Far right: Jonathan Hahami and his brothers with fresh NBA signatures on their gear.
With the lockout in full effect, a wonderful side of the NBA player-driven community summer league All-Star events is the shorty rock-player interaction. Miles Rawls of the Goodman League did a nice job keeping the fans involved during the Goodman vs Drew game, letting kids freely meet the players and get autographs.
Philly’s Rahim Thompson has the battle for I-95 in Philly next weekend and Greg Marius is putting together an EBC vs Goodman game Friday, September 30 at Long Island University in NYC. As for Jonathan, he sent Bounce an e-mail telling us about the game like a reporter. Check it out. Read More »
Dino Smiley’s Drew League is in full swing going into its seventh week of play. The league has the earliest jump-off, (mid-May), of any summer pro league I know of and I gotta give major dap to James Harden for competing at Drew before the NBA draft. His agent had to have had wet butt cheeks and runny drawers worried about his draft status. Harden, who went third to the Oklahoma Thunder in June, wins the Mark “I don’t listen to peeps telling me not to play summer ball before the draft” Jackson who ended up Rookie of the Year in the 1987-88 NBA season.
Pro’s like Nick Young, Javale McGee, and Amir Johnson are keeping their games pressed and creased with more and more young players realizing that the community league summer pro game is important to their rhythm and skill development. For more highlights and information visit DrewLeague.com.