The most exciting event was the slam dunk contest where Marcus Capers, James Watson, Reggie Moore, DeAngelo Casto, and Brock Motum went head to head.
Capers got things off right by throwing the ball off of the backboard, catching it in midair, and throwing down a wind-mill dunk that set off an explosion inside of Bohler.
Motum and Capers met up in the finals, but Capers stole the show and the title when he, a-la Vince Carter in his Raptors days, jumped high in the air, slammed the ball down with authority, and got his elbow inside of the rim. Capers was swarmed by teammates and the crowd again went nuts.
The night ended with a scrimmage held by the men's team. It was reminiscent of the NBA All-Star game -- full of highlight-reel dunks, and no-look passes that made AND 1's Hot Sauce look like a college walk-on.
Moore, a freshman from Seattle, led the parade with highlight passes, putting together two beauties to Motum and Thompson that resulted in big jams. The tempo of the scrimmage was slow, and it was evident that the team was there to put on a show for the fans, not hone their game.
Casto was receiving constant encouragement from fans to shoot a 3-point shot, and he finally did nut it went off the front iron. Casto did however show his post presence with thundering jams and emphatic rebounds. There was no sign of after effects from the knee he injured over the summer at the World Games.
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"We're athletic, explosive -- a team that's really hungry to climb into the top five (in the Pac-10)," said Daugherty.
Bone got a warm welcome from the fans when he was introduced, and explained he wasn't surprised in the least at the big Bohler turnout.
"I've heard a lot of great things about the support that Washington State gets for all their programs," said Bone. "I think basketball has had a tremendous amount of support over the past few years, it's a great group of fans."
Daugherty echoed those comments. "It's just so fun to go out and work hard and see our girls get out there in front of them and get appreciated," said Daugherty. "What a great crowd tonight!"
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