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17U EYBL Standouts from Session 2 in Indiana

Written by Griffin Greenberg

Session 2 of EYBL kicked off over the weekend. The Nike-ran event features many of the top high school basketball recruits in the nation and did not disappoint. Let's take a look at the 17U standouts from Session 2 in Indiana.

Sebastian Mack (Vegas Elite): 24.5 PPG (52.9% FG), 2 SPG, 2.5 RPG

(Photo: Eliza Biglete)

Mack delivered very strong performances in his four outings and caught many eyes, including those of Coach Fred Hoiberg of Nebraska as he picked up an offer from the Cornhuskers. The craft 4-star guard has a high IQ and uses his speed to fly to the hoop and show off his impressive finishing skills. Mack is the #1 player in the state of Nevada (247Sports).

Jaylin Stewart (Seattle Rotary): 25 PPG (58.2% FG), 6.7 RPG, 2 APG, 1.3 SPG

Stewart played great in Session 1 in Orlando and he played even better in Indiana. He's a great all-around player that makes exciting and game-changing plays on the court. Stewart showed his scoring abilities all over the floor this past weekend and can also play multiple positions on the court. While he is the best player in Washington, he's ranked outside of ESPN's top 100 and 81st in the 2023 rankings for 247Sports. Stewart is one of the more underrated players in his class for how good he is.

Isaiah Collier (TSF): 19 PPG (56.6% FG & 45.8% from three), 4 RPG, 7.5 APG, 1.8 SPG

Collier showed why he is the best playmaker in his class. At 6'3" the 5-star dropped 19 PPG and shot exceptionally well at 56.6% from the field and 45.8% from beyond the arc. The Wheeler High PG was able to dish out 7.5 APG while securing 4 RPG and 1.75 SPG. Collier is a player that can not only shoot the rock but shoot it efficiently and far behind the three-point line. In addition, he displays great court vision and passing skills and is a floor general. Collier led TSF to a 3-1 record on the weekend.

Sean Stewart (Florida Rebels): 14.3 PPG (58.7% FG), 10.3 RPG

(Photo: Duke Basketball)

Stewart is the 7th-ranked player in 2023 (ESPN Top 100). He's another player that is one of the best, if not the best, rebounders in EYBL. The Duke commit had a very strong weekend which included a 19-point, 18-rebound game. Stewart can run the break well and sky up to block shots. He also converted many second-chance points with thunderous putback dunks and showed off his ability to play at a fast pace as he led the Rebels to a 3-1 record.

Mouhamed Dioubate (PSA Cardinals): 15.3 PPG (58.1% FG), 7.5 RPG, 1.5 SPG

Dioubate is a hard worker and can do a lot on the court. At 6'7" he possesses great ball-handling skills allowing him to break free to the hoop where he uses his great post moves to finish around defenders. He also isn't afraid to go right at defenders and is a very strong rebounder. The tough 4-star led the PSA Cardinals to a 4-0 record on the weekend.

Tobe Awaka (NH Lightning): 12.8 PPG (55.3% FG), 13.8 RPG (6.3 OFF)

EYBL's leading rebounder didn't disappoint in Session 2. Awaka led the NH Lightning to a 4-0 record while grabbing more rebounds than points scored. The double-double machine also showed how much of a threat he is on the offensive glass as he snagged an incredible 6.3 RPG there. With his dominant Session 1 and 2 performances, the 2022 F that went to Cardinal Hayes picked up an offer from Pittsburgh.

Dravyn Gibbs-Lawhorn (Indy Heat): 21 PPG (48.4% FG), 2.8 APG, 1.8 SPG

(Photo: Griffin Greenberg)

Gibbs-Lawhorn is a winner, and he showed off his winning skills this weekend as he led his team to a 4-0 record. The Purdue commit is an explosive player that can score anywhere on the court and is very good off the dribble. He uses his speed to his advantage to get around defenders to the hoop and he can really shoot the ball as well. The athletic PG is the 2nd highest EYBL 17U scorer, the 64th ranked player in 2023 (ESPN) and recently won Geico Nationals with Montverde Academy.

