First matchup: Knoxville News Sentinel vs. DeRoyal Industries. Vol signees Devon Baulkman and Willie Carmichael suiting up for DeRoyal. Game underway.
Nice start for new Vol Devon Baulkman. He started things off with a dunk and followed with a 3-pointer. He's the former Southern Miss signee who never visited Knoxville before he came on board with the Vols.
Another shot for Baulkman, this time a mid-range. He's wearing Southern Miss shorts by the way.
11:34 to go in first half and DeRoyal Industries leads News Sentinel 22-17. Not sure how many points Baulkman has but it's pretty much all of his team's.
Not so fast. News Sentinel is making a push. 24-22 with 9:48 to go.
Bow Down to Baulkman is now the nickname being used by PA announcer. "He's got more bounce than fabric softener."
Brandon Lopez sighting. Point guard snatches a loose rebound and dunks it home for News Sentinel.
After getting drilled early, News Sentinel fought back. Leads 32-31 with 7 minutes left in the first half.
Brandon Lopez drains a 3-pointer after Wayne Chism nearly rips the rim down with a dunk. Close game. News Sentinel ahead 37-36.
Caught up with former #Vol Wayne Chism before he took the court. He said he had a workout with the Sacramento Kings last week (Friday).
Wayne Chism is encouraging teammate Willie Carmichael to get physical. "Bang him, bro. Bang him."
"Rocky Top Leage hall of famer" Wayne Chism telling Carmichael to "bang" down low. DeRoyal down 7, 2:17 left 1H.
Baulkman off to a great start. Few 3's, a dunk or two ... just drained a silly turnaround on the left baseline.
Wayne Chism vs. Kenny Hall is fun to watch.
Baulkman said before the game he'll do whatever Coach Tyndall wants him to do when the season rolls around. Looks like he has a lot to offer.
.@2PairTate has given nicknames to the new guys. Willie "Look out Below" Carmichael and Devon "Bow Down" Balukman.
Lead goes back to DeRoyal just before half's end. 53-52. "Wayne Chism running point" among the PA's most-used phrases so far.
Three minutes left in halftime. We'll pick back up when the action restarts.
"Bow down" Baulkman starts the second half off with a layup in transition. Players staying with the same fast pace from the first.
Some quotes from Baulkman earlier: "I had no idea where I was going to be (when Tyndall left Southern Miss). It shocked me, though. It shocked me a lot."
Former Vol Kenny Hall with a two-handed slam over future Vol Willie Carmichael. And one. Take notes, young fella.
Baulkman: "Coach Tyndall knows what he wants. He knows how to win. He got his pieces. People who are going to play hard, listen to what he has to say."
Baulkman signed without every visiting Knoxville: "It was a no questions asked type of thing. I knew it was the SEC, and I like to complete."
Baulkman: I'm going to bring whatever Coach Tyndall wants me to bring. I'm not going to say 'I'm going to do this, I'm going to do that.' I'm going to do whatever he wants me to do."
DeRoyal up 68-64 at the 15:00 mark. Game starting to slow a little. More half court play = less fluid basketball in summer league.
Hall glides past a contesting Chism for a two-handed slam. He's been the catalyst for News Sentinel tonight.
A 3 by Hall brings News Sentinel within 1. 77-76 at the 10:00 mark.
Chism and-one puts DeRoyal up 1, grabs a miss and sinks the putback for a 3-pt lead.
KNS pulls ahead after a 3, layup. Chism hits from the elbow to tie it at 88. Hall answers with a 3, Carmichael putback makes it 91-90, KNS on top. Pace picking up again ...
On the court, Chism hits a stepback 3 from the right corner to put DeRoyal up 2. Carmichael transition bucket makes it 99-95 at the 2:00 mark.
Needing a bucket, KNS goes to Hall in the high post. Finds 1st overall pick Boo Jackson on the right block for 2. 101-97 DeRoyal after a pair of FTs on the other end.
Hall with the putback off a missed 3, KNS down 101-99. Timeout.