The RISE Centre | December 20th, 2014 | W-Toronto 3D (100+) vs L-New York City Avengers | NBBL | 7:00pm
[Realize Individual Success Everyday] The RISE Centre 411 Elgin St. Brantford, Ontario, Canada, N3S 7PS, www.theRISEcentre.com
Inside the new premier elite basketball facility in the city of Brantford, the North of the Border Basketball League played host to two big cities in New York City and Toronto. A dominating performance by the Toronto 3D saw them take the inaugural Big City Challenge over the New York City Avengers.
Among all of the exciting festivities that night, The Rise Centre paid homage to Canadian Basketball Legend, Denham Brown. A pre-game ceremony highlighted by a video clip that showcased Denham Brown’s incredible individual performance where he scored 111 points in his senior year of high school. Denham then went on to play for the University of Connecticut where he picked up a NCAA National Championship. Following his career at Connecticut he was drafted to the NBA to play for the Seattle Supersonics and also became a leader for the Canadian Men’s National Team.
Toronto 3D – the 2014 NBBL Elite Division Champions – were able to jump out to an early lead and establish their will on the visiting New York City Avengers. The 3D would not relent that lead and were able to capture the the Big City Challenge in convincing fashion. Upon conclusion of the game, both teams gathered to interact and exchange pleasantries with fans of all ages.
At halftime, Tyrell Vernon, the 2013 NBBL MVP and member of the Mississauga Power of the National Basketball League of Canada was honoured. Vernon enjoyed a storied high school career with St. Thomas More. Tyrell then went on to star on the McMaster Marauders and St. Francis Xavier X-Men.
Huge shout out to The Mississauga Power for their wonderful giveaways and ongoing support, The City of Brantford and Officials, The NBBL Friends-Family & Fans, The RISE Centre Team-Partners & New Supporters, Toronto 3D and The NYC Avenger Basketball Teams.
For further information on The Rise Centre and North of the Border Basketball League please visit:
www.therisecentre.com | @therisecentre
www.northborderbasketball.com | @northborderball
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NEW YORK CITY AVENGERS ROSTER
|Rah Davis||6-7||Rugters Newark/ ABA, APBL, ACPBL International Ireland|
|Jermaine Abraham||6-8||Farmingdale St/ EBA, APBL, International: Dom.Republic, Colombia, Uruguay|
|Muhammad Karim||6-3||Medgar Evars College/ EBA, APBL, ACPBL|
|Roman Perez||6-1||NY City Tech/ EBA, ABA, APBL, ACPBL, International: Dom. Republic, Spain, Russia, Ireland|
|Nick Velez||5-10||Penn State/ ABA, APBL, International: Puerto Rico|
|Nefty Martinez||6-4||Dom Republic/ EBA, ACPBL, APBL, International: Dom. Republic|
|Erick Jackson||6-4||ASA/ EBA, APBL|
|Antwan Parks||6-2||Uni of New Brunswick/ APBL|
|Clifton Malone||6-5||FIT/ Harlem Wizards, APBL, International|
|Elijah Evelyn||6-5||York College/ EBA, APBL|
|Donny Lyons||6-4||Mansfield University/ APBL|
|Michael Colon||6-6||USA/ APBL|
|Christopher Zeigler||6-5||Globe CC/ APBL, International: Dominican Republic|
|Robert Pierce||6-5||John Jay/ EBA, ACPBL, APBL, International: Ireland|
TORONTO 3D ROSTER
|PLAYER #||HEIGHT||PLAYING EXPERIENCE|
|Nolan Gooding #23||6-0||Winnipeg University|
|Greg Carter #30||5-11||Lakehead University|
|Shamar Coombs#35||6-2||Dallas Impact (ABA) – BC Drita (Kosovo), Texas A&M CC (DI)|
|N’Kruma Hylton #2||6-1||St.FX/Ryerson University|
|Tshing Kasamba #15||6-3||Little Rock Arkansas (DI)|
|Teddy Tochev #3||6-3||Spartak Pleven (Bulgaria), Waterloo/Ryerson, Head Coach|
|Sean Nickel #21||6-6||St.FX/Toronto University|
|Jon House #13||6-7||Jr. National Canada, Belmont (DI)|
|Paul Williams #33||6-8||Sheridan College|
|Shane Nicely #32||6-8||YIMS Hawks (New Zealand) – Bavi (Belgium) – Augusta G (PBL), Durham College|
|Nigel Tyghter #34||6-8||BC Vic (Spain), Sheridan/Windsor University|
|Zach Nagtzaam #36||7-0||Jr. National Canada, Ohio (DI)|