Posted On: 12/3/19 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC -- Phase I of the Jump Ball Tip-Off presented by More than Basketball is in the books, and now its time to take a look at what we learned. Here is a rundown of five takeaways from last night's action.

AIKEN SHINES BRIGHT ON THE BIG STAGE

Contrary to the expectations of many, Thurgood Marshall came out strong against Rock Creek and punched them in the mouth during a fast-paced first quarter. Class of 2021 guard Mike Aiken was the catalyst. Aiken showed no fear and made impact plays on both ends of the floor. He scored it from all three levels and was active defensively. Aiken has been a stud since his freshman year and it's only a matter of time before his recruitment takes off.

STEVENS PUTS ON SHOW IN FRONT OF FUTURE COACHES

With Seton Hall Head Coach Kevin Willard and Assistant Tony Skinn in the building, Dimingus Stevens came out white-hot in Bishop Walsh's win over Coolidge. The 6-foot-5 wing casually knocked down several difficult jumpers against tight coverage and looked to get out on the break whenever he could. Stevens briefly checked out of the game to get his ankle re-taped but that

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