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2018 Peach Jam Watch Guide: July 11 Top Games & Matchups

By D1 Circuit Staff, 07/11/18, 2:45PM EDT

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The 2018 Peach Jam is officially here.

We broke down each time slot of the tournament, putting together a list of the top team & individual matchups. Peach Jam pool play goes from July 11th-13th, followed by bracket play on the 14th and the Peach Jam Championship on the 15th.

There are over 150 Rivals & ESPN ranked players competing in North Augusta, scattered across the 17U Peach Jam, E16 Finals and 17U EYBL PIT.

Scroll down for a look at the top matchups:

Peach Jam Schedule

July 11-15

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July 11

5:00 PM TOP MATCHUP

PSA Cardinals (NY) vs. No. 5 Houston Hoops (TX)

In the first matchup of the weekend, a pair of First-Team EYBL guards will go head-to-head  as PSA's Cole Anthony (No. 2) and Houston Hoops' Tyrese Maxey (No. 7) will take the floor against one another for the first time in 2018. Although both of these guards are freakishly gifted offensively, the focus will be on the defense. Anthony took home 2017 Defensive Player of the Year Honors, and Maxey took home 2018's award last week. Not only does this contest feature Anthony vs. Maxey, but PSA & Houston Hoops combine to feature 11 players in Rivals 2019 & 2020 rankings.

PSA Cardinals
G Cole Anthony (Rivals No. 2)
F Ismael Massoud (Rivals No. 89)
F Max Lorca-Lloyd (Rivals No. 100)
G James Bouknight (Rivals No. 115)
G Tyson Etienne (Rivals No. 131)
F Richard Springs (Rivals 2020 No. 97)

Houston Hoops (TX)
G Tyrese Maxey (Rivals No. 7)
G De'Vion Harmon (Rivals No. 31)
G Chris Harris Jr (Rivals No. 83)
G Donovan Williams (Rivals No. 97)
F Dylan Disu (Rivals No. 124)

Other 5:00 PM Matchups

E1T1 United (FL) vs. No. 1 Team Takeover (DC)
Tre Mann (No. 29) vs. Jeremy Roach (2020 No. 16)
CJ Walker (No. 44) vs. Armando Bacot Jr (No. 21) & Hunter Dickinson (2020 No. 17
Zaire Wade vs. Anthony Harris (No. 65)
Marsei Caston vs. Casey Morsell (No. 64)

Team WhyNot (CA) vs. No. 3 AOT (GA)
Cassius Stanley (No. 32) vs. Isaac Okoro (No. 22)
Jovan Blacksher Jr vs. Sharife Cooper (2020 No. 26)
Iverson Molinar & Nimari Burnett (2020 No. 62) vs. BJ Boston (2020 No. 14)

Pro Skills (TX) vs. No. 2 Team CP3 (NC)
Tylan Pope (247 3-star) vs. Wendell Moore (No. 25)
Ja'Mare Redus vs. Keyshaun & Kobe Langley (247 3-star)
J'Wan Roberts (247 3-star) vs. BJ Mack (247 3-star)

6:30 PM TOP MATCHUP

Nike Team Florida (FL) vs. No. 9 Bluff City Legends (TN)

Wednesday's opening night gives us a battle of the top two ranked big men in the country.  NTF's Vernon Carey (No. 1) & Bluff City's James Wiseman (No. 3) will go to battle behind extremely talented supporting casts, and it should result in one of the best head-to-head matchups of the evening. Carey and Wiseman are both focal points of their offense, so it will be intriguing to see which 2019 star comes out on top. Honestly, the matchup between these two is worth the price of admission.

Nike Team Florida (FL)
F Vernon Carey Jr (Rivals No. 1)
G Kyle Sturdivant (Rivals No. 66)
F Scottie Barnes (Rivals 2020 No. 2)
G Noah Farrakhan (Rivals 2020 No. 36)

Bluff City Legends (TN)
F James Wiseman (Rivals No. 3)
F DJ Jeffries (Rivals No. 45)
F Chandler Lawson (Rivals No. 86)
F Malcolm Dandridge (Rivals No. 117)

OTHER 6:30 PM MATCHUPS

Playaz Club (NJ) vs. No. 7 Brad Beal Elite (MO)
Al-Amir Dawes (ESPN 4-star) vs. Zion Harmon (ESPN 2021 No. 8)
Khalif Battle (No. 104) vs. Moses Moody (2020 No. 29)
Zach Freemantle vs. EJ Liddell (No. 38)

Team United (NC) vs. No. 4 MOKAN Elite
Patrick Williams (No. 61) vs. Isiaiah Mosley (No. 146)
Juwan Gary (No. 70) vs. Malik Hall (No. 49)
Khalil Robinson (247 3-star) vs. Grant Sherfield (No. 93)

Renaissance (NY) vs. No. 8 Woodz Elite (AR)
Jalen Lecque (No. 18) vs. Mylik Wilson (No. 110)
Nate Tabor (2020 No. 60) vs. Austin Crowley (No. 112)

8:00 PM TOP MATCHUP

No. 12 Seattle Rotary Style vs. No. 6 Drive Nation

Pool C gets kicked off in style as First Team All-EYBL performer Jaden McDaniels & Seattle Rotary square off with a loaded Drive Nation squad.  The most intriguing individual matchup is between McDaniels (No. 4) and Drive Nation versatile forward Drew Timme (No. 39). Both McDaniels and Timme are focal points on offense, and neither Rotary or Drive Nation will win if they are off. Expect this to be one of the higher-scoring matchups of night one, with the potential for some major fireworks.

Drive Nation (TX)
G Samuell Williamson (Rivals No. 34)
G Jahmius Ramsey (Rivals No. 36)
F Drew Timme (Rivals No. 39)
G Avery Anderson (Rivals No. 107)
F Victor Iwuakor (247 4-star)
F Montavious Murphy (247 4-star)
G Tre Williams (247 3-star)

Seattle Rotary Style (WA)
F Jaden McDaniels (Rivals No. 4)
G Raequan Battle (Rivals No. 149)
F Paolo Banchero (ESPN 2021 No. 5)
G Marcus Tsohonis (247 3-star)
G Noah Williams (247 3-star)

OTHER 8:00 PM MATCHUPS

No. 10 Oakland Soldiers (CA) vs. No. 14 Indy Heat (IN)
KJ Martin (No. 141) vs. Keion Brooks Jr (No. 15)
Christian Koloko (247 4-star) vs. Trayce Jackson-Davis (No. 16)
Gianni Hunt (No. 108) vs. Isaiah Thompson (247 3-star)
Scotty Pippen Jr. vs. Jalen Windham

MeanStreets (IL) vs. NY Lightning (NYC)
Brandon Newman (No. 80) vs. Dashawn Davis & Jordan Dingle
Tray Jackson (No. 105) vs. Cliff Omoruyi (2020 No. 48)
Armaan Franklin (No. 140) vs. Posh Alexander (2020 No. 67)

Expressions Elite (MA) vs. City Rocks (NY)
Tre Mitchell (No. 92) vs. Isaiah Stewart II (No. 6)
Noah Fernandes (247 3-star) vs. Joe Girard (No. 127)

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Pool A

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Pool C

Pool D