Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Max's All Stars Fall 2019 ABC Hoops Final Results/Statistics

Final results and statistics from Max's All Stars Fall 2019 ABC Hoops season. Link: http://stats.abchoops.com/teams/max-s-all-stars
Final results and statistics from Max's All Stars Fall 2019 ABC Hoops season

Max's All Stars fall in first round of Fall 2019 ABC Hoops playoffs

On Sunday, November 24th, 2019 - Max's All Stars suffered a stunning defeat in the first round of the Fall 2019 ABC Hoops playoffs against Uptown Wolves by a final score of 48-47. Max's All Stars finished the season with a 5-3 overall record.
Box Score from November 24th, 2019
Uptown Wolves - 48
Max's All Stars - 47
ABC Hoops

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Max's All Stars drop to 5-2 at ABC Hoops

On Sunday, November 17th, 2019 - Max's All Stars dropped to 5-2 at ABC Hoops with a shorthanded loss vs Average Joes by a final score 65-54. Herman Billups, John Simmons, Kaheem Davis, Marvin Billups Jr and Shereef Taylor all played hard until the bitter end. Our next game will be first round of the playoffs this upcoming Sunday, November 24th, 2019.
Box Score from November 17th, 2019
Average Joes - 65
Max's All Stars - 54
ABC Hoops

Monday, November 11, 2019

Max's All Stars improve to 5-1 at ABC Hoops

Yesterday, Max's All Stars improved to 5-1 at ABC Hoops with a 68-51 win over Shootout Squad. Tempers ran high for the other team, but Max's All Stars stayed focused on the task at hand. A dominant first half allowed Max's All Stars to cruise to victory. Branden Gibson, Kaheem Davis, Marvin Billups Jr, Nikola Djurdjevic, Patrick James, Shereef Taylor and William Davis all played hard to earn this victory. Marvin Billups Jr was named Player of the Game.
Box Score from November 10th, 2019
Max's All Stars - 68
Shootout Squad - 51
ABC Hoops

Monday, November 4, 2019

Max's All Stars improve to 4-1 at ABC Hoops

Yesterday, Max's All Stars improved to 4-1 at ABC Hoops with a 68-45 win over The Good Guys. It was a dominant effort from start to finish. Max's All Stars played well in all phases of the game. Corey Orgias, Kaheem Davis, Marvin Billups Jr, Nikola Djurdjevic, Patrick James, Spencer Smith and William Davis all played hard to earn this victory. Marvin Billups Jr was named Player of the Game.
Box Score from November 3rd, 2019
Max's All Stars - 68
The Good Guys - 45
ABC Hoops

Monday, October 28, 2019

Max's All Stars improve to 3-1 at ABC Hoops

Yesterday, Max's All Stars improved to 3-1 at ABC Hoops with a 66-64 win over Uptown Wolves. The game was not as close as the final score indicates as Max's All Stars was in control most of the time. Leading by eight points late in the final minute, Max's All Stars gave up two garbage time three-pointers that narrowed the margin of victory to just two. Corey Orgias, John Simmons, Kaheem Davis, Marvin Billups Jr, Nikola Djurdjevic, Shereef Taylor and William Davis all played hard to earn this victory. Marvin Billups Jr was named Player of the Game.
Box Score from October 27th, 2019
Max's All Stars - 66
Uptown Wolves - 64
ABC Hoops

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Max's All Stars improve to 2-1 at ABC Hoops

On Sunday, October 20th, 2019 - Max's All Stars improved to 2-1 at ABC Hoops with a 56-40 win over The Polite Ballerz. Overall, it was a very solid effort from our team. Max's All Stars was fairly efficient offensively and borderline dominant defensively in this game. Everyone contributed and had a positive impact on the game. Some of the players wore their new Puma sneakers (courtesy of Bob Forlenza) and noted how comfortable they were. Corey Orgias, Kaheem Davis, Marvin Billups Jr, Nikola Djurdjevic, Patrick James, Rob Thomas, Shereef Taylor and William Davis all played hard to earn this victory. Shereef Taylor was named Player of the Game.
Box Score from October 20th, 2019
Max's All Stars - 56
The Polite Ballerz - 40
ABC Hoops

