The Dyckman tournament, played at 204th street and Nagle Avenue in New York City is one of the premier street leagues in the country. The two month long tournament features a variety of levels, from Biddy (11-13 years of age) to high school – capping out at the pro/collegiate level.
With the league’s season near completion, last night the Kings’ Tyreke Evans took part in a second round playoff game that pitted him with other notable talent such as the New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith. Each shared the spotlight, J.R. with a off the backboard dunk – Tyreke with the reverse 360 layup:
The Harlem based ‘Skull Gang’ brought in Evans to bolster their arsenal and although it took double OT to do so, they came out victorious thanks to Evans’ team high 30 points in his Dyckman debut. Evans oddly struggled with his free throw shooting, but canned a crucial pair with just seconds remaining that brought the Skull Gang to within two. Evans promptly stole the inbound pass, knocking down the bucket to tie the game, sending the contest into its second OT.
Evans and crew squeaked out with four point win.
Skull Gang will take on the BK Stompers this Thursday with the victor moving onto the Championship game. No word on if Evans will continue to participate.