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EYBL Lexington: Performance Awards

By Alec Kinsky, D1 Circuit, 04/28/15, 3:45PM EDT


Best Performance: MIles Bridges

The Family Detroit's Miles Bridges saved his best for the Playaz, delivering his best performance to date in the EYBL while also bringing home a much-needed overtime win.  The 2016 guard went for 37 points on 14-for-24 shooting, grabbed 14 rebounds and collected a pair of steals and blocks. The Family only had five players score in the game, so they needed every bit of Bridges’ effort on both ends ofe the floor. Check out the full boxscore.

Breakout Performer: Jarron Cumberland

Jarron Cumberland debuted for King James during the second session, and it was well worth the wait. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard took his time adjusting to the EYBL, catching fire in games three and four.  Cumberland scored 23 points versus a loaded Georgia Stars squad, and put up 25 in a win over in-state rival All Ohio Red. Cumberland just cemented King James as a legitimate contender, and they’ll need similar production to continue.

Best Game: Pro Skills vs. Team Takeover

The game of the session delivered, one that featured two undefeated contenders. It was a back-and-forth, tough battle that saw the lead change hands several times. Pro Skills got the last laugh, relying on balanced scoring (seven players scored between 8-16 points) and a breakout performance from Curtis Hollis. Schnider Herard went to work down low, delivering 16 points, 7 rebounds and tremendous defense all game.  Takeover won the other three games they played in Lexington, and the outcome may have changed if they had sophomore DJ Harvey.  This would be an entertaining matchup to see at the Peach Jam.

Best Team: California Supreme

The California Supreme stumbled through session 1, missing a few of their core pieces while adjusting to a completely new lineup. Everything came together in Lexington, a session that saw the Supreme go 4-0 against some very stiff competition. They turned their season completely around and have the look to be as good as anyone. If the chemistry continues to improve, expect the Supreme to break into the D1 Power 10 after Houston. 

Best Finish: John Petty

The young and hungry Alabama Challenge battled hard in their first weekend without Austin Wiley. John Petty put his elite offensive skills to use, draining a contested three-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining to down the favored St. Louis Eagles. Petty is quickly becoming one of the best overall bucket-getters regardless of class, and his latest antics earned the 5-3 Challenge a statement win.