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BIG APPLE BASKETBALL SELECT TEAM VS.
CHINESE JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM
HOOPS IN THE SUN SUMMER LEAGUE
AT ORCHARD BEACH (BRONX, NY) SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2004
Front Row Kneeling (L-R): Big Apple Basketball President/Director of Operations Jason Curry, Al Pratt, Bernard Bowen Sr., Artie Antino and Founder/Commissioner of H.I.T.S. Summer League, Rufino "Pops" Cruz Sr.
BAB Select Team Front Row (L-R): Kojo Mensha, Milan Prodanovic and Big Apple Basketball Assistant Coach, Cory Semper
BAB Select Team Back Row (L-R): Randall Hanke, Gavin Grant, Jimmie Englis, Shawn James, Reid Wittman and JaJa Bey
China Junior Nat'l Team Front Row Bending (R-L): Xie Li Bin, Luo Zi, Yang Ming and Zhao Peng
China Junior Nat'l Team Standing (R-L): Interpreter Duan Lian, Kai Sha Jiang, Di Xiao Wei, Yang Ging, Zhao Hang, Chen Chen
BIG APPLE BASKETBALL SELECT TEAM DEFEATS CHINA JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM 59-38
The first ever BAB Select Team defeated the china Junior National Team 59-38 at Orchard Beach in The Bronx, New York. The Select Team raced out to an early lead, led by 11 points at halftime and never looked back.
Gavin Grant (St. Raymond H.S.'04/N.C. State '08) led Big Apple Basketball with 21 points, while 6'10 Randall Hanke (Trinity Pawling School '04/Providence College '08) added 13 points, six rebounds, four blocks and 6'9 Jimmie Englis (Eastern Oklahoma C.C. '04/Rutgers '06) chipped in with 10 points, five rebounds and two steals.
Kojo Mensha (Notre Dame Prep '04/Siena College '08) led the Select Team with five assists.