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CFTV: Bluford blows up in Cap City League final

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See the three. Be the three. 

Meet K.J. Bluford Cyclone Nation. This junior college transfer who will play for Iowa State next season went off in Sunday night’s YMCA Capital City League championship game defeating ADIO Chiropractic by a 142-130 final.

Bluford scored 45 points on an 11-of-18 performance from 3-point range. Bluford went 7-for-15 from long range in a semi-final win earlier in the evening. 

After the game, I caught up with Bluford to talk about his big night. 

Bluford’s teammate, Dustin Hogue, scored 31 points in the championship game while going 15-for-16 from the floor.  

The duo of Naz Long and Abdel Nader was on the losing end of the title game. Long however had a monster game with 47 points on 9-of-15 shooting from 3-point range. Nader chipped in with 28 points.  

The YMCA defeated George’s Niang’s top-seeded Capital Orthopaedics team 136-106 in one semi-final. ADIO Chiropractic beat Coca-Cola in the other 125-104. 

Awards

*** Iowa State senior Bubu Palo was named as the Capital City League’s MVP. Palo averaged a triple-double on the season.

*** Iowa State junior Daniel Edozie was named as the league’s Defensive MVP. 

*** Iowa State freshmen Matt Thomas and Monte Morris were named as Co-Newcomers of the Year. 

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