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Basketball: Former Schenley stars lead Overseas Elite to win

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Overseas Elite moved one win closer to a third consecutive TBT title Sunday.

It's Schenley trio played a big part in the latest victory.

D.J. Kennedy, DeJuan Blair and DeAndre Kane combined for 48 points and Overseas Elite rallied from a 16-point deficit to defeat the Matadors, 78-67, in the second round of The Basketball Tournament at Queens University in Charlotte.

Kennedy scored a game-high 25 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists. Blair finished with 15 points and four rebounds. Kane added eight points.

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Basketball: Schenley alums advance in TBT

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D.J. Kennedy, DeJuan Blair and DeAndre Kane played together in an organized game Saturday for the first time in 10 years.

The outcome was a familiar one for the former Schenley stars.

The three helped two-time defending champion Overseas Elite defeat the Chattanooga Trenches, 84-74, in the first round of The Basketball Tournament in Charlotte. The tournament champion takes home a winner-take-all prize of $2 million.

It was not an easy win for Overseas Elite, the No. 1 seed which led No. 16 Chattanooga, 50-48, at halftime. But the reigning champs pulled away in the second half and advanced to Sunday's second round, where they will meet the Matadors (Texas Tech Alumni), a 76-72 first-round winner against the Washington Generals. Overseas Elite and the Matadors will square off at 12:45 p.m.

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Basketball: The Basketball Tournament tips off Saturday

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There are many leagues and tournaments held all around the country each summer, but none are as lucrative as the one that gets underway Saturday.

It's a tournament that has some City League connections.

The Basketball Tournament boasts a winner-take-all prize of $2 million. There's a chance a current or former City League player or coach could earn get a championship cut. It's happened each of the last two years.

Schenley graduate D.J. Kennedy is in his third season playing for Overseas Elite, the two-time defending champion. Fellow Schenley alum DeAndre Kane joined Kennedy last season. Now a third former Schenley star, DeJuan Blair, has been added to the mix.

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Basketball: Schenley trio to reunite in The Basketball Tournament

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Brad Everett reports that Schenley graduates DeJuan Blair, D.J. Kennedy and DeAndre Kane will be teaming up for a big summer tournament.

"It's been nearly a decade since Schenley High School closed its doors.

One of its final proud moments was the state title delivered in 2007 by its boys basketball team, a group led by a couple of kids from the Hill District who went on to college stardom and professional careers.

It only makes sense that the three get together this summer for a 10-year reunion, but this gathering will hardly be just a walk down memory lane — it will be a run toward a $2 million prize.

The Basketball Tournament tips off Saturday as 64 teams — many filled with former college players and some with current and past professional players — will take aim at the winner-take-all payday. The games will all be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks and the championship will be played Aug. 3 in Baltimore."