Under Armour tour hits Coney Island

Apparel company's NBA players square off against Lincoln High School alumni team

by Harrison Sanford November 12, 2011 9:21am ET
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Winner of four City titles, Lincoln alumnus Lance Stephenson showed up to play against the traveling UA team.

The Under Armour High School basketball tour made a stop at Lincoln High School in Brooklyn Friday night.

Famous for its long lineage of producing some of the City's top guards, Lincoln is the alma mater of Stephon Marbury, Sebastain Telfair and Lance Stephenson.

With Marbury in China playing pro basketball, Telfair and Stephenson, both who are locked out by the NBA, participated for Lincoln in UA's "Are You From Here?" Tour. 

Stephenson didn't disappoint, notching 25 points in a 101-81 win over the UA team. 

"It's fun to come back here on my old court and get a victory," Stephenson said.

The Under Armour squad featured Brandon Jennings, Derrick Williams and Grevis Vasquez. Kemba Walker, another UA endorsee, did not participate. He was wearing a walking boot on his foot.

Jennings racked up 39 points, including a series where he called out Telfair before nailing a 3-pointer with the Coney Island guard draped all over.

The capacity crowd was obviously partial toward the hometown Railsplitters team. Current Lincoln star, Isaiah Whitehead, soaked in the action too. 

"It was good to watch them play," Whitehead said. "With the NBA lockout going on, it was good to see some [NBA] players in action."

Originally, Whitehead and company were supposed to be on the court, but New York City rules forbid high school players from competing against pros at organized events.

"It would have been nice to play them, but we're trying to win the PSAL this year," Whitehead continued. "We don't want to ruin the whole season."

Instead, Stepehenson brought Ron Glenn with him, a former Indiana high school star out playing in Venezuela. Glenn led all scorers with an outburst of 41 points. 

The tour also stopped at St. Frances in Baltimore on Monday and Brooklyn's Boys and Girls on Wednesday. Highlights from both of those jaunts can be seen below.

St. Frances game...

 

Boys and Girls High School game...

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