White Defeats Blue, 125-123, In Lute Olson All-Star Classic
Aug. 25, 2003
TUCSON (AP) -- Atlanta's Jason Terry scored 38 points, including 12three-pointers, in a charity Lute Olson All-Star Classic basketball gameSunday night to bring awareness to ovarian cancer.
Terry, who received an offer sheet from Utah in July, is still awaitingfinal negotiations with the Hawks.
Yet he appeared in midseason form by making 13 of 26 shots, 12 of 24three-pointers and grabbing seven assists despite his Blue team losing125-123 to the white squad.
'This was so much fun,' Terry said. 'it was like being home again.'
Just where he calls home for his fifth NBA season remains to be seen.
'Right now we are still negotiating with the Hawks,' Terry said. 'We arewaiting for ownership to change over. But Atlanta is where I want to be.Hopefully we can get something done this week. Training camp is a month awayand I haven't changed my work ethic. I do want to get in there and knowwhere I am going to be at and get it solidified.'
Terry led a group of nearly 20 former University of Arizona basketballplayers taking part in an all-star charity event in front of 11,424.
Olson, the coach of Arizona since 1983, has produced 27 NBA draft picksat Arizona, and had 10 former players in the league last year. He has becomeactive in ovarian cancer research since his wife, Bobbi, died in January of2001 after 47 years of marriage.
Terry, who played for the Wildcats from 1995-99, was joined on the bluesquad by current NBA players Gilbert Arenas of Washington and Luke Walton ofthe Los Angeles Lakers.
The White team included past NBA player Steve Kerr, who retired a coupleof weeks ago as a five-time NBA champion and the NBA's career leader inthree-pointers. Also on the squad was ex-San Antonio Spur Sean Elliott.
The White team was led in scoring by Khalid Reeves' 25 points. JudBuechler had 21 points Dylan Rigdon 19, Rick Anderson 17, Elliott 16 and TomTolbert 15.
The Blue team had Eugene Edgerson scoring 21 points, Walton 16, PeteWilliams 15 and Arenas 12.
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