Providence Recruiting Guide to the First April 2016 Live Evaluation Period

This weekend kicks off the real recruiting season for members of the class of 2017 and beyond because starting on April 15th a live evaluation period officially begins. A live evaluation period means college coaches are allowed to attend and evaluate recruits at certified events. This particular evaluation period lasts through April 17th with another full weekend of live evaluating on the schedule beginning on April 22nd. Nike and Under Armour will kick off their grassroots leagues in NYC, while adidas gets started in Dallas this weekend. There are also some other events going on this weekend that Providence recruits will be playing in.

As I traditionally do each spring and summer, I’ll be providing a guide for fans to follow along and see where Providence’s targets are playing during a given live evaluation period. This post will be updated as the weekend goes on and more information is known. Note: All teams are 17U unless otherwise noted.

EYBL Brooklyn, NY Session 1 4/16-4/17

Nike EYBL ball logo

The Nike EYBL circuit is widely considered to be the best run grassroots league with the most talent. While the other shoe company-run leagues by adidas and Under Armour are getting better, EYBL is still the gold standard. There are a lot of Providence targets playing on the EYBL circuit this season and Providence will have a coach in Brooklyn to take in the action this weekend.

Game times are local to Brooklyn, NY (EDT).

BABC

  • 2017 Terrell Brown
  • 2017 Justin Mazzula
    • 4/16 – 8:00am vs. Las Vegas Prospects – Court 3
    • 4/16 – 3:30pm vs. Spiece Indy Heat – Court 4
    • 4/17 – 12:30pm vs. RM5 Elite – Court 4

Boo Williams

  • 2017 Devante Carter
  • 2017 Jordan Cross
  • 2017 Dajour Dickens
    • 4/16 – 2:00pm vs. Howard Pulley – Court 4
    • 4/16 – 9:30pm vs. Team Takeover – Court 1
    • 4/17 – 9:30am vs. We All Can Go – Court 3

CIA Bounce

  • 2017 Christian David ~ Injured
  • 2018 Jaelin Llewellyn
    • 4/16 – 9:30am vs. Team Griffin – Court 3
    • 4/16 – 5:00pm vs. Albany City Rocks – Court 2
    • 4/17 – 9:30am vs. Houston Hoops – Court 4

E1T1 United

  • 2017 Tyler Polley
    • 4/16 – 9:30am vs. We All Can Go – Court 2
    • 4/16 – 5:00pm vs. Georgia Stars – Court 1
    • 4/17 – 11:00am vs. Pro Skills – Court 2

Expressions Elite

Meanstreets

  • 2017 Alonzo Verge
    • 4/16 – 9:30am vs. Georgia Stars – Court 4
    • 4/16 – 5:00pm vs. We All Can Go – Court 4
    • 4/17 – 8:00am vs. King James – Court 1

NY Lightning

  • 2017 Matt Turner
    • 4/16 – 11:00am vs. Playaz Basketball Club – Court 3
    • 4/16 – 6:30pm vs. The Rens – Court 1
    • 4/17 – 11:00am vs. Mokan Elite – Court 3

PSA Cardinals

Team CP3

  • 2017 JP Moorman
    • 4/16 – 3:30pm vs. Mac Irvin Fire – Court 1
    • 4/16 – 9:30pm vs. Howard Pulley – Court 4
    • 4/17 – 12:30pm vs. All Ohio Red – Court 1

Team Final

  • 2017 Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree
    • 4/16 – 12:30pm vs. Arkansas Wings – Court 4
    • 4/16 – 8:00pm vs. Oakland Soldiers – Court 4
    • 4/17 – 2:00pm vs. Elfrid Payton Elite – Court 4

Team United

  • 2017 Isaiah Whaley
    • 4/16 – 12:30pm vs. Oakland Soldiers – Court 2
    • 4/16 – 8:00pm vs. Arkansas Wings – Court 3
    • 4/17 – 11:00am vs. The Rens – Court 4

The Rens

  • 2017 Hamidou Diallo
  • 2017 Jordan Tucker 
    • 4/16 – 6:30pm vs. NY Lightning – Court 1
    • 4/17 – 11:00am vs. Team United – Court 4
    • 4/17 – 3:30pm vs. PSA Cardinals – Court 1

Spring Takeover – Neptune, NJ 4/15-4/17

EYBL Spring Takeover 2016

The Spring Takeover is part of Nike’s EYBL for U15 and U16 teams. This event will be played in Neptune, NJ and includes a win and advance portion after the first 3 scheduled games.

