EYBL Louisville: 17U Standouts, Pt. II
LOUISVILLE—Throughout the remainder of the week, I’ll be going through my notes and discussing some of the standout players from the EYBL session in Louisville this past weekend. On Wednesday, I took a first glance at the 17U division. Today, I’m delving a little deeper into things with some more from the top players that I saw.
It’s impossible to miss Bradshaw. The 7-footer not only has the look, but he also has the game to back it up. In all facets of the game, he produced for the Scholars.
Primarily, Bradshaw is a high-level rim protector with his size and length. He routinely swatted or deterred shots. Bradshaw is a great target around the basket for his teammates to find. Often, DJ Wagner or Mackenzie Mgbako dumped the ball off to Bradshaw and let the big fella go to work. It may go without saying, but the 7-foot-tall guy with great length is also a pretty good rebounder.
As is the case with his teammate DJ Wagner, Kentucky and Louisville are in the mix for Bradshaw, but the G League, UCLA, Oklahoma State, Michigan and Maryland are also on his final list of suitors.
Dillingham is one of the best point guards in the 2023 class, and he played like it in Louisville over the weekend. An elite scorer, Dillingham was one of the best in that regard for CP3. He averaged over 20 points per game and shot the ball well from 3-point range. Shifty, Dillingham is tremendous as making his way downhill and attacking the basket.
After decommitting from NC State, Kentucky seems to be one of the favorites in terms of Dillingham’s recruitment.
The freshly committed future Rutgers SF was one of the best, most dangerous shooters in the gym. At 6-foot-7, he has good size out on the perimeter and can get his shot off quickly over smaller defenders.
He’s a floor-spacer that opens things up for everyone else on the floor. Driving lanes look like super highways when Griffiths and his teammate Matas Buzelis are on opposite wings waiting to catch and shoot.
When he gets to Rutgers, he’ll be able to make an immediate impact because of his shooting prowess and ability to hit tough, timely shots.
Yates made waves over the weekend because of his offensive consistency. The Livon-Fleur De Lis shooting guard averaged over 20 points per game and led them to a 4-1 record.
While he’s primarily known for his shooting, Yates showed that he can still impact the game via scoring or otherwise when his 3-point shot isn’t falling as it normally would. He did a great job when it came to using his physicality on drives to the basket and when rebounding. Oh, and he also shot the ball well for much of the weekend, but that likely goes without saying for those that know Yates well.
For the most part, Yates’ recruitment is up in the air. He has a long list of suitors from all over the country. The SEC is hard after Yates with Arkansas, Auburn, LSU having extended offers. Baylor, Gonzaga, Stanford and Washington are also on his list.
Of all of the wings in Louisville over the weekend, it’s hard to come up with many names that are as physically imposing, mature as Kaleb Glenn. The Louisville commit looked dominant at times. His aggression around the rim is notable. He’s a rebounding force, and he looks to dunk everything within reach.
Glenn has a college-ready body with the toughness and mindset to make an immediate impact for the Cardinals. He’s also skilled enough to be a threat from the perimeter as a playmaker and shooter.
Over the weekend, he was a consistent contributor for Indy Heat. Glenn averaged 13.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.