Nike Peach Jam Day 2 Update

Aaron Gordon, Anthony Barber and others show their worth at Peach Jam

by Harrison Sanford July 13, 2011 6:19pm ET
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Standouts and notes listed below were obtained during the night session of Day 1 and morning session of Day 2 at Nike Peach Jam on Wednesday. Tomorrow evening we will post standout players and notes from Wednesday's night session and Thursday's morning and afternoon sessions. 

Aaron Gordon (Oakland Soldiers): On a stacked squad that has Division I players coming off the bench, Gordon still managed to set himself apart. His versatility is a big cog in the Soldier attack. From roaming the floor in their 2-1-2 press, to guarding the opposing team's best players (last night that was Julius Randle) to scoring buckets. Against the Texas Titans, he had 19 points and 12 rebounds and went 2-2 on the 3-point line. What was even more impressive was the pressure he put on Randle. His defense was a big reason why the top player went 4-14 from the field. 

Anthony Barber (Boo Williams): The lightning quick point guard helped lead his team to an overtime win over Louisiana Select 89-94. His ability to get into the paint at will opens up the offense for the DMV squad. He had 28 points and helped set up his teammates for multiple scoring opportunities even though he only finished with 4 assists. 

Marcus Hunt (Georgia Stars): The Georgia Stars bullish guard helped lead his squad to one of the biggest wins of the tournament, a 62-61 win over No. 1 Team Takeover. With his team down late, he aggressively attacked the hole and produced against the defense that many on the circuit consider to be the best. He finished with 27 points and an efficient 10-14 shooting, including 4-7 from the 3-point line. 

Ricardo Ledo (Albany City Rocks): In an early morning matchup against Kyle Anderson and the NJ Playaz, the super-skilled 6-5 wing showed he can score with the best of them. After a very quiet first half and early second half, Ledo put together an impressive five-minute spurt where he exploded for a bevy of buckets - strong drives to the basket, mid-range pull-ups, transition baskets and a deep three-pointer. He finished with 17 points on 7-of-17 from the field, to go along with three rebounds, two assists and a steal, coming just short of willing his team to the upset victory.

Jordan Woodard (Athlete's First): In a hard-fought overtime win over No. 12 Houston Hoops, the 6-0 combo impressed, outplaying Houston's three-headed monster backcourt. With the likes of Rick Pitino and Jim Larranaga looking on, the Oklahoma native scored a game-high 25 points, including three-of-four from three-point range.

Notable stat lines:

Jaylen Brantley (BABC): 27 points including 10-15 shooting (3-6 from 3-pt) in 79-70 win over Meanstreets

Kayel Locke (Nike B'More Elite): 23 points, 12 rebounds in 78-70 over Boo Williams

Kyle Anderson (Playaz Basketball Club): 12 points, 11 assists, 11 rebounds in 72-60 win over California Supreme

Ricardo Gaithers (Louisiana Select): 29 points, 20 rebounds in 89-84 loss to Boo Williams

Brian Bridgewater (Houston Hoops): 17 points, 15 rebounds in 84-74 loss to Athletes First

Notable Top 25 Results:

Georgia Stars 62, Team Takeover 61

Playaz Basketball Club 58, City Rocks 57

CP3 All-Stars 63, The Family 61

CIA Bounce 55, All Iowa Attack 53

All-Ohio Red 73, Houston Hoops 69

Notes:

  • Jarnell Stokes told Five-Star Basketball that he will be attending Oak Hill Academy next year. 
  • Team Takeover lost their first match of the AAU season to the Georgia Stars. Point guard James Robinson says that the loss of Arnaud Adala Moto hurts the team but that it was no excuse. "We took a punch in the mouth but we didn't get knocked out," Robinson said. "We'll take it out on the next team we play." The play Houston Hoops in the evening session. 
  • BABC's Nerlens Noel leads the tournament so far with 5.0 blocks per game. 
  • Ricardo Gaithers leads Peach Jam in scoring with 22.0 points per game. Right behind him is Rasheed Sulaimon (21.0), Ricardo Ledo (20.7) and Archie Goodwin (20.7). Gaithers also leads the camp in rebounding with 14. 7. 
  • Five-Star blogger L.J. Rose leads Peach Jam in assists with 7.7 a game.
  • Athletes First' Jordan Woodard is averaging 3.3 steals a game. Duke assistant Jeff Capel has been on hand to watch his games, seeing as though he is familiar with the Oklahoma basketball scene. Los Angeles Clipper and former OU Sooner Blake Griffin played for Athletes First. 

Related Rasheed Sulaimon Archie Goodwin Jarnell Stokes Kyle Anderson Ricardo Gathers Brian Bridgewater Aaron Gordon Marcus Hunt Nerlens Noel Miami Hurricanes Jaylen Brantley Oakland Soldiers Duke Blue Devils Albany City Rocks Blake Griffin Rick Pitino NJ Playaz BABC Anthony Barber Boo Williams Georgia Stars Texas Titans Julius Randle Louisville Cardinals Ricardo Ledo Jim Larranaga Louisiana Select Houston Hoops All-Ohio Red California Supreme Team Takeover Athletes First Jordan Woodard Kayel Locke Nike Baltimore Elite James Robinson L.J. Rose Jeff Capel Los Angeles Clippers Oklahoma Sooners
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