The 2011 Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am Basketball League, one of the best-kept secrets of the NBA summer basketball circuit, is nearing an end.
The final regular-season games are today at Rainier Vista Boy’s & Girl’s Club. Admission admission is $5, but children 17 and under get in free.
Today’s slate of games begin at noon with the Hawks (NBA players Jamal Crawford and Isaiah Thomas) against the Trail Blazers (former Washington star Will Conroy and former Eastern Washington standout Alvin Snow).
At 1:30 p.m. the Sixers (NBA player Terrence Williams, former UW standout Tre Simmons and Husky freshman Tony Wroten Jr.) take on the Sonics (NBA player Nate Robinson and former Nevada player Jerry Petty).
The 3 p.m. finale pits the Mavericks (former UW star Donald Watts, NBA player Ryan Anderson and high school player Anrio Adams) versus the Bulls.
The playoffs begin Sunday with games at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The semifinals are August 27 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. and the championship game is Aug. 28.
At 11 a.m. before the title game, the Jamal Crawford Foundation will host its annual Back to School Clinic where students receive backpacks with back-to-school supplies.
The league also announced regular-season awards.
MVP — Jamal Crawford
SIXTH MAN — Juwan Buchanan
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Rashaad Powell
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR — Marcus Bradford
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER — Bruce Cooper
COACH OF THE YEAR — Daralin Lawson
FIRST TEAM— Marcus Bradford, Garrison Carr, Will Conroy, Carlos Singer and Nate Robinson.
SECOND TEAM — Shawn Henderson, Jerry Petty, Alvin Snow, Isaiah Thomas and Donald Watts.
August 20, 2011 at 5:13 AM
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