King and Duck Continue Their Dominance
KING OF PRUSSIA: Week 3 Power Rankings
By Kenny Brown | King of Prussia League Coordinator
1. King and Duck (2-0)
King and Duck have a choke hold on the No. 1 spot after another solid team win. Having won two of the last three league Championships King and Duck seems to get better and better every week. They have two former league MVP’s in Marcus Gaskins and Anthony Bennett, they added big man Ty Teasley and the rich get richer. This team will be tough to knock off the top spot.
2. Monstars (2-0)
The Monstars take the No. 2 spot and just two weeks into the season seem to be finding their groove. Captain Mike Sidebotham convinced the original Monstar former MVP Kyle Dolby to return from injury and assembled a team to get the Monstars back to the championship game to pursue another Banner. Team continuity will be the key to their run.
3. Sunline (1-1)
Sunline takes the third spot in the power rankings even after a tough loss in Week 2 they still have the deepest team in the league. With 10 players on their roster Captain Mark Lepine returns lead guard Donte McDaniel, and former MVP Pete Martignetti wanted to make sure the depth was there this season. New additions Adbiel Ortiz, Shawn Hliwski, and Paul Matthews gives them just that. They get out and run they play hard and they play aggressive basketball. This team will be dangerous all season long.
4. Hit Squad (1-1)
The Hit Squad take the fourth spot after a tough loss to the reigning champs in Week 2. Captain Kenny Brown assembled a team of veteran versatile players with high basketball IQ’s to compete with the younger more athletic teams in the league. The big men Phil Cavalcante and Larry Tape Jr can post you up, hit the jumper mid and long range and they can take you off the dribble. Guards Mike Monroe and Adam Schwamburger run the show but can create and knock down the three. This team has all the parts needed to get it done and will make some noise this fall season.
5. KOP’s Finest (1-1)
KOP’s Finest take the fifth spot in the power rankings after a big win in Week 2 using their speed and athleticism to get up and down the floor for easy buckets. Guards Stephen Coachi and Mekhi Clemons might be the best 1-2 punch in the league and put the league on notice that they are here for the long haul.
6. Injured List (1-1)
The Injured list got their first win in Week 2 and looked good doing it, but the team name has come to fruition as big time scorer Jeff Miller ruptured his calf a few days after the teams big league win running pickup ball Saturday morning. Back to the Injured list Jeff goes and this team of all stars loses their best shooter and arguably their best player. They still have loads of talent with Mike Zhadkevich, Chris Shelton, Eric Straub and big man/deep threat Tom Dellafranco. I still see this squad competing for the Fall Championship Banner.
7. Pippen Aint Easy (0-2)
Pippen Aint Easy takes the seventh spot in the Power Rankings and have realized early on the winning Aint Easy in this League. They have great guard play with Joe Colangelo and veteran deep threat Alex Riley but lack the inside presence to control the boards. Team chemistry is lacking on this team but can be rectified if they want to get on the winning side of things. Ball movement and making the extra pass will be something to look for.
8. Maverace (0-2)
Team Maverace, the new kids on the block, are sitting in the basement right now having lost their first two games this season. This team has lots of youth and energy but no size. They have lived and died by the jump shot and which tends to create long rebounds and easy buckets for their opponents. Can these online business owners pull it together and get a win?