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Indiana Basketball Recruiting: Recap of IU Targets on Nike EYBL This Weekend

Several class of 2020 and 2021 Indiana basketball targets were in action this weekend in Dallas on the Nike EYBL circuit.  Here is a recap of how they performed.

HASSAN DIARRA (PSA CARDINALS)

The latest IU offer recipient averaged 10.5 points over four games.  The New York native struggled from the field, shooting just 37 percent on the weekend, including 2-for-10 from long range.  Diarra added 4.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1 steal per game.  The point guard played an average of 26.3 minutes per contest.  PSA improved to 10-3 in EYBL play.

DJ STEWARD (MEANSTREETS)

Coming off his 46 point performance in Indiana, Steward continued to put up strong numbers in Dallas.  The Chicago native averaged 19.3 points over the weekend in three games on 48.7 percent shooting from the field.  He was an impressive 9-for-17 (52.9 percent) from three-point range.  Steward added 3.7 rebounds and 2 assists per game.  The shooting guard averaged 30 minutes per game.  MeanStreets currently stands at 7-6 in EYBL play.

RJ DAVIS (NY RENAISSANCE)

Davis continues to put up big numbers, averaging 18.8 points per game over the weekend.  He shot 47.5 percent from the field overall and 36 percent from three point range.  The 6-foot Davis added 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.4 steals per game.  The New York based point guard played an average of 26.4 minutes per game in five contests.  The Renaissance are 8-5 in EYBL play.

Davis once again showed that he can score at a high volume and get to the free throw line with regularity with a huge game on Saturday:

ELIJAH HUTCHINS- EVERETT (PLAYAZ CLUB)

Hutchins-Everett averaged 11.6 points per game in five appearances over the weekend.  The New Jersey based big man shot just 43.5 percent from the field.  The 6-foot-11 Hutchins Everett got to the foul line 23 time and made 18 of his attempts, good for 78.3 percent.  He was active on the glass with 8.4 rebounds per game, but he also committed 2.2 turnovers in 23.8 minutes of action per contest.  The Playaz Club fell to 3-10 in EYBL action.

DAVION BRADFORD (MOKAN ELITE)

Bradford played just 10 minutes per contest over five games and averaged 5.2 points on 10-for-14 shooting.  He added three rebounds per game.  MOKAN Elite is 10-3 in EYBL action.

LUKE GOODE (INDY HEAT)

Goode saw his first U17 action this weekend and accounted for himself nicely.  The Fort Wayne native averaged 9.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting overall and 38.5 percent from behind the three-point line.  Goode averaged 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal per game.  The Indy Heat currently stand at 9-4 in EYBL action.

You can learn more about Goode here.

CALEB FURST (INDY HEAT)

Furst averaged 7 points per game in a relatively quiet weekend.  The Fort Wayne native was an efficient 52 percent from the field in five contests and shot 13-for-16 (81 percent) from the foul line.  The 6-foot-10 Furst added 5.6 rebounds and 1 assist per game.

NIJEL PACK (INDY HEAT)

Pack had another productive effort over the weekend.  He averaged 20 points per game on 39 percent from the field overall and 33 percent from behind the three point line.  The Indianapolis native added 4 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per contest.

The point guard’s top performance caught the attention of Trayce Jackson-Davis.

KIYRON POWELL (INDY HEAT)

The Evansville native averaged 6 points per game over the weekend.  The 6-foot-10 Powell made 13-of-19 shots from the field, good for 68 percent.  Powell chipped in 4.4 rebounds per contest.

JUSTIN POWELL (INDY HEAT)

Justin Powell was inactive this weekend due to an injury.  You can read more about him here.

MATT CROSS (BABC)

It was another highly productive weekend for Cross, and his efficiency improved as well.  The Massachusetts native averaged 26 points per game on 46 percent shooting overall from the field and 28.6 percent from long range.  Cross also added 12.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 steals per contest.  BABC is just 1-12 in EYBL action.

Cross put up stat lines like this seemingly every game:

Cross will be at IU for a junior season official visit later this week.

TERRENCE CLARKE (EXPRESSIONS ELITE)

Class of 2021 Clarke continued to impress this weekend with his ability to score the ball.  The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 16.6 points on 39 percent shooting from the field overall including 31.3 percent from behind the three point arc.  Clarke was active on the glass, averaging 7.4 rebounds over five games.  He added 5.6 assists and 1.6 steals per contest.  Expressions Elite stands at 9-4 during EYBL play.

NIMARI BURNETT (TEAM WHYNOT)

The Chicago native averaged 21.2 points per game over the weekend and got his points while shooting at better than 50 percent over five games.  Burnett also knocked down better than 50 percent of his three point attempts.  The 6-foot-3 guard chipped in nearly 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals per contest.  Team WhyNot stands at 9-4 after a strong weekend.

DONOVAN JOHNSON (ALL OHIO RED)

Johnson averaged 12.5 points per game over the weekend.  The 6-foot-7 wing struggled from the field, hitting just 32 percent of his attempts overall including 29 percent from long range.  All Ohio Red stands at 7-6 in EYBL action.

CALEB LOVE (BRAD BEAL ELITE)

The St. Louis native averaged 13.6 points per game over the weekend while having a rough time from the field.  He was under 40 percent for the weekend.  The 6-foot-3 guard was very active on the glass with 5.6 rebounds and chipped in 5.6 assists and 1.6 steals as well.  He had a triple double in his final contest of the weekend on Sunday with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.  Brad Beal fell to 4-9 on the EYBL.

Note:  The Indiana recruits that play on the Adidas circuit were also in action this weekend but statistics have not been released.


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