Nolan Smith is one of the greatest players to ever come out of the DMV. And with the NBA lockout raging, the incoming rookie needed to somehow satiate his hoops jones this summer. The following mixtape features highlights from the Greater NC Pro-Am and Nike Pro City in D.C., and after watching, you’ll realize that he’s just getting started.
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By now you need no introduction to Austin Rivers. And as you’d expect, the Dime/2K Sports National High School Player of the Year dominated this summer before his freshman season at Duke. The following mixtape features highlights from the Greater NC Pro-Am, and after watching, you’ll realize what all the fuss is about.
Two amazing alley-oops, but which one was better? We’ll let you be the judge. Also, check after the jump for more John Wall highlights from the Greater NC Pro-Am.
Chances are you’ve never heard of Jaqawn Raymond. But I guarantee that’ll change. The incoming NC State freshman from Statesboro, Ga. looks like he’s going to be a steal for the Wolfpack this season. Need some confirmation? Just ask Duke’s Andre Dawkins. Other than the block, the best part of this clip from the Greater NC Pro-Am is Rasheed Wallace – who’s on Raymond’s opposing team – coming over to the young fella to show him some love.
Maybe it’s just me, but I could watch Austin Rivers play basketball all day. So now that he’s in Durham for the summer, he’s been joining his new Duke teammates at the Greater NC Pro-Am… and putting on a show. Check out some highlights of Rivers, Seth Curry and Andre Dawkins from last night that include cameos from former Blue Devils Kyrie Irving and Jay Williams at the end.
Lorenzo Brown and his teammates have a job to do in Raleigh next season: get NC State back to the NCAA Tournament. The Wolfpack hasn’t gone to the Big Dance since Herb Sendek was the coach back in 2006. With new head coach Mark Gottfried at the helm, there’s no reason why Brown and his partners C.J. Leslie, Alex Johnson, C.J. Williams, and DeShawn Painter can’t compete with the Dukes and North Carolinas of the world.
Taking some time out from his busy summer league schedule, ‘Zo chatted with us about his new coach, the Greater NC Pro-Am and the atmosphere at NC State. In his sophomore season in Raleigh, we’ll all find out what Brown can do for you. Read More »
While everyone normally talks about summer hoops in NYC, L.A. and D.C., you’d be crazy to forget about Raleigh, N.C., and the Greater NC Pro-Am. Known by many as the “Rucker of the South,” this summer league brings out the best from the area, which last night meant Raleigh’s own John Wall going head-to-head with former NC State star Julius Hodge. In front of a packed house of 3,000 people, Wall (12 points) and incoming UNC freshman P.J. Hairston squeaked out a two-point victory over Hodge (20 points), Jawad Williams, Miles Plumlee and incoming Duke freshmen Quinn Cook and Marshall Plumlee.