Peach Jam, Day 2: UCLA Prospects

The Peach Jam has had some of the best play of the July Evaluation Period so far, and UCLA recruits are among the best at the tourney, including Brandon Ashley, Dominic Artis, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, and more...

Rose has a top two

L.J. Rose has a top two.

Rose, a four-star prospect out of Houston, told at the Peach Jam Invitational that UCLA and Texas are the two schools sticking out to him at this point.

"With UCLA it's their great coaching and it's a good school," Rose said. "Texas is a great school, it's close to home and I've know the coaching staff since 8th grade.

Rose also mentioned interest from Georgetown, Kansas, Memphis, Virginia and Baylor.

Ashley continues to dominate

Brandon Ashley is having a strong spring and summer.

At the LeBron James Skills Academy he was one of the better post prospects in attendance and at the Peach Jam he continued his impressive performances.

Through three games at the Peach Jam, Ashley has recorded 55 points and 23 rebounds.

On the recruiting front, Ashley is holding off on releasing a college list. He did say that he's heard recently from Arizona, Kentucky and Oregon.

"I'm going to come out with a list after Peach Jam," Ashley told

Ashley is currently rated a five-star prospect.

Brandon Ashley, PF, Oakland Soldiers – This is just an absolute matchup nightmare. Ashley was very tough on the Spiece frontline with his combination of skill, size, and athleticism. He took his man off the dribble when a center was guarding him and then went down low if it was a smaller player. In a game where the Soldiers almost let Spiece back in, Ashley was given the ball at crunch time and he was able to make plays.

Dominic Artis, PG, Oakland Soldiers – In the first half when the Soldiers jumped all over Spiece, Artis was incredible. The pass first point guard was really knocking down perimeter shots, and then as usual got his talented wing teammates involved. The strides Artis has made and continues to make with his game are quite impressive.

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, SG/PG, Spiece Indy Heat – He is simply one of the toughest guards to contain in a team setting. Smith-Rivera was the only one keeping Spiece in the game in the first half, and then stayed hot in the second half. He was scoring mostly going to the rim or from the foul line, though he did hit a few perimeter jumpers. Add in that he looked comfortable as a lead guard, and it was an impressive showing for Smith-Rivera.

Kyle Anderson, SF, Playaz – Up to his old tricks, Anderson dominated the game against the City Rocks at times and made the biggest play of the game by hitting a 10-foot runner to give the Playaz the go ahead bucket. His skill level, passing ability and mid-range game are tremendous. He finished with what looked like an easy 20 points on 9-for-16 shooting.

James Robinson, PG, Team Takeover – Sometimes you don't know how he does it, but Robinson just manages to get things done. In a comeback win over Houston Hoops, Robinson really took over the game coming off of ball screens and just making plays. He either scored on the drive or got a teammate and open look. Robinson isn't the most physically gifted PG, but he is one of the best winners around.

Terry Rozier, PG, All-Ohio Red – Rozier is coming off of a very good showing at the LeBron James Skills Academy and he proved his good performance there was no joke. Despite his team getting blown out, Rozier was doing everything for All-Ohio. He was the only player who could consistently score during the game, and also he rebounded the ball very well for a guard. A good athlete who knows how to finish, Rozier's stock is on the rise.

Tyree Robinson, SG, Oakland Soldiers – Robinson actually looks like he still might be growing, and had a very solid outing against a tough Spiece squad. He scored a few times, but mostly it was his ball handling and defense that stood out. Usually Robinson is known for his shot making, but he is such a good athlete that he can make a ton of plays on defense. In the first half when the Soldiers really dominated and were creating turnovers, it was Robinson's athleticism and energy that made a big difference.

Isaac Hamilton, SG/SF, Oakland Soldiers – This cat can just flat out shoot the basketball. Now he on this team he isn't going to get a ton of touches since they have so many weapons, but when he does get clean looks, he hits them. His shot making along with his length make him a tough matchup for most, and as he continues to get stronger he will be very difficult to guard.

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera had head coaches from Xavier, Louisville, and UCLA watching with an assistant from Michigan State.

The numerous Oakland Soldiers prospects drew a huge crowd. Washington, Arizona, Cal, St. John's, Oregon, Baylor, and Florida State all sent the head coach to watch. North Carolina, USC, Oklahoma State, Kansas, UCLA and Gonzaga all dispatched assistants.

Kyle Anderson had the head coaches from Florida, St. John's, UCLA, Seton Hall and Georgetown checking him out against the Albany City Rocks.

Tyree Robinson says the entire Pac 12 has offered and then also San Diego State, New Mexico, and Marquette.

Isaac Hamilton has offers from USC, UTEP, Colorado, Gonzaga, Washington, UNLV, Oklahoma State, TCU, and Houston. St. John's, Connecticut, UCLA, Washington State, LSU, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Arizona are also in contact.

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