NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- The third day of the Nike Peach Jam provided us with some key performances in…
Peach Jam Day 3 Early Report
Ben McLemore – St. Louis Eagles – SG – Class of 2011
After logging just six minutes in last night's much anticipated matchup with the Mac Irvin Fire, played an increased role in this morning's game with Athletes First. Pumping in 12 points on 5-7 shooting, the athletic wing also posted 3 boards and a block in 18 minutes of action.
After hitting five three pointers in the Eagles first contest of the event back on Monday, McLemore has largely relied on attacking the basket to score, with varying degrees of success. Though he typically loves to hunt alley-oops on the baseline, teams seem to have the Eagles scouted fairly well – those lobs haven't been as readily available during the past three days.
Josiah Turner – Oakland Soldiers – PG – Class of 2011
In what was an ugly affair from the tipoff, Turner was perhaps the only bright spot for the Soldiers in the morning session, as they suffered a 25-point beating at the hands of Team Takeover.
Turner led the team with 15 points on 4-11 shooting, including 7-8 from the free throw line. He also dished out a pair of assists – no mean feat with how poorly the Soldiers were shooting – and pulled down four rebounds.
With the entire squad seemingly incapable of hitting a jumper, Turner took it upon himself to try and get things going by attacking the basket. His handles and quickness are simply ridiculous, and no Takeover defender was able to keep him from getting to the rim whenever he wishes. Their only recourse was simply to foul him.
Defensively, Turner was his usual solid self, keeping his man in front of him and shutting him down almost entirely
He'll have his hands full tonight, as the loss knocked the Soldiers back to second place in their pool, setting up a first-round matchup with the St. Louis Eagles tonight.
Jabari Brown – Oakland Soldiers – SG – Class of 2011
This morning's game wasn't one of Brown's better performances. The ultra-talented shooting guard struggled on both ends of the floor, and was never able to get his typically dangerous jump shot going. Credit Team Takeover, who did a great job denying him the ball and hounding him at all times.
In 26 minutes, Brown tallied just five points on 2-8 shooting, and 1-5 from deep. Well known for his competitiveness, look for him to bounce back big tonight under the bright lights against the Eagles.
Phog.net Recommended Stories
Dr. Roto Video: Week 12 Key Matchups
Dr. Roto highlights each and every game upcoming for Week 12 and a Fantasy matchup to monitor within. Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (pictured above) makes his return against the less-than-stellar…Read More
The 10 Biggest Anti-Knife Cities In The U.S.
If you're a hunter or an outdoorsman like us, chances are you carry some sort of pocket knife or multi-tool with a blade at all times. If you visit some of these cities your every-day tool could put…Read More
OU's Perine rushes into record books
Norman has seen a lot of special days, but few will compare to what Samaje Perine did Saturday in rushing for 427 yards and five touchdowns.Read More
6 Biggest Man-to-Man Rivalries in Sports
From Pierce and Lebron to Peyton and Tom to Ali and Frazier, we're celebrating love/hate on and off the field of play.Read More
Apache Administers Death to Taliban (VIDEO)
The Apache helicopter is one of the most famed and efficient killing machines in the U.S Army. Get the skinny on this 'steel dragon' and watch what one does to a platoon of Taliban fighters in…Read More