Peach Jam: Day Two (morning)

<b>NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. –</b> Jonathan Scheyer and Julian Wright brought their "A" games in the morning. So did Walter Hodge, Richard Hendrix and a handful of others.

Peach Jam, Day Two (morning)

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Walter Hodge, PG, Team Florida: He hung 33 points on the St. Louis Eagles this morning. After playing below his abilities at Nike and even struggling some here, Hodge got it together on Thursday. He made 3s, had some slick drives and did his best Timmy Smith impersonation.

Julian Wright, SF, Illinois Warriors: There is no doubt that he's a Top 10 player in this class on his worst day. Athletically he's big time and makes guys around him better. Now, he's got some deficiencies but those deficiencies only prevent him from making the jump out of high school. He's not a shooter, period. Neither was Andre Iguodala when he came out of the same state from the same AAU program and now he's serviceable from the outside. Wright had 21 points in the morning and didn't even finish inside like he's capable of. Those who are slow to come around on him will regret it down the road.

Tyler Hansbrough, PF, St. Louis Eagles: We had him for 25 points on 7-for-12 from the field and a perfect 11-for-11 from the line. Hansbrough's main issue to deal with this week is that the guard play on his team isn't that strong and they are having issues getting him the ball. He's been great inside but has elected not to even give us a taste of his face up game, preferring to ram everything home via the dunk.

Richard Hendrix, PF, Alabama Lasers: The usual double-double came at the right time as his team won a close one. He had 18 and 10 to go with 4 blocks. The Family had no answer for him and if his team would have given him the requisite touches he could have scored as many as he wanted.

Chris Douglas-Roberts, G, The Family: His last two games at the Peach have been more indicative of his abilities. Remember, he's not a shooter so he's adapted and turned himself into a driver and guy who works around the basket. He had 16 and 5 assists.

2006 Checklist

Jonathan Scheyer, SG, Illinois Warriors: This was the kind of performance most wanted to see out of him. He went for 25+ plus as he drilled jumpers with defenders draped all over him and made tough shots. He played some defense, drove it well and hit a runner and provided the lion's share of the skilled offense for the Warriors. Excellent game with a packed house on hand.

Around The Gym (we heard it but didn't see it)

We heard that Devan Downey recovered from yesterday's rough sledding to put together a strong morning game. … The Metro Hawks Jonathan Mitchell continued to score at will with 22 points. … Typical Jon Brockman as a little stat sheet checking revealed a 29-point, 9-rebound effort. …

News & Notes

The head coaching convention convened for another edition of the Tyler Hansbrough Show. This time, it was Roy Williams, Bill Self, Tubby Smith and Quin Snyder with Florida sending an assistant coach as its delegate just for kicks. Folks, UNC is the heavy favorite behind the scenes. …

Keaton Grant drew St. John's, Boston College, Miami and Penn State in the morning. … Marquette and Notre Dame sent assistants for Jeremiah Rivers. … Walter Hodge said that Hofstra, Arkansas, Florida and Kansas are recruiting him the hardest. In reality, the Jayhawks are not recruiting him at all but made the list. …

J.P. Prince was watched by Herb Sendek, Billy Donovan, John Calipari and Kevin Stallings. … Lute Olson was the elder statesman at the Julian Wright head coaches convention. Dave Leitao and Bruce Weber were also there. …

Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams and Bruce Weber watched Jonathan Scheyer excel. … Syracuse, Michigan and Michigan State had assistants in the building for DeShawn Sims. … Cleveland State was there again for sub-six-foot marksman Tyjuan Porter of The Family. …

Scout's Seat

Keaton Grant burned it up in the first few minutes of the game before flaming out by the half. … Aram Adams laced them up for the St. Louis Eagles here and turned in his best game of the summer. … Three guys who could take their games to a completely different level if they were able to make jump shots: Julian Wright, Chris Douglas-Roberts and J.P. Prince. …

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