2018 Semifinal Participants Set

 

By: TBT Staff @thetournament


TBT2018 is on to Baltimore! With the semifinals tipping off Thursday night, take a look back at each team's road to Baltimore.

(South) #1 Overseas Elite

Currently sitting at 23-0 all-time in TBT play heading into Baltimore, the three-time defending champions are looking to collect another $2 million payday. Once again leading the charge for Overseas Elite is two time MVP Kyle Fogg, jack-of-all-trades DJ Kennedy, worldwide basketball star Errick McCollum and five time TBT competitor Justin Burrell. The team suffered its biggest scare to date in the Super 16 against Louisiana United, who would have almost certainly won the game on a breakaway lay-up had it not been for a last second foul call. 

Vs. 17 ABC2: 78-62

Vs. 8 Monarch Nation: 71-61

Vs. 4 Louisiana United: 87-86

Vs. 2 Ram Nation: 72-60

MVP Thus Far – DJ Kennedy: 14.5 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 3.5 APG, 54% FG, 40% 3PT

 

(Northeast) #3 Golden Eagles

After storming through the Big East Pod and defeating the Talladega Knights and Boeheim's Army in Atlanta, the Marquette alumni squad won its first regional championship in three attempts. The team features some of the top players to pass through Marquette over the past decade plus, including Travis Diener, Jamil Wilson, and Jerel McNeal. Marquette alum Dwyane Wade, former coach Tom Crean and current coach Steve Wojciechowski have all shown the Golden Eagles support both online and in person.

Vs. 14 Johnnies: 78-67

Vs. 11 Hall In: 96-76

Vs. 15 Talladega Knights: 73-66

Vs. 1 Boeheim’s Army: 90-86

MVP Thus Far – Jamil Wilson: 21.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 52% FG, 53% 3PT

 

(Midwest) #2 Team Fredette 

Led by TBT leading scorer and international superstar Jimmer Fredette (32.3 ppg), this team has beaten all but one of its opponents by double-digits heading into Baltimore. It is not just Jimmer that can get the job done for Team Fredette, though. Brandon Davies, Jack Cooley, Jordon Crawford, Ra'Shad James, Jeff Ledbetter, Derek Cooke Jr. and Devin Williams all feature either NBA or G-League experience. Cooke Jr. finished second in the inaugural Puma Hoops TBT Dunk Contest.

Vs. 15 Peoria All-Stars: 88-80

Vs. 10 Jackson TN Underdawgs: 99-89

Vs. 6 Ft. Wayne Champs: 104-91

Vs. 1 Scarlet & Gray: 100-78

MVP Thus Far – Jimmer Fredette: 32.8 PPG (leads TBT), 5.3 RPG, 5.0 APG, 53% FG, 38% 3PT

 

(West) #7 Eberlein Drive

Led by Jacob Hirschmann, this five time TBT participant (played as The Stickmen last summer) is named after a cul-de-dac in a suburb of Detroit. Although Eberlein Drive is now loaded with NBA talent such as Lou Amundson, Jeremy Evans and James Michael McAdoo, in 2014 Sports Illustrated dubbed them the "lost cause of The Basketball Tournament" after Hirschmann and his group of childhood friends got dominated by Big Apple Basketball. 

Vs. 10 Broad Street Brawlers: 86-71

Vs. 2 Team Colorado: 83-76

Vs. 3 Gael Force: 72-59

Vs. 1 Team Challenge ALS: 78-67

MVP Thus Far – Jerome Randle: 25.0 PPG, 4.0 APG, 3.3 RPG, 50% FG

 

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