The 2013 Nike Peach Jam kicked off college basketball’s July recruiting season in high-powered fashion with a slew of 5-star recruits showing off their talents. The South Carolina AAU tournament—the championship of Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League—gave several of the most celebrated prospects in high school hoops the chance to shine against top-tier competition.
One player who took that opportunity and ran with it was Syracuse commit Chris McCullough. Already renowned for his leaping ability and dedication to running the floor, the lanky forward showed unexpected rebounding prowess against some very physical opposition.
Herein, a closer look at McCullough’s time in the spotlight, along with an assessment of all the rest of Scout.com’s 5-star recruits and whether their prospects are rising or falling after the conclusion of this weekend’s tourney.