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Auburn, NY 13021
Thanks to all these folks who run top notch events during the year.
I enjoyed attending all of them:
Five Star Camp - @ Coraopolis, PA July 8-9 and 23-24
Nike Peach Jam - @ North August, SC July 12 and 13
Stellar Construction Tourney - @ Cedar Beach in Allentown, PA July 14--My All-Star picks HERE
Team Camp July 15 and July 28
Smallwood Summer League - @ Harrisburg High School July 16-22
PA vs. Maryland Camp - @ Alvernia College in Reading, PA July 29 to Aug. 2nd
The next big
Prystal: What is the first thing you look for in a player?
Boeheim: Does the kid come from a winning program? Does the kid have good grades? We are looking for big guys that can defend and rebound and guys that can shoot it. We never think we have enough players because kids leave early for the NBA and someone has to be ready to take their spot.
Prystal: Are you looking for McDonalds All Americans?
Boeheim: No, our National Championship team only had 2 and Maryland a few years ago had none!
Prystal: Who was the most courageous player you have ever coached?
Boeheim: Gerry McNamara (PA/MD Shootout Alum) He was the most competitive player I have ever seen! He was never afraid to take the big shots. I first saw him his sophomore year in High School.
Prystal: Tell us about the Olympic Team you are helping Coach K with
Boeheim: We will add Chauncy Billups, Kobe and Jason Kidd to the team that went 14-1 last year. The daily regiment includes a 2 hour practice in the am and a 2 hour practice in the pm. These guys are not getting paid, so it tells you the pride that they have. We will attempt to qualify in Vegas in August.
Prystal: Who are the two top players you have ever coached?
Boeheim: Carmello and Derrick Coleman. Here is a question for you? Who has the most rebounds in the history of College Basketball?
Prystal: I dont know.
Boeheim: Tim Duncan followed by Derrick Coleman.
Previous shootout results HERE
Nike Peach Jam Under 17 Championship Game:
The New York Gauchos AAU squad finished off a big week in North Augusta by winning at the buzzer in overtime 70-68 with a three ball from Chris Fouch! The Family AAU club based out of Michigan almost pulled off the complete Cinderella story behind 19 big points from 64 Paul Williams. Dion Sims a 64 rising junior chipped in 17 and Eric Evans had 10 for the runner ups. The Gauchos were led as usual by 62 Daryl Bryant with 16, Chris Fouch had 15 and 61 floor general Kemba Walker had 11 and 8 assists. Two local clubs made it deep into the tourney: The Georgia Blazers were led by 59 Andre Young and 611 Xavier Gibson while the Georgia Stars were led by Wake Forest recruit, Al Farouq Aminu at 60 and Kevin Murphy at 65.
Nike Peach Jam Under 16 Championship Game:
The New York Gauchos completed a clean sweep in another thriller 56-53 over the Georgia Stars. The 67 duo of Trevon Hamlet and Tevin Baskins were relentless in the paint and on the glass. The Georgia stars were paced by their 59 point guard Matthew Brabham and 65 Adrienne Coleman.
|Prystal Picks from the Oct 7,
2007 Pennsylvania/Maryland Shootout held at Alvernia College in Reading (PA)
boy's picks go HERE---girl's picks go HERE
I always enjoy attending PA/MD events. They are conducted with a high level or professionalism and the talent is always very good.
Prystal Summer Scouting Notes:
2-When at the Smallwood League: In the small school finals Lebanon Catholic followed John White a 65 Senior Center and his 17 of the teams first 22 points to a 45-40 victory over AA Boiling Springs. Jarrod Murray also was solid for a nice one two punch in the post! In the best rivalry in PA Basketball Harrisburg took on Steel High in the much anticipated Big School Championship. University of Miami signee Q Roberts led the way with 27 and some clutch shooting by Juice Washington as Harrisburg squeaked by 56-54 over AAA District and State favorite Steel High! However, Jeffrey Davis the 67 "the human eraser" could not get off his summer job for the finals!
Prystal All Star Choices in Smallwood League:
Quincy Roberts Harrisburg High
Juice Washington Harrisburg High
Akeem the dream Wilson Susquehanna Twp.
Matt Jones Susquehanna Twp.
Jermaine Marshall Red Land
Jacob Iati York Catholic
Andre Campbell Steel High
Kyle McConnell Cedar Crest
Brent Derr - Millersburg
Garrett Derr Millersburg
DJ Rowe Cedar Cliff
Bud Proctor Steel High
Jordan Smith Steel High
John White Lebanon Catholic
Jarrod Murray Lebanon Catholic
yours in sports, Tom Prystal