WE HAVE LIVE SPORTS!!! It’s like Christmas Morning for me a sport I enjoy is coming back and I’m thrilled. The TBT is a $1 Millon, winner takes all tournament that uses the Elam Ending. It features a ton of former College Stars and it should be a blast without further ado, let’s look at the teams.
Starting from 24-1
Roster: Deshaun Thrower (Ferris State), Kevin Capers (Florida Southern), Mike Davis (Queens University of Charlotte), Wendell Davis (Ashland)< Jesse Hardin Jr (Walsh), Brian Harper (Paine), DeMario Mayfield (Angelo State)< Brady Skeens (Washburn), Taren Sullivan (Findlay)
D2 replaced Jackson TN Underdogs after a Team member tested positive for COVID-19.
#23 Prime-Time Players
Roster: Christian Keeling (North Carolina), Sean Barnett, Trey Britton, John Douglas (Winthrop), Ricardo Glenn (USC Upstate), Chris Moore (Charleston Southern), Chris Wray (Mount St. Mary’s), Robert Turner (Texas Tech), Odell Turner, Zeriq Lolar, PJ Heath
This team was a late addition after the MAC Unity Team dropped out of the field.
#22 Herd That
Roster: Ot Elmore (Marshall), Stevie Browning (Marshall), Chris Cokley (UAB), Jon Elmore (Marshall), Ryan Luther (Arizona), Zach Smith (Texas Tech), Ryan Taylor (Marshall), Rondale Watson (Marshall), Jacorey Williams (MTSU)
JON ELMORE IS PLAYING BASKETBALL IN A FEW SHORT DAYS. He was such a fun player to watch can pull-up from 30+ feet like it’s nothing, he shot 36% from three his senior season, I refuse to believe that though. Not to brag too much but I had Marshall beating Wichita State in the 2017-18 NCAA Tournament in which they won and Elmore had 27. Ryan Luther played for Pitt and Arizona, he’s also a great shooter. Browning started his career at D-2 Fairmont State for 2 seasons, before going D-1 to Marshall, and he shot 39% his final season for the Herd. Ot Elmore isn’t much of a player, but more like a mascot and Jon Elmore’s brother. Williams spent 3-Seasons at Arkansas, then transferred to MTSU and had 17.3 PPG, 7.3 RPG in his Senior Season. Smith was a steady presence for the Red Raiders for 4 seasons and had a productive college career. This is a dangerous team.
#21 Sideline Cancer
Roster: Diamond Stone (Maryland), Marcus Keene (Central Michigan), Four McGlynn (Rhode Island), Remy Abell (Xavier), Jamel Artis (Pitt), Maurice Creek (George Washington), Duane Johnson (East Stroudsburg University), Eric Thompson (Pacific), Dion Wright (St Bonaventure)
Former McDonalds All-American, Diamond Stone who’s a 7-Footer is one of the top players on this squad he had 13 points and 5 rebounds per game in his one season as a Terrapin before being the 42nd pick in the Draft, he’s currently in the G-League. Marcus Keene was unreal for the Chippewas, he spent 2 seasons at Youngstown State and was a fine player, but played one season for CMU and averaged 30 points, 4.9 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game on 44% from the field, 36% from deep. He left College after the season while still having eligibility, probably a bad decision since he’s never played in the NBA, but instead he’s in Germany now. He will be a force in the TBT. McGlynn played for 3 schools, Vermont, Towson, URI he was a good shooter throughout his career. Artis was great for Pitt, he played under Jamie Dixon for 3 seasons, then Kevin Stallings for his final season, he had 18 PPG his last season. This team has star power and 3 great players in Keene, Stone, Artis don’t be shocked to see them make noise.
