Peach Jam: Day 1, Part A

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – Malcolm Brogdon was the senior standout Monday night at the Peach Jam. However, the first session belonged to 2014 point guard Tyrus Jones.

Austin Rivers vs. Michael Carter-Williams: We didn't catch the game but reportedly M.C.W. warmed up for this showdown by clicking off 44 points in the morning. BABC is a young group and to win, M.C.W. needs to be aggressive and he was. He hunted his shot against Rivers' club and BABC won again. Rivers didn't have his edge and when he got his 4th foul it was a sign it wasn't his night. With the Celtics coach looking on, he did drop back-to-back runners that were of the professional variety.

Malcolm Brogdon, CG, Ga. Stars: We charted him and he had 22 points on 7-for-8 from the field. Any questions? Brogden is a renaissance guard who does a little bit of everything. He was as comfortable behind the line (3-3) as he was inside the arc and definitely turned in one of the day's best efforts.

Tyler Harris, PF, City Rock: There's a noticeable improvement (like their was with his brother) in his game. Harris is a scoring forward with skills to play a hybrid role. He's got the offensive stuff down, now it's about filling out his body and gaining strength.

Amir Williams, C, The Family: His team lost badly but his play was a silver lining. Williams is a big kid with a lot of expectations surrounding him. Offensively, he's not ready to carry a ballclub. On the flipside, he can look great by doing what he did on Monday. Williams played his area, grabbed and fought for the boards he should get and blocked shots that came his way. He attempted offense and was as effective as we've seen him all spring or summer.

Tyrus Jones, PG, Pulley Panthers: There's a reason why head coaches were in the gym watching him. This young man is the real deal. He's going to bring the bounce pass back by himself! He threw length of the floor darts and for a kid who hasn't played a game of high school basketball he's one cool customer. Good enough that you counted yourself lucky to see him early.

BABC is loaded with young talent. The program is flush with good players. Jake Layman is just one of many and he's a 2012 small forward with a stroke. … Trevor Lacey has been at his best alongside Rivers. It's an interesting dynamic. Lacey is a known scorer but alongside Rivers, and we said this earlier in the spring, his game seems to open up and he looks more comfortable being the second guard. Playing that role allows him to not feel the pressure to score and opens up other parts of his game, proving he can transition to secondary handler and creator, not just scorer. …

Jonathan Holton, a power forward for E1T1, listed Miami, Florida, VCU, Tennessee, North Florida, Florida Atlantic, South Florida and Texas with zero offers entering July. … Layman indicated interest from Providence, Fairfield and Rhode Island. … Lance Stokes likes Duquesne, Wake Forest and Appalachian State. … Tyler Harris has a lengthy list: N.C. State, South Florida, Virginia Tech, Iowa, Siena, Connecticut, Seton Hall, Boston College all offered. Wisconsin and Washington are looking. … Malcolm Brogdon said Clemson is on him the hardest with Harvard, Georgia, Minnesota and VCU recruiting him. …

Tyrus Jones had Tom Izzo, Dana Altman and Tubby Smith peeking in on him already. … Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams watched Austin Rivers. … The entire UNC-Asheville staff was on hand for Kyle Hornsby's night game. That must be must to his father Bruce's ears! … Dorian Finney-Smith had Gary Williams, Seth Greenberg and John Pelphrey at his game. …

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