After establishing a career high for points at the Wells Fargo Center for the second time in two seasons, Villanova guard Darrun Hilliard indicated that he liked playing on the same basketball court where Allen Iverson starred for the 76ers.
"A.I. was the man; that was my favorite player," said Hilliard, a junior from Bethlehem. "Seeing him go out there and being the smallest guy on the court and doing what he did with everything against him, it was something that I looked up to."
The 6-foot Iverson, who had his No. 3 retired Saturday night by the Sixers, energized a lot of youths who grew up during his time in the NBA, especially in his 10 seasons in Philadelphia from his rookie season of 1996-97 until his trade to Denver in 2006.