Will Barton to team up with DeMarcus Cousins to take on Brandon Jennings
By caseyholdahl Posted in: willbarton
During the lockout, pro-am games featuring NBA players were all the rage, as both players and fans were hungry for any kind of live hoops. But this summer, after a hectic, condensed season, the pro-ams have been a bit sparse (this being an Olympic year doesn't help either).
But if you happen to be in Baltimore on Tuesday, August 14th, you can catch Trail Blazers rookie Will Barton playing alongside DeMarcus Cousins (Kings), Josh Selby (Grizzlies), Donte Green and a few top college prospects in a game against Brandon Jennings
(Bucks), Kemba Walker (Bobcats), DeAndre Jordan (Clippers), Derrick Williams (Timberwolves) and Greivis Vasquez (Hornets). The event, the proceeds of which go to charity, pits the B'More Finest squad, featuring Barton, against the Under Armour Pro team, headed up by Jennings.
(There are some discrepancies on who is actually going to be there, which is par for the course when it comes to these kind of events)
You'll recall that Barton recently signed with Under Armour
, which is based out of Barton's hometown of Baltimore.
By the by, during the Las Vegas Summer League, I noted that Barton was wearing an Under Armour hightop, but was unable to figure out which model it was. Turns out it was the Micro G Torch
, which is being released within the next week.