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This summer wasn’t like 2011, when the NBA lockout was supplemented by players such as Kevin Durant, LeBron James, James Harden and Kobe Bryant all stepping foot inside of Washington Park. But even with a shortened season of eight games per team over nine weeks, there’s a feeling of relief that the Drew got through this summer. “It’s been a challenge, but Chaniel took care of business,” said Preciado, the voice of the Drew since 1997. “Because I know if we would have missed another year, it would have drove me straight crazy. Two years with no Drew League? That would have had me going crazy. I would have had to go off to local parks and just started announcing random games, pickup games and stuff like that.
The other No. 1 seed, All In, was able to get by Metta Sandiford-Artest’s No. 8 seed Pandas in the quarterfinals 78-53. But then All In was upset, 85-72, in the division semifinals by No. 5 seed Public Enemy, led by three-time Drew League MVP Franklin Session and Washington Wizards center Montrezl Harrell. Public Enemy blew out the 2019 champion M.H.P., led by former NBA player Nick Young, a day earlier in the quarterfinals 109-78. On Saturday, Public Enemy will face No. 7 seed Black Pearl Elite for the DeDe Smooth championship. It will be a rematch of a Week 3 game that Public Enemy won 89-85.
During the Drew League summer season in California, Drummond showed flashes of what he’d been working on, putting up mid-range jumpers. There’s a big difference between summer exhibitions and NBA games and Drummond has the confidence now to put up short jumpers. “That’s something I’ve worked on all season behind closed doors, taking my time to critique it, perfect it and next season, I should be shooting them consistently,” Drummond said. “Going into year seven of my career, it’s time I expand my game; the game has changed each year. “It’s about time I start shooting those little jump shots around the free-throw line; when I’m left wide open, I should be able to shoot that shot.”