The 2015 Sideline Cancer Team

The Sideline Cancer basketball team has earned a bid to play in the third “The Basketball Tournament”. The 64 team tournament is single elimination, and the winning team will win a $2,000,000 prize. The regional rounds of the event take place in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, PA, July 9-10th and July 16-17th . Each regional will send four teams to the Super 16 which will take place July 21-23 rd in Philadelphia, PA. The semifinals and finals will be broadcast on ESPN, and they will take place July 30-August 2 nd in New York, NY.

The Sideline Cancer entry is playing in honor of The Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation, a Hollidaysburg, PA-based foundation that funds pancreatic cancer research through a student initiative called Sideline Cancer. Sideline Cancer empowers high school and college students to become involved in the fight against pancreatic cancer through philanthropic efforts. If the team wins, a portion of the prize winnings will be awarded to the GFF. The team earned an automatic bid to the tournament by having fans vote in support of the team from April 1 st to June 1 st.

The eleven-member team is made up of professional basketball players who are coming together to play for a cause to Sideline Pancreatic Cancer!

To learn more about the TBT visit: www.thetournament.com

To learn more about the Sideline Cancer Basketball Team visit: www.thetournament.com/teams/sideline-cancer

Media Contacts: Billy Clapper 814-251- 3383, Billy@BillyClapperBasketball.com

We are very blessed to have such remarkable players making such a remarkable
effort to raise awareness on behalf of Sideline Cancer.

Sideline Cancer 2016 Team Roster

DevonSaddler

Alma Mater: University of Delaware

Location: Aberdeen , Maryland

Height: 6’ 1”

Position: Point Guard

Twitter Handle: @Dsaddler91

Bio: Aberdeen,MD. UD BLUEHENS

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: Apollon Patra

CharlesParker

Alma Mater: Millersville University

Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Height: 6’ 3”

Position: Point Guard

Bio: Division 2 All American 2008 NBA D-League 2008-2009 Professional in Iceland (Keflavik) 2011-12 Professional in Denmark (Bakken) 2012-13.

Highest Level Played: NBA D League

Highest Level Team Name: Los Angeles D-Fenders

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2009

AnthonyClemmons

Alma Mater: University of Iowa

Location: Iowa city, Iowa

Height: 6’ 2”

Position: Point Guard

Twitter Handle: @Sapp_5

Bio: I hate losing more than I love winning.

Highest Level Played: NCAA D1 Tournament

Highest Level Team Name: University of Iowa

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2016

JarrydCole

Alma Mater: University of Iowa

Location: Ames, Iowa

Height: 6’ 8”

Position: Power Forward

Twitter Handle: @Jarryd_cole

Bio: Former Iowa Hawkeye 2007-2011, former pro in Iceland 2011-2012, current pro in France 2012-2016.

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: Basket Club Souffelweyersheim

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2016

DuaneJohnson

Alma Mater: East Stroudsburg University

Location: Lansdowne , Pennsylvania

Height: 6’ 7”

Position: Small Forward

Twitter Handle: @waynoesu

Bio: East Stroudsburg Grad Australia 2014 Ireland 2016

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: Australia

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2014

DanielSantiago

Alma Mater: Saint Vincent

Location: Bradenton, Florida

Height: 7’ 1”

Position: Center

Bio: Professional career that spanned play in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks. As a member of the Puerto Rico national team represented them in FIBA Americas Championship and Olympic play in 2004. 4× BSN champion (1996, 2009–2011) Serie A champion (1999) ACB champion (2006, 2008) NAIA Player of the Year (1998)

Highest Level Played: NBA for 2+ years

Highest Level Team Name: Milwaukee Bucks/Phoenix Suns/Puerto Rico National Team

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2015

TreBowman

Alma Mater: Iona College

Location: York, Pennsylvania

Height: 6’ 5”

Position: Point Guard

Bio: Tre Bowman returns to Sideline Cancer for his 2nd season after a standout career at Iona averaging 13.9 ppg as a senior.

