Session 3 of Nike EYBL continued on Saturday from Cartersville, Ga. Day two saw a tremendous performance from Bol Bol and Cal Supreme, who took down a hot Meanstreets squad. Howard Pulley also had themselves quite a day, registering two wins behind their stud point guard Tre Jones…

Top Performers
Bol Bol – 2018 – C – Cal Supreme 

Bol does things seven-footers shouldn’t be able to do. A bonafide five-star talent, this isn’t a raw talent with tons of work left before he’s ready for the college level. Bol is legit, but still has a ton of ceiling left, which is why practically every top program in the country is after him. Bol is so long he doesn’t even need to leave the ground to dunk the basketball, which he pulled off numerous times in a win over Meanstreets. The 7-foot-1 center runs the floor extremely well for his size and finished off a handful of highlight slams. On the defensive end, Bol was hosting his own block party and everyone was invited. Not only did Bol completely wipe away a ton of points, but Meanstreets had to give up a number of chances at the rim and kick it out, fearful of Bol’s presence. Away from the basket, Bol flashed some big time ability as well. He can score with a fade away jumper or step out and shoot the basketball. Once he got in a zone, Bol displayed some impressive primary and secondary moves on the block. He finished with 29 points on 13-of-19 shooting. With 14 rebounds and nine blocks, Bol came up one swat shy of a triple-double. 

Ayo Dosunmu – 2018 – G – Mac Irvin Fire
Dosunmu should be buying property in the paint because he basically lives there. The top 50 guard just kills teams with his ability to drive into the lane, finish, and/or get to the foul line. An improving shooter, Dosunmu looked comfortable taking contested shots and knocked down numerous jumpers in the second half as he had Mac Irvin Fire on his back. Dosunmu went for 33 points in a loss to the Las Vegas Prospects, taking out his do-it-yourself kit. He was 9-of-18 from the field and 12-of-14 from the free throw line. Dosunmu also rebounds exceptionally well for a guard and loves to start and finish breaks on his own. 

Tre Jones – 2018 – PG – Howard Pulley
Arguably nobody in the country has a higher floor impact than Jones. The top 50 lead guard gets results in every minute he’s on the court and doesn’t waste a second. A guard that scores, distributes, orchestrates the offense, rebounds, defends, and provides leadership, Jones has so much value to his team. Going for 19 points, Jones has a devastating hesitation dribble which is preceded by a blow by to the rim. He’s so quick off the bounce that he’s often at the rim before the defense can react. All-around efforts have been the norm here and that was just the case on Saturday. Jones tallied seven assists, four steals, and three rebounds in a win over Playground Elite. He finished the day with 20 points and 10 assists versus Team Final. 

Daniel Oturu – 2018 – F/C – Howard Pulley
Oturu put on a post clinic in a win over Team Final. The Minnesota commit displayed some excellent footwork and spin moves on the block and was constantly rattling the rim with his dunking ability. A player that continues to expand his game, Oturu was patient and skilled down low. As always, he protected the paint at a high level and blocked/altered a ton of shots. Oturu finished with a game-high 23 points on a very efficient 8-of-10 shooting. His 14 rebounds made it a double-double and the future Gopher also added four blocks. 

Simi Shittu – 2018 – F – CIA Bounce
Shittu has exceptional length and athleticism for the forward position. The 6-foot-10, 225-pound junior loves to catch on the perimeter, size up his man, and get to the rack. Shittu absorbs contact well and almost welcomes it. His ability to hang and finish after contact is awfully impressive for his size. He went for a game-high 29 points in a loss to the Georgia Stars. Shittu was 9-of-20 from the field and also grabbed 12 rebounds. Shittu displayed good intensity on the glass. He high points the basketball and snatches it out of the air. Shittu also loves to run the floor and is willing to go 90 feet for easy catches and finishes.

Emmitt Williams – 2018 – PF – E1T1
A physical specimen, Williams is built like a brick house. The 6-foot-7, 215 pound forward just racks up toughness plays throughout a game. A high motor forward that rebounds, protects the rim, and plays outstanding post defense, Williams had a double-double in a win over Mokan Elite on Saturday. He’s not a big creator on offense, but rather Williams waits patiently for his turn and excels at powering through contact. Defensively, his ability to wall up and move his feet, make it very difficult for opposing bigs to score on him. Williams was also outstanding as a weak-side shot blocker, waiting for the offensive player to leave his feet and send shots back with emphasis. Williams finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks in the win.

