WHO ARE: PRIMETIME PLAYERS TBT 2016

 

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The PrimeTime Players showed just how important chemistry is in TBT last year, going from a 19 seed in TBT's South Regional all the way to the Super 17, where they were just two points shy of a berth to the quarterfinals. Coming into the tournament last summer GM Chris Thomas estimated the team had more than 500 games of experience together between the East Coast Basketball League and other various competitions, and their distinct style of run-and-gun basketball make the PrimeTime Players a handful for any opponent regardless of skill level. Leading the way last summer for the team was 6-foot-7 forward Donald Rutherford, who averaged 16 points per game, including a 20-point, 10-rebound outburst in their upset of top seeded TeamBDB in Atlanta. Sean Barnette, Chris Moore and Terrell Smith also helped lead the balanced PrimeTime Players attack.

After receiving a popularity bye, the PrimeTime Players faced a tough challenge right off the bat in TeamBDB. Behind Rutherford's double-double and multiple ejections, the team cruised to a 94-66 win. The momentum carried over the next day for both the PrimeTime Players and Rutherford (18 points), and once again the team came out victorious, this time 66-59 over HBC to move on to the Super 17. Unfortunately for the Cinderella story, they ran into another underdog in Chicago, and fell in a nailbiting 76-75 loss against 21st seeded Dirty South.

New in 2016

Three-time TRBL champion James Dillard III and Lewis Sims, who had a 17-year run playing in Europe, join the PrimeTime Players this summer.

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