Peach Jam: Pool Play Standouts

Phog.net's Ryan Noel is live in North Augusta, S.C. for the Nike EYBL Championship at Peach Jam, and takes a look at some of the top performers from the first three days of action - a list which includes a number of Kansas targets.

2013 Prospects

James Young - W, The Family - Young has been impressive thus far, showing off deep range on his jumper (he went 5-6 from three in one game we caught) and high level athleticism when attacking the basket. Young exploded in the last 3 games to finish 2nd in scoring after pool play. Young had all of the major colleges at the event tracking his move, including the Jayhawk head man Bill Self.

Julius Randle - F, Texas Titans - Randle's dominance slowed a bit after the first 3 games, as he struggled to make the same impact against Mac Irvin Fire and CIA Bounce. Randle, who used his brute strength and tremendous finishing ability to lead the tournament in scoring through the first 3 games, finished 3rd in scoring after pool play. The forward's scoring talent was on full display throughout, though, showing great skill down low to go with outstanding athleticism and body control for a player of his size.

The word in the gym was that Kansas and UNC are possibly pulling ahead in this race, as both Roy Williams and Bill Self were courtside for his games.

Anthony Barber - G, Boo Williams - Even though the Boo Williams side struggled in their games, "Cat" put on a good display as the lead guard. His quickness and court vision is second to none right now, and he even hit a few jumpers in the final few games. The list for Cat stands as follows: Kansas, Alabama, Louisville, and N.C. State. No new visits have been set, but he still plans to visit Kansas before the season.

2014 Prospects

Tyus Jones - G, Howard Pulley, - The leading scorer through pool play carried his team into the quarterfinals out of a tough pool. Jones, who looks to be one of the elite floor generals in the class, drew rave reviews from scouts and coaches alike through the first 5 games. He scores with ease against any and all defenders, using a smooth jumper to complement his nasty first step. His passing ability is the best in the tournament, too, which has helped get his hot-shooting teammates open time and time again.

As it stands, Jones has a laundry list of big colleges on his trail, with the Jayhawks firmly in the mix early on.


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