Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Max's All Stars win 19th Annual Full Court Charity Challenge Corporate Division Championship

This past Saturday, March 10th, 2018 - Max's All Stars won the 19th Annual Full Court Charity Challenge Corporate Division Championship held at the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center. Our team went 6-0 en route to winning the title! We did so with only seven players (Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, Jason Lewis, Kaheem Davis, Nikola Djurdjevic, Patrick James and William Davis) for the first four games. Then Spencer Smith arrived and joined us for the semifinals and championship game, giving us the jolt of energy we needed to see this thing through. Branden Gibson won MVP and deservedly so, but this was truly an all-around team effort. Everyone stepped up and had an opportunity to contribute and shine. Branden did a little bit of everything - scoring in a variety of ways (3's, mid-range, post-up) and distributing the ball. Corey and Jason hit some clutch shots and stepped up as vocal leaders. They were basically playing and coaching. PJ locked up as always and was one of our primarily ball handlers. He did a great job. Nikola had a block party. Nobody could score on us down low. He also pulled down a ton of rebounds and scored a bunch underneath the basket. The Davis brothers, Kaheem and William, provided size and athleticism. They did a little bit of everything - attacking the basket, stretching the floor and playing aggressive defense. Spencer came in motivated for the final two games. He hit a bunch of 3's and also drove to the basket and finished with ease. We couldn't accomplish this without all these contributions. Some of the guys were still learning how to play with each other when the tournament started, but as the day went on we made tons of progress in a short period of time. It's amazing how smart veteran basketball players can come together and make it work the way our team did. 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. (Yuly Margulis) for sponsoring our team. It is an honor to compete in this tournament in support of the Nashoba Learning Group and the Lurie Center for Autism. Also, shout-out to Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center for hosting this great event. Nearly a decade after Hofstra Club Basketball made their first trip to Boston for the NIRSA NCCS Regional Tournament, Max's All Stars continued the tradition and finally brought a championship back to New York. This is the thirteenth championship in team history.
Click here to see photos of Max's All Stars at the 19th Annual Full Court Charity Challenge.
Max's All Stars
19th Annual Full Court Charity Challenge Corporate Division Champions
Kaheem Davis, Patrick James, Jason Lewis, Branden Gibson, Max Margulis, Corey Orgias, Spencer Smith, Nikola Djurdjevic, William Davis

Post-tournament awards banquet
Corey Orgias, William Davis, Branden Gibson, Spencer Smith, Jason Lewis, Max Margulis, Patrick James, Nikola Djurdjevic, Bob Forlenza, Kaheem Davis