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Basketball notebook: Magic and chaos reign as grassroots tournaments tip off

By in Press Enterprise on July 28, 2017

By Jeffrey Parenti

  • Among the college coaches at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas for the adidas Summer Championships on Thursday was Roy Williams, coach of the NCAA Tournament champion North Carolina. (Jeffrey Parenti/The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • With the center court big screen in the background, Jules Bernard of Compton Magic looks for an open teammate during play Wednesday night at the adidas Summer Championships at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas. (Jeffrey Parenti/The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    With the center court big screen in the background, Jules Bernard of Compton Magic looks for an open teammate during play Wednesday night at the adidas Summer Championships at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas. (Jeffrey Parenti/The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Jordan Robinson, right, blocks out during Thursday's play at the adidas Summer Championships in Las Vegas. Robinson, an unsigned senior from Riverside King, plays for the IEBP All-Stars on the grassroots circuit. (Jeffrey Parenti/The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    Jordan Robinson, right, blocks out during Thursday’s play at the adidas Summer Championships in Las Vegas. Robinson, an unsigned senior from Riverside King, plays for the IEBP All-Stars on the grassroots circuit. (Jeffrey Parenti/The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Crowds like this one look through the windows of the Cashman Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday night after the arena was closed to additional spectators hoping to watch a game between the Big Ballers and SC Supreme. (Jeffrey Parenti/The Press-Enterpris/SCNG)

    Crowds like this one look through the windows of the Cashman Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday night after the arena was closed to additional spectators hoping to watch a game between the Big Ballers and SC Supreme. (Jeffrey Parenti/The Press-Enterpris/SCNG)

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