2 Miami Heat youngsters impress at NBA All-Star Weekend event

It was a big night for Miami Heat youngsters Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Alondes Williams as they squared off against each other in the Rising Stars game -- which came with a little bit of a twist.
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If you're a Miami Heat fan, you were in for a treat as Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Alondes Williams SHOWED OUT in round one as it was Team Detlef (G-League players) vs Team Pau (rookies and sophomores).

Even though the game plan was for Jaquez to create for his teammate, Victor Wembanyama, he was still able to get to the rim for his own points and even caught a lob from Wemby. (I'm sure Heat fans are reacting appropriately and not throwing Wemby in Heat jersey photoshops.)

Although Jaquez may need a little bit more lift if he wants to be ready for his dunk contest appearance on Saturday night, he did give the crowd just a little bit of a show as he threw down aback-scratcher dunk -- putting the ball way behind his head and throwing it down with authority.

Surprisingly, Team Pau actually lost to Team Detlef, so Jaquez did not advance to the Finals. He wasn't in the game for the last stretch, as Pau went to OKC guard Cason Wallace over him. Probably not the best idea as Wallace shot 3 of 8 (2 of 6 on 3s).

Fueling the Team Detlef win was a huge performance from Miami's two-way guard Alondes Williams.

Whether it was the contested 3s and the and-1 finish over Wemby or the crafty ball handling and finishing around the rim, Williams showed that he can hoop. Being called up from the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the days leading into the All-Star break surely gave him a confidence boost as he finished with 11 points, two assists, two steals and two rebounds.

Williams and Team Detlef advanced to the Finals and lost to Team Jalen, but what's impressive is that Williams was getting real reps against NBA competition, even if it was a fun exhibition game. He has a bag that he can get into, and hopefully, he can see his way onto the court to dig deeper into it. For now, he gave the world a glimpse at what he can do with the ball in his hands.