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LBI Event Recap: Nike Nationals Day 1 (Augusta, SC)

By Keith Wade @wadesworld32, 07/23/21, 9:00AM EDT


Augusta, SC: Nike Nationals got underway Wednesday with some great matchups, great competition in an outstanding atmosphere. Some of the top girls in the country were on display and they definitely did not disappoint. Check out a few girls that showed they were ready to get at it on day one!!!!

2023 Gretchen Dolan Guard Philly Rise 16U EYBL
Gretchen is a bucket getter!!! She shot it from deep, she showed she was good off the bounce and she's got a nice handle that allowed her to get to her spots on the floor to make plays.
She does a great job not settling for the jumper and she was very aggressive going to the rack.

2025 Aaliyah Chavez PG CY Fair 16U EYBL
Aaliyah is a young, smart PG with a sick handle and a nice J. She has major playmaker skills and has the ability to get wherever she wants on the floor. Chavez plays with a nice swag that separates her from most guards her age. Stay tuned…… she is the next big thing out of Texas.

2024 Justice Carleton Post CY Fair 16U EYBL
Justice has great footwork in the paint, she is a great passer & has a soft touch around the rim. She's a very smart player that always seems to make the right read. When she catches it down low it's pretty much a wrap for her opponent, she squares or drops, either way, Straight buckets coming!!

2022 Mara Braun Guard North Tartan 17U EYBL
Mara is one of the most complete players that I watched all day. There wasn't much she couldn't do and didn't do to help her team get the win. She scored from three, off the bounce, slashing to the hoop and she was just as dangerous in the flow of the Tartan offense. Mara made multiple big time plays down the stretch, sealing the victory versus the Crossover.

2022 Niamya Holloway Forward North Tartan 17U EYBL
Niamya was super athletic today, blocking shots, getting rebounds, pushing the ball up the floor, and making every hustle play to help her team get the win. Her number was not called often but she still managed to score off of put backs and transition layups. She was definitely her team's top defender today.

2024 Kaylee Carson Guard Carolina Flames 16U EYBL
Kaylee was a tough, aggressive guard who hit the J and was unstoppable attacking the hoop. She made big plays on both ends of the floor and showed she is definitely a player that coaches need to pay attention to in the near future!

2023 Madisyn Jordan Guard Carolina Flames 16U EYBL
Madisyn is a knock-down shooter, she has great range and she showed she could put it on the floor when they tried to run her off the line. She is a long defender who showed she was more than just a shooter, by playing the complete floor game.

2024 Mila Holloway Guard Carolina Flames 16U EYBL
Mila is a fun guard to watch, she has the wiggle, the shake, and the smarts to beat her defender off the dribble and make the right play. She seemed to thrive under pressure today as the closer the game got and the more they tried to pressure her, she became more aggressive and made multiple big time plays down the stretch. Mila has a bright future ahead of her in the Carolinas.

2024 Bryanne Lopez-Wood Guard Cal Swish 16U EYBL
Bryanne was super aggressive scoring the rock, she had a nice handle and an ability to create for herself or for teammates. She did a lot of damage slashing and had some nice finishes in traffic.

2024 Christy Renoso PG Cal Swish 16U EYBL
Shooters Shoot and today Christy shot that thing! Not bashful at all, she showed off her range hitting multiple three's from all over the floor. Not just a shooter she locked up on defense and made plays off the bounce. With a sweet 3-point flick of the wrist celebration after each make Christy had the swish crew going crazy!!!

2023 Jomarie Wiliams SG Fairfax Stars 16U EYBL
Jomarie had a real nice day hitting shots, making plays off the bounce, dropping dimes, and being aggressive on both ends of the floor. She is a super quick guard but she does a great job changing speeds and controlling the pace.

2023 Kennedy Harris SG Fairfax Stars 16U EYBL
Kennedy showed some glimpses of stardom today using her quickness and great length to cause havoc on defense and make plays on offense. She showed a real nice handle and the ability to finish among the trees in traffic.

2023 Kiera Scott SF Fairfax Stars 
Kiera was in her bag today and made scoring the ball look easy. She scored from all levels and was a mainstay on the boards for the Stars. Kiera is long and has a real smooth game. Look for her to score a lot of points the next two years!!

2023 Walker Demers PF North Tartan 16U EYBL 
Walker was a beast today battling inside, rebounding the ball, getting and establishing great post position then showing off her ability to finish. She is a great competitor who worked hard on D and did all the little things to help her squad get the dub.

2023 Aysia Yokely SG Michigan Crossover 16U EYBL 
Aysia is a spot up shooter who stepped up and hit some big-time triples for the Crossover Wednesday. She was also super active on defense forcing turnovers and making plays in transition.