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Peach Jam Preview: Pool C

By D1 Circuit Staff, 07/09/19, 2:30PM EDT

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Preview Includes:

  • Pool Listing
  • The Favorite
  • The Contenders
  • The Sleeper
  • Quick Hitters
  • List of ESPN Ranked Players
  • Top Head-To-Head Matchups
  • Full Pool Schedule

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The Favorite:

Pool C features some nice balance, but the top seed MOKAN Elite (KS) enters the tournament as the favorite to advance out of pool play. MOKAN advanced to the Peach Jam Final Four a year ago, and they return 7-foot junior N'Faly Dante who will be looking to make amends. MOKAN found their stride late, and while they don't have a single dominant star offensively, head coach Rodney Perry has found a way to effectively tap into each individual player's talents. MOKAN is always a force to be reckoned with at Peach Jam, and it would be wise to keep an eye on their sophomore point point guard, budding superstar Kennedy Chandler.

The Contenders:

Defending Peach Jam champion Team Takeover (DC) has a terrific chance to reach bracket play, and they'll channel their veteran leadership and stacked rotation to attempt to make it a reality. Hunter Dickinson and Terrance Williams are both two-year Peach Jam veterans, and Takeover's frontcourt duo won't relinquish their crown without a fight. They are deep and talented, and Keith Stevens-led groups tend to find their stride late in the season. It would be a mistake not to include Woodz Elite as a viable contender, as the defending E16 champions put together a standout 10-3 record this spring. Woodz is led by Third Team All-EYBL performer Chris Moore and All-Breakout performer Jaylin Williams, and this defensive-minded team is super balanced across the board. Pro Skills (TX) and MeanStreets (IL) could definitely surprise, and they will need their stars to continue to shine. First Team All-EYBL performer Micah Peavy will do the heavy-lifting for Pro Skills, while Third Team All-EYBL selection DJ Steward will look to drop major buckets for MeanStreets.

The Sleeper:

It's hard to consider the AOT Running Rebels a sleeper, but after getting off to a slow start this spring, many wrote off the Georgia powerhouse. They rebounded in a big way during the final two sessions, with star junior BJ Boston earning session three Most Valuable Player honors. Veteran point guard Sharife Cooper was named First Team All-EYBL, and his presence on the court is as dynamic as it gets in grassroots basketball. The addition of swingman Devan Cambridge after the first session was huge for this rotation, and if they can figure out how to defend against teams with two bigs, then AOT has a great chance of advancing to bracket play after narrowly falling short a year ago.

Quick Hitters:

  • Team Takeover will be looking to win their 3rd Peach Jam Championship in 10 seasons. They feature 9 recruits ranked by 247 Sports.
  • Woodz Elite won the E16 Peach Jam crown a year ago, and the majority of their lineup returns. Third Team All-EYBL Chris Moore was the leader of that unit.
  • Sharife Cooper (19) and Brandon Boston Jr (7) are the highest-ranked backcourt in Augusta.
  • MOKAN Elite features two seven-footers; juniors N'Faly Dante and Davion Bradford.
  • KK Robinson made one of the biggest jumps this spring for Pro Skills, going from unranked to No. 92 in ESPN's most recent 2020 rankings.

POOL C RANKED PLAYERS: 15 (ESPN)

Team Jersey # Name Pos. Height Hometown High School Grad Year ESPN Rank
AOT (GA) 3 BJ Boston G 6'6 Atlanta, GA Norcross 2020 7
AOT (GA) 2 Sharife Cooper G 6'2 Powder Springs, GA McEachern 2020 19
MeanStreets (IL) 21 DJ Steward G 6'4 Chicago, IL Whitney Young 2020 27
MOKAN Elite (KS) 24 N'Faly Dante F 7'0 Mali, Africa Sunrise Christian 2020 18
MOKAN Elite (KS) 34 Davion Bradford F 7'0 Mehlville, MO Mehlville 2020 85
MOKAN Elite (KS) 1 Kennedy Chandler G 6'1 Memphis, TN Briarcrest Christian 2021 38
Pro Skills (TX) 5 Micah Peavy G 6'7 Duncanville, TX Duncanville 2020 33
Pro Skills (TX) 2 KK Robinson G 6'0 Little Rock, AR Bryant 2020 90
Team Takeover (DC) Jeremy Roach G 6'2 Fairfax, VA Paul VI 2020 15
Team Takeover (DC) 24 Hunter Dickinson F 7'2 Hyattsville, MD DeMatha 2020 36
Team Takeover (DC) 10 Terrance Williams F 6'7 Washington, DC Gonzaga 2020 81
Team Takeover (DC) 15 Efton Reid C 6'11 Richmond, VA Steward School 2021 20
Team Takeover (DC) 5 Trevor Keels G 6'4 Fairfax, VA Paul VI 2021 33
Woodz Elite (AR) 3 Davonte Davis G 6'4 Jacksonville, AR Jacksonville 2020 71
Woodz Elite (AR) 23 Jaylin Williams F 6'10 Fort Smith, AR Northside 2020 89

Top Head-to-Head Matchups:

MeanStreets (IL) vs. MOKAN Elite (KS)

