Mass Street TBT

Mass Street TBT look to prove they are the team to beat in the state of Kansas.

Two years removed from a college basketball national title, the Mass Street team look to add another to their collection, but this time in the TBT. A team loaded with college basketball stars and two of the best twins in basketball history coaching should lead to a deep run in Wichita.

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Current Roster:

  • Dedric Lawson (Kansas)
  • Brandon Rush (Kansas)
  • Jamari Traylor (Kansas)
  • Keith Langford (Kansas)
  • Kevin Young (Loyola Marymount & Kansas)
  • Lagerald Vick (Kansas)
  • Mario Chalmers (Kansas)
  • Mario Little (Kansas)
  • Mitch Lightfoot (Kansas)
  • Rodney Greene (La Salle)
  • Thomas Robinson (Kansas)
  • Tyshawn Taylor (Kansas)

Coaching Staff:

  • Dan Beckler (GM)
  • Marcus Morris (Head Coach)
  • Markieff Morris (Head Coach)


  • Wichita, Kansas

Team MVP: Tyshawn Taylor

How do you choose one MVP on a team this loaded? Taylor’s experience in the TBT makes him the Team MVP on Day 1, but if Mass Street TBT continues to win, this will be sure to change. Taylor can drive and be a leader on the court, which will be extremely vital for team success. Will he be competing at the same level that we saw when Kansas made the national championship in 2012? Don’t count on it. But his maturity and the ability to do the little things is what’s going to push the Kansas Alumni team to the next level.

Make-or-break Player: Thomas Robinson

While the forward depth is strong, there’s certainly a drop-off compared to the guard position. Guard play is more important in TBT, but having a guy down low who can dominate and extend possessions is a must, and they’ll need Robinson to do that.

Robinson is coming off a solid year in Puerto Rico, and his physical stature can cause him to be a dominant force down low. If he can do that, it will open up the floor for the rest of the team and make controlling games from the tip easier.

Team Outlook

On paper, this could be the best team in the tournament. They have so much talent at all levels, and the home crowd to back them up. Lagerald Vick was a late and underrated pickup for the Jayhawks, as he’s been incredible overseas. Tyshawn Taylor has experience in the TBT when he played for the Stillwater Stars in 2020, and that experience will help whether he’s in the game or not, especially in the Elam Ending.

They start off against We Are D3, a team that is 0-4 all-time in TBT and searching for their first win. If they go on a run, they have a chance to face their two biggest rivals, Show Me Squad (Mizzou Alumni), and Purple and Black (Kansas State Alum). If that were to happen, this would be must-watch TV. If Mass Street TBT wants to win this tournament, they’ll need to build chemistry early on and define roles. If they can do that, good luck knocking out the Jayhawks.

3 thoughts on “The Basketball Tournament 2023: Mass Street TBT Team Profile”
  1. […] Mass Street and Show me Squad are getting all the attention in the Wichita 2 region, but the LA Cheaters might actually be the team to beat in the region. They start it off against Living the Dream, a team that could be a sneaky test. If they can win, then most likely face Team Heartfire. This is a really difficult region, but the biggest advantage LA Cheaters possess is experience. Several teams in the region don’t have that experience, and adjusting to TBT format, especially the Elam Ending can cause a team to slip early. […]

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