July 17, 2017
By: Julius Kim
The Nike EYBL has made their final stop as Peach Jam was held at Augusta, GA. With coaches across the country coming out to see their recruits, here are players that stuck out from others this past Friday:
Tre Jones (Class of 2018 | Howard Pulley)
The younger brother of Tyus Jones, Tre, showed his high IQ and his ability to pass at a high level using his phenomenal court vision. The 6-foot-2 point guard used his change of pace as he attacked and finished at the basket. With tremendous feel, the Minnesota native constantly gave his teammates better opportunities for shots. Duke, Minnesota, UCLA, and others are involved with his recruitment.
Noah Locke (Class of 2018 | Team Melo)
At 6-foot-2, Locke used his effective pull-up jumper to score. At times, when his jumper wouldn’t fall, he used his upper body strength to drive the lane to draw fouls. Defensively, the combo guard used his timing to anticipate passes which lead to turnovers at times. When it comes to recruiting, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Xavier, among others is in the mix.
Cole Anthony (Class of 2019 | PSA Cardinals)
The mature guard showed his leadership and ability to control the floor. Each time he attacked the basket, he used his toughness to finish at the rim. At 6-foot-1, the vocal guard never gave up on plays inside as he used his athletic ability to grab rebounds and score for second chance points.
Jalen Carey (Class of 2018 | NJ Playaz)
As the New Jersey native excelled in transition, the 6-foot-3 guard was impressive as he showed his ability to knock down shots off the dribble. When he wasn’t looking to score, he used his solid vision to get others involved by driving and kicking. The Kansas Jayhawks, Florida Gators, UConn Huskies among others are in the mix with Carey.
Cameron Thomas (Class of 2020 | Boo Williams)
Wired to score, Thomas gets anywhere he wants on the floor and scores at will by using his shooting ability. When driving to the rim, he used his body to draw fouls and he showed patience overall offensively. As the Florida Gators are the latest program to offer, Creighton and Virginia Tech are in the mix with the stud as well.
Keldon Johnson – Class of 2018 (Boo Williams)
Isaiah Mucius – Class of 2018 (PSA Cardinals)
James Wiseman – Class of 2019 (Team Penny)
Cole Swider – Class of 2018 (The BABC)
Will Richardson – Class of 2018 (E1T1)