Wright's Basketball Scouting Report Nor Cal Players. The EYBL In Texas.
My memorial day Weekend was spent at the EYBL in Dallas Texas evaluating
in the highly competitive 3rd Session. There was a good number of teams trying to clinch a spot for the Peach Jam Tournament held July 10-14. The Oakland Soldiers and Team Why Not with players from Nor Cal needed to win games this weekend to improve their chances. The Soldiers went 2-3, while Team Why Not helped themselves by going 4-1. I watched a lot of high level basketball this weekend. I scheduled my time to be in the gym when these two teams played.
Team Why Not roster consists of players mostly from So Cal, but they do have two players from Nor Cal. Nimari Burnett a 6'3 guard originally from Chicago, IL who plays for Prolific Prep somewhere in the Napa area and Devan Sapp a 6'4 guard from Archbishop Mitty in San Jose Ca.
Nimari is the real deal. In 5 games played he averaged 30 minutes of playing time and 21 points a game. He has a big time understanding of what the game is all about. His durability impressed me the most. To put out that kind of effort in 5 games at this level makes him an elite prospect. Devan Sapp a 6'4 guard. I have seen this prospect play with his high school team (Mitty). He is an MVP and an All League player. He's capable of knocking down 3-point shots on the catch and he can drive the lane and finish, he handles the ball with limited turnovers. He's fast and physical enough to guard multiple positions. Devan doesn't play heavy minutes with Team Why Not, but he's ready to go when called upon. He's a quality player that fits nicely with this team. He's also going to Peach Jam.
The Oakland Soldiers, have 5 players from Nor Cal on the roster that I saw play. They didn't qualify for Peach Jam this year. One of them is Robbie Beasley a 6'2 guard from Dublin Ca. This prospect started a 2 games and averaged 26 minutes per game with a scoring average of 10 pts and 5 assists per game. His defensive intensity, and ability to knock down shots consistently against elite players will help as his recruitment advances. His game highs were 18 points and 8 assists. Another Soldier prospect who has really put himself in a good spot is Chance McMillan a 6'2 2019 guard who will be attending prep school. Chance competed well at this level averaging 11 points in 23 minutes of playing time per game. He knocked down multiple 3 point shots per game, well behind the three line, and showed a nice ability to get to the rim with a nice hesitation move. Jelani Clark 6'3 guard from Archbishop Riordan in San Francisco. Started a couple of games and averaged 12 minutes per game. His scoring was down but he showed that he can be an effective point guard, who can run an offense, limit turnovers and attack the basket, absorb contact and finish. He has good defensive instincts and a willingness to go all out guarding. Brahjon Thompson 5'11 point guard James Logan HS. Union City Ca. A good all around player gained valuable experience playing at this level. He's got a lot of energy and plays with passion. He will have to build on this experience. Jason Roche 6'5 sharp shooter from St Mary's in Albany California. A sharp shooter that can knock down 3 point shots consistently, also trying to show he's more than just a spot up shooter, made good decisions and played solid defense.
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