As of now*, the 3-on-3 hoops teams for ELLT 2012…
First, a word on the selection process. I went for athletic balance and a natural grouping this year, however one team lacks a natural point guard and one lacks a Big Man. I’m on one of those teams and the other one is such an inevitable group that they can’t complain. Or they can and it won’t do any good. Bottom line: 4 of the 6 teams have a PG, a Big Man, and a Third Wheel.*** I’ll do scouting reports after the bitching and moaning is over.
Second, we’ve got a rookie joining this year, Tom Gustafson. Tom was Owen’s football coach and has mad skillz on the ski slopes. In other words, not a threat to dunk on Shimp or dribble around Chris Roy.
Third, these teams are pretty well balanced with talent…based on previous performances**…and designed to allow just about any team a chance to win
Cubed: Otto, Ball, Schukraft
NHL: Eric Marshall, Gary, Tom McParland
NH: Chris Roy, Chris Heffernan, Danno
Byfield Newbury Little League: Eric Lapham, Jason Madden, Tom Gustafson
Hoosiers: JP, Mike Graf, Chris Doyle
Diplomatic Corps****: Eric Shimp, Patrick, Ben Moeling
* revisions based on attendance, injuries, and lobbying are probably to be expected…
** if the Grey Ghost runs this year’s triathlon, we’ll shake this all up again….
*** one team’s “Third Wheel” is a legit PG/2-Guard, making that team an early favorite…as I edit this, considering how I may have to break that team up….damn….
**** yeah, its pathetic that Eric Shimp and I still cling to our Foreign Service days like some striped-pants badge of honor…but you’ll be happy we do when you crush us on the court