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The Circuit League I: All-Event Teams

By The Circuit, 04/29/21, 6:00PM EDT

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The Circuit League: I kicked off the season in style last weekend at Drive Nation, and there were several prospects that used the platform to raise their stock. The following accolades were awarded after the first session:

  • 17U MVP
  • 16U MVP
  • 15U MVP
  • 17U Offensive POTS
  • 17U Defensive POTS
  • 17U 1st-Team
  • 17U 2nd-Team
  • 17U 3rd-Team
  • 16U 1st-Team
  • 16U 2nd-Team
  • 15U All-Event Team
  • Best Performance
  • Best: Game // Finish // Dunk

MVP: Zuby Ejiofor - Beast Up (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'9
CLASS: 2022
AVERAGES: 16.3 PPG, 11.0 RPG

The "Beast Up" big man lived up to his team name at The Circuit League, establishing his dominance over four games en route to the event's most prestigious honor - MVP. Ejiofor opened the event with three consecutive double-doubles - all wins; 14 points & 14 rebounds vs MO Flight, 19 points & 16 rebounds vs. LivOn, and 28 points and 10 rebounds vs. Nightrydas.

The latter performance against the 14th-ranked Nightrydas was eye-opening, as Ejiofor muscled his way to a massive double-double while shooting 11-for-16 from the field - against essentially all high-major talent. Beast Up went 4-0, and Ejiofor was the star.

Offensive POTS: Oziyah Sellers

TEAM: Team Arsenal (CA)
HEIGHT: 6'5
CLASS: 2022
AVERAGES: 22.8 PPG, 4.0 RPG

Oziyah Sellers was exceptional offensively in Dallas, averaging 22.8 points per game while establishing himself as one of the elite playmakers in the 2022 class. The Southern California Academy (CA) product used his 6-foot-5 frame to maneuver around the court, and he was able to find his spots at will. Sellers plays as hard as anyone, but his control and discipline offensively helped him turn in a super-productive opening session.

Team Arsenal will make their debut in volume two of The Circuit's Top 25 Team Rankings set to launch tomorrow.

Defensive POTS: Zion Obanla

TEAM: Drive Nation Houston (TX)
HEIGHT: 6'7
CLASS: 2022
AVERAGES: 21.0 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 4.5 CTPG

Zion Obanla was one of the biggest breakout performers of the opening Circuit League session. The 6-foot-7 New York Native was a standout on both ends of the floor, but defensively he proved to be elite. Obanla challenged and contested countless shots throughout the weekend, able to efficiently play defense without fouling. Obanla was a beast on the boards, and his help-defense was off the charts; Obanla took 18 charges over four games. 


BREAKOUT POTS: CJ LUSTER

BREAKOUT POTS: CJ LUSTER

TEAM: Max Levels Elite (TX)
HEIGHT: 6'2
CLASS: 2022
AVERAGES: 21.0 PPG, 3.0 APG, 2.0 RPG
RECORD: 3-1

CJ Luster caught fire at the Drive Nation Facility, averaging over five 3-pointers a game en route to a standout first session. Luster went 8-for-12 from 3 in the win over Belmont Shore, and his ability to consistently knock down shots and get his teammates involved was impressive.

Best Performance:

Nightrydas 6-foot-6 junior Jaylen Martin: 30 points in OT win over MOKAN Elite

Best Game:

No. 2 MOKAN Elite (MO) vs. No. 14 Nightrydas Elite (FL)

17U All-Circuit League Teams

1st Team

Jazian Gortman

TEAM: Nightrydas Elite (FL)

HEIGHT: 6'1

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 11.3 PPG, 5.0 APG, 3.2 SPG

RECORD: 2-1

Oziyah Sellers

TEAM: Team Arsenal (CA)

HEIGHT: 6'5

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES22.8 PPG, 4 RPG

RECORD: 3-1

Zuby Ejiofor

TEAM: Beast Up (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'9

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 16.3 PPG, 11.0 RPG

RECORD: 4-0

CJ Luster

TEAM: Max Levels Elite (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'2

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 21.0 PPG, 3.0 APG, 2.0 RPG

RECORD: 3-1

Angel Johnson

TEAM: Houston Scholars 

HEIGHT: 6'0

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 16.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.5 APG, 4.0 SPG

RECORD: 4-0

Zion Oblana

TEAM: Drive Nation Houston (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'9

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 21.0 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 4.5 CTPG

RECORD: 3-1

2nd Team All-Circuit League

Jaylen Thompson

TEAM: Team Arsenal (CA)

