The Sideline Cancer basketball team hopes to secure its 5th bid to “The Basketball Tournament.” The 72-team tournament is single elimination, and the winning team will receive a $2,000,000 prize. The regional rounds of the event will take place in Spokane, Richmond, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Columbus.

This year, if selected, the Sideline Cancer team will earn a bid through fan voting. They will play in the Brooklyn regional July 20th and 22nd. Each regional will send four teams to the Super 16 in Atlanta. The semifinals and finals will be in Baltimore on August 2nd  and 3rd.  Each game of the TBT this year will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.

The Sideline Cancer team is playing in honor of The Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation, a Hollidaysburg, PA-based foundation leading the way for Pancreatic Cancer advocacy and research.  If the team wins, a portion of the prize winnings will be awarded to the Griffith Family Foundation.

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 2018 Team Roster

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Alma Mater: West Liberty

Location: Millersburg, Ohio

Height: 6’ 7”

Position: Center

Twitter Handle: @segmoney23

Bio: Former Akron standout and 3-year professional basketball player

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: CB Clavijo

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2017

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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: Luxembourg

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2017

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Alma Mater: Arizona State

Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Height: 6’ 4”

Position: Shooting Guard

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: Rotterdam

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2017

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Alma Mater: University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown 

Location: Murrysville, Pennsylvania

Height: 6’ 0”

Position: Point Guard

Twitter Handle: @Nicky_Nov1

Bio: Nick Novak 4 Year Professional (Germany and Portugal) 2016/17 for Ovarense Dolce Vita in LPB League leader in Assists and 2nd in the league in scoring 20.4 ppg, 5.8apg Division 2 All-American @ UPJ 2,023 career points 545 career assists

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: Ovarense Dolce Vita

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2016

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Alma Mater: Penn State University

Height: 6’ 4”

Position: Guard

Alma Mater: George Washington University

Height: 6’ 5”

Position: Small Forward

Alma Mater: Xavier University

Height: 6’ 4”

Position: Guard

Alma Mater: University of Connecticut

Height: 6’ 10”

Position: Center

Alma Mater: Shippensburg University

Height: 6’ 8”

Position: Forward

Alma Mater: Pennsylvania State University

 

Bio: I am participating in “The Basketball Tournament” to promote Pancreatic Cancer Awareness, which will be the 2nd leading cause of death by cancer by 2022. Together WE CAN Sideline Cancer!!

Alma Mater: Millersville University

Location: Dover, Pennsylvania

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

Alma Mater: Youngstown State

Location: Bradenton, Florida

Position: GM

Twitter Handle: @BillyClapper

Bio: Billy Clapper returns for his 4th season with Sideline Cancer as General Manager. 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 college 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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