Posted On: 12/28/18 5:00 AM

HYATTSVILLE, MD -- DeMatha's Inaugural Christmas Tournament got underway on Thursday, and Prep Hoops was present for all four opening round games. Here we provide five takeaways from our time in the gym. 

EPPS IS LEGIT

In the absence of his older brother AJ, who sat out due to injury, Jayden Epps stepped up and showed what he was made of against a traditionally stingy Poly defense. The skilled guard plays with moxy, and not only showcased a smooth stroke from the perimeter, but craftiness with the ball in tight spaces. Epps is undoubtedly one of the best freshman we've seen so far this high school season, and we're excited to track his progress moving forward. 

LEWIS ASSERTS HIMSELF

Justin Lewis

In front of Maryland Head Coach Mark Turgeon, who was joined by his assistant Bino Ranson, Justin Lewis was the most physically dominant player on the court in Poly's win over Granby. Lewis had troubles from the foul line, but that was the only thing that could stop him today. His role was primarily as an enforcer in the paint on both ends of the floor, but the elite junior

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