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Ricky Ledo Highlights from Mal Brown Game

dave@friarblog —  October 23rd, 2012 5:20 PM —  Comments

If you missed the only chance to see Ricky Ledo play basketball this season, Cox Sports has some nice highlights of him from the Mal Brown game played over the weekend. If you squint your eyes enough you can pretend he’s drilling threes and driving the lane against UConn at the Dunk.

via Cox Sports

Actual photo of Warrior Friar at 12:30 PM, Mal Brown game.

You know how that old rhyme goes. First comes fall, then comes madness, then comes a scrimmage before the season happens.

…Well it goes something like that anyway. No matter; this past Saturday was our first preview of the 2012-2013 men’s basketball squad. Featuring a renovated alumni gym, a slew of new players, and – finally – some basketball!

This being the only time some of the players would get to play in front of the public this season, there was definitely some curiosity for how the performance would be. What would Ledo look like? How are Harris and Carson D? Will Vincent Council live up to expectations? While it’s only an exhibition, I left the campus with some good impressions of this years squad – both playing and non-playing alike. Here’s my Five Factors from the Mal Brown scrimmage:

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Complete Mal Brown Scrimmage Video

dave@friarblog —  October 23rd, 2011 8:12 PM —  Comments

Here is a full video of the Mal Brown scrimmage from Saturday shot on an iPhone Nexus S by @FriarTV. Enjoy.

Via @FriarTV on Twitter

Mal Brown Scrimmage

dave@friarblog —  October 22nd, 2011 8:54 PM —  Comments

Today at Alumni Hall, Friar fans were able to see the next step for Ed Cooley’s new Friars at the annual Mal Brown scrimmage. Just like every other Friar fan, I’m incredibly excited about the Ed Cooley era. An inter-squad scrimmage at the start of a rebuilding year normally isn’t a place where I’d think I could become even more excited. However, I saw this image of Ed Cooley that was taken before the scrimmage.

(Image via PCSAA on Twitter)

I don’t know much about basketball, but I know everything about Dunkin’ Donuts — and I know a large Dunkin’ cup when I see it! Did I mention I love Ed Cooley?

Anyways, here were the two teams that faced off.

Black Team

Kiwi Gardner
Gerard Coleman
LaDontae Henton
Bilal Dixon
Brice Kofane
Lee Goldsbrough

White Team

Vincent Council
Bryce Cotton
Ron Giplaye
Kadeem Batts
Chris Carter

Here is the small writeup from

Here is a link to a great Flickr set of the warmups and the game by Lumox76

The White Team defeated the Black Team 44-38 in two 10-minute halves.

Freshman LaDontae Henton was the big standout, mostly because he scored some BUCKETS. Three point BUCKETS in fact, in 4-4 fashion on the way to a game high 18 points.

I think the Fan Fest and scrimmage is great for the fans, but it’s hard to take any real stock on how the players do in this setting. As Kevin from Friar Basketball pointed out yesterday, “A word of caution: Dre Evans had 18 points, five rebounds, and five assists in last year’s scrimmage and proceeded to score more than one field goal in a game only once a season ago“. Now, I think Henton will not end up like Dre Evans (he will be the anti-Dre Evans and actually be a productive frosh who plays big minutes and writes coherent things on Twitter), but the performances should be taken with a grain of salt.

(Images via Lumox76 on Flickr)

Here are some reactions and other notable Tweets from the day.

PC frosh LaDontae Henton is ready to play right now. Also looking good were Council, Giplaye, Batts, Cotton. Search party for a few others.
Oct 22 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Marshon2Marshon S. Brooks
KiwiLoveThaKidsKiwi Gardner
in reply to @KiwiLoveThaKids

@KiwiLoveThaKids but if u make ya bunnies, u go from a solid game to a good one! The skills were evident tho
Oct 23 via EchofonFavoriteRetweetReply

Cotton jump shot is much improved, Henton shows nice 15′ jump shot, Coleman stroke improved (results to be seen) #pcbb
Oct 22 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

Council and Batts both real impressive in the 1st half #PCBB
Oct 22 via EchofonFavoriteRetweetReply

Anyone that attended have any thoughts?