Augusta EYBL Scholastic: Day One

Riverview Park Activities Center is well known as the host of the Peach Jam, the finale of the Nike EYBL League for club basketball. It’s also the finale for the first season of the Nike EYBL Scholastic League. Two games were slated on Thursday and both were close contests. Let’s take a dive in my thoughts from day one.

Sunrise Backcourt Provide Offensive Jolt in Win vs Orangeville 

Kansas State signee David Castillo and 2025 high major prospect Jeremiah Green made key shot after key shot in Thursday’s 59 - 58 win versus Orangeville Prep of Canada. Castillo, known as a marksman from deep showed more of the off the dribble creation and scoring. He didn’t have the best shooting outing, but he still won closeouts by knocking down catch-n-shoot threes and by attacking it and getting to the foul line. Castillo seemed to show more of an emphasis to keep the defense honest by diversifying his shot selection. He finished with 13 points, two rebounds, two assists, while going 6-of-6 from the foul line. 

Green got to his spots and showed three level scoring. The shooting mechanics look cleaner and he’s making more shots off the catch. That’s allowing the driving lanes to open up because there’s more respect for him as a shooter. Green was loose with the ball at times, but it was him trying to make a play. Nonetheless, he competed and made key shots down the stretch vs length on drives. Green had 18 points, four rebounds and four assists on 63 percent shooting. 

Notables From The Game 

Spencer Athens, 2025 6’8 PF - Sunrise Christian: Showed offensive versatility with his size. Completed finishes while fouled, made a trail three, hunted and gathered offensive rebounds. Spencer played a huge role and finished with 15 points, five rebounds on 85 percent shooting 

 Josh Ibukunoluwa, 2024 6’10 C/PF - Orangeville: The High Point Commit orchestrated a great game on Thursday. Finished inside with either hand, rebounded and found the guards cutting when he was operating from the top of the key. He checks a lot of boxes and will be an immediate contributor at High Point. 

Tre Johnson, Jasper Johnson, Labaron Philon Lead Link Year vs Oak Hill

Was a one to two possession game in the second half in this one but FAB 50 No. 9 Link Academy (Branson, Mo.) held on and won 63-61. Texas signee Tre Johnson was huge in this one. The way he generates space off the dribble and scores. it translates to the next level (23 points). Johnson also blended the scoring with play-making and ended with five assists. He’s added noticeable muscle to his frame, he knew when to take more of an initiative on offense when the game was close and he hit big shots down the stretch. 

Junior (2025) Jasper Johnson provided quality offensive out put as well. The lefty guard with a quick trigger for a jumper showed off his shot creating and overall scoring. Shifty with handle and doesn’t need a lot of space to launch and connect. Finished with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting with five rebounds.

2024 Kansas commit Labaron Philon did a good job as a floor manager. Picked and chose when to hunt for his, but did a fine job getting the ball to others in spots for them to score. Also thought Philon did a good job as an on-ball team defender. he used size to alter shots on the perimeter and used length to gather steals. His line was nine points, six assists, and four steals.

For Oak Hill, 2025 Kaden Magwood showed off how well of a scorer he is. Made deep threes, got to the rim and showed he knows how to navigate around the bigs when attacking the basket. He finished with 15 points and three rebounds.

TCU signee Micah Robinson didn’t have a good shooting night but he was productive, nonetheless. When jumper didn’t fall, he got to the rim which subsequently led him to the foul line. He rebounded, defended and looked to make an impact outside of scoring. He was able to orchestrate a 16-point, 13-rebound double double. 

Was impressed with 2025 Deondrea Lindsey. Strongly built forward that has an intriguing offensive game. Can make the open triple, but also embraces the physicality and looks to complete shots in the paint. I thought he was productive and looks to be a player that can provide inside-out scoring. 


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