As KnicksJournal.com reported last month, Spurs guard and Long Island native Danny Green will lead the way as an array of young basketball talent hits the hardwood in memory of three terrific lost individuals.
The Malone Mulhall Benefit Game will host its second annual contest this coming Saturday, July 28th, at Adelphi University at 1PM EST. This great event is held to honor Michael Mulhall, as well as Jamie and Paige Malone, all of whom lost their lives in a tragic car accident in 2010.
All three spent honorable time helping kids with special needs at Camp ANCHOR.
Joining Green to help support the fantastic cause will be a wealth of rising talent, many of whom will be participating as they arrive fresh off successful stints in the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas.
Scott Machado, the popular young guard from Iona College who many Knicks fans were hoping would don orange and blue next season, will play in the contest for the first time. Though he went undrafted in last month's NBA Rookie Draft, Machado played well for the Rockets in Vegas this past week. He averaged 8.0 points, 5.6 assists, and 2.2 steals through five games and helped lead the Rockets to a 4-1 finish.
Returning to the MMBG for the second straight year will be Red Storm alums Justin Burrell & Paris Horne, as well as high-flying forward Vernon Goodridge.
Burrell averaged 6.2 points on 44% from the field and grabbed 4.4 rebounds per game for the Warriors' team in Vegas. His former St. John's University teammate, Horne, averaged 5.7 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Bobcats.
Goodridge, whom the Knicks have eyed for quite some time, averaged 10.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game while playing overseas in Ukraine last season.
Among the others joining the fun this Saturday will be former Golden State Warriors forward Chris Taft. NBA Hall of Famer Chris Mullin and Knicks broadcaster Mike Breen will also be in attendance, serving as celebrity coaches for the contests.
Fans can provide an assist to this phenomenal cause and enjoy a great day of basketball entertainment, simply by purchasing a ticket for this Saturday's event by clicking here.
Proceeds from the game will be donated to the "Jamie & Paige Malone Foundation" and "Michael Mulhall Univeristy of Scranton Scholarship."