Spot Dessert Bar Presents the 2K10 SUM Championship
(2) NYC Fury vs. (5) Audacity of Dope | Tuesday (9/14) 9:00pm @ Chinatown YMCA
J. Choi 16.0 ppg .494 FG% 4.1 rpg 2.9 apg 1.7 spg
A. Fisher 11.2 ppg .419 FG% 8.2 rpg 1.3 apg 1.8 spg
NYF SCOUTING REPORT: The NYC Fury have a lot of firepower and now they're gonna need it. Defending MVP (F) Nic Echevestre (24 ppg, 7 rpg) is unavailable for the game. Which leaves (G) Jake Choi and (G) Garrett James for AOD to worry about, but even if they can key in on those two, the Fury still have (G) Joe Kim and (G) Ren Hsieh, both of whom have led teams in scoring in previous seasons. Depth, the Fury has, even if the bench isn't exactly deep. With Echevestre out, NYF runs just 7 deep.
AOD SCOUTING REPORT: Audacity of Dope by contrast isn't known for it's scoring depth but it has bruisers and dedicated defenders in spades. They may be the perfect foil for the finesse Fury or a terrible match-up. If floor leader (G) Jon Scheiman can slow down the pace and get (F) Aaron Fisher involved early, it just might free up shooters and give Dope a chance. AOD needs to keep it close until the end and then make a move to finish, something they've done perfectly in two playoff wins. X-FACTOR: AOD (F) Lamar Smith has emerged as a premiere defender but with Echevestre out, there's no need for a Nic-stopper. The key then switches to (G) Usama Nausrudeen. An x-factor is essentially something that could win (or lose) you the game. Nausrudeen may be just that. Leading the league in scoring before sitting out the rest of the season with a neck injury, if Nausrudeen can help stretch the Fury defense, he can really help the cause. But AOD also got this far without him. How much will chemistry be an issue, especially with Smith, who has not played with him?
For the Fury, their bigs will have to continue to play well. (C) Ezra Hoover and (F) Mo Ghumman have been strong finishers for the Fury guards so far and will have to continue to be aggressive against a beefier AOD front-line. If not, the NYF has a tendency to rely on perimeter shooting, which is exactly what AOD wants. -- Jeff Van Ghandi
Audacity of Dope
(G) Jake Choi Yonsei University 5-11, 160 lbs
(G) Jon Scheiman St. John's 6-1, 185 lbs
In his first full season, Choi has provided consistent scoring and the Fury need it now more than ever. Scheiman is as steady as they come and will have AOD poised to win.
(G) Joe Kim 5-11, 175 lbs
(G) U. Nausrudeen York University 5-11, 175 lbs
So far Kim has done everything for this team but score points, it's worked well enough. It's hard to gauge where Nausrudeen is at. If the appearance at PAAG '10 was any indication, he might be ready.
(G) Garrett James Stanford University 5-11, 185 lbs
(G) Lamar Smith NC Central 6-2, 200 lbs
James has carried NYF in stretches and he'll be called upon to do it here too. Smith may have the assignment to stop him and if MNK (G) Nick Mui's 2nd half disappearance was any indication, he just might.
(F) Mo Ghumman 6-5, 215 lbs
(F) Aaron Fisher 6-3, 215 lbs
It hasn't been the most consistent season for Ghumman but when he's playing well, he's one of the league's best. Fisher always brings it, even if the scoring isn't there, the D is.
(C) Ezra Hoover 6-5, 195 lbs
(C) Len Kamdang 6-3, 250 lbs
Hoover is one of the league's most athletic players. If he can keep from being bullied, he should have success. Kamdang is a veteran bruiser who has some tricks up his sleeve.
What NYF lacks in depth, they make up for in experience and pedigree. Hsieh was an All Star and Manocha is an elite defender. AOD does not have big names but they get plenty of energy and gritty play off the bench.
CHARLES BOK LEE
KENNY "THE JET" LI
JEFF VAN GHANDI
"SCOOP" JACK SUN
(2) NYC Fury
(5) Audacity of Dope
2K10 SUM Top 10 Plays of Week 10
Finally, after several weeks of finagling, we have a new Top 10 highlight reel... clips were outsourced to Robby Huang out in Indiana who put his own twist on the FBNYC highlights. Big, big shout out to slim shady for the cut. For more videos, go here: vimeo.com/fbnyc/videos.
Harrington had taken 34 3FGs in the regular season, making only 9. He almost matched it with 6 in this 1st rd match-up with ASN as Harrington did just about everything a player can do to carry his team to the win, except get the win.
Runner-Up: Aaron Fisher (AOD) 16.5 ppg, 5 rpg
B. Womack (ASN) F | 6-3| 190 lbs Week 12 Stats PPG: 33.0 RPG: 12.0 SPG: 6.0
Womack was unconscious while carrying his Ninjas to a 1st rd victory over the MonStars. His 6 3FGs seemed to come out of nowhere to perhaps anyone but him. But it was his defense that sealed the deal, Womack may be the league's best.
RU: Garrett James (NYF) 20 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.5 apg
The Sam Lo Award for Hustlers
Joe Kim (NYF) 5.5 rpg, 5 apg, 3 spg
Kim has even gone scoreless in one game but he's done everything else to keep the Fury winning, including guarding the other team's best (G).
Runner-Up: Sam Dedwiler (BOI) 12 rebs, 4 stls
Defensive Player of the Week
Lamar Smith (AOD) 6.5 rpg, 1.5 bpg
Ah, ah, don't give Womack that best defender title just yet. He might not have huge numbers but Smith has dominated on D all post season.