Playoff spots were up for grabs as the 2019 Drew League reached the final week of its regular season, with both Saturday and Sunday featuring a handful of contests.
But that was not the only storyline of the day.
Pandas def. Prodigy, 83-82
MHP def. Panthers, 85-73
Problems def. Reapers Black Ops, 105-88
Tuff Crowd def. Young Citi, 87-69
Nationwide Blue Devils def. I-Can All-Stars, 79-77
Jaguars def. Redemption, 108-105
BB4L vs. L.O.S., 2:45 p.m. ET
Public Enemy vs. Baxter's Legacy, 4:15 p.m. ET
CitiTeam Blazers vs. No Shnacks, 5:30 p.m. ET
Team Watson vs. CABC So. Cal, 7 p.m. ET
Problems 105, Reapers Black Ops 88
Garrett Nevels, a 6'2" guard who played collegiately at Hawaii through the 2014-15 season, has shown the ability to get buckets throughout his time at the Drew League, and Saturday's dominance proved he is an absolute problem when he gets hot.
Nevels, who dropped 56 points and 16 in the fourth quarter, helped his team come back from down 17 at one point.
The 26-year-old spent the 2018-19 season with Spanish club Gipuzkoa Basket, where he averaged 11.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 26.2 minutes per game. He previously went undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft.
Tuff Crowd 87, Young Citi 69
Jennings—a 6'1" guard who played in the NBA from 2009-10 to 2017-18 and played at Zenit Saint Petersburg of the VTB United League for 10 games last season—put up 44 points and 11 boards in the win, showing off his range on more than one occasion:
Jennings is still only 29 and not too long ago (2014-15) averaged 15.4 points per game with the Detroit Pistons. He could conceivably be a useful scoring option off an NBA team's bench if he gets another shot in the league.
Meanwhile, Shareef O'Neal—the 19-year-old son of Shaquille O'Neal—had some fun before the game even started:
The 6'9" power forward missed the 2018-19 season with the UCLA Bruins after having heart surgery, but the 4-star recruit has been medically cleared to return to the team. He showed why he should be a force in the Pac-12 this season:
With Jennings and O'Neal putting on a show, Tuff Crowd secured a spot in the playoffs.