Then and Now: An EBC Series

Becoming an athlete is no easy task, hours upon hours spent in sweaty gyms, early morning shootarounds or even missing prom. As with most things, it is truly a process that begins way before top level players are even recognized by scouts, coaches or teammates. At Elite Basketball Circuit, our team sees a range of players from high level seniors vying for a collegiate scholarship to 8 year olds trying to make a layup. With sold-out camps every year since 2015, EBC in partnership with Grassroots 365 and Open Gym Premier has highlighted some of the players who the team has been watching since dominating at the youth level. Welcome to Then and Now: An EBC Series!

Evan Mobley

First Camp: BILJAAC 2015

Evaluation: Long athlete who handles the ball well for his size. Nice touch around the basket. Plays every position.

Evan Mobley waits for the rebound at BILJAAC 2015

Paolo Banchero

First Camp: BILJAAC 2014

Evaluation: Very talented guard with great size and skill, Offensively, does a good job at attacking the rim while being tough on the boards. Very high potential player.

Amongst others, Paolo Banchero (middle left) claims his trophy

Josh Christopher

First Camp: BILJAAC 2015

Evaluation: Can take over a game at any time. Solid offensive mind set. High talent level with ability to create plays for him and his teammates. Deceptive ballhandler. Good motor.

Testing Results:

Standing ReachMax Vertical JumpMax Vertical Touch10-Second Foot Quickness
Josh Christopher gets up a free throw at BILJAAC 2015

Ziaire Williams

Evaluation: Athletic player who has great length. Skilled on offense. Versatile player with high IQ. Attacks the basket well and is a presence inside.

Testing Results:

Standing Reach3/4 Court SprintMax Vertical JumpLane Agility DrillLateral Lane DrillMax Vertical TouchStanding Vertical Jump10-Second Foot Quickness
Ziaire Williams running the ball up the court on fastbreak

TyTy Washington

First Camp: BILJAAC 2014

Evaluation:Attacks the basket at will and really good playmaker. Strong, physical player. Gets to the rim at will and finishes with both hands effectively. Great basketball savvy, physically dominates other players going to the rim.


  • Mid-Range
  • Attitude
  • Coachability
TyTy leading huddle at BILJAAC 2014

Jaime Jaquez

First Camp: BILJAAC 2014

Evaluation: Versatile player handles the ball exceptionally well for his given height and can get to the rim fairly easily. Excellent athlete with a nice skillset. Has ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the basket and hit from midrange.

Jaime Jaquez preps for his debut at the dunk contest at BILJAAC 2015

Johnny Juzang

First Camp: BILJAAC 2015

Evaluation: All around solid player. Total package on each end of the court. Smooth player with a knack for pulling up in the midrange and attacking the basket.

Johnny Juzang sizes up for a 3 ball at BILJAAC 2015

Jared McCain

First Camp: BILJAAC 2015

Evaluation:All around solid guard, Great vision in the open court.

Evaluation:A heady point guard that looks to get his teammates involved. Very high basketball IQ.


  • Ball Handling
  • Slashing
  • Passing

Testing Results:

Standing Reach3/4 Court SprintMax Vertical JumpLane Agility Drill
Open in the corner, Jared McCain spots up for three