Breaking down the top 10 point guards in TBT history

 

By: Gabe Maturo 


TBT has featured some of the best floor generals in the world

Over the last seven years, some of the best point guards in the world have competed in TBT. In fact, the position has produced such dominant talent, that many refer to TBT as a 'point guard's tournament.' It's not hard to understand why. When every game is win-or-go-home, you need a floor general with an amazing basketball IQ, competitive spirit, and of course, the ability to get buckets. 

Let's take a look at the top 10 point guards to ever lace them up:

10. Jon Elmore - Herd That (2019-2020)

The Conference USA all-time leading scorer, Jon Elmore did it all for Herd That last summer. Coming into every game as an underdog, Elmore knew he had to take over. And that he did, shooting, assisting, and defending his way into the Quarterfinals. Whether it was hitting a deep contested three or throwing a lob to his teammates, Elmore put on a show. He finished TBT 2020 with 8 assists per game, almost DOUBLE anyone else in the field. Enough said.

 

9. Marcus Hall - Team Colorado (2015-2019)

Hall was a dominant scorer in his four years playing in TBT. In 2016 and 2017, he averaged more than 24 points per game. Hall could shoot, post-up, drive, hit the midrange, it didn’t matter. If you needed a bucket, he was the one to get it. In 2016, on his path to the Campionship Game, Hall scored 27 and 30 points in back-to-back games. 

 

8. Eric Devendorf - Boeheim’s Army (2015-2020)

The king of the midrange jumper, Eric Devendorf is lethal from inside the arc. He's a consistent presence for Boeheim's Army, averaging at least 15 points per game in each of his six years in TBT. Despite being one of the only players who isn't a current pro, Devendorf has yet to be stopped. His lights-out shooting and competitive spirit in the tournament is what sets him apart and stamps his place in the top ten. 

 

7. Jason Williams - Pedro’s Posse (2016)

“White Chocolate” brought the sauce to TBT. In his only year playing in the tournament, Williams made a lasting impression. The tournament’s best passer lit it up, making one flashy pass after another, including a viral off the ground alley-oop to Deividas Dulkys. Williams also brought his scoring prowess to the tournament, as he cashed in on the long ball and finessed his way to easy lay-ins. In his first game of TBT play he showed fans glimpses of his Sacramento Kings days, scoring a 17-point, 10-assist double-double. 

 

6. Jerome Randle - Always A Brave (2017), Eberlein Drive (2018-2019)

Randle is a pure scorer that can do it all. In 2018, he was the leader of an Eberlein Drive team that went to the Championship Game. Whether it was a double crossover move to the hoop, a pump-fake step back, or a midrange pull-up, Randle had a deep bag of offensive tricks that made him a matchup nightmare. In the 2017 and 2018, he averaged more than 21 points per game, exerting his force on anyone who had to guard him.

 

5. Marcus Keene - Sideline Cancer (2019-2020)

Keene might be the most clutch player in TBT history. Earning the nickname “Marcus Elam," he balled out in the Elam Ending, hitting two game-winners and assisting on two more last summer. Keene proved to everybody that he is an elite point guard, averaging 17.2 points and 4.4 assists per game. He led his 22-seed Sideline Cancer squad to a Championship Game appearance, with big performances against Team Hines (29 points) and Overseas Elite (22 points). 

 

4. Aaron Craft - Carmen’s Crew (2017-2020)

Throughout his career, Aaron Craft has always been known as a defensive menace. Of course, that has carried over to his play in TBT. Craft has consistently shut down whoever he has to guard, including players on this list, and was the leading force in Carmen Crew’s 2019 championship run. Craft brought the hustle and heart from his college ball days, averaging 9.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and an incredible 3.2 steals per game.

 

3. Mike James - Team Maryland (2016), Team Hines (2019)

Mike James is a first-class point guard that can score from just about anywhere. In fact, he's regarded as quite possibly the best scorer in EuroLeague, the second best league in the world behind the NBA In TBT 2019, James posted averages of 16.4 points and 5.4 assists per game for Team Hines. He scored 25 points and 23 points in back-to-back games.  In 2016, he played two games with Team Maryland, putting up 22 points and 35 points respectively. 

 

2. Errick McCollum - Overseas Elite (2015-2018)

He's the brother of Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum, but in the TBT world, Errick is the main attraction. In his four years playing TBT, he formed a big three with Kyle Fogg and D.J. Kennedy, a trio that led Overseas Elite to four straight titles. In 2015, his most dominant summer, he averaged 19.1 points per game and had two games where he scored at least 28 points. 

 

1. Jimmer Fredette - Team Fredette (2018)

 2018 was undisputedly the summer of Jimmer. It’s no surprise that he takes the greatest TBT point guard of all time slot, considering he holds a tournament single-season record with 31 points per game. Fredette balled out the whole tournament and showed fans why he deserved all the hype. He scored from anywhere and everywhere, hitting deep threes, pull-up jumpers, and tough, contested lay-ins. Jimmer didn’t have a single game where he scored less than 24 points and had a 41-point outburst against the Fort Wayne Champs. His scoring prowess made him near impossible to guard and showed the TBT community why he deserves the greatest point guard title. 

 

Honorable Mention:

  • Mo Acker - Golden Eagles (2016-2020)

  • Jordon Crawford - Team Fredette (2018, 2019), TMT (2020)

  • Andres Feliz - House of ‘Paign (2020)

  • Pooh Jeter - LAUNFD (2016), Overseas Elite (2020)

  • Chris Lofton - KBC (2019)