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Highlights and statistics from Nike EYBL Session 3 (Dallas)

The Nike EYBL regular season has officially come to a close, as the third and final session of the event took place this past weekend in Dallas, TX.

Because we are still in the quiet period on the recruiting trail and coaches were barred from attending AAU events outside of brief evaluation periods in late April, along with various times in June and July, this past weekend was used for pure competitive purposes.

And we sure got a lot of it, specifically when it comes to some of the top Kentucky targets on the circuit.

Among them? 2020 five-star targets BJ Boston, Sharife Cooper, Cade Cunningham, Jalen Johnson, Isaiah Todd, Scottie Barnes, N’Faly Dante, and Cliff Omoruyi along with 2021 standouts Jonathan Kuminga and Terrence Clarke, among others.

At the top of the list were AOT teammates Cooper and Boston, who continued to prove they are one of the most talented backcourts in the nation, regardless of circuit.

In five games this weekend, Cooper averaged 21.4 points, 7.6 assists, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per contest.

Boston, on the other hand, put up a ridiculous 27.6 points per game to go with 5.2 assists, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.0 steals.

Here are both of their highlights throughout the weekend:

Cade Cunningham is currently making a push for the No. 1 spot in the class of 2020, and he proved it yet again this weekend.

His four-game totals are absolutely ridiculous:

  • 35 PTS (11-17 FG), 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
  • 34 PTS (15-17 FT), 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks
  •  24 PTS (9-13 FG), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals
  • 35 PTS (11-17 FG), 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals

Here are just a few of his highlights:

And this ferocious poster:

As for Jalen Johnson, who called Kentucky his “dream school” several weeks back, the consensus top-three prospect was on triple-double watch a few times throughout the weekend.

Here are his box score numbers over five games in three days:

  • 24 PTS (11-17 FG), 9 REB, 4 AST
  • 20 PTS, 8 REB, 8 AST
  • 16 PTS (6-9 FG), 12 REB, 3 AST, 2 BLK
  • 18 PTS, 13 REB, 5 AST, 3 STL, 2 BLK
  • 18 PTS, 8 REB, 8 AST, 3 STL

He also managed to put major Kentucky target Isaiah Todd on a poster of his own on Friday evening:

Speaking of Todd and his Nightrydas teammate Scottie Barnes, they matched up with Johnson in one of the most highly-anticipated matchups of the weekend.

You can find highlights of that game here:

 

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Here are Todd’s numbers:

  • 24 PTS (11-15 FG), 4 REB
  • 28 PTS (12-20 FG), 12 REB, 4 AST, 3 STL
  • 12 PTS (5-7 FG), 7 REB, 4 AST
  • 16 PTS (7-12 FG), 4 REB, 2 BLK
  • 19 PTS, 7 REB, 3 BLK

And Barnes, who had his best AAU weekend of the year, by far:

  • 23 PTS, 12 REB, 9 AST, 2 BLK
  • 14 PTS, 9 REB, 8 AST, 2 BLK
  • 28 PTS (11-18 FG), 5 REB, 4 AST
  • 23 PTS (11-16 FG), 11 REB, 11 AST, 2 BLK
  •  32 PTS (14-17 FT), 8 REB, 6 AST

N’Faly Dante, who is considered a potential 2019 reclassification candidate, followed up his MVP honors from Indianapolis two weeks ago with another impressive showing.

Over four games, he had near-double-doubles in every outing:

  • 21 PTS (10-13 FG), 9 REB, 3 BLK
  • 21 PTS (7-10 FG), 11 REB, 3 AST, 3 BLK
  • 12 PTS (6-7 FG), 8 REB
  • 18 PTS (8-9 FG), 9 REB, 3 BLK

2020 four-star center Cliff Omoruyi finished with two double-doubles on the weekend for his New York Lightning squad:

  • 14 PTS (6-11 FG), 9 REB
  • 16 PTS, 5 REB, 2 BLK, 2 STL
  • 12 PTS, 17 REB, 5 BLK, 2 AST
  • 20 PTS (8-10 FG), 3 REB, 2 AST
  • 11 PTS, 12 REB

You can see why Kentucky offered him back in April in some of his highlights below:

2021 five-star prospect Jonathan Kuminga had one of the best single-game performances of the weekend, where he dropped 43 points against Cade Cunningham’s Texas Titans.

And his four-game statistics:

  • 43 PTS (17-24 FG), 7 REB, 3 AST
  • 22 PTS (8-12 FG)
  • 11 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST
  • 18 PTS, 9 REB, 7 AST

To close out the Kentucky targets, 2021 five-star Terrence Clarke also put up solid numbers throughout the weekend.

In five games, the 6-foot-6 shooting guard averaged 16.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per contest.

Here are his per-game totals:

  • 18 PTS, 14 REB, 6 AST
  • 15 PTS, 5 AST, 3 REB
  • 25 PTS (10-18 FG), 8 REB, 7 AST, 4 STL
  • 13 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST
  • 12 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST

Recruiting insider Evan Daniels said that Clarke’s jump shot mechanics have improved and he has developed into an elite scorer:

Peach Jam is set for July 10-14, where KSR will be there to interview all of UK’s top targets and catch you up on everything you need to know about their respective recruitments.

Go Cats.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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1 Comment for Highlights and statistics from Nike EYBL Session 3 (Dallas)



  1. runningunnin.454
    11:54 am May 27, 2019 Permalink

    Who were the defensive players of the games, lol.