Each year, the Nike EYBL’s Peach Jam event is a culmination of a summer of hard work and dedication to the craft. It’s also one last chance for the upcoming senior class to show up and show out for their programs, and that’s exactly what Bradley Beal Elite’s Class of 2023 did.

The Class of 23 led BBE’s 17U team to a 5-2 record at this year’s Peach Jam and that was after having to play a play-in game just to get into the field.

In that game, a 63-53 win over Team Melo, recent Arkansas commit Layden Blocker (2023) led the way with 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals. Scotty Middleton (2023) added 13 points on 5-of-8 from the field and Desmond White (2023) had 10 points, six rebounds and a team-high five assists.

Later that same night, BBE 17U suffered one of just two losses in the tournament, falling 55-51 to PSA Cardinals. But they bounced back the next day with a 66-61 win over NJ Scholars. Four players hit double figures on the scoreboard in that one, led by another 15 points from Blocker, 13 from White and 10 from Middleton. Ketraleus Aldridge (2023) added 13 points and five rebounds, while playing just eight minutes.

The good times continued to roll the next day with a blowout 75-61 win over Houston Hoops. Middleton was the high scorer in that one with 18 points on 7-of-14 from the field. Blocker had 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting and added eight assists, and Class of 2024 prospect Lathan Somerville pitched in with 13 points and six rebounds.

Somerville was a force as the tournament rolled on. In a nail-biting 63-62 win over Team Griffin, the big man scored 16 points on 7-of-11. Middleton led the scoring once again in that one, pouring in 19 points while Blocker added 12 with six assists.

The BBE 17s made it four straight wins the next day with a 74-60 win over Expressions Elite. Blocker had his best game of his final tournament with BBE with 22 points on 7-of-15 with seven rebounds and five assists. Middleton once again scored 19 points and eight rebounds and Aldridge had 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting.

The team’s final game of the tournament was a tough 65-52 loss to Team Takeover despite a nice game from White, who led the team with 15 points and four assists while Blocker wrapped with 11 points and seven rebounds.

Blocker averaged 14 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Middleton averaged 12.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest. White posted 9.7 points per and 4.1 rebounds. Also playing in his final tourney for BBE, Trevor Reed averaged 4.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.