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The Greater Hartford Pro-Am Comes Home; Play Starts Wednesday
Thursday, 06 August 2015 15:57    | Written by Administrator    PDF Print E-mail

HARTFORD — Big-time basketball is returning to the city. The Greater Hartford Pro-Am, after two years in Waterbury, is back in its original Hartford setting, and although there are the usual last-minute loose ends, it's set to start Wednesday at the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy on Huyshope Avenue.

"I think it's great that we're able to bring it back," city council President Shawn Wooden said. "I, and a number of others, were very disappointed when they left the city and we decided we would work to bring it back. There are not a lot of opportunities for kids, and a range of people, to have great entertainment during the summertime. It's free of charge and a high level of basketball."

The games begin with the Deron Freeman All-Stars vs. the Pauly Chute Slamm (Springfield) at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Hot 93.7 All-Stars (New York) vs. the Brian J. Mongelluzzo All-Stars (Ryan Gomes/defending champs), at 8:15. Games will be played Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 14, but league co-founder and organizer Pete Higgins said the schedule's details are not complete. There are 10 teams in, and a Boston-based 11th team that could include some players with Celtics ties might join.

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UConn's Miller Polishing His Game At Greater Hartford Pro-Am
Thursday, 06 August 2015 15:52    | Written by Administrator    PDF Print E-mail

HARTFORD – Shonn Miller is diving into the UConn experience, which includes getting to know new teammates and polishing his game in the Greater Hartford Pro-Am.

"I knew everybody was good," Miller said, "but playing with them [in the pickup games at UConn], getting a sense of their games, you realize how good they actually are, you just really see how talented everybody is — not just one person, everybody."

Miller, a 6-foot-7 forward, transferred from Cornell, where he was one of the top players in the Ivy League, to play out his fifth and final year of eligibility as a grad student at UConn. He scored 15 points Sunday for the Pauly Chute Slamm, which defeated Cambyland 102-91 in a first-place pro-am battle.

It was his third game in the pro-am, and he is earning the respect of the league's veterans, like Slamm teammate Bobby Moore, who scored 22.

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UConn's Gibbs, Adams Get Jump On Teamwork At Pro-Am
Thursday, 06 August 2015 15:50    | Written by Administrator    PDF Print E-mail

HARTFORD — With a few soft pull-up jumpers and thunderous slam dunks, Jalen Adams made his mark on the opening game of a Greater Hartford Pro-Am doubleheader Monday night at Sport & Medical Sciences Academy.

Adams, an incoming UConn freshman, showed high-level creativity and power in what, at times, resembled a one-man show. Take this second-quarter sequence: Adams hit a floater, drove for a two-handed dunk and, moments later, made a steal near mid-court and went in for a tomahawk dunk that he threw down with force.

"He's good — really, really good," said another UConn newcomer, graduate student transfer Sterling Gibbs, who picked Monday's game apart in his own ways, spinning through traffic, darting up and down the court, making three-pointers from the corner.

As the starting guards for a team called Philly's Subs, both Adams and Gibbs were impressive individually and in how they worked together, combining for 79 points in a 126-112 loss to Top Dog Entertainment. For a team called the Huskies, that's an important first step.

"[The Pro-Am is] about getting up and down the court, having a little fun," said Gibbs, who averaged 16.3 points last season at Seton Hall and has one year of eligibility remaining. "But it also gives you an opportunity to go up against different players, and it can help us build up the chemistry that we're going to need real quick."

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Dina Scores 56 In Greater Hartford Pro-Am
Thursday, 06 August 2015 15:49    | Written by Administrator    PDF Print E-mail

HARTFORD — Jordan Dina arrived early at Sport & Medical Sciences Academy Wednesday evening and got up some extra shots before playing in the Greater Hartford Pro-Am.

"I was just feeling good," said Dina, originally from Bridgeport. "And everything was feeling good from the jump, too."

Dina caught fire and put up the top scoring performance of the summer, 56 points to lead Top Dog Entertainment to a 138-95 blowout victory against Basketball Heads in the first game of a doubleheader.

"I was just trying to break my record," Dina said. "I made nine [three-pointers] in a playoff game here one year."

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UConn's Past, Present, Future Come Together
Thursday, 06 August 2015 15:47    | Written by Administrator    PDF Print E-mail

HARTFORD — The past, present and future of UConn basketball took the court together Saturday afternoon in Hartford.

At the Greater Hartford Pro-Am, former Huskies A.J. Price and Doug Wiggins, current UConn center Amida Brimah and future forward Steven Enoch all saw time on the court during the second game of a tripleheader from the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy.

"It's a great feeling coming back to Connecticut, it's my home away from home," Price said. "So any chance I get to come back to Connecticut and play is great. It's more for the fans than myself, come out here and give the fans a good show."

Price, who played for UConn from 2006-09 and spent time on three teams during this past NBA season, had nine points for Eblens, which lost 103-98 to Cambyland. All four players with UConn ties played for Eblens.

Brimah led all scorers with 33 points, including 17 in the third quarter to help Eblens go up by five heading into the fourth quarter.

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