Friday, April 19, 2024

EIBC Finals: High Performers! –

Based by BFL Prep head coach Barry Jones, the EIBC supplies a platform that provides not simply comfort, however elite competitors for faculties all through the nation. Fairly than touring throughout the nation to play only one or two video games, the EIBC provides packages the chance to play 4 video games in 4 days every month at one central location all through the nation. Moreover, it makes issues far simpler for gamers to get publicity from each school coaches and scouts, since there are greater than a dozen legit prep faculties all beneath one roof with the season culminating with the EIBC Finals.

Held in Phoenix at The Phhacility, the EIBC Finals introduced no scarcity of expertise, media, and school coaches to the Cactus State. In the end, Purple Rock Academy (Las Vegas) was topped the inaugural EIBC Champions, ending the 2023-24 marketing campaign with a 24-2 file, together with a 14-0 file in EIBC play that noticed them matched up towards groups with D1 expertise every outing.

All through the 16 groups, expertise was considerable, however listed here are six gamers who separated themselves from the pack with their play on the EIBC Finals:

Jevon Yapi, 6’1, PG, Purple Rock Academy (NV), 2025
Merely put, Jevon Yapi is a winner. After already having received a Nevada state title with Durango Excessive Faculty, he was the catalyst for Purple Rock Academy’s undefeated title run within the inaugural EIBC season. The Vegas Elite guard is a severe shooter with deep vary, has legit court docket savvy, and confirmed the flexibility to be each a playmaker in addition to a scorer. Not coincidentally, Yapi obtained a D1 provide from Excessive Level shortly after his EIBC marketing campaign and shall be a lead guard to look at this spring within the EYBL.

Arafan Diane, 7’0, C, Dynastie Prep (CAN), 2026
So far as serving to themselves nationally, there wasn’t anybody who positioned themselves extra on the map nationally within the EIBC than Arafan Diane. The native of Guinea is a little bit of an old style huge man, however that doesn’t change the sheer dominance that he has on the sport. He’s unbelievable ending by contact with each palms, confirmed nice contact on his jumper out to mid-range, and was a recreation altering defender together with his capability to wall up. Diane shall be working with Iowa United on the Adidas circuit and has lately been ranked within the top-50 of the nationwide 2026 rankings by varied scouting providers.

Jovan Milicevic, 6’9, PF/C, Canyon Worldwide Academy (AZ), 2024
Maybe essentially the most gifted offensive participant within the EIBC, Jovan Milicevic confirmed the total bag for CIA within the EIBC Finals. The Canadian huge man is a lights out shooter who creates separation together with his artful play, awkward change of tempo, and skill to make use of his body to dislodge defenders as soon as making contact. Jovan will step in as the perfect offensive risk for Richard Pitino in New Mexico’s 2024 recruiting class.

Josiah Sanders, 6’4, PG/SG, Colorado Prep (CO), 2025
A reputation that has been well-known in Colorado for some time now, Josiah Sanders put himself on the nationwide radar together with his play this previous season within the EIBC. The 6-foot-4 combo guard was nearly unstoppable together with his change of velocity and skill to complete by contact, culminating together with his 37 level, 9 rebound, 7 help displaying towards ABC Prep (NM). Sanders has picked up provides from Arizona State, Seattle, and San Diego together with his play over the previous few weeks within the EIBC and is carrying no scarcity of momentum into the AAU season.

Katrelle “KT” Harmon, 6’5, SG, BFL Prep (WA), 2026
The perfect participant within the state of Washington placed on a present as a sophomore for BFL Prep, and the expertise that he gained enjoying varsity from his center college days was evident within the EIBC. Katrelle was way more assured as a facilitator, displaying the flexibility to influence the sport as a playmaker, whereas additionally sustaining his presence as a lethal scoring risk. Harmon completed up the 12 months for BFL Prep with ridiculous averages of 27.9 factors, 7.6 rebounds, and 6.9 assists whereas enjoying each backcourt spots.

Diggy Griffin, 6’5, SG/SF, Rosemary Anderson (OR), 2025
It was my first time seeing Diggy Griffin, and I walked away undoubtedly figuring out that he has a house on the D1 stage. The lanky wing had a downright automated pullup off the bounce, possessed no scarcity of confidence as a scorer, and introduced positional versatility on the defensive finish.

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