It was the perfect way to start off the July evaluation period.
The Nike EYBL finals at the Peach Jam featured some of the best players in the 2014 class and had all the big-name coaches in attendance. The top recruiting writers were front and center to take it all in.
Here are the 10 players who generated the most buzz.
10. Kelly Oubre, Houston Hoops
CBSSports.com's Jeff Borzello wrote that one NBA scout told him that Oubre was the best wing at LeBron James' camp last week.
The news on Oubre was that he had cut his list to five schools after Peach Jam, according Jason Jordan of USA Today.
9. Justise Winslow, Houston Hoops
Winslow impressed throughout the last few weeks on the United States' U-19 team and continued to do so at Peach Jam.
8. Joel Berry, Each 1 Teach 1
Berry, a UNC commit, was on the championship team at Peach Jam, and he got some love from ESPN.com recruiting analyst Dave Telep.
7. Trey Lyles, Spiece Indy Heat
Lyles is being recruited by both Louisville and Kentucky, so he generated a lot of buzz with the quote below.
6. Tyler Ulis, Meanstreets
Ulis, a 5'9" point guard, had one of the eye-opening performances of the weekend against the top point guard in the 2014 class, Tyus James. Ulis won the game and put up an impressive 22 points and 17 assists.
His father, James Ulis, took to Twitter to show he was one proud pop throughout the weekend.
5. Cliff Alexander, Mac Irvin Fire
Most of the talk about Cliff Alexander during Peach Jam was about his raw power. See the video below for a rim-hating sample.
4. Stanley Johnson, Oakland Soldiers
The leading scorer at Peach Jam, Johnson told Mike DeCourcy of Sporting News he plans to make a college decision around January.
One school definitely not in the mix? Wisconsin.
3. Malik Newman, Jackson Tigers
Newman is the lone 2015 recruit on this list. That'll happen when you drop 40 points, which he did in a loss to Houston Hoops.
Newman, who averaged 22.2 points for the tournament, is the top player in his class, according to Rivals.com. He cannot tell you a ton about the schools that are chasing him, because, as he told the Courier-Journal in Louisville, he doesn't watch much basketball.
What he does like to do is...shoot. A lot! He led the tourney in attempts per game at 19.2.
2. Tyus Jones, Howard Pulley
Most of the talk around the top point guard in the 2014 class centered around his desire to play with big man Jahlil Okafor. CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish wrote about the oddity of the package deal.
The leader of the pack for the two is thought to be Duke. For more on Duke's pursuit, check out a story from Laura Keeley of the News & Observer.
You'll learn that it's easy to see why Okafor would love to play with Jones.
1. Jahlil Okafor, Mac Irvin Fire
Okafor had me dropping superlatives at his ridiculously advanced post game during the U-19 FIBA World Championships.
The top player in the 2014 class has that effect on people.
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