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World Jam 2015 - International 3-on-3 - *GROUP STAGE*

Postby lizzimba » September 5th, 2015, 5:49 am

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What is World Jam?

'World Jam' is a brand new international tournament taking place during October, where FBA players, D-Leaguers and others get the chance to represent their countries in a 3 vs 3 streetball tournament. The tournament comes in the wake of the impasse between the owners and the players during the current strike. To fill the time, a few people pull a few strings to set up an international tournament to entertain the fans. In the FBA Universe, international and Olympic basketball is largely an amateur affair with a smattering of lower-ranked pros occassionally playing, so with the current strike, this will be the first oppurtunity for some of the biggest names in the game to represent their countries. World Jam if successful could become an event that happens every two or every four years, so lets see if it succeeds.

I will myself simulate the tournament with a series of dice rolls, and whilst it may not be as in depth as normal FBA action, I still hope it will bring much colour and excitement to the FBA during the strike, and also shine some lights on some old, unfancied, drafted or even new players entirely.

The country line-ups as it stands can be found here;

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1958731470

A vote is currently OPEN on who should represent the FOLLOWING countries;

USA
Canada
Great Britain
Spain
Ireland
Germany
Russia
Japan
Australia
and China.

The only players guarenteed to attend are Rocky Caracal for Canada and Shane Rufus for the USA as the chosen captains for those respective countries (for story reasons)

You can vote for players you want to see represent those countries by either messaging me on Slack, or by sending me a private message on Slack. The players with the most votes by the end of Monday will represent their countries at World Jam.
Players must either have been born in the country or have a parent of that nationality to qualify in current canon. Other countries are less competitive/have three obvious candidates, so they have been filled automatically. Current players take prescidence over drafted candidates or retired players. In the cases of some teams who only have two players, dummy characters are/have been created by FBA contributors to act as dummy characters. Who knows, these players may do well in the tournament and become stars of the future. :3

World Jam will be a 16 team tournament with four groups of four. However. there are actually 32 teams who will enter qualification for the tournament, with only the best sixteen getting to play the final tournament in the US itself. Because of this there will be a series of playoffs based on a ranking system that has been divised.

Four teams have been seeded (according to agreed canon on who which countries would likely be the best in the world up to this point, NOT including FBA players who will have likely never represented their country) and they will be guarenteed to be at World Jam. They are..

USA (Hosts)
Canada
Russia
Germany

The remaining 28 teams will have to qualify for the tournament through a qualification process.

Eight teams have been deemed to be the weakest teams in ranking, and they will enter Qualifying in Round 1. They will be drawn into four ties completely at random, and the four winners will enter Round 2 of Qualifying.

Round 1 -

DR Congo
Colombia
Poland
Peru
Mexico
The Netherlands
Brazil
Cameroon

In Round 2 of Qualifying, the remaining 20 teams will enter and be paired into 12 random ties, along with the four winners in Round 1. The 12 winners of THESE ties will qualify for World Jam, and join USA, Canada, Russia and Germany at the tournament. Those teams entering in Round 2 are;

Round 2 -

Great Britain
Spain
France
Ireland
Italy
Japan
China
Greece
Puerto Rico
Sweden
Finland
Argentina
Australia
Indonesia
South Africa
India
South Korea
Egypt
Slovenia
Jamaica

and the four winners from Round 1.

I hope everyone is excited about the idea; please vote on the team line-ups, anything like that will be a huge help making sure everyone is excited as possible for the opening games.

~Lizzimba
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Re: World Jam 2015 - International 3-on-3 - *VOTE ON PLAYERS

