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_

VIDEO: UMass Lowell game delayed by shattered backboard

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UMass Lowell’s game with Wheelock College was delayed for a little over an hour on Tuesday afternoon after a dunk attempt from Dontavius Smith broke the backboard.

The game resumed and is currently in the second half. Here’s the video of Smith shattering the glass after he took flight.

No. 13 Indiana bounces back with 83-73 win over St. John’s

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LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Yogi Ferrell had 22 points and seven assists to lead No. 13 Indiana to an 83-73 victory over St. John’s on Tuesday in the consolation round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

Freshman center Thomas Bryant had a career-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the Hoosiers (4-1), who lost to Wake Forest 82-78 in the closing seconds of their opening-round game.

Indiana will play the winner of the Chaminade-UNLV game for fifth place on Wednesday.

Federico Mussini and Ron Mvouika had 17 points each for the Red Storm (3-2), who played much better than they did in their 92-55 pasting from No. 19 Vanderbilt in the first round.

Ferrell had an answer every time St. John’s tried to close in in the second half. Four times the Red Storm got within seven points and three of those times Ferrell replied. He hit a short jumper, two free throws and a step-back jumper to keep St. John’s at bay.

The Red Storm got as close as 76-70 with 1:53 to play on two free throws by Yankuba Sima. James Blackmon Jr., who finished with 12 points, hit a 3 and after a St. John’s turnover he scored on a drive to put the game away.

Troy Williams had seven points and nine rebounds for Indiana.

The Hoosiers led by as many as 17 points in the first half and took a 42-31 lead at halftime.


St. John’s: This game started a little bit better than the opening round. In that game Vanderbilt opened by scoring the first nine points of the game. Against Indiana St. John’s trailed 9-2 at the start. … St. John’s had eight turnovers against Vanderbilt. The Red Storm had that many at halftime against the Hoosiers, They finished with 11.

Indiana: Bryant had 15 points at halftime, two off his career high for a game. … Ferrell was 9 of 10 from the free throw line. The rest of the Hoosiers were 6 of 14.

TALE OF THE TAPE: St. John’s trainer Ron Linfonte and Tim Garl, his counterpart at Indiana, are both in their 35th season at their respective schools. They are the two longest-tenured trainers in men’s Division I basketball.


St. John’s: plays loser of Chaminade-UNLV for seventh place on Wednesday.

Indiana: plays winner of Chaminade-UNLV for fifth place on Wednesday.