In pursuit of a fix of some St. John’s hoops, I went to Nike Pro City at Baruch College the other night, hoping to see sophomore swat-machine Chris Obekpa and junior wing Sir’Dominic Pointer do their thing in New York City's Pro/ Amateur circuit.
Unfortunately, with so many other basketball tournaments and camps taking place, neither of the two were in attendance for the Sean Bell All-Stars team that they had been slated to play for.
That doesn’t mean that I didn’t get my fix.
Former Red Storm standout Anthony Glover (1999-2003), or "The Corrections Officer" as he’s known at the Pro City Tournament, represented for St. John’s by dominating the boards and forcing his will in the low post, just how he played while on the Queens campus.
Glover - who averaged 11.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in his four seasons in Jamaica, Queens - and his Take No Prisoners squad outdueled Primetime 118-112, despite Portland Trailblazer Wesley Matthews Jr. contributing a game-high 34 points and 15 rebounds.
Although Glover was outshined on the stat sheet* by teammate Hugh "Baby Shaq" Jones (32 points, 10 rebounds), he showed why he’s been able to make a career for himself in countries like Argentina, Iceland, France, and South Korea. Glover has also been a staple in the NYC Summer Tournament scene, playing in the Pro City tournament for years, as well as showing out in the Entertainer’s Basketball Classic at Rucker Park, the Dyckman Basketball League, and the Tri-State Classic.
If you’re interested in checking out Glover or the Nike Pro City Tournament, here’s their schedule.
*Full stats were not available