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Crew Takeover, Nightrydas Seize Peach Jam Titles!

Crew Takeover, Nightrydas Seize Peach Jam Titles!


Crew Takeover (17U), Nightrydas Elite (16U) and Crew CP3 (15U) seize titles at EYBL Finals at Nike Peach Jam in South Carolina.

The EYBL Finals 17U title sport at Peach Jam pitted one program accustomed to the championship stage of the distinguished occasion’s prime division, whereas the opposite was on the lookout for a title in its first championship sport look. Crew Takeover, unbeaten at Peach Jam getting into Sunday’s ultimate, knocked off Mokan Elite within the semifinals, 70-59. That was the group that defeated the Washington, D.C.-based, Nike-sponsored journey ball membership in 2022’s title sport by one level (53-52). Vegas Elite, in the meantime, defeated the New York Rens of their semifinal contest, 80-68.

The championship sport was stuffed with offensive fireworks within the first half, however Crew Takeover clamped down on the defensive finish within the second half and outscored Vegas Elite, 36-20, after the break to document a 76-61 win. The terrific group defensive effort led Crew Takeover (8-0 in North Augusta) to its third EYBL Peach Jam title, successful in 2018 and the inaugural one in the summertime of 2010. Vegas Elite completed 6-2 on the occasion, dropping to the identical group throughout pool play on the Fourth of July by one level, 65-64.

By the point Crew Takeover had an early 19-8 lead, Duke-bound Darren Harris, a 6-foot-6 rising senior (2024) from Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.), already had 15 factors. Crew Takeover had a 21-15 on the finish of the primary quarter (17U is performed with quarters and a shot clock), however Vegas Elite bought again within the sport behind the within play of Pharaoh Compton, a 6-foot-6 2024 energy ahead from AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) and the long-range taking pictures of Ohio St.-bound Juni Mobley, a 6-foot combo guard from Wasatch Academy (Mt. Nice, Utah). Vegas Elite took a 22-21 lead on Comtpton’s layup and at one level within the second quarter, Mobley and Harris went forwards and backwards from lengthy vary. Mobley had an enormous second quarter and Vegas Elite led 41-40 at intermission. By halftime, Harris made 4-of-4 3-pointers and had 23 factors, whereas Mobley made 4-of-5 3-pointers and had 18 factors.

The second half was a lot totally different.

Crew Takeover went on a 7-0 run to take a 49-45 lead and led the remainder of the way in which. Keith Stevens’ program had a 57-53 lead getting into the fourth interval and pulled away down the stretch behind its defensive effort and disciplined offensive appears to be like. Vegas Elite was additionally damage when Compton fouled out with 6:05 remaining within the sport and his group trailing, 61-53. Mobley didn’t convert a discipline aim after intermission and completed with 20 factors. Compton completed with 12 factors on 6-of-6 taking pictures. Compton shot an unimaginable 76.3 p.c (29-of-38) from the sphere throughout Peach Jam.

The one important statistical distinction that stood out between the 2 groups was assists, which favored Crew Takeover, 22-14.

Harris completed with 28 factors (5-of-7 3-pointers) and 4 assists. Syracuse-bound Donovan Freeman, a 6-foot-9 energy ahead from St. John’s (Washington, D.C.), added 13 factors, whereas Patrick Ngongba, a 6-foot-11 heart from Paul VI, had 11 factors, 5 rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

Because it normally is for the profitable journey ball membership, Crew Takeover’s victory actually was a group effort. Crew Takeover joins Mokan Elite as the 2 golf equipment which have received three championships at Nike EYBL Peach Jam.

Boozer-Flagg Trilogy: Massive One Goes To Boozer

The 16U championship on the Riverview Park Actions Heart in North Augusta, S.C., was hyped as maybe probably the most anticipated sport at that degree of membership ball in a few years. That’s as a result of the sport between Maine United and the Nightrydas Elite featured the 2 finest highschool basketball gamers no matter class: Cameron Boozer of the Nightrydas, final season’s Mr. Basketball USA alternative at Columbus (Miami, Fla.), and Cooper Flagg of Maine United, who starred final season at Montverde Academy (Fla.) and put up online game numbers at Peach Jam in main his group to the title sport.

There could be no online game numbers within the title sport from both participant, and though Cameron Boozer completed with solely 5 factors, his Nightrydas Elite group extracted a measure of revenge with its 58-50 victory. Maine United got here into the 16U ultimate undefeated at Peach Jam, together with a Wednesday pool play victory over the Boozer brothers’ membership. Maine United upset the Nightrydas, 73-65, as Flagg’s supporting forged got here up massive at hand the Florida-based group its solely loss throughout all the EYBL.

