HIGHLIGHTS FROM "DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH" CAMP
Several dozen NCAA coaches were on hand for the All-Star doubleheader which highlighted the second day of the "Diamonds in the Rough" Exposure Camp held July 9-10 at Passaic CC in Paterson (NJ).
In the first game, Norman
Simmons (6-5, Blinn TX) netted a pair of threes among his game-high 16 points
and Kareem Lloyd (6-7, New Mexico) added 11 points to lead the North All-Stars
over the South 54-43. Craig Winder (6-2, Cecil MD) had 9 points for the North
while the South got 7 points from Haron Hargrave (5-11, Sullivan NY) and 6
apiece from Miguel Millien (6-8, Trinidad CO), Sheldon Franklin (6-4, transfer
from South Florida), Aaron Watson (6-7, Ventura CA), and
Malik Haney (5-8, Hostos NY).
The West All-Stars began the second game with a 12-0 run before the East answered with 17 straight points. The game eventually went into overtime and was still tied after the extra session when Jafar Johnson (6-2, Cecil MD) swished a 15-foot jumper in "sudden death" to lift the East to a 42-40 triumph. Victor Akinyangu (6-6, Cecil MD) topped all scorers with 12 points while Johnson and James Clark (6-3, Angelina TX) each contributed 7 points. The West was paced by Donald Hennie (5-10, Hostos NY) with 10 points and Lateef Hicks (6-4, Porterville CA) with 8.
Among the other players
selected for the All-Star games were: Rodney Epperson (6-9, Barton KS), Jihad
Muhammad (5-11, San Jacinto TX), Jerome Richardson (6-4, JUCO candidate), Eze
Andrews (6-7, Southeast Nebraska), Amadou Fall (6-5, Palm Beach FL), Julius
Marshalltown IA), Diego Aguiar (6-7, JUCO candidate), Anthony Mauceri (5-11, Trinidad CO), Shakiem Mitchell (6-8, Howard TX), Briant Taylor (6-3, Cecil MD), Shelton Bailey (6-6, Winthrop), Ater Guelly (6-9, Cecil MD), Denarryl Rice (6-0, Southern Nevada), Dwight Campbell (6-7, Fashion Institute NY), Dwayne Marshall (6-3, JUCO candidate), Sean Gee (6-6, Western Oklahoma), Jason McCrae (6-3, Bronx-Monroe NY), Daquaan Caruthers (6-4, JUCO candidate), Curtis Isom (6-2, Los Angeles Valley CA), Ade Swann (5-11, Bethune-Cookman), Phillip
Williams (6-3, Morrisville NJ), Jerice Crouch (5-11, Palm Beach FL), Clayton Morgan (6-6, JUCO candidate), Kirk Spencer (6-3, Southwestern CA), Keith Johnson (6-7, JUCO candidate), Jawara Stevenson (6-10, Chesapeake MD), Andre Outoh (6-3, Frank Phillips TX), Evan Martin (5-
11, JUCO candidate), Nehemiah Boykin (6-4, JUCO candidate) and Quintin Fairman (Parkland TX).
Some 120 prospects
participated in the two-day NCAA-sanctioned event that was conducted by Ahead of
the Game and supported by Big Apple Sports and the Littlefield JUCO