#20 Stillwater Stars
Roster: James Banks II (Georgia Tech), Armoni Brooks (Houston), Markel Brown (Oklahoma State), Mike Cobbins (Oklahoma State), Thomas Dziagwa (Oklahoma State), Le’Bryan Nash (Oklahoma State), Tyshawn Taylor (Kansas), Naadir Tharpe (Kansas), Brian Williams (Oklahoma State), Darrell Williams (Oklahoma State)
This team is scary good, they have recent graduates such as James Banks II, Thomas Dziagwa. Dziagwa is an elite shooter, he shot 42% from deep in 2018-19, 41% in 2019-20 that’s what he does and he does it well. Banks is a good defender and shot blocker. Markel Brown is a guy who was outstanding for the Cowboys and was later drafted by the Nets at #44 overall. Brown was a two-time BIG 12 second-team player in his career and is most well known for his crazy dunks. He even got ejected on a crazy dunk for taunting due to it being his 2nd technical foul of the game back in College, one of the worst ejections I have ever seen. Nash was such a fun college player to watch as a complement to Marcus Smart, he’s a 6’7″ wing who was a McDonald’s All-American back in 2010 and a former All-BIG 12 player. He’s most recently played in Tokyo. Tyshawn Taylor was a great player for the Jayhawks, in his senior season he shot 47% from the field, 38% from three, and averaged 16 points per game, and after the season was drafted in the 2nd round of the NBA draft. He’s currently playing for the Saigon Heat in Vietnam. Armoni Brooks is a guy who should’ve stayed for his senior season at Houston, but he was awesome as a Junior on a Houston team that made the Sweet 16 in 2018-19, he had 13 points per game a game and he shot 39% from deep. He’s also a good defender and very athletic. This team is very dangerous and for the seed-line, they are they can and will make plenty of noise.
#19 Men of Mackey
Roster: Evan Boudreaux (Purdue), Ethan Stair (Mercer), Johnny Hill (Purdue), Lamont West (Missouri State), Raphael Davis (Purdue), Justin Dentmon (Washington), Frank Gaines (IPFW), Isaac Haas (Purdue), Jonathan Ocetus (Purdue), Jacquil Taylor (Hofstra)
This team is led by former Purdue star 7’3 big-man, Isaac Haas. He gets a chance to represent his alma mater once again after his devastating arm injury in the 2017-18 NCAA Tournament against Cal St Fullerton, which is the reason the Hook & Hold rule was put into place. He had 14 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in his final season as a Boilermaker and has spent time in the G-League. Boudreaux is the oldest looking 23-year-old ever, and I mean that in the most respectful way possible. He was pretty good for Purdue this season in his role, he has 5 PPG, 4 RPG. Jacquil Taylor started his career at Purdue before grad transferring to Hofstra in 2018-19, where they lost in their conference tournament championship game to Northeastern to miss out on the NCAA Tournament, with guys like Justin Wright-Foreman, Desure Buie, Eli Pemberton on the squad. Ocetus also had a solid career in his one season at Purdue. Lamont West started his career at WVU, and then transferred to Missouri State. He has solid size but that’s about all he’s a decent shooter.
#18 Power of the Paw
Roster: Marcquise Reed (Clemson), Elijah Thomas (Clemson), Karvel Anderson (Robert Morris), Josh Akognon (Cal St Fullerton), Gabe DeVoe (Clemson), Jakeenan Gant (Missouri), Donte Grantham (Clemson), Ty Hudson (Clemson), KJ James (Valdosta St), Tevin Mack (Clemson), Trey Phills (Yale).
The most recent great duo at Clemson, Elijah Thomas and Marcquise Reed will team back up for the TBT. Reed was awesome for Clemson he had 19 points per game his senior season and had double figures each season. Thomas had 13 and 7 his final season, he’s a super-strong big left-handed big man. Grantham is a 6’8 forward who was hurt in his Senior Season at a Clemson and only played 19 games, but he’s played 3 NBA games also and spent time in the G-League. Tevin Mack played for 3 teams in his career Texas, Alabama, Clemson. He’s a really bad shooter but good at getting to the rim, as a guard. Gant started at Missouri and transferred to Louisiana after the 2015-16 season, and in his final 2 seasons he had 13 ppg and in his Senior Season, he had 20 points per game, 54% from the field, 37% from deep he was unreal as a Senior. Gant is the only true elite shooter, there’s just not a lot of outside game on this team and that will plague them.