Postby lizzimba » September 7th, 2015, 10:19 am

THE CALL-UPS

Argentina – Seba Kosiciuko (Williamsburg Minutemen), Esequiel Cajeta (Seattle Summit), Antonio Garza (Hawaii Kahunas)
Australia – Barnaby Jazz (Las Vegas Wildcards), Bobby Rae-Brine (Montana Howlers), Alan Murphy (Pittsburgh Keystones)
Brazil – Juniper Hill (Baltimore Spirits), Jorge Vilata (D-League), Gonçalo Trabuco (Fortaleza SC)
Canada – Rocky Caracal (Edmonton Totems), Yves Carbonneau (Winnipeg Voyagers), Charles Yotechuk (Retired)
Colombia – Teo Masalia (Hawaii Kahunas), Julia Fernandez (Free Agent), Daniel Garcia (Villavicencio)
China – Li Ho Fook (Las Vegas Wildcards), Redawn Fenwatcher (San Jose Thrust), Cho Song-Hwa (Queens Pride)
DR Congo – Kwaku Bbwaddene (San Jose Thrust), Zuri Afolayan (D-League), Cesar Zakandi (Etoile Fatima)
Egypt – Georgette Hawyer (Seattle Summit), Mahmud Zarif (Pittsburgh Keystones), Godric Jafet (Free Agent)
Finland – Luukas Hirvonen (Edmonton Totems), Otto Okkonen (Williamsburg Minutemen), Eetu Aalto (Helsinki Norsemen)
France – Blanc Mange (Bangor Tides), Julian Cross-Kiraly (Hawaii Kahunas), Renard Antouille (Lorain Firestorm)
Germany – Klaus Korber (Tallahassee Typhoons), Siegfried Romanaren (Edmonton Totems), Dirk Von Stryker (Winnipeg Voyagers)
Great Britain – D’Angelo McQuilkin (Hunstville Mayors), Jake Turner (Seattle Summit), Ambrose Slade (Alaska Arctics)
Greece – Gorge Pappamalous (Lorain Firestorm), Paramonimos Konstantidis (Alaska Arctics), Nektorios Straka (Free Agent)
India – Mathiyazhagan Balasubramaniam (Baltimore Spirits), Bali Mahi (Tennessee Moonshiners), Shubra Rajni (Pittsburgh Keystones)
Indonesia – Cliff Matthews (Alaska Arctics), Aditya Anggun (Santa Ana Spectrums), Tasya Fangetsu (Jakarta)
Ireland – Mikaylah Marley (Williamsburg Minutemen), Jacob McLee (Lorain Firestorm), Morgan McCarthy (Arizona Whips)
Italy – Alessandro Serra (Alaska Arctics), Daius Aurelias (Santa Ana Spectrums), Adriana Ramaglia (Giugliano Calcio)
Jamaica – Zoie Wilds (Winnipeg Voyagers), Treshaun Carnell (Seattle Summit), Hammond Macey (Kingston Town)
Japan – Ren Inoue (Tallahassee Typhoons), Shirley Takamoto (Pittsburgh Keystones), Keitaro Kurosaki (Dakota Bikers)
Mexico – Marcella Oliviera (Williamsburg Minutemen), Javier ‘Flash’ Villagomez (D-League), Zoraida Soto (Academica Mexico City)
The Netherlands – Christiaan Hengst (Santa Ana Spectrums), Moki Ixtlahuac (Biloxi Voodoo), Andreas Van Agteren (Utrecht)
Peru – Adolfa Girau Girau (Free Agent), Rudy Pimona (Free Agent), Cooper Frizell-Ibañez (Matamoras College, NY)
Poland – Jaeger Lewandowski (Free Agent), Alec Kustowski (FSKA Moskva), Jakob Bosko (FSKA Moskva)
Puerto Rico – Vera La Tierra (Williamsburg Minutemen), Ricardo Rodrigues (Montana Howlers), Carol Quinones (Heraklion Warriors)
Russia – Kasa Yalenchka (Plymouth Taproots), Vladimir Andreiovich Zhidkov (San Jose Thrust), Sasha Ivanovich (Albany Alphas)
Slovenia – Stefan Kikovic (Queens Pride), Nebojša Elkasevic (Tallahassee Typhoons), Mila Pisarović (KK Ljubljana)
South Africa – Leonardo De Hugo (Lorain Firestorm), Gerrit-Jan Pretorious (Plymouth Taproots), Dennis Xabbu (Tennessee Moonshiners)
South Korea – Derek Kim (Winnipeg Voyagers), Lee Jin-Sung (Albany Alphas), Lim Poong (D-League)
Spain – Elisa Lawless (Dakota Bikers), Balthasar Torrealba y Toboso (Huntsville Mayors), Diego Imperio (Montana Howlers)
Sweden – Sterling Bengtzing (Montana Howlers), Saga Ström (Pittsburgh Keystones), Hedvin Eklund (Tallahassee Typhoons)
USA – Shane Rufus (retired), Nina Lime (Plymouth Taproots), Rodger Umaechi (Albany Alphas)
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Re: World Jam 2015 - International 3-on-3 - *PLAYERS ANNOUNC

Postby lizzimba » September 16th, 2015, 10:55 am

You can now follow the official World Jam Twitter Account:

@WorldJamFBA

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Postby lizzimba » September 16th, 2015, 4:26 pm

1ST ROUND QUALIFYING DRAW

​Mexico (M. Oliveira, F. Villagomez, Z, Soto) VS Cameroon (O. Okayu, R. Hounsou, C-A Priso)​

​The Netherlands (C. Hengst, M Ixtlahuac, A. Van Agreten) VS Peru (A. Girau Girau, R. Pimona, C. Frizell-Ibanez)​

​Colombia (T. Masalia, J. Fernandez, D. Garcia) VS Poland (J. Lewandowski, A. Kustowski, J. Bosko)​

Congo (K. Bbwaddene, Z Alofayan, C. Zakandi) VS Brazil (J. Hill, J, Vilata, G. Trabuco)​

