Nasty Nati, the Cincinnati alumni make their first appearance in TBT, fittingly in the Xavier (Cincinnati) regional.
Consisting of almost all Cincinnati alumni and a SoCon player of the year (Isaiah Miller), Nasty Nati is looking to make a splash in their first ever TBT appearance.
A 4 seed, Nasty Nati certainly has the numbers and skill to shock viewers and advance further than prognosticators expect, especially if dynamic point guard Isaiah Miller plays up to his full potential.
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- Ty Jordan (Malone)
- Troy Caupain Jr. (Cincinnati)
- Tre Scott (Cincinnati)
- Shaquille Thomas (Cincinnati)
- Octavius Ellis (Cincinnati)
- Marquez Letcher-Ellis (Rice)
- Jarron Cumberland (Cincinnati)
- Jacob Evans (Cincinnati)
- Isaiah Miller (UNCG)
- Coreontae Deberry (Cincinnati)
- Corie Blount (Head Coach)
- Cane Broome (Assistant Coach)
- Kevin Johnson (GM)
Team MVP: Isaiah Miller
The former UNCG guard just finished up his Summer League stint with the Utah Jazz, with a very impressive showing against the Raptors on July 13. Miller dropped 8 points, 4 steals, and 4 assists in just 17 minutes of work. Though a bit undersized at just 6’ tall, Miller is adept at finding his way to the basket through the trees inside. His leadership could carry Nasty Nati to a second-round matchup with Florida TNT.
Make or Break Player: Jarron Cumberland
Cumberland spent most of his time last year on the G-League Circuit but did manage three games with the Trail Blazers. A big showing with Nasty Nati in the tournament could propel him into the eyes of NBA teams. Cumberland is a deceptive playmaker, and despite his role as a scorer, can dispense the ball with ease, averaging almost 5 assists per game during his senior year at Cincinnati.
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Nasty Nati’s starting five is one of the best in the Xavier regional, with Cumberland and Miller likely being on the floor with G-Leaguers Tre Scott and Jacob Evans. Seeded as a 4, Nasty Nati definitely has a chance to do some damage in the Xavier regional. They should get by the Fort Wayne Champs, and will likely put a scare into Florida TNT if they advance. I would not be surprised if Nasty Nati winds up taking first in the regional.