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Max's All Stars Family Day

On Saturday, October 19th, 2019 - Max's All Stars hosted a Family Day at Julia Richman Education Complex and it was a massive success! First and foremost, huge thank you to everyone who came through to celebrate and help put this event together! It was incredible to watch the next generation of Max's All Stars running around, shooting hoops and having fun. Seeing the kids become friends and playing together, all the guys and their families catching up - this is what it's all about! In addition to hosting this great party for the kids, Max's All Stars was also able to celebrate our back-to-back Full Court Charity Challenge Corporate Division Championships and finally receive our prize - Puma sneakers for everyone! Thank you to Bob Forlenza for making this happen and all his generosity towards our team over the years. We are extremely grateful! Thank you to Puma for the awesome Clyde Court sneakers! Thank you to Indoor Hoops for providing the gym rental! Appreciate everyone who took part yesterday! Love you guys!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Max's All Stars improve to 1-1 at ABC Hoops

Yesterday, Max's All Stars improved to 1-1 at ABC Hoops with a 66-52 win over The McFlys. Our team got off to a slow start for the second week in a row, spotting our opponents 11 points to start the game. However, Max's All Stars remained calm and proceeded to score 13 unanswered points to take the lead and never looked back from there. Our team went on a 30-11 run to close out the first half and continued to play well in the second half. Branden Gibson, John Simmons, Kaheem Davis, Marvin Billups Jr, Nikola Djurdjevic and Spencer Smith all played hard to earn this victory. Marvin Billups Jr was named Player of the Game.
Box Score from October 13th, 2019
Max's All Stars - 66
The McFlys - 52
ABC Hoops

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Max's All Stars drop season opener at ABC Hoops

On Sunday, October 6th, 2019 - Max's All Stars lost their Fall 2019 season opener at ABC Hoops vs Chiefs by a final score 58-48. Our team got off to a slow start and despite a valiant comeback effort, we were not able to pull it off in the end. It was a sloppy game overall - but Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, Herman Billups, Marvin Billups Jr, Nikola Djurdjevic, Patrick James and William Davis all played hard until the bitter end. Our next game is this upcoming Sunday, October 13th, 2019.
Box Score from October 6th, 2019
Chiefs - 58
Max's All Stars - 48
ABC Hoops

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Max's All Stars Hosts Second Annual Hall of Fame Game

On Monday, August 19th, 2019 - Max's All Stars hosted our second annual Hall of Fame Game at Basketball City. Marvin Billups Jr and John Simmons were the team captains. A draft was held on August 18th to determine the rosters for each team. The roster for Team Marvin was Damion Staple, Herman Billups, Kevin Johnson*, Kevin Young, Marvin Billups Jr (Captain), Patrick James*, Ronnie Worthen Jr, Shereef Taylor, Spencer Smith, Shereef Taylor and William Davis. Team John's squad featured Angel Gonzalez, Corey Orgias, Doug Herring, Jason Lewis, John Simmons (Captain), Kaheem Davis, Nikola Djurdjevic, Rob Thomas, Shaun Diaz and TJ Curry.
* - Kevin Johnson and Patrick James were traded from Team John to Team Marvin for future considerations prior to tip-off.

It was a highly entertaining and competitive game! Both teams played great! Team John took a ten-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Team Marvin kept fighting and overcame a seven-point deficit in the final minute. Down by three in the final seconds, William Davis hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game! In overtime, both teams exchanged baskets and after some controversial officiating the game was tied late. After Team John turned the ball over, Team Marvin got the ball back and called timeout with 00:01 left in overtime tied at 135. Shereef Taylor inbounded the ball to Herman Billups who hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to win the game for Team Marvin! It was an incredible finish to an amazing game! Herman's clutch game-winning three not only clinched the win for his team, but also earned him the MVP award. He finished the evening with 21 points/4 rebounds/3 steals/1 block. Full game stats are included below.

After the game we inducted four members into the Max's All Stars Hall of Fame - Rob Thomas (Class of 2018, but was not able to attend last year) and our Class of 2019 - Shereef Taylor, John Simmons and David Seagers (who was not able to attend this year). These men have made a tremendous impact on Max's All Stars over the years and we are thrilled to recognize their achievements. They have all earned their place in the Max's All Stars Hall of Fame.

