"It's All About The Game"
Pro City post up Pt. 1
Ron Bailey, Publisher
Pro City's first Saturday was full of ballers.
July 9, 2012 - The first Saturday of Nike Pro City action was hot. We have write ups of both collegiate and professional players
Jamar Board, 6’1”, pro G (A. Wash) – Board was instrumental in A. Wash erasing a 20 point deficit and almost defeating DCX, doing with by driving, dishing, finishing and spotting up for three pointers. A D.C. summer circuit legend that has dropped 70 on other pros, Board uses slick ball handling and crafty change of pace moves to get past opponents, strength to finish at the rim despite not being a high flyer, and vision to drop off.
Being a point guard, in professional ball Board will have to be more vocal (his nickname is Silent), and though deadly, his jumper’s release will need to be quickened. Dropped 19 points, most in the second half.
Isaiah Swann goes up for two.
Eugene Harris, 6’0”, pro G (A. Wash) – After a silent first half, Harris, who went to High Point and played last year in Europe, did what he does; drive and find/finish, while primarily launching pull ups. When his handle feeds his jumper and vice versa, Harris is indeed a very tough guy to check. Had 15 points.
Given his size, Harris likely should get stronger as well as become more vocal in terms of leading the team and overall assertive. It wasn’t until he decided to be more involved in the second half that his presence was felt.
Damian Harris, 6’8”, junior F, Virginia Union (DCX) – Harris has a physical presence and loves using to slash to the rim, where he’s capable of finishing strong. Will rebound as well.
Harris should concentrate on back to the basket moves and spotting up from mid-range.
Isaiah Swann, 6’3”, pro G (Beyond Belief)
– Swann is STILL one of the best scorers out of the DMV currently
balling; he has unlimited range, is strong and can get to the cup. Swann,
headed to a Turkish team elevating to ‘A League’ status, gets
buckets. Did so to the tune of 33 points.
Gus Gilchrist, 6’10”, recently graduated from USF C, (Clyde’s) – Gilchrist indicated this could be his only Pro City game, since he was flying to Las Vegas on Sunday to join Sacramento’s summer league entry. Resultantly, he indicated a desire to “let the game come to me”, as well as snag rebounds.
He did in fact board, but never got on track offensively. Gilchrist knows his bread is going to be initially buttered in the pros by the ability to clean glass. Scoring, which he can do, will come later.
Dwayne Smith, 6'6", Sr G/F, GW (Clyde's) - While scoring 20 points, smith showed he's still a very good driver and finisher in traffic. Is also strong and just keeps coming.
Didn't display mid or long range shooting desire, but being able to be
at least a threat from those areas would open his game up.
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