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GB International’s Ashley Hamilton, Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Jamell Anderson and Orlan Jackman lead arguably the most talented Men’s division finalists ever assembled in what promises to be an exciting end to the summer at the Midnight Madness ‘White Out’ Finals.
The competition has been intense and high-octane all summer with household names battling it out against hungry up-and-comers to find out who will reign supreme as the ‘King Of The Summer’. Joining the GB certified quartet are a bevy of BBL stars led by Tayo Ogedengbe, Elvisi Dusha (both from the Surrey Scorchers), Harrison Gamble and Will Maynard (both Leicester Riders).
The best of the National League divisions are also well-represented in arguably the best British players in Division 1 in Dave Ajumobi, Courtney Van-Beest (Essex Leopards) and Bode Adeluola (Hemel Storm). Adeluola is one of the most prolific scorers playing in the National League and will be ready to show why he is rated as one of the best players currently playing outside of the BBL.
Midnight Madness wouldn’t be what it is if there were not some hungry, under-exposed talent waiting in the wings looking to take their shot at the crown – and so it’s with pleasure we introduce Jason Tucker to the basketball mainstream. Tucker has been prolific all summer long and plays with a confidence that belies the level he’s been playing at. This guy can score…in bunches. He’s joined by the powerhouse of boards and dunking, Leome Francis who will dunk on anyone, at anytime, for nothing. One to watch.
Walid Mumuni and Arturo Noha are 2 well-respected veterans who both have the ability to turn the spotlight directly on them in the big games. Both proven winners and bonafide ballers – don’t be surprised if either of their names is called out as a champion by the end of the night. Noha can flat out shoot the rock while Mumuni is a ‘do-it-all’ guard/forward who can defend, score and handle the ball against the highest levels of competition.
Wayne Yeboah and Lamar Roberts represent the ‘x-factors’ of the finals. Roberts is a former winner and so will know what it takes to get back into the final 10. He plays an efficient game, taking high percentage shots, rebounding well and protecting the rim. What he lacks in flash is made up in abundance in substance. Yeboah is a high-energy, slashing, rebounding athlete who can play multiple positions. When on his game, he could be a game-changer in what is proving to be a ‘too-close-to call’ finals.
Perhaps saving the best to last, for those who know, Ed Lucas is a luxury. The Angolan international has lived the majority of his life in London, has moved through the ranks of the junior National Leagues and then turned down multiple college offers in America to accept a professional contract in Angola. Though one of the youngest on show, Lucas is arguably the most well-rounded of all the guards playing in the final. Cool, calm and composed under pressure – he has an electric handle and feathery soft jumpshot with the frame to cause problems in the backcourt. His game reminds many of GB point guard Justin Robinson and we’re glad to have him featured in the finals as he never fails to produce.
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