Thank you to everyone who participated - all the players, fans, family and friends who came through to show us love and support. Thank you to Dave Schoenholt and Basketball City for providing the gym rental, referees, scorekeepers, filming the game and providing a championship trophy; Lifestyles Sports for the jerseys and CustomInk for the t-shirts; Crown Awards for the MVP trophy and Athletic Awards Company for the Hall of Fame plaques. Special thanks to Sadia, Mandy, Janiris, Denice, Sandra, Camry, Casey, Sarah Straub, the Gonzalez family, Kobe Smith, Carl Gibson and all the wives/fiancees/girlfriends/children/family members/friends/supporters for coming through as well. You guys are the absolute best! Love y'all!
Back row (from left to right): Kevin Johnson, Jason Lewis, Corey Orgias, Spencer Smith, Herman Billups (MVP), Damion Staple, Patrick James, Marvin Billups Jr (captain), Max Margulis, Kevin Young, Nikola Djurdjevic, Angel Gonzalez, Doug Herring, Kevin Major, Rob Thomas, TJ Curry, Shaun Diaz, Shereef Taylor, William Davis. Front row (from left to right): John Simmons (captain), Kaheem Davis (with his son, KJ).
Box score from the Second Annual Max's All Stars Hall of Fame Game
Final Score (OT): 
Team Marvin (white jerseys) - 138
Team John (blue jerseys) - 135
August 19th, 2019
Basketball City


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Max's All Stars win 20th Annual Full Court Charity Challenge Corporate Division Championship

This past Saturday, March 16th, 2019 - Max's All Stars won the 20th Annual Full Court Charity Challenge Corporate Division Championship held at the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center. Our team went 5-1 en route to repeating as champions! Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, John Simmons, Kaheem Davis, Marvin Billups Jr, Nikola Djurdjevic, Shereef Taylor, Spencer Smith and William Davis played hard, sacrificed and worked together to earn this title. After winning the first two pool play games with relative ease against Raptor (38-21) and Pay2Play (54-41), it looked like Max's All Stars would coast to another championship. However, a loss in the third pool play game against CTE-4-Three (37-33) served as an important wake-up call for our team that helped us refocus and lock-in. In the fourth pool play game, Max's All Stars defeated Cross Insurance by a final score of 58-50. At the end of pool play, three teams were tied for the top-2 seeds with a 3-1 record. Brickhouse earned the #1 seed, leaving Max's All Stars and Instinet to shoot it out for the #2 seed. The tiebreaker was a three-point shooting contest. Instinet shot the ball first and made it. Spencer Smith matched that made three-pointer. Then Instinet shot the ball a second time and missed. Spencer calmly nailed a three-pointer to clinch the #2 seed and all-important bye straight to the semifinals. In the semifinals, Max's All Stars defeated Cross Insurance for the second time by a final score of 49-28 to earn a spot in the championship game against Instinet. In 2017, Max's All Stars suffered a heartbreaking double-overtime defeat in the semifinals against Instinet. Two years later, we avenged that loss with a victory against Instinet in the championship game by a final score of 49-43. Winning vs Instinet definitely made this championship victory so much sweeter. Marvin Billups Jr and Spencer Smith were named co-MVP's. This is the first time in tournament history that two players shared MVP honors. It was tough to name one MVP because everyone contributed and was a huge part of this championship. This was truly a total team effort. Thank you to all the players for making the trip and leaving it all out on the court. Thank you to Bob Forlenza for organizing a great tournament as always. Big thank you to ARTEMIS, Inc. for sponsoring our team. It is an honor to compete in this tournament in support of the Nashoba Learning Group and the MGH Lurie Center for Autism. Also, shout-out to Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center for hosting this great event. Ten years after Hofstra Club Basketball made their first trip to Boston for the NIRSA NCCS Regional Tournament, Max's All Stars continued the tradition and brought another championship back to New York. This is the fifteenth championship in team history.
Click here to watch highlights of Max's All Stars from the 20th Annual Full Court Challenge.
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Max's All Stars
20th Annual Full Court Charity Challenge Corporate Division Champions
William Davis, Corey Orgias, Spencer Smith, John Simmons, Marvin Billups Jr, Kaheem Davis, Max Margulis, Nikola Djurdjevic, Branden Gibson, Shereef Taylor

Post-tournament awards banquet
John Simmons, Kaheem Davis, Nikola Djurdjevic, Marvin Billups Jr, Branden Gibson, William Davis, Max Margulis, Corey Orgias, Spencer Smith, Shereef Taylor, Bob Forlenza