Pools set, schedule released for Nike EYBL finale at Peach Jam

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Peach Jam, Nike’s largest amateur event of the year, is set to take place from July 18-21 in South Carolina. It is certified for college coaches and takes place during the important July live recruiting period.

After the fourth installment of the Nike circuit a few weeks ago, in Oakland, qualified teams were finalized and now are categorized into pools.

CIA Bounce, led by Andrew Wiggins, Xavier Rathan Mayes and Tyler Ennis, have compiled a 17-3 record so far on the circuit, the best of any competing team.

They will be in Pool C, which also features Mac Irvin Fire, led by Top 5 prospects Jabari Parker (2013) and Jahlil Okafor (2014). Check out the rest of the pool match-ups, found below.

California Supreme Indy Spiece CIA Bounce Mean Streets
Houston Hoops Team United Texas Texas Titans All Ohio Red
CP3 All-Stars Oakland Soldiers Mac Irvin Fire Team Takeover
MoKan Elite Boo Williams BABC Baltimore Elite
Bluff City Legends Team Final Wisconsin Playground The Family
Arkansas Wings NJ Playaz Howard Pulley E1T1
16 & Under Nike Peach Jam Pools
M. Hawks/Team Scan CIA Bounce CP3 All-Stars Southern Stampede
Houston Hoops All Ohio Red Team Texas Titans Team Texas Elite
Mean Streets Team Takeover Team Final The Family
Boo Williams California Supreme Mac Irvin Fire E1T1

To see schedules, click here.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

PHOTO: Ohio State’s new LeBron James shoe display

during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.
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Ohio State has capitalized on its close relationship with NBA superstar LeBron James over the years and now has a new shoe display that should come in handy during recruiting.

The Buckeyes put out a tweet late this week with the display, calling themselves “THE LeBron school.” While this is something small, recruits like that the Buckeyes are tied into the best player in the world and it’s cool to them that Ohio State gets some exclusive gear.

Rutgers hoping new duo can bring a spark

of the Ohio State Buckeyes against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during their Big Ten conference game at Rutgers Athletic Center on February 8, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey.
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Rutgers has struggled to achieve success on the floor the last few years and head coach Eddie Jordan is hoping that some talented newcomers can help start a turnaround. With the start of practice, local media saw some of the Scarlet Knights’ early practice and Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press noted that the duo of freshman point guard Corey Sanders and junior college forward Deshawn Freeman were getting a lot of burn together.

With both incoming players being four-star prospects, it’s hardly a surprise that Jordan would see what the two were capable of. According to Carino, it meant a lot of Sanders driving and forcing the defense to collapse before finding Freeman.

“It seems like coach always has us on the same team,” Freeman said to Carino. “Ever since we’ve gotten here, he’s trying to get us to play together.”

Carino also notes that since Rutgers is deeper, longer and more athletic in general this season, the team could do more with a pressing defense to help create turnovers.

While Rutgers still faces an uphill climb in the Big Ten, they at least have some exciting pieces that will be in place for a few seasons.