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Nike Peach Jam - Day Three Rundown

Posted on 15. Jul, 2010 by Nolan Shulman in High School, Tournaments


NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.- With pool play games in the morning to decide the teams who would move on to the playoffs later Wednesday night, day three of the Nike Peach Jam was quite intense. Even at the U16 level things were heated as the afternoon pitted some top teams fighting to advance to bracket play. As always, a few players stepped up and shined under the bright lights, not to mention the watchful eyes of hundreds of college coaches.

Top Performers


Cameron Biedschied, 2012, SF, 6’5, Cardinal Ritter (MO), St. Louis Eagles 16s-

A long wing, Biedschied is not a guys who exactly wows with his play. Rather, he plays the game the right way, does the little things, and makes things happen. Now, that is not to take away from the play for the Show Me State standout, as he had a great showing in both of his games. Biedschied is still developing, has a high ceiling, and is a versatile player who can play multiple positions on the floor. He led his team to a win over All-Ohio Black, but could not push his team over the top against the Mac Irvin Fire.

Trey Burke, 2011, PG, 6’1, 170lbs, Northland (OH), All-Ohio Red-

A former Penn State commitment, Burke was the main reason his team avoided a blowout loss in the morning. The sturdy floor general went off for 26 points (8/17 FG, 5/10 3P, 2/2 FT) in a 78-65 loss to the Metro Hawks. Burke also had 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, and 2 turnovers. Although he plays the point, Burke is also able to fill it up from all over the court. In addition to shooting 50% beyond the arc, Burke got to the hoop off the bounce, making him hard to defend.

Michael Gilchrist, 2011, SF, 6’7, 190lbs, St. Patrick’s (NJ), Team Final-

The best player in the country showed once again why he is deserving of that label. In a 70-63 overtime victory over BABC in the quarterfinals, Gilchrist exploded for 27 points (11/17 FG, 5/8 FT) and 15 rebounds, seven of which were offensive. The versatile forward did once again struggle with turnovers (he had seven and just two assists), but he has the ball in his hands a great deal. Skilled enough to play the one through the four, Kentucky-bound Gilchrist has been arguably the best performer at the Nike Peach Jam through three days, despite missing one day due to FIBA U17s.

Archie Goodwin, 2012, SG, 6’4, 190lbs, Sylvan Hills (AR), Arkansas Wings Elite 16s-

After a so-so outing in an afternoon loss to the Georgia Stars, Goodwin was fantastic in a nighttime thrashing of Team Final. A rising junior who can play the one, two, and three, Goodwin was nearly unstoppable getting to the cup. He is tough to pigeonhole into one position, as he passes like a point guard, has the size of a shooting guard, and handles like a small forward. A big-time athlete with great body control, Goodwin had an outstanding fast break dunk in transition on a 6’9 center and drew a foul in the process.

Kenny Gaines, 2012, SG, 6’3, 195lbs, Whitefield Academy (GA), Georgia Stars 16s-

A relative unknown, Gaines was one of many quality performers for the Georgia Stars in their afternoon victory. A strong, sturdy, athletic guard, Gaines put a lot of points on the board, primarily off the bounce. He was able to both get to the hoop and pull-up for a midrange jumper at times. Gaines is a great athlete with a nice upside despite being a bit undersized for a wing.

Sidiki Johnson, 2011, PF, 6’9, 220lbs, Oak Hill Academy (VA), Metro Hawks-

In his team’s morning win, Johnson turned in a great performance and was the best player on the floor. An Arizona-bound native New Yorker, Johnson had 28 points (9/15 FG, 3/5 3P, 7/12 FT) and 12 rebounds. What allowed Johnson to excel was that he did not try to be a guard as much as he sometimes tends to do. A physically imposing player, Johnson is a talented player with the tools to be outstanding, as he showed on day three. He had another double-double in a 62-52 quarterfinal loss to Team Takeover DC, scoring 21 points (6/9 FG, 1/3 3P, 8/10 FT) and grabbing 10 rebounds to go along with four blocks.

Marquis Teague, 2011, PG, 6’1, 185lbs, Pike (IN), Spiece Indy Heat-

Like Gilchrist, his future teammate at Kentucky, Marquis Teague was phenomenal for the second day in a row. Teague led his team to an 80-76 overtime win over Boo Williams in the quarterfinals, scoring more than twice as much as any of his teammates. Teague had 30 points (8/13 FG, 1/3 3P, 13/19 FT), 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 4 turnovers. Teague is lightning quick with the ball in his hands and nearly impossible to stay in front of. He is strong and creates contact around the cup, which allows him to repeatedly get to the line. The Hoosier State superstar had the most impressive play I saw on the day. He used a screen to accelerate past two defenders guarding him in the corner full court, get to the other sideline around midcourt, keep the same pace to the basket, go up, alter his body in the air, finish at the other side of the hoop and draw a foul. The play summed up Marquis Teague: big-time.

