Peach State: Day One

AIKEN, S.C. -- John Egbunu was the top performer at Peach State on Wednesday, but Grayson Allen, Schuyler Rimmer and others were also on hand at the event held on USC-Aiken's campus.

John Egbunu, C, Douglas Brothers – Easily the top player of the day, Egbunu stood out because of his relentless effort on the glass. Using his length and strength the 6-foot-10 post prospect fought for rebounds, contested shots in the paint and played with effort and energy. Offensively, he was patient, scored off a number of offensive rebounds and showed nice touch with his right hand finishes.

Sam Singer, PG/SG, Gold Coast – A skilled guard with good size, Singer has been a topic of conversation of late. He had a strong first evaluation period and reeled in new offers. In front of a handful of head coaches at Peach State, he had his moments. He finished with three triples, all off the catch, and had a handful of nice finds in the half court set. His value is in his vision, IQ and ability to shoot from three.

Tyrone Haughton, PF/C, Gold Coast – Originally a South Carolina signee, Haughton is back on the AAU circuit for another summer. There was plenty of speculation about his destination next year, but JUCO seems to be the school of thought. Regardless, he's an effort guy. At 6-foot-9, Haughton can run the floor, gets off the ground quickly and contests shots in the paint.

Schuyler Rimmer, C, Q6 All-Stars – In a competitive game against the Columbus Knicks, Rimmer played hard on both ends of the floor. He altered shots on defense and rebounded his area. Offensively, he has a nice set of hands and the ability to score with either around the basket.

Grayson Allen, SG/PG, Douglas Brothers – The 6-foot-3 guard out of Riverview (Fla.) Providence Christian is a very good athlete that showed he was capable of throwing down between the leg dunks in warm ups. In the game, he used his leaping ability too. He finished well through contact at the basket and was able to alter a couple of shots on defense.

The form on his shot is good and he has deep range that extends well past the three-point stripe. Although he struggled with turnovers in his game on Wednesday, he's a fine ball handler. He's capable of shaking free from the defense and getting looks from mid-range and also showed nice touch on a pull-up floater.

*Schuyler Rimmer mentioned Florida, Marquette, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Houston, Virginia, Penn State, Stanford, USC, Harvard, Central Florida and Miami. He took recent trips to Virginia, Florida, UCF, Penn State, Clemson and Stanford.

*After a big first evaluation period, Grayson Allen drew South Florida head coach Stan Heath, plus assistants from South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Wake Forest, Oklahoma State, Florida State and Georgia.

*Mark Gottfried, Donnie Jones, Billy Kennedy and Tubby Smith were the head coaches taking in Sam Singer. Assistants from Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Stanford, Florida State, Arkansas and Providence also took in the game.

*Brian Gregory and Tubby Smith both saw Schuyler Rimmer Wednesday night. Assistants from Stanford, South Carolina, Arkansas, Wake Forest, Virginia, Georgia, UCF, Florida, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Tennessee and USC were at the game as well.


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