The oft-maligned K.C. Ross-Miller, a UK 2010 commitment playing for Team Texas, had a very strong tournament at Peach Jam. While not dominating the scoring, he went up against several more highly rated point guards like Josh Selby and Kendall Marshall and performed extremely well.
But last night, Team Texas lost a close one to BABC in the quarter-finals, and so are out of the tournament.
Congratulations to K.C. Ross-Miller for a great tournament. This is just one more of many scout service notices of his outstanding play:
In other news from the Peach Jam, Daniel Orton's Athlete's First team made a strong comeback after struggling to a 1-2 record in Pool A, and managed to force a tie-breaker with California Supreme. Unfortunately, they missed out on the quarter-finals by two points in the plus/minus tie breaker. Orton got scout service plaudits for his solid play and excellent passing, although I don't think this will go down as one of his best tournaments.
Orton's teammate, Terrence Boyd, has blown up recently and his name has been on the lips of most UK fans. Boyd had a very strong tournament and is now on everybody's radar. Here is what Rivals had to say about him Sunday morning:
Terrence Boyd decided he was going to be that guy. All the middle linebacker look-alike did was scored 24 points and challenge anyone that wanted to step into his way inside the paint. His physical brand of basketball is certainly intimidating.
It may not be pretty but Boyd's game seems to amp up when it is needed the most. He embodies the warrior role quite well.
John Wall winds up his Peach Jam as the fourth leading scorer at 21 points/game, leading assist man at 6.3/game and 4th leading rebounder at 8/game. Not a bad performance, but his team struggled a bit.
Another guy you might have heard of performed well at the Peach Jam -- Marlon Brown. Brown is an elite, 5-star football prospect, but he is also an outstanding basketball player. Andy Staples at SI.com has the scoop, and Daniel Orton also manages to get a mention. Check it out.