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RU's Coverage of the Showcase

Ladies and gentlemen,

I had planned to start my coverage of the showcase this morning.  Unfortunately, there was a delay on the first game (clock malfunctions?), then I got busy at work.

The good news is, I hope to get updates up throughout the day the rest of the week.

Here are some bullets from the first day:

 

  • Jermareo Davidson was called up to Golden State, before the Showcase started.  Jermareo was the 37th leading scorer in the D-League.  He was averaging 12 points and 10 boards, shooting 43% from the field over his past 5 games.  I am a little disappointed that Nelly didn't take a flyer on Courtney Sims, who has taken the top spot on the "What In The Heck, Call Him Up, Gatorade Style" (WITHCHUGS) list.  Isn't Jermareo really just a less polished Brandan Wright?
  • James Mays, 2nd overall pick in the D-League, is out for the season with a torn ACL.
ALBUQUERQUE 115, SIOUX FALLS 108
  • Sioux Falls is struggling mightily without Chris "The Neck" Alexander  
  • My 3rd favorite D-League assistant, Tony Fritz, got T'd up
  • Albuquerque was up 20 going into the 4th
  • Will Conroy and Keith McLeod both played all 48 minutes, combining for50 points and ten TO's.  This team HAS to lead the league in TO's
AUSTIN 95, COLORADO 91
  • 14ers were without Cheikh Samb and James Mays; Samb due to trade and Mays due to injury.
  • I miss the Big Yawn
  • Colorado's bench shot 6-for-31
  • Marcus Williams should get called-up soon... today he had 22 points, 10 boards
  • Sean Williams is a beast, but he fouled out in 27 minutes.  Before that, he had 10 points, 8 boards, and 3 blocks
  • Andre Brown had a bad showing, scoring 8 points, 7 boards, 7 turnovers, and 5 fouls.
  • Josh Davis is a workhorse... had 17 points, 12 boards, and 4 steals.. Love his game
Bakersfield 90, Los Angeles 87
  • Bakersfield put together an 11-0 run toward the end of the 4th quarter to pull ahead for good, consisting of Trey Johnson and Nick Lewis
  • Speaking of Lewis, he had a career day... 17 points and 15 boards
  • Trey Johnson had 34 points and seven assists
  • Jeff Trepagnier did not start this out very well, 1-for-9
  • Joe Crawford had a solid 16 points, 9 rebounds, though he also committed an offensive foul in the last minute of play to foul out
  • Bakersfield had 3 points off the bench
RENO 102, RGV 78
  • Jay Humphries has Reno on a winning streak for the first time this season (3-12 overall)
  • Antonio Meeking had 27 points and 15 rebounds... probably selfishly, but good numbers
  • Damone Brown had 4 points on 1-for-7 shooting. Ouch..
  • Pat Ewing Jr had 16 points and 8 boards off the bench
  • Joey Dorsey did what I expect out of him.. 12 points, 8 boards, 5 blocks
  • Smush Parker had 7 points, 8 turnovers... Not a good start to the showcase
  • Jared Jordan = Don't Believe The Hype
I will update frequently the rest of the week instead of just reading the box scores, hopefully!