#17 War Tampa
Roster: Scottie James (Liberty), Shaheed Davis (UCF), Bryce Brown (Auburn), Justin Gray (Texas Tech), Walter Hodge (Florida), Brent Jackson (Colombia State), FLETCHER MAGEE (Wofford), DeSean Murray (Auburn), Tayler Persons (Ball State), Horace Spencer (Auburn), Shaun Willett (Queens University of Charlotte)
Fletcher Magee is on this team, Need I say more? The best 3-point shooter in College Hoops history, sorry Travis Bader and J.J. Reddick. He shot 41+ % from three each of his four seasons at Wofford and is maybe the best pure shooter I’ve ever seen play, he was so fun to watch. Scottie James is a nice piece down-low solid defender, and well-known flopper (Lipscomb fans remember I’m sure) but he was good for the Flames for a number of seasons. Tayler Persons was awesome at Ball State, he had 15+ points per game his three seasons there, along with 13 in his lone season at NKU. Horace Spencer played a small bench role at Auburn for 4 seasons but was solid enough. Bryce Brown was the best scorer for the Auburn final-four team, you hear a lot about Jared Harper, and rightfully so, but without Brown, that team doesn’t accomplish what they did. Being a Samir Doughty foul on Kyle Guy away from a National Championship game appearance. Brown shot 41% for the Tigers his senior season, another elite shooter for this War Tampa squad. Walter Hodge played 4 seasons for Florida and won Championships in 2005-06, 2006-07 with the Gators, that kind of leadership is one that each team needs.
#16 House Of Paign’
Roster: Billy Garrett (DePaul), Kyle Vinales (CCSU), Leron Black (Illinois), Mike Daum (South Dakota State), Nnanna Egwu (Illinois), Andres Feliz (Illinois), Michael Finley (Illinois), Malcolm Hill (Illinois)
No other teams in this tournament can say they have a top-10 all-time NCAA scorer, House Of Paign can in former legend, Mike Daum. He really did it all he had 15 points per game his Freshman Season, averaged 25 in his Sophomore Season, 23 his Junior Season, 25 his Senior season, he’s an elite shooter, and great down-low. He led the Jackrabbits to the 2017-18 NCAA Tournament in which they lost a close-fought battle to Ohio State and Keita Bates-Diop, a game in which the Jackrabbits led late in. Andres Feliz was a great glue guy for the Illini the past 2 seasons, he’s a good scorer, but not a shooter good defender and rebounder he kinda does it all. Garrett had 12+ PPG in all four seasons he played for the Blue Demons, and has spent some time on the Knicks and in the G-league. Egwu is 6’11″ a great shot blocker and rebounder who will play a big role for this squad. Leron Black had 15 points per game for Illinois in 2017-18 and shot 54% from the field, another great scorer for this House of Paign team.
#15 Armored Athlete
Roster: Coty Clarke (Arkansas), Josh Bostic (Findlay), Makol Maiwen (Kansas State), Brandon Gilbeck (Western Illinois), Steph Hicks (CSUN), Cady Lalanne (UMass), Scott Machado (Iona), Matt Mobley (St Bonaventure), John Roberson (Texas Tech), Dominique Sutton (NCCU)
This team is led by former Iona star, Scott Machado. He had 13.6 points and 9.9 assists per game in 2012-2013 for the Gaels while shooting 40% from deep and has spent some time in the NBA and the G-League, as well as overseas. Mawien spent 3 seasons at K-State and started on the elite eight-team which lost to Loyola Chicago. Mobley was a star for CCSU and St. Bonaventure, he and Trail Blazers guard, Jaylen Adams led them to an NCAA Tournament at-large berth in which they defeated UCLA in the First Four, then lost to Florida in the Round of 64. Mobley has since played overseas. Gilbeck Is 7’1 and blocked 3.4 shots-a-game for Western Illinois in 2018-19. Hicks plays for the Fort-Wayne Mad Ants, the Pacers G-League affiliate. He had 15+ all four seasons for the Matadors and graduated in 2015. Roberson was a double-figure scorer all four season for the Red Raiders and was an elite 3-Point scorer, he now plays in Turkey. Quite the talented team with Machado and Mobley being the stars
Lineup: Brandon Wood (Michigan State), Kristian Doolittle (Oklahoma), Jordan Adams (UCLA), Isaiah Austin (Baylor), Tweety Carter (Baylor), Branden Dawson (Michigan State), Dominique Johnson (Azusa Pacific), Mark Lyons (Arizona), Larry Owens (Oral Roberts),
This is a team to root for, Isaiah Austin a 7’1 Big-Man was seen as a First Round Draftee in 2014, but was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome ending his Basketball Career. It was seen as a career-ender, but he was cleared to play Overseas in 2017 and has been playing ever since, he also played for Loyalty is Love in the 2019 TBT. While he may never be cleared to play in the NBA his dream continues. Kristian Doolittle was a star for Oklahoma this season averaging 15 points and 8 rebounds per game on a team that was going to make the NCAA Tournament. Adams was a first-round pick in 2014 by the Grizzles but he got absolutely destroyed by injuries derailing his career, now plays overseas. Lyons had 13+ in 2 Seasons for Xavier and 15 in his one season as a Wildcat. Tweety Carter was awesome for Baylor a decade ago, now 33 is playing in Poland.
