Stars shine bright at Rainier Beach Pro Am

The I-5 corridor has become a hotbed of basketball talent over the past 15 years and on Saturday, some of the local legends showed up at Rainier Beach High School, to take part in the Summer Basketball Pro Am league event on Jamal Crawford Court. was there and spoke to a few of them...

"It's great," former Washington Husky and current Boston Celtics point guard Nate Robinson said. "You get to play against a lot of overseas guys, pros so for us it's a good league because during the week, we don't run full court, but when the weekend comes we take it serious and guys come in and we compete at a high level."

Robinson and two of his close friends, Jamal Crawford and Terrance Williams, as well as his cousin Tony Wroten Jr. among others were all on hand.

"I'm always trying to sit on (Crawford's) moves, but he's so crafty around the basket – he's got the floater, the fade away, the post game - so when you face him one-on-one you have to respect his game," Robinson said. "With Terrance, he's finally starting to knock down that shot, so he's deadly. Now guys have to play him for the shot and the drive and that's a great combination because he's strong and he can go by anybody and finish on the rim and dunk on anybody.

"Tony's ahead of his time. He's a great point guard and a great player. He sees the court well, he sees the game and he knows how to play it. He plays defense, so the sky is the limit for that kid and I'm happy to see him grow from a little boy into a man."

Wroten put his talents on display and re-iterated his top five and what fans can expect.

"It's U-Dub, Kentucky and Louisville, U-Conn and Villanova in the top five and people should just pay attention because it's going to be a big decision for me," Wroten said.

The talented senior-to-be tore up his knee playing football last fall, but is back, albeit not at 100-percent.

"I'm not rushing myself back," Wroten said. "I'm not 100%, but I'm close and I'm just working my way back.

Being injured made me miss the game, so when I came back, I embraced the game and became a more mature player and I'm not taking anything for granted."

Former Husky PG Justin Dentmon was also in tow and talked about where he'll likely be this fall and winter.

"I was at camp with Charlotte, but was in summer league with the Memphis Grizzlies," Dentmon said. "It's looking like half the year I'm going to be overseas."

While in town, he said he had a chance to stop by Montlake to visit with Lorenzo Romar.

"He just said he's happy to see me and he misses me," Dentmon said. "I miss being around here, the intensity and the guys. I just miss it, but I'm doing my thing." Top Stories