Nike EYBL Dallas: Canadians continue Impacting AAU basketball
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DALLAS,TEXAS–Day one of the Nike EYBL Dallas session is in the books. NPH was on hand evaluating Canadian representation while observing a successful output for the Canucks. At the end of the night, all five Canadian-based teams were victorious, completing a 5-0 sweep.
Canadian-Based teams included:
SOUTHERN KINGS – MATTHEW ATEWE, BRANDON BILBIJA
THE FAMILY- JUNIOR LOMOMBA
TEAM TAKEOVER DC- JONATHAN “THE PUNISHER” TSHIBUY
ALBANY CITY ROCKS- OLIVIER HANLAN
Quebec’s Junior Lomomba spoke on the unique EYBL setting, “This is great, it’s top notch competition, every single team out here comes out and competes, they play hard right from the start, to the end of the game,” he said.
“It’s a great experience to come out here and see where you’re at offensively and defensively nation-wide.”
Lomomba is garnering interest from NCAA university programs such as Minnesota, New Mexico State, Nevada, West Virginia, Cincinatti and Baylor.
The Nike EYBL is the premier AAU league that the spring/summer has to offer, a collection of the finest talent in North America.
“There’s a lot of good point guards in the ESPN 100 like Rodney Purvis, I played against him. They’re not impossible to guard, if you think you can stop them, you can stop them,” a confident Oliver Hanlan confessed.
Hanlan is also looking like a mid to high-major prospect with the likes of West virginia, Notre Dame, Kansas, Boston College, Virginia, and Iowa in the mix.
“When college coaches come to watch you, it’s motivation,” explained Hanlon.
In terms of the Canadian invasion on the scene, each team with Canadian content picked up a win, collectively reaching a 5-0 record.
Lomombo stated, “People are getting better, there’s a lot of talent in Canada, that’s one thing for sure. We are just trying to come out here, get a good education, play ball…that’s our deam and hopefully make it to the next level.”
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