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Overseas Elite is an American basketball team that participates in The Basketball Tournament (TBT), an annual winner-take-all single-elimination tournament. The team won the tournament four consecutive times: 2015 (prize money $1 million), 2016 ($2 million), 2017 ($2 million), and 2018 ($2 million). The roster of Overseas Elite consists of professional basketball players who compete outside of the NBA.[1]

Overseas Elite
Overseas Elite logo
LeaguesThe Basketball Tournament
Founded2015
HistoryOverseas Elite
(2015–present)
Team colorsBlue, black, and grey
              
Team managerMatt Morrison
Head coachMarc Hughes (Raptors 905)
Assistant(s)Paris Horne
Championships4 TBT (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
WebsiteTeam page
Uniforms

Contents

HistoryEdit

2015: First championshipEdit

 
Errick McCollum played on all four championship teams.

Overseas Elite was accepted as a third-seed in TBT 2015 after amassing 139 registered fans. It was placed in the South region, which had Josh Selby and TeamBDB as the top seeds. Overseas Elite defeated the Underdogs, 89–83, in both teams' debuts. Errick McCollum's double-double, 18 points and 11 rebounds, helped Overseas Elite get past Team Charlotte Elite in the second round, 77–74. McCollum posted 32 points in his team's next contest, against Damien Wilkins and Trained to Go, pushing Overseas Elite to the Super 17 round of the tournament. D. J. Kennedy was instrumental in Overseas Elite's first Super 17 victory, which was vs. Sean Bell All Stars. The team became the first to qualify for the year's semifinals after it beat Dirty South, led by Brandon Robinson.[2] It used only six players throughout the game,[3] and it was the fifth Super 17 game to be decided by fewer than 10 points.[4] On August 1, Overseas Elite defeated Team City of Gods to reach the championship game against Team 23.[5] On August 2, Overseas Elite was crowned champions after winning, 67–65,[6] with Kennedy being named MVP.[7]

GamesEdit

Overseas Elite was the No. 3 seed in the South region.

Date Round Location Score Opponent
Team Seed
July 10 Regional Atlanta 89–83 Underdogs South No. 22
July 11 77–74 Team Charlotte Elite South No. 14
July 12 73–68 Trained To Go South No. 6
July 24 Super 17 Chicago 76–67 Sean Bell All Stars South No. 9
July 25 Quarterfinals 77–72 Dirty South South No. 21
August 1 Semifinals The Bronx 84–71 Team City of Gods Northeast No. 3
August 2 Finals 67–65 Team 23 West No. 13

Source: [8][9][10]

RosterEdit

Source: [11][12]

2016: Second championshipEdit

 
Myck Kabongo played on the 2015 and 2016 teams.

Overseas Elite defended its title in TBT 2016, beating Team Colorado, 77–72,[13] Kyle Fogg was named MVP.

GamesEdit

Overseas Elite was the No. 2 seed in the South region.

Date Round Location Score Opponent
Team Seed
July 9 Regional Charlotte, NC 97–75 Showtime South No. 15
July 10 91–84 HBC South No. 7
July 21 Super 16 Philadelphia 91–80 Ram Nation South No. 3
July 23 Quarterfinals 74–66 Trained to Go South No. 8
July 30 Semifinals The Bronx 103–92 Team City of Gods Northeast No. 1
August 2 Finals 77–72 Team Challenge ALS West No. 5

Source: [14][15]

RosterEdit

Source: [16][17][18]

2017: Third championshipEdit

 
Oliver Lafayette played on the 2017 team.

Overseas Elite won their third title in TBT 2017, defeating Team Challenge ALS, 86–83.[19] Kyle Fogg was again named MVP.

GamesEdit

Overseas Elite was the No. 1 seed in the South region.

Date Round Location Score Opponent
Team Seed
July 8 Regional Charlotte, NC 84–74 Chattanooga Trenches South No. 16
July 9 78–67 Matadors South No. 8
July 21 Super 16 Brooklyn 84–76 Tampa Bulls South No. 5
July 23 Quarterfinals 86–79 Ram Nation South No. 2
August 1 Semifinals Baltimore 81–77 Boeheim's Army Northeast No. 3
August 3 Finals 86–83 Team Challenge ALS West No. 6

RosterEdit

Source: [20]

2018: Fourth championshipEdit

 
Jeremy Pargo (right) played on the 2018 and 2019 teams.

