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Douglas invited to elite NBA camp Former...

Douglas invited to elite NBA camp

Former Bellarmine-Jefferson High basketball star Ruben Douglas

might have ended his college career at University of New Mexico.

However, the high-scoring shooting guard will have one more chance

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to shine and he could increase his stock as a possible NBA player.

Douglas has been invited to the NBA Pre-Draft Camp June 3 to 6 at

Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

At the event, college players will get a chance to shine in front

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of NBA coaches and executives from all of the league’s teams.

A fine showing in the camp could dramatically increase a player’s

status for the 2003 NBA Draft, which will be June 26 in New York

City.

Douglas finished his senior season as the top collegiate scorer in

the nation. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard averaged 28 points a game

for the Lobos (10-18).

Along with being named Mountain West Player of the Year, Douglas

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shot 45.7% from three-point range and scored in double figures in all

28 of UNM’s games. His high game was 43 points, which he did twice.

Talamantes hitting stride at Burbank

Although the Burbank High softball team has struggled at times

this season, Kristin Talamantes has been hard to shut down at the

plate.

Talamantes, a senior catcher who is being recruited by Division I

colleges, has been showing her prowess as a consistent hitter.

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Through 11 games, Talamantes has a .500 average (16 for 32) with five

runs batted in, two triples and one home run.

While she does make good contact -- only one strike out -- she

also loves to swing the bat and has not walked.

Teammate Kelsy Rohr has also hit well for Burbank (3-8), batting

.450.


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