NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. –
Born to an Olympic silver medalist in track and field and former NBA player, Wiggins' athleticism is unparalleled.
All-Peach Jam First Team
G/F Andrew Wiggins, CIA Bounce
21.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals (7 games)
We may look back at this Peach Jam one day as the event where Wiggins became a household name. The 6-foot-7 phenom drew a crowd wherever he went and there were constant whispers from the crowd not to mention oohs and ahhs.
Born the son of an Olympic silver medalist and a former NBA player, Wiggins was bred for success and is superior athletically to almost anyone he steps on the court against. He also possesses an advanced skill set that could, in time, make him a transcendent basketball talent.
Perhaps most impressively, Wiggins effectively defended Julius Randle while giving up an inch and roughly 50 pounds.
The general consenus is that Kentucky and Florida State are way out in front in his recruitment. The Huntington (W.V.) Prep product via Toronto is weighing the possibility of reclassifying to the 2013 class.
F Julius Randle, Team Texas Titans
Randle turned in a pair of man-sized performances and led the event in rebounding.
22.2 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 blocks (5 games)
Randle was a man among boys all week, doing pretty much whatever he wanted. Randle is physically impressive and is Lebron-esque when he gets his body moving toward the rim. He's a tenacious rebounder at both ends and handles the ball very well for his size.
Has a tendency to, at times, to forget where his bread is buttered and that's on the block. But all in all, the versatile Plano (Tex.) Prestonwood forward did nothing to hurt his status as the No. 1 overall player in the class.
Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Baylor, Kansas, Kentucky thought to be among the top grouping of schools.
PG Tyus Jones, Howard Pulley Panthers
25.8 points, 6.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds (6 games)
Where do you begin when talking about Jones? The 6-foot-1 guard showed once again why some consider him to be the top point man in the country regardless of class.
He's a very cerebral player who's basketball IQ is off the charts (2/1 assist/turnover ratio). Howard Pulley runs a ton of pick-and-roll sets and Jones consistently makes the right decisions, carving up defenses by both scoring (two 30+ point games) and distributing (6.5 apg).
Young turned in a monster 34-point, 12-rebound, 7-assist effort in a win Saturday morning.
Has an uncanny ability to get in the lane and even at his size, flashed the ability to absorb contact and score over bigger, stronger players.
The Saint Paul (Minn.) Apple Valley guard is serious about playing with his buddy Jahlil Okafor at the next level. Duke, Michigan State, Arizona, Minnesota, Ohio State, Baylor, Nebraska in the mix.
G/F James Young, The Family
21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 46 percent 3PFGs (6 games)
At 6-foot-6, the sweet-shooting lefty is one of the best pure scorers in the class and has so many different ways to get his points. Shot 46 percent from beyond the arc and recorded a monster 34-point, 12-rebound, 7-assist performance in a win Saturday morning.
Comparisons range from Xavier Henry to Morris Peterson. Also a very willing and committed rebounder.
Kentucky leads but Arizona, Kansas, Michigan State and Ohio State also pushing.
F Aaron Gordon, Oakland Soldiers
Semi Ojeleye dropped 33 points in an upset win over The Family in the quarterfinals.
13.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.3 steals (8 games)
After missing the last three months with a fractured big toe, doctors said Gordon shouldn't even be playing, which made his performance at Peach Jam all the more impressive.
The ultra-athletic forward did a little bit of everything in leading the Soldiers to a perfect 8-0 record and the Peach Jam crown. Has worked hard to expand his game and it showed.
The San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty product listed a top three consisting of Washington, Arizona and Kentucky.
All-Peach Jam Second Team
F Semi Ojeleye, MoKan Elite
17.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists (7 games)
The big, physical Ottawa (Kan.) wing turned in 33 points and eight rebounds in an 81-79 upset win over The Family in the quarterfinals Saturday morning.
Johnson was a large part of the reason the Soldiers finished with a perfect 8-0 record.
Ojeleye listed Arizona, Duke, UCLA, Indiana and Stanford.
F Justise Winslow, Houston Hoops
15.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.8 blocks (5 games)
The 6-foot-7 forward from Saint John's in Houston is one of the most versatile players in the country, is a great facilitator and does a little bit of everything to help you win.
Recently picked up an offer from Duke and also listed Arizona, Florida, Texas, UCLA, Baylor and Kentucky.
G/F Rondae Jefferson, Team Final
17.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 2.6 blocks, 2.2 steals (5 games)
Not many can fill a stat sheet like Jefferson can. The 6-foot-7 Jefferson fancies himself as a point-forward is a warrior and lays it on the line at both ends every second he's on the floor.
The Chester (Pa.) wing's final list consists of Arizona, Texas, Florida, Memphis, Temple, Rutgers and Syracuse.
G/F Stanley Johnson, Oakland Soldiers
16.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.6 assists (8 games)
The Los Angeles (Calif.) Mater Dei wing gained some valuable experience with the Team USA U17 squad this summer and it showed last week. Johnson did it all for the Soldiers and looked the part of an elite prospect, scored from all over the floor and was particularly impressive in transition, where he was virtually unstoppable at 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds.
His play has led to recent scholarship offers from Florida, N.C. State and Oregon State.
PG Joel Berry II, E1T1 Elite
17.1 points, 7.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals
Berry was rock solid at the point for E1T1 Elite. He's the total package as far as point guards go and runs his team with the utmost efficiency, averaging a Peach Jam-high 7.0 assists per game.
His play led to a brand new scholarship offer from Ohio State.