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Postby lizzimba » September 21st, 2015, 3:17 pm

FIRST ROUND QF RESULTS - Game Day 1

Colombia 50 - 35 Poland​

What promised to be a close game risked being anything but when an explosive Lewandoski super-start gave the Poles an unexpected 13-2 lead. Both these teams would have expected to reach Round 2 before the draw, so it was with great dissappointment for the Europeans that their own poor form let Colombia back into the game in dramatic fashion with a good team performance finally crushing the life out of the Polish. In reality, this was less a case of the Colombians winning the game, and more the Poles throwing it away. Lewandowski will be no doubt dissappointed in his team-mates including the much lauded Alec Kustowski who had been brought up as one to watch out for before the tournament, but ultimately this showed that perhaps they aren;t quite ready for the rigours of top level international basketball. A confident second half saw the Colombians save face and qualify with ease.

Masalia 22, Fernandez 21, Garcia 10 ~ Lewandowski 22, Bosko 8, Kustowski 5
Player Of The Game - Jaeger Lewandowksi (Poland)

​Poland eliminated from World Jam, Colombia progress to QF Round 2​

​Netherlands 44 - 51 Peru

A close game throughout, eventually won by the solidification of the Girau-Girau/Pimona partnership, the game was never more than a five point game. Hengst was putting in some strong shots, but all over the court there was a real battle and even the lesser lights of Van Agreten and Frizell-Ibanez were rising to the occassion with some three pointers of their own. It wasn't until the final minutes when the Peruvians caught the Dutch on the break to break the deadlock and record a 51-45 victory in a tie that looked headed for overtime. Christiaan Hengst looked devestated - tears rolling down his black cheeks, but his journey in World Jame ends right here.


Hengst 23, Ixtlahuac 15, Van Agreten 6 ~ Pimona 22, Girau-Girau 21, Frizell-Ibanez 8
Player Of The Game - Rudy Pimona


​Netherlands are eliminated from World Jam, Peru progress to QF Round 2

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Postby lizzimba » September 22nd, 2015, 2:03 pm

FIRST ROUND QF RESULTS - Game Day 2

Mexico 51 - 40 Cameroon​

Mexico were probably dreading the draw before it was made, but a comfortable game against Cameroon was what they were given, and they gave an industrious performance despite some slips during the game. Cameroon gave as good as they could as the lowest seeded international team in the competition, but ultimately the Mexican flair started to tell. Some sloppy play by the lucha-libre baller Villagomez gave Cameroon some openings early on, but thankfully young gun Soto picked up the slack in those early minutes with some impressive shots and floorwork. Eventually the quality gap became apparent, and Oliveira started to patrol and run the game, and even Villagomez started to make his mark with some flash dunks. Cameroon can be proud of this performance, but they will be heading back to Africa empty-handed as the Mexicans deservedly join in the second round action.

Villagomez 18, Oliveira 17, Soto 16 ~ Okayu 20, Hounsou 12, Priso 8
Player Of The Game - Zoraida Soto (Mexico)

​Cameroon eliminated from World Jam, Mexico progress to QF Round 2​

​Congo 33 - 51 Brazil

What started as an unlikely chance for a team like the Congo to record a win and make their way to Round 2 eventually became the sad specatcle of the shadow of a former FBA superstar, one Kwaku Bbwaddenne. The green jungle wolf didn't look fit, and looked a tenth of the player who used to terrorise the courts as a Howler. Congo needed their big star to fire all cylinders, but as it was it was left to Zakandi, a relative nobody to pick up the slack. While the sad epitaph of a former great will steal the headlines, this was a great underdog performance for the Brazillians ensuring all the South American teams remain in World Jam contention well against the odds. Juniper Hill rolled back the years and was head and shoulders the best player on the court, recording 29pts and showed her former team the Baltimore Spirits what they are missing.
Hill deserves the plaudits, but as a sad green wolf trudged off the court, you could see the dissappointment that this Howler will not get the chance to go toe to toe with Rufus at World Jam.


Alofayan 16, Zakandi 12, Bbwaddene 5 ~ Hill 29, Vilata 15, Trabuco 7
Player Of The Game - Juniper Hill


​Congo are eliminated from World Jam, Brazil progress to QF Round 2

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Postby lizzimba » September 22nd, 2015, 2:52 pm

2ND ROUND QUALIFYING DRAW


Finland (Hirvonen, Okkonen, Aalto) vs Mexico (Oliveira, Villagomez, Soto)​

​China (Fook, Fenwatcher, C-S Hwa) vs Indonesia (Matthews, Anggun, Fangetsu)​

​Puerto Rico (La Tierra, Rodrigues, Quinones) vs Ireland (Marley, McLee, McCarthy)​

