Recruiting Roundup: EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam

  • 07/24/2012 8:37 am in

The final Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) event of the year took place last week at the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, South Carolina as 24 of Nike’s top travel teams competed in the EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam.

Here’s a look at how Stanford Robinson, Trey Lyles and several of IU’s recruiting targets performed statistically at Nike’s premier event of the summer:

· Trey Lyles, Spiece Indy Heat: 12.2 points (42.6% shooting), 8.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.6 blocks in 25.2 minutes per game.

Notes: It wasn’t a particularly great showing statistically for Lyles as he shot an uncharacteristically low percentage from the field. Perhaps it was just an off weekend or perhaps his rigorous travel schedule this spring and summer finally caught up with him. His most efficient game of the event was a 20-point, eight rebound effort in Spiece Indy Heat’s 70-59 win over Boo Williams.

· Trevon Bluiett, Spiece Indy Heat: 10.4 points (40.9% shooting), 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists in 23.6 minutes per game.

Notes: Bluiett also struggled shooting the ball in North Augusta, but he did finish the event on a high note individually as he scored a team-high 19 points (7-of-12 from the field) in a 89-77 loss to Team Final.

· Jaquan Lyle, Spiece Indy Heat: 8.6 points (60.9% shooting), 3.2 assists, 1.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals in 23.4 minutes per game.

Notes: It was a tough weekend for Spiece Indy Heat as they finished 1-4 and failed to advance out of pool play, but overall Lyle shot the ball very well and did a solid job of limiting his turnovers (a total of 10 in five games).

· Marcus Lee, California Supreme: 9.4 points (69.0% shooting), 6.6 rebounds, 2.6 blocks in 23.4 minutes per game.

Notes: Lee’s offensive game seems to be very much a work in progress as he attempted just 5.8 shots per game, but he was among the event leaders in both field goal percentage and blocked shots.

· BeeJay Anya, Team Takevover: 8.2 points (57.7% shooting), 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 blocks in 16.8 minutes per game.

Notes: Anya’s minutes were limited by foul trouble in a loss to E1T1 and a win over Baltimore Elite and his overall numbers suffered as a result.

· Stanford Robinson, Team Takeover: 16.2 points (58.5% shooting), 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists in 20.8 minutes per game.

Notes: Robinson’s national profile continues to rise as he made a living getting to the foul line in North Augusta. The IU commit shot an average of 8.6 free throws per game and posted two games with 20 or more points.

· Tyus Jones, Howard Pulley: 25.8 points (63.3% shooting), 6.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds in 31.0 minutes per game.

Notes: The top point guard nationally in the class of 2014, Jones proved why as he led Howard Pulley into the quarterfinals where they lost to the eventual champion Oakland Soldiers.

· Kennedy Meeks, Team United (pictured): 12.0 points (55.6 shooting), 8.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 blocks in 26.7 minutes per game.

Notes: Meeks was among the top rebounders in the event and helped lead Team United to the quarterfinals. In a 64-61 over Spiece Indy Heat, Meeks scored 13 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, dished out four assists and had three blocked shots.

· Paul White, Meanstreets: 6.8 points (50.0% shooting), 4.0 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game.

Notes: White had a limited role playing up a year with Meanstreets, but he did post an 11-point, four rebound effort in a 60-57 win over E1T1.

· Theo Pinson, CP3: 16.4 points (49.4% shooting), 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals in 26.5 minutes per game.

Notes: The strong play of Pinson carried the CP3 All-Stars all the way to the semifinals, where they fell 55-53 to the eventual champion Oakland Soldiers. He scored in double figures in six of his team’s seven games and had 23 points in a 75-71 win over California Supreme.

· Semi Ojeleye, MoKan Elite: 17.6 points (45.9% shooting), 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists in 26.6 minutes per game.

Notes: MoKan went from one of the final teams to qualify for the Peach Jam to one of the final four standing and Ojeleye was a big factor in their run. He posted a pair of double-doubles and scored in double figures in all seven games. In a quarterfinal win over The Family, Ojeleye went for 33 points, eight rebounds and two assists.

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  • chumhoosier

    I want Semi waaaay more than I want Anya. Solid numbers everytime I see them. I dont care if he is at a position we dont need that much help at. Dude can play.

  • Kris

    Stanford Robinson is going to be a stud … and he’s going to be in Candy Stripes. What a steal by Crean with some help from Kenny Johnson!

  • fozzydog

    Jaquan Lyle has been eat’n some cheeburgers

  • foxtown

    Hahah you beat me to it.

  • Good catch. Had JaQuan in there originally and switched to Meeks.

  • Also really want Semi and right now I think Meeks > Anya. Better rebounder better offensively. Both are long and block shots, but right now I think Meeks is better.

  • iufan4life10

    Tyus Jones also was credited for having 6.5 assists, 3.7 assists. I’m assuming the 3.7 was rebounds and not assists.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Based on these stats, I’d say Stanford Robinson had one on of the premier performances of the weekend. He was INCREDIBLY efficient, Nearly 60 percent from the floor, and seemed to contribute in all areas. In fact, though I sit here drooling over Tyus Jones’s stats, if you prorate Stan’s numbers to match Jones’s, you get 24.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, and 2.7 apg. Those numbers don’t quite measure up to Tyus, but if that wasn’t a top 10 performance at this event I don’t know what is. I have a feeling he’ll be borderline top 30 by the time he graduates.

  • marcusgresham

    When I see stats like Lee’s 9.4 ppg at 69% shooting and Anya’s 8.2/57.7%, I get the impression that a lot of the talk of how they should be scoring more should kind of be thrown out the window, because those shooting percentages show me that they should probably be getting the ball quite a bit more than they are. My guess is that it’s more a result of guard-oriented, less-than-structured offenses than lackadaisical play by the big guys.

    You’ve said Robinson is living at the line, but how does he shoot when he gets there?

    Ojeleye is listed as a wing, and at 6’6″ that sounds right, but to me he looks kind of thick. Is he just overpowering guys?

  • SCHoosier

    U are probably right..but Tyus is one of the better ball handlers I have ever seen at that age..and his floater going to the outrageous.

  • Kelin Blab

    I think Semi is overpowering guys as well. He is built like a power forward

  • FreeAgentID

    Come to the Hoosiers you all!

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall


  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    He is on a mission

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    He is on a mission

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I keep going back and forth, but my gut says Anya over Semi everytime…

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall


  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Can’t wait for him to be a Hoosier. Marshall Strickland 2.0 but more like 5.0

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall


  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Underrated at this point too

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Underrated at this point too

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Anya son

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I wonder about Beejay’s stamina and if that is a reason for less than normal minutes as well…