Peach Jam: Day One (morning)

<b>NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. –</b> BABC's frontcourt took it right at Team Texas and got the job done. Jonathan Kale and Jeff Adrien went to work in the morning session.

Peach Jam, Day One (morning)

2005 Checklist

Jeff Adrien & Jonathan Kale, BABC: These guys flat out took it to Team Texas and dominated play at both ends. Durrell Arthur, Kevin Rogers and Bryan Davis provided no answer to this pair of undersized studs. These guys know who they are, play within themselves and compete. They got every rebound, blocked shots and scored nearly at will. Kale is headed to Providence and Adrien just took his recruitment to the high-major level for sure after Wednesday's game. They were superb.

Colby Santos, SG, BABC: Known for his stroke, Santos (13 points, 5-for-13 FG) couldn't buy a bucket from the perimeter. Nonetheless, he had a big time game because of his defense, passing and command of his team. For the first time in July we saw a guy help his team win without scoring. Santos did it with hustle. He knows this is an important week as program's decide whether or not to offer him.

Antonio Pena, PF, Gauchos: He had a terrific first half against the Wisconsin Playground Warriors. Basically, he went back to the basics and scored inside. He's added some perimeter to his game and that's a good thing but he's best when he's kicking tail in the paint.

C.J. Miles, SF/SG, Team Texas: Statistically, it wasn't that bad of a game for him (20 points, 7-for-17 FG) though it wasn't vintage Miles either. He turned it over four times and his team pretty much got pounded inside as it played with new point guard Byron Eaton.

2007 Checklist

Kevin Love, PF, Oregon Select: He's kind of like the white Elton Brand. Right now Love could walk onto a college campus and play in a college basketball game … for anybody. His body is there, his skill package is there and he's tough to handle. Mix in a few 3s like he hit today and he's dangerous.

Around The Gym (we heard it but didn't see it)

Apparently it was a rough one for the Georgia Stars as Paul Gause and the New Jersey All-Stars did a number on them. Louis Williams' stroke wasn't on and neither were the stars. … Taylor Griffin of Athletes First continued his outstanding play in the opening game as high-majors are beginning to show more and more interest. …

News & Notes

C.J. Miles drew a top notch crowd of head coaches. In the stands were Paul Hewitt, Rick Barnes, Bill Self, Kelvin Sampson, Mike Krzyzewski, Tubby Smith and Jim Calhoun. The six NCAA titles worth of head coaching experience watching the kid from Texas. …

Jeff Adrien had James Madison, Penn State, Boston College and Providence in the stands. Expect that list to triple for the evening session. After the game, Adrien said that he's hearing from Dayton, Miami, Boston College, Iowa State, Illinois and St. John's. … Arkansas was in the house watching Byron Eaton and his new Team Texas squad. …

Colby Santos understands that this is a huge week for him. "The biggest week ever," Santos said. Miami, Arkansas, Florida and St. John's have shown interest. … Marcus Landry was watched by Iowa coach Steve Alford. …

Antonio Pena was watched by head coaches Norm Roberts and Jamie Dixon. After the game he said that he's hearing the most from Georgia, Villanova, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, St. John's and Miami. … Tom Izzo popped in to see Wisconsin Playground Warriors junior guard Jerry Smith. …

Kyle Singler, a rising sophomore with Oregon Select, drew Ben Howland and Roy Williams plus an assistant from Oregon for his morning game. …

Scout's Seat

Jeff Adrien and Jonathan Kale were the best 1-2 punch by a frontcourt in a single game so far this month. … Austin Johnson's shot wasn't there today but the young man contributed with hustle, defense and smart plays. His recruitment will span from mid-to-potentially high-major schools. …

No matter what team he plays with, Byron Eaton gets to the free throw line. … Marcus Landry, a power forward by trade, will make his fair share of face-ups to mid-range. …

Teams Watched (morning session): BABC, Team Texas, NY Gauchos, Oregon Select, Albany City Rocks, Wisconsin Playground Warriors. …


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