HEIGHT: 6'8

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 15.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG

Ja'Kobe Walter

TEAM: Team Trae Young (OK)

HEIGHT: 6'5

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 17.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG

Percy Daniels

TEAM: Louisiana Elite

HEIGHT: 6'9

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 17.4 PPG, 13.2 RPG

Noah Shelby

TEAM: Team Trae Young (OK)

HEIGHT: 6'3

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 17.0 PPG, 6.0 APG

TJ Caldwell

TEAM: Drive Nation (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'4

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 15.0 PPG

Jaylon Johnson

TEAM: Drive Nation Houston (TX)

HEIGHT: 5'11

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 19.5 PPG, 8.0 APG, 2.8 RPG, 2.0 SPG

3RD TEAM ALL-CIRCUIT LEAGUE

Robert Vaihola

TEAM: Team Arsenal (CA)

HEIGHT: 6'8

CLASS: 2021

AVERAGES: 13.3 PPG, 11.0 RPG

Lee Dort

TEAM: Team Trae Young (OK)

HEIGHT: 6'10

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 12.0 PPG, 14.0 RPG

Tarris Reed

TEAM: MOKAN Elite (MO)

HEIGHT: 6'11

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 12.0 PPG, 10.0 RPG

KyeRon Lindsay

TEAM: Max Levels Elite (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'8

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 15.0 PPG, 12.0 RPG, 2.0 BPG

Adrame Diongue

TEAM: Belmont Shore (CA)

HEIGHT: 7'0

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 15.0 PPG, 11.0 RPG

George Marshall

TEAM: MEBO (MS)

HEIGHT: 6'3

CLASS: 2022

AVERAGES: 14.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.0 SPG

17U: Honorable Mention Standouts

Beast Up (TX) Davion Sykes
Belmont Shore (CA) Josh Uduje
Belmont Shore (CA) TJ Wainwright
Culver Elite (TX) Chase Field
Culver Elite (TX) Nick Bene
Drive Nation (TX) Rylan Griffen
Drive Nation (TX) Jordan Walsh
Drive Nation (TX) Trae Clayton
Drive Nation Houston (TX) Reyce Allen
Houston Scholars (TX) Mason Carlos
Houston Scholars (TX) Leslie Newsome
Houston Scholars (TX) Demi Areola
Houston Superstars (TX) PJ Haggerty
LivOn-Fleur De Lis (LA) Dorian Finister
Louisiana Elite Dionjahe Thomas
Louisiana Silverbacks De'Vondrake Arvie
Louisiana Silverbacks Keon Coleman
Max Levels Elite (TX) Shakiru Oduwenu
   

 

MEBO (MS) Corneilous Willams
MEBO (MS) Samarion Grant
Missouri Flight Victory Naboya
MOKAN Elite (MO) Willie Lightfoot
MOKAN Elite (MO) Skyy Clark
MOKAN Elite (MO) Felix Okpara
MOKAN Elite (MO) Aidan Shaw
Nightrydas Elite (FL) Malik Reneau
Nightrydas Elite (FL) Jaylen Martin
Nightrydas Elite (FL) Jett Howard
PB Nation (TX) Kai Jordan
PB Nation (TX) Chris Williams
Runway Jets SkyHigh (LA) Robert Ferrygood
Runway Jets SkyHigh (LA) Dylan Johnson
Team GPS (TX) Kreeland Avery
Team GPS (TX) Tate Truby
Team Griffin (OK) Tobias Roland
Team Griffin (OK) Chris Bunch
Texas Legion Thatcher McClure
TRT Academy (TX) Ameer Ali

16U Most Valuable Player: Bryson Warren

TEAM: MOKAN Elite (MO)

HEIGHT: 6'3

CLASS: 2023

Bryson Warren was dynamic for No. 6 MOKAN Elite (4-0) all weekend long. The MOKAN floor general displayed elite guard-skills on both sides of the ball, and his consistency was the key. 

Warren, who was named ARBCA Overall Player of the Year in 2020-21 for Little Rock Central, put up 17 points and 5 assists against No. 8 Drive Nation - a game he dominated from the tip. Warren plays at his own pace and has a consistent hesitation to his attack which keeps defenders on their heels.

Warren also put up 19 points and 5 assists in a dominant over MEBO. Warren produced consistently throughout the weekend, scoring in double-figures in MOKAN's other two victories.

With Warren at the helm, expect MOKAN Elite to hang onto a ranking throughout the season while positioning themselves as Peach Jam contenders.

