Peach Jam Day Two: Duke Targets

It's the final event of the 2012 Nike EYBL season and several Blue Devil targets are in action this weekend. Here's a rundown of the action from Day Two in Augusta.

Peach Jam Day Two Duke Rundown:

Semi Ojeleye, SF, MoKan Elite – In a 17-point win over California Supreme, Ojeleye pumped in 20 points on 6-for-13 shooting and snagged a game high 12 rebounds. Ojeleye is a strong wing with very good athleticism. When he gets shot opportunities off the catch and with his feet set, he shoots a good percentage and he was able to get some good looks on Thursday. - Evan Daniels

Semi Ojeleye, SF, MoKan Elite – Just one of the toughest players and someone who knows how to make things happen, Ojeleye took it upon himself to prove he is one of the top wings in the country. Against a loaded Houston Hoops squad, Ojeleye had some nice moments, especially in the second half. He is physically strong and is now beginning to learn how to use that to his advantage. Add in that his shooting is improved, and Ojeleye is someone who is definitely making the right strides with his game. -- Brian Snow

Matt Jones, SG, Texas Titans -- In 30 minutes of action, Jones scored 15 points (6-of-16 shooting and 2-of-4 from deep) to go along with four rebounds and two steals as the Titans won their opener 81-72. In the second game Jones continued his steady play, hitting for 11 points and six rebounds as the Titans handled BABC 57-49.

Julius Randle, PF, Texas Titans -- As good as his teammate was in game one, Randle was better. The 6'9 power player battled inside and ripped down 16 boards while dropping 34 points (12-of-21 shooting and 10-of-13 from the free throw line. Randle also handed out three assists. Game two against BABC was a slower paced affair, but Randle continued to shine to the tune of 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in just 24 minutes of action.

Allerick Freeman, SG, Boo Williams -- In two losses with Boo Williams, Freeman struggled to find his shot and his offense. In the first game, an 11 point setback at the hands of Indy Spiece, Freeman hit just two of six shots to finish with five points and two rebounds in 11 minutes o action. The nightcap saw Freeman rebound a bit as he hit six of 11 shots to finish with 14 points and three boards in 25 minutes of action. The improved production didn't overcome Team United, however, who finished with a five point win.

Tyus Jones, PG, Howard Pulley – It's easy to like Jones, a 6-foot-1 lead guard out of Apple Valley (Minn.) High. His IQ is off the charts, but he's also a terrific passer that makes great decisions with the basketball. Up against CIA Bounce in a night game, Jones was relied more on to score, so he did just that pumping in 30 points on 12-for-18 shooting, including three three-pointers. Jones also chipped in six rebounds and four assists. -- Evan Daniels

Andrew Wiggins, SF, CIA Bounce – An exceptional athlete and arguably the top overall player in high school basketball, Wiggins showed flashes of his game late Thursday night. Wiggins scored a team-high 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the win over Howard Pulley. He hit two of his three shot attempts from long range and shot 8-for-15 overall from the field. He's as good as an athlete as you can find at the high school level and his improving jump shot is game changing for his overall scoring ability. -- Evan Daniels

Justise Winslow, SF, Houston Hoops – Winslow is the ultimate stat sheet stuffer. Although he's tough to pin down form a position standpoint, Winslow gets a lot done on the court. At 6-foot-5, Winslow is a good passer that makes good decisions when he has the ball in his hands. He's also a talented rebounder,that hits the offensive glass especially hard. In a four-point win over the Bluff City legends he went for 17 points and 14 rebounds. -- Evan Daniels

Justise Winslow, SF, Houston Hoops – There isn't much more Winslow could have done to help his team. With many of his teammates struggling, Winslow went to work. He showed massive athleticism finishing well above the rim, hit from deep, and then was a leader with the ball. Also Winslow was active in passing lanes and causing some havoc on that end of the floor. One of the elite players in the class, Winslow definitely showed why. -- Brian Snow

Andrew Wiggins, SF, CIA Bounce – What he can do on a basketball floor just isn't fair. Wiggins had about three jaw dropping plays using his athleticism and length, and now he is adding more and more skill. Wiggins can handle the ball full court, and moves his feet unbelievably well on the defensive end. There isn't much to say about Wiggins that hasn't already been said, but again on Thursday he proved to be the premier player in his class, and arguably in all of high school basketball. -- Brian Snow

Joel Berry, PG, Each 1 Teach 1 – A tough kid, Berry was absolutely in attack mode from The Opening tip. He went right to the rim using his strength and athleticism, and finished or drew contact seemingly every time. Berry knows how to get to the foul line, and has enough floor vision to also make good passes on the move. -- Brian Snow

Theo Pinson, SG, CP3 All-Stars – An absolute freak athlete, Pinson had a filthy reverse dunk on the baseline that draw major admiration from the coaches in attendance. With long arms and a nice ability to handle the basketball, he can play all over the floor, and has the ability to defend multiple positions. In a big CP3 evening win, Pinson was absolutely dominant and showed he is back to being one of the most productive and impressive prospects in the class. -- Brian Snow

Jahlil Okafor, C, Mac Irvin Fire -- Okafor battled foul trouble before eventually fouling out, and managed to tally four points, and eight rebounds in a 15 point loss to Howard Pulley. The second game saw a reversal of fortune for the big man as Mac Irvin dispatched Wisconsin Playground by 23. Okafor hit seven of 10 shots, blocked three, and came up with two steals in the effort. His final stat line included 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Elijah Thomas, C, Team Texas Elite – When motivated, Thomas, a 6-foot-8, 260-pound post player, is tough to handle in the paint. Thursday afternoon, Thomas certainly played an inspiring brand of ball. Thomas aggressively tried to get great position on the block and when he caught the ball low enough he'd turn and finish with his left hand. For his size, Thomas has a great set of mitts, good awareness of double-teams and has very good touch with his left hand. -- Evan Daniels

Justin Jackson finished with 13 points and seven rebounds for the Houston Hoops during their morning win. He was active on the glass and picked his spots offensively. He finished 5-for-10 from the field. -- Evan Daniels


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