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NIKE EYBL All-Indianapolis: First Team

By D1 Circuit Staff, 05/02/18, 9:15PM EDT


Tyrese Maxey

Team: Houston Hoops (TX)
Record: 4-0 (6-2 overall)

EYBL Indy stats: 25.0 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.5 APG, 2.3 SPG

Tyrese Maxey joined Houston Hoops for session two, putting together a four-game performance good enough for MVP runner-up. Maxey was dynamic in all four games, hitting a game-winner at the buzzer over the Nike Phamily and dropping the Indy Performance of the Session (39 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST) in an overtime win over AOT. Maxey is a legitimate MVP candidate, and he should continue to put up eye-popping numbers as the season carries on.

Cole Anthony

Team: PSA Cardinals (NY)
Record: 3-1 (5-3 overall)

EYBL Indy stats: 20.3 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 3.8 APG, 1.8 SPG

Cole Anthony lands on First Team for the second consecutive session, fresh off earning Offensive Player of the Session honors. This session included a lot of scoring for Anthony, but also showcased his improving rebounding ability (8.5 RPG). PSA won three games behind Anthony in Indy, and if they can continue their winning ways, Anthony will become the leader in the clubhouse for the regular season MVP award.

Sharife Cooper

Team: AOT Running Rebels (GA)
Record: 3-1 (6-2 overall)

EYBL Indy stats: 22.5 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 7.8 APG

Sharife Cooper earned Offensive Player of the Session honors, guiding AOT to three big wins in the process. Cooper is one of the best underclassmen in the country, and he's producing at a rate that's rarely seen in the EYBL by a sophomore guard. The AOT floor general was on point in Indy, averaging 22.5 points and 7.3 assists per game. Cooper accounted for roughly 47 percent of AOT's total offense in session two, while producing a 2.8 assist-to-turnover ratio. Cooper is a contender for all-EYBL honors, and has the keys to a very talented AOT car.

Keion Brooks Jr

Team: Indy Heat (IN)
Record: 4-0 (6-2 overall)

EYBL Indy stats: 23.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.3 BPG, 2.3 APG

Keion Brooks was simply sensational while defending home turf for the Indy Heat. The 6-foot-8 EYBL veteran showcased a versatile floor-game en route to four-game session averages of 23 points and seven rebounds. Brooks' presence on the floor makes his teammates better, and he's done a terrific job leading through eight games. He's also improved notably on defense, and has been asked to guard the opposition's best frontcourt option. Also worth nothing, Brooks is a pleasure to watch. The junior had a few crowd-pleasing dunks and is constantly operating in 'kill' mode. 

James Wiseman

Team: Bluff City Legends (TN)
Record: 3-1 (5-3 overall)

EYBL Indy stats: 19.8 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 1.5 BPG

James Wiseman was a problem in Indianapolis, and he showed exactly why he is regarded as one of the top high school players in the world. Wiseman helped Bluff City to a 3-1 record in Indy, and at times the 7-foot big man appeared completely dominant. He faces constant double-teams in the EYBL, an issue that both limits his production, while also making it that much more impressive. The best part of the weekend for Wiseman was that he avoided foul trouble. If he can continue this trend, expect Wiseman to be a staple on this team moving forward.

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