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Hometown Heroes Summer Tournament: Sweet 16, Day 2

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Closing out the Sweet 16 as Josh Hart’s team continues to march through the 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!

We’re going to have a new Summer Tournament Champion as the #1 overall seed West Philly: W&WC was finally able to take down Ryan Arcidiacono. In fact, the first half of the Sweet 16 went chalk as #1 West Philly: W&WC (57%), #2 Massachusetts & Maine (70%), #1 South East USA (60%), and #2 North Philly (52%) all advanced to the Elite 8.

Today we close out the Sweet 16 with a few more questions that need answering. Can Omari Spellman’s #6 seed team continue to pull upsets? Will Josh Hart’s DC Suburbs team ever get less than 90% of the vote? Will we finally see a #1 seed go down? Let’s find out!

Kraft Region

#1 Central Philadelphia vs #5 South & Central USA

The Center City team of Schafer, Ryan, Wayns, and Ricca come in as the favorites to advance to the Regional Final. But standing in their way are Kittles, Buchanan, and Robinson-Earl. That’s a lot of star power for one match!

#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

#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 Elite 8?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    #1 Central Philadelphia
    (33 votes)
  • 74%
    #5 South & Central USA
    (95 votes)
128 votes total Vote Now

#2 Maryland: DC Suburbs vs #3 West Philadelphia

Hart, Cunningham, Jenkins, and the rest of the DC Suburbs crew have been rolling through the tournament so far. Now it’s up to Jones, Moore, and Mooney to slow that roll.

#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

#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

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Elite 8?

This poll is closed

  • 94%
    #2 Maryland: DC Suburbs
    (122 votes)
  • 5%
    #3 West Philadelphia
    (7 votes)
129 votes total Vote Now

Severance Region

#1 Washington DC vs #4 Northwest Philadelphia

The other DC team is rolling too, with the Herron brothers, Leftwich, and Raveling. And it’s another Philly team that will need to stand in their way, as Arizin, Williams, and Cox will try to pull the upset.

#1 Washington DC Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
George Leftwich 1965 Washington, DC 10.5 4.1 x x x
George Raveling 1960 Washington, DC 9.8 12.1 x x x
Keith Herron 1978 Washington, DC 18.5 4.8 x x x
Larry Herron 1977 Washington, DC 14.9 5.9 x x x
Reggie Herron 1979 Washington, DC 2 0.2 x x x
Steve Lincoln 1980 Washington, DC 3.6 1.3 1.7 x x
Thomas Hoover Jr. 1961 Washington, DC 6.4 9.3 x x x

#4 Northwest Philadelphia Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Alvin Williams 1997 Philadelphia, PA 10.9 3.7 4.2 1.5 0.3
Chubby Cox 1975 Philadelphia, PA 9 4.7 x x x
Darryl Reynolds 2017 Philadelphia, PA 2.7 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.6
Frank Gaidjunas 1967 Philadelphia, PA 5.1 4.6 x x x
Joe Turk 1967 Wyndmoor, PA 2.2 1.1 x x x
John Weglicki 1950 Wyndmoor, PA 7.4 x x x x
Paul Arizin 1950 Philadelphia, PA 20 x x x x

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Elite 8?

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    #1 Washington DC
    (75 votes)
  • 41%
    #4 Northwest Philadelphia
    (54 votes)
129 votes total Vote Now

#2 The Bronx vs #6 New York State & Ohio

It’s the city vs the state in the final matchup of the day. Pinckney, Ray, and Fisher will look to move the Bronx to the next round, but Spellman, Eberz, and Woodard stand in their way.

#2 The Bronx Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Allan Ray 2006 Bronx, NY 15.6 3.2 2 1.1 0.1
Anthony Pelle 1993 Bronx, NY 3.1 2.5 0.2 0.2 1.2
Ash Yacoubou 2013 Bronx, NY 2.6 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.1
Corey Fisher 2011 Bronx, NY 12.1 2.4 3.5 1.3 0.1
Ed Pinckney 1985 Bronx, NY 14.5 8.6 1.8 1.5 2
Frank Power III 1954 Bronx, NY x x x x x
Gary Massey 1989 Bronx, NY 6.6 3.2 1.1 1.5 0.3
Gerard Trapp 1974 Bronx, NY 4 2 x x x
Robert Powers 1956 Bronx, NY 9.3 2.9 x x x

#6 New York State & Ohio Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Brian Harrington 1985 Pound Ridge, NY x x x x x
Eric Eberz 1996 Buffalo, NY 11.6 3.6 1.3 0.7 0.2
Greg Woodard 1992 Rochester, NY 10.3 2.3 1.1 0.4 0.1
Jay Underman 1978 Elyria, OH 1.8 1.4 x x x
Joe Cremo 2019 Scotia, NY 4 1.8 1.2 0.4 0.1
Leon Wojnowski 1970 Buffalo, NY 1.2 1.3 x x x
Omari Spellman 2018 North Royalton, OH 10.9 8 0.8 0.7 1.5

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Elite 8?

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    #2 The Bronx
    (128 votes)
  • 4%
    #6 New York State & Ohio
    (6 votes)
134 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!