Miami Hurricanes alumni team to apply for TBT 2021

 

By: Gabe Maturo


Former Canes star Davon Reed made the announcement on Thursday

Aside from all playing their college ball at Miami, Malcolm Grant, Durand Scott, Rion Brown, Kamari Murphy, and Julian Gamble all have one thing in common: TBT experience. 

After years of playing in the tournament, these five will finally get the chance to combine their talents and rep their alma mater.

While chatting with Inside TBT, another Hurricane legend, Davon Reed, announced that his group of Miami alumni will apply for TBT 2021 under the name Category 5

 

The tournament experience that this squad brings is one of a kind.

In TBT 2016, Durand Scott led Team BDB in minutes, points, and assists.

That same summer, Malcolm Grant averaged 29 points and 6 assists per game for Supernova. A year later, he would go on to average 18 points and 2 assists per game.

Rion Brown played for a Matadors team that won one game in the 2017 tournament. He returned two years later to lead the Fort Wayne Champs in minutes en route to a Super Sixteen berth.

 

Kamari Murphy played on a Few Good Men in 2017, also reaching the Super Sixteen.

Perhaps most notably, Julian Gamble has been a star in TBT from the start. In 2014, the first year of the tournament, he averaged 16.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game with Rep Your City. In 2017 & 2018, Gamble led Armored Athlete to the Quarterfinals and Super Sixteen, respectively.

To add on to a roster filled with experience, there is also a renewed chemistry.

 

Malcolm Grant, Rion Brown, and Durand Scott were in the starting five together at Miami from 2010-2012. A year later, Grant led the Canes to the second Sweet Sixteen appearance in program history.

Davon Reed and Anthony Lawrence II both played on a Miami team that also made a Super Sixteen run in 2016. DJ Vasiljevic joined those two a year later and helped them make the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row.

Can this group of former Canes put their experience and chemistry together for a shot at the TBT chip?