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GHPA BBALL final 4 - Scores

Cricket Wireless 116
Zachs Fam Red Squad 102

Doug Herring 36 pts 10 reb 7asst. (Canadian Pro League All Star)

Red Squad
Cane Broome 30 pts (Univ of Cincinnati )

Atty Deron Freeman 130
Pauly Chute Slamm 105

Andrew Robinson 33pts (Quinnipiac)

Lucas Hausman 28pts (Euro Pro Spain)
Bobby Moore  21 pts 8 assist

Best of 3 Championship
Friday  August 11th 7:30pm
Iverson Proves Hard To Handle In Vantage Sportsnet's Pro-Am Win

Early in the first game of a Greater Hartford Pro-Am doubleheader Friday night, league founder Peter Higgins sat in a corner of the gym and watched from afar as Kuran Iverson took the ball over midcourt and weaved through the lane for a layup.

Iverson was too quick, too tall, for any defender to offer much in the way of disruption.

"Too easy," Higgins said.

Iverson is one of those players who, for about half the Pro-Am's 20 summers of basketball, has offered that make-it-look-easy brand of play. He started playing as a 14-year-old, shortly before becoming known for his success at Northwest Catholic, and has often glided where others grind.

Along the way, he grew to 6 feet 9, a guard/forward who helped Rhode Island to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 18 years in March. He graduated in May and is now training in an effort to realize an NBA dream.

"I think I have what it takes, being tall, versatile," said Iverson, who had 39 points in Vantage Sportsnet's 132-111 victory Friday over Harte Nissan. "I can play guard or big man and can defend on both sides, especially with switching and all that. I think I have a shot. I've always thought I have a shot, since day one. But there's no pressure right now. I graduated, and that was the main thing."

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Former University of New Haven star Eric Anderson, ex-Yale stud Brandon Sherrod lead team to convincing ‘W’ in Greater Hartford Pro-Am

(WTNH)–The Greater Hartford Pro-Am basketball league is in its second week of action, with some big names slipping into the gym. Former Yale star Brandon Sherrod and University of New Haven product Eric Anderson were on the floor on Wednesday night, leading their squad against a team led by New Haven legend Bobby Moore.

Quinnipiac’s Aaron Robinson was also showing out for his side. He was on fire from three-point range and scored buckets from all over the court. He finished with 32. The Bobcats have a good one in this kid, who plays alongside his twin Andrew at QU.

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Robinson Brothers Get Workout In Greater Hartford Pro-Am

As Aaron and Andrew Robinson await the start of their junior year at Quinnipiac, the basketball-loving brothers are eager to take advantage of the diverse competition offered by the Greater Hartford Pro-Am.

"We've faced great players at Quinnipiac, and now we can come here to play against professionals and college players," Aaron said. "Having good games against good competition helps my confidence."

Beyond experiencing competition, playing in the talent-rich league has also allowed the Robinson brothers to stay in shape in the offseason.

"A lot of college players may be working out in the summer, but you can't duplicate the experience of being in a game," Andrew said. "Running up and down the court constantly, that's key for next season [at Quinnipiac]."

Both brothers play for Attorney Deron Freeman, which defeated Pauly Chute Slamm 120-109 Wednesday night at the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy. Aaron was his team's leading scorer, with 32 points.

"I was trying to be aggressive, I played for Pauly Chute last year and it didn't go too well for me," he said. "I wanted to prove I could play, so I had a little extra motivation, and I've been shooting better the last couple games."

The win was the fourth in a row for Attorney Deron Freeman (4-1), and Andrew Robinson said the team is hitting its stride after struggling with chemistry in a season-opening loss. A roster of six took the court Wednesday, but the lack of depth hasn't hurt the squad.

"It's fun, I don't mind because I like to play," Andrew said. "We've got a lot of good players so we make it work."

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