Great Britain (MacQuilkin, Slade, Turner) vs South Korea (Kim, J-S Lee, Poong)​

South Africa (De Hugo, Pretorius, Xabbu) vs Japan (Takamoto, Inoue, Kurosaki)​

Slovenia (Kikovic, Elkasevic, Pisorevic) vs Argentina (Kosiciuko, Cajeta, Garza)​

​Peru (Girau-Girau, Pimona, Frizell-Ibanez) vs Italy (Serra, Aurelias, Ianizzi)​

​Egypt (Hawyer, Zarif, Jafet) vs Jamaica (Wilds, Carnell, Macey)​

​France (Mange, Antouille, Cross-Kiraly) vs Colombia (Masalia, Fernandez, Garcia)​

​India (Balasubramaniam, Mahi, Rajni) vs Sweden (Bengtzing, Strom, Eklund)​

Greece (Pappalomous, Konstantidis, Straka) vs Australia (Jazz, Rae-Brine, Murphy)

​Brazil (Hill, Vilata, Trabuco) vs Spain (Lawless, Toboso, Imperio)​

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Postby lizzimba » September 28th, 2015, 3:06 pm

SECOND ROUND QF RESULTS - Game Day 1

Finland 51 - 37 Mexico​

Mexico had swept aside a poor Cameroon side with relative ease, but in the Hirvonen-led Finnish side, a much stiffer test awaited. The Finns would see this as an incredible oppurtunity to bag a spot at World Jam, the Mexicans hoping to pull off a shock.
As it was, the game was a very close one in the early stages with Mexico holding the lead on a couple of occassions, 'Flash' Villagomez playing much better than his relatively poor showing in the first game, and Hirvonen having to stamp his authority on the game to keep the white-clad Finns in the game. However as it wore on, the Finns started to exert control, Hirvonen patrolling the court like a drill sergaent and bringing Aalto and Okkonen into the game. In the end Marcella Oliveira started to evaporate out of the game and the cougar started to wrench control away. The score doesn't reflect how close the game was, and the Mexicans can hold their heads very high and will have gained a few fans after this performance, but the Finns can celebrate, the Scandinavians are headed to World Jam. Luukas Hirvonen was later spotted heading into a windswept crowd at the outdoor Dynn arena to celebrate with fellow pro and lover Crosby Sutters. For this cougar it was a very happy return to Vegas, and he'll be staying a lot longer.

Hirvonen 30, Okkonen 14, Aalto 7 ~ Villagomez 17, Soto 14, Oliveira 6
Player Of The Game - Luukas Hirvonen (Finland)

Mexico eliminated from World Jam Qualification, Finland qualify for World Jam!

​Puerto Rico 51 - 20 Ireland

When the draw was made, this was deemed the closest game to call by the bookies. A Puerto Rico side reliant on a talismanic former FBA MVP Vera La Tierra versus an Ireland with lots of lesser but highly established talent, who would win out? The reality was a shock to all watching, as the Irish put on a dreadful show, and looked shellshocked as Rodrigues started to run the game in the early stages. Before Marley, McLee and McCarthy had time to react, young gun Carol Quinones was scoring five baskets in a row to all but extinguish Irish hopes. They didn't rally and an embarrassed Irish side were thrashed by a humiliating 31 points. La Tierra was more than happy to share the spotlight with her team-mates, but she never even had to come out of third gear. In the post-game conference, the dejected Irish team looked defeated, but to be honest they were mentally defeated before they went on the court. Puerto Rico winning was no shock, but the nature of this win has sent shockwaves through Irish basketball.


Quinones 22, La Tierra 18, Rodrigues 10 ~ McLee 10, Marley 8, McCarthy 2
Player Of The Game - Carol Quinones (Puerto Rico)


​Ireland are eliminated from World Jam Qualification, Puerto Rico qualify for World Jam
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Re: World Jam 2015 - International 3-on-3 - *1ST ROUND QFers

Postby lizzimba » October 11th, 2015, 2:07 pm

2nd Round Qualifying Results Round-Up

Slovenia 52 - 56 Argentina OT

Cajeta scores winning basket in overtime after closest match in WJ Qualifying so far. Slovenia so very close to making the tournament!!

Kikovic 21, Elkasevic 14, Pirosevic 10 ~ Kosciuko 20, Garza 14, Cajeta 12
POTG - Seba Kosiciuko

Peru 49 - 52 Italy

Plucky Peru catch Italy snoozing but Serra makes his mark just in time to save Italian blushes.

Pimona 25, Frizell-Ibanez 17, Girau-Girau 7 ~ Serra 22, Ianizzi 18, Aurelius 12
POTG - Alessandro Serra

Egypt 59 - 56 Jamaica OT

The Jamaicans nearly saved by a Zoie Wilds supershow taking the game to overtime, but a workmanlike performance from Egypt gains a shock win.

