Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/4/13
The Sacramento Kings have headed south for the first week of their training camp making the six-hour drive all the way down from the capital of the Golden State to the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara for their first practices and scrimmages under new head coach Mike Malone. As we saw in Thursday's brief glimpse into the Washington Wizards' workouts though training camp isn't all circuit training and scheme installation — there's also room for fun diversions like the one new owner Vivek Ranadivé introduced by way of an offer to several UCSB students on Wednesday: OK admittedly outshooting guard Jimmer Fredette — who knocked down 41.7 percent of his 3-pointers last season — isn't the easiest task but the reward of being Ranadivé's guest for "any Kings game anywhere in the country" is a pretty sweet one if you could manage to get hot at just the right time. By the time the All-Star-Weekend-style competition rolled around it had expanded to include three members of the Kings — Fredette (who reportedly made 10 of 15 shots from beyond the arc) recently extended and quietly charitable big man DeMarcus Cousins (9 for 15) and posterizing rookie Ben McLemore (an unofficial 7 for 15 according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee). Fredette's mark in particular seemed a tough one to beat for the UCSB contingent ... except that said contingent included an alleged "16th-year senior" studying "surfboard aerodynamics" who bore a striking resemblance to a certain Hall of Famer and recent addition to the Kings' front office right down to that sweet lefty stroke. And those sweet sweet results.
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