2022 Nike Peach Jam Standouts: First Three Days

The Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, South Carolina is always the top must go-to events during the grassroots season. After not having fans last summer, the Nike EYBL decided to let fans back into the building for this year’s annual tournament. We are just getting by the first three days, as NBA scouts and college coaches are making their way into the building. The first few days have been intense and extremely competitive as teams fight for a spot in the quarterfinals that begin this weekend. A plethora of next level prospects have stood out but here we find out which prospects have been eye-opening the first three days of the Nike EYBL Peach Jam.

2025 F Cooper Flagg (Maine United) – Coming off helping secure a gold medal in Spain just about a week ago with the USA U17 team, Cooper Flagg was just dominating the competition with his Maine United (ME) squad down in North Augusta. The 6-foot-8 forward has wowed most of the media and scouts in attendance. Flagg is super productive when he is on the floor and capable of doing a bunch of different things to impact winning. He has been able to showcase his elite versatility, shot blocking ability, shot-making skills, facilitating, and pace. Cooper’s defensive instincts and timing on blocks have been very noticeable and he utilizes his length in most possessions.

2024 F Liam McNeeley (Drive Nation) – Liam McNeeley has been outstanding down in North Augusta, South Carolina. Liam checks about every box and has proved he has the ability to do multiple things when on the floor. He exploded for an efficient 28 points on the first day NBA scouts were allowed in the building. His pace, versatile scoring skill set, and production at 6-foot-8 has been on display during his time at the Nike Peach Jam. McNeeley is a good switch defender that can guard all positions, has the athletic ability to block shots, and moves well without the ball. He never seems rushed or out of sorts when on the floor and seems to always makes smart decisions with the basketball.

2023 PG Aden Holloway (Team CP3) – Although Team CP3 (NC) has surprisingly won one game, Aden Holloway has carried the load for his squad and showcasing what he does best all week up to this point out in North Augusta. The 6-foot-1 point guard is averaging 17.3 PPG 38% FG 37% 3PT and 5.0 APG through three games. His elite shot making ability continues to impress and open the eyes of the national media and also the NBA scouts who showed up yesterday. Holloway holds an incredible form and release on his jump shot and shoots the ball at a high clip. He has been able to prove he can also make plays as a point guard, averaging five assists per game as well.

2025 C Cameron Boozer (Nightrydas Elite) – Cameron Boozer, son of former NBA veteran Carlos Boozer, has stamped his name down in North Augusta this week at the Nike Peach Jam. Boozer sits at about 6-foot-9 with an already massive physical frame. He has showcased his strength, power, ability to alter or block shots, and finishes around the basket. Boozers holds huge hands, runs the floor consistently, eats up space in the paint, and has a solid IQ for a young kid his age. He is able to play to his strengths and has just been a complete paint beast down low.

2023 F Mookie Cook (Oakland Soldiers) – Mookie Cook has been playing phenomenal during the first few days of the Nike Peach Jam out in North Augusta. The 6-foot-7+ forward is currently averaging a double-double, 17.0 PPG 42% FG and 13.0 RPG, through three games. He has been apart of the success this week for the famous Oakland Soldiers. Although he is not shooting the three ball well, Cook has shown his ability to much more. He shows great activity on the glass, scoring off cuts, making plays in transitions, finishing at the rim, and showcasing his versatile defense guarding every position. Mookie Cook certainly open eyes of the NBA scouts yesterday.

2023 F Jaylin Stewart (Seattle Rotary) – Jaylin Stewart could sometimes sort of get lost when it comes to the top prospects in his class. He is not the flashiest when it comes to his style of play, but he sure has been consistent throughout the first few days in North Augusta. Jaylin is currently averaging 19.0 PPG 55% FG 35% 3PT and 7.3 RPG so far through three games. He holds positional size at 6-foot-8, can stretch the defense with his ability to hit perimeter jump shots, and utilizes his football-like body frame to his advantage when scoring around the basket. Stewart is for sure next one up out of the Seattle area.

2023 PG Jackson Shelstad (Oakland Soldiers) – Dana Altman is going to love Jackson Shelstad, an already Oregon native, once he steps foot on campus in a couple years. Shelstad is one of the top undervalued prospects in his class. The 6-foot-0 point guard has been holding his own during the 2022 Nike Peach Jam so far, averaging 19.6 PPG 48% FG 40% 3PT and 6.3 APG so far through three games. Jackson consistently plays hard, convert jumpers, and has quick hands on the defensive end coming up with a couple steals. He is the type of player you love come NCAA Tournament time at the next level. He is a high quality point guard that has shown a great balance of scoring the ball while dishing out assists getting his teammates looks.

2023 PG Trey Green (Mokan Elite) – One of the smallest prospects down at the Nike Peach Jam, Trey Green has been in a zone the first few days and helping Mokan Elite stay undefeated currently in their pool. The 5-foot-11 point guard is averaging an efficient 21.6 PPG 58% FG and 45% 3PT in the first three games in North Augusta. Green plays with a lot of heart and toughness when he is on the floor. He holds good speed with the ball, is able to weave his way through the opponents defense, and is a big time shot making point guard as well. Green has shown his ability to also play and finish through contact when driving to the rim against bigger defenders. A true definition of heart over height.