Mac Irvin Fire MyLife - Episode 1
Written By: Kyle Randle
The Nike sponsored Mac Irvin Fire program gets what they need when they head to tournaments.
The Fire came into the 2010 Nike Peach Jam needing a win and they got just that by beating Athlete’s First in their opening round game. They Fire showed their athleticism by dunking and blocking shots. The Fire also got what they needed and that was a flight. The Fire were able to fly into Atlanta, Georgia and ride to the highly anticipated Nike event that some other Nike teams only had the option to ride a bus to the 1st annual EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam. It may sound sweet but it really isn’t to the Fire. The Fire don’t play for the free hospitality given by Nike, they come into every game to “beat up on some more out of Towner’s,” said CEO Mike Irvin.
Athlete’s First out of Oklahoma battled with the Fire inside and outside. The Fire’s athleticism showed with Sam Thompson and Jamie Crockett showcasing their unbelievable dunking ability. Louisville-Commit Wayne Blackshear, played a patient and smooth game scoring 19 points. Blackshear is considered as one of the nation’s top 10 prospects for the class of 2011. Also Blackshear was named a McDonald’s All American but he didn’t play due to a slight dislocation in his left shoulder. DePaul commit Macari Brooks went down in the 2nd half with a left ankle injury. This had no effect on the Fire’s opening round game beating Athlete’s First by a score of 69-61. Being from Chicago the Fire showed their toughness, that’s what Chicago is best known for toughness. No matter who comes in the Fire’s way they look to kill any and everybody, said Wayne Blackshear.