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Hometown Heroes Summer Tournament: Round 1, Day 2

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Day 2 features Champions from the NCAA and NBA

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Join us throughout the month of July as we matchup some of the best Villanova players of All-Time. This year they’re representing their hometowns and high schools, so be sure to check in daily to vote for your favorite players and the team that represents your home town!

Welcome back to another day of the VU Hoops 2019 Summer Tournament: Hometown Heroes. Be sure to check out our Tournament Hub for an interactive hometown map, updated bracket, and links to our tournaments from previous seasons. Now onto today’s voting!

We’re down to four teams in the Wright Region, and I’d argue there were no “real” upsets. Despite an early deficit, #1 West Philadelphia: W&WC won easily with more than 70% of the vote. #2 Massachusetts and Maine and #3 Central Jersey West won with even wider margins of victory. And of course, Ryan Arcidiacono and the #5 North Philly Suburbs continued their quest for a 4-peat.

But let’s not forget, Arch wasn’t the only player on last year’s 3-on-3 Championship team. In fact, two of the other three defending Champions (Howard Porter and Donte DiVincenzo) will be in action today as we vote on Round One of the Massimino Region.

Massimino Region

#1 South East USA vs #8 Virginia

What is this, the ACC? No, it’s even better, it’s a matchup of the Villanova players from the southeastern shores of the Atlantic. The #1 seed in the region includes players from North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. But the core of this team are the guys from Florida: Howard Porter, Johnny Jones, and James Bell. They’ll have to withstand Scottie Reynolds and a Virginia team fresh off a victory in the Play-In round if they want to advance.

#1 South East USA Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Art Quarterman 1994 Savannah, GA 1.8 1.7 0.2 0.3 0.2
B.J. Johnson 2002 Greensboro, NC 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.3 0
Chuck Kornegay 1997 Dudley, NC 7.2 5.7 1.8 0.6 0.6
Howard Porter 1971 Sarasota, FL 22.8 14.9 x x x
James Bell 2014 Orlando, FL 8.6 4 1.2 0.9 0.4
Johnny Jones 1969 Pompano Beach, Florida 19.6 8.7 x x x
Rodney Taylor 1990 Columbia, SC 7 5.3 0.5 0.5 0.3
Ron Wilson 1995 Raleigh, NC 3.6 3.5 0.5 0.2 1
Sammy Sims 1970 Phenix City, AL x x x x x

#8 Virginia Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Arron Bain 1993 Falls Church, VA 8.3 3.8 1.2 0.6 0.3
Brandon Slater Current Centerville, VA 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.2
Jason Colenda 2009 Fairfax, VA 0.1 0.2 0.1 0 0
Jermaine Medley 2001 Mouth of Wilson, VA 7.5 1.7 2.7 0.8 0.1
Matt Kennedy 2018 Fairfax, VA 0.1 0.2 0 0 0.1
Ross Condon 2007 Springfield, VA 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0
Scottie Reynolds 2010 Herndon, VA 16 2.9 3.5 1.5 0.1

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Sweet 16?

This poll is closed

  • 85%
    #1 South East USA
    (109 votes)
  • 14%
    #8 Virginia
    (19 votes)
128 votes total Vote Now

#4 Connecticut & Rhode Island vs #5 Lake Michigan

This may be the toughest vote yet in the tournament. On C&RI you have members of the 1985 Champs including Harold Pressley and Harold Jensen, along with the Pinone brothers, Brooks Sales, and current Wildcat Cole Swider. Lake Michigan (aka Chicago+) features two time Champion and Player of the year Jalen Brunson, along with Ricky Wright and 70’s star Larry Moody.

#4 Connecticut & Rhode Island Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Brooks Sales 2002 Bloomfield, CT 8.3 7 1.4 1 1
Cole Swider Current Providence, RI 3.5 1.2 0.6 0.1 0
Harold Jensen 1987 Trumbull, CT 8.9 1.9 1.8 1 0
Harold Pressley 1986 Mystic, CT 11.6 7.5 2.4 2.2 2.2
John Pinone 1983 Wethersfield, CT 16.1 6.6 2.1 0.9 0.3
Pat Enright 1988 Ridgefield, CT 1.2 0.3 0.7 0.1 0
Steve Pinone 1987 Wethersfield, CT 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 0
Thomas Foley 1945 Hartford, CT x x x x x

#5 Lake Michigan Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Adam Shafer 1995 Downers Grove, IL 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.1
Bobby Smith 2000 East Chicago, IN 3.9 1.9 2.7 0.8 0
Chris Charles 2006 Milwaukee, WI 1.8 1.8 0.1 0.2 0.5
Jalen Brunson 2018 Lincolnshire, IL 14.4 2.5 3.7 0.8 0
Kevin Cox 1996 Arlington Heights, IL 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0
Larry Moody 1974 Chicago, IL 9.6 6.6 x x x
Phillip Jakeway 1944 Kalamazoo, MI x x x x x
Ricky Wright 2003 East Chicago, IN 9.8 5.9 0.9 0.7 0.6
Veltra Dawson 1985 Highland Park, IL 0.9 0.1 0.3 x x

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Sweet 16?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    #4 Connecticut & Rhode Island
    (84 votes)
  • 33%
    #5 Lake Michigan
    (42 votes)
126 votes total Vote Now

#3 Brooklyn vs #6 Delaware & South Jersey

The Brooklyn team has a ton of great players from the last 40 years of Villanova Basketball. The three big names are Stewart Granger, Curtis Sumpter, and JayVaughn Pinkston. But Delaware & South Jersey offer some pretty huge names themselves. 2018 NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player, Donte DiVincenzo, and the player to make the first ever NBA 3-pointer, Chirs Ford, lead what could be the toughest 6 Seed in the whole tournament.