Stock Boosters
Darius Bazley – 2018 – F – Meanstreets

Despite a lopsided loss to Cal Supreme, Bazely was awfully impressive. A 6-foot-8 forward with a ton of upside and versatility, Bazely got things started early with a couple of consecutive triples. Bazley has an effortless, sweet stroke and with his size just sees right over the top of the defense. He’s a little raw physically, but Bazley understands how to avoid shot blockers by playing right into their chest so they can’t elevate. He’s also patient on the interior and isn’t fazed by trying to score over bigger defenders or guards who come in and swipe at the ball. Bazley finished with 17 points and seven rebounds in Saturday’s loss. 

Marvin Coleman – 2018 – PG – Las Vegas Prospects
Coleman came up big in a win over Mac Irvin Fire. He scored the game-winner with a couple seconds remaining then iced the game from the foul line. Coleman finished with 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting. A steady lead guard that knows when to distribute and when to take over offensively, Coleman is a high IQ player with quality leadership skills. His mid-range game did the most damage on Saturday. Coleman is shifty and quick off the bounce and snaps off shots before the defense can get a good contest. Doing a little bit of everything, Coleman also had five assists and four rebounds in the victory. 

Keshawn Justice – 2018 – SF – Playground Elite
Justice shot the ball extremely well Saturday afternoon. The junior forward got into a flow that helped Playground Elite take a second half lead against City Rocks. Justice poured in a game-high 18 points on 12 shots, including four 3-pointers. A smooth shooter from all over the perimeter, Justice has a terrific catch and shoot game. He does an exceptional job of finding soft spots in the defense and hitting the trigger. The 6-foot-6 junior has some versatility as a player who can slash and play with his back-to-the basket. While he’s primarily a perimeter threat, Justice will take advantage of mismatches, particularly using his strong frame on the block. 

Gabe Kalscheur – 2018 – SG – Howard Pulley
Somebody better get a bucket of water on this kid, because he still might be on fire. One of the most consistent shooters in the country, Kalscheur was at it again Saturday night, hitting six 3-pointers, including four in a three-minute span. Scoring 22 points in a win over Team Final, Kalscheur was a sniper. He moves well without the ball, sets his feet, and lets it fly. A player that stays within himself and is never too high or too low in a game, Kalascheur impressively shook off a slow start and then almost single-handedly put the game away in the second half. 

Louis King – 2018 – SF – Team Final
Really liked the mid-range game of King. At his size, King can generate just about any shot he wants. The 6-foot-8, 195-pound forward has plus length and a soft touch. He’s a strong off-balance shooter that isn’t fazed by a hand in his face. As a slasher, King can elevate. He gets off the floor quickly has a knack for acrobatic finishes. King was kept to 10 points, but took just seven shots in a loss against Howard Pulley. Even though the offense wasn’t always going, King didn’t let it affect the other parts of his game. He grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists as well. 

Luther Muhammad – 2018 – SG – Renaissance 
Muhammad is the real deal. A terrific isolation scorer, Muhammad just challenges defenders to take him on 1-on-1 and he was terrific in those settings during a win over All-Ohio Red. Muhammad has size, strength, handles, shooting ability, and explosion – simply put, you can’t stop him with one defender. He didn’t have an overwhelming scoring performance Saturday night, but when it was time to take over, Muhammad did just that. He left no doubt down the stretch, converting a couple of clutch baskets to ice the game. 

Shareef O’Neal – 2018 – F – Cal Supreme 
O’Neal came on late and when he did, Cal Supreme dropped the hammer on Meanstreets. O’Neal’s finesse and versatility shined as he was raining in 3-pointers and mid-range jumpers. O’Neal also completed some acrobatic dunks in traffic and off two-feet without much momentum going towards the rim. The top 50 talent finished with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 3-for-5 from downtown. O’Neal is a major mismatch problem with his ability to shoot and handle the basketball. He can score going away from the basket, showing off a high level fade away jumper. In transition or the half court, it doesn’t matter, O’Neal is a threat from anywhere on the floor. 

Jarvis Thomas – 2018 – PF – Howard Pulley
Thomas activated ‘Beast Mode’ in a win over Playground Elite Saturday morning. One of the beast and most explosive leapers in the 2018 class, Thomas dunked everything around the rim. He’s got a ways to go with his skill development, but is still very valuable as an offensive rebounder and high level finisher around the rim. A high motor forward, Thomas attacks the offensive glass at every opportunity. He’s becoming more of a threat with the ball in his hands and showed some slashing ability on Saturday. Defensively, Thomas is just as good at protecting the rim. He times shots exceptionally well and climbs the ladder to swat shots even if he’s behind the play or late to react. Thomas recorded 10 points (5-8), 10 rebounds, and two blocks as Howard Pulley ran away with a blowout win.