EYBL: Duke target rundown

Tyus Jones

The third session of Nike's EYBL took place this weekend in Fricso, Texas and the Scout.com team was on hand for all the action. Here's a run down of Duke targets as reported by Evan Daniels and Josh Gershon.

Jahlil Okafor, C, Mac Irvin Fire: Okafor ended up leaving the game early after hurting his knee, but was pretty dominant in the minutes he did play. ICP didn't have much size so once Okafor got the ball in the post, he would quickly go to work, backing in whoever was guarding him, spinning off them and easily putting the ball in. He was also all over the defensive glass. - Josh Gershon

Stanley Johnson, SF, Oakland Soldiers: After having mixed success for much of the game against Jackson Tigers, Johnson decided to go in another direction. About midway through the second half, Johnson started relentlessly attacking the basket pretty much whenever he received the ball and there was no stopping him, as he either scored or got to the line pretty much every time. Johnson did hit a couple shots from outside, but it was his determination to get to the basket that really stood out on Saturday morning. - Josh Gershon

Tyus Jones, PG, Howard Pulley: His teammates weren't giving him a ton of help against E1T1, but Jones still played well in the blowout loss. His vision is always impressive and Saturday afternoon was no different as he was zipping one pinpoint pass after the next down court for assists. He played hard on defense and collected a handful of assists, and was able to score on drives to the basket and pull-up three-pointers. - Josh Gershon

Grayson Allen, SG, E1T1: Allen was firing away on Saturday afternoon and just wasn't missing many shots. The floater was falling and he also hit three-pointers off the bounce and catch. Allen scored from all three levels, also getting to the basket and finishing. Duke is getting a talented shooter and scorer. - Josh Gershon

Trey Lyles, PF, Spiece – In an early morning game, Lyles, a standout at Indianapolis (Ind.) Tech, showed off his scoring moves. At 6-foot-9, Lyles can score in a variety of ways. He likes to face up defenders and shoot, which he's very effective doing, but he also has great footwork on the block and can score over either shoulder. Lyles has great touch around the basket and is playing with a high level of confidence. - Evan Daniels

Jahlil Okafor, C, Mac Irvin Fire – The best post scorer in the 2014 class managed points nearly every single time he caught he ball in the paint. He has great touch with both hands, but he finished a handful of times over his left shoulder and corralled offensive boards that led to stick back points. His combination of size, strength, touch and low post moves are why he's ranked the top player in the 2014 class. - Evan Daniels

Justise Winslow, SF, Houston Hoops – The do-it-all wing out of Houston played with his normal effort and energy Saturday evening. At 6-foot-5, Winslow has a strong body that allows him to play physical. He mixes it up in the paint and is one of the best rebounding wings in the country. He secured 14 boards against the City Rocks, with five coming on the offensive end. He also scored 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting and tossed out four assists. He had a couple of stick backs, but also hit a catch and shoot three and a pull-up from 18-feet. - Evan Daniels

Isaiah Briscoe, SG, NJ Playaz: Briscoe was definitely looking to make plays in transition in this game, as whenever there was a change in possession he was off to the races. He defended well and took steals the other way for easy lay-ups. The jumper wasn't always falling, but he did knock down a floater with the foul. Briscoe is a strong kid who uses his body to finish through contact. - Josh Gershon

Thon Maker, C, Boo Williams: The biggest impact that Maker has on the game right now is on the defensive end and against NJ Playaz on Saturday morning, he wasn't allowing many easy baskets. Maker blocked several shots and was all over the defensive glass. Like most young bigs his offense isn't as advanced as his defense, but his size, athleticism and motor clearly give a lot of hope for his future, - Josh Gershon

De'Aaron Fox, SG/PG, Houston Hoops – Arguably the biggest surprise of the weekend was Fox, a 6-foot-2 guard out of Katy (Tex.) Cypress Lakes. He played on and off the ball for the Hoops and was effective in both roles on Saturday. Fox, who has a wiry frame, made two of four attempts from three and finished 6-for-8 from the field, scoring 14 points and tossing out three assists. For a freshman, Fox is poised, makes good decisions with the ball and can get it going from the floor in a hurry.

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