Ahron Ulis (2020 247 No. 203) vs. Kennedy Chandler (2021 ESPN No 38)
DJ Steward (2020 ESPN No. 27) vs. Luke Kasubke (2020 247 No. 185)

AOT Running Rebels (GA) vs. Woodz Elite (AR)

Dylan Cardwell (2020 247 No. 174) vs. Jaylin Williams (2020 ESPN No. 89)
Devan Cambridge (2020 unranked) vs. Chris Moore (2020 247 No. 87)
Sharife Cooper (2020 ESPN No. 19) vs. Davonte Davis (2020 ESPN No. 71)

Pro Skills (TX) vs. Team Takeover (DC)

KK Robinson (2020 ESPN No. 90) vs. Trevor Keels (2021 ESPN No. 33)
Micah Peavy (2020 ESPN No. 33) vs. Dimingus Stevens (2020 247 No. 150)

MOKAN Elite (KS) vs. AOT Running Rebels (GA)

Kennedy Chandler (2021 ESPN No 38) vs. Sharife Cooper (2020 ESPN No. 19)
N'Faly Dante (2020 ESPN No. 18) vs. BJ Boston Jr (2020 ESPN No. 7)

Pro Skills (TX) vs. Woodz Elite (AR)

Micah Peavy (2020 ESPN No. 33) vs. Chris Moore (2020 247 No. 87)
KK Robinson (2020 ESPN No. 90) vs. Davonte Davis (2020 ESPN No. 71)

Team Takeover (DC) vs. MeanStreets (IL)

Dimingus Stevens (2020 247 No. 150) vs. DJ Steward (2020 ESPN No. 27)
Trevor Keels (2021 ESPN No. 33) vs. Ahron Ulis (2020 247 No. 203)
Terrance Williams (2020 ESPN No. 81) vs. Isaiah Rivera (2020 247 No. 234)

Team Takeover (DC) vs. Woodz Elite (AR)

Terrance Williams (2020 ESPN No. 81) vs. Chris Moore (2020 247 No. 87)
Hunter Dickinson (2020 ESPN No. 36) vs. Jaylin Williams (2020 ESPN No. 89)
Dimingus Stevens (2020 247 No. 150) vs. Collin Moore (2020 unranked)

AOT Running Rebels (GA) vs. MeanStreets (IL) 

Sharife Cooper (2020 ESPN No. 19) vs. DJ Steward (2020 ESPN No. 27)
BJ Boston Jr (2020 ESPN No. 7) vs. Jeremiah Williams (2020 unranked)

Pro Skills (TX) vs. MOKAN Elite (KS)

Micah Peavy (2020 ESPN No. 33) vs. N'Faly Dante (2020 ESPN No. 18)
KK Robinson (2020 ESPN No. 90) vs. DuJuan Harris (2020 247 No. 220)
Kenny Hunter (2020 unranked) vs. Davion Bradford (2020 ESPN No. 85)

MeanStreets (IL) vs. Woodz Elite (AR)

Ahron Ulis (2020 247 No. 203) vs. Davonte Davis (2020 ESPN No. 71)
DJ Steward (2020 ESPN No. 27) vs. Caleb London (2020 unranked)
Destin Whitaker (2020 unranked) vs. Chris Moore (2020 247 No. 87)

Pro Skills (TX) vs. AOT Running Rebels (GA)

Micah Peavy (2020 ESPN No. 33) vs. BJ Boston Jr (2020 ESPN No. 7)
KK Robinson (2020 ESPN No. 90) vs. Sharife Cooper (2020 ESPN No. 19)
Kenny Hunter (2020 unranked) vs. Dylan Cardwell (2020 247 No. 174)

MOKAN Elite (KS) vs. Team Takeover (DC)

N'Faly Dante (2020 ESPN No. 18) vs. Hunter Dickinson (2020 ESPN No. 36)
Davion Bradford (2020 ESPN No. 85) vs. Efton Reid (2021 ESPN No. 20)
Kennedy Chandler (2021 ESPN No. 38) vs. Trevor Keels (2021 ESPN No. 33)

Team Takeover (DC) vs. AOT Running Rebels (GA)

Hunter Dickinson (2020 ESPN No. 36) vs. Dylan Cardwell (2020 247 No. 174)
Terrance Williams (2020 ESPN No. 81) vs. BJ Boston Jr (2020 ESPN No. 7)
Trevor Keels (2021 ESPN No. 33) vs. Sharife Cooper (2020 ESPN No., 19)

MeanStreets (IL) vs. Pro Skills (TX)

Ahron Ulis (2020 247 No. 203) vs.KK Robinson (2020 ESPN No. 90)
DJ Steward (2020 ESPN No. 27) vs. Micah Peavy (2020 ESPN No. 33)

Woodz Elite (AR) vs. MOKAN Elite (KS)

Davonte Davis (2020 ESPN No. 71) vs. Kennedy Chandler (2021 ESPN No 38)
Jaylin Williams (2020 ESPN No. 89) vs. N'Faly Dante (2020 ESPN No. 18)
Chris Moore (2020 247 No. 87) vs. Michael Peake (2020 unranked)

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