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Hometown Heroes Summer Tournament: Round 1, Day 3

Who’s gonna stop Josh Hart, Kris Jenkins, and the boys from Maryland’s DC Suburbs?

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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!

The Massimino Region went straight chalk on Friday, meaning we lost former stars like Jalen Brunson, Scottie Reynolds, Donte DiVincenzo, Darrun Hilliard, and Chris Ford. But we do have some great teams advancing to the Sweet 16 in #1 South East USA, #2 North Philadelphia, #3 Brooklyn, and #4 Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Today’s voting is full of recent NBA talent. Five of the eight teams have players that played in the association within the last 15 years, and three of those have active NBA players. The three teams that don’t have recent players in the league either have several former NBA stars, or at least one future NBA Draft pick (I see you Bryan Antoine and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl). Here’s are your four first round matchups for the Kraft Region.

Kraft Region

#1 Central Philadelphia vs #9 Eastern PA: West Chester Region

The Central Philly team is no joke, made up primarily of graduates from Roman Catholic and St. Joe’s Prep high schools. Its stars include Bob Schafer, Maalik Wayns, Joe Ryan, and Brooks Ricca. The West Chester Region already has a win under its belt, but Mikal Bridges is going to have to carry the weight if they hope to pull off a second upset.

#1 Central Philadelphia Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Bob Schafer 1955 Philadelphia, PA 18.9 7.1 x x x
C. Brooks Ricca 1950 Philadelphia, PA 10.1 x x x x
Jim O'Brien 1963 Philadelphia, PA 8.8 7.4 x x x
Joe Walters III 1970 Philadelphia, PA x x x x x
Joe Walters Jr. 1945 Philadelphia, PA x x x x x
Joseph Ryan 1959 Philadelphia, PA 12.6 6.8 x x x
Maalik Wayns 2012 Philadelphia, PA 12.5 2.7 3.4 0.9 0
Reggie Redding 2010 Philadelphia, PA 5.5 3.6 2.1 1.1 0.4

#9 Eastern PA: West Chester Region Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Don Ficca 1963 Coatesville, PA 1.1 0.6 x x x
George Stanko 1953 Coatesville, PA 1.3 0.9 0.3 x x
Howard Brown 1999 Pottstown, PA 8.8 3.8 2 1 0.3
James Finegan 1943 West Chester, PA x x x x x
Kevin Rafferty 2016 Malvern, PA 0.3 0.2 0 0 0
Lewis Reynolds 1943 West Chester, PA x x x x x
Mikal Bridges 2018 Malvern, PA 11.3 4.3 1.6 1.4 0.9
Rob Tribuiani 1990 Malvern, PA 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.1 0
Thomas Redmond 1953 West Chester, PA 0.4 0.7 0.1 x x

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Sweet 16?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    #1 Central Philadelphia
    (85 votes)
  • 27%
    #9 Eastern PA: West Chester Region
    (32 votes)
117 votes total Vote Now

#4 NYC & Suburbs vs #5 South & Central USA

The NYC team is led by Larry Hennessy, the owner of the highest PPG in Villanova history (23.2). He’s paired with the latest Villanova NBA draft pick, Eric Paschall. But their opponent has some major scoring chops too. Kerry Kittles is the school’s All-Time leading scorer with 2,243 career points, and he’s teamed up with Gary Buchanan and future Nova great Jeremiah Robinson-Earl.

#4 NYC & Suburbs Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Brian Noone 1998 Manhasset, NY 0.6 0.1 0 0.1 0
Eric Paschall 2019 Dobbs Ferry, NY 11.4 5.1 1.7 0.7 0.5
Henry Lowe 2016 New York, NY 0.2 0.1 0.1 0 0
Horst Kluger 1952 New Rochelle, NY x x x x x
Joseph Maguire 1953 Astoria, NY 1.9 1.3 0.2 x x
Larry Hennessy 1953 New Rochelle, NY 24.4 6.3 0.7 x x
Paul Nugent 1941 New York, NY x x x x x
Thomas J. Brennan 1958 New York, NY 8.4 8.6 x x x
Whitey Rigsby 1978 Queens, NY 6.8 4.2 x x x

#5 South & Central USA Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Alan Sallee 1964 Louisville, KY x x x x x
Caleb Daniels Current New Orleans, LA x x x x x
Chris Walker 1992 Houston, TX 8.1 2 3.3 1.5 0
Connally Brown 1987 Orange, TX 1.1 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
Gary Buchanan 2003 St. Louis, MO 14.7 3.8 2.6 1.3 0.2
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Current Overland Park, KS x x x x x
Johnny Holley 2001 McKinney, TX 1.4 1 0.3 0.1 0.1
Kerry Kittles 1996 New Orleans, LA 18.4 5.9 3.3 2.3 0.4
Paul Espel 1967 Clarksburg, WV x x x x x

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Sweet 16?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    #4 NYC & Suburbs
    (28 votes)
  • 76%
    #5 South & Central USA
    (90 votes)
118 votes total Vote Now

#3 West Philadelphia vs #6 Central Jersey East

The West Philly team is led by teammates Wali Jones and Richie Moore. It also features member of the 1971 Final Four team Ed Hastings. Meanwhile the Central Jersey East team combines the best of Nova’s past and future. The team is led by Alex Bradley and future Villanova star Bryan Antoine.

