What a wonderful way to spend a hot summer night. Don’t know about you, but I was in the house last night at the Melo Center in B-more, where all of this loveliness was going down as Josh Selby and Brandon Jennings engaged in a memorable duel.
Right here, Selby explodes for the most noteworthy of his 48 points. Off the rebound, he shakes Jennings, than posterizes former St. John’s star Mo Hatten something funknificent.
It’s rare for somebody to come into Baltimore from out of town and get immediate love from the crowd. But Brandon Jennings did just that, leaving many people hoping for his swift return.
Also on the Melo Center court last night, in addition to Selby and Jennings: Cleveland Melvin – the current Big East Rookie of the Year from DePaul who almost brought the house down with a Pippen-esque, lean-in dunk attempt over two defenders that just missed.
The San Antonio Spurs’ Gary Neal, who shoots jumpers as smooth as Rakim’s delivery.
The incandescent Patterson High School rising Junior, Aquille Carr, who perpetually puts defenders in a dizzying spin-cycle.
Former Virginia Tech standout sharp shooter Malcolm Delaney.
Another future up-and-comer who attends Notre Dame Prep in Massachusetts named Sam Cassell Jr.
In addition there were a handful of other elite high school, playground, college and pro players in the house. Here’s a sample of what went down.