SCC Men’s Basketball plays home opener on Sunday, former NBA player Bo Kimble works with team this week

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Kimble along with SCC Coach Greg Turcott holding court at practice
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

The Shoreline Community College Men’s Basketball Team plays its home opener on Sunday at 6:00 PM in the SCC Gym. SCC is off to a 4-3 start on the season and is averaging 102 points a game on offense. The Dolphins are being tutored this week by Bo Kimble, the former #8 pick in the NBA draft who is in town to work with SCC on the “Fast-Break” offense that Kimble ran at Loyola Marymount University in the late 1980’s.

The "Fast Break" attack
Photo by Wilson Tsoi
The Dolphins will play Northwest Indian College on Sunday, in a rematch of the opening game of the season, where the SCC squad won 113-112. The Dolphins scored 100+ points a game for the first 5 games of the season on their way to a 4-1 start, but starting forward Jesse Vaughan, who leads the team with a 26.17 points per game average was hurt in their sixth game against the Community College of Spokane which ended up as a 94-72 loss and he could not play against Yakima Valley CC the next day and SCC dropped their second game at the CC of Spokane Tournament, 100-95.

SCC has styled their offense around the Paul Westhead’s fast break attack that Loyola Marymount ran in the late 1980s when those teams averaged over 100 points a game (120 in 1989-90) and that Kimble played in for three seasons.

Other leading scorers for SCC are Kelly Hong at 20.00 points per game, Will Acromite with 15.14, Joe Bodman at 13.67 and Jordan Lupher with 12.75. Bodman also leads the team in rebound average with 11 rebounds per game. Jesse Vaughan is second in rebounds with an 8.17 average.

Kimble works with SCC players, coaches
Photo by Wilson Tsoi
Kimble, who knows SCC Coach Greg Turcott, is in Shoreline this week working with the SCC players and coaches to help the Dolphins learn the fast-break system. 

Kimble in 1990 led the nation in scoring with a 35 points per game average. Kimble signed with the University of Southern California as a freshman but transferred to Loyola Marymount to play for Westhead. 

His NBA career was cut short with injuries, but played for the LA Clippers and a short time with the New York Nicks. He was the #8 pick in the 1990 NBA draft.


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