Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Doc Hurley All-Stars


The Greater Hartford Pro-Am summer basketball league is underway.  It is held at a local high school gym.  The play is at an elite level.

Last night three members of the UConn 2010 national basketball team -- Kemba Walker, Roscoe Smith and Tyler Olander -- played for the Doc Hurley All-Stars.

Kemba graduated in May.  He was drafted to play in the NBA for the Charlotte Hornets, but he plays in this summer league to stay sharp and in shape.  Kemba is number 25, scoring in the first photo and in the portrait at right.

Olander and Smith both started for UConn last year as freshmen and will return this year. Smith is scoring in the picture below.

In addition to current and former UConn stars, this summer league draws players from other colleges and recent graduates, including some who play professional basketball.




22 comments:

Kate said...

They must be fun to watch. Skillful young men with bright futures. Hope they are successful. Like the action shots,

Cezar and Léia said...

He is awesome and he is "flying"! Magic moment and wonderful reportage about basketball!I'm liking this post to my son in Brazil, he is a great fan of basketball.
The first shot is amazing, congratulations!
hugs
Léia

Birdman said...

Nice action shot in #1.

Sharon said...

YOu have a couple of great action shots here!

Lynette said...

What a treat, what a treat, what a treat! Thanks!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You are situated in a mecca of basketball talent, evidence by the success of college teams in your area. Great action shots, Jack!

Bises,
Genie

joo said...

Great action shots, Jack! I would love to watch it:)

Malyss said...

Once I traveled in a plane with a US basket ball team; i'm rather small, and they were all soooo tall!and so joyful!
I like the action in your picture!

Sylvia K said...

I do love basketball! Terrific action shots, Jack! Enjoy your day!!

Sylvia

Halcyon said...

they certainly can jump!

Dawn said...

Wow.
Great shots here!
I always like a good Basketball game!!

Mo said...

Great action shots

cieldequimper said...

I'm trying to imagine Malyss on that plane...

You've got some really good action shots here. Haven't touched a basketball in what... 30 years I guess...

youth_in_asia said...

What a great opportunity to see these guys in such an intimate setting. Eventually, the only place you'll see them is in arenas with 20,000 people watching.

RedPat said...

Nice action shots! Somehow I have never gotten into watching basketball although it is fun to play.

JM said...

Great timing in the top shot. Very cool!

VP said...

You took some great action pictures here!

Regina K said...

I know how the public must admire them for their achievements. I don't think a NCAA Champion ever looses their elite status in the fans eyes.

Randy said...

Wish I was there. I like the third shot!

Farmchick said...

Nice action shots!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic action shots Jack, it's such an exciting fast game to watch, I loved it when my son was playing and we would go to the Perth Wildcats Games, excellent!!

Cildemer said...

Great action shots!

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Happy day, Jack****