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May 17, 2010

Henry strong again at EYBL

HOUSTON, Texas- The second session of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League came to an end on Sunday, and once again Mycheal Henry was one of the day's standouts.

Basically Henry gives you everything you would want from wing player. He has length and strength, scores at all three levels, has a post up game, rebounds and defends, has a feel for the game and competes at a high level.

Illinois has a gem in Henry. He will continue to develop physically and skill wise and should be a major impact player when he hits the Big Ten.

Against BABC, he was the game's high scorer with 24 points in a win for Mac Irvin.

Wayne Blackshear (2011 Mac Irvin)- There can't be a travel team with a better combination on the wing than Mac Irvin. Everything that was written above about Henry's game also applies to Blackshear.

It is vital for Louisville that they hold onto Blackshear.

Ky Madden (2011 Arkansas Wings)- Madden continues to make positive strides as a point guard. At 6-foot-4 and with a sweet shooting stroke, Madden is an awfully attractive prospect as a point guard.

A host of schools have offered with Georgia Tech and Georgetown being the latest. Madden plans to attend Florida's elite camp. The idea of attending elite camps at Georgia Tech and Georgetown is also appealing to Madden.

Rodney Cooper (2011 Alabama Challenge)- This 6-foot-5 lefty wing was dialed in from behind the arc on Sunday. Cooper, who is a potential four-star prospect, has a smooth shooting stroke and also make plays with his length and athleticism.

Levi Randolph (2011 Alabama Challenge)- Randolph has always been known for his ability to shoot and to shoot with range. This weekend he also displayed his ability to handle the ball. He has the potential to spend some time as a primary ball handler at the next level.

Amir Williams (2011 The Family)- At 6-foot-10, 225-pounds, Williams is one of the top shot blockers in the 2011 class. He was much more of a presence on the defensive end than the offensive end this weekend.

A bunch of schools would love the opportunity to develop Williams. His most recent offers come from Duke, Texas, Pittsburgh and Tennessee. North Carolina is calling but hasn't offered yet.

Nick Jacobs (2011 Southern Kings)- Jacobs has one thing that most high school post players don't have, and that is a go-to move. His left handed jump hook is one of the most reliable shots on the circuit.

More Recruiting News

Jakarr Sampson of the King James All Stars has offers from Xavier, Dayton, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Akron and Kent State. He is also hearing from Tennessee, Michigan State, Illinois and Miami.

Xavier is his favorite because of their strong recruiting effort, and Sampson plans to visit Tennessee this summer.

David Rivers of the Arkansas Wings listed offers from UTEP, South Florida, Nebraska, Baylor, Colorado, Providence, Clemson and Wichita State.


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