What I learned from Dallas EYBL 

May, 14, 2012
DALLAS – The third session of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) is in the books. Unfortunately, injuries depleted the talent pool at the top as standouts PF Aaron Gordon (San Jose, Calif./Archbishop Mitty), PG Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, Minn./Apple Valley), SG Jabari Bird (Richmond, Calif./Salesian) and SG Keith Frazier (Dallas/Kimball) either played sparingly or didn’t play at all. Recent Alabama commit, big man Jimmie Taylor (Greensboro, Ala./Greensboro) was also not in attendance.

[+] EnlargeAndrew Wiggins
Courtesy of John RhodesAndrew Wiggins is ranked No. 1 overall in the 2014 class.
Same old Wiggins
For the second consecutive EYBL session, the best prospect was 2014 small forward Andrew Wiggins (Toronto/Huntington Prep, W.Va.). So far through the spring, he’s turned into the standard by which everyone is measured. Frankly, Wiggins did things last weekend that no one else is capable of doing. His athleticism and creativity at the rim is elite and he’s looking like a pace car that holds a larger-than-expected lead on the pack. When you have the highest ceiling and are among the most productive players, that’s a lethal combination.