It was a tough first weekend back on the Nike EYBL circuit for 2019 guard Alyn Breed and the AOT Running Rebels (Ga.).
The Running Rebels lost their first three games, but then bounced back with an 89-74 victory over the Georgia Stars in their final game of the opening weekend.
Although he wasn’t the top scorer of the game, Breed impressed in his own right, putting together an efficient 18-point game on 7-of-12 shooting. He was 2-for-2 from deep and had a pair of rebounds.
Before this weekend, he had been a key member of the McEachern Indians (Ga.), who finished a perfect 32-0 en route to a Georgia Class 7A State Championship. Breed is grinding away on the basketball court, with his future still uncertain, as he hopes to attract the attention of even more scouts. On Tuesday, he announced he received an offer from the Providence Friars.
Aside from Providence, Breed also has offers from Hofstra, La Salle, UAB, LIU Brooklyn, and Penn. Back in January, he told 247 Sports, that it’s possible he may reclassify to 2020 in order to take a prep year and work on improving his play and stock. D1 Circuit listed him as a 2020 player on its AOT Running Rebels 2019 roster, but various outlets still list Breed as a 2019 prospect. So, that’s something to keep an eye on.
Regardless, Breed is a talented 6-foot-3 point guard. Although he’s a talented scorer—and that’s what stands out immediately—he also has great court vision and sees the floor well in setting up his teammates. He’s also a quick and shifty player, which helps him on the defensive side of things as well. As a scorer, he can score from almost anywhere and in numerous ways. He can attack the basket and finish through contact, or knock down long-range shots. He also has solid touch in the mid-range and can knock them down off the dribble.