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
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
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
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
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
Talamantes, a senior catcher who is being recruited by Division I
colleges, has been showing her prowess as a consistent hitter.
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