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All-Peach Jam: Second Team

07/18/2017, 10:00pm CDT
By D1 Circuit Staff

Tre Jones was his usual super-productive self in North Augusta, putting together one of the most versatile stat-lines in the tournament. Jones averaged 23.0 points (44.7 FG%), 5.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.7 steals in six games, helping Howard Pulley advance to bracket play for the first time in EYBL history. Jones looked for his own offense more than in the regular season, and his scoring numbers improved across the board in the process. Jones is one of the best finishers in his class, and steps up to the plate in big games; the 6-foot-3 floor general put up 30 points, four assists and four steals against Darius Garland and BBE.

Will Richardson showed flashes of brilliance during the regular season, and his developing elite talents finally came to fruition in North Augusta. Richardson helped E1T1 advance to bracket play, averaging 17.2 points (47.8 FG%) 5.2 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.0 steals. Richardson was facilitation better than he has shown in the past, and actually added to his scoring average in the process. His game-winning floater over Team Melo helped secure him Peach Jam's best finish, and helped E1T1 escape pool play unscathed. Richardson will be a hot commodity until he ends his recruitment, and is due for a gigantic senior season at Liberty County.

Keldon Johnson shined bright during the EYBL regular season, and the bulb burned as bright as ever in North Augusta. Boo's 6-foot-6 junior superstar averaged 17.4 points (46.8 FG%) 7.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists in seven Peach Jam contests, helping Boo advance to the Final Four. He was a little off in the quarterfinals against Houston Hoops, but managed to hit the game-deciding three-ball as the final moments ticked off. Johnson is one of the best on-court leaders on the circuit, and his competitiveness and drive will make a college coaching staff grin ear-to-ear when he commits to a school.

Cole Swider was exceptional once again in North Augusta, turning his standout regular season into a head-turning Peach Jam. BABC's go-to-guy averaged 23.2 points (50.0 FG% (12-28 3PT 42.9%) and 5.6 rebounds, proving himself to be one of the most lethal perimeter options in the tournament. Swider's jumper is smooth as can be, but he's developed other aspects of his game that has helped him turn into a five-star prospect. Swider will head to Villanova next spring, and will be looking to have a huge senior year for Head Coach Mike Hart at St. Andrews School in Rhode Island.

Emmitt Williams has made a living on these teams through the years, so it's fitting that he ends it as a top ten performer. Williams was ridiculously efficient while going 5-1 at Peach Jam, averaging 16.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks while shooting 68.9 percent from the floor. His motor is off-the-charts and his athleticism is virtually unmatched for his size, two assets that he used to his advantage throughout the entire season. Williams is an elite recruit for a reason, and when he's playing well, his teammates raise their level of play. If you need a rebound, Williams will go get it for you, a trait that has college coaches and NBA scouts alike salivating.


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