Video: Al Durham Jr., Justin Smith at Derby Festival Night of the Future Stars

  • 04/14/2017 9:28 pm in

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Class of 2017 Indiana signees Al Durham Jr. and Justin Smith participated in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic Night of the Future Stars on Friday night at Indiana University Southeast.

Durham Jr. and Xavier signee Naji Marshall advanced to the finals of the event’s 2-on-2 contest, but fell to the duo of Taveion Hollingsworth (WKU) and Chuma Okeke (Auburn)

Neither Smith nor Durham Jr. advanced to the finals of the 3-point shootout, which will be held at halftime of Saturday’s Derby Festival Basketball Classic at Freedom Hall in Louisville.

However, Smith was one of four players to advance to the finals of the dunk contest that will be held at halftime on Saturday night.

Here’s video of Durham Jr. and Smith in the 3-point shootout, as well as video of Smith from Friday’s preliminary round of the dunk contest:

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  • Ms hoosier

    Al’s shot needs a lot of work!!

  • SCHoosier

    that might be kind…..

  • Jeremy

    That is why they call it player development.

  • iugradmark

    May need to re paint the rims.

  • inLinE6

    That’s the worst of any incoming freshman for a long time.

  • dwdkc

    It’s Ok Al won’t be shooting the 3 for awhile. Liked what Justin showed on the jump over the guy for the dunk, and also had a pretty nice looking 3 point stroke. Predict he gets some minutes.

  • Doug Wilson

    Look out Calbert Chaney, A new lefty is in town. Justin is a new (current) favorite….
    Go South Paw!

  • rob salway

    Al Durham is the lefty.

  • FKIM01

    He’s streaky. That wasn’t his finest work, to be sure. He’ll get reps and get better. Right now, it seems like he’s either on or off, but he’s better than that video shows.

  • JC Hardwick

    Smith fades away on his shot and Durham’s shooting arm is blocking his view of the rim. Smith should come around fairly easily with the right coaching but Durham may take a while. He’ll have to change his form altogether.

  • Neil Dixon

    Oh my goodness, what negativity! This was an all star game and in that context, both played very well. Smith is bigger than the 6′-6″ listed and is well built too. Durham is not a great shooter (at least in this game but I don’t put much faith in that) however, he has a great handle and Smith handles the ball way better than Calbert Cheaney did at this stage. Also Smith shoots from distance fairly well.
    There is such criticism here but what about poor Louisville? Malik Williams? He looks thin and weak and got pushed around quite a bit for someone that has been rated so highly. I counted at least two complete air balls as well.
    These guys will do very well at IU. Give them a season to adjust to college ball and they could both be stars.