Peach Jam: Day 2

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. - The always loaded Peach Jam continued today, and a number of guys put together strong efforts. Greg Monroe played like the number one player is supposed to play and a handful of young point guards displayed their skills.

Greg Monroe, PF, Louisiana Select – The game we watched was vintage Greg Monroe. The 6-foot-9 big man used his skill and versatility to drive by other post players and make easy left handed finishes in traffic. While we didn't see the final total, Monroe must have scored over 20-points. His shot selection varied, as he hit a 10-foot fadeway, a right-handed finish in the lane and a sweet left handed jump hook. Overall his offense contains a variety of moves and he's tough for anyone to guard because of his length and mobility.

Tanner Smith, SF, Georgia Stars – High-majors have not only taken notice, but many are starting to make Smith a priority. The 6-foot-6 wing was efficient during his morning game against the SYF Players. He has a great feel for the game, sees the floor well and plays the game within the team concept. His best play of the day was when he drove the lane and rose up for a two handed slam in traffic. Smith is a glue guy and will be an asset to whichever program he chooses.

Tony Woods, C, Georgia Stars – Fresh off a commitment to Wake Forest, Woods stepped up and put forth a solid effort in a win against the SYF Players. Using his length and athleticism Woods caused havoc defensively and is finally playing more aggressive on both ends of the court. Offensively he drained a face up 12-footer and made a few strong moves on the block.

Michael Dunigan, C, Meanstreets – At the LeBron James Skills Academy, Dunigan was one of the better big men in attendance, and his great play continued at the Peach Jam. Blessed with a gigantic frame, Dunigan gets after in the paint and welcomes contact. He also displayed a nice pair of hands, which caught a bullet pass in traffic that eventually led to an easy lay up. We like the way Dunigan is shaping up as a prospect and expect him to contend for a spot in the McDonalds game.

Kevin Dillard, PG, Meanstreets – More than one coach verbally berated Dillards play at the RBK U last week. The 5-foot-11 lead man must have learned from the experience because he was back to form on Friday. Playing with the Meanstreets squad Dillard got everyone involved and led his squad to a blow out victory. Dillard also scored at the bucket, as well as hitting a pull-up jumper from 18-feet.


Batts Impresses
Kadeem Batts, PF, Peach Jam Select – College coaches are always looking for young big guys and Batts fits that billing. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound PF has long arms, is athletic and knows how to finish around the rim. Batts, who attended Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern last year, ran the floor well and even spotted up from 15-feet and buried a jumper.

Brandon Curry, PG, Peach Jam Select – Normally a member of Team Truth, Curry decided to play with the Peach Jam Select this week and the decision looks to have paid off. The 6-foot junior-to-be has good handles, sees the floor and made good decisions the entire game. He looks to definitely be a mid-major player at this stage in his development.

Anthony Walton, PG, Arkansas Wings – His match up with Phil Pressey was the most fun one of the day. Walton, who is more of a scoring lead man, went right at Pressey scoring off of leaners, spot up jumpers and drives to the basket. The 6-foot-1 sophomore also showed he isn't selfish, as he dished out the ball in transition and showed a nice ability to see the entire floor.

Gerard Coleman, SG, BABC – This 6-foot-3 lefty is long and skinny, but is still strong enough to finish around the rim with contact. Coleman is at best slashing to the basket and uses his athleticism once he gets there.

Phil Pressey, PG, BABC – Watching Pressey dish out the rock is entertaining. There aren't many that see the floor better than him, but it's his ability to set up his teammates that stands out. Going against a good Arkansas Wings team we suspect Pressey tossed out at least a dozen assists, if not more. His spot up jumpers looked good, as did his floaters around the basket. From here Pressey must gain strength, as sometimes he struggles finishing over bigger guys at the tin.

Anthony Walton said he has scholarship offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kentucky. He also said that Clemson is involved.

Andre Young, of the Georgia Blazers, has offers from Mercer, UT-Chatanooga and Tennessee Tech. He's also hearing from Florida State, Witchita State and Purdue.

Tanner Smith has his list narrowed down to Auburn, Cincinnati, Georgia, St. Joseph, Colorado and Oregon. Each school has offered a scholaship.

Johnnie Williams said Tennessee and Mississippi have offered. He's also heard from Florida State, Miami, Memphis and Louisville.

Scott Suggs mentioned Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin, Florida, Clemson and Washington. He said every school has offered a scholarship.


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