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Hometown Heroes Summer Tournament: Championship

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After a month of voting, it all comes down to this!

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.

Yesterday, Howard Porter and the boys from the South East won their 3rd Place game over the All-Stars of West Philly. Today, after a full month and thousands of votes cast, we’re down to the final two Hometown Teams in our VU Hoops 2019 Summer Tournament. Not surprisingly, our finalists come from two of Jay Wright’s recruiting hotbeds: New York City and Washington, D.C.

These two teams represent some of the greatest eras in Villanova Basketball history. For the Bronx team, you have Ed Pinckney, Final Four Most Outstanding Player on Villanova’s first ever Championship team. Allan Ray is one of only eight Villanova players to score over 2,000 career points, and the only player other than Scottie Reynolds to do so under Jay Wright. And Corey Fisher was one of the highest rated recruits in school history, and the starting point guard for the team’s 2009 Final Four run.

On the other side, you of course have Josh Hart, the 5th consensus AP First-Team All-American in school history and the 10th leading scorer at Villanova All-Time. He’s joined by Dante Cunningham, the leading scorer from the 2009 Final Four run. And who can forget Kris Jenkins, who hit the greatest shot in college basketball history to win the 2016 National Championship.

Both of these teams have strong supporting casts, but only one can come away as our new Summer Tournament Champion. Who will it be? That’s up to you Nova Nation!

#2 The Bronx vs #2 Maryland: DC Suburbs

#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

#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

Poll

Which Hometown Team wins the Championship?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    #2 The Bronx
    (68 votes)
  • 68%
    #2 Maryland: DC Suburbs
    (147 votes)
215 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!