July 9, 2009
VIDEO: Byrd, Payne highlights from King City
CLEVELAND - SpartanMag.com's weeklong tour of the bustling summer basketball scene in the State of Ohio moved to from Cincinnati on Tuesday to Cleveland on Wednesday as the Lebron James Skills Academy came to an end and the King City Classic got underway.
The King City Classic features teams made up of participants in the Lebron James Skills Academy as well as two additional players that did not take part in the Lebron Academy.
Two of the players that SpartanMag.com was watching closely were No. 75 ranked Michigan State commitment Russell Byrd and No. 20 ranked Adreian Payne. Both Spartan commitment and recruiting target are on the same team at the King Classic. And both players did their part to ensure that their camp team advanced to the Final Four at the event.
Standing in the way of Byrd, Payne, and the rest of their teammates on the camp squad 'UConn' was strong group of players from the camp team North Carolina. Among the players on the UNC roster is Michigan commitment Evan Smotrycz.
Click through to watch video highlights of the Byrd, Payne, and Smotrycz from Wednesday evening's quarterfinal match-up. Stay tuned for additional video of Byrd and Payne from SpartanMag.com as the two 2010 standouts take part in the tournament Final Four this morning.
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