The Nike Peach Jam is finally upon us, and some of the brightest young stars in the high school game showed out yesterday in the opening- day games.
There were fourteen 20-point games, seven double-doubles, a nine steal game and believe it or not, someone was responsible for almost 40 percent of their team’s scoring in their opening game.
On a team level, we saw one double-digit halftime comeback, two 20-point wins and six teams scoring 80 or more points. Here’s a recap of some of the best performances from day one of the Peach Jam.
|TOP FIVE PERFORMANCES FROM DAY ONE OF NIKE PEACH JAM||STATLINE|
|Luke Hunger (BABC)||24 points & 11 rebounds on 58% shooting|
|Dorile Jackson (UPlay Canada)||25 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assist, 4 steals & 1 TO|
|Kyle Filipowski (NY Rens)||19 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assist & 2 blocks|
|Josiah Harris (All Ohio Red)||21 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assist, 2 blocks|
|Fletcher Loyer (Indy Heat)||27 points on 9-14 shooting (65%). 0 TO|
Other notable performances:
Bryce Lindsay (Team Melo): 23 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assist and five threes.
Christ Essandoka (Boo Williams): 14 points and 9 rebounds in 14 minutes.
Knasir McDaniel (Team Takeover): 10 points, 8 assist and 9 steals
Underrated performance of the first day (coming in loss)
Tarris Reed (MoKan Elite): 21 points (responsible for 33 percent of teams scoring), 4 rebounds and 2 blocks.
17U Player leaderboards heading into day 2
|Fletcher Loyer (Indy Heat)||27|
|Grant Newell (Mac Irvin Fire)||26|
|Dorile Jackson (UPlay Canada)||25|
|Kam Craft (Meanstreets)||25|
|3 tied at 24|
|Benjamin Middlebrooks (E1T1)||16|
|Jordan Walsh (Drive Nation)||14|
|Daniel Wolf (Mac Irvin Fire)||12|
|Deante Green (Team CP3)||12|
|2 tied at 11|
|Jaden Clayton (UPlay Canada)||9|
|Kyle Filipowski (NY Rens)||8|
|Kanye Clary (Boo Williams)||8|
|Knasir McDaniel (Team Takeover)||8|
|4 tied at 7|
|Denver Anglin (NY Rens)||5|
|Bryce Lindsay (Team Melo)||5|
|Fletcher Loyer (Indy Heat)||5|
|Ben Shtolzberg (Oakland Soldiers)||4|
|Tyreece Frierson (Team Griffin)||4|
|Amani Lyles (All Ohio Red)||4|
|Shawn Phillips (Bates Fundamentals)||3|
|Danilo Jovanovich (Phenom U)||3|
|Chukwuebuka Ejiofor (Houston Hoops)||3|
|11 tied with 2|
|Knasir McDaniel (Team Takeover)||9|
|Robert Taylor (Meanstreets)||4|
|Dorile Jackson (UPlay Canada)||4|
|Koren Johnson (Seattle Rotary)||4|
|Jaden Bradley (Team CP3)||4|