GER - North rides to victory in All-Star game
COLOGNE (BBL) - Sharrod Ford scored 21 points as the North beat the South 112-98 in the German BBL All-Star game in Cologne.
RheinEnergie Koln guard Demond Mallet chipped in with an impressive 14 points and 10 assists for the North, while Eisbaren Bremerhaven forward Judson Wallace recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Deutsche Bank Skyliners forward Nino Garris led the South team with 21 points, while Darren Fenn bagged 16 points and Ratiopharm Ulm's Jeff Gibbs chipped in 14 points.
“Of course I don't really enjoy losing. But in this kind of game having fun is the main thing,” said EnBW Ludwigsburg coach Silvano Poropat, who led the South team.
Meanwhile, New Yorker Phantoms have completed the signing of 29-year-old American forward Awvee Storey.
The Arizona State University product arrives in Germany from NBA D-League outfit Dakota Wizards, where he averaged 9.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.67 steals per game.
Phantoms coach Emir Mutapcic said: “Awvee is a flexible player who not only can play different positions but also take over different roles within the team.
“Regardless if he's our rebounder, toughest defender or scorer, with his experience Awvee gives us what is needed on the court at that time.”