EYBL ATL Saturday: Marvin Bagley goes off plus recruiting notes and news
EMERSON, Ga. -- The top-ranked prospect in the 2018 Rivals150, power forward Marvin Bagley III came up short in the win column but put together some impressive individual performances. More on Bagley with news and recruiting notes on several other Saturday standouts.
His day: Bagley's team the Nike Phamily is still winless in the EYBL and you would love to see the best player in the country winning games. But, what else can Bagley possibly be expected to do. In two Saturday games he went for 60 points, 42 rebounds and seven blocks while making 22-29 field goal attempts. He's as elite as they come and a potentially special prospect.
His day: In a heartbreaking loss on a freak buzzer beater, Carey was a monster on the interior. He's big and strong and finished with either hand while going for 27 points and four rebounds.
His day: For his Boo Williams summer team, Johnson operates as sort of a hybrid inside/out guy. His specialty is scoring from the mid level and he was also on the glass and playing with toughness.
His day: Cockburn didn't get a chance to score big in an evening game, but he was strong on the glass. He has to be one of the strongest big men in the EYBL and is a throwback to the time of rugged, enforcer types at the center.
His day: A smooth shooting guard who was feeling it from deep, nothing gets Porter too sped up. He's added some serious strength in the last year and can now play with physicality when needed.
His recruitment: Porter is a guy that new Washington head coach Mike Hopkins has to find a way to beat others out for. He's the best player in Seattle, a place where the Huskies have been tough to beat in the past. Oregon and UCLA could provide stiff competition.
His day: It wasn't a huge offensive outing for Muhammad as he helped the New York Rens defeat All Ohio, but his defensive effort was special. At times, opposing guards could barely get the ball past half court with him locked in and pressuring them. He guarded multiple positions and is as good a perimeter defender as there is in 2018.
His recruitment: He's a priority for programs like Rutgers, St. John's, UConn, Seton Hall and Cincinnati.
His day: In early April we saw Stewart at The Warmup and he looked like a guy that could see his recruitment take off. He's a pure scorer with size, good athleticism and a solid jump shot.
His day: Pound for pound there are few tougher competitors or better communicators at the point guard spot. Brown was on top of everything his team did or needed to do in a comeback win. He hit on some tough drives and key jumpers while scoring 20 points.
His recruitment: Brown was recently offered by Oklahoma State. Boston College, DePaul, Rutgers, Boston, George Washington, William & Mary and others have offered previously.
His day: It's hard to believe that Harmon is playing his second season on the 17U level of the EYBL and he won't even begin high school until the Fall. Harmon knocked down some timely shots and is clever competitor who is very similar to former high school scoring machine Tweety Carter.