Zarif 35, Jafet 15, Hawyer 9 ~ Wilds 36, Carnell 17, Macey 5
POTG - Mahmud Zarif

France 52 - 30 Colombia

A super team performance from the French gave little room for Colombia to create openings and class shone through overall.

Mange 22, Cross-Kiraly 15, Antouille 15 ~ Masalia 11, Garcia 10, Fernandez 9
POTG - Blanc Mange

India 50 - 43 Sweden

A rejuvenated Moby shows what he has against a young Swedish team who held well but lacked consistency. Mahi wins it with a 3 pointer.

Balasubramaniam 28, Mahi 14, Rajni 8 ~ Strom 17 Bentzing 15, Eklund 11
POTG - Mathiyazhagan Balasubramaniam

Brazil 46 - 51 Spain

After a great start Spain very nearly blow it, but rallying with eleven points in a row saves it for the Spaniards.

Vilata 16, Trabuco 15, Hill 15 ~ Toboso 26, Lawless 15, Imperio 10
POTG - Balthazar Torrealba y Toboso

South Korea 44 - 51 Great Britain

Despite some obvious tiredness and jetlag, and some good work from the Koreans, Team GB never looked troubled.

MacQuilkin 18, Turner 17, Slade 15 ~ Kim 22, J-S Lee 14, Poong 8
POTG - Jake Turner

China 43 - 50 Indonesia

A flashy solo start from Li Ho Fook is not enough as Anggun and Matthiews grind down the Chinese to reach their first international tournament.

Fook 26, C-S Hwa 10, Fenwatcher 7 ~ Matthiews 22, Anggun 18, Fangetsu 10
POTG - Li Ho Fook

South Africa 37 - 50 Japan

Japan comfortably ensure their place in World Jam with this clever performance, their pace too much for the lions of South Africa.

Xabbu 19, De Hugo 8, Pretorious 8 ~ Takamoto 24, Kurosaki 14, Inoue 12
POTG - Shirley Takamoto

Greece 33 - 50 Australia

An inspired Barnaby Jazz performance and the Aussies canter to victory over Greece and book the last spot in World Jam!

Paramonious 15, Straka 12, Pappalomous 6 ~ Jazz 28, Murphy 11, Brine 11
POTG - Barnaby Jazz

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Postby lizzimba » October 11th, 2015, 2:35 pm

THE WORLD JAM DRAW

Group A -

USA
ARGENTINA
PUERTO RICO
ITALY



Argentina – Seba Kosiciuko (Williamsburg Minutemen), Esequiel Cajeta (Seattle Summit), Antonio Garza (Hawaii Kahunas)
Italy – Alessandro Serra (Alaska Arctics), Daius Aurelias (Santa Ana Spectrums), Ain Ianizzi* (Santa Ana Spectrums)
Puerto Rico – Vera La Tierra (Williamsburg Minutemen), Ricardo Rodrigues (Montana Howlers), Carol Quinones (Heraklion Warriors)
USA – Shane Rufus (retired), Nina Lime (Plymouth Taproots), Rodger Umaechi (Albany Alphas)

*replaced Ramaglia in qualifying


USA vs Argentina - Sun 11th Oct
Puerto Rico vs Italy - Mon 12th Oct
USA vs Puerto Rico - Weds 14th Oct
Argentina vs Italy - Thurs 15th Oct
USA vs Italy - Sun 18th Oct
Argentina vs Puerto Rico - Sun 18th Oct


Group B -

CANADA
FRANCE
EGYPT
JAPAN


Canada – Rocky Caracal (Edmonton Totems), Yves Carbonneau (Winnipeg Voyagers), Charles Yotechuk (Retired)
Egypt – Georgette Hawyer (Seattle Summit), Mahmud Zarif (Pittsburgh Keystones), Godric Jafet (Free Agent)
France – Blanc Mange (Bangor Tides), Julian Cross-Kiraly (Hawaii Kahunas), Renard Antouille (Lorain Firestorm)
Japan – Ren Inoue (Tallahassee Typhoons), Shirley Takamoto (Pittsburgh Keystones), Keitaro Kurosaki (Dakota Bikers)


Canada vs France - Mon 12th Oct
Egypt vs Japan - Mon 12th Oct
Canada vs Egypt - Thurs 15th Oct
France vs Japan - Thurs 15th Oct
Canada vs Japan - Mon 19th Oct
France vs Egypt - Mon 19th Oct


