Cam Reddish was a statistical machine for Team Final during the Hampton session, and we’d bet he would trade in his personal statistics for a couple more wins. While Team Final stumbled to a 1-3 finish, Reddish did everything he could in multiple facets of the game, including a 25-point, 17-rebound performance to close out the session vs. The RENS. If Reddish keeps up this type of productivity, it’s only a matter of time before he starts racking up tallies in the win column.
A lot of good things can be said about Conrad Ryan, but there's an argument to be made that his best quality is his decision-making. Simply put, Ryan doesn't make many mistakes. The 6-foot-5 playmaking guard was locked in during the Hampton session, averaging 16.5 points and 2.2 steals while helping an underrated RENS squad to a 3-1 finish. Ryan is already one of the most gifted shooters on the circuit, and it looks as if the rest of his game is catching up.
Ignas Brazdeikis put up stats in bunches in four Hampton games, resulting in a 3-1 record and a host of new interested colleges. Brazdeikis won't wow you with his athleticism, but the 6-foot-8 swingman is as crafty as they come and he knows exactly what he can and can't do on the court. He had the ability to impact a game quietly, and before you know it, he has a double-double with limited mistakes. He forms quite the duo with Simisola Shittu and should be a candidate to land on an All-Session team all spring and summer.
It didn’t take long - four games in fact - for the City Rocks to find their leader. Carter returned to the Rocks after a solid 2016 season, and it’s clear that he entered his encore EYBL season with a completely different mindset. Carter didn’t take a backseat to anyone through the first session, averaging 15.5 points while leading head coach Jim Hart and the City Rocks to a 4-0 record. Replacing Anthony Gaines’ production from 2016 was a notable problem entering Hampton, but Carter put that fire out quickly. Is he a guard? Is he a forward? Doesn’t matter, Carter is just a really good basketball player.
If everyone lived life with the same energy and hustle that Emmitt Williams puts forth on the basketball court, the world would be a much better place. The 6-foot-8 junior dominated the stat sheets in Hampton, putting up four-game averages of 18.2 points and 12.5 rebounds while leading head coach Steve Reece and E1T1 to three straight wins after a session-opening loss to Nike Team Florida. The feature big man for E1T1 United tends to always put up strong numbers, but Williams is a different monster. He doesn’t have an ‘off’ button, a trait of his game that will benefit him greatly as the circuit begins to wear on others.