Nine TBT'ers set to take center stage during NBA preseason

 

By: Josh Brown | @josh_brown31


Your favorite TBT 2019 star may be coming to a city near you

Are you ready? The NBA preseason is here and nine TBT'ers are set to take center stage over the course of the next 13 days!

So far, we're thrilled to report that three TBT 2019 alumni have signed NBA contracts: Florida TNT forward DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell (15.5 ppg, 10 rpg) with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Boeheim's Army guard B.J. Johnson (7.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg) with the Orlando Magic, and Team Hines forward Isaiah Miles (5.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg) with the Philadelphia 76ers. All three are expected to log minutes this preseason.

In addition, six TBT'ers are set to represent overseas clubs as they make the trip to America for some exhibiton play. Perhaps the most intriguing team to watch is the NBL's Adelaide 36ers, who fill feature Eberlein Drive guard Jerome Randle, Brotherly Love guard Ramone Moore, and Florida TNT forward Eric Griffin. They'll take on the Utah Jazz on Saturday night in Salt Lake City. Also repping the NBL, the New Zealand Breakers will take a two-game swing to Memphis and Oklahoma City. The team, which is owned by TBT 2014 runner-up Matt Walsh, is headlined by Loyalty Is Love forward Scotty Hopson and Team Fancy guard Sek Henry. Lastly, TBT fans will get another look at Loyalty Is Love point guard Keifer Sykes when his Guangzhou Long-Lions visit the 76ers on October 8 and the Wizards on October 9.

Here's the full schedule:

Saturday, October 5

Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs, 8:30PM EDT

TBT'ers to watch: B.J. Johnson (Boeheim's Army, Magic)

 

Adelaide 36ers vs. Utah Jazz, 9:00pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: Eric Griffin (Florida TNT, 36'ers), Ramone Moore (Brotherly Love, 36'ers), Jerome Randle (Eberlein Drive, 36'ers)

 

Monday, October 7

Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons, 7:00pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: B.J. Johnson (Boeheim's Army, Magic)

 

 

Tuesday, October 8

Guangzhou Long-Lions vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:00pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: Keifer Sykes (Loyalty Is Love, Long-Lions), Isaiah Miles (Team Hines, 76ers)

 

New Zealand Breakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 8:00pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: Scotty Hopson (Loyalty Is Love, Breakers), Sek Henry (Team Fancy, Breakers)

 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks, 8:00pm EDT, ESPN

TBT'ers to watch: DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell (Florida TNT, Thunder)

 

Wednesday, October 9

Guangzhou Long-Lions vs. Washington Wizards, 7:00pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: Keifer Sykes (Loyalty Is Love, Long-Lions)

 

Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks, 7:30pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: B.J. Johnson (Boeheim's Army, Magic)

 

Thursday, October 10

New Zealand Breakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 8:00pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: Scotty Hopson (Loyalty Is Love, Breakers), Sek Henry (Team Fancy, Breakers), DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell (Thunder)

 

Friday, October 11

Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics, 7:00pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: B.J. Johnson (Boeheim's Army, Magic)

 

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets, 7:30pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: Isaiah Miles (Team Hines, 76ers)

 

Sunday, October 13

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic, 6:00pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: Isaiah Miles (Team Hines, 76ers), B.J. Johnson (Boeheim's Army, Magic)

 

 

Monday, October 14

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks, 8:30pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell (Florida TNT, Thunder)

 

Tuesday, October 15

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons, 7:30pmEDT, NBATV

TBT'ers to watch: Isaiah Miles (Team Hines, 76ers)

 

Wednesday, October 16

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 8:00pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell (Florida TNT, Thunder)

 

 

Thursday, October 17

Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat, 7:00pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: B.J. Johnson (Boeheim's Army, Magic)

 

Friday, October 18

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards, 7:00pm EDT

TBT'ers to watch: Isaiah Miles (Team Hines, 76ers)