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Tri-Cities Summer League Tips Off in Richmond

Richmond, VA (WWBT)- Ben Wallace was a four time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and the Virginia Union product is quick to realize how much the Richmond area help achieve his goal.  This month Wallace is opening the doors to his court, hosting the Tri-Cities Summer League.

The league tipped off on Wednesday night with a talented group of players taking the court.  VCU stand outs Bradford Burgess and Brandon Rozell took the floor and the group was headlined by for Ram and current Oklahoma City Thunder guard Eric Maynor.  Maynor is captain of his squad which features Rozell, former Boston College guard Tyrese Rice and another former VCU player, Jamal Shuler.  Shuler has spent the last two years overseas, most recently in France. 

Wallace and Maynor are two of five NBA players competing, along with Reggie Williams, Ed Davis and former VCU star Larry Sanders.  Stephen Curry is expected to make an appearance as well.  First year Virginia Union head coach Luqman Jaaber is also taking the court in the league.  He was a member of last season's championship team.

The Tri-Cities Summer League is for players in high school and features collegiate players, in addition to the professional talents that appear from both the NBA and overseas.  There is also a girls/women's division this year.  Games will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and will run through August 4 at Big Ben's Court on Westwood Ave.

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