With the N.C. Pro-Am complete, we have an MVP, and it’s a Dukie.
Nolan Smith was named MVP Saturday after playing for Team Dreamworks and scoring 35 and 41 points in two games of play. In one of the games, he led Team Dreamworks to 81-78 game over Team Navy after his team trailed by 12 in the fourth quarter.
Smith tweeted his appreciation for the honor Saturday:
Smith, Kyle Singler and many other Blue Devils played in the league, also known as the “Rucker of the South,” which lasted for over a month.
Ryan Kelly, Seth Curry and Andre Dawkins were the only players still in the league during the playoffs this weekend.
UPDATE: Kelly and Dawkins are probably happy today that they stuck with the league.
Sunday, their team D1 Sports won the N.C. Pro-Am by beating Hendrick of Durham 135-124. Dawkins scored 18 and Kelly had 16 in the win.
“Winning this was great, but not quite as good as winning the NCAA championship,” Kelly told the News & Observer. “We didn’t get to cut down the nets this time.”