Five-star Justin Edwards shines, latest look at Bronny James and more

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ORLANDO — The second day of the evaluation is in the books at the Nike EYBL. Coaches from all over the country flew in to find future players including those from the biggest named programs and several prospect helped themselves in the national standings.

Who stood out and what were the takeaways from getting an update look at Bronny James?

Justin Edwards (Photo: Dushawn London, 247Sports)

Justin Edwards making a strong case for a jump into the Top 5

Justin Edwards has been making a strong case over the past year for being a top 10 prospect but now he is looking more like a top five prospect for Team Final in the class of 2023. The 6-foot-7 wing is as well-rounded of a prospect as anyone in the entire class.

He has size for his position, length, athleticism and he can dribble, pass and shoot all at a high level with a good feel for the game and also breaks down and defends on the other end of the court.

Edwards does it all for his Final team and he showed an improved athleticism along with his scoring ability today in front of John Calipari as well as assistants from Tennessee, Villanova and Kansas – earning himself an offer from the recently crowned champions.

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Sean Stewart is well on his way to earning his fifth star

John Scheyer And the Duke Blue Devils currently hold eight five-star commitments between the 2022 and 2023 classes but it’s looking like it’ll be nine when the next rankings update comes around.

Sean Stewart was outstanding at USA Basketball MiniCamp in New Orleans and he has followed it up with some standout play here in Orlando.

The 6-foot-7 forward is explosive and lightning quick off his feet. He answered the challenge of defending Eric Daileya four-star 2022 prospect who reclassified on Friday and did so impressively.

He had multiple impressive blocks at the rim, he showed his underrated passing ability and he made shots both inside and beyond the arc.

Stewart is on the rise and the way he impacts the game as a rebounder and defender along with his ability to amplify others on the offensive end and play within himself with the ability to make a jumper is going to be impactful in his time at Durham.

Dajuan Wagner Jr. (Photo: Jon Lopez/Jon Lopez Creative/Nike EYBL)

DJ Wagner brought his ‘A Game’ against Caleb Foster and Team Thad

DJ Wagner came away as one of 247Sports’ Dushawn London’s top performers on Friday and he came away as one of mine today. The current No. 1 overall player in the country went head to head with Caleb Fostera five-star Duke commit and brought his absolute best.

Wagner’s confidence and aggressiveness are never in lack and today his shots were falling and he was effective attacking off the bounce and getting to the rim. He finished with 28-points on 11-of-16 from the floor and added two-assists.

He was scoring in transition, creating space for his own shots and beating his man off the bounce in the half court to finish above the rim.

He did all this in front of coaches from both Kentucky and Louisville, which is shaping up to be a monster recruiting battle.

Bronny James (Photo: Jason Armond, Getty)

Updated look at Bronny James as he begins his final summer

On the other side of the ball from Justin Edwards and Team Final tonight was Bronny James and Strive for Greatness.

It ended as a lop-sided game but it was beneficial for getting an updated look at where Bronny Jamesthe son of King James, stands in his development.

While his team was outmatched, James showed some positive developments in his game, most notably in his aggressiveness out on the floor.

One thing evaluators have long wanted to see out of James is more aggressiveness and assertiveness out of him during his time on the court and he did that on Saturday afternoon.

His body and his frame are continuing to mature at an impressive rate (by no surprise) standing now roughly 6-foot-4, 190-pounds. He has a stronger and more physical build, he’s athletic, and he was more effective getting in the paint and knocked down four triples.

Two things can consistently be said of James – he plays the game the right way and the way he handles the massive amount of scrutiny thrown his way is nothing short of incredible grace and maturity.

He finished with 14-points, three-rebounds and one-steal.

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