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Peach Jam: Who Were ACC Coaches Watching?

We take a look at which prospects at the Peach Jam each UNC program was watching this past week.
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Clemson- An athletic big man is a priority so strong three-star Trey Jemison and shot-blocking Rivals150 big man Dimon Carrigan were among those who got good looks. Brad Brownell also looked to be keeping tabs on jump-shooting wing Hunter Tyson.

Georgia Tech- Tech is another program that looks to be jumping onboard the Dimon Carrigan train. Point guard Xavier Johnson was offered recently and got a look as did four-star forward Ignas Brazdeikis and four-star combo guard Will Richardson.

Louisville- Didn’t see Rick Pitino as much at the Peach Jam as I did at the Under Armour Finals, but he was sure to be front and center for 2019’s top-ranked point guard Cole Anthony.

Miami- The Hurricanes were all over the gym and Each 1 Teach 1’s five-star power forward Emmitt Williams was a major target. The Hurricanes have also offered Will Richardson. Also among those getting looks were Dimon Carrigan, Jalen Carey and Isaiah Stewart.

North Carolina- Roy Williams was sure to check in on his commitments Coby White and Rechon Black, who play together on Team CP3. On CP3’s 16U team, top 35 wing Wendell Moore is a major target. Top five junior-to-be James Wiseman got some looks and it appeared Williams was also evaluating 2019 big men Aidan Igiehon and Francis Okoroplus point guard Cole Anthony. The Heels could be looking to make a move with top 10 big man Simisola Shittu and don't be surprised if they kick the tires with one of the Peach Jam’s breakout players, wing Jericole Hellems.

NC State- Ran across State head coach Kevin Keatts a couple of times and he was checking in on Xavier Johnson, a point guard on Team Takeover. Top 30 combo forward Jaylen Hoard got some attention as did 2019 prospects Wendell Moore and Casey Morsell plus 2020 point guard Jeremy Roach.

Syracuse- The Orange could be seen checking in on top 10 big man Simisola Shittu, high-scoring combo guard Jalen Carey, shot blocker Dimon Carrigan, and Jim Boeheimalso spent lots of time watching his son, Buddy Boeheim, and 2019 big man Isaiah Stewart. Of course, five-star commitment Darius Bazley also got a look.

Virginia- Tony Bennett and his staff would really like a point guard in 2018 so Team Melo’s Noah Locke is getting a long look. Bennett also checked in on the stable of talent for Team Takeover’s 17U and 16U teams that includes guys such as 2020 stars Jeremy Roach and Hunter Dickinson.

Virignia Tech- Head coach Buzz Williams was able to watch his trio of 2019 commitments on Team CP3’s 16 U team, twin guards Kobe Langley, Keyshaun Langley, B.J. Mack. Williams also watched Wendell Moore, five-star wing Keldon Johnson, shooting guard Casey Morsell, wing Elias King and class of 2020 guard Earl Timberlake.

Wake Forest- Danny Manning was pretty visible as he made the rounds in North Augusta. Wing players seemed to be a priority as guys such as Rivasl150 wing Keyontae Johnson, four-star guard Will Richardson, breakout player Jericole Hellems, 2019 priority target Wendell Moore and 2019 four-star Elias King were among those that drew looks. Manning also checked in on some bigs such as 2020 Hunter Dickinson.