HAMPTON, Va. – News, notes and quotes from Day 2 of the Nike-EYBL in Hampton Saturday.
Indy Spiece sophomore shooting guard Trevon Bluiett went for 22 points on 4 of 7 threes in a 75-73 win over Houston Hoops Saturday.
Bluiett blowing up
With his strong play, 6-foot-5 Indy Spiece 2014 shooting guard Trevon Bluiett has seen his recruitment take off recently, with several new schools entering the fray.
Through three games in Hampton, Bluiett averaged 16.6 points while shooting 47 percent (8 of 17) from beyond the arc. Saturday morning, Bluiett torched Houston Hoops for 22 points including 4 of 7 3-pointers in a 75-73 win.
"Florida called me yesterday or two days ago," said Bluiett, who also rattled off Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan Notre Dame, Indiana, Butler and Xavier.
"I'm looking for a brotherhood on and off the court, a special connection. As long as I feel I'm right for that program."
Four strong with Ennis
CIA Bounce point guard Tyler Ennis is one of the most sought after point guard in the 2013 class.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound floor general has helped navigate his CIA Bounce squad to an undefeated record in EYBL play through seven games, including a 22-point outburst in a win over the Albany City Rocks Saturday afternoon.
Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Memphis and Louisville have gained early separation for Newark, N.J. 2013 point guard Tyler Ennis.
Ennis says he's looking for immediate playing time and named Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Memphis and Louisville as the schools gaining some separation.
"I don't want to have it too jammed up at the guard spot," Ennis said. "I want to come in and contribute right off the bat."
Some visits may be in the works in the near future.
"I was thinking of maybe taking some visits this spring, maybe look into some schools but no timeline right now."
The Chosen 'Juan
Bluff City Legends combo guard Jajuan Johnson continues to be been one of the top individual performers thus far in Hampton. The 6-foot-5 guard has averaged 19.3 points per game while shooting 61 percent from the field and 61 percent from beyond the arc (8 of 13).
After being listed in the media guide as "Jajuan King," Johnson said he's been playing with a bit of a chip on his shoulder.
"I don't get as much recognition as some of the other guys on our team like Johnathan Williams or Nick King so I try to come out and prove myself every night."
That kind of play has generated new interest from the likes of Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Alabama and Oklahoma State.
"I'm a 6-5, lanky guard that can score with the best of them," Johnson said.
Two more for 'J3'
Johnson's AAU and high school teammate, Johnathan Williams III has also played well in Hampton.
Through three games, the 6-foot-8 forward has averaged 13.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game and seen Michigan State and Alabama both get involved in his recruitment.
"They're both pretty good programs," said Williams, who will likely take more college visits in "August or September."
As for now, Georgetown could be in solid early position.
"Georgetown is a great program," Williams said. "A lot of big time players came out of that school plus my brother [lives] right down the street."
Williams' brother, Johnny C. Williams III, plays at George Mason.