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Old 07-15-2006, 07:52 PM   #3
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Join Date: Jul 2006
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I E-mailed Brian Windhorst an asked for a column about the Summer League team.

Not that he even read my note, but he did write a nice article.

Shannon Brown averages 14 points, displays poise and positive attitude during Vegas Summer League.

By Brian Windhorst

...Brown scored 17 points in the victory and finished the five games averaging 14 points on 50 percent shooting, 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Those stats look nice enough, but their value is somewhat superficial as well.

What lit up Cavs coach Mike Brown was watching his new guard's attitude, technique and poise.

Like how Shannon Brown knew how to attack pick-and-rolls in spells when he was at point guard, not a style he was used to at Michigan State. Or how he would pick things up quickly in practice. And how he wanted to win and delivered when games were on the line, as he did in leading a late comeback Friday...

...Free-agent forward Brandon Hunter, who starred at Ohio University and has played two years in the NBA, might have played his way into a training-camp invitation. He averaged 9.6 points and 9.2 rebounds and looked very strong around the basket...
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