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August 14, 2012 at 7:23 AM

Jernard Jarreau wins summer league title

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Jernard Jarreau capped the North Seattle Community College Summer League with a bang.
The Washington redshirt freshman scored 32 points and dominated the championship game to lead his team to a 67-60 win over a squad that included UW sophomore Hikeem Stewart.
Jarreau did a little bit of everything. He matched up against an opponent who might have been a few inches shorter and a little heavier. The 6-10 Jarreau used his height, 214-pound frame and 7-foot, 7-inch wingspan to work effectively inside.
Several times he called for the ball beneath the basket and unveiled a few low-post moves, including ball fakes and reverse layups. He also flushed at least two one-step dunks in traffic.
The normally mild-mannered Jarreau got a little feisty during a second-half possession while securing a couple of offensive rebounds. He missed the putbacks and thought he got fouled. The refs disagreed. Jarreau barked at an official and picked up a technical foul.
It may have cost his team two points, but in this instance it was good to see an outburst of anger because he rarely shows emotion on the court. It was clear he wanted to win the game or maybe he just wanted the call. Either way it’s never a bad thing to blow off a little steam.
Jarreau also did a nice job setting solid high screens at the top of the key before rolling to an open spot and knocking down mid-range jumpers near the free throw line.
In the final minutes Stewart’s team made one final push. They pressed frantically and Jarreau was forced to handle the ball in the backcourt. Stewart tried to pick up a blocking foul on Jarreau, but the lanky forward got the call. He made both free throws to secure the win. Stewart finished with 15 points.
Desmond Simmons was scheduled to play with Stewart. However, he told tournament organizers he had a concussion and was forced to watch the game from the bench.
Photo credit: Seattle Times – Jordan Stead

Scott Suggs, C.J. Wilcox and Shawn Kemp Jr. were absent Monday perhaps in part due to the start of August practices last Friday.
In the first summer league game, Abdul Gaddy scored 22 and Martin Breunig added 19 to lead their team to a relatively easy 69-62 win.
Breunig also played in the third and managed 10 points. However, his team never had a chance against a squad led by redshirt freshman guard Andrew Andrews and former UW standout Venoy Overton.
Overton appeared as quick as ever and thrilled fans with several plays that began with fancy dribbling and often ended with a high-maneuver layup or high-arcing three-pointer. Before their 81-67 victory deteriorated into a dunk fest, Overton scored 26 points and Andrews 10.

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