B1 Ballers
 

The B1 Ballers are back for their second ever TBT, and they look to get their first victory.

The B1 Ballers return to TBT again after losing in the first round 94-66 to the top-seeded Golden Eagles. They are hopeful that the addition of some college hoopers are able to put them over the top this summer.

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B1 Ballers Roster:

  • Al Durham (Indiana, Providence)
  • Charlie Marquardt (Malloy College)
  • Chudier Bile (Georgetown)
  • Four McGlynn (Vermont, Rhode Island)
  • Isiah Small (Texas State)
  • Jerrelle Benimon (Georgetown, Towson)
  • Jevonlean Hedgeman (San Jacinto College, Louisiana Lafaytte)
  • Justin Forrest (Appalachian State University)
  • Kyle Steward (Youngstown State, UMKC)
  • Quintin Dove (UT-Martine)
  • Thomas Smallwood (UAB, Chattanooga)
  • Zach Cooks (NJIT, Hofstra)

Coaching Staff:

  • Jerry Castello (General Manager, Head Coach)
  • Bill Zasowski (Assistant Coach)

Region:

  • Wichita

Team MVP: Al Durham

Durham comes off of one of his best college seasons, playing for the Providence Friars. He averaged 13.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game in helping Providence to a very good season. He is not a great shooter, but he can handle the ball well and create for others. He is good at getting into the lane, and this creates openings for his teammates.

He is also a very solid defender, and I expect him to have to guard the opponents best guard in most games. He will have to do a little bit of everything for the B1 Ballers to be successful.

Make or Break Player: Quinton Dove

Dove returns for his second season with B1 Ballers. Last year he scored 15 points and had 4 rebounds in their lone game. He went 2/2 from the three point line, and it will be important that he maintains good shooting. He has a good offensive game, and the B1 Ballers are going to need it to make a run in TBT.

Team Outlook:

The B1 Ballers take on the Air Raiders in their first round matchup. It should be a good game as both teams are about evenly matched. The B1 Ballers have a lot of youth on their side, and I expect them to put that to use. They might try and out run teams, and turn it into an up tempo style game. They may have lost first round last year, but the new additions to the team give them hope that this year will be much different.

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