Peach Jam: Day 2, Part A

Anthony Davis

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Anthony Davis and Michael Gilchrist were both terrific during the morning session. Archie Goodwin held it down during the 16's session and James McAdoo was the big performer during the evening games.

Myles Mack, PG, New Jersey Playaz – During the Playaz dismantling of the Spiece Indy Heat, Mack, a 5-foot-9 lead guard, was sensational scoring 18 points and tossing out five assists. Mack has a great pace to his game and he's the clubs leader. He pushes the break every chance he gets and gets his team into sets. Known for his shooting, he was also able to knock down a pair of long-range jumpers.

Kyle Anderson, PF, New Jersey Playaz – Coaches on the sidelines raved about this 6-foot-8 versatile forward. Some think he's a wing, others insist offensively he's a point guard. I prefer him more as a combo or power forward. He's not the fastest, nor very athletic, but he does have a terrific feel for the game and is a terrific passer. He's a crafty player that was very effective against Spiece. He finished with 13 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and six turnovers.

Myles Davis, SG, New Jersey Playaz – The former Seton Hall commit does one thing extremely well and that's shoot the basketball. Davis is a knockdown long-range shooter off the catch and on Tuesday he had it rolling. He was 7-for-11 from three and finished with 29 points. He ran his lane in transition and was able to get a number of looks that way.

Desmond Hubert, C, New Jersey Playaz – Much like Davis, Hubert is a special in a specific area of the game. With Hubert, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound post player, he's at his best on defense swatting shots. Although the stat sheet only credited him with four blocks, we had him with eight. Hubert uses his length, has great timing and gets off the ground quickly.

Marquis Teague, PG, Spiece Indy Heat – Outmatched against the Playaz, Teague struggled to ever getting it going during the morning session. Much like Michael Gilchrist and James McAdoo he flew in from Germany the day prior, so he certainly gets a pass. Teague, who committed to Kentucky in May, did, however, manage to toss out seven assists.

Tyrone Johnson, PG, Team Final – With his future head coach – Jay Wright – looking on, Johnson, a 6-foot-3 physical lead guard, put together a much better game than his stat line would suggest. He finished just 1-for-7 from the field with eight points and four assists. But we were impressed with the way he ran Team Final and his ability to use ball screens and get to the rim.

Michael Gilchrist, SF, Team Final – In his first game back in the United State after winning a Gold Medal in Germany, Gilchrist scored 26 points and snagged nine boards in a hard fought win over Mean Streets. Now Anthony Davis did give him some trouble in the half court, but in transition Gilchrist was terrific, getting to the rim at will and either finishing or getting to the free throw line. He finished 7-for-12 from the field and knocked in 11 of 17 free throw attempts.

Anthony Davis, PF, Mean Streets – There wasn't a prospect at the Peach Jam that impressed me more today than this 6-foot-9 big man. He proved he could defend the wing position when he guarded Gilchrist well and in general was a problem for oppositions on the defensive end. His length is a big factor, but he's also very active and has great timing when blocking shots.

During Mean Streets' come back down the stretch they put him at the top of their press and he deflected ball after ball. One college assistant was tracking deflections and he was well over 15 by the end of the game. Long term, Davis may be the best prospect in the 2011 class.

Ryan Anderson, PF, California Supreme – Up against Team Florida, Anderson, a standout at Lakewood (Calif.) Poly, put together a monster outing scoring 16 points and snagging 15 rebounds. The 6-foot-8 face up four man has a great set of hands, proved that he can rebound when called upon and is a high level shooter.

Austin Rivers, SG, Each 1 Teach 1 – Flanked by Justin Anderson for virtually the entire game, Rivers still managed to leave his imprint on the game. Yes, E1T1 and Rivers took the loss, but Rivers was still very tough to guard as he dispelled the face guarding and double teams to still score over 20 points. He's the most complete guard in the class, as his skill set and shooting ability is unmatched.

James McAdoo, PF, Boo Williams – In a heated game with a packed crowd on hand, McAdoo delivered in a big way. Leading Boo to a win, McAdoo scored 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and swatted six shots. At 6-foot-10 he's a versatile power forward with high-level athleticism. He shoots the ball well, swats shots with ease and goes to the glass for boards.

Jalen Bond, PF, Albany City Rocks – Not a lot went right for the Albany City Rocks against the Georgia Stars, but Bond stuck out. The 6-foot-7 active four man plays hard on both ends, is willing to run the floor and is a pretty good athlete. Because of his size and athleticism, he could probably be a little better rebounder, but we still like his potential. He was 5-for-10 from the field and scored 11 points.

Dominique Pointer, SF, The Family – During The Family's blow out win over BABC, Pointer, a 6-foot-6 athletic wing prospect, was efficient on the offensive end going 7-for-9 from the field and scoring 17 points. On defense he locked up Michael Carter-Williams forcing him into a 4-for-20 night. He's a tough, hardnosed wing that is on the rise.

Malcolm Brogden, SG, Georgia Stars – For the second day in a row, Brogden, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard, was impressive. He's a pretty good shooter from long range and he made it look easy attacking the rim and scoring once there. He has a strong, developed frame and isn't afraid to use his body and get physical when he's driving to the basket.

Archie Goodwin, SG, Arkansas Wings – In a hard fought battle against the St. Louis Eagles, Goodwin, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, was terrific at both ends of the floor. He got after it defensively, making the opposition work to bring the ball up the court. Offensively, rather than settle for jumpers, he aggressively attacked the basket and scored it at the rim. His ball handling is better than I originally thought and he's fairly crafty attacking the basket. Already a four-star prospect, he's easily one of the best two-guards in the country.

Justin Anderson, SF, Boo Williams – If you just looked at Anderson's stat line of two points and four rebounds you wouldn't think he had much of an affect on the game. But the reality is, Anderson made a point early on with his defense on Austin Rivers and he frustrated the talented lead guard. The 6-foot-6 wing is a high level athlete and a guy that can really defend.

Jordon Granger, PF, St. Louis Eagles 16's – Playing in a game that was dominated by guards and wings, Granger managed to show his stuff. The 6-foot-7 power forward out of St. Louis (Mo.) McCluer North runs the floor very well, caught everything thrown to him and even showed a face up jumper to 15-feet.

Troy Williams, SF, Boo Williams – He only played 12 minutes, but he still managed to catch my eye. A 6-foot-5, 170-pound wing, Williams came off the bench and played with confidence on both ends. Offensively he was aggressive and scored 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting. Williams has a good-looking basketball frame, he moves fluidly and he shot the ball from mid-range.

Anthony Davis said his list is definitely down to three schools – Ohio State, Kentucky and Syracuse. He said he plans to visit all three schools and then make a decision from there.

Ryan Anderson said Washington State has offered him. He also mentioned California, Arizona State, Gonzaga and San Diego State are also interested in his services.

Kevin Johnson has offers from USC, Oregon State and Arizona. He said Oregon, Kentucky, Illinois and Arizona have shown interest. Johnson said USC, Illinois and Arizona are the schools he likes the most.

Desmond Hubert claims offers from Villanova, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Virginia and Maryland. Georgetown is also recruiting him.

Austin Rivers said his list sits at North Carolina, Duke, UCLA, Kansas, Kentucky and Florida.

Jordan Granger said Mississippi State, Illinois State, St. Louis, Detroit and Minnesota have all expressed interest in him.

Dominique Pointer said Dayton, Detroit and Michigan State have been the ones messing with him the most. He doesn't hold a scholarship offer at this point.

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