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Here we go... #1 Overall Seed vs the King of Summer!

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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!

Round one concluded with the first considerable upset in the tournament. #6 New York State & Ohio was able to take down #3 Long Island, and is now the lowest seed to make the Sweet 16. The rest of the Severance Region went chalk as #1 Washington DC, #2 The Bronx, and #4 Northwest Philadelphia all advance. And just like that, the Sweet 16 is set.

That brings us to today’s voting and the first half of the Sweet 16. We’re starting with the top half of the bracket and the Wright and Massimino Regions. These teams may have blown out the competition in the first round, but now things are going to get much tougher for the voters. Let’s get to it!

Wright Region

#1 West Philadelphia: West & West Catholic vs #5 North Philly Suburbs

We kick things off with the biggest matchup of the day. On one side we have the tournament’s #1 overall seed, featuring multiple members of the Villanova Athletics Hall of Fame. But on the other side we have the “King of Summer” Ryan Arcidiacono alongside three current Wildcats. Will Arch’s quest for a 4-peat continue, or will West Philly’s All-Stars have simply too much talent to overcome. You decide!

#1 West Philadelphia: West & West Catholic Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Arthur Spector 1941 Philadelphia, PA x x x x x
Hubie White 1962 Philadelphia, PA 20.6 9.7 x x x
Jack Devine 1955 Philadelphia, PA 13 11.3 x x x
Jim Huggard 1961 Philadelphia, PA 15.8 3.7 x x x
Jim Washington 1965 Philadelphia, PA 13.5 14 x x x
Jimmy Smith 1957 Philadelphia, PA 12.7 7.2 x x x
John Driscoll 1960 Philadelphia, PA 10.2 10.3 x x x
Martin Milligan 1956 Philadelphia, PA 5.1 3.3 x x x
Samuel Glassmire 1953 Philadelphia, PA 9.8 4.6 3.6 x x

#5 North Philly Suburbs Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Andrew Ott 2008 Abington, PA 0.8 1.3 0 0 0
Chris Arcidiacono Current Langhorne, PA x x x x x
Collin Gillespie Current Warminster, PA 7.7 1.9 2 0.9 0.1
Eric Dixon Current Abington, PA x x x x x
Joe Crews 1968 Wyncotte, PA 11.6 6.6 x x x
Nicholas Maguire 1953 Wyndmoor, PA 11.7 4.9 0.6 x x
Ryan Arcidiacono 2016 Langhorne, PA 11.1 2.3 3.7 1.2 0

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Elite 8?

This poll is closed

  • 57%
    #1 West Philadelphia: West & West Catholic
    (97 votes)
  • 42%
    #5 North Philly Suburbs
    (73 votes)
170 votes total Vote Now

#2 Massachusetts & Maine vs #3 Central Jersey West

These teams each have their own fearsome foursome to lead their squad. On the M&M team, McClain, Plansky, Bradley, and Samuels represent some of the best New England has to offer. But don’t count out Trenton and Pennsauken, as Melchionni, Olive, Wolf, and Allen aren’t just going to be pushed aside.

#2 Massachusetts and Maine Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Dwayne McClain 1985 Worcester, MA 12.4 3.5 2.4 1.1 0.4
Jermaine Samuels Current Franklin, MA 4.2 3.7 0.7 0.3 0.5
Joe McDowell 1972 Springfield, MA 2.5 1.8 x x x
Lloyd Mumford 1991 Lexington, MA 3.2 1.1 1.4 0.4 0
Mark Plansky 1988 Wakefield, MA 9.1 4.7 2.2 1 0.1
Michael Bradley 2001 Worcester, MA 20.8 9.8 2.6 0.9 1.8
T.J. Caouette 2000 Winthrop, ME 3.7 1.8 0.6 0.3 0.1

#3 Central Jersey West Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Bill Melchionni 1966 Pennsauken Township, NJ 19.2 4 x x x
Bob Melchionni 1969 Pennsauken Township, NJ 4.1 1.7 x x x
Frank Frascella Jr. 1944 Trenton, NJ x x x x x
Frederick Price 1947 Trenton, NJ x x x x x
John Olive 1977 Pennsauken, NJ 9.9 6.2 x x x
Joseph Walsh 1962 Trenton, NJ 1.8 2 x x x
Leo Wolf 1950 Trenton, NJ 9.7 x x x x
Malik Allen 2000 Medford, NJ 8.9 5.6 0.8 0.6 1.5
Tom Melchionni 1976 Pennsauken Township, NJ 3.8 0.8 x x x

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Elite 8?

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    #2 Massachusetts & Maine
    (118 votes)
  • 30%
    #3 Central Jersey West
    (51 votes)
169 votes total Vote Now

Massimino Region

#1 South East USA vs #4 Connecticut & Rhode Island

It’s Northeast vs Southeast in our first match in the Massimino Region. The boys of Florida (Porter, Jones, and Bell) have an advantage in seeding, but Connecticut & Rhode Island’s Pinone, Pressley, and Jensen have the Championship pedigree to pull an upset.

#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

#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

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Elite 8?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    #1 South East USA
    (113 votes)
  • 31%
    #4 Connecticut & Rhode Island
    (53 votes)
166 votes total Vote Now

#2 North Philadelphia vs #3 Brooklyn

It’s Philly vs New York in our final matchup of the day. Lowry, Lawson, Raiken, and Haynes bring the toughness that North Philly is known for. That said, it’s pretty hard to out-tough the Brooklyn group of Sumpter, Pinkston, Granger, and Pena. Get ready for a grind-it-out battle between these two.

#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

#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

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Elite 8?

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    #2 North Philadelphia
    (88 votes)
  • 48%
    #3 Brooklyn
    (82 votes)
170 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!