Aug 11-12 Schedule of Events
Every team played a total of 5 regular season games at the 2017 BSC. The
top 6 teams with the
best records advanced to the playoffs.
for a more complete recap. The teams
shaded in orange
are the winning teams.
August 11, 2017
Regular Season Games:
31 Lanham 28
Baltimore 30 Brooklyn
Strong Island 18
A. Lanham 27
B. Newark 33 Philadelphia
Strong Island 24
Brooklyn 35 Lanham
A. Newark 22
DC 35 Lanham 26
A. DCZ Finest 28
August 12, 2017
Regular Season Games:
29 Newark 28
Strong Island 45
Season Standings (Final)
(1) DC: 4-1
(2) Baltimore 4-1 ***
(3) Strong Island
(5) Newark: 3-2
(6) Philly: 2-3
(7) Lanham 0-5
(8) Philadelphia 0-5
*** - Advanced to playoffs
e - Eliminated from contention.
August 12, 2017
Playoffs - 1st Round
Game 1: (3) vs (6)
Strong Island 21
Game 2: (4) vs (5)
Newark 28 Brooklyn 25
Playoffs - 2nd Round
Game 3: (1) vs (6)
DC 40 Philly
Game 4: (2) vs (5)
A. Baltimore 47
Baltimore 41 DC
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Official RECAP to the MILESTONE 2017 Blessan
It was an EPIC YEAR!
1700+ pictures have been
added from the 2017 BSC/2017 IPF-VBC.
The 2017 BSC Champions: Baltimore Bullets!
Full BSC Tournament Recap -
Congrats to Baltimore
first BSC Championship!
The MILESTONE 15th Annual Blessan Samuel Classic is in the books and it
was the year of Baltimore!
GAME OF THE YEAR: Philly Ballazz VS Strong Island Stunnaz - PLAYOFFS.
Rarely has a game been this intense with the players on both
sides fully focused and determined to win. You could cut the
playoff intensity with a knife. A must see once
I want to take this time to shout out the following people.
Without their help, this event could not have happened.
Jenet Poopalan, Crystal George,
Charles Thomas, Calvin Thomas, Joshua Thomas,
Glen Gabriel, Joshua Kurikeshu & all the players who helped out. To anyone I missed, many
thanks for your support.
2017 BSC Tournament MVP: Teddy Owusu
2017 BSC Joe Rosado 3-Point
Champion: Benson Alexander
2017 BSC Fan Challenge Winner:
(PG): Abel Abraham -
(SG): Jabar Williams - Brooklyn
(C): David Kadiri - DC
Jarvis Thomas -
(PF): Chris Adams Jr. -
(PG): Teddy Owusu -
(SG): Joby Jacob - Newark
(C): Ricky Roy - Philly
Kurian - Newark
(PF): Kareem Suma - Brooklyn
2017 BSC Power Rankings
Bullets: Baltimore showed
tremendous heart and removed any doubt of always
being a "contender" by finally securing the
hardware. Led by MVP Teddy Owusu and an breakout
all star performance by Chris Adams Jr, any and
all doubts have been removed. This team looks to
be contenders for years to come.
A champion's heart was
almost enough. Led by the all star performances
of David Kadiri and Jarvis Thomas, DC came
extremely close to achieving Jordan status. But
that will have to wait till next year, when they
attempt to secure a BSC record 6th championship.
The surprise team of the
2017 BSC! To put this in perspective, prior to
this year, Newark's highest win total in a
single year was one. In 2017, they won four
games, including their first playoff win in team
history against the defending champs, Brooklyn.
Quite simply an epic turnaround. Led by team
captain Jacinth Panicker and all star
performances by Joby Jacob and Sam Kurian, a new
era has begun for the Newark squad. Looking
forward to seeing what the future holds!
The veteran team that
never seems to go away. Philly entered Saturday
of the BSC without their best player, Vinil
Abraham. They still managed to make the playoffs
as the sixth seed and win a playoff game after
their all star Ricky Roy was out for most of the
second half of that playoff game. They may be
aging, but never count out the heart of a
Strong Island Stunnaz:
Strong Island posted their
highest win total at the BSC since 2006. Led by
an all star performance from Abel Abraham, the
veteran presence of Josue Flores and the sharp
shooting of Bensen and Daniel Oomman. The injury
to Joseph Joshua was difficultto overcome, but
look for Strong Island to bounce back in a big
way in 2018.
Brooklyn: The defending
champions gave it their all, but were unable to
repeat as champions without their all stars, Josh
and Jordan Burnette. Still, there is great hope
for the future. Jabar Williams was voted an all
star, and Kareem Suma established himself as a
rising star in the BSC with his first all star
selection. Brooklyn's future is looking bright
for years to come.
Lanham did not win any
games at the 2017 BSC, but they were in all of
them. Just ask the teams they played. They
showed tremendous heart and will look to take
the next step next year!
valiant effort by this year's brand new team
produced no wins, but it was a great learning
experience for this team. There is definitely
young talent on this squad, that will improve
over time, and eventually they will take their
rightful place amongst the playoff teams of the
BSC and beyond!
2018 BSC First Look:
As the BSC moves to year 16, and with four
different champions in the last four years, it
truly is anyone's trophy to raise! Will
Baltimore be able to start a dynasty? Will a sleeper team step up and surprise
us all? Will the rumors of the return of the
Chicago UntouchaBULLS come true? Look forward to seeing you