TBT 2017 All-Tournament Team

 

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Fogg, Kennedy repeat on All-Tournament Team

Here is the official TBT 2017 All-Tournament Team!

Kyle Fogg, Overseas Elite (MVP)

D.J. Kennedy, Overseas Elite

Overseas Elite officially launched themselves into TBT immortality by winning their third consecutive championship this year, and no two players have been as instrumental in accomplishing the feat as Kyle Fogg and D.J. Kennedy. Fogg repeats as TBT MVP after averaging 17.8 points and shooting 52 percent from three-point land in six TBT games. The guard saved his best performance for TBT's biggest stage, scoring 29 points in just 23 minutes against Team Challenge ALS in the $2 million winner-take-all championship game. Fogg will play in China this season for the Guangzhou Long-Lions. Kennedy did a little bit of everything on the court, averaging 15 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for Overseas Elite. After beginning last season with the Denver Nuggets and then playing in China and Germany, Kennedy is still weighing his options for this upcoming year.

 

Eric Devendorf, Boeheim's Army

Although his 2015 and 2016 tournament performances are certainly nothing to turn your head at, Eric Devendorf had a breakout summer in TBT 2017. The emotional leader of Boeheim's Army averaged 19.2 points on 52 percent shooting in five TBT games. Perhaps his best performance came in the team's double overtime victory over GaelNation (Iona alumni) in round 2 at Philadelphia University. The 6-foot-4 guard dropped 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to propel Boeheim's Army to the Super 16. Devendorf is currently working as an assistant strength coach under Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, although he hinted on Twitter that a return to professional basketball could be a possibility in the future.

 

Casper Ware, Team Challenge ALS

Before TBT 2017 tipped off, Casper Ware (18.8 ppg) was definitely in the running for most anticipated player to watch in this year's tournament. He lived up to the hype and then some. The undersized 5-foot-10 guard was a scoring machine, dropping big basket after big basket for Team Challenge ALS. The highlight of the tournament for Ware came in the semifinals, where he scored 28 points and grabbed six rebounds in the team's double overtime victory over Scarlet & Gray (Ohio State alumni). After tearing up Australia last season with Melbourne United, Ware will be heading over to France to suit up for ASVEL Basket this season.

 

Jared Sullinger, Scarlet & Gray

TBT 2017 was somewhat of a job interview for Jared Sullinger. After appearing in just 11 games for the Toronto Raptors due to a couple of foot injuries last season, and being cut by the Phoenix Suns without appearing in a single game, Sullinger wanted to show that he can still play at the highest level. The 6-foot-9 forward did just that. Sullinger led Scarlet & Gray with 16.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game in the team's run to the semifinals. Not bad for a guy who at one point doubted if he would ever step foot on a basketball court again and showed up to the Super 16 rocking an "unemployed" shirt. While rumors have swirled regarding Sullinger's next move, he is still weighing his options for the coming season. 

 

GM: Sean Marshall, Team Challenge ALS

Nobody captured America's heart like Sean Marshall in TBT 2017. While the former Boston College standout certainly dazzled on the court (18.3 ppg), his fight to help former roomate Pete Frates #StrikeoutALS was undoubtedly his most important accomplishment this summer. The GM/SF not only put together a roster that nearly dethroned Overseas Elite in the $2 million winner-take-all championship game, but he assembled a group of guys that were deeply invested in the team's cause. Although the team lost a game, Sean Marshall will forver be remembered as a champion in TBT 2017.

 

Coach: Colin Curtin, Overseas Elite

Despite coaching Overseas Elite to three consecutive titles, the Director of Basketball Operations at Hofstra University has somehow managed to fly under the radar a little bit. But make no mistake, Colin Curtin has played a major role in the team's 19-0 all-time record. Often a calming presence on the bench, Curtin has seamlessly gotten a group of high-level overseas professionals to buy into a "team-first" mantra.