Abdul-Bassit, Sherman-Newsome put in work on Vegas courts

July 18, 2015

Jalil Abdul-Bassit BasketballWith their college days behind them, Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit and Damon Sherman-Newsome are ready to get paid.

Both players put in work this week at the Worldwide Invitational Camp in Las Vegas, where they show off their skills in front of professional coaches, scouts and general managers with hopes of landing an opportunity with a team.

Each of the eight teams at the two-day, four-game showcase was led by coaches from different international teams.

Abdul-Bassit, of West High fame, averaged 10 points and scored as many as 17 in one game. He also had 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in his best performance.

The 6-foot-4 guard out of the University of Oregon sank 8-of-17 3-pointers.

He is trying to become a professional like his father Muff, who played in France back in the 1980s.
Damon Sherman Newsome
Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett High fame, averaged 5.2 points and 2.7 rebounds. He also helped his team go 3-1, the best record in the league.

The 6-foot-4 guard from Colgate University had a game-high 7 points and made 5-of-17 3s.