All of the top talent in high school basketball was in action this past week and weekend at the various shoe company AAU championship events.
The action was all centered on the southeast part of the country, with the Nike EYBL Peach Jam at North Augusta, South Carolina, the Under Armour Finals in Atlanta, and the Adidas Summer Championships in Hoover, Alabama.
Below is a summary of how Indiana’s top recruiting targets performed at the Adidas and Under Armour events in U17 action this week and weekend.
ADIDAS SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS
This was the second to last weekend on the Adidas circuit with the Gauntlet Finale to follow next weekend in California.
Archie Miller and IU assistants were on hand in the Birmingham area for portions of the action this week and weekend as several of IU’s top recruits competed.
Anthony Leal (2020)
The Bloomington based shooting guard played in six games for Indiana Elite. His team reached the Elite Eight round of the Adidas event.
Leal averaged 9.8 points while shooting 48.6% from the field including 41.7% from three point range. The 6-foot-5 Leal added 2.3 assists, 1.7 rebounds, 1.2 turnovers and 1.2 steals per contest.
Khristian Lander (2021)
Also part of Indiana Elite, Lander averaged 12.3 points per game while shooting 46% from the field overall and 36% from three-point range. The 6-foot-2 point guard added 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2 turnovers per game.
So much to like in Indiana Elite 2021 Khristian Lander, @247Sports Top Ranked PG in the class. Competes on both ends of the floor, good feel and IQ, really good athlete, scores at all 3 levels efficiently, crafty and can really pass. Does so many things well.
— Travis Branham (@TravisBranham_) July 11, 2019
Trey Galloway (2020)
The third member of the U17 Indiana Elite that IU is recruiting, Galloway averaged 12.3 points per game while shooting 55% from the field overall and 37.5% from long range. The 6-foot-5 guard added 2.3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1.8 turnovers per contest.
A few guys stood out to me with their performances today at the Adidas Gauntlet Championships… Trey Galloway, Chibuzo Agbo, Keeshawn Barthelemy, Jahmyl Telfort, Georges Lefebvre, Raheim Moss & Zed Key! Looking forward to seeing more talent tomorrow! #GoFURTHER 🎈🏁
— Justin Brantley 🎈 (@JustinWBrantley) July 12, 2019
Zach Loveday (2020)
The 7-foot center plays with Wildcats Select on the Adidas circuit. That squad made the final 16 teams at the event.
Loveday averaged 4.8 points on 42% percent shooting from the field and an 0-for-5 performance from three-point range. He added 3.6 rebounds, .8 blocks, and committed 1.2 turnovers per contest.
Louisville HC Chris Mack and Indiana HC Archie Miller are both courtside for Wildcats Select featuring Jalen Bridges (11 First Half points) and Zach Loveday.
— Travis Branham (@TravisBranham_) July 12, 2019
Jalen Bridges (2020)
Bridges is teammates with Loveday on Wildcats Select. He averaged 17 points while shooting 46.8% from the field overall and 17% from three point range (5-for-29). The 6-foot-8 Bridges added 2.8 rebounds and committed 1 turnover per contest.
— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) July 12, 2019
Andre Curbelo (2020)
IU has expressed recent interest in the New York based point guard. The 6-foot-1 Curbelo averaged 17.4 points over five games while shooting 46% from the field overall (field goal stats only available for four games). He added 6.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 2 turnovers, and 1.4 steals per contest.
Note: Dawson Garcia did not play with D1 Minnesota at the Adidas event due to a reported illness.
UNDER ARMOUR FINALS
Max Christie (2021)
With only two games reported on the UAA site, Christie averaged 11.5 points on 33% shooting overall and 14% (1-for-7) from long range. The 6-foot-7 Christie added 7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
Trey Patterson (2021)
With only two games reported on the UAA site, Patterson averaged 20 points on 15-for-17 shooting including 5-for-5 from three point range. The 6-foot-8 Patterson added 7 rebounds per contest.
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