Peach Jam: Day 2 (Part C)

The second day of the Nike Peach Jam was full of solid efforts. Naji Hibbert, Andre Dawkins and Greg Lewis were among the top standouts.

Trevor Noack, PF, Team Texas – This undersized four man had a solid morning session game against Memphis YOMCA. The 6-foot-7, 205-pound big man faces up defenders and is a capable shooter out to 22-feet. He also worked the paint, ran the floor and got a number of put backs on his way to 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Naji Hibbert, SF, Team Melo – With his recruitment out of the way, Hibbert appears to playing harder and with better purpose. In the morning session, the 6-foot-4 guard brought it to the tune of 26 points. He especially had it going from long range, as he nailed five three-pointers in their contest.

Andrew Fitzgerald, PF, Team Melo – Last week Fitzgerald stepped up his game at the LeBron James Skill Academy, and he's continued his tear at the Peach Jam. He uses his big frame and long arms well around the rim and loves to get physical with the opposition. In their game against Team Odom he went for 16 points.

Jamaal Coombs, SF, BABC – With the New York Gauchos hitting three after three, BABC had to find answer, and it was Coombs. The 6-foot-5, 180-pounder hit a few three-pointers, but where he really shined was attacking the rim. Coombs appeared to have a nice burst when attacked the basket and he showed an ability to adjust his shot once he got there.

Gerard Coleman, SG, BABC – Coombs wasn't the only member of the BABC squad that went hard to the rack. Coleman made some big baskets against the Gauchos and made it tough for their scrappy guards to keep him out of the paint. He's got good length and quickness, both of which help him attack the basket.

Kammeon Holsey, PF, Georgia Stars – After announcing his college decision earlier in the day, Holsey appeared to have gotten some weight off his back. A Sparta (Ga.) Hancock County product, Holsey was effective in the paint and rebounded well on both ends.

Andre Dawkins, SG, Boo Williams – When Dawkins gets hot from three, it's an impressive thing to watch. That very thing happened this morning in Boo Williams contest with the Miami Tropics. The Duke commit buried a handful of threes in a row and mixed in a few drives to the basket. He's got nice size for the position and has a quick release. He finished with 17 points in the contest, with all of them coming in the first half.

Travis McKie, SF, Boo Williams 16's – This 6-foot-6 wing has generated some buzz during his time at the Riverview Parks Activities Center. Playing for the 16's team, McKie has been steady the past two days and is showing improvement in his ball skills. His threes were falling against Team Melo and he was active on both ends of the court.

James Bell, SF, Team Stat – It appears that Bell has spent a considerable amount of time working on his ball handling, as he made a few moves on Sunday we didn't know he was capable of. The 6-foot-5 SF has an improved handle and is a capable shooter from three. His best move of the day was when he crossed over his defender, stepped back and buried a three-pointer from the top of the key.

Russell Smith, PG, New York Gauchos – The Gauchos, who won the Peach Jam last year were put in a tough spot against The Family. Their best player and team leader, Durand Scott got tossed from their game, and they needed someone to step up. Shortly after Scott was ejected, Smith, a 5-foot-10 PG, made it clear that the ‘Chos weren't going away, as he knocked down threes on three straight possessions.

Jordan Latham, PF, Team Melo 16's – Jordan Latham, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound big man, helped keep Team Melo close with Boo Williams at least until late in the game. The 2011 standout blocked a few shots, knocked down a mid-range jumper and scored in the paint on a few possessions.

Greg Lewis, PF, Team Melo 16's – At times during Team Melo's match up with Boo Williams, Lewis completely dominated the paint, especially on the defensive end. The Baltimore (Md.) St. France Academy standout used his length and timing to swat shots in the paint and there was even a possession where he blocked three straight shots. Lewis was also active on the offensive end, where he was able to score on the block and get a number of tips.

Austin Rivers, PG, Team Stat 16's –With his NBA champion father, Doc Rivers, looking on, Rivers hit four three-pointers and led Team Stat to a win over Peach Jam Select. He's equipped to play either guard spot and is a gifted passer. Florida did a great job locking him down early, because it's clear Rivers is among the best players in the 2011 class.

Dadrain Collins, PF/SF, Boo Williams 16's – The Boo Williams/Team Melo contest was a tight game until Collins took over. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound forward did damage inside and out and proved to be a tough match up for Team Melo. Collins, of Williamsburg (Va.) Woodside, hit a pair of threes, a step-in 18-footer and a number of buckets at the rim, including two And 1's.

Trevor Noack said he has scholarship offers from Texas State, Stephen F. Austin and American. He also has interest from Wichita State and Tulane.

Greg Lewis already holds a scholarship offer from George Mason. He also has interest from Maryland, Georgetown, Syracuse, Richmond and James Madison.

Glen Rice said Georgia Tech is recruiting him the hardest. He's also is hearing from Miami, Minnesota, Alabama, USF, FSU and Marquette.

Chris Jones, a 2011 prospect, played up for the Memphis YOMCA and took advantage of the opportunity. He's especially good from long range. Tommy Mason-Griffin continued his tear. He's easily been the most impressive player at Peach Jam thus far and has certainly been the talk of the event. Josh Selby put up nice numbers in his morning game, going for 15 points, five rebounds and five assists. He's an impressive athlete.

Josh Selby had a nice line up to see his morning game. Bruce Pearl and Jay Wright were the head coaches in the building. There were also assistants from Texas and Syracuse checking him out. Andrew Fitzgerald had Oklahoma, Seton Hall, Tennessee, Connecticut and West Virginia looking on. The schools that watched Jordan Hamilton's morning game were Texas, Syracuse, Connecticut and USC.


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