Nike Peach Jam Recap
Finals roundup; scoring, rebounding and assist leaders from the EYBL season
- In a rematch of a game from EYBL Session 2 Dallas that saw YOMCA hand then-No. 1 BABC its only loss of the season to that point, 81-78, it was the boys from Boston that sought revenge and made a statement, putting together a dominant second half performance to win the 2nd Annual Nike EYBL Championship at Peach Jam, 84-67.
- BABC was up just three at halftime, but used its relentless full court pressure to turn YOMCA over and runaway with the win. With 8 minutes remaining in the second half BABC ran off nine straight points, scoring on four consecutive possessions to extend its lead from 54-47 to 63-47.
- It truly was a balanced team effort for BABC. 2013 PG Jaylen Brantley showed his steady and stellar play throughout the week was not a fluke, scoring a game-high 24 points. Iowa State-commit Georges Niang had 21 and seven rebounds on 9-of-12 shooting and big man Nerlens Noel culminated his dominant week with an incredible stat line of 17 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, six blocks and four steals.
- Niang and Noel posted those numbers against what many believed to be the best front court duo at the event, YOMCA's Jarnell Stokes and Shaq Goodwin, who had 14 and 10 points, respectively, and only eight rebounds combined.
- YOMCA's Anthlon Bell led the Memphis team with 19 points in the loss.
- Noel, who was an absolute monster all week, left North Augusta with two triple-doubles to his name, both coming on points, rebounds and blocks.
- After his 24-point performance in the title game, Brantley finished Peach Jam with 130 total points, most of any player at the event.
- This was the 16th Peach Jam appearance for 32-year BABC head coach Leo Papile, who entered the championship game 0-8 all-time in Peach Jam finals. He can now add a Nike Peach Jam and EYBL title to storied resume.
- On the week, BABC beat six Five-Star Top 25 opponents (No. 1 Team Takeover, No. 3 Oakland Soldiers, No. 4 Memphis YOMCA, No. 5 CIA Bounce, No. 13 Mac Irvin Fire and No. 14 All Iowa Attack by an average of 17.2 points per game.
Individual Statistical Leaders
Note: stats are through semifinals and DO NOT include the championship game between BABC and YOMCA
*Played in championship game
Top 10 Scoring Average
Goodwin, Archie (Arkansas Wings) -- 20.4
Sulaimon, Rasheed (Houston Hoops) -- 20.2
Randle, Julius (Texas Titans) -- 19.3
Anderson, Kyle (NJ Playaz) -- 18.8
Gathers, Ricardo (Louisiana Select) -- 18.4
Price, Jodan (The Family) -- 18.4
Jones, Matthew (Texas Titans) -- 18.0
Jones, Tyus (Howard Pulley Panthers) -- 18.0
Ashley, Brandon (Oakland Soldiers) -- 17.9
*Brantley, Jaylen (BABC) -- 17.7
Gathers, Ricardo (Louisiana Select) -- 12.2
Randle, Julius (Texas Titans) -- 9.8
*Stokes, Jarnell (YOMCA) -- 9.7
Parker, Tony (Georgia Stars) -- 9.6
Coleman, DaJuan (Albany City Rocks) -- 9.2
Anderson, Kyle (NJ PLayaz) -- 8.2
Rose, LJ (Houston Hoops) -- 7.6
Purvis, Rodney (CP3 All-Stars) 6.6
Clark, Stephen (Athletes First) -- 5.8
Artis, Dominic (Oakland Soldiers) -- 4.0