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Basil Smotherman Shows Up ! Not Off !

Seriously I completely respected his performances . He showed up with great rebounding and hustle , With great help defense , with great outlet passing , and being a great team player . I am no Travis Miller and clearly not a pro writer . But this is my take on Basil ( Bazz - EL' ). My grandsons didn't make the game last night so I picked up a couple of shirts and posters for them . The all stars were signing the shirts and posters . Bryson signed them after by passing 3 or 4 players I made it to my second target Basil . Bam the heckling began Zak Irving chimmed in first " he is going to IU " D. Jackson don't let that IU guy sign them and so on . You could clearly see that they all like the "Purdue Guy" with no EGO to feed he is a model teammate . That was off the floor on the floor he played the team game in a game which was a free for all (133-111) he played his game doing the dirty work 6 rebounds second to Bryson's 8 several Great outlet passes which led to easy buckets . Diving on the court for loose balls . Making hustle plays he played the 3,4, and 5 spot in his 17 minutes and played them all well . He had another monster slam dunk and swished one from about 15 ft. and yet another on a put back in the two games he tallied 10 points on 5-5 shooting 11 rebounds in 34 minutes along with a hand full of assist and blocked shots . If you look at just scoring Basil would appear to be a inferior player wrong ! He is a Superior team player . I'm a huge fan of this young man . He has no EGO to feed he just loves the team game and he plays it well .

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