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August 24, 2006

Streetball and local hotshots

Posted by Bob Payne at 1:41 PM

Bob Payne here, stepping in for Bob C. for a moment ...

Found a site with a little more about the Entertainer's Basketball Classic in New York City's famed Rucker Park (though the writing is a little lacking in detail). There's also a mention on this site.

It appears the Seattle team featuring Jamal Crawford, Nate Robinson, Spencer Hawes and Brandon Roy beat a squad from Los Angeles in a triple-OT thriller on Wednesday. Then later the same day they fell to a team from New York in the championship game.

This prompted a discussion in the office about a local dream team. If you had to draft a squad of 10 players who went to high school in the Puget Sound area and are currently playing at either the high school, college or pro level, who would make your team?

I'm willing to take a shot:

Center: Hawes (UW), C.J. Giles (Kansas)
Forward: Marvin Williams (Hawks), Jon Brockman (UW)
Point Guard: Roy (Trail Blazers), Robinson (Knicks)
Shooting Guard: Crawford (Knicks), Jason Terry (Mavs)
Guard No. 3: Martell Webster (Trail Blazers), Luke Ridnour (Sonics)

Players not making the cut: Terrence Williams, Louisville; Marcus Williams (Arizona), Rodrick and Lodrick Stewart.

I would have to say this team would be competitive with any other dream team from just about any other metro area in the country. I had to go with a three-guard lineup because this area seems to produce a lot of good guards.

I know I'm probably leaving somebody out. So please use the comments feature to tell us your local dream team.

P.S. Adam Morrison's not here because he went to high school east of the mountains.