The Sideline Cancer basketball team has secured its 6th bid to “The Basketball Tournament.” The 64-team tournament is single elimination, and the winning team will receive a $2,000,000 prize. 

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 2019 Team Roster

Alma Mater: Xavier University

Height: 6’ 4”

Position: Guard

Bio: 6’5″ Guard from Louisville, Kentucky and this past season played for Oroszlany in Hungary. In his 2nd year playing at Sideline Cancer after playing collegiality at Xavier University under Coach Chris Mack.

Alma Mater: Santa Clara University 

Height: 6’ 3”

Position: Shooting Guard

Twitter Handle: @RCIII18

Bio: Raymond Cowels III guard that has 5 years of professional experience overseas.

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: Boulazac Basket

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2019

*RETURNING*

Alma Mater: George Washington University

Location: Bowie, Maryland

Height: 6’ 5”

Position: Shooting Guard

Bio: His 2nd season with Sideline Cancer, played professionally this year for BC Kyiv in Ukraine. Former Indiana Hoosier/George Washington Colonial, DMV pride

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: BC Kyiv – Ukraine

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2019

Alma Mater: Central Michigan

Height: 5’ 9”

Position: Point Guard

Twitter Handle: @marcus3keene

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: KCC EGIS 

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2019

*RETURNING*

Alma Mater: East Stroudsburg University

Height: 6’ 7”

Position: Small Forward

Twitter Handle: @wayno12

Bio: Player Professionally in Luxembourg

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: Luxembourg

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2019

Alma Mater: University of Pittsburgh  

Height: 6’ 8”

Position: Power Forward

Twitter Handle: @thatnwankwoah15

Bio: Tough forward from Baltimore and the University of Pittsburgh, three-year overseas professional.

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: Kyiv Basket

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2019

Alma Mater: UNLV

Height: 6’ 2”

Position: Point Guard

Twitter Handle: @koswish_

Highest Level Played: NBA D League

Highest Level Team Name: Long Island Nets

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2019

Alma Mater: Southern Louisiana University

Height: 6’ 8”

Position: Power Forward

Highest Level Played: Overseas Professional

Highest Level Team Name: TBV Start Lublin 19

Last Year Played at Highest Level: 2019

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 6th 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 professional basketball 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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