Just like the 17U level, I focused on the EYBL’s Midwest teams. With all the talent in Louisville, this list includes a great deal of talent.  

Tayshawn Bridges – 2024 – G – Mac Irvin Fire

With his electric play throughout the tournament, he is a player that college coaches will want to see this summer. He is a highly explosive guard that was playing very well off the dribble. Not only was he beating defenders with his moves but also his physicality fighting through contact. As well to scoring at a high rate above the rim, Bridges showed his ability to create for others as well as be active on the glass. 

James Brown – 2024 – PF – Meanstreets

The game of Brown has continued to develop. His scoring ability has rounded out as not only can he score posting up but also facing up and hitting shots in the mid-range. For 6’9” he is an incredibly tough matchup with all of the ways he can beat defenders and could not be stopped while being defender one on one. 

Jalen Haralson – 2025 – G – Indy Heat

Even while playing up a level, Haralson was one of the top players at the 16U level. He has great size in the backcourt at 6’7” as well to a well-rounded skill set to do so much on the floor. Not only can he run the point with his ability to handle the ball and create off the dribble but can spot up from the outside. He has a great array of tools for the next level already at a young age.  

Carlos Harris – 2024 – PF – Meanstreets

Harris has been one of the top risers in Illinois’ 2024 class over the past several months. He is a smart point guard who knows how to plays. He drives hard to the bucket with a purpose. Harris sees the floor and driving lanes well to not only get to the basket and finish strong amongst big men but also is very effective driving to distribute the ball. 

Lathan Sommerville – 2024 – F/C – Brad Beal Elite

Sommerville is an absolute force down on the block. As well to standing at 6’10” he has a strong build to just bully defenders inside. He battles for position inside and scores it very effectively when playing with his back to the basket with some good moves. More than just an interior scorer, Sommerville showed the ability to put the ball on the floor and hit jumpers in the mid-range.  

Dylan Warlick – 2024 – SF – Team Griffin

Warlick continued his tremendous spring in Louisville with his high-level scoring ability. The tough 6’6” wing with a solid build can score it well in a variety of ways. Whether it be spotting up from three, using his frame to get to the basket, finishing inside, getting to the line often, Warlick was putting up plenty of points over the tournament. 

Jackson Washington – 2024 – G – All Ohio

The 6’3” guard was one of the top shooters of the tournament with his smooth stroke. In the two games I saw All Ohio play, Washington was knocking down threes at a high rate. He is very active off the ball working to find his shots as well to having a quick release to get plenty of good looks for himself.