Records Broken @ Big Strick Classic
BRONX, NY - It was a long but entertaining offense-driven evening of basketball at the Gauchos Gym on Saturday for the 5th annual Big Strick Classic.
Packed to the rafters, four teams faced off, first in a regional game, followed by NYC versus the USA. The games were played in memory of streetball legend John "Franchise" Strickland.
The opening regional game would set the tone as a high scoring spectacle that ended in a 133-117 blowout. Louis King earned MVP honors netting 15 points. Nate Wilson however scored a team high 20 points and Jalen Carey dropping 17 points. In a losing effort, Melo Eggleston scored a game high 25 points with Justin Winston adding 22 points.
A record would be broken in the NYC vs. USA national game as Michigan native, Josh Jackson vaulted Team USA to a 159-137 with jaw-dropping 50 points. Jackson had 37 points going into the forth. The 2016 star ended with a double-double as he added 16 rebounds to his total.
Team NYC was led by 3-point contest victor Myles Powell who netted 28 points with Queens, NY native Trevon Duval contributing 20 points.