Nike Peach Jam Day 4 Update
Standouts, stat lines and notes from the final day of Nike EYBL Peach Jam
Standouts and notes listed below were obtained during the night session of Day 3 (17U quarterfinals and 16U semis) and morning session of Day 4 (17U semis and 16U championship) at Nike Peach Jam.
Jaylen Brantley (BABC): Was stellar in two big elimination games. In the quarterfinal rout of No. 1 Team Takeover, Brantley scored 21 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including 4-of-5 from the three-point line. He followed that up with 17 more points in the semifinal win over No. 3 Oakland Soldiers. The Springfield, Mass. PG was solid, steady and posied in running the BABC offense, and knocked down virtually every open shot that came his way.
Dominc Artis (Oakland Soldiers):The talented PG put the Soldiers on his back against a tough NJ Playaz squad, going for 26 points on 8-of-14 shooting with six three-pointers. On such a talented squad, it's almost puzzling how this group relies so heavily on the diminutive guard to not only run the show, but also put the ball in the cup.
Georges Niang (BABC): Nerlens Noel deserves every bit of the attention he garners, but you can't forget about the other key piece to BABC's formidable front court. Niang gave Team Takeover fits, going for 31 points on an incredible 13-of-16 from the field and then added 18 more on 7-of-10 shooting in another blowout win over the Oakland Soldiers. For the week, the Iowa State-commit is 40-0f-59 (.680) from the field, absolutely killing opponents with countless pivot moves and strong finishes down low.
William Goodwin (YOMCA): After a couple sluggish days of what seemed like going through the motions, Goodwin came alive when the lights came on this morning, exploding for 29 points and 12 rebounds against his good friend Tony Parker and the Georgia Stars, all in a 78-64 win. The Five-Star rated player showed his incredible athleticism and relentless motor, scrapping under the boards and running the floor like a high-major football tight end that he is.
Johnathan Willams III (YOMCA 16U): Was a monster in the 16U championship game win over CP3 All-Stars this afternoon, putting together a Nerlens Noel-esque statline of 21 points, six rebounds and seven blocks. The 6-7 2013 product gave Mizzou-commit Tyrek Coger all he could handle, with his length and athletcism working the baselines on offense while limiting the effectiveness of the CP3 guards in the lane on defense.
- Nerlens Noel (BABC): 12 points, 10 rebounds and 11 blocks in 74-60 win over Oakland Soldiers
- Kyle Anderson (Playaz Basketball Club): 20 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds in 79-73 loss to Oakland Soldiers
- Julius Randle (Texas Titans): 30 points (14-17 FTs), 10 rebounds in 69-68 loss to Memphis YOMCA
- Billy Garrett Jr. (Mac Irvin Fire): 21 points, 5-8 3-point field goals in 76-61 loss to Georgia Stars
- Former North Carolina standout Shammond Williams was heard raving about Oakland Soldiers PG Dominic Artis, saying, "that kid can go."
- After his team's narrow win over Nike Baltimore Elite, New Orleans Hornet guard Chris Paul was seen giving Alajuwan Fisher words of advice after his splendid guard play against the team. Fisher is a rising junior at Balitmore's St. Frances HS, where he plays for former McDonald's All-American and Temple great Mark Karcher.
- Memphis YOMCA will look to be the first team to take both the 16U and 17U Peach Jam titles after the younger squad won in overtime against CP3 All-Stars. The 17U squad takes on BABC tonight.
- Memphis YOMCA does have one EYBL win over BABC but that came without the services of Nerlens Noel.
- William "Shaq" Goodwin on why an EYBL title would mean so much, "I want to make history and be the first person to win Adidas Super 64 and Peach Jam."
- Philadelphia 76er guard Lou Williams was on hand to watch his cousin Johnathon Williams III play for YOMCA.