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22 April 2007

Fisher named team MVP in Jordan Classic

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
4/22/2007 01:28:00 AM
Corey Fisher was named the most valuable player of the victorious Jordan Yellow team in the prestigious Jordan Classic all-star game, tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Fisher led his team to a 129-119 victory over the Jordan Royal all-star team. Syracuse-bound Dante Green was named the game's overall MVP.

The game was televised live nationwide on ESPN2.

Fisher played alongside such high school superstars as Eric Gordon, Derrick Rose, and Jai Lucas on the Jordan Yellow squad.

The Jordan Royal team was headlined by Green, Chris Wright, Nick Calathes, Patrick Patterson, and Jeffrey Jordan, Michael Jordan's own son. OJ Mayo was also selected to the Royal team but did not participate in the game.

The two teams also played an informal scrimmage on Friday. DraftExpress.com reported on the scrimmage, and reviewed Fisher's play:

This was another pretty solid showing for Corey Fisher, finding a nice balance between his passing and scoring, doing a good job manning the floor general role for his team. He racked up his assists in many ways, throwing alley-oops in transition, playing the pick-and-roll, drive-and-dishing, and just making passes in the half-court. One especially impressive pass occurred when he had the ball on the wing and threw a hard chest pass to the low block on the opposite side of the painted area, doing so with nice precision.

In terms of scoring the ball, Fisher hit a long fade-away jumper just inside three-point range, hit a spot-up three pointer, and showed off some nice craftiness taking the ball to the hoop. On one play he changed speeds at the top of the key to get his man off balance before taking it to the hole and laying it up lefty off the glass. On another play he drove right and crossed the ball over to his left, drawing contact and the foul on the shot attempt. Fisher also had a very nice play on defense where he anticipated a pass going to his man and reached out into the passing lane, stealing the ball and taking it the length of the court for a lay-up.

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