HEA had a combined 8 total Elite Week alumni participate in the Nike EYBL Session 2 and Boo Williams Invitational 16U Nike qualifier event that took place this past weekend in Hampton, VA.
Check out how each of our alumni did on the weekend.
Terance Mann – 6’5″, Guard, BABC – Mann saw an increased roles this weekend with the absence of Curtis Cobb, and took complete advantage of the extra minutes. Mann earned 2 starts against the Arkansas Wings and Jackson tigers, and in 5 games scored 8, 17, 7, 4, and 8 respectively. On the season, Mann is averaging 8 points per game, which is good for fourth on the team, to go along with 4.5 rebounds, and 2 assists per game.
Bruce Brown – 6’4″, Guard, BABC – Brown also saw an increased role this weekend, earning significant minutes in 3 out of the 5 contest. Brown had his best overall game of his EYBL career against the Arkansas Wings. In that contest Brown played 19 minutes, finishing with 6 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and a blocked shot. Brown also scored 6 points in BABC’s lone defeat of the EYBL season in a 66-68 contest against Spiece Indy Heat.
Chris Baldwin – 6’7″, Forward, Expressions Elite – Baldwin and the Expressions Elite 17U team went 5-0 on the weekend, and are now 9-0 in EYBL action. The Former Elite Week MVP got his first taste of EYBL action due to the absence of forward Alec Brennan. Baldwin saw limited playing time in 2 contest, scoring his first bucket in Expression Elite’s final game of Session #2 against Athletes First. Baldwin split time with the 17U and 16U teams throughout the weekend.
Tyonne Malone – 6’4″, Guard, Expressions Elite – Malone and the 16U Expressions Elite squad traveld to Hampton, VA to take part in the Boo Williams Invitational, which runs in conjunction with Nike EYBL Session #2. This event is a Nike 16U qualifier for teams to compete in the Peach Jam in July. Malone and company went 1-2 over the weekend, earning a win on day 2 of the competition verses The Family. Malone is a vital part of the 16U’s success, and is always a threat to slash to the hoop or finish on the break.
Aaron McLean – 6’6″, Forward, Expressions Elite – McLean’s return to the Expressions Elite program, gives them a legitimate workhorse on the 16U level. McLean brings the same toughness he displays on the gridiron to the hardwood, and as a result is an extremely valuable contributor to his squad.
Justin Stewart – 5’10”, Guard, Expressions Elite – Stewart recently returned from injury to help contributed to the 16U’s strong showing down in VA. Look for the floor general to continue to work his way back to game speed as he progresses through the spring and summer.
Chandler Jones – 6’3″, Guard, Expressions Elite – Jones and the 15U squad went 0-3 over in VA, including a 1 point loss to CIA Bounce. Look for Jones and company to grow from this experience, and for Jones to continue to improve his play on both ends of the floor.
Jake Midura – 6’2″, Guard, Expressions Elite – Midura also ran with the Expressions Elite 15U squad, providing a guard who can really get it going from 3 point range. Midura and Jones are key contributors to what is a very talented freshmen team.Nike EYBL Session #2 – BABC Results Game #1: BABC 66, Spiece Indy Heat 68 Game #2: BABC 65, Arkansas Wings 44 Game #3: BABC 53, Athletes First 51 Game #4: BABC 67, Jackson Tigers 57 Game #5: BABC 56, Baltimore Elite 48 Nike EYBL Session #2 – Expressions Elite Results Game #1: Expressions Elite 80, Baltimore Elite 57 Game #2: Expressions Elite 81, Jackson Tigers 74 Game #3: Expressions Elite 67, Alabama Challenge 54 Game #4: Expressions Elite 76, Cali Supreme 58 Game #5: Expressions Elite 71, Athletes First 66