WHO ARE: TALLADEGA KNIGHTS TBT 2017

 

Quick Hits

Bid: Popularity

Notable Players: Josh Boone, Stephane Lasme, Ty Nash

Number of Active Pros: 6

TBT History: Made it to the second round in their first ever TBT appearance before losing to City of Gods in the second round.

Nutshell: Back for their second year, the Talladega Knights will look to dominate the low post with former NBA players Stephane Lasme and Josh Boone and 2014 TBT champion Tyrone Nash.

What to Know

  • The team's name is a tribute to the famous Will Ferrell movie.
  • Once opponents in the 2014 TBT Championship Game, Josh Boone and Tyrone Nash team up on the Talladega Knights.
  • The Talladega Knights won their first-round game against Team Fancy in TBT 2016, before falling to City of Gods the following day.

 

How they Fared in TBT 2016

Round 2: Johnson carries City of Gods again in defeat of Talladega Knights

DerMarr Johnson sank 6-of-11 3-point attempts and scored 27 points to lift City of Gods to a 94-85 victory over Talladega Knights on Sunday, propelling his team to the Super 16. After trailing by 10 points at the half, Talladega Knights made things interesting with a strong push in the second half's first 10 minutes to bring the game to a virtual gridlock. But the City of Gods balanced attack––five players scored in double figures, and the team went 13-of-29 from beyond the arc––proved too strong to overcome. Chris Wright added 17 points, five assists, and five rebounds for the victors. Manny Quezada scored 27 points for Talladega Knights.

 

Round 1: Quezada leads Talladega Knights past Team Fancy 

Talladega Knights sank seven of its eight free throw attempts with less than a minute remaining to hold on for a 108-105 victory over Team Fancy on Saturday in Philadelphia. Team Fancy's Shane Gibson, who finished with 28 points and seven 3-pointers, hit a triple from the left corner to cut the deficit to one, 101-100, with exactly 60 seconds left on the clock. But, trailing 106-104 with 7.7 ticks to go, he split a pair of free throws that could have knotted the score. Manny Quezada of Talladega Knights made all seven of his 3-point attempts and finished with 32 points and five assists, both game highs. Kevin Parrom paced Team Fancy with 30 points, including 18 from beyond the arc.

 

New in 2017

  • Stephane Lasme - University of Massachusetts (2003), Texas Legends (D-League)

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