16U ALL-CIRCUIT LEAGUE: 1st Team

Bryson Warren

TEAM: MOKAN Elite (MO)

HEIGHT: 6'3

CLASS: 2023

Justin McBride

TEAM: Drive Nation (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'7

CLASS: 2023

Omaha Biliew

TEAM: MOKAN Elite (MO)

HEIGHT: 6'7

CLASS: 2023

Fred Payne Jr.

TEAM: LivOn-Black (LA)

HEIGHT: 6'0

CLASS: 2023

Brandon Garrison

TEAM: Team Griffin (OK)

HEIGHT: 6'9

CLASS: 2023

T'Johnn Brown

TEAM: Max levels Elite (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'0

CLASS: 2023

Kyan Evans

TEAM: MOKAN Elite (MO)

HEIGHT: 6'1

CLASS: 2023

Ryan Forrest

TEAM: Woodz Elite (AR)

HEIGHT: 6'2

CLASS: 2023

Croix Cox

TEAM: Max Levels Elite (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'7

CLASS: 2023

Cam Barnes

TEAM: Team Trae Young (OK)

HEIGHT: 6'10

CLASS: 2023

Chris Lockett

TEAM: LivOn-Black (LA)

HEIGHT: 6'4

CLASS: 2023

Drew Steffe

TEAM: Team Griffin (OK)

HEIGHT: 6'5

CLASS: 2023

16U ALL-CIRCUIT LEAGUE: 2nd Team

Jayden Forrest

TEAM: Woodz Elite (AR)

HEIGHT: 6'4

CLASS: 2023

Jamyron Keller

TEAM: Drive Nation (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'1

CLASS: 2023

Kedrick Osby

TEAM: MEBO (MS)

HEIGHT: 6'8

CLASS: 2023

Nate Sasser

TEAM: Nightrydas Elite (FL)

HEIGHT: 6'6

CLASS: 2023

Everson Armstrong

TEAM: Southern Assault (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'5

CLASS: 2023

Tre Johnson

TEAM: Team Griffin (OK)

HEIGHT: 6'5

CLASS: 2024

Addison Harmon

TEAM: Southern Assault (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'1

CLASS: 2023

KJ Lewis

TEAM: Drive Nation (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'5

CLASS: 2023

Sam Walters

TEAM: Nightrydas Elite (FL)

HEIGHT: 6'8

CLASS: 2023

Jaden Jefferson

TEAM: Max Levels Elite (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'4

CLASS: 2023

Payton Chism

TEAM: Southern Assault (TX)

HEIGHT: 6'1

CLASS: 2023

Trent Pierce

TEAM: Team Griffin (OK)

HEIGHT: 6'7

CLASS: 2023

15U All-Circuit League Team

Jae'Coby Osborne - Team Fox (TX)

TEAM: Team Fox (TX)
HEIGHT: 6'4
AVERAGES: 14.8 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 3.3 APG, 2.5 BPG, 2.0 SPG

Team Fox rattled off a 4-0 record in the 15U division, and the De'Aaron Fox-sponsored program did so behind the star power of Jae'Coby Osborne. The 6-foot-4 prospect did a bit of everything in Dallas, averaging a double-double while impacting numerous facets of the game.  Osborne's motor and effort were noticeable off the bat, but his ability to score and rebound around the rim were most impressive.  Expect Osborne to have a terrific remainder to the spring and summer, and keep an eye on this Team Fox group as they continue to mature.

15U All-Circuit Team

Team Fox (TX)

Jae'Coby Osborne

Drive Nation (TX)

Liam McNeeley

Southern Assault (TX)

Marlon Linton

Max Levels Elite (TX)

Cameron Paul

MOKAN Elite (MO)

Nassir Binion

Team Griffin (OK)

Dayton Forsythe

Team Fox (TX)

Christopher McDermott

Team Fox (TX)

Charles Anderson

MOKAN Elite (MO)

Ethan Lathan

Drive Nation (TX)

Rustan Griffin

Nightrydas (FL)

Jahki Howard

ProSkills (TX)

Cam Jackson

Team Griffin (OK)

Chris Mason

ProSkills (TX)

Doryan Onwuchekwa

ProSkills (TX)

Cam Patterson

Southern Assault (TX)

Micah Robinson

MOKAN Elite (MO)

Chiante Tramble

MOKAN Elite (MO)

Aaron Rowe

Drive Nation (TX)

Jalen Shelley

Woodz Elite (AR)

Layne Taylor

Buddy Buckets (KS)

William Thengvall

Buddy Buckets (KS)

Jack Voth

Best Dunk: TJ Caldwell - Drive Nation (TX)

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