Over the last year Josiah James has taken quite the meteoric leap from unranked prospect to #11 overall (and still climbing). He has always been good, but sometimes it takes the national guys a bit longer to trust their own eye. This event will put James to the test however, fresh off a Gold Medal in the U18 FIBA Americas Tournament, James is down to his final 9 schools; South Carolina, Duke, Michigan St, Tennessee, Kansas, Arizona, Clemson, Florida St and Virginia.
As we mentioned above, there is a ton of talent in this event. On day 1, Friday at 4:40, James will face off with TJ Bickerstaff of Team Charlotte, whose father is JB Bickerstaff (coach of the Memphis Grizzlies) and carries offers from the likes of Georgetown, UConn, Memphis DePaul, etc'
Friday night at 7:55, the crowd will file into Greensboro Day School to watch James take on fellow Top 100 prospect Greg Gantt and Team Felton. Gantt is ranked 54th by Rivals.com and is down to a final 9 of Providence, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Pittsburgh and Clemson.
On Saturday night at 7:55 James will take on 25th ranked Wendell Moore. Moore also won a gold medal playing with the U17 USA National Team in the FIBA championships this Summer. He is down to a final group of Duke, South Carolina, UNC, NC State and Wake Forest.
Finally on Sunday at 2:30PM James will take on Team United wing duo of Patrick Williams and Juwan Gary. Both Top 100 prospects, Williams carries over 30 high major offers while Gary is committed to Alabama. A nice sub plot here is James and Gary are the #1 and #2 prospects in the state of South Carolina.
Needless to say, James will get tested this weekend. Instead of last year when he was the hunter, now he has become the hunted.