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Top 5 Recruiting Storylines Ahead Of EYBL Session II In Indy

Top 5 Recruiting Storylines Ahead Of EYBL Session II In Indy

The top recruiting storylines before the second April live period gets underway at EYBL session II in Indianapolis.

Apr 26, 2018 by Adam Zagoria
Top 5 Recruiting Storylines Ahead Of EYBL Session II In Indy

By Adam Zagoria

The Nike EYBL will hold its second April live period event this weekend in Indianapolis and FloHoops will have you covered with live-streaming of all the games.

Here are some of the top recruiting storylines to watch as the three-day event gets underway Friday.

1. What will the players and coaches have to say about the status of the one-and-done rule?

ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports the NBA’s one-and-done rule could end as soon as 2020. That means high school players currently in the classes of 2020 and '21 could potentially be the first to benefit and go straight from the preps to the pros. The last high school class to do that was in 2005. What will some of the top players from those classes and their coaches have to say about the potential rule change?

2. Will Cole Anthony keep up his tremendous level of play?

The 6-foot-3 point guard from the PSA Cardinals put on a show last weekend during the first EYBL session in Dallas, averaging 27.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 4.0 assists.

“I think that I’m the most productive player in the country,” Anthony, the top guard in the class of 2019, told 247Sports.com. “I think I’m very efficient, I think I make my teammates better. I think all of these other players coast and I don’t coast. I think I always give it my 100-percent.”

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Villanova's Jay Wright, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, UNC's Roy Williams, Kentucky's John Calipari, Michigan's John Beilein, Wake Forest's Danny Manning, Oregon's Dana Altman, Louisville's Chris Mack, Pitt's Jeff Capel, Virginia Tech's Buzz Williams, and Notre Dame's Mike Brey all watched Anthony last weekend and many figure to return beginning on Friday at 9:30 PM ET when the PSA Cardinals face Expressions.

3. What schools will be focused on Trendon Watford?

Mississippi State, LSU, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Kansas, Florida State, TCU, Memphis, and Indiana are expected to watch the 6-8 class of 2019 forward from the Georgia Stars this weekend. Indiana's Archie Miller recently came in twice for home visits.

Watford is well versed in Indiana history. His older brother, Christian, played there from 2009-2013.

"Alabama brought in the whole staff and we had a really good talk about the whole process, the class they think they’ll be able to get when I’d be coming in, and how I would fit in there. It was a lot of fun," Watford wrote in his USA Today blog.

"With Indiana, they obviously didn’t have to tell me too much about the campus since I used to be there all the time when my brother played there, but it was cool. They showed me a lot of clips of guys they’ve had that have played like me and how their system fit me."

4. Will Ismael Massed continue to break out?

The 6-8 class of 2019 wing from the PSA Cardinals and the MacDuffie School (MA) picked up several offers following his play in Dallas.

Massoud added offers from Florida State, Harvard, Georgia Tech, Illinois, and Alabama to previous offers from Stanford and Rutgers.

"He's one of the best wings in the country and has limitless upside," PSA Cardinals director Terrance "Munch" Williams told ZAGSBLOG. "His ability to play multiple positions makes him a clear example of where the game of basketball is heading. He has the chance to be the best wing to ever put on a PSA Cardinals uniform."

5. What's up in the Joe Girard sweepstakes?

Duke, Syracuse, Michigan, and Villanova are just some of the schools keying in on the 6-1 class of 2019 combo guard from Glens Falls (NY) High School and the City Rocks.

Along with teammate Isaiah Stewart, who recently picked up a Villanova offer and is also being recruited by Duke, Notre Dame, Michigan, Tennessee, Louisville, and others, Girard and the City Rocks should once again attract a slew of coaches.

Adam Zagoria is a basketball insider who runs ZAGSBLOG.com and contributes to The New York Times. Follow Adam on Twitter.