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Final Four features 22 NIKE EYBL alumni, UNC leads with 8

By D1 Circuit Staff, 04/01/17, 6:30PM EDT


The 2017 Final Four tips off in Phoenix this evening, and there will be plenty of EYBL flavor in both games.

In the first tilt between Gonzaga and South Carolina, seven EYBL alumni are rostered, including both teams leading scorers; Cali Supreme's Nigel Williams-Goss (16.7 PPG) and Team United's Sindarius Thornwell (21.6 PPG).

54.2% of Gonzaga's scoring comes from EYBL alumni, 43.6% for South Carolina (49.2% combined). Four of Gonzaga's top six scorers ran on the circuit, compared to two of the top three for the Gamecocks.

There's a similar story in the second game, only on steroids.

North Carolina and Oregon is virtually an EYBL All-Star game, featuring 15 players combined.

Both leading scorers are EYBL alumni; Houston Hoops' Justin Jackson (18.2 PPG) and CIA Bounce's Dillon Brooks (16.3 PPG).

North Carolina has eight, including six of their top seven leading scorers. Five of Oregon's top six scorers are EYBL alumni.

84.7% of the Tar Heels' scoring comes from EYBL, compared to 78% from the Ducks.

The majority of UNC's production across the board comes from EYBL alumni, including 79.3% (34.9/44) of their rebounding and 89% (16/18) of their assists.

In total, 133.6/164 (81.5%) of the scoring between UNC/Oregon come from alumni of the NIKE EYBL.

210.4/320 (66%) of the total scoring in the Final Four comes from EYBL alumni.

Team First Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown EYBL Team
South Carolina Sindarius Thornwell G 6-5 211 SR Lancaster, SC Team United
South Carolina Kory Holden G 6-1 181 JR Salisbury, MD Baltimore Elite
South Carolina Duane Notice G 6-2 225 SR Toronto, ON CIA Bounce
North Carolina Theo Pinson F 6-6 211 JR Greensboro, NC Team CP3
North Carolina Joel Berry II G 6-0 195 JR Apopka, FL Each 1 Teach 1
North Carolina Kennedy Meeks F 6-10 260 SR Charlotte, NC Team United
North Carolina Tony Bradley F 6-10 240 FR Bartow, FL Each 1 TEach 1
North Carolina Brandon Robinson G 6-5 162 FR Douglasville, GA Georgia Stars
North Carolina Kenny Williams G 6-4 180 SO Midlothian, VA Boo Williams
North Carolina Luke Maye F 6-8 235 SO Huntersville, NC Team United
North Carolina Justin Jackson F 6-8 210 JR Tomball, TX Houston Hoops
Oregon Jordan Bell F 6-9 225 JR Long Beach, CA ICP Elite
Oregon Payton Pritchard G 6-2 200 FR West Linn, OR Seattle Rotary Style
Oregon Keith Smith F 6-7 210 FR Seattle, WA Northwest XPress
Oregon Tyler Dorsey G 6-4 195 SO Los Angeles, CA ICP Elite
Oregon Paul White F 6-9 235 JR Chicago, IL MeanStreets
Oregon Dillon Brooks F 6-7 225 JR Mississauga, ON CIA Bounce
Oregon Dylan Ennis G 6-2 195 SR Brampton, ON CIA Bounce
Gonzaga Silas Melson G 6-4 195 JR Portland, OR ICP Elite
Gonzaga Jordan Mathews G 6-4 203 SR Los Angeles, CA California Supreme
Gonzaga Nigel Williams-Goss G 6-3 195 JR Happy Valley, OR California Supreme
Gonzaga Johnathan Williams F 6-9 228 JR Memphis, TN Team Penny