Peach Jam: Day 1 & 2 Rundown

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – It's only fitting that minutes from Augusta National, point guard Phil Pressey is keeping everything in the fairway. On Saturday night he was in complete command of his game for BABC.

This update contains reports from Saturday night's and Sunday morning games.

Kyryl Natyazhko, C, Team Fla. – The Ukrainian-born center has been in the States only half a season. The last foreign big man his AAU team featured was Siberian Sasha Kaun and he turned out to be pretty tough. This 6-foot-10 center is a bull inside and Top 100 caliber prospect. Lots to like in terms of overall skill and his down-to-earth approach to the game is refreshing.

Royce White, PF, Pulley Panthers – He's been pretty darn good everywhere he's played. The jump shot is dialed in from mid-range and alongside jumping jack running mate Rodney Williams, Pulley is strong. All Williams did was stroke a pair of trifectas and pound down a drive with a big time flush. Both of these guys

Eddie Ludwig, PF, Louisiana Select – He's bigger and improved since we last saw him. At the highest-level he's a complimentary piece of the puzzle. A hustling forward, his motor and overall court savvy are bonuses. Good player.

Kammeon Holsey, PF, Ga. Stars – Since LeBron he's looked like a different kind of player. No longer timid, he's comfortable playing aggressively and confidence is fueling his game. His athletic attributes have caught up to his game and he'll be a Top 100 prospect the next time around should this run continue.

Donnavan Kirk & Derrick Nix, The Family – DaMarcus Cousins was getting off inside until a fall to the floor popped his hip out socket. Still, The Family fell behind big at the half. Finally, the crew realized their advantage inside and dumped it down to Kirk and Nix. Kirk finished with 8 and 9 while Nix muscled his way to 10 & 8. Tag team effort inside and it was a good one.

Phil Pressey, PG, BABC – In a win over the Gauchos, Pressey was in total command of his game. In Chris Paul-style, he made two shots off the wrong foot and tossed in a lefty runner. He had 14 and 3 assists but that defies what these eyes saw. Pressure from the NYC guards? It didn't faze this ball-handling wizard.

Carlton Brundage. SG, The Family – The Detroit crew was on the ropes before calling to the bullpen and inserting instant offense. Brundage, a small two guard, had 10 pivotal points in the second half and spearheaded a charge that culminated in an overtime victory. This kid is a horse in terms of being able to score the basketball.

DaMarcus Cousins told us that he popped his hip out Saturday night. … Kammeon Holsey committed to Georgia Tech. The Peach Jam is a popular spot for Georgia Stars players to commit. Last year, Skip Prosser was on the good news end of pledges from Aminu and Woods at the Peach. Speaking of Prosser, it seems like yesterday he sat courtside at the Peach Jam watching his future Deacs in action. Prosser died July 26, 2007. …

Kenny Hall is going to have a strong career at Tennessee. Athletically he's got all the attributes and once the physical part comes around he'll make quick strides. … Jamil Wilson went off in the final few minutes. The task will be raising his game consistently and realizing his considerable promise. … Donnavan Kirk does one thing better than almost anyone: rebound in crowds. His ladder goes up another rung than the rest and he extends his arms high to pull down caroms. … Gary Franklin's jump shot was an asset in Cali Supreme's Sunday win. … D.J. Cooper of Meanstreets is well-regarded by the college guys. Here he's on a team short of weapons so his overall impact is lessened. … Alex Oriakhi's LeBron Camp was no fluke. He's been that good here too. ...

Jamil Wilson has Michigan State, Memphis and Texas offers. Duke is looking. Most feel he's the Spartans to lose. … True to his word, Pressey said that he'll release his list following AAU season. … Ludwig lists offers from LSU and Tulane plus "all the in-state schools." He'll decide in August. … D.J. Cooper has Baylor, Providence, Loyola and Kent State tracking him. … Mike Broghammer is about to receive an offer from Notre Dame and boasts offers from Illinois State, Southern Illinois, Western Michigan, Colorado State and Lehigh. … Kyryl Natyazhko likes Miami, Xavier, Baylor and LSU. …

"Being on the road is like being in a casino. You don't really know what day it is, you just keep playing."Oregon State assistant Doug Stewart

Mike Davis was there for Cousins. … Tom Izzo watched Jamil Wilson. … DePaul's Jerry Wainright watched Dan Jennings score 16 and grab 6 boards. … LSU's Trent Johnson watched Ludwig. … Xavier Henry drew head coaches from Kansas and Memphis. …


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