2007 RBK U: Day Two
By Kevin Duffy
RBK U Day 2 Recap
Team Allen Iverson 76 Team Rajon Rondo 68
The morning featured a match-up of the two best teams in the camp. Team Iverson prevailed behind 28 points from Brandon Jennings. Though his 28 points was the high score of the camp thus far, Jennings attempted an incredible 27 shots to get those points. Renardo Sidney had his worst game of the camp as he registered only 8 points and 3 rebounds in the win. Sidney fouled out and was visibly frustrated with the suffocating defense of Rondo’s Jordan Henriquez. Team Rondo was led by Courtney Fortson’s 14 points.
Team Baron Davis 76 Team Allan Ray 73
Kenny Boynton finally got on track as he scored 19 points for Team Davis. Boynton Frank Otis added a rare RBK U double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds for the victors.
Team Allan Ray was without Mookie Jones and Jason Clark due to injury, so they were forced to pick up Jamaal Trice who had just come off of an injury. All the roster movement proved to be detrimental to Team Ray, who went down for the third straight game. Ashton Gibbs was the leading scorer with 13 points.
Team Shaun Livingston 95 Team Jamal Crawford 82
Team Livingston benefited from a balanced attack that was led by Kevin Jones’ 18 points and 11 rebounds. London Giles added 17 points while shooting 7/8 from the field off the bench. Sweet-shooting big man Justin Brownlee chipped in with 14 for Livingston.
Team Crawford scored enough points to win the game, but did not play a lick of defense. John Wall exploded for 20 points on 8/12 shooting, while Malcolm Lee had a surprisingly quiet game, going scoreless and attempting only 5 shots in 21 minutes of action. Andy Poling turned in his first solid performance of the camp as he registered 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Team Yao Ming 90 Team Al Jefferson 78
Team Yao was led by Ohio State-bound slasher William Buford, who poured in 19 points on 7/13 shooting. Darius Miller added 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners.
Terence Jennings posted 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 blocks in the losing effort. Though he flashed a lot of athleticism, Jennings should have been able to collect more than 5 rebounds. John Moran was a perfect 5/5 from the field for 12 points in the loss.
Team Baron Davis 90 Team Jamal Crawford 83
Kenny Boynton scored18 points in Team Davis’ second win of the day. Renaldo Woolridge finally got on track again as he connected for two big threes and scored 14 points. Big man Eloy Vargas put on an impressive overall performance as he scored 12 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, blocked 2 shots and made two three-pointers for Team Davis.
Malcolm Lee and John Wall combined for 33 points and 7 threes, but it was not enough to get Team Crawford their first win.
Team Allen Iverson 73 Team Allan Ray 67
The undermatched Allen Ray squad stuck with Iverson and Co. behind 17 points from Daryl Bryant, but ultimately Team Iverson would emerge victorious. Brandon Jennings led the way once again with 15 points. Renardo Sidney struggled once again, as he totaled just 9 points and 5 rebounds in the win. Isaiah Thomas scored 9 points on 4/6 shooting and got the ball to the right places at the end of the game.
Team Al Jefferson 77 Team Gerald Green 75
The powerful frontcourt of Eric Frederick, Terence Jennings, and Austin Johnson proved to be too much for Team Green. The trio combined for 39 points en route to the two-point victory. Olu Ashaolu led the way for Green’s squad with 13 points, while big man Frank Ben-Eze played with great fire and registered 6 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
Team Marvin Williams 85 Team Thabo Sefolosha 74
Strong combo guard Elston Turner exploded for his first big game of the camp. Turner netted 17 points while attempting just 8 shots from the field. Forwards Olek Czyz and Darnell Brown each scored 13 points for Team Marvin.
Team Thabo was led by Maalik Wayns, who shot 9/13 from the field and scored a game-high 22 points. J’Mison Morgan was bothered by a bad knee and was held in check, as he contributed just 5 points and 6 rebounds.
Team Yao Ming 102 Team Rasual Butler 80
In the most lopsided game of the camp, Team Yao jumped out to a big lead and never looked back. Brett McClanahan scored 18 points for Team Yao, who had five other players score in double figures.
Team Butler put up good offensive numbers as Ari Stewart went off for 18 points and the enigmatic Clarence Trent shot 6/7 from the field and 3/4 from long range en route to a personal best 15 points. Michael Rosario also hit 3 triples, but no one stepped up on defense as Team Yao hung an embarrassing 102 points on the scoreboard in 8-minute quarters.
*Chck back tomorrow for a recap of the top prospects from RBK U.