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NIKE EYBL All-Dallas: Third Team

By D1 Circuit Staff, 04/25/18, 8:15PM EDT

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EYBL Dallas Stats: 19.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 6.2 APG, 1.5 SPG
Team Record: 3-1

AOT made their EYBL program debut in Dallas, and with a big thanks to Sharife Cooper (247 4-Star), they did it in style. Cooper was electric as the floor general for AOT, operating alongside teammates that he's run with for years. Among those teammates is a host of talent, and Cooper took advantage in Dallas, averaging 6.2 APG - second on the circuit. Cooper caught fire in a 37-point performance against The Family, proving to be a legitimate threat to go off in any game. Cooper is only a sophomore, and if his steady play is any indication, he'll be on these lists a lot in the near future.

Jaden Shackelford | The Truth (CA)


EYBL Dallas Stats: 27.8 PPG, 22 3PTM, 3.5 RPG, 1.8 APG
Team Record: 1-3

Jaden Shackelford was unconscious offensively for The Truth (CA) during their four-game EYBL debut, including a 40-point performance in their first win. The 6-foot-3 lefty took home Performance of the Session honors after his aforementioned offensive display in the win over E1T1, proving to be one of the best shooters on the circuit. He hit a league-high 22 three-pointers, and was doing so with defenders draped all over him. If Shackelford continues to produce at an efficient rate, The Truth will continue be an extremely tough out in their first EYBL run.

Kira Lewis Jr | Georgia Stars


EYBL Dallas Stats: 21.0 PPG, 4.0 APG, 3.8 RPG, 3.2 SPG
Team Record: 2-2

The Georgia Stars floor general looked better than ever in Dallas, accumulating some impressive statistics while occasionally displaying dominance on both ends of the floor. Lewis (247 4-Star) was a treat to watch defensively, and his per-game average of 3.2 steals is tied for the league-lead among players who have played four games. Lewis is an unselfish playmaker who should only get better as he gets more comfortable against EYBL competition. With Lewis at the helm, the Stars should feel great about their chances moving forward.

Keion Brooks Jr | Indy Heat


EYBL Dallas Stats: Keion Brooks: 21.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.8 BPG
Team Record: 2-2

As fas as versatility goes, Keion Brooks (247 5-Star) is on the short-list for tops in the EYBL. Brooks was the focal-point of the Indy Heat last season, and started off 2018 in a full sprint. There isn't much that the 6-foot-8 junior can't do on the court, evidenced by his impressive four-game stat line; 21.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.8 BPG. He has a more talented group surrounding him in 2018, which helped him improve his overall productivity across the board in Dallas. The Indy Heat were one bad call away from holding 3-1 record, and will be leaning on Brooks to defend home turf at this weekend's EYBL Indianapolis.


EYBL Dallas Stats: 18.8 PPG, 59.5 FG%, 6.0 RPG
Team Record: 3-1

Vernon Carey Jr (247 5-Star) was his usual dominant self in Dallas, guiding Nike Team Florida to a 3-1 record against a tough schedule. Opposing defenses have to pick their poison due to Carey's presence on the floor; do you let him beat you, or the supporting cast? In many cases, teams choose the latter, meaning Carey is facing constant double-teams. This can lead to Carey floating on the perimeter a bit, which is a win for the defense. If Carey plays down low, there are only a handful of players that have a chance at legally stopping him. He's simply too big and strong for many teams to deal with.


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