- Last Updated: 2:41 AM, June 22, 2012
- Posted: 2:40 AM, June 22, 2012
David slayed Goliath.
Or, more precisely, David Seagers did.
The point guard from The Bronx who recently graduated from Division II Dowling scored 26 points to lead Primetime past a loaded The Franchise, 118-115, in the nightcap of Thursday’s action at Nike Pro City at Baruch College in Manhattan.
Included in The Franchise’s lineup was Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, the St. Patrick grad and former Duke star. The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year poured in a game-high 49 points, but Seagers, who recently finished up his first year in the International Basketball League in New Jersey, sank two clutch free throws late to ice the surprising victory.
The Franchise also had Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva, New Jersey Nets guard Sundiata Gaines, former St. John’s standout Justin Burrell and city summer circuitmainstays Andre Barrett, Jeremy Hazwell and Gary Ervin.
Villanueva had 15 points and University of Rhode Island product Delroy James, who spent the past year with Bnei Hasharon of the Israeli Premier League, scored a team-high 28 for Primetime.
Formers Rutgers standout Coburn not giving up on hoops: Mike Coburn sought a professional career upon graduating from Rutgers. The Mount Vernon standout, however, never got an opportunity, so he went in another direction.
He landed an everyday job and is currently a manager in the orthopedics department at Bronx Lebanon.
That doesn’t mean he has forgotten about basketball. The 6-foot guard, who won a New York State Class Federation title in his day at Mount Vernon, is spending the summer playing in various leagues, including Nike Pro City. On Tuesday, he scored six points and dished out three asists as Big Apple Basketball topped Queensbridge, 106-98.
“I’m just out here having fun,” he said. “Whoever calls, I’ll play.”
Coburn would still like to play professionally, if the right opportunity came around. For now, he’s happy playing ball in his free time. He is looking into going to graduate school for business.
“It’s OK,” he said. “I can’t complain.”
Big Apple takes down Queensbridge: One of the two local Los Angeles Lakers forwards – Queens native Devin Ebanks – showed up for Queensbridge, but Big Apple Basketball had Keydren (Kee Kee) Clark and Greg Jenkins.
Advantage, Big Apple.
Jenkins, of Iona College fame, had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Clark, who once led Division I in scoring at St. Peter’s College, added 25. Jomo Belfor added 19. Ebanks had 15 points and eight rebounds for Queensbridge while Martin Van Buren product Kyle Hunt notched 16 points and 15 rebounds.