Goodluck, Rivals Make Adidas Headlines
While the BABC and Expressions Elite were representing the greater Boston area last weekend at session I of the Nike EYBL, the Mass Rivals were doing the same at the Adidas VIP Exclusive Run.
For Goodluck Okonoboh, this was his first grassroots tournament of the season after missing early events with illness and school commitments.
All reports indicate that he didn’t waste any time asserting himself, as he earned wide-ranging praise by the time the weekend had come to an end, continuing to lay claim to the title of nation’s best shot-blocker.
ESPN.com’s senior basketball recruiting analyst Dave Telep tabbed Okonoboh the “best defensive player” in the field, going so far as to say “the question is who is the second-best shot-blocker in the 2014 class because Okonoboh has the top spot on lock.”
Scout.com’s national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels had similar praise in his day two recap, saying “Okonoboh is the anchor for the Mass Rivals. He’s active, aggressive, reels in rebounds, and looks to swat everything in the paint.”
Daniels also praised Jalen Adams, saying “Buzz has been building in the Northeast about this 6-foot-2 combination guard. In my first peak, Adams showed good speed, a quick first step, solid athleticism and the ability to put points on the board in a hurry.
Meanwhile, Adams’ backcourt partner, Kaleb Joseph, was almost trending on twitter after throwing down this vicious dunk, posted by Ballas TV: