The third stop on the 2022 Nike EYBL summer circuit was Louisville and Layden Blocker made himself right at home, balling out and leading Bradley Beal Elite 17U to a trio of wins.

Layden averaged 19.2 points per game for the five-game tournament, as BBE went 3-2.

The weekend began with a win over Seattle Rotary Style on Saturday, as Layden poured in 26 points, grabbed nine rebounds and played elite defense with four blocks in the 47-41 victory. Lathan Sommerville added seven rebounds, four points, four assists and two steals in the win.

The second game on Saturday saw BBE suffer its first setback of the session, a 67-61 loss to New Heights Lightning despite 14 points from Sommerville, 10 with seven rebounds for Blocker and 12 points from Desmond White.

But the BBE boys got back in the win column on Sunday, with victories over NJ Scholars and Team Herro. The game against NJ Scholars was Layden’s best of the weekend, as he posted a 27-point, 10-rebound double-double in the 62-56 triumph. That included a clutch bucket with 30 seconds left and the game tied, which eventually lifted Brad Beal Elite to the win.

Sunday’s second matchup was another tightly contested one that came down to the wire. This time, it was Scotty Middleton drilling back-to-back threes in overtime to lift BBE from a 65-61 deficit to a 67-65 win over Team Herro. Scotty finished with 14 points, Layden added 16 and Desmond White led in the scoring column with 18 points.

BBE wasn’t able to close out the session on a high note Monday, dropping the finale to Houston Hoops. However, the 3-2 weekend was a big step in the right direction for the 17U crew as they look ahead to the rest of the summer.