DaVonte Lacy and the Pac-12 All-Star basketball team concluded their exhibition tour of China this weekend with a 71-68 win over the Shanghai Sharks. The Sharks President is former NBA great Yao Ming, who spoke to the Pac-12 players after the game. The win moved the All-Stars to 3-0 in their brief tour in China. Lacy featured the highlight of the game while throwing down an impressive tip slam late in the game.
Lacy scored 10 points in the finale on 4-for-5 shooting. He was the only member of the Washington State basketball team on the squad that featured players such as Utah’s Jordan Loveridge, Washington’s Andrew Andrews, Arizona State’s Bo Barnes and USC’s Nikola Jovanic among others.
The All-Stars defeated the Chinese University All Star team 73-47 in the first game, while knocking off Chinese pro team Jiangsu 85-63 in the second game. Lacy finished the three game tour averaging 7.7 points-per-game, good for fifth on the team.
Preparing for his senior season, Lacy is looking to help lead a turnaround season for the Cougars this year. Ernie Kent’s high-octane offense should prove to be beneficial for Lacy as he has proven time after time he could be the most prolific scorer in the league this season. He averaged 19.4 points-per-game last year.
Lacy is said to have been working on his post-game this off-season in hopes of being able to use his size against some of the smaller guards in the league. Lacy and the Cougars will open their season November 7th against Azusa Pacific.