Tuesday , Nov , 21 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Professor makes his return to the And1 tour after injury

Professor made his return to the court Tuesday night in Kobe, Japan. The game in Kobe was the first of a 2 game tour in Japan for the And 1 Mix Tape Tour. Team And 1 set out to bring all of its players across the water Saturday to play a 2 game series featuring everyone signed to the Mix Tape Tour. The first game was a success in Kobe, nearly selling out a 7000 seat arena and had the crowd on their feet the entire game. Fess ended the game with a solid performance with 15 pts and 5 dimes as the 2 teams went head to head for 50 minutes of live action.

Professor makes his return to the And1 tour after injuryThis trip is unique for the tour being that there are 2 teams playing eachother both made up of all Mix Tape Tour players as opposed to team And 1 facing a foriegn opponent. And 1 Japan called for this change in order to keep the game uptempo on both sides rather than having a lopsided victory with Team And 1 defeating a foriegn professional team opponent with little or no style, not catering to what typically is streetball. The second game is going down Thursday night in Tokyo and will cap off the 2 game series and And 1’s trip to Japan.  It will be set in an arena that seats 8000, ticket sales are looking good already and it should be the biggest game of the tour.

Stay tuned to akatheprofessor.com for media articles from japan as well as pictures from professor and team and1’s Japanease tour!