Session 2 of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League took place this weekend at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Virginia, with many of the nation’s best college coaches taking in the action.
A league that matches the 40 best Nike-sponsored AAU programs, Nike EYBL featured some of the top talents in the country.
And when the dust settled at the end of Session 2 just one program could claim to still be undefeated: CIA Bounce.
Mike George’s program from Canada moved to 9-0 in Nike EYBL play with five wins in Hampton, with their 76-71 win over Mokan Elite being the lone victory by single digits.
CIA Bounce’s most talented player is none other than 2014 prospect Andrew Wiggins, who according to some may be the best prep player regardless of class.
An extremely versatile player, Wiggins also played a big role in the World team’s win over the US in the Nike Hoop Summit early this month.
Wiggins scored 20 in the win over Mokan Elite (MO), but he isn’t the only player who has caught the eye of analysts and coaches alike.
“Arguably, I’d say he’s the best player in high school basketball right now,” said his AAU coach, Tony McIntyre. “He can do what he wants out there.”
2013 guards Tyler Ennis and Xavier Rathan-Mayes are also highly sought-after prospects, with both showing off the skills that have left so many impressed.
Ennis, who scored 20 in CIA Bounce’s win over NJ Playaz on Sunday, plays his high school basketball at St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey and ranks among the top point guards in his class.
Rathan-Mayes, who accounted for 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a win over The Family (MI), plays his high school ball alongside Wiggins at Huntington Prep in West Virginia and is more aggressive in looking to score than Ennis.
CIA Bounce won’t lack for challengers in the next two sessions before the 24-team playoffs at the Peach Jam in mid-July either.
Four teams are tied with 8-1 marks in Division C, and just a game behind them in Division D is 8-1 Meanstreets (Illinois).
But the squad from Canada is off to a good start heading into Session 3, which takes place in Dallas from May 11-13.