Group C -

GERMANY
SPAIN
GREAT BRITAIN
INDIA


Germany – Klaus Korber (Tallahassee Typhoons), Siegfried Romanaren (Edmonton Totems), Dirk Von Stryker (Winnipeg Voyagers)
Great Britain – D’Angelo McQuilkin (Hunstville Mayors), Jake Turner (Seattle Summit), Ambrose Slade (Alaska Arctics)
India – Mathiyazhagan Balasubramaniam (Baltimore Spirits), Bali Mahi (Tennessee Moonshiners), Shubra Rajni (Pittsburgh Keystones)
Spain – Elisa Lawless (Dakota Bikers), Balthasar Torrealba y Toboso (Huntsville Mayors), Diego Imperio (Montana Howlers)


Germany vs Spain - Tues 13th Oct
Great Britain vs India - Tues 13th Oct
Germany vs Great Britain - Fri 16th Oct
Spain vs India - Fri 16th Oct
Germany vs India - Tues 20th Oct
Spain vs Great Britain - Tues 20th Oct


Group D -

RUSSIA
INDONESIA
AUSTRALIA
FINLAND


Australia – Barnaby Jazz (Las Vegas Wildcards), Bobby Rae-Brine (Montana Howlers), Alan Murphy (Pittsburgh Keystones)
Finland – Luukas Hirvonen (Edmonton Totems), Otto Okkonen (Williamsburg Minutemen), Eetu Aalto (Helsinki Norsemen)
Indonesia – Cliff Matthews (Alaska Arctics), Aditya Anggun (Santa Ana Spectrums), Tasya Fangetsu (Jakarta)
Russia – Kasa Yalenchka (Plymouth Taproots), Vladimir Andreiovich Zhidkov (San Jose Thrust), Sasha Ivanovich (Albany Alphas)


Russia vs Indonesia - Tues Oct 13th
Australia vs Finland - Weds Oct 14th
Russia vs Australia - Sat 17th Oct
Indonesia vs Finland - Sat 17th Oct
Russia vs Finland - Weds 21st Oct
Indonesia vs Australia - Weds 21st Oct



Winner Of Group A vs Runner Up Group B - Fri 23rd Oct
Winner Of Group B vs Runner Up Group A - Fri 23rd Oct
Winner Of Group C vs Runner Up Group D - Sat 24th Oct
Winner Of Group D vs Runner Up Group C - Sat 24th Oct

Winner Of Quarter Final 1 vs Winner of Quarter Final 4 - Mon 26th Oct
Winner Of Quarter Final 2 vs Winner Of Quarter Final 3 - Mon 26th Oct

The WORLD JAM 2015 Final - Weds 28th Oct

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Re: World Jam 2015 - International 3-on-3 - *1ST ROUND QFers

Postby Wendingo » October 11th, 2015, 6:03 pm

World Game Break down - Jake Kanter FSPN News


Group A:

Team USA looks stacked. Nina and Umaechi could play 2 v 3 and take this group. But add the veteran leadership of Shane Rufus and you have the likely favorites of this tourney.

Don't sleep on the other teams though. While some have called this the group of life, it’s trickier than it looks. Italy is packed with scorers and playmaking and should be one of the flashier teams with the glass cougar involved. Argentina has a number of young guns but Seba will have to step it up big if the team wants to make it in. Finally Puerto Rico is the dark horse, with Vera La Tierra and Ricardo Rodrigues, this team could surprise some people

Prediction:
1. USA
2. Italy
3. Puerto Rico
4. Argentina


Group B:
Group B is centered on a power house Canadian team that made second place in the World 5v5 tourney last month. Rocky and Yves seem to play like they've been together for years and are the likely favorites of the group.

France could be a major sleeper, with Blanc Mange and Julian Cross-Kiraly. Blanc is consider the FBA's best power forward and Julian is one of the best young guards in the league. It would be little surprise to see this team get out of the group. But I’ll take beating out a competitive Japan team of Ren ‘Doge’ Innoe, Shirley Takamoto and Keitaro Kursaki. Japan has 3 of the best guards in the FBA on it's side, but like the US, it's lack of size could be a major problem in the later rounder.
Finally we have Egypt, a team made of mostly bench players that hopes to stay competitive.

Prediction:
1. Canada
2. France
3. Japan
4. Egypt

France and Canada making it out together? That's not pandering to our friends up north at all. Japan is likely a better team than France on paper, but the Japanese just aren't used to playing a street ball style. That'll cost them and make it so they don't get out of the group.

Group C:

The group of death. There are four great teams here and only 2 will move on.

Germany is led by Klas Kober and sports a twin towers line up of Siegfried Romanaren and Dirk Von Stryker. This would typically pose a huge advantage to the Germans, but they're matched in the group with 2 of the best young big men in the FBA in Jake Turner and TBalt- meaning it'll be hard to say how much that size advantage counts for.

India is a dark horse, Moby and Bali have underperformed in the FBA big time, and while Shubra Rajni was a key piece in getting the keystones to the semi-finals, this team will need to play hard to make it past Group C's competition.

