North Augusta, SC (WJBF) — The Peach Jam is in full swing over at the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta. The 17 and Under tournament got underway Thursday featuring some of the top talent in country. We got some video of the Mac Irvin Fire team from Chicago. They have the top 2 players in the Class of 2014 according to ESPN's rankings, Jahlil Okafor and Cliff Alexander.
The Peach Jam brings together a large number of very talented players and big name college basketball coaches as well. We talked to some of those coaches about the positives and negatives of the summer basketball recruiting circuit and more specifically AAU basketball. The consensus was that the positives outweigh the negatives. You can hear from Coach Gregory of Georgia Tech and Coach Brownell of Clemson on the topic by watching the video above.
The Peach Jam runs through Sunday.