Posted On: 07/9/16 2:38 PM
Prep Hoops has scouted the first ever Peach Jam Invitational in Augusta, Georgia. Through the first two days many players have separated themselves from the pack. Get the latest standouts on the hardwood below. Each player is a Division I recruit.
Galen Alexander 2017 RM5 Elite Wing
Alexander cut his list down to 7 schools recently. Everyone of those 7 schools will be working hard to get the elite wing. This weekend Alexander did all he could for RM5 Elite to have success. Alexander did not shoot the ball great, but had a solid showing from behind the arc. He dominated around the rim including a couple of rim rattling jams. The final 7 schools for Alexander include Arizona, NC State, Western Kentucky, LSU, TCU, Marquette and Memphis.
Ethan Chargois 2017 Team Griffin Forward
Chargois is fighting through a foot injury, but has held up well coming up huge for Team Griffin in the paint. He has dominated the boards averaging a double-double in the PIT. Colorado is Chargois’s biggest offer on the table. They watched him pull in 14 boards on Friday night in a crowded paint. He is playing with great effort and will, especially on the boards. Chargois is a skilled big ball 4 or small ball 5 depending on the system. He has great hands and touch on his jumper. Don’t be surprised if he picks up more offers soon.
Adokiye Iyaye 2018 Team Griffin Guard
At 6’3 Iyaye has done everything he has been asked to this year for Team Griffin in the Nike EYBL. For a large part of the year Iyaye was not called upon to score, but to play tough defense and play his roll. Things have changed now. Iyaye is being asked to score and is doing all of the right things with the ball in his hands. He is shooting the three-pointer very well with great confidence. Iyaye is averaging a season high 18 points per game at the PIT to lead Team Griffin. He is a good athlete with a high basketball IQ that brings it every night on the court.
Thurman Massenburg 2017 Southern Stampede Forward
Massenburg is a big physical 6’10 Forward for Southern Stampede. He continues to be a huge factor in Southern Stampede’s success this weekend in the PIT. The biggest thing Massenburg brings to the floor is great rebounding and toughness around the rim. He also showed the skills to be able to knock down the mid-range jumper. The touch he has on his jumper allows him to stretch the defense from 15-20 feet out.
Keldon Johnson 2018 Boo Williams Wing
Johnson was outstanding this weekend scoring the basketball at a high level. Scoring stood out, but his defense was the most impressive of his skills shown at the PIT. He stands near 6’5 with a great physical build. Although he guarded a 6’10 player he used his physical nature, speed and strength to his advantage. Johnson is known across the country for his athleticism and ability to put the ball through the hoop. He has offers from Wake Forest, Texas, Texas Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Saint Louis, Providence, Penn State, Old Dominion, NC State, George Town, Florida, East Carolina and Cincinnati.
Matt Coleman 2017 Boo Williams Point Guard
Coleman did not have his best scoring outburst when I watched him, but did so many other things at the Point. The best thing Coleman brought to the table was his vision and distribution of the basketball. He threw dime after dime to his teammates netting 6 assists for the game and zero turnovers. Coleman’s defense was sharp as well. One thing you will not see Coleman do is force shots. He holds offers from several D1 programs across the country.
Victory Bailey 2017 RM5 Elite Guard
Bailey lead the PIT in scoring from the wing attacking the basket relentlessly. Rm5 Elite did not go far in the PIT, but it was not due to the play of Bailey. He did everything he could on offense for RM5 Elite pairing to be quite the duo with Galen Alexander. Bailey can score in all three phases of the game. He is best getting to the rim or creating shots from mid-range.