No. 1 seed Team SLAM is on to the second round of TBT after their first-round opponent, the No. 24 New England Falcons, dropped out of the tournament. The squad will face No. 10 One Chicago on their hometurf, as the crew will head out to the Windy City for Saturday morning’s tip. In case you missed our last feature, GM Ross Burns has put together a team loaded with ex-NBA talent to help bring home the $1 Million prize:
Erik Murphy – Florida – Chicago Bulls/Finland National Team
Josh Boone – UConn – New Jersey Nets/China
Donell Taylor – UAB – Washington Wizards/Italy
Justin Burrell – St. John’s – France
Bryant Dunston – Fordham – Greece
Tremmel Darden – Niagara – Greece
One Chicago’s most notable player is Jamarcus Ellis, a 6-5’ wing and former Indiana Hoosier who spent time in NBA D-League. He’ll be up against the likes of Donell Taylor and Erik Murphy, both who have seen NBA action. Taylor is a late addition to the team, along with forward Tremmel Darden, a teammate of Bryant Dunston on Olympicaos in Greece.
If SLAM advances our next game will be on Sunday, July 19 at 11 a.m. CT. Keep checking in online and @SLAMonline to see how Team SLAM is doing in our quest to the $1 million prize.