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NIKE EYBL Dallas: All-Underclassmen Team

By D1 Circuit Staff, 04/25/18, 3:00PM EDT


Jaden Hardy - Las Vegas Prospects

EYBL Dallas Stats: 20.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.8 SPG, 1.5 APG
Team Record: 2-2
Graduating Class: 2021

Jaden Hardy (247 5-Star) entered the EYBL with quite a bit of hype surrounding his name, and simply put, the young man delivered in a big way. The 6-foot-4 combo guard was electric offensively for the Prospects, assimilating into a talented lineup with relative ease. It didn't take long to realize that Hardy was instant offense for Nevada's EYBL representative. He was dynamic with the ball in his hands, and showcased elite athleticism and strength for a player his age. He passes every eye test the basketball world has to offer, and proved extremely quickly that he's more than ready for 17U play.

Josh Christopher | The Truth (CA)

EYBL Dallas Stats: 24.5 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 4.5 APG, 2.5 SPG
Team Record: 1-3
Graduating Class: 2020

The Truth (CA) sophomore Josh Christopher (247 5-Star) made his EYBL debut in style in Dallas, racking up some mighty impressive averages while part of a short-handed The Truth (CA) rotation. Christopher was part of a three-man group to average 20+ for The Truth, joining (Jaime Jaquez (20.2 PPG) and Jaden Shackelford (27.8 PPG). Christopher is an ultra-aggressive combo guard, showcasing jaw-dropping athleticism within a well-refined offensive skillset. The Truth's up-and-down style-of-play suits Christopher perfectly, and the 6-foot-4 budding superstar should continue to put up some gaudy numbers. 

Moses Moody - Brad Beal Elite (MO)

EYBL Dallas Stats: 15.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG (2-2)
Team Record: 3-1
Graduating Class: 2020

Moses Moody is the only underclassmen on Brad Beal Elite's 17U roster, and he made his presence felt early and often in Dallas. Moody scored the ball efficiently, leading BBE in scoring while relying on his aggressiveness (22-for-25 FT) and perimeter shot (2.2 3PTM/game). Moody is widely-regarded as the top sophomore prospect in the state of Arkansas, and he did nothing to dispel that notion during session one. He should remain a viable scoring option for BBE, but he won't be pressured to be 'the man' on a roster loaded with talent. Moody is a special prospect, and will only get more comfortable as the EYBL season marches on.

Addison Patterson - CIA Bounce (CAN)

EYBL Dallas Stats: 23.5 PPG 51.0 FG%, 6.0 RPG
Team Record: 1-3
Graduating Class: 2020

Addison Patterson was terrific for CIA Bounce during the EYBL's opener in Dallas. The 6-foot-7 playmaker is responsible for the majority of Bounce's scoring, and he held up his end of the bargain, putting up 94 points over a four-game stretch. Patterson's finishing ability is among the league's best. He is both crafty and smooth, while also holding the ability to dunk all over you. CIA Bounce is going to need Patterson to continue his offensive onslaught as the season continues, as Bounce doesn't have many other true scorers on the roster. Expect Patterson to continue his ascendance into one of the top prospects in 2020.

Scott Barnes - Nike Team Florida (FL)

EYBL Dallas Stats: 17.0 PPG, 54.1 FG%, 7.0 RPG, 2.5 APG
Team Record: 3-1
Graduating Class: 2020

Putting it plainly, Scott Barnes was really, really good in Dallas. The 6-foot-8 combo forward plays perfectly alongside superstar junior Vernon Carey. Long and strong, Barnes plays with a nonstop motor, allowing him to make a major impact on the boards. He plays a physical brand of basketball and welcomes contact, a mentality that is desperately needed when competing in the EYBL. Barnes (247 5-star) is a consensus top-five player in the 2020 class for a reason, and he was - and will continue to be - on full display for EYBL fans. 

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