EYBL Friday: Top 35 Jaylen Hoard breaks out plus recruiting notes
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- After moving from France for his junior season, 2018 Rivals150 prospect Jaylen Hoard is starting to hit his stride. Hoard was one of several Friday night standouts who we check in on for their performance and recruiting notes.
His night: Hoard became a big name based on his play with the French National team last summer. After moving to the States for his junior season, he's gone through some growing pains. Friday night he put it together and looked like a matchup problem four man with big time athleticism and driving ability.
His night: Picking which player from North Carolina to rank the highest in the next 2018 rankings is going to be tough and White is making it harder. He's a flat out scoring machine off the dribble who can make shots and is tough around the rim. He finished with 28 points and three assists.
Recruitment: Committed to North Carolina.
His night: Playing on Team CP3's 16U squad, Moore showed improved touch and expanded ball skills. He handled the ball more than we've ever seen him do in the past and made good decisions. Physically, he's a strong kid with sharp shoulders who is built similar to a young Rashad McCants.
Recruitment: Offers from North Carolina, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Georgia, NC State, Florida and others. Moore says that he is open to leaving home, but smart money says he will end up a local battle.
His night: Mann backed up our decision to include him in the 2019 Rivals150 and he looks like a guy who could move up. He is creative off the dribble, sneaky athletic and has feel for the game.
His night: Watford was efficient for Nike Team Florida and his skill is evident. He's not quite as good off the dribble as Jayson Tatum was, but he has similar size and a similar skill based inside and out game.
His night: King has really settled in with Team Final and showed off his versatile game. He's long, can attack some off the dribble and can defend multiple positions. Because teammate Cameron Reddish has been so dominant, King hasn't gotten the coverage his game warrants this spring but that will change.
His night: Keep an eye on Turner because his upside is huge. He is a big and mobile wing with length who will develop into a high end athlete with the ability to score.
His night: One of the better looking scoring guards we've seen from the class of 2020, Mark got buckets off the dribble. The southpaw has an ideal basketball body, plus athleticism and he's not afraid to look for his offense.
Recruitment: TCU and Texas A&M have already offered.
His night: Thomas was another freshman guard that caught our eye while watching some 16U action. The Boo Williams combo guard showed a smooth pull-up jumper, ability to create for himself and others off the dribble and big upside.
Recruitment: Creighton, Hampton and Old Dominion have already offered.
His night: Playing in a 15U game for the Las Vegas Prospects, Cottrell stood out quickly for his size, ability to move with fluidity and his touch. He'll have the chance to be a pick and pop guy eventually and looks like the next big thing out of prospect factory Bishop Gorman.