PoinGuardU is coming to you from Augusta, Georgia as we are in attendance for the Nike EYBL Peach Jam Finals. It is our 4th straight year at the event. Here are some notable stats from today.
Keith Frazier with 22 points, 6 boards, and 2 dimes on 50% shooting in a win.
Rondae Jefferson had 9 points, 8 Rebs, 7 asts to 1 TO, and 3 blocks
Justise Winslow with 17 points and 14 boards.
Parker Jackson Cartwright with 8 points and 4 assists in a loss.
Isaiah Briscoe with 18 points in a loss to the Soldiers.
Aaron Gordon with 11 points, 7 boards, & 4 assists in his return from injury.
Stanley Johnson with 24 points, 5 boards, and 5 assists on 9-17 shooting.
Jabari Bird with 21 points on 9-13 shooting.
As you can see, Arizona recruits played very well this morning. For scores from the second round of games today click below. PGU had video cameras on ALL of Keith Frazier’s and Rondae Jefferson’s games today.
Sean Miller’s main goal during the second part of the July evaluation period is to be at every one of Keith Frazier’s games. So far he has done that and much more. This morning Miller watched Aaron Gordon, Jabari Bird and Stanley Johnson on the Oakland Soldiers. The following game he watched Keith Frazier while Book Richardson watched Rondae Jefferson. Sean Miller and Book Richardson then both watched Keith Frazier. Currently, Sean Miller is watching the Oakland Solders play Rondae Jefferson’s Team Final. Book Richardson is watching James Young and Ishmail Wainright play against each other. That is your up to the minute report from Augusta.
Book Richardson also watched 2015 point guard Isaiah Briscoe earlier today.
Joe Pasternack and James Whitford were in LA watching some 2014 prospects yesterday and will spend the remainder of the evaluation period scouting mostly west coast recruits such as Elliot Pitts, Jordan McLaughlin and Craig Victor.
However, the focus of this week is Peach Jam and Arizona’s top priorities. Just because that’s not what Scout or Rivals is covering doesn’t mean it’s not the focus. It just means Southwest doesn’t do fun fares to the east coast.
Sean Miller’s overall goal is to attend as many of Keith Frazier’s, Rondae Jefferson’s and Oakland Soldiers games as he can.
When he can’t, Book Richardson will be watching those games. Book Richardson was seen sitting with Dayton head coach Archie Miller today in Augusta as well. Those two are good friends and it reminds me of when Archie was hired by Dayton. Do you know who one of his first phone calls was to?
He called Book to ask him if he knew anyone he could recommend for his assistant coaching positions. Why? Because the general belief in the recruiting world is that Book Richardson knows everybody.
Sean Miller will also scout some younger talent as he loves to do at Peach Jam. That’s how we first learned Arizona was recruiting Brian Bridgewater last year.
Peach Jam is a who’s who of coaches and elite talent. Check out this photo gallery from Day 1.
Peach Jam Day One Photo Gallery
Rondae Jefferson’s play at the Nike Global and today impressed PGU. Jefferson has been selected to the Under Armour Elite 24 in Venice Beach.
Keith Frazier didn’t play well in Philly in front of Arizona last week so it’s nice to see him bounce back today.
Stanley Johnson is visiting Arizona August 7th.
Jabari Bird has named a top 2 of Cal and Washington. He is still looking at Arizona but we believe Cal is the team to beat.
PGU will be live in Augusta all day tomorrow so stay tuned to our live coverage thread.
UPDATE 7:12pm: Book Richardson’s game finished early and he is now watching the Soldiers vs. Rondae Jefferson with Sean Miller