Breakers to take on NBA players in exhibition

Orlando Johnson vs Kyle Korver

Orlando Johnson drives towards the basket against Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks.

Several NBA basketball players will be playing an exhibition game at San Marcos High School this Friday night, taking on the Santa Barbara Breakers at 7 p.m.

UPDATE: Actor Don Johnson of Miami Vice fame will coach the NBA squad.

The game will act as a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Basketball Hall of Fame College Scholarship Program.?Admission is $5 for adults and it’s free for kids under 14. Tickets are only available at the door.

Included on the “NBA” roster is Orlando Johnson of the Indiana Pacers, Julyan Stone of the Toronto Raptors, and James Ennis of the Miami Heat. James Nunnally, Travis Leslie, Quincy Miller and Zach Andrews – all of whom just finished competition in the NBA’s Summer League – are also expected to play.

Johnson, Ennis and Miller were starters for their NBA Summer League teams. Ennis and Nunnally combined for 49 points in the Heat’s final game, a 91-89 loss to Phoenix yesterday in Las Vegas. Ennis, who is from Ventura and played at Long Beach State, was drafted 50th overall in June to the Atlanta Hawks, then traded to the Heat.

Nunnally, the former UCSB Gaucho, played well for the Heat and led the team in scoring off the bench.

Johnson, UCSB’s first player drafted to the NBA since Brian Shaw, averaged just under 15 points in five summer games as the Pacers went 3-2 in Orlando.

Stone started his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets until signing a new contract with the Toronto Raptors this offseason.

The Breakers will field a roster that includes all-time leading scorer Tim Taylor, Billy Knight and Isaac Jones.