#3 Brooklyn Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Antonio Pena 2011 Brooklyn, NY 8 5.6 1.1 0.7 0.5
Curtis Sumpter 2007 Brooklyn, NY 13.3 6.4 0.9 0.9 0.8
Edward Milde 1943 Brooklyn, NY x x x x x
Eric Leslie 1987 Brooklyn, NY 0.9 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.1
JayVaughn Pinkston 2015 Brooklyn, NY 11.7 5.4 1.3 0.8 0.6
Lawrence Tierney 1956 Brooklyn, NY 3.7 2.8 x x x
Malcolm Grant 2008 Brooklyn, NY 5.6 0.8 1.4 0.1 0
Stewart Granger 1983 Brooklyn, NY 10.5 1.7 5.7 1.4 0.1
William Ahern 1951 Brooklyn, NY x x x x x
William Sigalove 1955 Brooklyn, NY 2.2 1.5 x x x

#6 Delaware & South Jersey

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Aaron Matthews 2001 Seaford, DE 4.8 3 1.3 0.6 0.3
Chris Ford 1972 Atlantic City, NJ 15.8 6 x x x
Donte DiVincenzo 2018 Wilmington, DE 10.2 4 2.4 0.9 0.2
John Fox 1971 Pitman, NJ 1.8 0.7 x x x
Lou Ruskey 2003 Sewell, NJ 0.2 0.2 0.1 0 0
Peyton Heck 2019 Wilmington, DE 0 0.2 0 0 0
Tim Delaney 2019 Mullica Hill, NJ 0.2 0.3 0.1 0 0
Will Sheridan 2007 Bear, DE 5.1 5.5 0.7 0.8 1.1

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Sweet 16?

This poll is closed

  • 79%
    #3 Brooklyn
    (102 votes)
  • 20%
    #6 Delaware and South Jersey
    (26 votes)
128 votes total Vote Now

#2 North Philadelphia vs #7 Eastern PA: Allentown to Harrisburg

Kyle Lowry sits on top of the NBA right now, and his North Philly team will be hard to take down. He’s paired with 90’s stars Jason Lawson and Jonathan Haynes, as well as Sherwin Raiken who averaged double digit scoring for his late 1940’s career. The Eastern PA team that draws from the Lehigh Valley, the state capitol, and everything in between is led by “Bethlehem Steel” himself, Darrun Hilliard. He’s joined by Clarence Smith of the 1971 Final Four team and fan favorite Zeffy Penn.

#2 North Philadelphia Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Bilal Benn 2007 Philadelphia, PA 1.6 1.2 0.5 0.4 0
Bill Soens 1965 Philadelphia, PA x x x x x
Jason Lawson 1997 Philadelphia, PA 11.9 6.9 1.4 0.7 2.9
Jonathan Haynes 1995 Philadelphia, PA 10.5 3.2 4.5 2.1 0.2
Kyle Lowry 2006 Philadelphia, PA 9.5 3.8 3 1.9 0.2
Marvin O'Connor 1998 Philadelphia, PA 4.7 1.7 1.2 0.5 0
Shane Clark 2009 Philadelphia, PA 5.8 3.7 0.8 0.6 0.4
Sherwin Raiken 1950 Philadelphia, PA 11.8 x x x x
Thomas Samulewicz 1961 Philadelphia, PA 3.4 3.9 x x x

#7 Eastern PA: Allentown to Harrisburg

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Benjamin Stewart 1952 York, PA 5.1 6.8 1 x x
Clarence Smith 1971 Harrisburg, PA 9.8 6.6 x x x
Darrun Hilliard 2015 Bethlehem, PA 11.4 3 1.9 1.3 0.4
Dylan Painter 2019 Hershey, PA 1 1.5 0 0 0.1
H. Norman Kline Jr. 1946 Lancaster, PA x x x x x
Jeff McGeehin 1975 Allentown, PA x x x x x
Jeff Sherry 1982 Allentown, PA 1.3 0.4 x x x
John Gaspar 1973 Allentown, PA 2.3 1.5 x x x
William Tone 1946 Easton, PA x x x x x
Zeffy Penn 1998 Harrisburg, PA 4.1 2.7 0.8 0.7 0.2

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Sweet 16?

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    #2 North Philadelphia
    (119 votes)
  • 4%
    #7 Eastern PA: Allentown to Harrisburg
    (6 votes)
125 votes total Vote Now

Be sure to check back every weekday this month to see who advances and vote on the next round of matchups. For more, be sure to check out our Tournament Hub with an interactive hometown map, updated bracket, and links to our tournaments from previous seasons. Thanks for participating in the VU Hoops 2019 Summer Tournament!