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Basketball: It's Super 16 time for former Schenley stars

Written by Brad Everett on .

Three former Schenley stars are four wins away from claiming a share of $2 million.

They'll get the opportunity to earn the first of those victories Friday.

D.J. Kennedy, DeJuan Blair and DeAndre Kane will take the floor for Overseas Elite, which will play the Tampa Bulls in the Super 16 of The Basketball Tournament, the winner-take-all tournament that is in its fourth year. The game is set for 9 p.m. at Long Island University in Brooklyn and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2.

Overseas Elite is the two-time defending champion. Kennedy played on both teams. Kane joined in last year. Blair was added to the team this year. The three led Schenley to a PIAA championship in 2007.

In the first two rounds, Overseas Elite beat the Chattanooga Trenches, 84-74, and then rallied from 16 points down to defeat the Matadors, 78-67. In the first round, Kennedy scored 14 points, Kane 9 and Blair 6. In the second round, Kennedy poured in 25 points, Blair 15 and Kane 8.

The Tampa Bulls consist mostly of former South Florida players, among them Dominique Jones, who scored 30 points in a first-round win and then hit the winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to claim a second-round win.

The winner of Friday's game will face the winner of Ram Nation and NC Prodigal Sons on Sunday. The semifinal and championship games will be held in Baltimore on Aug. 1 and 3.