Leopards open season with a win
Team USA Whites gave Team Essex Leopards a dream starts to their season by slumping to a conclusive defeat at Oaklands College. Spanish guard Ruben Colon led from the front in his debut match scoring the first basket among his 21-point haul from the start to finish. Coach Thomas Baker’s side was the dominant team from the word go. James Haye added 14 points to the board while captain Kevin Mayo came in close third in the points tally with 8 points and 8 assists. David Moyo and Steve Hemmings both hit early three pointers to keep the match very much under control as the Leopards cruised to an 8-0 early game lead. Off Hayes’s 14 he scored 9 points in the first period to keep the Leopards at a massive 26-11 lead. Leopards complete their pre-season fixtures with a home gain against Reading Rockets at the Brentwood Centre. Coach Baker was visibly pleased with the performance of his team and when asked about it was not short of praises for his boys.
Andre Kelly commits to Cal Basketball
Andre Kelly committed his services to California Golden Bears during his visit this Labour Day Weekend. Rated a 3-star power forward Andre Kelly is the third to follow in a class of four for the California Golden Bears following the commitments of Jacobi Gordon and Matt Bradley. With Andre secured and latched on to firmly the California Bears can now safely turn their attention to their fourth and last target 5 Star rated Jordan Brown from Prolific Prep. Kelly comes with an impressive all-round ranking of 27th best prospect in California and 54th best power forward in the nation. Kelly comes into Cal Basketball from Stockton highly rated and the club immediately released a declaration stating they have secured his services on their official Twitter page.
Carmelo Anthony still in the dark about his future
Carmelo Anthony’s destination has been the talk of this season for a while now. The New York Knicks have been in talks with the Houston Rockets for the most parts of the summer but they are yet to come to an agreement for Anthony. The Knick have explicitly said in press conferences that there is nothing about the Houston Rockets that appeal to them. They have been trying to incorporate a third team into the deal and the Milwaukee Bucks emerged a potential candidate for that. They wanted to cut back on salaries and taking back the remaining money on Ryan Anderson’s contract which would amount to around sixty million dollars in the next three years did not sound too lucrative. Buck’s player Jabari Parker’s name came up in the trade talks where the Knicks wanting to invest in a young player with a below market contract was noticed. Though these are all speculations at this point of time, club officials have very subtly made it clear that Carmelo Anthony would indeed be no more a part of The Knicks in the close future.