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EYBL Hampton: Saturday's Live Action

By Alec Kinsky, D1 Circuit, 05/16/14, 12:45PM EDT


An in-depth preview of Saturday's live-streamed games

Game 1: 9:30 AM EDT

The Opener:

EYBL Hampton kicks off with a battle of ranked teams in the D1 Power 10. Team Final will put their new No. 1 ranking to the test against fellow east-coast powerhouse and tenth-ranked New York Lightning. This game is a classic matchup of different playing styles - Team Final likes to get up and down the floor, while the Lightning grind you down and beat you on the defensive end. Team Final's point guard Lamarr Kimble will need to be on his game, as it is his duty to slow down Lightning leader Desure Buie. New York will need to find defensive answers for Levan Alston and Syracuse-commit Malachi Richardson. There may not be a more impressive backcourt scoring duo in the entire league.

This game will come down to which team controls the tempo. Averaging 11.8 steals per game, Team Final looks to turn their defense into instant offense. Jessie Govan will have to be on his game in the paint for the Lightning, as Team Final doesn't have anyone on their frontline that can match his size and skill-level. Both programs have a tremendous amount of respect for one another, so this game has all the makings of a classic.

Matchups to Watch:

Team Final G Malachi Richardson vs. NY LIghtning G Dimencio Vaughn

Team Final G Lamarr Kimble vs. NY Lightning G Desure Buie

Team Final F Ahmad Gilbert vs. NY Lightning C Jessie Govan

Game 2: 11:00 AM EDT

Matchups to Watch:

Wings Elite G Malik Monk vs. St. Louis Eagles F Jayson Tatum

Wings Elite G Marlon Hunter Jr. vs. St. Louis Eagles G Quentin Goodin

Wings Elite F Melvin Frazier vs. St. Louis Eagles F Tyler Cook

Game 3: 12:30 PM EDT

Matchups to Watch:

MOKAN Elite G Shake Milton vs. Texas Titans G King McClure

MOKAN Elite G/F Michael Jacobson vs. Texas Titans F DJ Hogg

MOKAN Elite F Juwan Morgan vs. Texas Titans C Tyler Davis

Game 4: 3:30 PM EDT

Matchups to Watch:

Team Penny F Dedric Lawson vs. Spiece Indy Heat C Caleb Swanigan

Team Penny F KJ Lawson vs. Spiece Indy Heat F Deyonta Davis

Team Penny G Kevaughn Allen vs. Spiece Indy Heat G CJ Walker

Game 5: 5:00 PM EDT

Matchups to Watch:

BABC G Terance Mann vs. Playaz G Isaiah Briscoe

BABC G Bruce Brown vs. Playaz G Temple Gibbs

BABC F Jeremy Miller vs. Playaz C Moustapha Diagne

Game 6: 6:30 PM EDT

Matchups to Watch:

California Supreme G Aaron Holiday vs. Mac Irvin Fire G Jalen Brunson

California Supreme G/F Vance Jackson vs. Mac Irvin Fire F Davon Dillard

California Supreme G Devearl Ramsey vs. Mac Irvin Fire G Luwane Pipkins

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