Bluiett, Newton score big at Peach Jam

Editor's note: This is the latest entry in Dave Telep's July Road Trip blog. Throughout the month, Dave will check in each day he's on the road while covering some of the biggest basketball recruiting events in the country. He'll let you know where he is, offer some highlights of the day and give a quick look at what's next.

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- All of a sudden it was raining buckets in Gym 4 on Friday morning at the Nike Peach Jam. ESPN 100 small forward Trevon Bluiett caught fire and kept pulling. Ja'Quan Newton put his head down and made for the rim. Both guys hung big numbers in wins.

Here are some nuggets from Friday’s early action at the Peach Jam -- including where Butler stands with Bluiett after Brad Stevens’ departure -- before I had to hop a plane to Indianapolis for the adidas Invitational this weekend.

Bluiett pours in 41 points!

A few minutes into Friday morning’s game, Spiece Indy Heat star forward Trey Lyles pulled up injured; he didn’t return. ESPN 100 shooting guard James Blackmon Jr. didn’t even play due to injury.

Regardless, the boys from Indiana were all good. Bluiett put on a show, going for 41 points against Team Penny.