The Nightrydas led 27-24 at halftime with Boozer scoring just one level on a free throw within the first 16 minutes. Maine United’s Ace Flagg, the 6-foot-7 brother of Cooper Flagg who can be a 2025 prospect, damage his ankle with 15:07 to go within the second half however was in a position to return together with his group nonetheless in vary. The important thing level within the sport got here with 9:40 to go within the second half when Boozer picked up his fourth foul and the Nightrydas main 38-30. When Boozer went to the bench Cooper Flagg went to work with quite a lot of buckets and performs, however that’s when Cayden Boozer, Cameron’s twin brother and a 6-foot-4 2025 level guard, took over.

Cayden Boozer bought his downhill sport going and hit the open man, as he helped maintain Maine United at bay. The Nighrydas led 49-46 with 4 minutes remaining when Cameron Boozer re-entered the sport. Maine United made one final push, reducing its deficit to at least one level (51-50), however the Nightrydas’ Dwayne Wimbley Jr., a 6-foot-6 2025 small ahead from Westminster Academy (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), nailed a well timed 3-pointer with simply over two minutes to go to carry his group’s lead again as much as 4 factors. Maine United hunted the 3-pointer down 4 (the group made 4-of-22 for the sport) however couldn’t convert and Ace Flagg’s two missed free throws with 30 seconds remaining had been additionally essential to the result.

Cayden Boozer completed with a game-high 23 factors, three rebounds, 5 assists and three steals. Cameron Boozer had 5 factors on 2-of-6 taking pictures and added seven rebounds. The second double-digit scorer for the Nightrydas was Dante Allen, a 6-foot-4 2025 taking pictures guard from Riviera Prep (Miami, Fla.).

Cayden Boozer adopted up his terrific efficiency on the Part 7 Crew Camp with a monster Peach Jam to point out he’s a reliable High 15 participant within the 2025 class. He not solely had 15 assists within the semifinal victory over Crew Why Not, however he additionally had a 10-assist outing in a victory over the PSA Cardinals and led 16U with 6.6 apg. He additionally hit in double-figures in all seven video games and averaged 14.4 ppg.

Cooper and Ace Flagg had been the 2 solely double-digit scorers for Maine United. Ace completed with 12 factors and 4 assists whereas his more-heralded brother completed with 18 factors on 8-of-24 taking pictures, together with 2-of-9 from 3-point vary. He didn’t have a ridiculous stat line as he had in lots of the pool play and bracket video games, however Cooper Flagg nonetheless added 12 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and two steals. He had a minimum of 10 blocks in three video games in North Augusta and completed with 48 blocks in seven video games (7.7 bpg). The versatile rising junior completed No. 3 within the Peach Jam 16U division in factors (25.4) and No. 2 in rebounds (13.0), assists (5.7) and blocks, nevertheless it was Cam Boozer who bought the avenging win and Peach Jam title.

The Boozer-Flagg matchups was a lot hyped, nevertheless it was additionally the third assembly between the 2 gamers prior to now few weeks, as additionally they met in a contest on the NBPA High 100 Camp. Going ahead, each transfer every makes will likely be in contrast and contrasted to the opposite and they’ll at all times be tied to one another, however there isn’t a assure the duo will enter faculty and or the NBA on the identical time. There’s a good probability Cooper Flagg will re-class as much as the 2024 recruiting cycle. If that occurs, there will likely be now not be a rankings debate between the 2.

The vast majority of this Nightrydas group received the 15U title in 2022.

On this yr’s 15U ultimate, Crew CP3 defeated Albany Metropolis Rocks, 61-49, in a wire-to-wire victory. Level guard Dionte Neal, a 5-foot-8 2026 dynamo from Reidsville Senior (Reidsville, N.C.), led the way in which with 15 factors and 7 assists. Neal made just one discipline aim, however was 12-of-15 from the charity stripe. Ashton Pierce, a 6-foot-3 2026 taking pictures guard from North Mecklenburg (Huntersville, N.C.), additionally had 15 factors for CP3.

No participant scored in double figures for Metropolis Rocks.

Ronnie Flores is the nationwide Grassroots editor of Ballislife.com. He might be reached at [email protected]. Don’t overlook to comply with him on Twitter: @RonMFlores



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