#3 West Philadelphia Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Albert Postus 1944 Philadelphia, PA x x x x x
David Van Osten 1957 Philadelphia, PA 0 0 x x x
Ed Hastings 1973 Philadelphia, PA 8.8 2.4 x x x
Fran O�Hanlon 1970 Philadelphia, PA x x x x x
Jim Mooney 1953 Philadelphia, PA 10.4 13.3 1.1 x x
John Blong 1947 Yeadon, PA x x x x x
John Weissman 1957 Yeadon, PA x x x x x
Rich Richman 1963 Philadelphia, PA 1.4 0.7 x x x
Richie Moore 1964 Philadelphia, PA 15.4 7.4 x x x
Wali Jones 1964 Philadelphia, PA 16.8 4.4 x x x

#6 Central Jersey East Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Alex Bradley 1981 Long Branch, NJ 14.7 7.2 x x x
Bill Horlacher 1967 Red Bank, NJ 1 0.8 x x x
Brian Lynch 2000 Belmar, NJ 8.5 3.1 2.1 1 0.3
Bryan Antoine Current Tinton Falls, NJ x x x x x
Christopher Grier 2001 Red Bank, NJ 1 0.5 0 0 0
Dallas Ouano 2012 Holmdel, NJ 0 0 0 0.2 0
Marc Dowdell 1992 Lincroft, NJ 7 4.9 1.6 0.6 0.5
Nick McMahon 2014 Colts Neck, NJ 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0
Robert McDonnell 1947 Fair Haven, NJ x x x x x
Stephen Gepp 1953 Belmar, NJ 4.3 5.5 0.3 x x

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Sweet 16?

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    #3 West Philadelphia
    (81 votes)
  • 28%
    #6 Central Jersey East
    (33 votes)
114 votes total Vote Now

#2 Maryland: DC Suburbs vs #7 West Philly Suburbs

Maryland’s DC team may just be the greatest collection of Jay Wright talent in this tournament. You’ve got the Dante Cunningham and Dwayne Anderson from the 2009 Final Four, Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins of the 2016 Championship, and the future of the program in Saddiq Bey and Justin Moore. It’s going to take a lot of Tom Ingelsby fans if the West Philly Suburbs team is going to pull the upset in this one.

#2 Maryland: DC Suburbs Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Dante Cunningham 2009 Silver Spring, MD 9.6 5.9 1 1.2 0.8
Dwayne Anderson 2009 Silver Spring, MD 5.9 4 0.8 1.1 0.3
James Bryson 1993 Largo, MD 6.5 4.1 0.5 0.3 0.5
Josh Hart 2017 Silver Spring, MD 13.2 5.6 1.8 1.1 0.3
Justin Moore Current Hyattsville, MD x x x x x
Kris Jenkins 2017 Upper Marlboro, MD 9.5 3 1.5 0.7 0.3
Maurice Sutton 2013 Largo, MD 2.8 2.6 0.3 0.3 0.9
Mike Mulquin 1983 Potomac, MD 5.1 2.6 0.5 x x
Saddiq Bey Current Largo, MD 8.2 5.1 1.3 0.9 0.3

#7 West Philly Suburbs Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Bob Gohl 1972 Upper Darby, PA 2.1 0.9 x x x
Charlie Coleman 1966 Darby, PA 6.7 2.6 x x x
Chris Lee 1999 Havertown, PA 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.1 0
James O'Brien 1963 Drexel Hll, PA x x x x x
Markus Kennedy 2012 Yeadon, PA 3 4.4 0.7 0.5 0.4
Mike Daly 1972 Springfield, PA 1.3 0.4 x x x
Mike Stack 1976 Drexel Hill, PA 3.3 2.5 x x x
Tom Ingelsby 1973 Springfield, PA 18.6 5.2 x x x
Tom Leibig 2018 Havertown, PA 0.1 0.3 0 0.1 0
Warren Winterbottom 1964 Drexel Hill, PA 1 0.6 x x x

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Sweet 16?

This poll is closed

  • 99%
    #2 Maryland: DC Suburbs
    (123 votes)
  • 0%
    #7 Maryland: West Philly Suburbs
    (1 vote)
124 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!