At Red-Blue Game – NBA Guys in the Houseby Steve Rivera on Oct. 22, 2011, under Sports
In 20-plus years of covering the Cats I never thought it would come to a sellout at the Red-Blue Game. That’s the state of affairs here at UA these days. Midnight Madness games were nothing like this. With 20 minutes left before it starts there’s about 10,000 people in the building with about 4,000 yet to come.
Just introduced into McKale Center were Jason Terry (Dallas Mavericks), Channing Frye (Phoenix Suns), Chase Budinger (Houston Rockets), Michael Dickerson (retired), Jordan Hill (Houston Rockets), Jerryd Bayless (Toronto), Andre Iguadala (Philadelphia 76ers), Richard Jefferson (San Antonio Spurs) and Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves, second round). And don’t forget former coach Lute Olson. Big day. Expectations high.
The one thing – among many – head coach Sean Miller has done is embrace the past. He’s well aware it means everything for the future.
Looks like freshman Nick Johnson dunked his way to a dunk title with a between the legs move on a left-handed dunk to easily win the contest. Not a surprise, though, in that Johnson can jump like no one since Richard Jefferson or Hassan Adams.