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Miami Basketball Recruiting: Nike EYBL Session 1 Recap



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The Nike EYBL circuit, featuring some of the best high school basketball talents in the country, kicked off from April 21-23 in Atlanta. Four 17U teams went undefeated during Session 1, with New Hampshire-based New Heights Lightning leading all teams in point differential.

This was also a crucial recruiting weekend for college programs. Division I coaches from around the country, including Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga, attended this NCAA-certified event.

Several UM targets were in action across multiple age divisions. Here’s how each of them played.

Class of 2024

Marcus Allen

Allen, who recently told LifeWallet Sports that the Hurricanes “reach out mostly every day,” is a high priority for Miami in the 2024 recruiting cycle. Larrañaga was in attendance for one of Allen’s games this weekend with the Florida Rebels.

The 6-foot-6 small forward was productive in his EYBL 17U debut. He averaged 11.5 points on a 56.3% clip from the field. Allen also made two of his four attempts from deep.

Thomas Sorber

Sorber had his best game of the weekend on Saturday against Boo Williams, scoring 18 points and grabbing seven rebounds. He averaged 10 points and 6.8 rebounds for the session.

Miami offered the 6-foot-9 Archbishop Ryan (Pa.) High School product on Dec. 15, 2022. Sorber also holds offers from Syracuse, Villanova, Maryland and other high-major programs. 

Garrett Sundra

The 6-foot-10 stretch forward made two of his six field goal attempts this weekend and finished with seven points. 

UM offered Sundra on Oct. 27, 2022. Since then, Sundra has received offers from other Power Five schools like Iowa, Virginia Tech and Penn State. He made his first official visit to Butler this past November.

Jaeden Mustaf

Mustaf further established himself as one of the best guards in the country.

The 6-foot-5 combo guard averaged 20.7 points – which ranked fifth among all 17U players – and 3.3 assists across three games. He scored 30 and shot 9-of-14 from the field in a bout with the New Heights Lightning.

Miami, along with Indiana, Virginia Tech, Florida State and North Carolina State, made the cut for Mustaf’s final schools list on April 1.

Jalil Bethea

Bethea is one of the highest-octane scorers in his class and proved that this weekend. The 6-foot-4 guard scored at least 15 points in every game he played with Team Final, including a 21-point, five-assist performance against the Expressions.

Miami offered Bethea on Sept. 27, 2022, and the Hurricanes have continued to pursue him since then. He told On3 Sports’ Joe Tipton in February that Miami was one of the five schools that were recruiting him the hardest.

Class of 2025

Cameron Boozer

Boozer showed why he is widely regarded as the best player in his class. He averaged 27.8 points and 13.2 rebounds per game with Nightrydas 16U. This included a dominant 40-point, 17-rebound performance against the New Jersey Scholars.

Larrañaga attended one of the 6-foot-10 Boozer’s games on Saturday. Miami is one of many schools that have offered the Miami Columbus (Fla.) High School forward.

Cayden Boozer

Cayden, the twin brother of teammate Cameron, was also very sharp.

The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 12.8 points per game on an efficient 66.7% clip from the field. He also dished out nine assists per game, leading his age division.

Like his brother, he also has a UM offer.

Trey McKenney

Playing up an age division with Meanstreets 17U, McKenney was not fazed.

The 6-foot-4 guard averaged a team-high 16.5 points per game. He had a weekend personal high of 20 points against the Florida Rebels.

Miami offered McKenney in early January, joining an offer sheet that includes Texas, Alabama and Michigan State.

Alexander Lloyd

Lloyd, the third player on Nightrydas 16U with a Miami offer, finished third on the team in scoring behind the Boozer Twins.

The Westminster (Fla.) Academy combo guard averaged 12 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. He also fields offers from Florida State and Florida Gulf Coast.



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