Written by: Josh Safran
Anytime NBA talent comes to the Rumph Classic it’s a treat. But having Philly legend Lou Williams make an appearance while flirting with Rumph classic history is on a different playing field.
Day one of the Rumph showed us an NBA talent blow a massive halftime lead but Lemon Pepper Lou was not going to let that happen for Team Chuck Ellis Workouts with their backs against the wall. They staved off an 8EYE comeback midway through the second frame and won 110-93. The win was powered by Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams who finished with 53 points, 18 shy of the tournament record held by Rasheim Wright (71).
The best part of Williams’ performance was how effortlessly he scored. There wasn’t any barking for the ball or calling for iso’s. There was no desire to embarrass the other team. It was simply a man going to work becoming the epitome of a walking bucket.
Williams finished the first half with 34 points, reaching 50 with eight minutes left to go in the game. After hitting the 50-point mark he cooled off a little and spread the wealth, allowing his teammates like fan favorite Dionte Christmas pick up some much needed buckets going into the third day of the tournament.