Great Britain is coming off a win in the 5v5 world games and are a likely favorite to go far in this league. D'A and Turner are monsters in the paint and both can single handedly win you a game. They're grounded by veteran Ambrose Slade who might be the only brit around that can keep the young lion and the fox in line and focused on team play.

Finally we have Spain who is headed up by Balthasar Torrealba y Toboso and Elisa Lawless. The big shell shocker is a defensive god, which will be important given some of the scorers in this league. Elisa is a spot starter for Dakota and Diego Impertio just might make a name for himself if he can get out of this group of death.

Prediction:
1. Great Britain
2. Germany
3. Spain
4. India

I know taking GB is a easy pick but I can't see them losing to anyone but Germany. Germany meanwhile has the veteran presence to get through the toughest of games. Spain is a wildcard however, and if they can get aggressive they just might be able to sneak in.


Group D:

Group D is certainly one of the most interesting groups. Australia is headed up by Barnaby Jazz, Bobby Rae-Brine and young hopper Alan Murphy. A solid trio if there ever was one.
Indonesia is likely the most experienced of any team with Cliff Matthews (Alaska Arctics), Aditya Anggun (Santa Ana Spectrums), Tasya Fangetsu (Jakarta) all playing with one another at the Asian games. That synergy together will help, but it'll be interesting to see how they adapt to street ball rules.
Finland is lead up by the big cougar Luukas Hirvonen, the star combo guard out of Edmonton. Luukas will be playing with career backup Otto Okkonen and one of the few euro players in this tourney Eetu Aalto. Luukas might be the x factor on if the fins can get out of group or not.

Finally we have Russia, staring Kasa Yalenchka (Plymouth Taproots), Vladimir Andreiovich Zhidkov (San Jose Thrust), Sasha Ivanovich (Albany Alphas). Which on paper looks solid, in reality is going to struggle with their lack of streetball experience

Predicton:
1. Indonesia
2. Australia
3. Russia
4. Finland

Expect this group to be the most difficult when all is said and done. The Indonesia squad has the experience that is going to take them into the next round, and you just can't doubt Barnaby Jazz who’s been on a roll lately.

Playoff:
Quarterfinals:
USA v France
Prediction: USA - Nothing against France but when you have the best street baller of a generation in Shane Rufus, it’s hard to pick against you

Canada v Italy
Prediction: Canada - Yves might put up 20, but Rocky will be the star here. He's learned too much from Rufus and he knows when to shine when the spot light is on.


Great Britain v Australia
Prediction: Great Britain
No upset here. Expect Barnaby Jazz to put up 20 by himself, but it’s just too much for the stacked GB squad.

Indonesia v Germany
Prediction: Germany- Upset alert! I love the Indonesia squad but I'm worried about them getting broken down by a more technically experienced team.

SemiFinals:

USA v Canada
Prediction: USA - Expect the Americans to continue rolling but don't count out an upset. It'll come down to Rocky v Rufus in a battle of the ages.

Germany v Great Britain
Prediction: Germany - It’s HARD to pick against the brits following their world title win, but without Stoat it’s hard to pick FOR them against the German machine. In a Group C rematch I see the Germany's learning from their mistakes and punishing the brits with their size and stability. Dirk should be able to match up and defend against the young seven foot teenage firefox and I see Siggy winning the #catfight over DA.


3rd place game
Canada v Great Britain
A rematch of the world's games final. Same players and expect the same results. England will come out fired up for a win, and they have a squad you do not want to see angry. Expect this one to be a classic. A surprise because third place games tend to be snooze fests.

Finals:
USA v Germany
The Germany machines keeps rolling but USA is just too much. Nina goes off to hit 3 after 3 and Shane gets the game winner in a close affair. A perfect end to his legacy.

Winner: USA
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Re: World Jam 2015 - International 3-on-3 - *1ST ROUND QFers

Postby lizzimba » October 13th, 2015, 12:57 am

GROUP A - RESULT - USA 50 - 45 Argentina

The excitment for the Opener was huge in the arena, and the game itself didn't dissappoint. US fans knew that this game was unlikely to be a walkover, but none of them would have expected the close encounter that ensued. At one point, after some sharp shooting from Kosciusko the Argentinians led the game briefly 21-20. However with 20 points needed, Rodger Umaechi went on fire and had a hot streak, dominating the game for 13 straight points. This was enough to collapse the built up confidence of the South American side. Stiffer tests to come for the hosts, but three points on the board.

Umaechi 25, Lime 15, Rufus 12 ~ Kosciuko 24, Garza 14, Cajeta 7
POTG - Rodger Umaechi


RESULT - GROUP A - Puerto Rico 50 - 40 Italy

This game was a chance to build confidence for an Italian team chock full of winners, including two Spectrums, but this performance was a limp start and Puerto Rico duly took advantage. Tight in the early part, the disappearance of Ain Iannizzi from the game allowed Rodrigues to grab control. Vera La Tierra marshalled the game wonderfully, and showed that perhaps the Puerto Rico result against Ireland in qualifying where they won by 30+ points perhaps should have been taken more seriously. Alessandro Serra normally a calm and collected character was seen giving Ianizzi a light shove at the end of the game, team spirit needs to improve massively in their next must win game against Argentina.

