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Peach Jam stage owners, Part II

Terrell Brown
12, Jul 2016

Peach Jam stage owners, Part II

The Nike Peach Jam is in the books and the superlatives are being handed out all over the internet on the Monday after the loaded Nike event. We wanted to dig a little deeper and look at the event's stage owners. These four guys took advantage of the opportunity that the NCAA Live Period is all about. 

RELATED: Part I of our Augusta stage owners 

TERRELL BROWN, C, BABC, 2017 (pictured above)

A reclassing 2017 big man that had begun his high school career as a big time prospect, it seems that Terrell Brown has his game headed back in the right direction and in a major way. Heading to Tilton Academy in the fall, the 6-foot-10 center has oftentimes been seen as a soft, finesse big man that would rather play facing the basket. However, Brown made great strides in Augusta where he showed off a great mix of low post play and perimeter skills. He hit a number of pick and pop jumpers off of the high ball screen, yet displayed the toughness and evolving counters moves in the post where he converted on a handful of impressive hook jumpers over either shoulder. As he continues to round out his game and fill out much further, expect for a bevy of the top Big East programs and beyond to hastily recruit and pursue the big fella from New England. - Corey Evans 

JAVON FRANKLIN, PF, TEAM PENNY, 2017

Great teams have great role players. For Team Penny’s Final Four run, the Arkansas native played an important role. He owned his space as an energy giver, board collector and an above the rim producer. He made his moments count on the big stage. The athletic 6-foot-6 forward opened some eyes with his production. To date, Franklin said holds offers from Arkansas and Arkansas Little Rock and Arkansas and  he’s heard from LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma. If junkyard dog big men are your flavor, Franklin could be a nice July priority the rest of the month. - Justin Young 

T.J. MASSENBURG, PF, SOUTHERN STAMPEDE, 2017

With a gym loaded with coaches at the Peach Invitational Tournament, the 6-foot-7 Atlanta area big man went to work for the Stampede. His performance against Team United was one of the best games I’ve seen from him since the high school season. There were a number of decision-makers in the gym when he exploded with production as a scorer and rebounder. It will be interesting to see which schools come in to see him at the Best of the South and Live Summer Festival this week here at Suwanee Sports Academy. Massenburg left a lasting impression in Augusta. - Justin Young 

LANCE THOMAS, SF, TEAM UNITED, 2017

While the coaches came in bunch loads for Alex O’Connell, a bouncy and athletic shooting guard with the Team United 17-under bunch, it was Lance Thomas that used the volumes of eyes placed onto him to better his recruitment. A relatively well-known name throughout the southeast, the Peach State native could sometimes leave you wanting more. The jumbo sized forward would rather play on the perimeter than showcase any type of low block game. However, he was a lot more productive throughout the week that was as he hit on a number of catch and shoot jumpers with time and space given, was active and engaged as an off-ball defender, and showed good instincts on the glass. By adding some consistency to his game, Thomas will see his game and stock hit the next level just as it did this past weekend as he left with a Louisville offer in his hand. - Corey Evans 


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Justin Young has been the editor-in-chief of HoopSeen.com since 2013. He manages the day-to-day operations on the site and in conjunction with our national and regional events. He was the national basketball editor for Rivals.com and a contributing editor at Yahoo! Sports. Young has been earned numerous awards for his work in sports journalism, including the Georgia Press Association Columnist of the Year. His Justin Young Basketball recruiting service has been in existence since 2002 and worked with over 300 schools from all levels. He is the director of HoopSeen Elite Preview camps and our national Preview camp series. 

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