Saturday, June 27, 2015

Max's All Stars game at West 4th PPD due to rain

Max's All Stars game today at Kenny Graham's West Fourth Street​ vs Brooklyn Ballers was postponed due to rain. No makeup date has been announced yet.

Max's All Stars improve to 3-1 at West 4th

Yesterday, Max's All Stars got the win at Kenny Graham's West Fourth Street vs La Familia by a final score of 92-82. Bediako Nyasa, Bryant Crowder, Corey Orgias, Dominique Jones, Joshua Smith, Kwabena Brenya, Patrick James and Prentice Small all contributed and played well to earn the W. In the first half, Max's All Stars only had five players. It was a back and forth seesaw battle again, but Max's All Stars took a slim one-point lead at halftime (38-37). Luckily, reinforcements arrived in the second half as Bryant Crowder, Joshua Smith and Prentice Small showed up. Crowder and Smith helped ignite the team in the third as Max's All Stars finally got some separation on the scoreboard. For the second straight game, Bediako Nyasa hit a half-court buzzer beating 3-pointer - this time at the end of the 3rd quarter to give Max's All Stars a 63-50 lead. Corey, Kwabena and PJ did some very good work getting a lot of rebounds and playing strong defense. Domo was the go-to scorer all game long. Every time La Familia seemed to be getting close, Domo was there with the answer to keep Max's All Stars in front. With the win, Max's All Stars improved their record to 3-1.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Max's All Stars improve to 2-1 at West 4th

Yesterday, Max's All Stars got the win at Kenny Graham's West Fourth Street​ vs TNP by a final score of 80-76. Bediako NyasaBryant Crowder​, Corey Orgias​, Damion Staple​, Malik Reddick, Patrick James​ and Spencer Smith​ put forth an impressive effort against the defending Nike Pro City champions. Max's All Stars was shorthanded and some of the players were tired from playing in the ABC Hoops semifinals/championship game doubleheader earlier. It was a back and forth seesaw battle between the two teams. Nobody could get much separation on the scoreboard - neither team had a lead of more than five points. Bryant Crowder​ had an electrifying performance, carrying the offense while also pulling down a bunch of rebounds and blocking several shots. Corey, Damion, PJ and Spencer played the bulk of the game with Bryant. Corey and Spencer took turns bringing the ball up and both hit some very clutch shots. Damion and PJ did a great job defensively. In fact, Damion came up with two huge breakaway steals that he took to the house himself. Also, Bediako Nyasa played a few minutes and scored seven points including a half-court buzzer beating 3-pointer to give Max's All Stars the lead at halftime (40-37). Late in the fourth quarter, Corey hit a shot to make the score 80-76 with 1:50 remaining and instantly after his shot went in it started raining cats and dogs! So, the game was called with 1:50 remaining, Max's All Stars got the win and improved their record to 2-1.

Max's All Stars Spring 2015 ABC Hoops Final Results and Statistics

Here are the final results and statistics from Max's All Stars undefeated Spring 2015 ABC Hoops championship season. Link: http://stats.abchoopsnyc.com/teams/max-s-all-stars
Link: http://stats.abchoopsnyc.com/teams/max-s-all-stars

Max's All Stars win championship at ABC Hoops; finish with undefeated 10-0 record

Yesterday, Max's All Stars won the championship game at ABC Hoops vs Jetlife by a final score of 67-52. Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, Daniel Jacas, Doug Herring, Jason Lewis, Marvin Billups Jr, Patrick James, Spencer Smith and Troy Whittington completed the undefeated championship season with an impressive effort in the final game. After a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Jetlife narrowed Max's All Stars lead to just two points at halftime, Max's All Stars turned it up in the second half as they did all season long. Suffocating defense led to easy offense for Max's All Stars and that was the key to victory. Branden guarded league-leading scorer, Mike Liander, for most of the game and held him to a season-low 18 points (10.1 points below his season average). Doug had an extremely efficient game, leading all scorers with 23 points on 12 shots. It was nice to see his family at the game on Father's Day. Also, Troy was named Player of the Game for the sixth time this season and won league MVP for his efforts. Overall, it was a total team effort from top to bottom all season long.
Box Score from June 21st, 2015
Max's All Stars - 67
Jetlife - 52
ABC Hoops
Standing from left to right: Troy Whittington (MVP), Spencer Smith, Branden Gibson, Patrick James, Max Margulis, Corey Orgias, Jason Lewis, Doug Herring, Daniel Jacas, Carl Gibson and Marvin Billups Jr. 

