FOE claims 2019 title; Carr named Tournament MVP
Q 1 2 3 4 Total
FOE 11 19 31 21 83
AGENTS 13 15 22 27 69
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BALTIMORE -- “We Are the Champions” blared through the speakers courtesy of DJ Flow, Aquille Carr surely imagined this moment happening in 2018 before PTF prevented it on the big stage, but nobody would take this moment from The Crimestopper in 2019.
With his teammates surrounding him and the Brunson League championship trophy at his side, he couldn’t stop smiling as he realized the dream season was complete.
“I never quit and I’m going to get what I deserve,” Carr said.
Carr had 17 points Sunday night to help lead FOE to an 82-77 victory over the DMV Warriors to claim the 2019 Brunson League championship.
He was simply unstoppable all summer long and on a team full of stars Carr shined the brightest as Baltimore’s favorite son often does.
MVP of the league. MVP of the tournament.
And now, Brunson League champion.
"First I want to thank God for allowing me to play the game I love," Carr said. "I want to thank my teammates for holding me down all summer and keeping [their] faith in me just like I got faith in them. This MVP goes to my guy Gerald Brown Jr., love you big fella, I know you smiling down on me."
Gerald Brown, bka as Gee Songzz, was shot and killed on June 7th at the age of 34. Most people knew him for his funny viral videos, but the basketball community knows him as a Baltimore basketball legend who helped lead Douglass High School to an undefeated season in 2002, finish Top 10 in the NCAA-D1 scoring in 2007, and go bucket for bucket with Kevin Durant in the Goodman League in 2008.
For Aquille’s teammates, the win was sweet too after the disappointment of losing in the championship game last summer.
Malcolm Delaney and Donte Greene, the other members of the FOE Big Three, both had strong games as well.
Delaney, who played last summer despite being less than 80% healthy recovering from an injury suffered during his season with the Atlanta Hawks, finished with 13 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds.
Greene, who was infamously accused of avoiding the top competition in 2017, missed the 2018 summer to stay overseas. This summer, he played every game he could that didn’t interfere with his BIG 3 season, and scored 20 points in the championship game while also pulling down 6 rebounds.
It was more than the FOE Big Three that brung home the chip in this year’s tournament.
It was former West Virginia standout Daxter Miles who switched onto Nick Laguerre of CMB in the first round after Nick scored 13 straight points, he didn’t score again.
It was NBA G-League forests Devin Sweetney hitting two deep three-pointers in the last 40 seconds of the quarterfinals to complete their comeback over The Agents and avoid their comeback attempt.
In the clincher it was former Houston Rockets center Marcus cousin proving to be a force in the paint all night with a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The 12th seeded DMV Warriors, making their second straight trip to “The Four” and first trip to the championship game, made a remarkable run in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to knock off FOE.
Streetball legend Randy Gill, aka White Chocolate, led the way for the Warriors with 27 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. BJ Smith finished with 13 points on a night where he struggled to find his rhythm and was in foul trouble most of the game."
That comes as no surprise since he was tasked with trying to guard Aquille all game.
FOE is already planning on being the first team to make three straight appearances in the championship game next summer, but their bigger goal is to become the second team to win back to back titles.
We’re ready for 2020 already!