Nike Peach Jam Day 2 Update
Aaron Gordon, Anthony Barber and others show their worth at Peach Jam
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.
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
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:
Playaz Basketball Club 58, City Rocks 57
CP3 All-Stars 63, The Family 61
- 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.