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Elite post players still around at Peach Jam

Posted on: July 15, 2009 10:47 am
Edited on: July 15, 2009 10:48 am
 

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- It's the last day of games here at the Nike Peach Jam.

The highlight is a possible championship matchup between All Ohio Red and Team Final that would put three of the nation's top bigmen on display -- namely All Ohio Red's Jared Sullinger (ranked No. 4 in the Class of 2010 by Scout.com), All Ohio Red's Adreian Payne (ranked No. 15 in the Class of 2010 by Scout.com) and Team Final's Rakeem Christmas (ranked No. 5 in the Class of 2011 by Scout.com). For what it's worth, I've seen Christmas play four or five times this week, and I won't be surprised if he finishes the summer ranked second in the Class of 2011, right behind Team Final teammate Michael Gilchrist (the consensus No. 1 player in the Class of 2011).

Why?

Because Christmas is a 6-foot-8 center who runs brilliantly and blocks everything.

Great instincts.

Strong rebounder.

Unless he endures injuries or off-the-court problems, he'll be a rich man someday, guaranteed.
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