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Hometown Heroes Summer Tourney: Elite 8

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Kerry Kittles and Company pulled off the big upset to reach the Regional Finals

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.

We finally had a #1 Seed go down, as Kerry Kittles and the #5 South & Central USA team pulled the upset over #1 Central Philadelphia in the Kraft Region. They’ll need to keep pulling upsets as the rest of the field has gone chalk, and today we’ll have three #1 vs #2 matchups to determine who makes next week’s Final Four. Here we go!

Wright Region

#1 West Philadelphia: West & West Catholic vs #2 Massachusetts & Maine

West Philly W&WC took down the reigning king of the summer tournaments in the last round, but how will they rebound from that historic win? Will it propel them on to a Championship of their own, or will there be a let down after the big victory. The last remaining crew from New England is hoping for the later.

#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

#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

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Final 4?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    #1 West Philadelphia: West & West Catholic
    (88 votes)
  • 40%
    #2 Massachusetts & Maine
    (59 votes)
147 votes total Vote Now

Massimino Region

#1 South East USA vs #2 North Philadelphia

It’s a battle of some of Villanova’s greatest big-man defenders when Howard Porter of #1 South East USA takes on Jason Lawson #2 North Philadelphia. Both of these teams are loaded with talent, and this is easily one of the games I wish we could see in real life!

#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

#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

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Final 4?

This poll is closed

  • 57%
    #1 South East USA
    (85 votes)
  • 42%
    #2 North Philladelphia
    (64 votes)
149 votes total Vote Now

Kraft Region

#2 Maryland: DC Suburbs vs #5 South & Central USA

Can Kerry Kittles, Gary Buchanan, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl keep the upset train rolling against what amounts to an All-Star team from the last 10 years of Villanova basketball? I’m predicting this one will be closer than people think!

#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

#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 Final 4?

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    #2 Maryland: DC Suburbs
    (121 votes)
  • 19%
    #5 South & Central USA
    (30 votes)
151 votes total Vote Now

Severance Region

#1 Washington DC vs #2 The Bronx

It’s a battle of NYC and DC featuring some of Villanova’s greatest players. This matchup might not have the number of Champions that others do, but it sure is full of All-Star caliber players.

#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

#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

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Final 4?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    #1 Washington DC
    (29 votes)
  • 80%
    #2 The Bronx
    (116 votes)
145 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!