#13 Team CP3
Roster: Codi Miller-McIntyre (Wake Forest), David Weaver (Wake Forest), James Dickey (UNCG), Diante Baldwin (UNCG), B.J. Gladden (Georgia Southern), CJ Harris (Wake Forest), Sam Hunt (NC State), Nate Mason (Minnesota), Aaron Rountree III (Iona)
The team awake Forest legend, Chris Paul is the GM for definitely targeted Wake Forest players and players in the state of NC. I think Nate Mason is the best player here for the squad, he shot 39% from three and had 16 points per game for Minnesota in 2017-18. He spent time in the G-League and now plays in Israel. James Dickey just graduated from UNCG, he’s 6’10 and an awesome defender, he’s a fine offensive player but limited. Harris was Ana we some scorer for Wake Forest from 2009-2013, in his Senior Season he had 16 per game while shooting 43 from three, and also plays overseas. Miller-McIntyre had double-figures in scoring in 2/4 seasons at Wake, and 4 assists a game to pair with it, he played one game for the Mavericks in 2018, now is overseas also.
#12 Brotherly Love
Roster: Marlon Johnson (New Mexico Highlands), D.J. Newbill (Penn State), Novar Gadson (Rider), Shannon Givens (West Chester University), Samme Givens (Drexel), Semaj Inge (Temple), Wayne Marshall (Temple), Ramone Moore (Temple), Michael Ringgold (Rider), Maurice Watson Jr (Creighton), Khalif Wyatt (Temple)
Maurice Watson is probably the best player here he was a great player for Greg McDermott’s squad awesome passer and scorer. Inge was on team Brotherly Love last season also, but he hardly played.
#11 Team Hines
Roster: Brandon Paul (Illinois), Gilbert Brown (Pittsburgh), Alec Peters (Valpo), Jeremiah Gray (Dominican), Jerrelle Benimon (Towson), Nick Calathes (Florida), Eric Griffin (Campbell), Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Isaiah Miles (St Joe’s), McKenzie Moore (UTEP), Marcus Thornton (William & Mary)
Peters was great for the Crusaders in his time there, he 23 PPG, 10 RPG in his final season and was drafted in the 2nd round by the Suns, and now plays in Turkey. Ethan Happ spent 5 seasons playing for the Badgers, in his first season he redshirted. He was a second-team All-American in 2018-19 and plays in Italy now, he is a good player, but in today’s NBA just doesn’t fit. Miles broke-out in his Senior Season at St Joe’s and had 18 points per game, he shot 52% from-the-field and then went to play overseas, but he’s a great scorer. Overall this team is decent, but not great if Ethan Happ can dominate the way he did in College watch out.
#10 Playing For Jimmy V
Roster: William Coleman (Memphis), Haywood Highsmith (Wheeling Jesuit), Hasheem Thabeet (UConn), Basir Ahmed (St John’s), Rion Brown (Miami), Chad Brown (UCF), Devin Cannady (Princeton), A.J. Davis (UCF), Josh Perkins (Gonzaga), Marques Townes (Loyola Chicago)
This is a fun one for me, Hasheem ‘The Dream’ Thabeet what a monster he was at UConn seriously awesome. Unfortunately, he didn’t pan out in the NBA, he was drafted 2nd in 2009 by the Grizzles, and 2 guys a few picks after him are 2 kids from Arizona State and Davidson who go by the name of James Harden and Steph Curry. You may have heard of those guys before. Josh Perkins at Gonzaga was a pure-winner that guy he wasn’t going to drop 20 on you, but will he drop 14 with 7 Assists with 2 steals and a win, that’s what Perkins did. Townes was huge for Loyola during their Final Four run, he’s a great shooter and hit the biggest of his career against Nevada in the Sweet 16 to make it a 4-Point game with 6 seconds left and ending the game. Cannady was a pure scorer for Princeton, and in one of the program’s biggest wins in 2018 against Arizona State he had 21/9/4 in a road win. Chad Brown played alongside Tacko Fall at UCF, and is a strong guy who can play D and rebound. This team could very good and I think they have a good chance to win some games.
