Musings from Day Three of the Las Vegas club basketball tournaments
I spent most of the day watching the interior of a Las Vegas Starbucks while writing this Shabazz Muhammad profile before finally getting out in the evening to watch some hoops.
I need to get out more often.
I got a chance to see Stefan Moody, the player generating the most buzz among those who were unknowns before the Las Vegas club basketball tournaments started. The 5-foot-10 guard from the Orlando area has attracted quite a following among college coaches and is likely to land multiple Division I offers. He reminds me a of a more explosive version of former Long Beach Poly and Missouri/San Diego State guard Wesley Stokes, who also had some fine-looking dreadlocks.
Moody showed some impressive moves during Team Breakdown's victory Sunday night in the Las Vegas Fab 48. I'm writing a profile on him that will appear in Tuesday's editions of The Times, so stay tuned.
The most unfortunate news of the day came when a team from Houston and another from El Paso were kicked out of the Fab 48 after a postgame brawl broke out that may have been motivated by racial tensions.
"We decided to take a zero-tolerance approach," said Dinos Trigonis, co-director of the Fab 48.
Meanwhile, you can find results from Day Three of the Adidas Super 64 here. The Las Vegas Fab 48 website can be found here, though scores have not been updated in a timely manner. The championship in the former tournament is Tuesday and the title game in the latter is Monday.
--Ben Bolch in Las Vegas