K. Gusner 16.4 ppg 3.0 rpg 2.6 apg 1.6 spg 0.2 bpg
SCOUTING REPORT: The Kings have been the most dominant team in the league with an unblemished record but no undefeated team has won a BLUE chip yet. The pressure is on MNK. B League already upset their 1st rd opponent, defending champions NYC Fury. Everything now is gravy.
MNK will go through (F) Paul Flowers on the perimeter and (F) Tony Hu in the paint. A tough 1-2 punch, then add in (G) Nick Mui out on the break and you have an offensively explosive team. BLB will do their best to contain the Kings with physical defense and timely baskets. BLB (G) Karl Gusner has been lights out lately as well as (F) Pascal Dabel. X-FACTOR: Whether or not Mui can create easy transition buckets for MNK will be key to making it easier for the Kings. But, even if he doesn't, they have plenty of weapons. If BLB can get solid play from (G) Josh Coleman, they'll have an explosive weapon off the bench. -- FBNYC
B League At Best
(G) Nick Mui Staten Island 5-11, 165 lbs
(G) D. Blanchette 5-9, 165 lbs
Mui has been solid all season, changing the game with his defense and speed in the open court. Blanchette is a solid point with a knockdown mid-range jumper.
(G) Mike Chan 6-0, 165 lbs
(G) Karl Gusner 6-1, 185 lbs
You get solid play from Chan and clutch 3's. Tough to ask for more. Gusner is a shooter and has been red hot lately.
(F) Paul Flowers 6-4, 200 lbs Mercy College
(F) Paul Joudrey 6-3, 185 lbs
Flowers' versatility & athleticism makes him arguably the stand out player in the league this season. Joudrey will always put his best effort forth but this is a tough match up.
(F) Tony Hu 6-3, 225 lbs
(F) Pascal Dabel 6-3, 215 lbs
Hu is a veteran (F) that knows how to win games. He's physical around the paint and can be unstoppable there. Dabel is also undersized but athletic and physically tough.
(C) Joe Vines 6-5, 265 lbs Slippery Rock
(C) Tracy Wright 6-4, 225 lbs
Vines is big, mobile and can score when he asserts himself, typically off the turn around J. Wright is undersized but goes full tilt all game. He has a solid base line move.
BENCH (G) Joe Chin (G) Ming Wang (G) Talent Lam (F) Kevin Quach (F) Andrey Ukhano (C) George Chan
Monkey Kings bring some undersized (G)s off the bench but they can score. Ukhano is a versatile forward with long arms, making him tough on defense. B League has the explosive Coleman coming off the bench, he gives BLB a needed spark plug.
(2) Game of Deatheaters vs. (2) Fire Turtles | Wednesday (8/17) 9:00pm @ MLK HS
G. James 22.0 ppg 5.6 rpg 2.6 apg 2.6 spg 0.0 bpg
T. Talbot 22.0 ppg 4.2 rpg 2.8 apg 1.6 spg 0.0 bpg
SCOUTING REPORT: After an early season no. 1 ranking, GOD has had their ups and downs. Good thing for them, they're up right now, looking primed for a championship run after dispatching last season's finalist, Paid in Full. The Turtles, however, still look like a work in progress. Albeit, a very talented work in progress. They could get this thing together.
GOD (G) Garrett James will lead the way with his ability to get to the rim, which opens up gunner (G) Kash Miah, a knockdown threat. The guards are then backed up with defense. (G) Drew Chen, (C) Brian O'Neill and (F) Jeremy Bell are active on D led by the intensity of (F) Lamar Smith.
The Turtles have lightning quick (G) Troy Talbot leading the way with (G) Marlon Santos starting to find the range. (F) Kareem Corprew was deadly to begin the season but has since tapered off. The Turtles hope to get him going again. This one will go down to the wire. -- FBNYC
Audacity of Dope
(G) Garrett James Stanford University 5-11, 185 lbs
(G) Troy Talbot 5-11, 170 lbs SUNY Oneonta
James and Talbot will be a fun match-up to watch as it's hard to say if either can stop the other. Both offenses run through these two guards. It will be a battle.
(G) Kash Miah 5-10, 165 lbs
(G) Marlon Santos 6-0, 170 lbs
If you want a knockdown shooter, Miah is your man, never lose sight of him. Santos has been inconsistent but can score with the best of them. Defense is the question.
(G) Lamar Smith 6-2, 205 lbs NC Central
(F) Keith Drysdale 6-3, 205 lbs CW Post
It starts with D with Smith, he wants to and is capable of locking down the other team's best. And, he's been scoring, too. Drysdale is athletic and can knock down the 3.
(F) Jeremy Bell 6-5, 225 lbs
(F) Brian Womack 6-3, 190 lbs
Bell is a physical bruiser who is crafty around the paint. Womack is the kind of player you hate until he's on your team. He is fiery intense and has the stamina turned off.
(C) Brian O'Neill 6-6, 225 lbs
(C) K. Corprew 6-5, 250 lbs SUNY-Cobleskill
O'Neill is an athletic beast and the lynchpin in GOD's defense. He will make buckets in the paint tough to come by. Corprew has a lot of talent but has been inconsistent.
BENCH (G) Jon Scheiman (G) Drew Chen (F) Len Kamdang (F) Dave Liu
BENCH (G) Ian Yu (G) Joe Scarcella (F) Mark Dominic (F) Lend Ahadoll
Game has solid vets coming off the bench that all know how to make plays in big games. Turtles bench is young with veteran leaders Yu and Dominic leading the way. Both can contribute big numbers.
2K11 SUM Playoff Results - Round I
2K11 SUM PLAYOFF RESULTS - ROUND I
(2) Game of Deatheaters
(7) Paid in Full
Player of the Game Kash Miah (GOD) 18 pts, 3 reb, 3 ast