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EYBL All-Atlanta: Third Team

06/03/2016, 1:30pm EDT
By D1 Circuit Staff

Marcus Santos-Silva | BABC (MA)

Opponent PTS REB AST STL
Phoenix Phamily 22 8 0 1
Expressions Elite 24 5 2 4
Oakland Soldiers 22 11 4 4
The RENS 22 20 2 1
PSA Cardinals 9 17 0 3
AVERAGES: 19.8 12.2 1.6 2.6


Atlanta Statistics (5 games): 19.8 PPG (63 FG%), 12.2 RPG, 2.6 SPG

BABC has once again been one of the teams to beat in the EYBL, and once again they have done so with a underrated roster with an overlooked star. Santos-Silva has been a double-double machine throughout the spring, and he took his game up yet another notch in Atlanta, pushing hard for second team honors due to his team’s success. Santos-Silva is coming off an extremely productive season at Vermont Academy, and his production has only improved during the spring and early summer. The bruising big man has gifted feet and soft hands, and is truly turning into one of the best big men in the EYBL. Santos-Silva will look to the national spotlight in South Augusta.

John Petty | Team Penny (TN)

Opponent PTS FGM FGA REB AST
Alabama Challenge 32 12 15 9 6
MOKAN Elite 22 7 12 2 2
Spiece Indy Heat 8 3 8 4 2
NY Lightning 14 5 9 1 1
STL Eagles 14 5 10 7 0
AVERAGES: 18 6.4 10.8 4.6 2.2

Atlanta Statistics (5 games): 18.0 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 2.2 APG

Team Penny is absolutely loaded with talent from top to bottom, so it should come as no surprise that one of their players should make this list. However, with Petty’s emergence as a legitimate second star alongside All-Session mainstay PJ Washington, Team Penny now has a one-two punch that can compete with all others in this league. Petty was as assertive and efficient as ever on his way to several impressive scoring games, and continued to develop as a great playmaker, which helped get everyone involved for the deepest rotation on the circuit. He saved his best for last so far, delivering 32 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists against the Alabama Challenge.

Troy Brown | LV Prospects (NV)

Opponent PTS FGM FGA REB AST STL
Oakland Soldiers 13 4 13 14 3 1
The RENS 21 7 15 11 7 1
Phoenix Phamily 16 6 22 10 3 1
Team United 30 13 26 14 4 2
RM5 Elite 10 3 10 15 7 2
AVERAGES: 18 6.6 17.2 12.8 4.8 1.4

Atlanta Statistics (5 games): 18.0 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 2.2 APG

Though teammate and good friend Charles O’Bannon put on a scoring clinic in Atlanta, it’s Brown who gets the Third Team nod for his all-around brilliance. Brown’s combination of size and skills make him a unique player even for this league, and he showed off every part of his versatile game in putting his Prospects on his back to win a few games. A point guard who can also score at will and play both forward spots, Brown allows the Prospects to go small and get more shooters on the floor with his ability to handle the rock and bang with the big guys down low.

Trae Young | MOKAN Elite (KS)

Opponent PTS FGM FGA REB AST STL
Team Final 12 4 10 0 11 1
Team Penny 25 3 17 1 3 3
St. Louis Eagles 12 2 13 2 3 2
Elfrid Payton Elite 40 14 21 3 11 3
Playaz Club 23 8 15 5 6 2
AVERAGES: 22.4 6.2 15.2 2.2 6.8 2.2

Atlanta Statistics (5 games): 22.4 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.2 SPG

Not many players would consider making the Third Team a disappointment, but the writers at D1 know the MOKAN point guard well enough to know he is likely seething over his performance and will be hungry to do much better come Peach Jam. That being said, Young was tremendous in Atlanta, continuing to dazzle with his ballhandling and court vision while scoring whenever his buddy Porter, Jr. wasn’t taking command. Young’s hunger for improvement means we can expect even more big-time performances from this floor general at Peach Jam. 

DeAndre Ayton | California Supreme

Opponent PTS FGM FGA REB AST STL BLK
Team Takeover 17 8 16 12 4 0 4
MeanStreets 28 11 19 14 4 1 0
All Ohio Red 18 8 16 8 2 2 2
King James 12 6 7 12 1 3 1
Team CP3 19 8 13 10 3 0 1
AVERAGES: 18.8 8.2 14.2 11.2 2.8 1.2 1.6

Atlanta Statistics (5 games): 18.8 PPG, 11.2 RPG, 2.8 APG, 1.2 STL

Ayton closed out his first and only EYBL season with a great showing in Atlanta, asserting his will in the paint and keeping defenders off guard by mixing in some jumpers from further away from the hoop. One skill Ayton has shown in spades is his ability to find teammates for easy looks, which has made him into one of the most dangerous players in the country with the ball in his hands. On the national stage with a chance to win it all, Ayton will be primed for some huge performances at Peach Jam.

Atlanta Awards

Tag(s): Circuit Board  Media Coverage  Session Awards  Division A  BABC (MA)  MOKAN Elite (KS)  Division C  California Supreme  Las Vegas Prospects (NV)  Team Penny (TN)  Division D