| Originally I was going to go check out my lil man Jarrell Mills play against his school teammate and ex-AAU teammate Terrell Elliston but then I remembered today was the Wendy's Shootout so I had to stay home to watch that. The game was very entertaining especially on the Chicago side. But the early portion of the game belonged to the NYC team as they jumped out to a 17-8 lead but Chicago would respond and took a 29-28 lead. The rest of the half would go back and forth, because of the play of Will "The Thrill" Bynum who gave Showtime Hill a taste of what earned Darryl his name. But unfortunately Showtime never got a clear out to show how we do things in NYC. Wendell Gibson kept NYC in the game wiht his inside play. The Chicago team ended the half on a 8-0 run to take a 6 point lead into the half. Team Chicago started the second half on a 10-0 run which put the game away as they took a 16 point lead. From that point on we just saw showtime from the boys from Chi-Town. PG Jason Straight showed off the handle as he did the "monkey" for those of you that don't know what that is it's when you fall to the floor and spin on the floor, get up dribbling the whole time. The other play was when he bounced the ball and it bounced twice and on the second bounce it somehow went behind his back without him touching it. But the highlight of the game came from Luther Head. Head had a clearout on Kenny Adelake when at the 3-point line, when he looked like he was going to cross over but instead he threw the ball off the backboard ran around Adelake and caught the ball with one hand, and almost lost it but he regained control with two hands and pulled the ball to the back of his neck and threw it very hard. That play left me with a smile on my face and had the crowd at DePaul buzzing through a TV timeout. One announcer called it the best move he ever saw in a game, I've seen Rucker star "Headache" play in person so of course he has the best move I've ever seen. I'm going to describe the play that Headache did; It was an all-star game in Parkchester where Headache lives, so of course he had to put on a show for the hometown fans. This was a few years ago so I don't remember every detail, but he was being pressed by one person and the defender didn't have his shirt tucked in so headache grabbed his shirt, and pulled it over his head and then ran around him and hit someone of with a pretty dime. Oh yea for the Wendy's Shootout the final score was 104-93, the kids from Chicago won and took a 2-1 lead in this series. But next year I feel with all the talent in the city in the class of 2002 there is no way they will lose. Rashad Bell didn't show the type of player he really is but did manage 13 points. Kenney Adelake despite being headed for DePaul and the game being played at DePaul he didn't get any love from the crowd, on one play he got the ball on the break and simply laid it in and got booed.