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NIKE EYBL All-Dallas: First Team

By D1 Circuit Staff, 04/25/18, 9:45PM EDT


Posh Alexander | NY Lightning (NYC)

EYBL Dallas Stats: ​​​​​​16.5 PPG, 67.6 FG%, 6.0 APG, 2.8 RPG, 2.2 SPG
Team Record: 4-0

Posh Alexander led the New York Lightning to the upset of the session in their 2018 debut, a blistering 97-88 win over league-favorite Bluff City Legends. Alexander and company didn't let up after, racking up three more wins while scoring 86 points a game. Alexander did a terrific job of being a leader; he got his teammates involved, didn't force his own offense and was extremely efficient when he did shoot (67.6 FG%). The New York Lightning will be highly-ranked heading into Indianapolis, and we look forward to watch how Alexander responds to having a target on his back.

Cole Anthony | PSA Cardinals (NY)

EYBL Dallas Stats: ​​​​​​Cole Anthony: 27.8 PPG, 56.7 3PT%, 7.8 RPG, 3.5 APG, 1.5 SPG
Team Record: 2-2

Cole Anthony was sensational during session one. His 27.8 point per game average is tied for league best, and included in his offensive display was a much-improved jumpshot. Anthony willed the PSA Cardinals to a season-opening win over Brad Beal Elite (MO), dropping 35 points en route to Dallas Offensive Player of the Session honors. The scary part? Anthony is likely to get even better, as the Cardinals were tested by an extremely tough schedule in session one (MOKAN, BBE, Bluff City).

Isaac Okoro | AOT Running Rebels (GA)

EYBL Dallas Stats: ​​​​​18.2 PPG, 59.1 FG%, 6.8 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.0 BPG
Team Record: 3-1

Isaac Okoro was huge for AOT during their 17U EYBL program debut, coming up clutch down the stretch in a narrow rivalry win over the Georgia Stars. The 6-foot-5 Okoro was efficient (59.1 FG%) and active (6.8 RPG), and as usual, was a freight-train in transition. He was also rock-solid defensively in Dallas, showcasing the ability to defend multiple positions. While his jumpshot is a work in progress, there really isn't much else that Okoro can't do on the court at a high rate, and that should result in a lot more wins as the Rebels continue their inaugural season.

Jaden McDaniels | Seattle Rotary (WA)

EYBL Dallas Stats: 19.8 PPG 57.7 FG%, 8.2 RPG
Team Record: 3-1

Jaden McDaniels was tremendous for Rotary at EYBL Dallas, displaying a highly-skilled offensive arsenal in their four games. Rotary left Dallas with a 3-1 record, a session that saw McDaniels appear dominant at times. McDaniels did a great job of defending without getting in foul trouble, and Rotary will need more of that moving forward, as they can't afford to have their big man on the bench. Seattle Rotary is looking for their first trip to Peach Jam, and if McDaniels stays healthy, the drought should end.

N'Faly Dante | MOKAN Elite (KS)

EYBL Dallas Stats: N’Faly Dante: 18.5 PPG, 72.7% FG, 9.5 RPG, 2.0 BPG
Team Record: 3-1

N'Faly Dante was a man amongst boys at EYBL Dallas, asserting his dominance in all four contests. Heading into the season, we knew that Dante would anchor one of the league's best defense. What wasn't realized was his improved offensive ability. Dante averaged 18.5 points while shooting 72.7 percent from the floor, showcasing the ability to finish anything around the rim. MOKAN Elite will be highly-ranked in the initial EYBL Power Rankings, and should Dante remain healthy, they'll almost always have the best big man on the court.

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