Commonwealth Classic: Deron Washington

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The Game…

After being down by close to 30 points by halftime, the Blue Team charged back in the second half before falling to the White Team 155-143. The team MVP’s were guard JamesOn Curry for the White and versatile guard/forward Alex Galindo for the Blue. Curry earned game MVP honors, tallying 23 points including two three-pointers and making five of six free throws.

The point totals were as follows…

White Team:

(JMU Commit) SG Joe Posey – 26 (including 7 three-pointers)
(UNC) G JamesOn Curry – 23
(TN Commit, NBA possibility) PF/C Jackie Butler – 22
(WVU) G Darris Nichols – 16 (including 14 in first half)
(UVA) G/F Adrian Joseph – 15 (including 13 in first half)
(Richmond) C Drew Crank – 15
(Missouri) G/F Glen Dandridge – 13
(VCU) F Michael Anderson – 10
(UT-Chattanooga) PG Kenny Hunt – 8
(Tulane) F Donnie Stith – 4

Blue Team:

(UTEP) G/F Alex Galindo – 33
(Undecided) SG Tyree Evans – 26
(VT) F Deron Washington – 25
(Undecided) F Sam Young – 16
(Arkansas) C Darian Townes – 12
(VT) PG Marquie Cooke – 11
(Richmond) F AD Vassallo-Colon – 9
(New Mexico) PF Bambale Osby – 6
(UNC-Wilmington) SG Daniel Fountain – 3
(Undecided) Jason Flagler – 2

Top Performers according to CC organizer Thomas Leachman: Drew Crank, Joe Posey, Darris Nichols, Tyree Evans, Deron Washington

Scouting Report: Deron Washington

Washington’s reputation is that of a high-flyer, and he lived up to the billing. He made several exciting dunks, including an alley-oop in the first half. He showed a knack for getting to the foul line and capitalized by making a good percentage of his free throws.

Deron really came into his own in the second half, when he made several outside shots in addition to continuing his low-post scoring. He possesses a good outside shot although he was tentative in taking those shots in the beginning.

Though he is only 6-7, 190 pounds or so, Washington isn’t afraid to mix it up down low. He had a nice blocked shot and snared several rebounds. Once he adds more muscle, he’ll be very tough to deal with.

Having played in many all-star games and on the AAU circuit, Washington

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