BABC Wins 3 at EYBL Session II

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, April 30th, 2012

BABC Wins 3 at EYBL Session II

While the rest of New England was competing in Philadelphia or Providence this weekend, the BABC headed to Hampton, Virginia for the second session of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League.  

Entering with a record of 2-2 on the season, BABC faced another tough schedule beginning with the New York Lightning in a Friday night match-up.  

Rene Castro picked up right where he left off the weekend before, scoring 23 points on 9-18 shooting from the floor while also connecting on a pair of three-pointers.  Jaylen Brantley contributed 18 points but also ran the show by handing out 5 assists against no turnovers.  Darien Fernandez emerged as a spark off the bench, dropping 13 points on 5-6 shooting from the floor.  Andrew Chrabascz’ 12 rebounds helped out rebound the Lightning 33-25 while the BABC trademark defense forced their opponents into 6 assists against 19 turnovers.  

Saturday’s match-ups saw BABC fall to Cal Supreme and All Ohio Red, making Sunday’s double-header all the more important.  First up was Alabama Challenge, who BABC handled to the tune of 67-51 behind 64% shooting from the floor.  Four players scored in double figures as Castro and Brantley led the way with 18 each while Wayne Selden turned in an efficient performance with 16 points on 7-9 shooting from the floor and 2-3 shooting from behind the arc to go along with 5 rebounds and 3 assists.  Chrabascz contributed 10 points on 5-7 shooting and 6 rebounds.  

The final contest of the weekend saw a match-up with a loaded Each 1 Teach 1 squad from Florida, who came into the game with a perfect 8-0 EYBL record and featuring one the nation’s top big men in Dakari Johnson.  This one would go all the way down to the wire before BABC was able to secure a crucial 60-58 decision and improve to 5-4 on the season.  

Selden had his most statistically efficient performance to date, going for 19 points on 9-15 shooting from the floor while grabbing 6 rebounds and handing out 5 assists against only 1 turnover.  Castro put up 18 points of his own while Brantley got hot from behind the three-point line for 15 points.  Chrabascz led the fight against Johnson on the interior, reportedly playing through a concussion, and more than held his own with a game high 13 rebounds.  

BABC currently sits in a two-way tie for third place out of the ten teams in Division A.  They’ll travel to Dallas, Texas in two weeks for the third stop on the EYBL tour, where they’re scheduled to take on the Georgia Stars, CP3, Metro Hawks, and Texas Pro.