Friday, August 22, 2008
3:09 pm edt
Toronto 25 for Life
25 are the hottest team in asian basketball right now! They just won their 5th tournament this year! Most
teams can't even win one. Their last tournament championship was at the Motown Throwdown in Michigan (O-State finished
5 tournament championships is a record for most wins in a year for asian basketball. We have only been
keeping track for the last 3 years, but its still a great accomplishment. In 2007 Glory out of Minnesota won 3 championships.
Which was the most last year. But Toronto 25 have come out of nowhere and made a name for themselves.
dispute that these tournaments are weak or they haven't faced anyone yet, but we know they have a very talented squad.
They have already committed to go to New York for the National Championships! So we will see if they are the real deal. Because
the Asianballers.net National Championships will have the best of the best from
all coasts. Can they be as successful in the National Championships. We will certainly find out in October! But win or lose
at the National Championships, they have had an outstanding year already! So congrats to Toronto 25 on a great year and a
Monday, August 11, 2008
Atl Outkasts brings the Championship Back to Atlanta!
5:33 pm edt
2008 Atlanta Classic Results:
The 9th Annual Atlanta Classic was a little down this year
as far as number of teams, but there was still lots of great games and exciting players to make a memorable tournament. A
No Show by Team Oklahoma, meant that there would be a new champion. There were at least 7 teams that looked
like they were a contender to win the Classic. But there were two teams that started off very impressive!
Charleston looked very solid and dominated to a number 1 seed going into the playoff round. And also the Atl Outkasts looked
just as impressive winning easily also getting a number 2 seed. Would this be the championship matchup? It was not to be for
one of these teams.
Team Houston and Imperial out of Tennessee had a little bad blood when they first met. There
some brief scuffles and trash talking. Two good teams that did not like each other. Imperials won the first matchup, but fate
brought them back against each other in the playoffs. And Team Houston would not let them get another game on them. Lead by
Ryan Boado (2007 Asianballers.net Player of the Year) Team Houston came from behind and sent the Imperials back home.
The first Final Four game was Team Houston vs Team Charleston. Charleston had been cruising along all day, until they faced
Team Houston. Houston atheliticism and overall team defense was too much for Charleston to handle. And once again Charleston
is knocked out of another playoff and going home scratching their heads.
The second Final Four game between Team
Jacksonville and Atl Outkasts had a little of everything. Atif Sajid of the Outkasts came out blazing from the outside
hitting 4 three's in the first half. At one point they up by 19 points. But Robert Reyes help Jacksonville get back in
the game in the second half. Jacksonvilles scrappy defense cut the lead to 10 points. But with less than 5 minutes in the
game, a suprise player that Jacksonville had been waiting for all day finally arrived. 6 foot 8 Joe Devance (former LA
Showtime center) strapped the sneakers on and helped bring Jacksonville within 2 points, but too little too late. Tony Akins
(former Georgia Tech guard) of the Outkasts helped seal the deal with a couple of layups.
Game may have been the most exciting game in Atlanta Classic history! With two asianballers stars, Ryan Boado of Team Houston
and Tony Akins of the Atl Outkasts it was going to be a game everyone in the gym would remember. Team Houston's solid
rebounding and team defense kept the game close from beginning to end. With Ryan Boado's offense (scored 32 points) answering
every shot by the Atl Outkasts all game, Team Houston pushed the Atl Outkasts into overtime.
Tony Akins (scored
28 points) of the Outkasts was out to prove something all day long. He wanted to prove that he is the best asian baller in
the country! With his defense, ball handling, scoring, rebounding, and vocal leader, Tony lead the Outkasts to thier first
ever Atlanta Classic Championship! And this was Tony's first asian tournament championship also. Is Tony Akins the best
asian baller in the country? That is still a debate. But at this year's Classic he proved that he should definetly be
in the discussion! Congratulations to the Atl Outkasts this year's Atlanta Classic Champions!
Team Houston 49
Team Jacksonville 41
Team Houston 56
Atl Outkasts 57 Overtime
G - #21 Tony Akins - Atl Outkasts
Atlanta Classic All-Tourney Team
G - #21 Tony Akins - Atl Outkasts
- #3 Ian Aparece - Team Houston
F - #10 Ryan Boado - Team Houston
F - #12
Atif Sajid - Atl Outkasts
C - #12 Robert Reyes - Team Jacksonville
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Results from the Fan Voting for the 2008 Player of the Year!
12:03 am edt
Congratulations to Billy Kim of the Teddy Bears from Georgia!
|John Lane - Chosen Few, Hawaii (1627)||41%|
Byrd - Teddy Bears, GA (17)||0%|
|Xiro - Northsiderz,
Hernandez - Stockton Ballers, CA (45)||1%|
Kim - Teddy Bears, Ga (1688)||43%|
Margate - California (16)||0%|
- Glory, Mn (24)||1%|
Sajid - Atl Outkasts, GA (29)||1%|
Balactas - Team Oklahoma, OK (302)||8%|
Thompson - Pac Rim, CA (77)||2%|
|Other view suggestions (1627)||41%|
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
To all teams competing in the Atlanta Classic!
11:19 am edt
Registrations and scheduling starts
at 8:20 am