Hey it is Playoff time! Okay well it is only summer league playoffs, but hey still exciting. A couple more chances to see the Jays in action this summer before fall conditioning and first practice in October. Here are the matchups this week:
6:30–#4 State Farm (Kaleb Korver, Antoine Young, Casey Harriman, Dane Watts) vs. #13 Dana–The #4 seeded State Farm takes on Dana in the first matchup of the evening with Creighton players. Kaleb has looked pretty good in the couple of games he has played this summer and Antoine Young has been fun to watch. Casey has been MIA since week one, so hopefully his knee hasn’t continued to bother him. Dane Watts will be playing tonight as a nice surprise. I think I read something somewhere in the past few days that Dane signed with a German team (You’ll want to use Google Translator for this link)–the same German team with former Nebraska player Jason Dourisseau. Should be a good matchup to start the Jays evening.
7:30–#2 EQ School of Hair (Cavel Witter) vs. #15 Hastings–Cavel has had a great summer having nights of scoring and dishing the ball honing in his skills. Tom Whitehead was on the team most of the summer, but for obvious reasons he is no longer on the team.
7:30–#10 Porter, Tauke and Ebke (Sitzmann) vs. #7 UNO Grads–A rematch from a deadlock close game two weeks ago, the Walk-on All-Stars take on the UNO Grads. Watch your favorite Jay walk-on Dustin Sitzmann in this matchup that could go either way.
8:30–#3 Narmi Group (Justin Carter, Chad Millard, Josh Dotzler) vs. #14 Morningside–It sounds like Justin is playing in a summer league this summer out of state, so he hasn’t had a chance to play on this team yet. I haven’t seen Josh Dotzler play yet this summer so I don’t know if he has been to any of the games and Chad Millard has been working the College World Series and going on vacation, so it will be interesting to see if any of the Creighton guys can make it to this game.
8:30–#6 PCS Phosphate(P’Allen Stinnett, Kenton Walker) vs. #11 Shanks Law (Rodney Buford, Kenny Lawson, Booker Woodfox, Josh Jones)—Game of the night right here. The rematch from week 2 where it was the Booker and P’Allen show along with huge games from Josh Jones and Kenny Lawson. This again should be a great game to watch. I doubt Walker will be playing still due to the hand injury in week1.
Hope people can make it out to the games. If anything, put the kids to bed and head out for the 8:30 matchup. It should be worth it.
For more info on the Metro Summer League Basketball go to http://metrobball.com