On August 3, 2018, Overseas Elite won the finals of TBT 2018, defeating Eberlein Drive, 70–58,[21] with D. J. Kennedy being named MVP.

GamesEdit

Overseas Elite was the No. 1 seed in the South region.

Date Round Location Score Opponent Recap
Team Seed
July 14 Regional Richmond, VA 78–62 Team ABC2 South No. 17 [22]
July 15 71–61 Monarch Nation South No. 8 [23]
July 26 Super 16 Atlanta 87–86 Louisiana United South No. 4 [24]
July 29 Quarterfinals 72–60 Ram Nation South No. 2 [25]
August 2 Semifinals Baltimore 85–60 Golden Eagles Northeast No. 3 [26]
August 3 Finals 70–58 Eberlein Drive West No. 7 [27]

RosterEdit

Source: [28]

2019: End of reignEdit

 
Bobby Brown was a member of the 2019 team.

Errick McCollum, who had played for the team in each of the prior four tournaments, did not play in TBT 2019, due to getting married.[29] Overseas Elite won their first three games, to capture their region and advance to the quarterfinals in Chicago.[30] In the quarterfinals, they defeated Loyalty Is Love, 86–73.[31] That win advanced Overseas Elite to the semifinals against Carmen's Crew on August 4,[32] where they suffered their first-ever defeat, 71–66.[33]

GamesEdit

Overseas Elite was the top seed in the Richmond Regional.[34]

Date Round Location Score Opponent Stats
Team Seed
July 26 Regional Siegel Center,
Richmond, VA
104–76 Hilltop Dawgs Richmond No. 8 [35]
July 27 80–68 Best Virginia Richmond No. 4 [36]
July 28 78–70 Team DRC Richmond No. 6 [37]
August 2 Quarterfinals Wintrust Arena,
Chicago, IL
86–73 Loyalty Is Love Lexington No. 1 [38]
August 4 Semifinals 66–71 Carmen's Crew Columbus No. 1 [39]

RosterEdit

Source: [40]

Record by yearsEdit

 
Travis Bader (no. 3) played on the first three championship teams.
Year Seed Won Lost Notes
2015 3rd South 7 0 Champions
2016 2nd South 6 0 Champions
2017 1st South 6 0 Champions
2018 1st South 6 0 Champions
2019 1st Richmond 4 1 Lost in semifinals
Total 29 1

AwardsEdit

 
Justin Burrell advancing Overseas Elite's name on the bracket after winning the 2017 championship
Year Player Award Ref.
2015 D. J. Kennedy MVP  [41]
2016 Kyle Fogg All-Tournament & MVP [42]
D. J. Kennedy All-Tournament
2017 Kyle Fogg All-Tournament & MVP [43]
D. J. Kennedy All-Tournament
Colin Curtin (Coach) All-Tournament
2018 D. J. Kennedy All-Tournament & MVP [44]
Errick McCollum All-Tournament
2019 D. J. Kennedy All-Tournament [45]

  In 2015, only a tournament MVP was named.

Logo and uniformsEdit

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Overseas Elite roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SF 1   Archie, Dominique 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 31 – (1987-08-19)19 August 1987
PG 2 (C)   Pargo, Jeremy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 33 – (1986-03-17)17 March 1986
PG 3   Taylor, Tony 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 29 – (1990-08-09)9 August 1990
C 4   Jefferson, Johndre 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 30 – (1988-11-30)30 November 1988
PG 6   Brown, Bobby 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 34 – (1984-09-24)24 September 1984
SG 7   Sanders, Jamarr 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 31 – (1988-08-02)2 August 1988
SF 17   Kennedy, D. J. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 29 – (1989-11-05)5 November 1989
PF 24   Burrell, Justin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 31 – (1988-04-18)18 April 1988
PG 25   Simmons, Jonathon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 29 – (1989-09-14)14 September 1989
PF 32   Gordon, Drew 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 29 – (1990-07-12)12 July 1990
SF 50   Kane, DeAndre 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 30 – (1989-06-10)10 June 1989
Head coach
  •   Marc Hughes
Assistant coach(es)
Team manager
  •   Matt Morrison

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: August 2, 2019

ReferencesEdit

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