HoopSeen Roundtable: Most entertaining ballplayer from Session four of the Nike EYBL
It doesn’t get much better than sitting down for several hours and getting a glimpse of the some of the very best prospects nationwide that the Nike EYBL presents. This past weekend in Suwanee, the entire HoopSeen team was on hand in taking all of the action in that the fourth session of the circuit showcased. We asked each member of our staff as to who was the most entertaining prospect they watched during their four days spent under the roof that is the Suwanee Sports Academy.
The most entertaining player of the weekend had to be Southern Stampede guard Collin Sexton. No matter who he plays, where he plays, or what he is faced with he just continues to get buckets and score the ball at a high level. That scoring ability plus his demeanor on the floor and tendency to come up big in the clutch makes for a fun guy to watch. He was probably the most talked about player of the weekend. –Carter Wilson
Sylvain Francisco isn’t necessarily a household national name on the basketball radar, but, man, this guy is fun to watch. The 6-foot French import is a fiery combo guard that is a blur on the court. He plays with a constant motor and is everywhere on the floor. His speed, quickness, and defensive intensity is a treat to watch on the floor. Paired with plenty of talented prospects on the E1T1 squad, Francisco sets the tone for his team and brings excitement to the game. If you like guards that are seemingly everywhere and get after it, Francisco is your guy. Getcha popcorn ready. –Garrett Tucker
Marvin Bagley. Hands down. Wendell Carter was great. DeAndre Ayton was great. Michael Porter and Trae Young were great. The stars were all great. But from game to game and stage to stage, the nation's top dog in the class of 2018 was the guy I kept migrating towards. He was as sure thing of a producer there was in the building and played like a young Michael Beasley. For the record, Beasley was our No. 1 player in the country for the class of 2007 when I was at Rivals.com. Like Beasley, Bagley is a beast on the boards, uniquely efficient around the cup and has an explosion to his game that is controlled. Every game was a show and Bagley didn't play to the cameras. He played for production and helped his team earn a berth to the Peach Jam in the first year of the program's existence. –Justin Young
Really? How can it not be Chris Lykes? Standing 5-foot-7 on a good day, it doesn’t get much better than watching the Team Takeover guard in action. Displaying scintillating quickness and uber levels of toughness, getting a glimpse of Lykes is worthy of grabbing some buttered popcorn before sitting down. He brings it each time on the floor and against the likes of two elite big men over the weekend in DeAndre Ayton and Brandon McCoy, teammates on the Cal Supreme 17-under squad, the DMV native went right after the twin towers. Giving up nearly a foot and a half, the rising senior repeatedly turned the corner on each of the future NBA Draft prospects and even converted over the trees on killer running bank shots off the glass. There is a reason why such programs as Stanford, Virginia, Miami, and Villanova have made the little guard a priority, hence my selection as the most entertaining ballplayer that I saw this past weekend in Suwanee. –Corey Evans