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Monday / June 17.
  • NOTES: Nike EYBL Session 3 from Indianapolis

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    By SAM LANCE & CHARLIE PARENT

    INDIANAPOLIS — Follow along as ZAGSBLOG.com brings you the notes from day one of Nike EYBL Session 3.

    Before the action began, we caught up with two players from Arizona Unity 17U, including the No. 1 player in 2026 Brandon McCoy and 2026 five-star Kaden House. Here is some of the rest of what we learned from Friday.

    Five-star Jasper Johnson on reopening recruitment

    The 6-foot-5 guard out of Link Academy (MO.) and Team Thad has heard from a host of schools since reopening his recruitment. He plans to visit Baylor, Illinois, Arkansas and Ohio State, among others. Johnson has already seen schools like North Carolina and Auburn.

    He also noted a new relationship as former Link coach Bill Armstrong took an assistant position at Baylor. Johnson is “not sure” if he’ll play at Link next season and said Armstrong has “called him a couple of times” about playing in Waco.

    Catching up with five-star forward Caleb Wilson

    Wilson said Georgia Tech, Duke, Auburn, Arkansas and Tennessee are currently recruiting him hardest. He also had a lot to say about Kentucky, as head coach Mark Pope was court side to watch him play at 4 p.m. ET vs. Team Final.

    Five-star Darius Adams has Michigan State in attendance

    The 6-foot-6 sharpshooter out of La Lumiere (IN.) and PSA Cardinals had a Michigan State assistant in attendance today as the Spartans continue their pursuit of the New Jersey native.

    He told ZAGSBLOG that recruitment is “same-old, same-old” for now and that he plans to cut his list after the summer.

    Adams on Michigan State: “That means everything. Just them continuing to show interest in me, and obviously, I’m interested in them, so it means a lot.”

    Five-star Meleek Thomas to take visits in June

    Not much has changed on the recruiting front for the 6-foot-4 combo guard. He still plans to visit UConn and Arkansas, saying he will look to take some visits in June and then some more over the rest of the summer.

    “I want to let god tell me when to take all of my visits and just ease into it [visits].”

    Five-star Tounde Yessoufou plans to visit Arizona on June 18th

    The 6-foot-6 Benin native from Team Why Not will visit Arizona on June 18th, he told ZAGSBLOG postgame.

    Coach Lloyd is a great person, man. The whole staff are great people. You can tell Arizona is a place that has the energy, [they’re] loving you and welcoming you; that’s one of the things I love.”

    Four-star Kayden Mingo draws Wake Forest, Virginia Tech head coaches

    Mingo, of PSA Cardinals and Long Island Lutheran (NY.), had Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young and Wake Forest head coach Steve Forbes in attendance. The Demon Deacons and Hokies have long been in touch with the volume scorer, who does not expect to take visits until after EYBL. LuHi coach John Buck played at Wake Forest.

    “It means a lot, it feels really good that the coach has come out to see what I can do,” he said on Virginia Tech. “The relationship I’m building with them is good.”

    N.C. State, Mississippi State, Georgetown in for four-star Jackson Keith

    The 6-foot-5 guard from Team CP3 drew staff from N.C. State, Mississippi State and Georgetown to their 66-49 win over LivOn. Keith dropped 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting.

    Four-star power forward Nicholas Randall planning visit to Missouri

    Randall has been hearing from Kansas State, Missouri, Ole Miss, SLU, VCU, Louisville, Virginia Tech, TCU and Illinois. He also plans to take a visit to Missouri.

    “My official visit,” Randall said. “I’ve been on an unofficial. I haven’t talked to anywhere else but I’m talking to some more coaches and if I play good this weekend I should have some more stuff coming up.”

    Randall added coach Gates really likes him as a prospect and that he’s “really considering” the Tigers.

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