NIKE EYBL DALLAS: TAKEOVER DC DOMINANT, CIA BOUNCE BACK ON THE RIGHT TRACK

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DALLAS, TX–A magnificent display of elite level talent took Dallas, Texas by storm over the weekend at Nike EYBL session #2. NPH had the opportunity to catch the Canadian flavour throughout all three days of the event, while gathering intel on the best players that the country has to offer.

OBSERVATION:

  • #5-ranked Team Takeover DC made a statement on the weekend and shipped it to the rest of North America. Expect this squad to rise in the EYBL rankings. Canadian guard of Quebec was sensational and this is what he had to say regarding his team’s dominance:

“It’s impossible, nobody can beat us, we Team Takeover, that’s how we got our name.”

  • CIA BOUNCE rebounded nicely after a tough loss to All Iowa Attack, improving their EYBL record to 7-3. The team is yet to scratch the surface, and still has work to do in order to reach their peak. Currently ranked #15 in the EYBL, don’t be surprised if Bounce is to drop a few spots due to their one loss in Dallas.

“We have to make sure we grind it out, make it to Peach Jam and in June we can go hard in practice, and get our stuff together”- Head Coach, Mike George

EYBL DALLAS RECORD/ OVERALL RECORD:

TEAM TAKEOVER DC: 5-0/ 10-0

CIA BOUNCE: 4-1/ 7-3

ALBANY CITY ROCK: Coming Soon

THE FAMILY: Coming Soon

SOUTHERN KINGS: Coming Soon

Quotables:

“When you’re big time, you’re big time…you hope that any guy on your team that is suppose to be a high ranked kid is a competitor, Xavier is, and that’s what we like.”- CIA BOUNCE HC, MIKE GEORGE ON 2014 XAVIER RATHAN-MAYES

“I think it’s a good thing for us, it’s a lot more physical here. We have a lot of guards here, so I’m not going to get as much minutes as I am with St. Mark’s. When I’m on the floor, I have to do my thing in a short period of time.”- Kevin Zabo

“I learned that you can’t be shy in this league, you have to do your thing. Coach knows you’re good thats why you’re on the floor.”-  2014 Kevin Zabo on EYBL experience.

“It’s a big step because these are all elite teams. You have to play smart, in control and with heart.”- 2014 Andrew Wiggins on EYBL experience

That’s a big wiin for our team. We’re trying to go undefeated for the AAU season, so that’s a big win and that’s why we play hard.”- Jonathan Tshibuy

“It’s impossible, nobody can beat us, we Team Takeover, that’s how we got our name.”- 2012 Jonathan Tshibuy on Team Takeover DC

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