Nailbiter frustrates Procter Academy grad from Rockville (excerpted from the Hartford Courant)
“…Jerome Dyson had 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists Wednesday at Cincinnati. He and Stanley Robinson pulled UConn along in an otherwise flat game, carried the offense, led the charge as the Huskies erased a 12-point deficit.
But Dyson also missed three free throws, making six, and because of that he was a little dejected after the Huskies’ 71-69 loss.
“I’m frustrated with myself,” Dyson said. “I’m still leaving too many points on the free throw line. As good as I played, I feel like it wasn’t a good game for me because I left so many points on the line. I’m a senior this year and I feel like that’s part of my duty, to step up to the free throw line and make free throws. It’s my last year. I’ve been here before. A lot of the guys haven’t. My, myself, I’ve been here before. And it hurts that my teammates aren’t looking at me as the guy to step up there and make the free throws. I’m just not doing it right now.”…’
From the AP wire:
WASHINGTON — Flip Saunders has seen enough. Changes are coming for the Washington Wizards.
Kevin Durant had 35 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Green added 18 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Wizards 110-98 Tuesday night for the franchise’s first four-game winning streak in 3½ years…”
Durant attended Montrose Christian, and Green Northwestern.
Nolan Smith scored 24 points helping Duke thrash Gonzaga 76-41 at Madison Square Garden Saturday afternoon in the Aeropostale Classic. Smith hails from Upper Marlboro, Md., and is the son of former Louisville and NBA standout (the late) Derek Smith.
Read more: http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7017315487#ixzz0aRqDxIMS
Friendly High School product Sam Young has received a lot of t.v. and viral attention for this dunk:
Kudos to Montrose Christian alum Kevin Durant for scoring at least 25 points in nine consecutive games. The Thunder lost to Denver 102-93 on Monday, as Durant scored 32 with 10 rebounds. The day before, Oklahoma City lost to Cleveland 102-89, a game in which Durant led them with 29 points. The team is 12-11, and he is averaging 28.5 points a game. Durant is the NBA’s third leading scorer.
The Rockville native came withing one assist of a triple-double in 79-73 nail biter. Dyson was injured much of last season.
Herndon grad also dished out eight assists and grabbed six rebounds in 95-86 victory here in D.C.
D.C. native Kevin Durant continues his early MVP bid by scoring 33 points to lead the upstart Oklahoma City Thunder over the grasping (Allen Iverson? We talking ’bout Allen Iverson?) Philadelphia 76’ers 117-106. He nailed five of his seven three-point efforts. Northwestern High grad Jeff Green tossed in 19 on 8-16 shooting, with six boards and four assists.
The Thunder are 10-8.