In the most memorable championship game of The Basketball Tournament yet, the heavily-favored Overseas Elite defeated this year’s Cinderella team, Team Challenge ALS, to win their third straight TBT crown and the $2 million prize.
Team Challenge ALS had a shot to tie the game, but Kevinn Pinkney missed a tough three as time expired.
Kyle Fogg led Overseas Elite with a game-high 29 points en route to his second consecutive MVP award.
With the win, Overseas Elite has now banked $5 million from just three summers of competition, and will be eager to defend their title next year.
TBT features 64 teams of top professional, college alumni, and international basketball players competing in a single-elimination 5-on-5 tournament for a winner-take-all $2 Million prize. All 63 games will air on ESPN networks beginning Saturday, July 8, culminating with the championship game on Thursday, August 3 live at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN. Regional competitions will be hosted in Charlotte (July 8-9), Philadelphia (July 8-9), Las Vegas (July 15-16) and Peoria (July 15-16), with the semifinals and championship game in Baltimore (August 1-3).
The highly-competitive tournament has attracted some of the best basketball players in the world. In 2016, 63 recent NBA players competed, and 20 teams were composed of alumni from Division I programs including Villanova, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State, and Memphis. Overseas Elite, a team put together by a CAA agent consisting of his clients, won for the second year in a row. Entry into TBT is free, with an application period that runs from April 1, 2017 through June 1, 2017. Teams compete for spots in the tournament by soliciting votes from fans and supporters via social media. Applicants must be 18 or older and willing to forego their amateur status. For more information, visit www.TheTournament.com.
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