K. Joseph and F. Melo get much needed PT
posted at 11/18/2012 9:36 AM EST
Develop well young C's!
On Basketball: Joseph gets the chance to play for Red Claws, and play he did
It was just a scrimmage for the Maine Red Claws, but Kris Joseph showed his array of talent.
By Kevin Thomas email@example.com
AUBURN - Kris Joseph got the opening tip, dribbled, waited, then sent a lob to the hoop. A soaring Chris Wright caught it and finished the alley-oop slam.
Joseph then made a steal and raced in for a reverse dunk.
Minutes later, Joseph launched himself in the key, switched hands during some serious air time and rolled the layup in.
Having a Boston Celtic around can sure be entertaining.
Joseph was one of the main attractions as the Maine Red Claws played an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday night at Edward Little High. He was one of the three leading scorers with 19 points, with Micah Downs and Wright.
"It was cool," said Joseph, who got little playing time with Boston. "I haven't played up and down like this in a while."
Joseph, a 6-foot-7 forward, and 7-foot center Fab Melo are the two Celtics players on this Red Claws team. Melo scored 15 and had at least five blocks.
Coach Mike Taylor said there was a lot to like Saturday night.
"A good, competitve scrimmage," Taylor said. "We showed a lot of positive signs. We also saw some things we need to work on."
The Red Claws have to have their roster down to 12 (counting the two NBA players) by Wednesday.
The season opener is Friday in Canton, Ohio.