Friday night, the Portland Pro-Am playoffs kicked off with a play in game featuring Terrence Ross' Huskies and Terrence Jones' Team Takeover. Antoine Hosley and Tyrone White Jr. both scored 42 points for Team Takeover, while Terrence Jones had 28 points an 20 rebounds. Seth Tarver led the Huskies with 38 points and 10 rebounds. Team Takeover advanced to the playoffs, with a final score of 157 - 127.
Saturday's first game determined which team would play in the finals, as the number 2 seed Beaverton Soldiers faced off against the third seed, Vancouver Volcanoes. Andre Murray was back again to play for the Volcanoes, putting up 34 points. The Soldiers were led by IBL All Star Chehales Tapscott who had an impressive game with 35 points and 12 rebounds. The Soldiers came out on top, making it to the Portland Pro-Am Finals with a final score of 125 - 95.
Saturday's final game tipped off at 6 PM, with the number one seed Team Green taking on Team Takeover. Terrence Jones had a 51 point game for Team Takeover, leading his team in both points and rebounds. Tyrone White Jr. put up 45 points and 10 rebounds for Team Green, while Nick Green led Team Green in rebounds with 13. Team Green worked their way to the Portland Pro-Am Championship game, winning their semifinals game 148 - 130.
Portland Pro-Am Championship Game
The championship game tipped off Sunday evening, with Team Green facing the Beaverton Soldiers. Team Green came into the game as the number one seed, taking on the second seed Soldiers. Team Green had an 8 - 2 regular season record, although their only two losses were in games against the Soldiers.
The Soldiers led by 8 at halftime, but Team Green fought their way back in the third and fourth quarters. Tyrone White Jr. scored 51 points for Team Green, including a three point shot to tie the game with just 9 seconds left in the fourth quarter. But with just three seconds left in regulation, IBL All Star Chehales Tapscott took the ball to the hoop, scoring the final shot of the game for the Soldiers, who took home the victory with a final score of 132 - 130.
"Chehales hit a fall away at the buzzer to win it for us, so it was all on him. That was the original plan, get it to him and let him go to work." explained Soldiers coach, Steve Garrity.
"I knew it was going to be competitive, but my expectations, everywhere I go, I want to win. Just to play hard, and go out there and compete at the highest level." said finals MVP Chehales Tapscott.
2015 Portland Pro-Am Awards
Offensive Player of the Year - Averaging 30 PPG, this is a seasoned basketball veteran who calls Oregon home and is a former Duck. This true wing has been called a matchup nightmare with dominant three point range, as he can knock down treys from anywhere on the court, with a hand in his face. Hailing from South Medford, your 2015 Portland Pro-Am Offensive Player of the Year is EJ Singler.
Defensive Player of the Year - This is a guy who came out of college at Washington State, went to NBA summer league and played on almost every team in the Pro Am this summer as an NBA player we like to move around, showcasing his blocking in 23 games! Hitting a high at 2.9 blocks per game, pulling down boards this big man plays defense consistently. Calling Beverton his home town, Jordan Railey is our Defensive Player of the Year – Railey has signed and departed for overseas in Bosnia – follow his progress this fall via the Portland Pro-Am and IBL.com
Outstanding Sportsmanship & Community Award - This is a guy who has been on time, positive, team player and example of professional conduct and community within the Portland Pro-Am. Headlining a team in the Pro Am this summer, wearing number 45 in honor of his Uncle, this outstanding athlete is averaging 22.6 PPG and 19 rebounds off the glass per game – Nick Green is our 2015 Portland Pro-Am recipient of Outstanding Sportsmanship and Community Award.
MVP - When you think of the Most Valuable player, it should be a player who can be on any team and make an impact, a leader in statistics and among their team; always looking to get the job done. This guy is an IBL All Star, was in the NBA Development League and is now heading overseas.
A Jefferson high-school alumni, and 5A boys high school champion in 2008, your MVP for the 2015 Portland Pro-Am is Tyrone White Jr
First Team All Stars
- Jordan Railey
, Germain Jordan
, EJ Singler
, Garrett Sim, Tyrone White Jr.
Second Team All Stars
- Nick Green
, Shawn Malloy
, Bobby Evans
, Porter Troupe, Mac Hopson
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