Sunday at the TSPL

Fans had the opportunity to see more of incoming freshman J.P. Prince and Fendi Onobun play at St. Gregorys' high school on Sunday. Those who came out for the Tucson Summer Pro League were also treated to witnessing former Wildcat Kelvin Eafon as well as current Wildcat players Hassan Adams and Kirk Walters. UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL STATS

The first game of the afternoon pitted Williams and Associates against UBS. J.P. Prince was suited up Williams and Associates while Adams represented UBS.

The first game was hands down the most explosive and exciting. Adams quickly put UBS on the board and kicked off the game with a 9-0 scoring run. Adams finished on a beautiful ally-oop even after being fouled giving UBS a 12 point lead. Prince tried to get his team back in the game with a lay-up and jumper to cut down the lead, but it wouldn't be enough. For every shot Prince made Adams responded by knocking one down of his own. UBS led 44-26 at the half with plenty of ally-oops and high flying dunks from Adams to keep the crowd on their feet.

A steal followed up by a huge double handed dunk from Adams continued his dominance in the second half. A long range ally-oop to Adams kept his team on top with a score of 57-38. However, Prince refused to just lay down and take the beating that was being put on his team. He maneuvered beautifully to get inside for an outstanding lay-up, but his team was still down by a significant amount.

Back-to-back dunks by Prince slowly cut the lead of UBS down little by little. Adams responded with a monster one handed slam of his own. Prince came back with a dunk of his own, but Adams again responded with an ally-oop. Prince knocked down a three-pointer and cut the lead down to 11 points. However time was nearly up and UBS went onto grab the win 81-72.

Adams stole the show with 30 points and 10 rebounds. He was an impressive 7-13 from 15 feet and out and also managed to dish out five assists.

Prince's statline was impressive as he dropped in 21 points and dished out nine assists.

The second game was between El Charro and Team Swoosh. El Charro was undefeated to this point and Team Swoosh had yet to win a game. Former two sport star for the Wildcats Kelvin Eafon represented El Charro and Kirk Walters led Team Swoosh. The game was a low scoring one but it did stay close.

Team Swoosh were the first ones to get on the board. A put back by Walters kept them on top. Walters nailed a hook shot to give them a seven point lead. Walters was able to get up for a dunk after being triple teamed and fouled. He then added one more with a successful stop at the free-throw line. However, El Charro battled back and the game was tied at 23 at the half.

The game stayed close for the most part throughout the second half. Eafon got in for a lay-up to put El Charro down by only one point. Walters had only one block in the game but it was a nasty one in the second half. Eafon made good on a trip to the free-throw line cutting the lead down to four points. Walters put the icing on the cake shortly after with a massive one handed slam. Team Swoosh grabbed their first win with a final score of 55-46.

Walters was solid from the field. He missed just two shots, but only took eight shots. His team had difficulty feeding him down low and Walters did not help himself by mishandling a couple of passes. When Walters did get the ball on the blocks he attacked the hoop and five of his six buckets were dunks, with the sixth coming on a sweet baby hook.

He also showed some untapped athleticism, including dribbling between the legs on one trip to the basket.

The final game of the day pitted Magpies Pizza against Window Depot. Magpies was still missing Jawann McClellan, while Window Depot has freshman Fendi Onobun as their main player.

Onobun did not disappoint. He got off to a slow start but eventually game through. Onobun got inside to put Window Depot on top 14-12. Onobun sat briefly with 4:30 left in the first but quickly re-entered the game and knocked down a jumper followed up by a lay-up making the score 29-23. At the end of the first half Window Depot was on top 34-31.

Onobun continued to put on a show during the second half as he skyed over his opponents for a slam-dunk that gave his team a 14 point lead. Onobun then denied his opponent with a big block at the 10:40 mark in the second half. With his team up by 14 points Onobun sat to take a short breather. When he returned he got in the paint for a beautiful lay-up. Window Depot came out of the game as the victors with a final score of 77-70.

Onobun scored 22 total points. He finished by making half of his 20 shots but was 9-11 from down low adding more evidence that he will at least begin his Wildcat career at the four.

Alex Zimmerman and Brad Allis contributed to this story.


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