The Basketball Tuurnament

Armored Athlete and The Basketball Tournament are quite synonymous.

Armored Athlete will be making its seventh straight appearance in The Basketball Tournament. Their all-time record is 13-6, which places them in the top five all-time winningest programs in this winner-take-all summer basketball extravaganza.

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They have had a tradition of success averaging over two wins each year. Last year they bowed out as a 15-seed against typical powerhouse and former champion Overseas Elite 76-60 in the opening round.

Like each year, this year’s team will be well-prepared to win games. They feature several players with past NBA experience, namely Malcolm Miller, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, and Jemerrio Jones.

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Current Roster:

  • Adonis Thomas
  • Coty Clarke
  • David Dudzinski
  • Gyorgy Goloman
  • James Woodard
  • Jemerrrio Jones
  • John Roberson
  • Malcolm Miller
  • QJ Peterson
  • Sean Armand
  • Tariq Owens
  • Xavier Rathan-Mayes

Coaches:

  • Adam Ross (Head Coach)
  • BJ Dunne (Assistant Coach)
  • Raphael Chillious (Assistant Coach)

General Manager:

  • AJ Mahar

Region:

  • West Virginia

First Matchup:

  • July 18 vs No. 13 seed HBCUnited at 2 p.m.

Team Outlook:

This team has talent. Miller played 10 games and won an NBA title with the Toronto Raptors in 2019. He played for the G League’s Salt Lake City Stars, a Utah Jazz affiliate this past season.

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Sean Armand is a pro’s pro, who averaged 22 points a game in the 2018 The Basketball Tournament and played in France the past two seasons. He was a top-10 scorer in the league each season.

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When you add the scoring of Rathan-Mayes and Jones and the experience from the coaching staff to the rest of the roster, their 4-seed is well-deserved and this is a team that could play itself into the second weekend or beyond.

By skirck2

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