#9 BIG X
Roster: Javon Bess (Saint Louis), Jehyve Floyd (Holy Cross), Vitto Brown (Wisconsin), Andrew Dakich (Ohio State), Kellen Dunham (Butler), Trevon Hughes (Wisconsin), Khalil Iverson (Wisconsin), C.J. Jackson (Ohio State), Jamel Morris (Fairmont State), Nick Ward (Michigan State) LD Williams (Wake Forest)
Javon Bess is a great defender, scoring-wise inefficient but wow he was a great defender for the Billikens. Vitto Brown is a stretch-four, who played a decent role for a number of years for the Badgers and has spent some time in the G-League. Also worth noting former Ohio State standout, Jae’Sean Tate tested positive for COVID-19 and is no longer listed on the roster, but it sounds like they plan on keeping him on the roster to see if they can win, he’ll be better when they advance. Nick Ward is a big 6’9″ 245-pound big-man who spent 3 seasons at Michigan State and is elite at using his dominant left-hand use his strength to get to the hoop. He has a decent mid-range shot but no real deep range threat. Jehyve Floyd is the same kind of player as Ward so they should be fun to watch together, the shooting on this team is something to be concerned about though.
#8 Red Scare
Roster: Jalen Robinson (Dayton), Trevor Thompson (Ohio State), Kyle Davis (Dayton), Darrell Davis (Dayton), Trey Landers (Dayton), Rob Lowery (Dayton), Ryan McMahon (Louisville), Ryan Mikesell (Dayton), Devin Oliver (Dayton),
I honestly just get a little sad looking at this roster seeing that they have Trey Landers and Ryan Mikesell who didn’t get to play in the NCAA Tournament for a team that could have won it all. Moving on, Landers is a great defender, good rebounder, super-efficient scorer. Mikesell is a glue-guy who started every game for Dayton he was solid in his role. McMahon is a lights out shooter, he shot 43% from three this season, that’s what he does. Devin Oliver was on the 2013-14 Dayton team that made the elite eight, he alongside Vee Sanford and Jordan Sibert were both great on that team.
#7 The Money Team
Roster: Kyle Wiltjer (Gonzaga), Payton Aldridge (Davidson), Bryce Alford (UCLA), Jordon Crawford (Bowling Green), Tremmell Darden (Niagara), EJ Gallup (Coastal Carolina), Nick Johnson (Arizona), Jeff Ledbetter (Idaho), Willie Reed (SLU), Jacob Wiley (EWU), Devin Williams (West Virginia), Tony Wroten (Pittsburgh)
Wiltjer won a Championship at Kentucky in 2011-12 as a Freshman before transferring to Gonzaga, in his 2 Gonzaga seasons had 16 and 20 points per game, while shooting 46% from three, and 43% the next season, he played 14 games for the Raptors. Alford played for his dad, Steve at UCLA and was a lethal shooter played that role very well, he’s also played in the G-League. Devin Williams was a favorite of mine as I was getting into Hoops because of the awesome Goggles he wore at WVU, Jalen Smith’s have nothing on his. Johnson was a Rockets draftee and was great for Arizona for many seasons. Wroten was a one-and-done guy at UW under Coach Romar and was a first-round pick.
#6 Challenge ALS
Roster: Jaylen Bland (UC-Riverside), Stephaun Branch (West Georgia), Jordan Faison (Cal Poly Poloma), Marvelle Harris (Fresno State), Marquez Haynes (UT-Arlington), Tyrese Rice (Boston College), Deshawn Stephens (SDSU), Malcolm Thomas (SDSU), Casper Ware (Long Beach State)
#5 Eberline Drive
Roster: Tim Quarterman (LSU), Emmitt Williams (LSU), Shaq Buchanan (Murray State), Kaiser Gates (Xavier), Dusty Hannahs (Arkansas), Jaron Johnson (Louisiana Tech), JP Macura (Xavier), Tai Odiase (UIC), Adonis Thomas (Memphis)
I’ll try not to get too excited but IT’S JP MACURA, I’ve missed watching him at Xavier, he was awesome for the Musketeers and along with Trevon Bleuitt led them to a 1 Seed, and also the Elite Eight while at Xavier. Buchanan was an awesome defender for Murray State and is playing for the Grizzles G-League team. Hannahs also in the G-League came up for the Grizz last season, he went to Arkansas and was great for Mike Anderson. Emmitt Williams left LSU following his Sophomore Season and is very underrated in this draft, elite defender and shot blocker. Quarterman was a good do-it-all guard for LSU and is now in the G-League, this team can really win it all.
