Tag Archives: Nike

Julius Randle proving his value as top notch talent regardless of class

22 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

With only one rising senior on their roster, it would have been easy for Team Texas Titans to pack up after losing their first two pool play games at the 2011 EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam last week.

Team Texas Titans would prove that no matter how young your roster is, if it includes Julius Randle, you can compete with anybody. Continue reading

Goodwin back, big timers still in chase

21 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

With so many great players present, leading the EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam in scoring is a serious accomplishment.  Doing so with limited use of your non-shooting hand?  Well that’s just crazy.

You can call it what you want but Archie Goodwin of the Arkansas Wings Elite did exactly just that last week in North Augusta, S.C. Continue reading

Double trouble: YOMCA duo did work at EYBL finals

20 Jul

Jarnell Stokes is having a tremendous summer with Memphis YOMCA.

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

Memphis YOMCA had one of the most successful showings at the 2011 EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam last week by winning the U16 Division and coming in as the runner-up in the U17 Division.  The U17 team was lead by their 2012 frontcourt five stars –  Jarnell Stokes and Shaq Goodwin. Continue reading

Peach Jam: Finalists coming soon for 5-star Ashley

18 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – Brandon Ashley entered the 2011 Nike Peach Jam as one of the Top 15 players in the Class of 2012.  The 6’10” forward probably left closer to being in the Top 5.  Scouts and coaches have been raving about his play all week as he led the Oakland Soldiers to a record of 6-1 and a spot in the semifinals.

So why is he moving up the charts?

Most think it’s his versatility.  Ashley thinks it’s his consistency and willingness to compete.  It’s probably all of those things. Continue reading

Peach Jam: Myles Davis ready to decide?

15 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – If you have been searching around the internet this afternoon in hopes of finding out some news about 2012 three-star guard Myles Davis, you didn’t miss anything.  The Playaz Basketball Club (NJ) sharp shooter, who originally had planned on making his college announcement on the last day of the Nike Peach Jam Finals, is pushing that date back by a few weeks. Continue reading

Peach Jam: Memphis YOMCA claim 16U title on buzzer beater

15 Jul


By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

It’s not often that you get a second chance at a game-winning basket in a championship game, but that’s exactly the situation that was facing Memphis YOMCA forward Nick King with .5 seconds left in overtime of the Nike Sweet 16 Finals. Continue reading

Finals set at Peach Jam

15 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

After three and a half days of basketball at the 2011 Nike Peach Jam the finals are set as both BABC (MA) and Memphis YOMCA registered comfortable victories on Friday morning. Continue reading

Unloading the notebook from Thursday at the Peach Jam

14 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

The pool schedule is wrapping up in North Augusta for the Peach Jam. Here’s the latest. Continue reading

Peach Jam: Williams more than his name sake

14 Jul

Troy Williams says he is getting annoyed by the national attention he is receiving. (PHOTO: Kelly Kline)

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – Boo Williams picked up their first win of the 2011 EYBL Peach Jam Finals on Wednesday morning.  It was actually quite strange to find the usually successful AAU organization sitting at the bottom of Pool B with a 0-2 record.  If anybody on the current U-17 team knew how important it was to get a win, it’s Boo’s nephew, Troy Williams. Continue reading

LJSA Top 2013 players from Coach X

11 Jul

By Coach X
For the National Hoops Report

Who were the top players from Coach X in the class of 2013 at the LeBron James Skills Academy? Here are his top performers from the event: Continue reading