Weekend notes: Russell leads E1T1 to Peach Jam title

 Posted by at 11:55 PM on July 14, 2013
Jul 142013

Louisville native D’Angelo Russell helped lead Each 1 Teach 1 to the Peach Jam title Sunday.

A few tidbits to wrap up a busy weekend of recruiting …

Louisville native D’Angelo Russell and Each 1 Teach 1 finished the week undefeated and took home the Peach Jam championship with a 108-102 victory over the CP3 All-Stars on Sunday.

Russell, who grew up in Louisville but plays for Montverde Academy in Florida, finished with 22 points, four rebounds and four assists. He was 9-for-15 from the floor and made four of six three-point attempts. The 6-foot-4 guard committed to Ohio State last month.

Each 1 Teach 1 also features Duke commitment Grayson Allen and North Carolina commitment Joel Berry.

Chicago big man Cliff Alexander tweeted Sunday night that he might use his fifth official visit on a trip to Kentucky or Florida. Alexander — ESPN’s No. 2 overall prospect in the class of 2014 — had said Thursday that he probably wouldn’t use an official visit on perceived favorites UK or Michigan State because he and his parents had already been to those schools.

The 6-10 recruit attended last year’s Big Blue Madness.

Florida was not among the 10 schools on Alexander’s list when he trimmed it last month.

Alexander plans to visit Arizona in September, Kansas on Oct. 4 and Memphis on Oct. 18. He will also take an official visit to Louisville but has not yet scheduled that trip.

Dominican power forward Angel Delgado impressed at Peach Jam, and he could end up in UK’s recruiting class of 2014. Delgado doesn’t have a UK scholarship offer yet, but he has several ties to the program and John Calipari, Kenny Payne and Orlando Antigua all watched him play over the weekend.

Late Sunday night, 24/7 Sports analyst Jerry Meyer updated his Crystal Ball with a prediction of Delgado to Kentucky.

Meyer also has Emmanuel Mudiay, Rashad Vaughn, Stanley Johnson and Trey Lyles joining Karl Towns in Lexington.

Indianapolis power forward Trey Lyles is scheduled to play in the annual Marshall County Hoop Fest in Benton, Ky., in December.

Several sources told the Herald-Leader on Saturday that Lyles — one of UK’s top targets in 2014 — and his Arsenal Tech squad will play in the marquee event. Huntington Prep Coach Rob Fulford said his team is set to face Lyles and Arsenal Tech. UK targets Josh Perkins, Jalen Lindsey and Montaque Gill-Caesar all play for Huntington Prep, which could add more top recruits before the start of the season.

Other top UK prospects mentioned as possibilities for this year’s Hoop Fest include Karl Towns, Cliff Alexander and Emmanuel Mudiay.

Knott Central guard Camron Justice got a call from U of L Coach Rick Pitino on Saturday night, according to Scout.com’s Jody Demling. Justice is one of the top prospects in the state and was one of the key players for the Kentucky Travelers in their run to the Peach Jam.

The 6-foot-2 guard is a member of the class of 2015.

Ballard forward Kelan Martin tweeted Sunday night that he has picked up offers from Xavier, Saint Louis and Texas Tech. Martin has had a phenomenal spring/summer season and was recently included in ESPN’s rankings as the No. 94 overall recruit on the class of 2014.

If you missed it: We had several feature stories on UK recruits over the weekend. Trey Lyles talked about the recruiting circusCraig Victor talked about KentuckyJahlil Okafor talks about his recruitmentUK gets the jump on Stephen ZimmermanGoodluck Okonoboh talks top schoolsUK ties strong with Angel DelgadoLuke Kennard grew up a UK fanStanley Johnson is ready for Big Blue Madness.


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