DBC (F) Jin Hong elevates to block ASN (G) Wilson Lew's transition layup. Hong's defense was a major force in the win vs. ASN.
Hong bounces back, Conns get 1st win
MLK HS, NYC -- Entering the season, 6-7 DBC (F) Jin Hong (College of St. Rose) was one of the most anticipated new additions to the league but after an inauspicious start in a loss to the MonStars, the league was left wanting. With Hong looking perhaps intimidated, facing German pro 6-8 (C) Nick Harrington, he was tentative and turnover prone.
Don't say the kid doesn't bounce back. In a much needed win against a very solid Asphalt Ninjas team led by captain (G) Wilson Lew, Hong played full tilt and let the chips fall where they may. He was aggressive on both ends of the court and his team followed suit.Read more >>>
2010 WTA Asian Invitational INT Division Highlights
If you can't sleep, thinking about what you're gonna do at PAAG '10 tomorrow, here's a little inspiration to get you fired up. Highlights from the WTA Asian Invitational Men's INT Division. Finally. You gotta know the track by now. Buy it here on iTunes.
REPRESENT YOUR PEOPLES July 17-18 Intermediate in action this Sat & Sun @ MLK HS (122 Amsterdam Ave)
Come by the gym for some Nike Basketball giveaways!!!
2K10 SUM Weekly Awards (Week 4)
U. Nausrude. (AOD) G | 5-11 | 165 lbs Week 3 Stats PPG: 27.0 APG: 2.0 SPG: 1.0
Nausrudeen has been shooting lights out from the perimeter but his added ability to finish around the rim this season has paid big dividends. "Nas" has been huge in both games but in this he helped lift his team to their first win of the season.
Runner-Up: Tony Hu (DBC) 16 pts, 14 rebs, 4 asts
N. Echevestre (NYF) F | 6-4 | 205 lbs Week 3 Stats PPG: 30.0 RPG: 10.0 APG: 7.0
Playing 4 on 5 for half a game and all the Fury needed was Mr. MVP himself, Nic Echevestre. His 30 pts marked a career high and we admit we were a little surprised at that. There should be plenty where that came from up ahead.
Runner-Up: Nick Mui (MNK) 30 pts, 6 rebs, 6 asts
The Sam Lo Award for Hustlers
Aaron Fisher (AOD) 10 rebs, 3 stls
Get used to this mug. No one plays harder and hit the deck as often as Fisher. His ability to find 2nd chance points helped put away DBC.
Runnder-Up: Varun Manocha (NYF) 11 rebs, 1 stl
Defensive Player of the Week
B. Picone (DBC) 9 rebs, 2 stls, 4 blks
He's not a two-time Defensive MVP for nothing. Despite the loss, Picone helped keep it close by making it hard for AOD to score in the paint.
Runner-Up: Nic Echevestre (NYF) 10 rebs, 4 blks
The High-5 Club Josh Ellison (AOD) 4-3-1-1-1 Bryant Picone (NYF) 4-9-3-2-4 Joe Vine (MNK) 12-6-2-2-1 Chris Youn (DBC) 7-5-2-1-1
Discorama Rookie of the Week Kareem J (BOI) 21 pts, 10 rebs
When we get his full name from the BOI captain, we'll know what to really call him. When we do, don't forget the name. 'Reem did work.
Runner-Up: Jake Choi (NYF) 17 pts, 8 rebs, 6 asts
The "John Starks" Award R. Baptiste (MON) | 3-13 FGs (.231)
Baptiste so thoroughly dominated his first game this was a big surprise. He looked tired, but this isn't the only league he's playing in.
Dishonorable Mention: M. Lee (DBC) 3-13 FGs
The "Chris Dudley" Award
Anthony Plunkett (MON) | 0-4 (.000)
Plunkett is a guard, not particularly a shooter, but this still isn't pretty. He's made only 7 of his 14 attempts all season, none in this one. Dishonorable Mention: Aaron Fisher (AOD) 1-4 FTs
2K10 SUM Week 3 Results
2K10 SPR WEEK 3 RESULTS
NYC Fury (2-0)
Monkey Kings (1-1)
Player of the Game N. Echevestre (NYF) 30 pts, 10 reb, 7 ast
Postgame, Fury (F) Varun Manocha and (G) Jake Choi unwind with 6-9 Spanish pro (C) Nacho Martin on loan with NYF until August.
Short-handed Fury topple short Kings
MLK HS, NYC -- The Monkey Kings showed up short-handed with just six players including new addition (F) Joe Vine, a big but versatile forward that looked to complement (G) Nick Mui, having perhaps his strongest season yet. But, the Fury came up even shorter, starting the game with only 4 players.
Somehow, (G) Ren Hsieh, (G) Jake Choi, (F) Varun Manocha and (F) Nic Echevestre would be enough. (G) Roman Perez and new Fury addition 6-9 Spanish pro (C) Nacho Martin on loan to NYF never made it to the game in a misunderstanding about the tip-off time and (G) Joe Kim ended up at the Chinatown YMCA. Read more >>>