Joseph Tugler (Houston Hoops): 14.5 PPG (60% FG), 9 RPG, 1.25 SPG, 2.5 BPG

'JoJo' Tugler is a player that makes high-energy plays and does so throughout the whole game. The underrated 6'8" PF rises up for thunderous dunks frequently and hangs in the air to block shots on defense at ease. Hill, who goes to Cypress Falls, is ranked as a 2-star according to 247Sports but plays like a high-level 4-star. Expect him to continue to gain recognition as time goes on.

Devin Royal (All Ohio): 15.5 PPG (48.9% FG), 7 RPG

Royal had a great weekend, scoring 22+ points in each of his first two games. Royal is a 6'6" crafty finisher that also rose up for powerful dunks multiple times over the weekend. The 123rd ranked player by 247Sports also showed his ability to draw contact and knock down free throws. He picked up offers from Michigan State, Wisconsin, Rutgers, and Missouri over the weekend.

Solomon Ball (Team Melo): 17.8 PPG (57.1% FG), 5.5 RPG

(Photo: Hugo Rodas)

The 6'3" CG is a strong attacker and finisher and uses his 6'10" wingspan to his advantage to secure rebounds and block shots. He also reads the defense well and is able to secure a good amount of steals. Ball played very well for the second session in a row and picked up multiple offers at Session 2. Those offers include USC, Arizona State, and Texas A&M. Look for Ball to rise in the rankings very soon, as well as gain more recognition for his play.

TJ Power (BABC): 15.3 PPG, 8 RPG, 2 BPG, 4 APG

Power recently won the Gatorade State Player of the Year Award in Massachusetts for good reason. He is a stretch four that uses his body to his advantage to POWER through to the hoop. He can do it all as he displays strong ball-handling and shot-blocking skills and can find teammates for good shots as he often makes the smart play on the floor. Power, who is a 4-star, picked up an offer from Notre Dame and USC from Session 2 and Penn a day before it began.

Jacob Cofie (Seattle Rotary): 15.3 PPG (80% FG), 8.7 RPG, 1.7 BPG

Cofie is a big one that was very efficient over the weekend. He is a player that can block a high amount of shots with his length and finish around the hoop very well. Cofie also grabs a ton of offensive boards and is very effective on both ends of the court. The 4-star had his best performance on Sunday as he exploded for 25 points, 15 rebounds (7 offensive), 3 blocks, and 3 steals in a 76-58 win over Mac Irvin Fire.

Dai Dai Ames (Mac Irvin Fire): 20 PPG, 4.3 APG, 2.8 RPG, 1.8 SPG

Ames is a 4-star that is ranked 59th by ESPN. He has a crisp handle allowing him to get to his spots and knock down shots. The shifty lefty is very good off the dribble and attracts defenders to him to where he has a good eye for locating teammates for open shots. Ames is a very exciting player to watch and is the #1 player in Illinois.

More notable players:

Majok Chuol (Strive For Greatness): 11.3 PPG (85%), 10.3 RPG

Trey Horton (Team United): 16.3 PPG (47.2% FG & 41.7% from three), 3.8 RPG

Dalen Davis (MeanStreets): 14 PPG (53.5% FG), 4.3 APG, 2 RPG Edgerrin James (Florida Rebels): 12.5 PPG (52.5% FG), 8 APG, 2 SPG

Miles Rubin (MeanStreets): 8.8 PPG (82.4%), 6.3 RPG, 1.8 BPG

Robert Dillingham (Team CP3): 17.8 PPG (50% FG), 4.5 APG

Gus Yalden (City Rocks): 12 PPG, 10.3 RPG (3.5 Off), 1.3 BPG

Dusty Stromer (Team WhyNot): 16 PPG (51% FG), 2 APG, 4.5 RPG

Isaiah Coleman (Team Melo): 16.5 PPG, 3.8 APG, 4.8 RPG, 2 SPG

Darren Harris (Team Takeover): 15.3 PPG (42.8% from three)

GG Jackson (Team CP3): 11.8 PPG (52.8% FG), 12.3 RPG, 1.3 BPG

Brandon Garrison (Team Griffin): 13.3 PPG (64.9% FG), 7.3 RPG, 3 BPG

Ty-Laur Johnson (NY Renaissance): 15 PPG (52.3% FG), 5.3 APG, 1.5 SPG

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