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BMore Elite's Clareth Shines in First Session 05/14/2014,

By Jack LeGwin, D1 Circuit

Nico Clareth made quite a name for himself in his first weekend on the EYBL circuit in Dallas, averaging 20.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 2 steals per game, despite Baltimore Elite going winless, 0-4, during the weekend.

“I feel like I played pretty well,” Clareth said. “I know my role on the team is scoring, but I’m not really worried about the personal stats. I guess I need to pick it up to get the win, but we’re progressing.”

Clareth says that it was an amazing experience to see the level of play that the EYBL has to offer.

“It was really fantastic to see that much talent on the court at one time,” Clareth said. “Everybody is so athletic, everybody can score 20 plus points every game. I got to see Dennis Smith, Dillon Brooks from CIA Bounce up close, so I got to see first-hand how good everyone is.”

Clareth currently holds offers from UNC-Greensboro, Radford, UMBC, Towson and UNLV, while Loyola, Quinnipiac, College of Charleston, Lehigh, Colgate, Yale, Boston College, Delaware and George Mason have all shown significant interest in the high-scoring guard from Calvert Hall (Md.). That list should grow ten-fold by the end of the circuit.

“I feel like I made a good first impression,” Clareth said. “I showed a good sample of my scoring abilities.”

While he played so well this weekend, Clareth mentioned that one of his highlights from the weekend wasn’t on the court.

“Meeting Julius Randle was crazy, he’s my favorite player,” Clareth said. “Seeing him just casually walking around was really cool.”

The EYBL will be heading much closer to Clareth’s home in Hampton, Virginia. He says that the support will be key for them this coming weekend.

“I know that my whole family will be there because they live in Virginia, so we’ll have a better support system,” Clareth said. “That should pick us up a little bit.”

If Clareth continues playing the way he did in Frisco, there is a good chance that he will be a player to watch in the rankings as the summer continues on.


Dwight Howard Says Blacks Hate on Each Other, Then Get Mad at Other Races

Dwight’s premise is correct, there are often times black people are responsible for attempting to hold other black people down.

While the broader point Dwight is making has validity, the specific point about his “haters” is a little off. While I am sure he deals with his share of vulgar language and racial slurs (which all athletes have to deal with sadly), I think his critics white, black, yellow or Kaepernick are hard on him because they want him to be a great player.

Also some feel that he doesn’t practice what he preaches. He claims to be a nice and holy christian but with multiple baby mamas and a girlfriend can’t even say his name publicly or even acknowledges. So, there are valid reasons why people come at him.

As far as on the court, he was solid for the Rockets and better in the playoffs. He is happier in Houston, even though the end results was the same as they were last year. I think next year will tell if the Rockets are really contenders or just pretenders who care about more things than just basketball.

@ai3mcgrady jus sick of blacks always hating on blacks. It’s stupid to me. We always hate on each other but get mad when another race do it | Hang Time Blog

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