Peach Jam Day One: Evening Report

"Men among boys" was the prevailing theme of the first evening as Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, and Andrew Wiggins towered over their competition.

2013 Prospects

Julius Randle - F, Texas Titans - Continuing his strong play from the morning session, Randle once again lead his team to victory with 13 points and 9 rebounds in a low-scoring affair. With the smaller BABC squad using high pressure throughout the game, Randle was forced to bring the ball up on many occasions, showing off great ball and body control. He forced his way to the rim and finished through contact on seemingly every single play, with nobody yet to give him any trouble at the rim. His strength is a huge asset - and he certainly abuses it when matched with smaller defenders - but what goes unnoticed by many is his superb body control and ability to finish after crashing through defenders. He's always able to keep his balance, constantly positioning himself to rebound his own misses.

Aaron Gordon - F, Oakland Soldiers - Kansas had 3 coaches on hand to witness Gordon's superb first-half effort in the Soldiers' comfortable victory over Team Final. Gordon displayed improved ballhandling and great vision on drives into the lane, finding multiple teammates for easy dunks. His passes were highlight-reel worthy, but it was his thunderous coast-to-coast dunk that brought down the house and established Gordon's dominance in this contest.

2014 Prospects

Andrew Wiggins - F, CIA Bounce

- If there's a better athlete in the country right now, I'd really like to meet him. Wiggins is insanely long, with massive hands and the ability to leap high with incredible quickness. He even finished one of his own missed lay-ins with a massive tip-dunk that led to him getting a (weak) technical for showing some emotion. Wiggins showed plenty of other tools as well, hitting a few 3s and pulling up for a few midrange jumpers as well. The sky is certainly the limit for this prospect, and even that might not be high enough.

Recruiting Notes

Kansas followed every move of Aaron Gordon, who is reportedly back in contact with a handful of schools including the Jayhawks.

The Jayhawk staff was also on hand again for Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Anthony Barber, and Al Freeman.


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