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BASKETBALL: 409 Pro-Am League mini-gallery

409 Pro-Am League

Colton Weisbrod pushes the ball up the court. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

Former Lamar State guard Tra Grubbs pulls up for a three-point shot. At left is former Memorial and University of Texas star J’Covan Brown, now a veteran overseas professional player. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

Former Memorial basketball standout J’Covan Brown, right, runs a play as former Lamar State College Port Arthur guard Tra Grubbs defends him Thursday night during the championship game of the 409 Pro-Am League, a summer basketball league for professional and amateur players, most of them with ties to Mid and South County. Brown’s Red team beat Grubbs’ White team 100-72. The White team included recent Lamar graduate Colton Weisbrod. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

Colton Weisbrod pushes the ball up the court. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

J’Covan Brown holds up the 409 Pro-Am league championship trophy as NBA hopeful Colton Weisbrod, in white, gets in on the photo. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

Jase Miguez, a former Nederland and Lamar State standout, pushes the ball up the court as teammate and former Nederland, Lamar State and Lamar University standout Colton Weisbrod trails on the play. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

The 409 Pro-Am League, a summer basketball league for professional and amateur players, most of them with ties to Mid and South County, concluded with a championship game Thursday night at the Sterling R. Pruitt Activity Center in Beaumont. J’Covan Brown’s Red team beat Colton Weisbrod’s White team 100-72.

The White team included recent Lamar State College Port Arthur graduates Jase Miguez and Tra Grubbs. Miguez, of Nederland, will play at Louisiana College this fall.

The Red team included Darion Chatman, who earned the 5A state tournament MVP award in leading Memorial to the championship. Chatman will play at Lamar State.

 

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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