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EYBL Mid-Season Report: Southern Stampede (GA)

By D1 Circuit Staff, 05/10/16, 12:45PM EDT


Mid-season recap:

2016 has been the Collin Sexton show for the Stampede. The 6-foot-2 junior is averaging 30.1 points through seven games, putting the drastically undersized Stampede on his back. The Stampede are streaky - head coach Aljami Durham's crew won their first two games, lost their next four and closed out Indianapolis with a much-needed win over We All Can Go. They play a very limited rotation and are basically outsized by everyone they're matched up against, but their backcourt allows them to compete.

The Star(s):

Sexton (30.1 PPG, 5.1 RPG) has added offers from Arizona and Kansas, so it's evident that high-major schools are taking notice of his scoring punch. The Pebblebrook (Georgia) guard is extremely aggressive, as evidenced by his 84 free throw attempts. He's converted 69 times from the line, 24 more than the next closest player. Heading into the year, Indiana pledge Aljami Durham was expected to be the go-to guy offensively. He's been his usual dynamic self, but Sexton has taken the league by storm.

The Supporting Cast:

Durham (13.7 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.1 APG) has been up and down, but he's displayed the ability to score against anyone. He and Zach Cooks (10.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.1 APG) share time with Sexton as the primary ball-handlers, and both play heavy minutes. TJ Massenburg (4.1 PPG, 4.7 RPG), Chris Agbo (3.3 PPG, 6.1 RPG) and Kenton Eskridge (4.3 PPG) are the options in the frontcourt, and all three will need to improve on their current production during sessions three and four.

Session 3/4 Outlook:

The formula for success here is simple: ride Sexton, Durham and Cooks. They account for just under 75% of the Stampede's scoring, and the trio will need to continue their hot scoring in Hampton and Atlanta. This is one of the thinnest rotations on the circuit, so they will need to rest up to ensure their healthy for the rest of the summer. A Peach Jam berth is certainly within reach, and as a fan, it would be a delight to watch Sexton light up the scoreboards in July.

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