YAKIMA, Wash. -In a game filled with NBA wannabes, 26-year-old Florida Beachdogs guard and former Hagerstown Junior College star Dexter Boney scored 25 points, leading the American Conference to a 107-98 victory over the Nationals in the 17th annual Continental Basketball Association All-Star Classic Wednesday night.
Boney's points were enough to make him a runaway for the game's MVP honor, but he showed much more than that - which is exactly what the 29 NBA scouts were looking for. His six steals were one short of tying the All-Star record, and he had five assists, four rebounds and even blocked a shot in only 25 minutes of play.
Boney, who played for the Hawks from 1988-1990, hit 9 of 12 field goals, including a pair of 3-pointers, and was a major part of every major move the Americans made.
He scored 13 of the Americans' first 15 points, including a brilliant 90-second stretch with two 3-pointers and two dunks off midcourt steals.