Watch Jermaine Anderson Play Tonight

Jermaine Anderson and team Canada will be taking on Team USA tonight in what will be a blood bath.  The game started at 9pm AST but is being shown on tape delay in Canada (11:00pm AST) on The Score (which is sort of really annoying).

Despite being really tired I will at least watch the first half.  We get to see Anderson play against Jason Kidd, Chris Paul and Deron Williams.  Let’s see if he can hang with those guys. I obviously don’t expect him to run them off the floor or anything, but to be able to watch him take on those guys will be great and sort of surreal.


I saw the first half of the game, but quickly realized that it was a blow out.  They stayed close in the first quarter, but the lack of depth really showed quickly.  Jermaine had a great game from what I saw.  He handled the pressure really well, despite Team USA’s new found defensive intensity.  He is a great ball handler and it showed.  He finished the game with a team high 18 points plus 2 assists and most importantly only 1 turnover.  He did not look out of place at all out there.  I honestly could see him in the NBA as a third string PG on a decent team/back up on a team with a thin backcourt.  His size is a bit of a problem for the NBA but he has the speed to play decent defense and he does not make a whole lot of mistakes.  Anderson was probably the best Canadian on the court during the first half (English and Anthony were good in spurts, too).

On another note:  Team Canada are not very good.


Jermaine Anderson Playing Well for Team Canada

Former Rainman point guard Jermaine Anderson has been playing well for Canada as the men’s team tries to claw its way into the olympics.

He scored 17 points on 70% shootings (!) in a 79-77 victory over Korea today, including the final 4 points of the game, including the go ahead three.  He also had five boards and 3 assists (I think his rebounding is something we sort of over looked when he played for Halifax.  He was a great defensive rebounder). He had nine points in a losing effort against Slovenia a few days ago.  Halifax have to take on a tough Croatian team on Friday.  The winning team goes into the semis and have a shot at the Olympics: the top 3 teams get to go to Bejing.

This is really off topic, but Dalembert has left the national team and will not return.  Denam Brown never showed up for camp.  Leo Rautins seems to be having rough relationships with his star players, if he keeps this up we may be able to get him to come coach the Rainmen after Canada gives him the boot.

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