Nike EYBL teams qualify for Peach Jam, wild card teams await word

Nike EYBL teams qualify for Peach Jam, wild card teams await word

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Nike EYBL teams qualify for Peach Jam, wild card teams await word

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Omari Spellman will make PSA a force to be reckoned with at Peach Jam. / Jon Lopez

Omari Spellman will make PSA a force to be reckoned with at Peach Jam. / Jon Lopez

Over the last 47 days, 40 teams from all over the country went to battle in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League in four select cities (Hampton, Va., Lexington, Ky., Houston and Minneapolis, Minn.) in hopes of securing a spot in the ultra-exclusive Nike Peach Jam (July 8-12).

In the end, only 20 teams – top five in four separate divisions – were left standing after the fourth and final session in Minneapolis this past weekend. Four additional wild card teams, who have yet to be determined, will also earn bids to play in Peach Jam.

The CP3 Rising Stars (N.C.) won the regular season title finishing 14-2 overall.

Harry Giles III, an ALL-USA first teamer this past season, led the way for CP3 in Minneapolis. His best game was a 29-point, 20-rebound performance in an overtime win against Team Final (Pa.).

Howard Pulley (Minn.) shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. won the regular-season scoring title, cranking in 22.1 points per game. In its inaugural Nike EYBL season the Las Vegas Prospects posted an 11-6 record and qualified for Peach Jam.

Last season Kentucky bound point guard Isaiah Briscoe put the Playaz Basketball Club (N.J.) on his back and led them to the Peach Jam title.

Here’s what it takes to get it done at Peach Jam.

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