Game times are local to New Jersey (EDT)

Team Takeover 16U

  • 2018 Jalen Smith
    • 4/15 – 6:30pm vs. Meanstreets – Court 2
    • 4/16 – 12:30pm vs. The Travelers – Court 4
    • 4/16 – 6:30pm vs. BABC – Court 3
    • 4/17 – TBD

UA Association I – New York, NY 4/15-4/17

UA-Association-logo

The Under Armour Association is a fast-rising league on the grassroots circuit. The setup is similar to Nike EYBL in that there are 3 “sessions” which lead to a final event. The UAA’s final event is in Atlanta. This is the first step towards reaching Atlanta. With the EYBL also in NYC this weekend, I’m guessing whichever Providence coach covers EYBL will also jump over to the UAA for some games.

Game times are local to New York (EDT)

New Heights

  • 2017 Isaiah Washington
  • 2017 Sidney Wilson
    • 4/15 – 7:10pm vs. Earl Watson Elite – Court 3
    • 4/16 – 11:40am vs. South Jersey Jazz – Court 4
    • 4/16 – 7:15pm vs. WE R1 – Court 2
    • 4/17 – 2:15pm vs. Baltimore United – Court 3

Sports U

  • 2018 Naz Reid
    • 4/15 – 6:00pm vs. Philly Pride – Court 7
    • 4/16 – 1:00pm vs. Houston Defenders – Court 6
    • 4/16 – 7:15pm vs. Showtime Hoops – Court 4
    • 4/17 – 9:15am vs. KC Run GMC – Court 2

Team Felton

  • 2017 Iran Bennett
    • 4/15 – 7:10pm vs. Illinois Wolves – Court 5
    • 4/16 – 9:10am vs. Florida Vipers – Court 5
    • 4/16 – 2:15pm vs. Indy Hoosiers – Court 3
    • 4/17 – 9:15am vs. Canada Elite – Court 3

WE R1

  • 2017 Zach Kent
  • 2018 Eric Ayala
    • 4/15 – 9:30pm vs. Beast Mode – Court 3
    • 4/16 – 11:40am vs. Young Legends – Court 2
    • 4/16 – 7:15pm vs. New Heights – Court 2
    • 4/17 – 1:00pm vs. Team Breakdown – Court 3

adidas Gauntlet: Dallas, TX 4/15-4/17

Adidas.com
Adidas.com

This is the 3rd of the shoe company sponsored leagues that will be playing this weekend. The Adidas Gauntlet series has 2 qualifying rounds (Dallas and Indianapolis) to get into the series finale in Atlanta in July. The first 4 games being played by all teams are part of pool play. Games will be live steamed at http://www.threestripehoops.com/livestream

Game times are local to Dallas (CDT).

Brookwood Elite

  • 2018 Luguentz Dort
  • 2018 Junior Farquhar
  • 2018 Noah Kirkwood
    • 4/15 – 7:20pm vs. Team FAST – Duncanville Fieldhouse 2
    • 4/16 – 9:00am vs. M33M Elite – Duncanville Fieldhouse 5
    • 4/16 – 2:20pm vs. Mass Rivals – Duncanville Fieldhouse 6
    • 4/17 – 8:00am vs. Texas PRO – Duncanville Fieldhouse 6

Mass Rivals

New England Playaz

  • 2017 Jerome Desrosiers
  • 2017 Tomas Murphy
  • 2018 Nate Laszewski 
    • 4/15 – 6:00pm vs. Team Loaded VA – Duncanville Fieldhouse 5
    • 4/16 – 11:40am vs. Colorado Hawks – Duncanville Fieldhouse 3
    • 4/16 – 5:00pm vs. Gateway Basketball Club – Duncanville Fieldhouse 4
    • 4/17 – 10:40am vs. Stackhouse Elite – Duncanville Fieldhouse 2

Team Loaded NC

  • 2017 Jordan Davis
    • 4/15 – 7:20pm vs. Mass Rivals – Duncanville Fieldhouse 1
    • 4/16 – 1:00pm vs. Team Belief – Duncanville Fieldhouse 6
    • 4/16 – 6:20pm vs. New Orleans Elite – Duncanville Fieldhouse 5
    • 4/17 – 12:00pm vs. Team FAST – Duncanville Fieldhouse 5

Team Loaded VA

  • 2017 Mario Haskett
  • 2017 Aamir Simms
    • 4/15 – 6:00pm vs. New England Playaz – Duncanville Fieldhouse 5
    • 4/16 – 10:20am vs. Team Lillard – Duncanville Fieldhouse 1
    • 4/16 – 2:20pm vs. Wisconsin Playground Warriors – Duncanville Fieldhouse 4
    • 4/17 – 9:20am vs. Team YGC36 – Duncanville Fieldhouse 6

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