Kylie Magar

Seattle Pro-Am Wk. 5: Zach Lavine Drops 49

Author: Kylie Magar
Seattle Pro-Am Wk. 5: Zach Lavine Drops 49 In All-Star Game

Seattle – The best of the east and west battled it out in the 2016 Seattle Pro-Am All-Star game Sunday at Seattle Pacific University. This matchup featured standout players in the league, as well as several Seattle-produced NBA players.


After being down by as many as 14 points in the first quarter, the West found a way to seal the victory 153-142. Three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford (Michigan, Las Angeles Clippers) lit it up from behind the arc with 7 three-pointers, leading the West with 31 points total. Hometown hero and new rookie sensation Dejounte Murray (Washington, San Antonio Spurs) finished with a triple double (22 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists). Kevin Porter (Rainier Beach High School) added 21 points and Ransford Brempong (Western Carolina) contributed a double-double (20 points, 11 rebounds) for the West.


On the other side of the ball, rising star and two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner Zach Lavine (Minnesota Timberwolves, UCLA) commanded the way for the East with 49 points. Other top contributors for the East included Seattle University’s D’Vonne Picket (30 points and 10 rebounds) and Louisville’s Terrence Williams (18 points and 10 assists). Spencer Hawes (Charlotte Bobcats, Washington) delivered 14 boards for the East.


All-Star Day first began to heat up with the slam-dunk contest with Pepe Hernandez (Edmonds Community College) edging his way to the top for the title. Jordan Hamilton (Lehigh University) also made it rain threes, as he went on to become the winner of the three-point contest.


Saturday opened up with an exciting overtime finish between Ball is Life and House of Cuts. Despite a slow start, Ball is Life kept its undefeated record in tact as they went on to win 103-99. Rashaad Powell (University of Idaho) led Ball is Life with 36 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists, and was followed by Nahshon George (University of Idaho) with 29 points and 13 boards. High school prodigy and future Washington Husky Jaylen Nowell (Garfield High School) finished with 26 points for House of Cuts.


The Huskies also put their undefeated record to the test, as they squared off against Related 2 Success. Sekou Wiggs (University of Alaska-Anchorage) kept Related 2 Success in the game, as he finished with 44 points and 16 total rebounds, but it was not enough as the Huskies ended up on top 111-100. Giovanni Williams (Edmonds Community College) led the Huskies with 27 points, followed by Desjuan Newton (Rogers State University) who added 21 points. The Huskies look to be the team to beat in the playoffs with its 8-0 record.


The matchup between Every Blessed Day and Ball Don’t Stop became the Abdul Gaddy (Washington) show, as Gaddy led Every Blessed Day with 50 points and 9 boards. Despite Gaddy’s numbers, Ball Don’t Stop came out with the victory 101-93.


After a slow start, BrandBlack has turned its season around, winning its last four games. Jamal Crawford (Michigan, Las Angeles Clippers) is the leader behind this winning streak, which was evident on Saturday. Crawford led BrandBlack with 36 points and 11 assists, helping secure a 107-87 victory over the Cougars.


Next Sunday marks the first day of the 2016 Seattle Pro-Am playoffs. The top eight of 15 teams will move on to compete for a spot in the finals.



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