By: Josh Goldfine | @jgoldfine
THE ROUND OF 16 CONTINUES ON THURSDAY
GAME 15: (7) The Money Team vs (23) Herd That, 2 pm, ESPN
The Money Team brings several holdovers from Team Fredette, including speedy guard Jordon Crawford and the sharp-shooting Jeff Ledbetter. Tony Wroten and Willie Reed each have NBA experience and will help as well. Coach David Nurse knows how to win in TBT, having guided Eberlein Drive to the 2018 title game. Jon Elmore, a four-year starter at Marshall University and the school’s all-time leading scorer, leads Herd That. Jacorey Williams had a team-high 22 points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds in the opening-round win over the Peoria All-Stars.
GAME 16: (2) Overseas Elite vs (15) Armored Athlete, 4 pm, ESPN
Overseas Elite’s semi-final loss to Carmen’s Crew last summer was the team’s first defeat in five years. The four-time champs return with a retooled roster that includes seven-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson and former Sacramento Kings guard Pooh Jeter. Veteran TBT big man Justin Burrell and long-range specialist Bobby Brown provide a veteran presence. Armored Athlete, which reached the Round of 16 four straight years before losing to Brotherly Love in the second round last summer, looks to its guard tandem to carry the scoring load. TBT veterans John Roberson and Scott Machado combined for 49 points in the opening-round win over Power of the Paw.