The Basketball Tournament

Team Challenge ALS is competing in its fifth year in The Basketball Tournament.

Team Challenge ALS has entered The Basketball Tournament for four years, each year trying to win the 1 million dollar prize to donate to ALS research.

Two key additions for Team Challenge ALS can prove vital, as their backcourt has become even more dominant. This team will run fast, play small, and try to make their way to the promise land.

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Roster

  • Bobby Jones
  • David Weaver
  • DeShawn Stephens
  • Dominique Johnson
  • D’Vontay Friga
  • Gerald Robinson
  • Jerome Randle
  • Justin Dentmon
  • Marvelle Harris
  • Nik Caner-Medley
  • Selom Mawugbe

Coaching Staff

  • Darren Collison (Head Coach)
  • Brandon Chambers (Assistant Coach)
  • Johnny Dukes (Assistant Coach)
  • Steve Hailey (Assistant Coach)

General Manager

  • Sean Marshall

Boosters

  • Darius Burton
  • Michelle Rozzen

Region

  • Wichita

First Matchup

  • July 16, 6 PM EST, vs 14 seeded We Are D3

Team Outlook

Team Challenge ALS has had success in The Basketball Tournament, but has yet to win it all and take home the grand prize, or, actually, donate it in their case.

This team has brought excellent backcourts to The Basketball Tournament in years past, but none quite like the one they have this year. Jerome Randle, former Eberlein Drive guard, and Justin Dentmon, 2012 D-League MVP and former NBA player, Team Challenge ALS has arguably the best two-guard combo in The Basketball Tournament.

Their first matchup is with We Are D3, a group of players coming from the Division 3 level. Although it seems like an easy task, D3 players will play hard and physically, something an opponent may not expect in the opening round.

However, Team Challenge ALS should not have any problems given their skill level this year. Their hardest task in the bracket is Eberlein Drive, viewed as the most powerful roster in The Basketball Tournament by some.

If Team Challenge ALS handles business where it should and meets up with Eberlein Drive in the quarterfinals, their guard play can cause a very good matchup to decide the winner of the Wichita Bracket. After that game, anyone could win it all, and Team Challenge ALS has a very good cause to play for.

By Samuel Bass

Writing sports, college basketball, ACC hoops

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