After a few weeks off the circuit, the Bradley Beal Elite Boys teams were back in action in the Nike EYBL over the weekend in Kansas City, where each of the three teams turned in a winning record.
The 17U boys got the most run, playing six games total, of which they won four. Layden Blocker helped get things off on the right foot on Thursday, dropping 21 points along with nine assists and five steals in a 74-68 win over Pro Skills. Trevor Reed added 15 points and eight rebounds and Scotty Middleton kicked off a big weekend with 12 points.
Friday morning’s session saw the BBE 17s suffer their first setback of the weekend, a 76-61 loss to Team Melo. However they bounced back in the evening session with a 73-66 victory over Strive for Greatness behind 20 points from Blocker and 16 from Ketraleus Aldridge, who missed just one of his nine attempts from the field. Cameron Stovall added 10 points and nine boards in the victory.
BBE (@BradBealElite) highlight recap of Day 1&2 of session 4 EYBL@RealDealBeal23 pic.twitter.com/R66aJlSS1O
— Underrated filmz (@FilmzUnderrated) July 11, 2022
Saturday’s afternoon session featured perhaps the best game of the weekend, a thriller between Brad Beal Elite and Drive Nation that ended in a 63-62 win for BBE. Middleton was the star in that contest, piling up 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the win. Blocker added 10 points, five assists and four rebounds.
2023 Wing Scotty Middleton (@ScottyMiddleto9) with an all-around performance for Brad Beal Elite (@BradBealElite) vs. Drive Nation.
Posted 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists + Shot 50% (9-18 FG) from the field.
(Photo via @dfritzphotos) pic.twitter.com/CLUvvrCivh
— Hoop Major Recruiting (@RecruitingHM) July 9, 2022
The BBE 17s picked up their final win of the weekend on Saturday night, defeating Mac Irvin Fire 52-46. Middleton led the way in that contest as well, with 12 points. Despite 19 points from Blocker in Sunday’s finale, BBE lost their last game, 69-57 to MoKan Elite. Blocker finished the tournament with averages of 14.8 point, 5.23 rebounds and five assists per game. Middleton averaged 11.5 points per game.
Meanwhile, the Brad Beal Elite 16U team played four games over the weekend in Kansas City, winning all but one of them, and each game saw different players stepping up to handle the load.
In the opener on Thursday, it was Jadis Jones, scoring 14 points and adding six rebounds in a 58-51 win over MoKan. Friday morning’s game was a balanced effort, with Jordan McCullum (12 points), Tyler Tanner (11 points, 8 assists) and Dallas Thomas (10 points) handling the bulk of the scoring while Josiah Miller and Xavier Shegog each pulled down 10 rebounds in the 65-52 win.
Love the effort from 2024 6’6 F Xavier Shegog (@iam_zay22) of @BradBealElite as he just tried to take it up and posterize 3 MoKan defenders👀
— NextUp Hayden (@NextUpHayden) July 7, 2022
The second Friday game for the BBE 16s was an absolute blowout of Seattle Rotary, 84-37. Aiden Burns led all scorers with 18 points, Landren Blocker added 13 points and eight rebounds, McCullum had 10 points and five boards, and Jobe Bryant posted nine points and six assists. Saturday’s 16u finale was the only loss of the weekend for the squad, as they fell 73-64 to ProSkills despite 19 points from McCullum and 12 from Jones.
EYBL E16 Session 4 Day 3 Standouts⬇️
‘24 Nick Janowski (Phenom Universe)
‘24 Marcus Wilson (AZ Unity)
‘24 Jalen Shelley (ProSkills)
‘24 Cameron Patterson (ProSkills)
‘24 Daye Kaba (NH Lightning)
‘24 Jadis Jones (BBE)
‘24 Jordan McCullum (BBE)@madehoops | @NikeEYB pic.twitter.com/6nbTBlYjdf
— Tony McNiff (@TonyMcNiff2) July 10, 2022
The BBE 15s marched to a 3-2 record over the weekend, posting a 57-50 win over Pro Skills on Thursday, a 57-52 win over Rose City Rebels on Friday and a 74-67 win over Uplay on Saturday.