When the game was over and Big Apple Basketball, led by Jamario Moon, had beaten Dyckman/NYAC by two in overtime, the crowd surrounded the star of the game on the floor of the Baruch College ARC, seeking autographs. They weren't thrusting their jerseys or paper at Moon or John Lucas III, both NBA players last season.
Instead they went for MarShon Brooks, the Net pick out of Providence wearing No. 11. He had just missed the last shot, which would have won the game. No matter. He scored 48 points on 32 shots, at times dominating Moon. More that that, though, Brooks seemed at ease, knowing he was the best player on the court and fully enjoying it. It was only a summer Pro-Am game, but what he showed went beyond the numbers.