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EYBL Hampton: Performance Awards

By Alec Kinsky, D1 Circuit, 04/15/15, 5:15PM EDT


Best Performance:

The Family Detroit's Cassius Winston was on full display in a 85-81 win over California Supreme.  The 6-foot-2 junior had 33 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and three steals, doing everything he possibly could to lead the Family to the win. The numbers don’t lie, and the Detroit Jesuit star proved with that performance that he is one of the most versatile point guards in his class. He put his squad on his back throughout the whole session, but this specific performance stuck out from the rest. Check out Winston's full stat line here.

Breakout Performer:

The aforementioned Rogers came off the bench against Team Penny and absolutely lit it up, en route to a game-high 29 points. He had the crowd going wild as he displayed his skills, resulting in a few jaw-dropping highlights. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree - the 5-foot-2 junior is the son of former George Washington star and McDonald’s All-American Shanta Rogers. It was one of the most memorable performances in recent EYBL history, and we look forward to what he has in store for the league next.

Best Game:

This game was absolutely wild. Locked in a back-and-forth battle throughout, it took two overtimes to settle this in-state battle. At the end of regulation and the first OT, both teams did their best to hand the other the game, resulting in some head-scratching turnovers. Neither was able to capitalize on the other’s mistakes, until the City Rocks scored the first six points in the second overtime. It was a high-scoring affair and both teams battled tremendously hard, which is what the EYBL is all about.

Best Finish:

The Georgia Stars looked like world-beaters through their first three games, but Bryce Aiken and company quickly brought them back to earth. With 6.7 seconds left, Aiken took the ball up court and fired a three-pointer from the top of the key.  The shot was pure with 2.3 seconds left for the EYBL veteran and it ultimately lifted the PSA Cardinals over the Stars 61-60. Aiken has moxie and competes as hard as anyone, so we were not surprised to see him take – and hit – the final shot of the ball game.