Several area basketball standouts will be in Sacramento, Calif., this weekend to participate in the first leg of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League.
The showcase will take place Saturday-Sunday and features 40 of the nation’s top AAU programs, including a team featuring many of Canada’s best prospects.
Two of Texas’ premier club squads, the Texas Titans and Team Texas Elite, will make the trip West, with numerous local standouts slated to compete. Below is a list of local athletes rostered by the Titans and Team Texas.
D.J. Hogg (Plano West, Jr.): 2013-14 District 10-5A MVP, 19.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, ranked No. 28 in the nation (ESPN)
Soso Jamabo (Plano West, Jr.): 2013-14 10-5A all-district first team, 12.2 points, 5.0 rebounds
Tyler Davis (Plano West, Jr.): Ranked No. 30 in the nation (ESPN), four-star prospect
Mickey Mitchell (Plano West, Jr.): Ranked No. 19 in the state (Rivals), 14.5 points, 8.8 boards, 7.0 assists
Isaac Asrat (Plano East, Jr.): 2013-14 10-5A Offensive Player of the Year, 16.4 points
Djery Baptiste (Prestonwood Christian Academy, Jr.): 6-10, 240-pound center, three-star prospect
Team Texas Elite
Chris Giles (Plano West, Fr.): 2013-14 10-5A Newcomer of the Year, 5.3 points
Tyler Williams (Hebron, Jr.): 2013-14 5-5A MVP, 16.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, ranked No. 14 in the state (Rivals)
Nico Carvacho (Frisco, Jr.): 2013 9-4A Co-Newcomer of the Year, 9-4A all-defense team
Following the two-day stint in Sacramento, the EYBL will resume on May 10-11 in Dallas.