort zone in this game and that was taking his defender off the dribble and getting to the basket. Dorsey got to the rim in both the half court and transition, which is a part of his game that's really expanded over the last year. He also played hard defensively, coming away with some steals in the process.

* 2014 Cal Supreme point guard Brian Beard was successful blowing by his defender and getting into the lane whenever he wanted.

* Seattle Rotary's 2015 forward Josh Martin fought hard on the glass throughout his team's victory over Southern Stampede.

* Elijah Foster is a big body post from Seattle Rotary. The offense wasn't there but he had good footwork and grabbed boards off the defensive glass.

* Greyson Smallwood is a 2015 post on ICP that is skinny but gets off the floor quickly and can really block shots. He's gonna have the chance to be a good player as he gets stronger.

* Mac Irvin Fire 2014 power forward Josh Cunningham's effort in transition really paid off for him, as he would often find himself wide open down low for baskets. He also stepped out to hit a three.

* Jalen Brunson controlled the pace for Mac Irvin Fire and ran the game effectively, always looking for a way to create a shot for someone else.

* Bennie Boatwright said he's looking to take an unofficial visit to Arizona soon.

* The first school to offer Eugene Artison was Fresno State. He grew up a Washington fan.

* Elijah Foster holds an early offer from Seattle.


ScoutHoops.com Recommended Stories


Up Next


Forums


46 Fans online
    Join The Conversation

    Tweets