Hampton EYBL Recap, Part 1: Backcourt Prospects

The 2017 Nike EYBL Session in Hampton has come and gone. Unlike last year, when the event took place outside of a Live Evaluation Period, college coaches were in Hampton in full force to evaluate prospects while making their presence known to established targets. There certainly is a different energy in the building during a Live Evaluation Period. Finding a spot to park proved to be a challenge, but as always it was a fun experience.

UVA assistant coach Jason Williford was on hand Saturday and Sunday while head coach Tony Bennett arrived for the latter half of the 5 p.m. games on Saturday and stayed through Sunday. The 17-and-unders were the feature attraction, but the 16-and-under group drew attention from the Cavalier coaches as well. Williford watched the Team Takeover 16U squad play at least twice. Bennett watched them at least once.