The Golden Eagles, The Basketball Tournament defending champions are back!
The Golden Eagles return to The Basketball Tournament to defend their crown! The Golden Eagles have an all-time 19-4 mark in this event, having finished runner-up in 2019 before capturing the crown last summer.
Nine players return from last year’s winning squad – Andrew Rowsey, Derrick Wilson, Dwight Buycks, Elgin Cook, Jamil Wilson, Jarvis Williams, Luke Fischer, Maurice Acker, and Travis Diener.
OUR TBT 2021 ROSTER (so far) 🦅🏆
— GOLDEN EAGLES (@GoldenEaglesTBT) June 14, 2021
The Basketball Tournament organizers have seeded them first in the Illinois region and deservedly so. The defending champions deserve some respect, especially with so many players returning.
- Andrew Rowsey
- David Moss
- Derrick Wilson
- Dwight Buycks
- Elgin Cook
- Jamil Wilson
- Jarvis Williams
- Luke Fischer
- Matt Lojeski
- Mo Acker
- Travis Diener
- Vander Blue
- Joe Chapman (Head Coach)
- Joe Napier (Assistant Coach)
- Dan Fitzgerald
- July 25, 2021 – 4:00 pm vs B1 Ballers
The Golden Eagles, primarily made up of Marquette alumni, are the defending champions of The Basketball Tournament. Who can forget how they claimed the $1 million prize last year…Cue Mr. Deiner and the Elam Ending shot!
TRAVIS DIENER FOR $1 MILLION!!!!!!!!!!!
— TBT (@thetournament) July 15, 2020
When you take the eight returnees and add in Vander Blue, this team expects to make a title defense. Blue has played 10 NBA games and is the second-leading scorer in G League history. He can flat-out score and will be a handful for opposing defenses in this tournament.
— Vander Blue II (@veezy_SQ) June 23, 2021
An Illinois Regional final against two-seed House of Paign, made up mostly of Illinois basketball alumni would fit into the MUST-WATCH category.