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: ETB Wohnbau (Germany)

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2016

NovarGadson

Height: 6’7″

Alma Mater: Rider University

Location: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Twitter Handle: @NovarGadson23

Bio: “If you can weather the storm, you can conquer the pain”

Highest Level Played: Eurocup

Highest Level Team Name: Spirou Charleroi (Belgium)/ Kaposvari (Hungary)

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2016

MakalStibbins

Alma Mater: Millersville University

Location: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Height: 6’ 7”

Position: Power Forward

Twitter Handle: @MakalStibbs15

Bio: Hard nosed player that does whatever it takes to win.

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: Salta Basket (Argentina)

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2016

EzekielMarhsall

Alma Mater: University of Akron

Location: Oakdale, Pennsylvania

Height: 7’ 0”

Position: Center

Twitter Handle: @ziggy_marsh

Bio: Former Akron standout and 3 year professional basketball player

Highest Level Played: NBA D League

Highest Level Team Name: Al Fateh Al Hasa (Saudia Arabia)/Maine Red Claws (NBDL)

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2016

OusmaneCisse

Alma Mater: South University

Location: Carrollton, Texas

Height: 6’ 9”

Position: Center

Bio: Cisse Personal information Born October 20, 1982 (age 33) Bamako, Mali Nationality Malian Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg) Career information High school Montgomery Catholic (Montgomery, Alabama) St. Jude Catholic (Montgomery, Alabama) NBA draft 2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall Selected by the Denver Nuggets Playing career 2001–2010 Position Power forward / Center Career history 2002 Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody 2002–2003 Harlem Globetrotters 2003 Adirondack Wildcats 2003–2004 Brevard Blue Ducks 2004–2005 Fayetteville Patriots 2005–2009 Bnei HaSharon 2009–2010 APOEL Nicosia 2010 Étendard de Brest Career highlights and awards Israeli League Best Defender (2006) After he was signed by the Denver Nuggets in 2001 he was injured and released. He then moved to the Harlem Globetrotters. After a year he returned to play in the NBA signing with the Orlando Magic. Ousmane was released just after one game and moved to play in the USBL. In 2003, he signed with the Toronto Raptors and was released after a couple of days, without ever playing with the team. He moved to play in the NBDL after his release during 2003 and stayed to play there until the 2004–05 season was over, playing for the Fayetteville Patriots.

Highest Level Played: NBA for 2+ years

Highest Level Team Name: Denver Nuggets

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2013

AndrewGarcia

Alma Mater: Tulane

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Height: 6’ 1”

Position: Coach

Twitter Handle: @AGAndrewGarcia

Bio: Andrew Garcia returns to Sideline Cancer for his 3rd year and his 2nd as the team’s head coach. In 2015, he lead the team to two victories in the Northeast Regional in Philadelphia to advance to the Sweet 16. As the head coach of the Chatham University men’s basketball in Pittsburgh, PA he lead the Cougars in the first season of competition in 2015-2016, to earn the school’s first ever post-season victory advancing to the PAC Quarterfinals. On January 30th, 2016 Chatham held its first ever “Sideline Cancer” game vs. Washington & Jefferson College. They raised awareness to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and accepted donations for The Griffith Family Foundation. A former standout as a player at Tulane University, Garcia showed his marksmanship as a shooter, playing for Sideline Cancer in TBT’s inaugural year in 2014 where they advanced to Sweet 16 before falling to eventual champion ND Fighting Alumni.

BillyClapper

Alma Mater: Youngstown State

Location: Bradenton, Florida

Height: 6’ 2”

Position: GM

Twitter Handle: @BillyClapper

Bio: Billy Clapper returns for his 3rd season with Sideline Cancer. He is a basketball coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida and a ten year veteran of the college coaching ranks with stops at Penn State Altoona, Pitt Johnstown, and Indiana State. The former Youngstown State Penguins player will team up with other former Division I players and professional players to play in honor of “The Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation” which is one of the leaders nationally in raising awareness for Pancreatic Cancer research. The GFF embraces the phrase “Sideline Cancer” to inspire hope to find a cure! Believe Always!

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