Team CP3 holds special talent, friendship for Peach Jam success

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July 11, 2015 NORTH AUGUSTA, SC-- The Peach Jam is coming to the quarterfinal round and every college basketball coach in North Augusta is staying.

The talent around Riverview Park will keep these coaches employed for years to come, and the job security starts with North Carolina's Team CP3.

This team may have the best collection of basketball talent on display this week at Peach Jame. The coaches surrounding the court on Saturday certainly believe it. Harry Giles is the number one player in the country and he plays like it. Giles is currently uncommitted with every major college hoping to get his signature.

Giles isn't the only CP3 player, making it the team to beat. Georgia's Alterique Gilbert committed to UConn a week ago, making a one-two punch of top talent with a great bond.

"Harry's a great teammate. He definitely makes things easier for me and my teammates. He's just a great competitor and friend. I would describe it in one word and that's fun. We try to go out there and compete always, but we definitely have fun out there on the court and we enjoy each other," Gilbert said.

Another big story this week, and another possible big prize for one of these coaches is Georgia Stars junior Ikechukwu Obiagu. Size can't be coached and Obiagu is all of seven feet tall.

Emigrating from Nigeria in 9th grade, basketball hasn't always been his first love. It was another game on a court-- volleyball. However, a growth spurt in sixth grade pushed him to a higher calling on the hardwood.

"That's when I noticed how tall I was. That's when people started telling me to play basketball. I didn't want to play. I loved volleyball then...until I got here and people told me about the opportunities basketball could give me that's when I started playing," Obiagu said.

Volleyball and basketball are not all that different for a seven footer. Obiagu's specialy is blocking shots in a prolific manner. Recently picking up an offer from South Carolina, it's one of many schools getting in on this soon to be junior.