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14 NIKE EYBL alumni set to participate in 2018 NCAA Championship

By D1 Circuit Staff, 04/02/18, 4:00PM EDT

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The 2018 National Championship game is upon us, and there is more NIKE EYBL alumni flavor than ever.

A total of 14 alumni are set to compete in the National Championship, eight from Villanova and six from Michigan.

Team Final (PA) leads the way with a whopping five alumni in the national championship. All Ohio Red (OH), Mac Irvin Fire (IL) and MeanStreets (IL) each have two.

The 14 combined EYBL alumni account for 76% of the scoring, 67% of the rebounding and 81% of the assists between the two squads.

(scroll down for complete list & statistical breakdown)

Team Name Position Height Year Hometown EYBL Team
Villanova Jermaine Samuels F 6-5 FR Franklin, MA Expressions Elite (MA)
Villanova Omari Spellman F 6-9 FR North Royalton, OH PSA Cardinals (NY)
Villanova Donte DiVincenzo G 6-5 SO Wilmington, DE Team Final (PA)
Villanova Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree F 6-9 FR Philadelphia, PA Team Final (PA)
Villanova Mikal Bridges G 6-6 JR Malvern, PA Team Final (PA)
Villanova Dylan Painter F 6-9 SO Hershey, PA Team Final (PA)
Villanova Phil Booth G 6-3 JR Baltimore, MD Team Takeover (DC)
Villanova Jalen Brunson G 6-3 JR Lincolnshire, IL Mac Irvin Fire (IL)
Michigan Ibi Watson G 6-5 SO Pickerington, OH All Ohio Red (OH)
Michigan Zavier Simpson G 6-0 SO Lima, OH King James (OH)
Michigan Jordan Poole G 6-4 FR Milwaukee, WI Mac Irvin Fire (IL)
Michigan Charles Matthews G 6-6 JR Chicago, IL MeanStreets (IL)
Michigan Isaiah Livers F 6-7 FR Kalamazoo, MI MeanStreets (IL)
Michigan Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman G 6-4 SR Allentown, PA Team Final (PA)
Michigan Jaaron Simmons G 6-1 SR Dayton, OH All Ohio Red (OH)

Villanova

Name PPG RPG APG
Jalen Brunson 19.2 3.1 4.6
Mikal Bridges 17.8 5.4 1.9
Donte Divincenzo 12.9 4.7 3.5
Omari Spellman 10.8 7.8 0.8
Phil Booth 10.3 3.2 2.9
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree 3.3 2.5 0.1
Jermaine Samuels 1.2 1.3 0.3
EYBL Average 75.5 28 14.1
Team Average 87 36 17
Production from EYBL alumni 87% 78% 83%

Michigan

Name PPG RPG APG
Charles Matthews 13 5.6 2.5
Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman 12.8 3.9 3.3
Zavier Simpson 7.5 3.3 3.7
Jordan Poole 6 1.4 0.6
Jordan Livers 3.6 2.3 0.4
Ibi Watson 2.3 0.8 0.3
Jaaron Simmons 1.5 0.7 1.1
EYBL Average 46.7 18 11.9
Team Average 74 33 15
Production from EYBL alumni 63% 55% 79%

Combined Production

PPG RPG APG
EYBL Alumni Production 122.2 46.0 26.0
Total Team Production 161 69.0 32.0
Total 76% 67% 81%