The Nike EYBL regular season wraps up this weekend in Minneapolis, and the Kentucky-based Travelers still have a good shot of advancing to the Nike Peach Jam tournament later this summer.
The Travelers take a 7-6 record into the Minneapolis session, which will include five games to sort out the 24 teams that qualify for the Peach Jam. The top five teams from each of the four divisions will automatically qualify, along with four wild cards which will be chosen based on best overall record.
Florida-based Each 1 Teach 1 currently has a two-game lead in Division D, where the Travelers are in a four-way tie for second place.
Each 1 Teach 1
All Ohio Red
Three wins in five games should be enough for the Travelers to make it to the Peach Jam Finals. Their first game will be Saturday morning against Louisville commitment Shaqquan Aaron and Seattle Rotary (2-11). On Saturday afternoon, they face No. 1 point guard Tyus Jones and Howard Pulley (7-6). Sunday’s matchups are Team United (1-12) and All Ohio Red (7-6). The Travelers will close the session Monday with Toronto-based CIA Bounce (6-7), which could end up being a win-and-you’re-in contest.
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