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Peach Jam Watch Guide: July 12 Top Games & Matchups

By D1 Circuit Staff, 07/12/18, 9:15AM EDT


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 JamE16 Finals and 17U EYBL PIT.

Scroll down for a look at the July 12th's top matchups, followed by a complete look at every ranked player at Peach Jam.


9:00 AM Top Matchup

Team CP3 (NC) vs. NY Renaissance

Two five-star prospects are matching up in Team CP3’s Wendell Moore and NY Renaissance’s Jalen Lecque. The two teams had different results last night as CP3 defeated Pro Skills 77-59 and the Renaissance took a tough 78-70 loss to Woodz Elite. Moore will look to lead his team to another win by showing off his elite skill set and unselfish play. Lecque on the other hand will look to impose his will with his freakish athleticism to lead the Renaissance to their first Peach Jam victory. Talent isn’t the issue in this matchup and the determining factor will be which team plays better team basketball.

Team CP3 (NC)

F Wendell Moore (ESPN No. 18)
F Antavion Collum (Rivals No. 98)
G Kobe Langley (247 3-Star)
G Keyshaun Langley (247 3-Star)
F BJ Mack (247 3-Star)

NY Renaissance

G Jalen Lecque (ESPN No. 11) 
C Kofi Cockburn (ESPN No. 23)
SG Ethan Morton (ESPN 2020 No. 41)
G Nate Tabor (ESPN 2020 No. 56)
F Johnathan Kuminga (ESPN 2021 No. 9)

10:30 AM Top Matchup  

Houston Hoops (TX) vs. Seattle Rotary Style (WA)

Two of the top teams throughout the Nike EYBL are set to go head to go Thursday morning. Houston Hoops won their first game against the PSA Cardinals in heroic fashion with a game winning buzzer beater three pointer by Chris Harris. Jaden McDaniels and Seattle Rotary Style came out victorious against a talented Drive nation squad. This matchup has it’s stars with Kentucky commit Tyrese Maxey and Five-Star Jaden McDaniels, but also plenty of depth. Hoops’ De’Vion Harmon, Chris Harris and Donovan Williams and Rotary Style’s Raequan Battle, Paolo Banchero and Marcus Tsohonis will all play huge roles in this matchup.

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)

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)

12:00 PM Top Matchup

Indy Heat (IN) vs. E1T1 United (FL)

Both teams are in positions they didn’t want to be in prior to Peach Jam. Indy Heat and E1T1 United both lost their first game to start off the Peach Jam. The good news for them is that it’s pool play and a win gets them right back into the race. Indy Heat duo of Keion Brooks Jr. and Trayce Jackson-Davis are an opponent’s worst nightmare. Their chemistry and versatility has been very hard to stop for EYBL opponents. One of the nation’s top point guards Tre Mann and four-star forward C.J. Walker are electrifying. With a lot on the line for these two talented groups, this matchup should be a sight to see.

Indy Heat (IN)

F Trayce Jackson-Davis (ESPN No. 15)
F Keion Brooks Jr. (ESPN No. 25)
C John-Michael Mulloy (247 3-Star)
G Jalen Windham

E1T1 United (FL)

G Tre Mann (ESPN No. 42)
G C.J. Walker (ESPN No. 45)
G Marsei Caston
G Lance Erving
F Rifen Miguel

6:00 PM Top Matchup

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

Meanstreets and the AOT Running Rebels both sit 0-1 after Day 1 of the Peach Jam. The NY Lightning took down Meanstreets and AOT lost to Team Why Not by three. Meanstreets always bring tough and gritty play. Brandon Newman and Tray Jackson will play vital roles and will need to step up in order to take down AOT. The Running Rebels have one of the most intimidating scoring attacks throughout the Nike EYBL in Sharife Cooper, Isaac Okoro and Brandon Boston. This trio fills it up and does it in multiple ways. This is far from your ordinary matchup and definitely one to watch.

Meanstreets (IL)

F Tray Jackson (ESPN No. 104)
G Armaan Franklin (247 No. 134)
G Brandon Newman (247 No. 142)

AOT Running Rebels (GA)

F Isaac Okoro (ESPN No. 39)
F Jared Jones (247 No. 149)
F Babatunde Akingbola (247 No. 156
F B.J. Boston (ESPN 2020 No. 19)
G Sharife Cooper (ESPN 2020 No. 30)

7:30 PM Top Matchup

NJ Playaz vs. NY Lightning

It’s a New York versus New Jersey battle between the Playaz and the Lightning Thursday evening. Both got off to hot starts at the Peach Jam by winning their first game in pool play. Their playing styles are similar in that they both are extremely tough and know how to play fast. Playaz guards Al-Amir Dawes and Butler commit Khalif Battle jump start their offense and the Lightning rely on guards Posh Alexander and DaShawn Davis for production. Both teams are capable of winning this one so it will come down to which tough and gritty squad wants it more.

NJ Playaz

G Khalif Battle (ESPN No. 86)
G Al-Amir Dawes (247 3-Star)
F Justin Winston (247 3-Star)
F Zach Freemantle

NY Lightning

C Cliff Omoruyi (ESPN 2020 No. 45)
G Posh Alexander (ESPN 2020 No. 47)

G DaShawn Davis
G Alejandro Vasquez
G Jordan Dingle

9:00 PM Top Matchup

Bluff City Legends vs. Team Takeover

The undefeated Team Takeover will take on the star studded Bluff City Legends in the nightcap of Day two. Keith Stevens’ group came away with a ten point win over E1T1 United, while the Bluff City Legends came away with a win over the talented Nike Team Florida. These two teams are intriguing in their own way. Takeover’s chemistry is a sight to watch. Of course they have their talented players, but their unselfishness as a group makes them so special. Bluff City Legends may have the most potential out any team in the EYBL. With prospects like James Wiseman, D.J. Jeffries, Chandler Lawson and more they have the talent to beat any opponent. These are two stacked teams who will be attacking each other from different angles. There isn’t much of a better way to finish off your evening then to watch these two programs in action.

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)

Team Takeover (DC)

C Armando Bacot (ESPN No. 20)
G Justin Moore (ESPN No. 48)
G Casey Morsell (ESPN No. 66)
G Anthony Harris (ESPN No. 83)
C Hunter Dickinson (ESPN No. 21)



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