Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Update From Vegas (Game 2)

The Celtics picked themselves up after a tough loss to Grassroots Canada, and walked out of the gym with a 9 point win at the 6pm (9pm EST) game. NC State commit Ryan Harrow went colossal with 27 points and 8 assists and Luke Cothron also added 8 points and 11 boards. While the Celtics next game of the tournament doesn't come until tomorrow at 3:45pm (6:45pm EST), they will be playing again tonight in a game that is completely separate from this tournament. Tonight at 9:30pm (12:30am EST) the Atlanta Celtics are taking on Nike Team Florida in the 2009 GBOA Challenge of Champions at Henderson International School.


27 Responses to "Update From Vegas (Game 2)"
  1. wolfpack4eva said...
    July 23, 2009 at 12:08 AM


  2. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    July 23, 2009 at 12:15 AM

    ^Can we get a translation wolfpack4eva?

  3. wolfpack4eva said...
    July 23, 2009 at 12:20 AM

    27pts 8assist means he owned the competition.... pwnage... heard it on South Park... like "owned"

  4. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    July 23, 2009 at 12:21 AM

    Nice...I'll plug that one into my vocab.

  5. Anonymous said...
    July 23, 2009 at 12:27 AM

    don't act like you know don't know what 'pwnage' means. word on the street is that you guys had some mean Halo skills back in your college days.

    just what i've heard.

  6. Pack Leader said...
    July 23, 2009 at 8:18 AM

    27pts 8ast is an impressive night, although ryan has become accustomed to these games. I noticed Cothron only had 8pts 11rb, love that hes in double figure rebounds but not so excited about the 8 points. Is Cothrons game more defense and rebounding or does he have a solid offensive game?? I have not heard him light up the scoreboard before but then again I dont follow everyone of his games. I would still take a C on NCSU averaging 11 & 8!!!

  7. Pack Leader said...
    July 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM

    did someone say halo?!?!?!

  8. Anonymous said...
    July 23, 2009 at 8:20 AM

    Halo is also where i learned the word pwned or pwnage

  9. KChill said...
    July 23, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Pack Leader,

    I would imagine most of those types of events are guard-oriented, so the big men's stats always suffer a bit. That's why the rebs and blocks are even more important stats when evaluating a big man, IMO.

  10. Realwolfpacker said...
    July 23, 2009 at 11:10 AM

    ^ Yeah, big men don't score in these games unless it's on the break or offensive rebounds. These tourneys are ALL about the guards. Cothron can score with any big man in the country. His touch around the basket is actually the best part of his game.

  11. Jeff said...
    July 23, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    I mean...not really. Terrence Jones is 6-8, over 200lbs. Look at what he did in 20 minutes...

    Terrence Jones controled the action with his versatile play.
    Terrence Jones (I-5 Elite)

    Jones had a productive day in a 58-point blowout win against a disinterested D-One squad. Playing with some competitive zeal, Jones put up 27 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and four assists in a little over 20 minutes of playing time. He set the tone early with his defensive rebounding, instinctual passing and accurate three-point shooting.

  12. Anonymous said...
    July 23, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    have you guys heard of that eleven yr old baller from ny who is notorious for crossing people over and then pooping on their face

  13. Pack Leader said...
    July 23, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Good stuff KChill and RealWolfpacker!! I can imagine ryan is distributing the ball to whoevers open, not always to who he wants to get good stats. Some AAU tourneys are like all star games with tons of 3s and slam dunks esp with this being vegas and tons of coachs and scouts watching.

    Jeff I dont know how impressive that stat is considering it was a blow out game against a "disinterested" D-One squad. 58 point blow out really gives everyone on the winning team a chance to rack up stats. That wasnt the case for the Celtics who played one of the top AAU teams in the nation.

    Im very curious to see how both men do today, 2 games under their belt and the team becoming more and more accustomed to eachother. No doubt Cothron is a plus for their team but sometimes it takes some time to really get the feel.

    WHP any other wolfpack target attending this tourney??
    Leslie, Parker, Deuce Bello, Laquinton Ross, Quincy Miller???
    I would imagine with 2010 'ships limited the staff is already busy on the '11 recruiting trail...

  14. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    July 23, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    ^I'm pretty sure Leslie, Bello, and Miller are out in Vegas.

  15. Jeff said...
    July 23, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    If you check out the Scout coverage, a lot of emphasis is being placed on big men, not just point guards. It's kind of a small, irrelevant point, just saying it's somewhat ridiculous to say it's a point guard fest only because Luke Cothron hasn't put up big numbers. But hey, everyone's an expert on AAU basketball here.

    And not to be petty, but your first paragraph contradicts your second. You're saying that these aren't really team games, just a bunch of 3s and dunks, but then stress how the Celtics played a tight games losing by six. My guess would be that in a tight game, you go with what is working and who is scoring to try and win. Last I checked, winning didn't discriminate against big men.

  16. Anonymous said...
    July 23, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    CJ Leslie is not in Vegas, he was playing in the Pro-Am yesterday.

  17. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    July 23, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    ^Thanks anon. I had heard he might be out there. Thanks for the clarification.

  18. theSled said...
    July 23, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    still no word from the GBOA tournament?

  19. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    July 23, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    ^ The Celtics lost by 20. The starters did not play. Ryan texted us and told us that the coach didn't want anyone injured for the Vegas games

  20. Eric said...
    July 23, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Link with more information on the Vegas results:

  21. Eric said...
    July 23, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    "coach Blevins" report on Harrow:
    The Celtics made a run to get up in the second half on the shoulders of N.C. State commit, Ryan Harrow, who had a HUGE day. Harrow was impressive knocking down jumpers, hitting floaters, demonstrating multiple finishes, and displaying a knack of fading away to create space over larger defenders. He was complemented in the backcourt by Golden, who has improved his explosiveness to go along with that deadly jumper. Cothron showed some nice ability posting up, and backing down Thompson a few times for turnarounds.

  22. Anonymous said...
    July 23, 2009 at 3:09 PM

    wph,FYI Leslie was in Durham at the NC Pro-Am on Tues and Wed night.

  23. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    July 23, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    Gotcha, thanks!

  24. redfred said...
    July 23, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Is the "Jeff"^ up there, one the ones from NNN???

  25. Jeff said...
    July 23, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    What's NNN? If it's what I think it is, I don't go there, or any other premiums, just here, ESPN, rivals and the like. And I don't usually comment. But thanks for inserting yourself redfred. pretty awesome.

  26. Anonymous said...
    July 23, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    Today was the first day of the Adidas Super 64 tournament in Las Vegas and all the big boys came out to play.

    "Ryan Harrow, an NC State commit, really had all the coaches salivating as he played tremendously all day long. He knocked down a couple open threes and got to the glass a ton of times, finishing in every imaginable way possible. While he isn’t the flashiest or the best defensively, he gets the job done of the offensive side and did so very well today."


    "Harrow played twice in front of packed houses and shined each time. Stock goes boom"


  27. Anonymous said...
    July 23, 2009 at 8:27 PM

    celtics win by 1. harrow with 27


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