Overseas Elite has done it again.
For the third year in a row, the team made up of current pros and former college stars took home The Basketball Tournament (TBT) title courtesy of an 86-83 win against Challenge ALS tonight at Coppin State University in Baltimore.
The team claimed the winner-take-all prize of $2 million, and three former Schenley stars earned a nice chunk of change because of it. Ten years after winning a PIAA title, D.J. Kennedy, DeAndre Kane and DeJuan Blair teamed up and cashed in. Each walked away with $147,000.
Kennedy, Kane and Blair each started the final four games of the event and were big contributors. Kennedy was named to the all-tournament team. He scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half of tonight's win. Kennedy made one of the biggest shots of the game when he grabbed a rebound and knocked down a jump shot just before the shot clock expired to give Overseas Elite an 82-79 lead with 1:03 left. Kane finished with 12 points and Blair added six.
For the tournament, Kennedy averaged 15 points, Kane 9.7 and Blair 7.7.
The three helped Schenley win the PIAA Class 4A title in 2007. Kennedy and Blair were seniors on that team. Kane was a junior. Schenley closed in 2008.