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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 12:25 pm  |  38 responses

Video: DeMar DeRozan Killing in Drew League

DeMar DeRozan is fresh off of his rookie season with the Raptors and has returned back home to L.A. for the summer just in time to take part in the legendary L.A. Drew League, where he reportedly dropped 46 points in one game. Check out the Cali-native’s sick highlights:


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  • slamfan4life

    Waiting for him to be the next Vince Carter

  • rich

    his form and footwork looks a lil better, he needs a bit more work on it tho

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Cawford

    That block is sick, but no one is playing any defense. Not that I expected them too.

  • JoeMaMa

    Ladies and gentlemen, the next great player to leave the Raptors!

  • http://SLAMonline.com GotHandles?

    that block was riDONKulous

  • LB

    I dont get it. Why did the Raptors rock unis that say “Huskies” on em?

  • frank

    pretty good high school player

  • Migs

    @LB – The first NBA game actually happened in Toronto between the New York Knickerbockers and the Toronto Huskies, way back in 1946

  • dave

    from wiki
    The 1946–47 BAA season was the Toronto Huskies’ inaugural season. The NBA’s first game was played at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto over sixty years ago, on November 1, 1946. The New York Knickerbockers defeated the Toronto Huskies 68–66 at Maple Leaf Gardens. The teams were part of the Basketball Association of America, the forerunner to the NBA.[1] The Huskies finished last in their division and folded after one season

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    The Raptors NEED to give kid more playing time. On another note, his release seems to be quicker and the form looks a lot better. I remember during the season always cringing when he took long range shots. I know the clip is just highlights but come on, let the man play.

  • Logic

    “Reportedly” scored 46 points? Doesn’t this league keep, I don’t know, score?

  • http://albayanos.com LeoneL

    That’s just unfair!

  • Vince5

    What did you expect, he’s good NBA talent, of course he’s gonna beat Drew League players. Amir Johnson also played and he probably took almost every rebounds there was.

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    looks like a huge discrepancy in talent here. good time to remind people how good nba players really are.

  • chingy

    Co-sign JL, I love Double D but again, nba players are best in the world. Yes, that means even brian scalabrine can play.

  • kh

    just keep working on your game Demar! I’ll be impressed when goaltends and fadeaway jumpers over high school players equate to wins in the L. Do work!

  • e

    if he comes to nyc @ hunter college and plays in pro city all that wont be happening at all in fact he will probably get worked out

  • The Philosopher

    co-sign e.

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    I remember Kenny Smith writing in SLAM back in the day about NBA talent: “Steve Kerr will give you 50!”

    But DeMar’s footwork looked good on that one 15-footer.

  • guytoofly

    i still doubt his talent, i kinda hoped that the raptors would have drafted terrence williams instead

  • http://IJustWantMyNameToLookBig.com Chukaz

    this kid reminds me of kobe. i’d love it if the lakers traded for him. DeRozan n bynum would be like the new kobe n shaq but nowhere near as good. DeRozan got an insane amount of game. he don’t got hops like vince used to so he reminds me more of kobe. i know its against scrubs but he made some pretty tough shots. a fadeaway don’t get easier if you play scrubs, na’mean?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign niQ, on both things. His release is looking great right here. I remember near the beginning of the year he kept shooting it over his head really awkwardly.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    He’s got a nice shot, even though half the highlights of the jumpers were ones that rolled around the rim.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Ummm look at the D, five dudes just standing around waiting for someone to score. Adam Morrison would drop 40 here.

  • Seven Duece

    I honestly didn’t know he could get up like THAT! Head by the rim? Insane.

  • http://aol.com Rj

    its nice to finally see a highlight vid of him not just dunking

  • D12FSU

    this is expected from an NBA player involved in what looks like a summer camp pick up game…due it against the big boys then it will be impressive

  • T-Money

    didn’t we see nick young and javale mcgee do crazy ish in that same league last year? i’ll wait til training camp, fun but meaningless.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    He’s defended by a guy who’s about 5’10 in half those highlights. No D though anywhere.
    Sick dunks/blocks though.

  • Mike

    His vertical seems to have improved, if possible – he needs to get more elevation on his jumper though- when contested- its shaky. shooting over Lebron James is different that a 5’8″ guy in the no- leagues.

    that block was as nasty a goaltend as ive ever seen.

  • T-Money

    Mike: Not really, it’s the level of competition. Youtube his highlights from Compton HS, he was going way higher than he ever did last year. Having to actually defend, getting bumped, spending so much energy to get free, defenses recovering really quickly… all of that affects how high you can go on forays to the rim.

  • Arek

    His vertical does seem to have improved a bit and this is coming from the guy who’s made all his ballislife videos.

  • matt

    It’s funny, kevin durant plays at berry farms and practically no defense was played and people hail him for it. Demar plays at the drew league and puts up 40 and you hate. The players that play at the drew are current nba, former nba, all american college, current college, incoming college freshman and so on. The comp on all the teams isn’t weak. His team just happened to go against a team that didn’t matchup well with his. I could list all the players that play in the drew but Im not going to. I would put the drew up there with the rucker park, and I can say that because Bone collector who has won at the rucker ebc, says in ways its better comp wise

  • Lloyd

    I think the main word here is “highlights”. They wouldn’t be showing all the shots he took and missed here would they? Big Raptor and DeRozan fan, but like someone else said, I held my breath everytime he took a jumper this past season. Form does look better though. Some work on that shot and he could be a real good player.

  • K.a.

    Kennys kerr will give u 50 on the playground is GOLD

  • T-Money

    matt: the rucker is trash too. understand that ANY nba wing can get 40+ in these leagues. bone collector is not a good player by NBA standards, corey williams aka homicide got cut from being a third string pg for the raptors and he was DOMINATING rucker. i don’t know who was hailing KD for dropping 60 at barry farms but it wasn’t me.

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