Jerome Randle scored a game-high 29 points, including the Target Score-ending bank shot, to lead Eberlein Drive over Team Challenge ALS, 78-67. Randle, who scored 34 points in a Super 16 win over Gael Force, finished 8-for-17 from the field. Taylor Braun contributed 14 points and Willie Reed had 10 points for Eberlein Drive, which captured its first Regional Championship. Casper Ware scored 22 points in the losing effort for Team Challenge ALS, which was undone by its 26% first-half shooting.
TBT features 72 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 72 games will air on ESPN networks beginning Friday, June 29, culminating with the championship game on Friday, August 3 live at 9:00 pm ET on ESPN. Regional competitions will be hosted in Richmond (July 13-15), Los Angeles (July 13-15), Brooklyn (July 20-22) and Columbus (July 20-22), with the semifinals and championship game in Baltimore (August 2-3).
The highly-competitive tournament has attracted some of the best basketball players in the world. In 2017, Overseas Elite won for the third year in a row. 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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