The 2016 Peach Jam is a Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) tournament that begins Wednesday in North Augusta, South Carolina. Many top prospects from various AAU teams across the country take part in this star-studded invitational, including a number of recruits that are currently considering Mountain West teams. Take a look at the players that have received offers from Mountain West schools that are participating this week.
Vitals: 6-1, 170 | Class of 2017 | Philadelphia, PA | Point Guard | 5*
Scouting Report: True point guard and elite playmaker, good assist-to-turnover ratio in HS, dangerous scoring threat, great leader...doesn’t have the highest basketball IQ, could struggle against true scorers
Vitals: 6-7, 190 | Class of 2017 | Saginaw, MI | Small Forward | 5*
Scouting Report: Bulky wing, versatile on offense and can score from close, mid or deep, great length...doesn’t possess great quickness yet, not a textbook jump shot
Vitals: 6-6, 210 | Class of 2017 | Evanston, IL | Shooting Guard | 4*
Scouting Report: Combo guard, great passer, attacks the rim and can finish well around the basket...needs to work on his perimeter game
Vitals: 6-0, 170 | Class of 2019 | Nashville, TN | Point Guard | 2*
Considering: New Mexico and UNLV
Scouting Report: Great ball handler, high basketball IQ and a smooth jumper...could improve his build and perimeter game can be spotty at times
Vitals: 6-11, 245 | Class of 2017 | San Diego, CA | Center | 5*
Considering: San Diego State
Scouting Report: Terrific athlete, good face-up post player, active around the basket, decent ball handler for his size...could improve his rebounding efforts, avoid bringing the ball low in the post
Vitals: 6-6, 205 | Class of 2017 | San Antonio, TX | Shooting Guard | 3*
Considering: Boise State
Scouting Report: Solid shooting guard/small forward, ready to play at the division 1 level, has shown interest in a number of schools across the country...probably leaning towards UTSA
Marvin Bagley III
Vitals: 6-9, 220 | Class of 2018 | Phoenix, AZ | Power Forward | 5*
Considering: New Mexico
Scouting Report: One of the best prospects from his class, can handle the ball well and pass with accuracy, has a solid mid-range game, can score on basically any defender...needs to add strength and continue to attack throughout games
Vitals: 6-8, 200 | Class of 2017 | Tampa, FL | Small Forward | 5*
Scouting Report: Currently has 21 offers, high energy, combo forward, excellent rebounder and thrives in transition, versatile scorer given his height for prototypical 3s...needs to build muscle, improve his perimeter shot
Vitals: 6-5, 190 | Class of 2017 | Queens, NY | Shooting Guard | 5*
Scouting Report: Athletic wing, great scorer when he’s in rhythm, constant competitor, never stops, relentless motor and brings effort to both sides of the floor...ball handling should be improved, especially when he’s pressured closely by defenders
Vitals: 6-3, 190 | Class of 2017 | Maple Grove, MN | Point Guard | 2*
Considering: Utah State
Scouting Report: Juggling 23 offers, including Duke, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina State and Stanford, good size and length for his position
Vitals: 6-8, 260 | Class of 2018 | Kirkwood, MO | Power Forward | 5*
Scouting Report: Huge recruit, will be able to bully other 4s in the post, #1 player out of the state of Missouri from the 2018 class
Troy Brown Jr.
Vitals: 6-6, 210 | Class of 2017 | Las Vegas, NV | Small Forward | 4*
Scouting Report: Incredible length, better in transition, possesses good floater/runner moves in the painted area...shooting needs to be kicked up a notch, could easily get blocked by taller defenders due to low release
Charles O’Bannon Jr.
Vitals: 6-6, 200 | Class of 2017 | Las Vegas, NV | Shooting Guard | 5*
Scouting Report: Has great shooting range, solid slasher, explodes to the basket or pops a perimeter jumper, disruptive on-ball defender...shot selection is questionable at times, doesn’t have the best quickness on the defensive end
Vitals: 6-6, 195 | Class of 2017 | Mississauga, Ontario, CAN | Small Forward | 4*
Considering: UNLV and San Diego State
Scouting Report: Attending Findlay Prep, will be a 4 in college, can knock down perimeter shots and run the floor well in transition, hard-nosed around the rim...pretty raw, turns the ball over far more than he should, ball handling isn’t great
The July Evaluation has three segments, July 6-10, 13-17 and 20-24. Many coaches will be around the country scouting out the premier future talent of college basketball.
Recruiting information courtesy of Verbal Commits, ESPN, D1 Circuit, Scout and Rivals.