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EYBL Brooklyn Honorable Mention

By D1 Circuit Staff, 04/21/16, 1:15PM EDT


Charles O’Bannon Jr. | Las Vegas Prospects (NV)

Brooklyn statistics: 21.3 PPG, 41.3 FG%, 7.3 RPG, 1.7 SPG

O’Bannon played tremendous for the Prospects, and they’ll need more of that moving into Indianapolis. The 6-foot-6 swingman has to take on a number of roles for his squad, but should continue to put up massive numbers.

Tyger Campbell | We All Can Go (TN)

Brooklyn statistics: 21.7 PPG, 49.0 FG%, 3.0 RPG, 5.7 APG, 2.3 SPG, 4.3 TOPG

A freshman putting up these numbers!? Absolutely insane. Campbell & company just need more wins. We expect them to jell as a squad and right the course in Indianapolis.

Hamidou Diallo | THE RENS (NY)

Brooklyn statistics: 18.3 PPG, 47.6 FG%, 3.7 RPG, 3.3 SPG, 1.3 SPG, 1.3 TOPG

Diallo casually picked up offers from Duke and Kentucky after session 1. Yeah, he’s pretty good. He’ll be an MVP candidate by season’s end.

Chris Lykes | Team Takeover (DC)

Brooklyn statistics: 16.3 PPG, 56.7 FG%, 2.7 APG, 2.0 RPG, 2.3 SPG, 2.0 TOPG

Lykes blew up in Brooklyn, but that comes as no surprise if you saw the young man play during the HS season. With a similar amount of recruiting momentum, we liken Lykes budding stardom to Tyler Ulis in 2013.

Jaren Jackson Jr. | Spiece Indy Heat

Brooklyn statistics: 17.7 PPG, 58.6 FG%, 6.3 RPG, 2.3 BPG

Jackson dropped 35 points vs. Alabama, and hit six three-pointers in the process. With the ability to stretch the floor, he will be a matchup nightmare for upcoming opponents - especially with how his teammates have played around him.

Rayshaun Hammonds | Alabama Challenge

Brooklyn statistics: 17.7 PPG, 52.9 FG%, 7.7 RPG, 1.7 SPG, 3.0 TOPG

Hammonds looked great running alongside gigantic frontline, and he will get better every time out. The most impressive part is the competition he did it against in Brooklyn. Hammonds is a budding star.

​Jarred Vanderbilt | Houston Hoops

Brooklyn statistics: 17.7 PPG, 45.5 FG%, 14.0 RPG, 2.3 APG, 2.0 SPG, 6.0 TOPG

Vanderbilt was his typical productive-self in Brooklyn, collecting 18 offensive rebounds, good for the EYBL lead. Stock would get even higher with fewer turnovers, an issue that shouldn’t plague the star junior.

Jarrett Culver | Nike Pro Skills (TX)

Brooklyn statistics: 18.3 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.0 SPG, 2.0 APG, 3.3 TOPG

Culver knocked down an EYBL leading 11 threes, and shot 57.9% from the floor. The Pro Skills coaches likened his rise to Andrew Jones of last year’s squad, and so far Culver is off to a great start.

Lavar Batts Jr. | Team CP3 (NC)

Brooklyn statistics: 15.7 PPG, 83.3 FT%, 50.0 FG%, 2.7 APG, 1.7 RPG, 2.0 TOPG

Batts is the floor general for CP3, and he was very steady in Brooklyn. Operating with a bevy of weapons at his disposal, Batts should continue to improve on his numbers - especially the assist category.

Simi Shittu | CIA Bounce (CAN)

Brooklyn statistics: 15.7 PPG, 52.6 FG%, 8.0 RPG, 1.3 SPG, 1.0 BPG, 1.0 APG, 2.0 TOPG

Shittu is incredibly active on both ends of the floor, seemingly always finding his way to the ball.. Getting much better with his versatility, and his recruitment should take off as he continues to develop throughout the EYBL season.

Nick Richards | Expressions Elite (MA)

Brooklyn statistics: 13.0 PPG, 50.0 FG%, 10.7 RPG, 2.7 BPG

We have a feeling we haven’t seen anything yet with Mr. Richards. The young 7-footer averaged double-double in session one, battling some very difficult competition. He will be on an All-EYBL list by season’s end.