Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Peach Jam Final Four is set, semis to air on ESPNU
By ADAM ZAGORIA
The Peach Jam 17U Final Four is set and both semifinals will air live on ESPNU Saturday, with the championship game on Sunday.
The NY Rens will face Team Final at 5 ET, with Mean Streets taking on Brad Beal Elite at 7 ET.
In the quarterfinals Saturday morning:
–The short-handed Rens edged Team Durant 80-73 in overtime, outscoring them 12-5 in the extra period. Chance Westry went for 24 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals, Dom Barlow had 15 points and 11 boards and Roddy Gayle returned to add 17 points and 5 boards. Simeon Wilcher added 10 points and 3 steals for the Rens, who continue be without Duke and Kentucky target Kyle Filipowski.Rodney Rice had 25 points for Durant and Dariq Whitehead,who is set to announce his college choice Aug. 1, added 18 and 6 assists.
–Final handed unbeaten Pro Skills Elite their first loss of the EYBL, 82-68, behind 24 points and 6 rebounds from Seton Hall target Otega Oweh, 14 points and 7 boards from Jalen Duren and 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists from UConn commit Corey Floyd Jr.Vincent Davis had 22 for Pro Skills and Cason Wallace 19.
–MeanStreets edged E1T1, 58-56, behind 10 apiece from Jalen Washington, Ty Rodgers and Nicholas Martinelli.Dillon Mitchell had 17 for E1T1.
–Kentucky target Brandon Miller went for 24 points and 10 boards to lead Brad Beal over New Heights Lightning, 84-53. Braxton Stacker added 11.
Zakai Zeigler led NH Lightning with 22 points and 5 assists, while Villanova commit Mark Armstrong Jr. had 8 points on 4-of-12 shooting.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.