Photos From The Salmen -Millbrook Game
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Watzone has posted his notes on Duhon's performance in his final Glaxo game.
We are crossposting them on the main page. Thanks Watzone!
Slidell Salmon upset Raleigh Enloe 73-70 behind Chris Duhon's 29 points. The victory was good
enough for third
place in a very talented field. The lone Duke recruit put
up sparkling numbers on his way to being named the tournament's outstanding player.
Salmen fell behind by as
many as twelve to the taller, more athletic Enloe. Enloe
features Maryland recruit 6-10 Chris Wilcox and NCSU
recruit 6-9 Michael Bell--their best player is Allan
Lovett, a 6-5 hustler who scored 22 in the loss. All were
named to the ten man all tournament team.
Salmen played as
a team as they came back from an eight point half time
deficit. Duhon came alive in the second half, playing
before future Coach Wojciechowski. Chris canned two thee
pointers right in front of Wojo and myself.
Chris had a
turnover off a deflected pass and the Enloe bench erupted.
It was obvious they were aware of his prep All American
Duhon returned the favor with another three and
then set a pick for a teammate which cut it to 45-48 at the
buzzer. Slidell tied it at 50 with a three and Chris
followed with yet another three for a 53-50 lead. Lovett
answered quickly and the game wet back and forth with a
After two Bell free throws, Wilcox had a
thunderous dunk after a botched Salmen break making it
Duhon then lulled the defense asleep before a drive
to the hoop gave Salmen a one point lead. Wilcox later
hit two pressure free throws with 32 seconds left for the
Salmen ran the clock down but failed to get a shot
against pressure defense, sending the game into overtime.
Slidell Salmen scored the first basket of ot, and then
Chris hit two free throws.
Shortly thereafter Chris missed
the first of two free throw attempts for a 71-66 lead. He
forced Enloe to foul him with a dribbling exhibition and a
few good head fakes.
Wilcox scored an uncontested dunk, but
Duhon split two defenders on the other end and hit two more
from the stripe to seal a hard fought 73-70 win.
congratulated Duke's lone recruit after the game.
had no player over 6-4 on the court. Duhons numbers were
as follows: 29 pts, 11-19 fg, 3-7 3pfg, 4 rebs, 8 assists,
and 3 turnovers.
Afterwords Chris was named the eight team
tournaments most outstanding player. Chris's Mom, Vivian
Harper was ecstatic after the announcement. She had a wide
grin as she hugged the future Duke guard. Wojo also
returned and congratulated Duhon. Recruiting guru Hulan
Pickett called him the truth.
Chris was gracious enough to
answer a few more questions which I will post tomorrow, as
it is 1:30 in the morning.
Salmen played a great game, and
showed they were well coached. It was a big victory for
the tournament weary kids from Louisiana. Duke fans will
obviously be happy when the talented guard arrives in
Durham next year.
MORE NOTABLES: Several ACC players were in attendance.
Damien Wilkins, Joe Forte and Jason Capel were but a few
that watched the action. Several coaches attended too,
Herb Sendek among them.
St. Johns bound Kyle Cuffe was
named the MVP.
Slidell has competed in three tournaments
and has a 16-4 record.
Seton Hall has a stud in Andre
Barrett--he was simply outstanding. I was also very
impressed by Sophomore PG Warren Williams of DeMatha. The
all tournament team was unusually missing Chris Wilcox and
Dwon Clifton...and it was a ten man squad.
Brian Morrison wowed the crowd in the four team bracket
winning the outstanding player after sitting out the second half yesterday. Morrison tallied 22 points, 5 rebound, 2
assists and 6 turnovers in his teams third place finish.
Former Dukie Robert Brickey was the speaker at the Glaxo
event for Fellowship Christian Athletes.