It didn’t matter which big names highlighted the South Bronx’s summer city basketball circuit at Gauchos Gym on Saturday. James Feldeine made sure he put on his own show.
The former Quinnipiac standout scored 50 points for Dominican Power in a 109-104 overtime loss to Man Up, which featured former Connecticut star and Charlotte Bobcat Kemba Walker and Milwaukee Buck Brandon Jennings.
“Great game at dyckman thanks for all the love,” Feldeine tweeted after the game.
Walker scored 36 points while the New York Post highlighted the play of Jennings and Florida’s Erving Walker.
But the 6-foot-4 Feldeine was the one who put on the real show. Quinnipiac assistant coach Eric Eaton, who coached Feldeine when he was a Bobcat, expressed high praise for Feldeine via Twitter.
“Everybody’s talking about Kemba last night @ Gauchos Gym but former Quinnipiac Bobcat James Feldeine dropped 50 in that game!!!!!!” he tweeted Sunday afternoon.
Feldeine made the triple-double in his senior year look miniscule with 50.
Feldeine averaged 16.8 points per game his final two years at Quinnipiac and helped the team emerge as a Northeast Conference contender.
After he graduated in 2010, he pursued playing professionally overseas in Spain. Playing for Leche Rio Breogan Lugo, he played 41 games and led his team in scoring with 15.2 points per game.
Feldeine scored 30 points in a Spanish league game when he went 10-for-17 from the field.
Still 20 points shy of 50.
Jennings, the youngest player to score 50 points in an NBA game, had already played six games before he tallied 55 against the Golden State Warriors, who finished among the worst teams in the Western Conference in 2010.
Feldeine’s NBA experience: none.
Photo credit: Al Valerio