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Nike EYBL All-Atlanta: First Team

By D1 Circuit Staff, 05/03/19, 5:45PM EDT


Cade Cunningham

Team: Texas Titans

EYBL Atlanta Statistics: 25.5 PPG, 62.1 FG%, 5.6 RPG, 6.2 APG, 2.0 BPG, 1.8 SPG, 2.0 TOPG

Year: Junior (2020)

Height: 6-foot-7

RJ Davis

Team: Renaissance (NY)

EYBL Atlanta Statistics: 21.5 PPG, 58.7 FG%,, 66.7 3PT% (12-18), 90.9% (20-22), 3.5 RPG, 4.5 APG, 2.8 SPG, 2.2 TOPG (3-1)

Year: Junior (2020)

Height: 6-foot

RJ Davis debuted for the Renaissance (NY) in style at EYBL Atlanta. The 6-foot junior torched the nets en route to averages of 21.5 points and 58.7 percent shooting from distance. Davis led the EYBL in 3-point shooting during the opening session, and his ability to consistently knock down shots is huge for the Ren's developing offense. Davis' presence on the court improves the play Kuminga, Tabor, Morton, and the rest of the supporting cast, and the 6-foot- junior should continue to be a threat to land on All-EYBL teams as the season progresses. Head coach Andy Borman was thrilled with his point guard's play.

"Probably the most efficient guard coming out of that first session," said Borman. "Extremely reliable on the ball helping to run the show, but also excels as a scoring guard. Very impressed with his production on the defensive side of the ball. Looking for him to continue this level of play moving forward."

Micah Peavy

Team: Pro Skills (TX)

EYBL Atlanta Statistics: 23.2 PPG, 49.4 FG%, 51.3 FT%, 7.8 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.0 TOPG (3-1)

Year: Junior (2020)

Height: 6-foot-5

Micah Peavy played terrific in four games at the Lakepoint Sporting Complex, using grassroots basketball’s biggest platform to continue his winning-ways while putting up some impressive individual statistics. Peavy averaged 23.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and only 1.0 turnovers in four games, guiding Pro Skills to a 3-1 opening session record that included wins over local rivals Houston Hoops and Drive Nation.

Winning isn’t out of the norm for Peavy. The 6-foot-5 junior playmaker is fresh off leading Duncanville (TX) to the state championship in Texas’ highest level of play. Peavy plays under his father during the high school season, and he operates as an extension of the head coach when he plays. He’s a proven leader, and he has some help.

Peavy partnered up in the backcourt with fellow junior KK Robinson, and the results couldn’t have been better. Peavy and Robinson combined to average 43 points per game, and while they are both capable of taking over a game offensively, they did a great job of playing off one another. On top of Peavy’s All-Atlanta First Team honors, Robinson earned Atlanta’s co-Breakout Player of the Session with the Mac Irvin Fire’s Marcus Watson Jr.

Pro Skills head coach Jeff Webster is impressed with his backcourt through four games, and he’s fully aware that he has a couple of special prospects in the fold.

“I'm blessed to have these two young men in the program,” Webster said. “They are gifted basketball players, but they are great teammates and better young men.”

Ziaire Williams

Team: Oakland Soldiers (CA)

EYBL Atlanta Statistics: 25.0 PPG, 51.7 FG%, 8-17 3PT, 30-32 FT (93.8%), 6.2 RPG, 3.8 APG, 2.0 TOPG

Year: Junior (2020)

Height: 6-foot-9

Ziaire Williams made his shoe circuit debut in Atlanta. The 6-foot-9 swingman made a big statement, putting up four double-figure scoring performances while remaining remarkably consistent; Williams shot 52 percent from the floor, 94 percent (30-32) from the line, and 47 percent (8-17) from distance. There aren't many players that can impact a game in as many ways as Williams, and he'll continue to be one of the league's biggest assets as the Soldiers make their way through their schedule. The most impressive aspect of Williams' game is how smooth and natural he plays. He never looks out of control and has a true nose for the basketball. We caught up with Williams at EYBL Atlanta and he talked about joining the EYBL circuit, instant team chemistry with the Oakland Soldiers & what it’s like to operate as a top 10 recruit.

Josh Christopher

Team: Vegas Elite

EYBL Atlanta Statistics: 23.5 PPG, 32-39 FT, 6.0 RPG, 6.0 APG, 1.8 SPG, 2.8 TOPG (3-1)

Year: Junior (2020)

Height: 6-foot-4

Vegas Elite broke the single-session scoring record in Atlanta after scoring 395 points in four games, and the catalyst was Josh Christopher. An EYBL-veteran entering his encore circuit run, Christopher looked as comfortable as it gets in the opener, as Vegas Elite scored an EYBL-record 130 points. Christopher put up 20 points and eight assists in the win, and he followed it up with a 10-assists performance in a win over Pro Skills (3-1).

Vegas Elite was depleted in their last game in a loss to Team Final, but the 6-foot-4 junior almost pulled off a heroic comeback while posting 36 points, nine rebounds, five steals, and two assists. Aside from the obvious basketball skill, Christopher also showed off his intangibles. The junior star was diving for loose balls and showing a ton of passion, making it clear that he is the vocal leader for Vegas Elite. The program has taken notice.

"Josh Christopher is the ultimate warrior," said Vegas Elite head coach Rich Thornton. "His energy and passion rubs off on the entire team. He is super talented and his love for the game shows every time he steps on the court. The best thing about him is that he’s a winner. We’re very glad that he’s rolling with us."

His teammate and good friend Jaden Hardy, a top-five sophomore, doubled down on the praise for Christopher.

"Josh is a great player who is very competitive and can pretty much do anything," Hardy said. "He is good at creating for his teammates too which makes him fun to play with and he brings a lot of energy."

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