OPRF grad Shumpert scores 11 points before suffering knee sprain in NBA debut

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Print

By Brad Spencer

Sports Editor

OPRF High School graduate Iman Shumpert's debut in the NBA was short-lived but not without fanfare as the former Huskie scored 11 points for his New York Knicks team against the Celtics in the league opener on Christmas day before spraining his right knee in the third quarter and having to be carried off the court.

Shumpert is expected to be out two-to-four weeks with a sprained MCL, but with what he showed while he was on the court Knick fans are eager for his return. The 6-foot-5 rookie made some dazzling moves, including an end-to-end fast-break for a layup and a spinning hook after recovering the rebound of his own jump shot.

Shumpert played a total of 22 minutes, made 5-of-5 shots at the free-throw line and hauled down four rebounds in front of a sellout crowd of 19,763 at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks ended up beating the Celtics 106-104.

Contact:
Email: bspencer@oakpark.com Twitter: OakParkSports

Reader Comments Disabled

Wednesday Journal staff have disabled comments on this page.

Find a garage sale near you!

In search of local garage sales? Find out what sales are happening near you on our map and listing page.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.


            
SubscribeClassifieds
Photo storeContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor

Latest Comments