CBC AKA Money Team
The 8th Grade Orange division at the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic is stacked like pancakes. Some serious questions definitely will get answered this weekend. Here’s a look at the teams involved.
Tip Off Classic 8th Grade Preview
CBC: The “Money Team” looks like the early favorite to defend their Tip Off Classic crown. Their roster is thick and they even have a deep bench. We expect them to be in attack mode from the beginning.
Team Final: The Grand Finale Champs will be looking to return to the #1 spot in our rankings. They will have a tough task during pool play with a city rival on Saturday and Nike affiliate (Playaz) on Sunday.
Team Takeover: TT looks to be ready for this winner take all format. They have experience and the talent to run the table. I’m looking forward to watching them tangle with Expressions.
Expressions: Speaking of the X. The Beantown boys are here to spoil the party. They are coming off a championship game loss to CBC in Massachusetts so they should be hungry for some get back.
St. Michaels: This group is flying under the radar but actually enters this event with the most 8th Grade experience. If they catch fire at the right time they could snatch our first banner of the season.
DC Assault: DCA will be ready to chomp on some competition. They are very eager to win their first Spotlight crown and have the loaded crew to get it done.
CIA Bounce: We didn’t actually lay out the welcome mat for our international guest. They have a serious pool including St. Michaels and DC Assault. But I know they wanted to play some heavy comp.
Playaz: The Terminator and crew should be exciting to watch. I’m looking forward to their match up with Team Final on Sunday.
New Heights: MH has added some pieces since last season and should be a dangerous team in this event. True hustle and execution will be the key to their success.
Blue Magic: Formerly MABC this group has been yearning for the Orange Division for a while. The earned their right now I hope they can handle the heat.
Team Melo: TM earned their right to be in the Orange Division after a strong showing at the AC Showcase. Now they have to swim with the sharks. Hopefully they will survive.
Milbank: “The Bank” will anxious be get off to a good start and maybe make another run to the Grand Finale Final Four.
Others To Watch: JCBC, PYO, UPlay (Canada)