Many players from our area take their skills to play in college, some to the pros. These kids are the same kids that you grew up with and quite likely dominated your high school team. Some will forget about these guys, but others ask, “Where are they now?” We have the answers.
Moving on to the All-Star break from this past weekend, Montrose Christian’s Kevin Durant (below) started off the weekend right. Durant finished second to the Minnesota’s Kevin Love in the three-point shooting contest. He then brought his A-game to the All-Star game on Sunday night. Durant finished with a game-high 36 points and seven rebounds which earned him MVP honors as his West team defeated the East 152-149.
Durant has been unstoppable this season; he’s currently second in the league in scoring average (27.9) and also averages 8.1 rebounds per game.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team had a six-game losing streak heading into Saturday’s game against Seton Hall. Freshman guard Jerome Seagears, who transferred from Bethesda-Chevy Chase his senior year to Flora MacDonald Academy (N.C.), came determined to end his team’s losing streak. In overtime, Seagears (8 points) shined on the court; he hit a three-pointer with 13.1 seconds to give the Scarlet Knights a 77-72 victory over Seton Hall. Seagears has made 22 starts for the Scarlet Knights and is averaging 7.7 points and a team-high 2.3 assists per game.
Also on Saturday, Virginia Tech junior Erick Green and the rest of the Hokies were poised to upset fifth-ranked Duke. Green, who was an All-Met at Paul VI Catholic in 2009, has been one of the most consistent players in the ACC this season. Although Green ended the game with 16 points, two rebounds, and two assists, the Hokies could not pull off the upset, falling 70-65 in overtime. However, he extended his streak of scoring in double figures to 30 games. Green leads the Hokies with 15.7 points per game and 2.7 assists per game.
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