MARQUETTE COMMIT SHINES IN IS8 ATMOSPHERE
by Zach Smart
Jeronne Maymon enjoyed the fall ball action in New York, though he thought his team and his play could have been better. "Playing down here is totally different. These fans..I like the yelling, screaming, they get into it. People are jacking at us because they believe we should lose. It's a big test, but we always step up to the challenge. I was happy to come down to New York. This is a real good experience with all the scouts and the street credit you get."
Maymon had 24 points in helping lead the Unique All-Stars to a first-round upset of Mount Vernon. The All-Stars lost a tight one in the quarters.
The Mount Vernon game lived up to its billing/intriguing subplot, as Maymon and Mount Vernon's Sherrod Wright (UConn, Rutgers, St. John's, Providence and West Virginia have all shown interest) went eyeball-to-eyeball.
"We were going back and forth, he was doing a lot of good things. We were just trying to contain him, which we did so we obviously got the win. But, my shot was off, we weren't making any free throws, we were missing layups. A lot of stuff went wrong with my game, but I think I still maintained a decent appearance.
Maymon reflected on his recent visit to Marquette, the Big East school which he's given a verbal commitment.
"They play is tough, they are real aggressive. I was getting by, holding my own but they play real physical. After that, it's almost like I'm used to the type of (physical) play down here."
The penchant for physical play that Maymon has displayed in the Big Apple will come in handy in the Big East with the Golden Eagles and keep Buzz Williams' squad in the thick of the March Madness Betting action for seasons to come.
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