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Watzone On Duhon's Glaxo Finale

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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

status.

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

furious intensity.

After two Bell free throws, Wilcox had a

thunderous dunk after a botched Salmen break making it

60-59.

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

tie.

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.

Wojo

congratulated Duke's lone recruit after the game.

Salmen

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.


Manhatten Rice won the Championship game

over DeMatha.

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.

UNC recruit

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.