EYBL: Day One, Part B

MCCLELLAN PARK, Calif. - The opening night of the 2014 EYBL season featured a matchup between two of the class of 2015's top shooting guards in Dejounte Murray and Allonzo Trier.

Dejounte Murray, SG, NW Express: Murray showed over the season that he's made real progress since last summer and that development has only continued. A long wing, Murray is tough to stop once he makes his move to the basket due to his elite body control. Murray isn't only looking to score when he makes his drive, as there were several times when he got to the lane only to make a perfect pass to a teammate for an assist. Beyond his slashing, Murray can also score with his jumper and floater. The best news is he has a lot of upside physically and is just scratching the surface of his vast potential.

Matisse Thybulle, SF, NW Express: A forward with a good frame, Thybulle is an intriguing prospect that made the most of his touches on Friday night. He's a very good passer for the position and played a really unselfish game. He played hard on defense, scored in transition and mixed in a jumper from outside. Thybulle hasn't gotten the attention of some of his teammates but he's not a bad prospect in his own right.

Allonzo Trier, SG, Athletes First: One of the nation's elite shooters, Trier had his jumper working on Friday night. While Murray can knock down pull-up three-pointers whenever he wants, he's also very capable of taking his man off the dribble and hitting shots from midrange or using his first step and body control to get to the basket, where he finishes very well. Trier isn't just a scorer, as he also competes hard on defense. He's one of the most productive scorers in the 2015 class.

Austin Grandstaff, SG, Team Texas: While Grandstaff was definitely out to get his points, there's no questioning the fact that he's a very skilled scorer. Grandstaff's three-pointer wasn't falling the way it probably does more often than not, but he showed his ability to create his own shot, had some crafty moves to the basket and had some acrobatic finishes at the basket. The shooting guard can definitely score in multiple ways.

Keith Smith, SG, NW Express: Smith has been receiving a good bit of hype in the Northwest after a successful sophomore season. Unfortunately he's just coming off a meniscus tear and is still rusty so it was tough to get a feel for his full game. Still, Smith has nice size and length, seemed pretty comfortable from midrange, made some nice passes and defended multiple positions. He'll be a priority to watch as he gets back to full strength.

Amir Coffey, SF, Howard Pulley: A young wing with nice size, Coffey is a versatile wing that has a tremendous skill in his passing ability. Coffey's vision is terrific and from the beginning of the game to the end, he zipped one precise pass after the next around the court to teammates. While the lefty's shot wasn't always falling, he made up for it with his passing and rebounding ability; he crashed the glass consistently, going after every potential rebound. As Coffey fills out – and he still has a lot of upside physically - his production will only increase.

* While Allonzo Trier did the bulk of the scoring for Athletes First, the team also featured 2016 forward Kristian Doolittle, an athlete with a terrific motor who scored around the basket and was all over the glass.

* Athletes First's 2016 center Austin Meyer, has a nice frame, plays hard, scores around the basket and fights for rebounds.

* Jawun Evans had a lot of success getting to the basket for Team Texas. The athletic point guard has good length, made some nice passes and defended well.

* Jarvis Johnson listed offers from Marquette, Iowa State, Penn State, UCLA and Wisconsin with interest from Michigan State and Kansas.

* Keith Smith listed offers from Washington and California.

* Dejounte Murray says Gonzaga, Washington, California, Oregon and Arizona are recruiting him the hardest.


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