Bulls Seek Revenge vs Greensboro Friday Night

The Windy City Bulls will take on the Greensboro Swarm this Friday night at the Sears Centre Arena. The Bulls look to get a little revenge, after losing to the Swarm in Greensboro, 130-125, back on December 10th.

A player who has played very well the past couple of games for the Bulls is newcomer Andre Dawkins. He has been able to fill it up from behind the three-point line, something the WC Bulls have lacked most of the season.

In the last game against the Swarm, Dawkins went an impressive 5-7 from behind the arc, finishing with 17 points off the bench. Dawkins, an All-Rookie Third Team selection in the D-League last year, has proven how good he can be.

In college, playing for Duke, he was the backup guard on the 2010 championship squad. In an Elite Eight game against Baylor in that same season, Dawkins hit two big three pointers in the first half, to stop the game from slipping away early.

Six years later and he is still getting buckets from deep. Speaking of three-point shooting, Dawkins changed his number from 20 to 34, as a tip of the cap to his idol, Ray Allen.

The Duke Blue Devils’ official website even called him a “deadly three-point shooter” on his bio page. No doubt, the Bulls got a very solid sniper in the former Texas Legends player.

He’s also noted as being an avid golfer. This certainly has had to help his precision because, similar to basketball, the goal of golf is to get a ball in a hole that’s the same shape as the ball itself.

Just think of a three-point shot as a long putt, minus the slopes of the putting greens. But, if Dawkins can continue to be that key spark plug, then it should be a fun matchup because the Swarm have a very solid player of their own who needs highlighting.

How can we forget the Harrison twins who played for the Kentucky Wildcats? These guys hit big shot after big shot in the NCAA Tournament throughout their college career.

Well, Aaron Harrison now plays for the Swarm, and he played extremely well against the Bulls previously. Harrison went off for 28 points that game, while also collecting nine rebounds.

One obvious thing that stands out about Harrison is his ability to heat up at the right moments to help his team get a win. He’s done this a few times in college, more famously in the NCAA Tournament.

One of those gleaming moments was in 2014, when he hit a three-pointer to beat the Michigan Wolverines in the regional finals and advance. Furthermore, he hit another game-winning long range bomb, to defeat the Wisconsin Badgers in the semi-finals in that same tournament.

He’d finish with eight points and it he scored those in the second half, when the intensity was revving up. Just because college and D-League basketball are two totally different animals, doesn’t mean you lost the clutch bug.

Some guys are just great at it. In the last three games with the Swarm, Harrison racked up 15 points in two of them.

That’s definitely not what he did to the Bulls the last time these squads dueled. Even if he doesn’t drop 28 points every night, he’s still that deadly weapon the Swarm could use if the game gets tight.

So that’s who the Bulls should try to keep an eye on Friday night. If both Dawkins and Harrison are drilling threes like they are both capable of, then we can be in for quite a treat.

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