Congratulations to Team Rio for taking the championship of the MIT Gold Division Championship last weekend. Team Rio’s undefeated trek included a classic battle with Team Takeover that was not decided until the closing seconds of the game. Nationally ranked Scottie Lewis had a big weekend and was named the tournament’s MVP. Their win over Team Takeover represented the 3rd time the 2 NYBL rivals have faced off this year.
The two powerhouses should meet again in the NYBL this season. Also, word on the street is that top 10 ranked player Mikeal Jones will be joining Team Rio for the NYBL! Jones’ addition to the roster should strengthen an already strong team. I will get my first look at the retooled Team Rio when I travel to the East Coast March Madness tournament March 7-9 in Scranton, PA. The event will also feature NYBL favorites NC Preps/CP3 and All-Ohio Red, plus other top teams like Rens, Izod, Rio, New Heights and the Gauchos. For more information about the event visit their website at: www.iamtraining.org/marchmadness.