Kyle Wiltjer, 2011, PF, 6’9, 215lbs, Jesuit (OR), Drew Gooden Soldiers-

The Soldiers had a disappointing ending to an otherwise impressive run in the EYBL, falling 82-76 to the St. Louis Eagles in quarterfinals, but Wiltjer did all he could to prevent the loss from happening. The face-up four had 23 points (9/13 FG, 0/1 3P, 5/7 FT) and 11 rebounds, tops on his team in both categories. Wiltjer did it all offensively, from posting up to knocking down some jumpers.


Recruiting Nuggets


Anthony Barber, 2013, PG, 6’2, 165lbs, Hampton (VA), Boo Williams 16s- Barber has one offer to this point, from in-state school Virginia Tech. He has also noted that he is receiving interest from North Carolina.

Cameron Biedschied- St. Louis and Detroit have offered Biedschied, but many other schools are interested in him. He mentioned Duke, Notre Dame, Minnesota, UCLA, Missouri, Cincinnati, Illinois, Marquette, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oregon State, UNLV, and Butler as well.

Trey Burke- After reopening his recruitment several weeks ago, Burke has offers from Nebraska, Cincinnati, Western Kentucky, Cleveland State, and Penn State, to which he was once committed. Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and West Virginia are also showing interest and he has Cincinnati, Wake Forest, and Georgia Tech atop his list.

AJ Davis, 2013, SF, 6’6, 190lbs, Greater Atlanta Christian (GA), Mac Irvin Fire 16s- The son of former NBA player Antonio Davis, AJ has yet to receive an offer, but does have interest. USC, Florida State, Kansas, and Wake Forest were the four schools he listed.

Kenny Gaines- He has not yet received any offers, but is receiving some Division I interest. Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kennesaw State, Wichita State, Jacksonville, and Alabama are involved, with Alabama as his favorite.

Jordon Granger, 2012, SF, 6’7, 180lbs, SF, McCluer North (MO), St. Louis Eagles 16s- The only school to extend an offer to the long combo forward thus far is St. Louis. The other schools he said are involved are Missouri State, Illinois State, Wichita State, Kansas State, Murray State, and Detroit.

Marcus Hunt, 2012, SF, 6’5, 215lbs, North Clayton (GA), Georgia Stars 16s- A key part of his team’s run to the championship game, Hunt holds an offer from Wichita State. In addition, Alabama, Clemson, Jacksonville, Georgia, Georgia Tech, East Carolina, Mercer, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Florida, and Auburn are the other schools he said are showing interest.

Jalen Jackson, 2012, SF, 6’5, 200lbs, West Memphis (AR), Arkansas Wings Elite 16s- Although he has surprisingly not picked up any offers yet, Jackson has a few schools looking at him. Arkansas is his favorite, with Ole Miss, Memphis, Wichita State, Southeast Missouri State, and others expressing interest.

Deon Jones, 2011, SG, 6’5, 185lbs, Sanford School (DE), Team Final- The younger brother of Rider guard Jeff Jones, Deon has offers from Rider and Drexel. He also said Florida State, Boston College, Georgetown, UNLV, Nebraska, La Salle, and Towson are recruiting him.

Steve Taylor, 2012, SF, 6’7, 215lbs, Simeon (IL), Mac Irvin Fire 16s- Taylor’s lone offer to this point comes is from Southern Illinois. He also is hearing from Ohio, Detroit, Xavier, and Illinois.

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3 Responses to “Nike Peach Jam - Day Three Rundown”

  1. Other News « Orange Express 16. Jul, 2010

    [...] The biggest news is Adam Zagoria’s recent post about the Drew Gooden Soldiers at Peach Jam.  Coach Rob’s (and others’) presence is noted, then he continues to announce the lists of some of the players.  Nick Johnson and Josiah Turner leave us off their lists, but Jabari Brown includes the Beavs.  While I doubt we have any greater (or equal?) pull than the usual suspects, this is the first time in a long time that Brown has mentioned OSU as a prospective school.  While the Soldiers led Peach Jam in scoring offense, they were second to last in scoring defense… which led to a quarterfinal exit against a hot Bradley Beal and his St. Louis Eagles despite Kyle Wiltjer’s best effort. [...]

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  3. Ed Whitney 15. Jul, 2010

    Trey Burke’s Top 3 are Butler, Cincinatti, and Wake Forest. He reported this to Jeff Borzello two days ago.

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