(PG): Jordan Burnette - Brooklyn
(SG): Thomas Ojo - Toronto
(C): David Kadiri - DC (not pictured)
Andrew Aye - Toronto
(PF): Shane Thuraisingham -
(PG): Teddy Owusu -
(SG): Terrill George - Yonkers
(C): Josue Flores - Strong
Jarvis Thomas - DC
(PF): Vinil Abraham - Philly
The following recap was written by Justin
2015 BSC Power Rankings
(4-1): People doubted
their tenacity since they were from "Up North".
Haters insisted this trophy should stay in
America. This young team proved everyone wrong
by having one, not two, but three well deserving
all stars in Shane T, Thomas Ojo aka Tojo, and
Andrew Aye who's demeanor would lead anyone to
believe that this dude was asleep half the time.
Well he WOKE up in the finals with 22 of TO's 44
in an array of step backs, pull-ups, drives to
rack, free throws, and just an overall dominant
performance. Also not to mention the play of
their point guard, Steve C. at 15 years young.
His composure and three pointers were crucial in
the Gburg game. This championship could be the
start of many in their bright future.
(2-3): Probably the most
athletic starting lineup in the tournament.
Jordan's leadership and aggressiveness was more
evident than in previous years. Their brotherly
quarrels amongst each other may inevitably be
the glue that holds them together or could very
well be the one thing that may hinder them from
getting another chip. Their win against DC in
the playoffs was a memorable one and had the gym
jumping from beginning to end. They just
couldn't get it together in the finals where
they eventually lost to the Archangels. Needless
to say, you can't count this team out. There is
championship pedigree here.
Once again, their general,
Jarvis, led the team with his savvy on court
presence. He has many haters but at the end of
the day, he's got 5 chips. He's doing something
right folks. Kadiri's 16 points per game were
best in the tourney and there's not much to be
said. DC just ran into a good team in the
regular season, TO, and BK in the playoffs,
which were the eventual finals teams. To those
who think this team is done for, you are simply
lying to yourselves. Let me remind you: 5
(4-1): A team that seemed
to be on the right track going into the second
day with only one loss to DC, came up short
against TO. Teddy's quickness and ball IQ along
with Jonathan's wing play were solid as always.
They had a couple new additions that boosted
their interior presence, but this team did not
get past the semis once again. Their biggest
hurdle to get past is team cohesiveness. If they
can gel as a team and really make an effort to
be locked in at all times, their sheer size and
perimeter play will carry them. Only then will
you see a potential GBurg appearance in the
Island (2-3): After going
a tough 1-3 the first day, the win against
Yonkers the following day was a crucial one.
Benson's cerebral playmaking abilities and the
addition of the Chicago UntouchaBULLS veteran,
Josue Flores aka Sway, gave this team the much
needed push into the playoffs. Their overall
defense helped them to compete in a lot of close
games, but they ran into the runner-ups,
Brooklyn, in the first round. This team needs to
get that much needed first round win, which
would improve their already impressive run in
these past few years.
(2-3): Veteran team with
the experience and grit to pull out wins, but
the age is a contributing factor to the every
game battles of the 3 time champs. Still, they
managed to have a second team all-star in Vinil
and Ricky's timely buckets kept them in a lot of
games. They just ran into a younger, athletic TO
squad in the first round. They may need to add a
little more youth to compete but they'll be back
next year. Still one of the teams in the mix.
improved greatly in 2015. After not posting a
win in 2014, this team was a hairs breath away
from making the playoffs in 2015. Strong play
from all star Terrill George. The team's young
core played really strong on defense, with big
contributions from Eric Paul & Justin George.
Special shout out to Eric Paul/Jobin Thomas,
team captains. The tourney highlight for
2015 was defeating 3 time champion Philly, and
the lowlight, losing a close game to Strong
Island that ultimately cost them a playoff
birth. This team looks to rebound in a strong
way in 2016.
(0-5): Tough year for the
young Legends. Calvin and company were in every
game but fell short. Teams took note to his
all-star performance from last year and honed in
on him. Consistent practice and development of
talent can help this team get over the hump.
Good luck next year fellas!
2016 BSC First Look:
Has a new era indeed dawned? The Toronto
Archangels seem to think so. But cagey teams
like Brooklyn, DC and Gburg lie in wait to
dethrone them. Strong Island, Philly look to
make their mark as well. Yonkers looks to build
upon a strong season and Lanham looks to wash
away 2015 and begin anew. Look forward to seeing
you at the 2016 BSC!!