#4 Golden Eagles
Roster: Luke Fischer (Marquette) Dwight Buckys (Marquette), Joe Chapman (Marquette), Mo Charlo (Nevada), Elgin Cook (Oregon), Travis Diener (Marquette), Darius Johnson-Odom (Marquette), Andrew Rowsey (Marquette), Jarvis Williams (Minnesota State), Jamil Wilson (Marquette), Derrick Wilson (Marquette)
TBT alum’s like Buckys, Johnson-Odom who was on Loyalty is Love last season return. Buckys played sometime in the League and he will probably get another shot at some point. Elgin Cook was fun to watch on Oregon’s up and coming teams. Rowsey was good in the TBT last season he had 20 his final season at Marquette and shot 41% from deep last season, he was awesome. This team is perfect for the TBT.
#3 Boeheim’s Army
Roster: Eric Devendorf (Syracuse), John Gillon (Syracuse) Donte Greene (Syracuse), Chris McCollugh (Syracuse), Demetris Nichols (Syracuse), Will Rayman (Colgate), Malachi Richardson (Syracuse), Brandon Triche (Syracuse), Andrew White III (Syracuse)
The name says it itself, Boeheim’s Army has returned for another run at the TBT. They suffered a tough blow as Tyler Lydon withdrew due to a Hip injury, Will Rayman from Colgate is his replacement he’s a forward who shot 40% from deep last season. Triche has been with Boeheim’s Army since 2016, he was a great player for Syracuse in the 2010s. He was on the 2013 Final Four team that fell to Michigan. Malachi Richardson is am awesome shooter, who was apart of Cuse’s most recent Final Four run as an 11 seed. He was a first-round pick and was traded to the Kings on draft night, and it didn’t work and is overseas. This is a really good team that can and will win games.
#2 Overseas Elite
Roster: Paris Horne (St John’s), Bobby Brown (Cal State Fullerton), Justin Burrell (Ohio State), Jordan Crawford (Xavier), Pooh Jeter (Portland), Joe Johnson (Arkansas), Jarrett Jack (Georgia Tech) DeAndre Kane (Iowa State), D.J. Kennedy (St John’s), Michale Kyser (Louisiana Tech), Asauhn Tatum (Auburn)
The best team in TBT History, they return TBT legends like Paris Horne, DJ Kennedy, DeAndre Kane. They add Joe Johnson who’s 36 but was a 7-Time NBA All-star in 17 seasons, he also recently played in the BIG 3 ran by Ice Cube. He hasn’t played much since 2017-18 besides the BIG 3 but you get a legend like Joe Johnson on an already great team is big. They also add long-time NBA player Jarrett Jack, he played 13 seasons in the league and is on the comeback trail as he spent the season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the G-League. Overseas Elite has won 4 titles in 5 seasons, Kennedy is probably the best TBT player ever as he’s won 2 MVPs. They are definitely one of this season’s favorites.
#1 Carmen’s Crew
Roster: William Buford (Ohio State), Aaron Craft (Ohio State), Jon Diebler (Ohio State), Pape Malik Dime (Washington), Jeff Gibbs (Otterbein), Dallas Lauderdale (Ohio State), David Lighty (Ohio State), Demetri McCamey (Illinois), Lenzelle Smith (Ohio State), DeShaun Thomas (Ohio State)
Carmen’s crew won it all last season and return Craft, Buford, Diebler, Lauderdale, Light, McCamey, Thomas so they are one of the favorites this season once again. Aaron Craft was one of the best players of the last decade in the B1G Ten, he was awesome for Ohio State. Thomas left Ohio State following his Junior season, He’s played mostly in Greece but was awesome at Ohio State also. Carmen’s crew defeated Overseas Elite at a score of 66-60 last season and it was the first time a non-Overseas Elite champion was crowned.