Max's All Stars improve to 9-0 at ABC Hoops; advance to championship game

Yesterday, Max's All Stars won their semifinal game at ABC Hoops vs the Fulton Cavs by a final score of 88-47. Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, Daniel Jacas, Doug Herring, Jason Lewis, Marvin Billups Jr, Patrick James and Spencer Smith all played very well in this dominating performance. After taking an 18-point lead at halftime, Max's All Stars piled it on even more in the second half to win the game by 41 points and advance to the championship game. Also, Spencer was named Player of the Game for the first time this season.
Box Score from June 21st, 2015
Max's All Stars - 88
Fulton Cavs - 47
ABC Hoops

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Max's All Stars game at West 4th PPD due to rain

Max's All Stars game today at Kenny Graham's West Fourth Street​ vs Team 524/Pick & Roll was postponed due to rain. No makeup date has been announced yet.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Max's All Stars improve to 8-0 at ABC Hoops; advance to semifinals

Yesterday, Max's All Stars won their first round playoff game at ABC Hoops​ vs Untouchables by a final score of 62-44. Despite being shorthanded and getting penalized five points for showing up late - Branden Gibson​, Corey Orgias​, Daniel Jacas​, Marvin Billups Jr​, Patrick James​, Spencer Smith​ and Troy Whittington​ managed to overcome their self-created adversity along with some questionable officiating to grind it out and earn the W. The team really turned it on and performed very well in the second half. Also, Troy was named Player of the Game for the fifth time this season.
Box Score from June 14th, 2015
Max's All Stars - 66
Untouchables - 42
ABC Hoops

Monday, June 8, 2015

Max's All Stars improve to 1-1 at West 4th

Yesterday, Max's All Stars got the win at Kenny Graham's West Fourth Street vs the NYC Jaguars by a final score of 96-79. Branden Gibson, Bryant Crowder, Corey Orgias, Dominique Jones, Marvin Billups Jr, Patrick James, Rob Thomas and Troy Whittington all contributed and played well to earn the W. Max's All Stars record now stands at 1-1.

Max's All Stars receives TBT at-large bid

PHILADELPHIA HERE WE COME! Max's All Stars has received an at-large bid to The Basketball Tournament (TBT)! We will play in the Northeast region in Philadelphia, PA (July 17-19)! Congratulations to all our team members who helped us recruit votes! Thank you to everyone who voted for and supported us throughout this process! LINK: https://www.thetournament.com/news/complete-field-97-teams-announced

Our current projected roster is as follows (in alphabetical order):
Branden Gibson - G/F
Carl Gibson - Assistant Coach
Corey Orgias - F
Damion Staple - F/C
Dominique Jones - G
Doug Herring - G
Kevin Pegram - F
Marvin Billups Jr - G/F
Max Margulis - Head Coach/General Manager
Patrick James - G/F
Roscoe Johnson - G/F
Shaun Diaz - F
Troy Whittington - F/C
LINK: https://www.thetournament.com/news/complete-field-97-teams-announced

Monday, June 1, 2015

TBT polls close, Max's All Stars finishes 19th in the Northeast region with 286 votes

Max's All Stars finished 4 votes behind Basketball City for an automatic bid in the Northeast region of The Basketball Tournament (TBT). We are still eligible for one of six at-large bids that will be announced next Monday, June 8th. Max's All Stars is definitely praying for one of those six at-large bids - we feel we deserve it. TBT is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we truly hope to compete in Philadelphia beginning on July 17th.

Thank you to everyone who voted for Max's All Stars and supported us throughout this process. Thank you to our team members - Branden Gibson, Carl Gibson, Corey Orgias, Damion Staple, Dominique Jones, Doug Herring, Kevin Pegram, Marvin Billups Jr, Patrick James, Roscoe Johnson Jr, Shaun Diaz and Troy Whittington - for recruiting votes and making a push until the very end. Hopefully, we get into TBT as an at-large bid.

Also, congratulations to all the teams that automatically qualified for TBT - especially Ian McCarthy's Saint John Mill Rats and Dave Schoenholt's Basketball City. Wishing both squads the very best of luck going forward!

Max's All Stars game at West 4th PPD due to rain

Yesterday, Max's All Stars game at Kenny Graham's West Fourth Street​ vs BQE All Stars was postponed due to rain. No makeup date has been announced yet.

Max's All Stars improve to 7-0 at ABC Hoops

Yesterday, Max's All Stars got the win at ABC Hoops vs Big State by a final score of 53-46. It was a sloppy performance - but Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, Daniel Jacas, Doug Herring, Jason Lewis, Marvin Billups Jr, Patrick James and Spencer Smith managed to overcome their mistakes and some questionable officiating to grind it out and earn the W. Also, Doug was named Player of the Game for the third time this season.
Box Score from May 31st, 2015
Max's All Stars - 53
Big State - 46
ABC Hoops