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GHPA BBALL final 4 - Scores

7pm
Cricket Wireless 116
Zachs Fam Red Squad 102

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

Red Squad
Cane Broome 30 pts (Univ of Cincinnati )

9pm
Atty Deron Freeman 130
Pauly Chute Slamm 105

Freeman
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
WATCH: Tremont Waters goes off in Greater Hartford Pro-Am, talks adjusting to LSU
(WTNH)–The Greater Hartford Pro-Am basketball league never disappoints. On Monday night, LSU-bound guard Tremont Waters showed up in Hartford to hoop it up with team Slamm. The former Notre Dame of West Haven High School star went off for 36 points, showing his ability to score in a lot of ways. He also stepped it up on defense, sending back a dunk attempt with a ridiculous block. Harte Nissan, led by Quinnipiac’s Chaise Daniels, was too much in the game, though, winning this one big. Waters spent part of the summer at LSU, working on his game and getting ready for his freshman season. He spoke about that afterwards.
If you ball out at the Hartford Pro-Am, you’re going to get a nickname

(WTNH)–One of the best things about the Hartford Pro-Am is the personality of it. You’ve got to credit public address announcer Jamal Fulton for that.

They call him Shaq because he (sort of) looks like Shaquille O’Neal.

The Hartford native has been known to give players nicknames, but he says guys have to earn it.

“You’re going to have to put in a lot of work to get a nickname here. It’s just like the Rucker or the Drew League, or something like that. You’ve got to come in and when the lights are on, if you put on, you’re going to get a nickname,” Fulton says.

“I’m not going to give you a nickname because you scored 24 points one game. You’ve got to keep doing it, do something that’s going to electify the crowd, and then you’re going to get a nickname.”

More Pro-Am action takes place Friday at SMSA in Hartford.

Wayne Simone Enjoys Coaching Young Players, Watching Them Improve At Greater Hartford Pro-Am

Wayne Simone has spent 20 seasons coaching two types of Waterbury/New Haven area players in the Greater Hartford Pro-Am — the best, and the youngest.

Simone put together some of the summer basketball showcase's most dominant squads, those of Ryan Gomes, Keith Cothran, Lamont Ulmer, Kelvin Davis and T.J. Mathis. Under different team names, that core won Pro-Am championships in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011.

Simone has also called the shots for teams built on the most inexperienced players, like the one he was coaching Wednesday night at Sport & Medical Sciences Academy. Harte Nissan features Marcus James, the Pro-Am's 2013 MVP, but is made up mostly of less experienced players from Simone's Connecticut Select AAU program.

"I like seeing kids get better and this is the best league for them to play in and improve," Simone said. "Put a young kid in here, he gets better quick. I enjoy that. Everyone likes winning, but what I enjoy most is seeing young kids improve while playing against this competition."

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Sherrod's At Home On Hartford Basketball Court, And On World Stage

Brandon Sherrod is still playing basketball, still traveling, still singing.

"So the storyline continues," he said.

Three years ago, Sherrod made national headlines by choosing to give up his junior season with the Yale basketball team to travel the world with the Whiffenpoofs, Yale's famous a cappella group.

He returned as a senior in 2015-16, helping the Bulldogs to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1962. Sherrod even set an NCAA record along the way, converting 30 consecutive shots from the field over a five-game span.

"Wild," Sherrod said Monday at the Greater Hartford Pro-Am, where his team, Attorney Deron Freeman, rolled to a 146-101 victory over Harte Nissan. "It couldn't have been a better ride."

When it was over, this man of many talents was in the position of having to focus primarily on one. He chose basketball, signing a contract to play professionally in the Italian city of Roseto, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

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Obi Momah Has Last Word As Red Squad Edges Rival Cambyland

It was Roosevelt Lee with a dunk, Anthony Jernigan on the break, Charles "The Beast" Easterling with one of his signature spin moves through the lane.

With familiar faces and familiar moves, Cambyland built a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter and looked to be closing out a familiar opponent, a team this season named Zach Fam. Red Squad.

This was a matchup of teams featuring people the league was built on. UConn players, and even NBA players, come and go with much fanfare, but Kirksey, Cambyland coach Stevie J and many Cambyland players are summer staples in the gyms of Hartford, the lifeblood of the league.

Kirksey typically uses a lot of fresh faces in the regular season and sprinkles in some star power for the playoffs, and his teams have won five Pro-Am titles. Cambyland has made the finals three times but never won.

"We're like the San Antonio Spurs because we just patch it up and keep plugging along, man." said Stevie J, full name Steven Johnson, formerly known as the "Mayor of Bellevue Square."

Stevie J was influential in the upbringing of many Hartford players, including Marcus Camby, who sponsors the team each season at a cost approaching $5,000. Jernigan is the latest of Stevie J's sons to play for the team, and players such as Easterling and Lee have been with the team for what seems like forever.

Video: http://www.courant.com/sports/basketball/94164647-132.html

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