La Tierra 25, Rodrigues 15, Quinones 10 ~ Serra 25, Aurelias 12, Iannizzi 3
POTG - Vera La Tierra


RESULT - GROUP B - Canada 42 - 50 France

The Canadian fans came out in their hundreds to support the team in this opening gambit, but it quickly turned to a horror show as their talismanic captain Rocky Caracal failed to get a grip on the game. In fact, the star of the show was much more unexpected, the flowing locks of Julian Cross-Kiraly showing all the flashy play and scoring that we had expected from the Canadians. They did start to assert themselves, but having missed some easy shots and dunks ealy on left themselves far too much to do, and an Antouille dunk put the French across the line. The French were said to be one of the more vunerable 'big' sides in qualifying, now they stand on the verge of the Quarter Finals. The Canadians cannot afford a second performance like this.

Yotechuk 23, Carbonneau 14, Caracal 5 ~ Mange 19, Cross-Kiraly 17, Antouille 14
POTG - Julian Cross-Kiraly


RESULT - GROUP B - Egypt 23 - 51 Japan

This was a kind opening game for the Japanese to cut their teeth on, but what should have been a dogged performance turned into a surprise walkover of the tournament underdogs. None of the verve Egypt had shown in qualifying was on display here. In truth, some poor shooting from Japan meant the game went on much longer than it should, and they will need to improve against better opposition, but this was nothing but a training exercise for Takamoto, Inoue and Kurosaki. For Hawyer, Zarif and Jafet, this result will be a devastating blow for the Egyptians - how they continue forwards from here is unknown.

Zarif 16, Hawyer 6, Jafet 1 ~ Takamoto 22, Inoue 18, Kurosaki 11
POTG: Shirley Takamoto

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Re: World Jam 2015 - International 3-on-3 - *GROUP STAGE*

Postby lizzimba » October 14th, 2015, 4:41 am

GROUP C - Germany 44 - 50 Spain

The Germans knew this was a group of death, and with their first two games against their two main threats to qualification in Spain and Great Britain, they couldnt afford to get off to a slow start. In truth, they didn't, and what ensued was a fast paced and exciting game. Some great shooting was shown by both Imperio and Klaus Korber as for a while they traded threes and the two European teams couldnt be seperated. However slowly, Toboso started to control the game and whilst Korber continued to rise to the occassion, Von Stryker in particular started to fumble the ball and miscontrol it. On their third attempt, Elisa Lawless scored the winning basket to win the game. The Spaniards embraced at full time, they are clearly a close bunch, and have sent a message loud and clear after their seeding being stripped at the start of the tournament. For Germany, this was a good performance overall, but results are all that matter now.

Korber 27, Romanaren 14, Von Stryker 3 ~ Toboso 27, Lawless 15, Imperio 8
POTG: Balthasar Torrealba y Toboso


GROUP C - Great Britain 51 - 32 India

This was a game where the format of non-stop basketball really told, this streetball tournamnent proving to be more of a test than stamina with no breaks in play and continous action until 50 points. Never has that lack of stamina shown than in the Indian performance here. Moby and the gang actually held their own against the World Tourny champions of GB for the first half of the game, but as it wore on, the lack of pace told and Team GB started to dominated, and one young man in particular - Jake Turner. He gave a virtuoso performance and dominated the court with his size and swagger, shooting with the style of a player at least one foot shorter. This turned into a comfortable performance, but stiffer tests await the fox and his two feline team-mates. This was a timeless performance for the vulpine though.

Turner 32, MacQulkin 14, Slade 5 ~ Rajni 14, Mahi 10, Balasubramaniam 8
POTG - Jake Turner


GROUP D - Russia 32 - 52 Indonesia

The Russians have a lot to prove that they are deserving of seeding in this tournament, their status being quibbled all the way up to the tournament. Many suggested the seeding should be based on the players available, but Russian pedigree is high in European competitions. However, the Russian FBA stars now face an uphill climb to save face. The truth is even Tasya Fangestu was running rings around them in this game, where as Cliff Matthews and Aditya Anngun looked comfortable. The Indonesian team has definitely benefitted from playing together a lot, and they showed some great combinations here. This is not curtains for the Russians, but they just didnt show up today, with the young Zhidkov especially dissappointing.

Ivanovich 15, Yalenchka 14, Zhidkov 3 ~ Matthews 23, Anggun 16, Fangestu 13
POTG - Cliff Matthiews


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