More Impressive Dominance: Patriots or Ball So Hard?
TEMPE OPEN: Week 2 Power Rankings
By Dakota Browning-Dudley | Tempe Media Associate
1. Ball So Hard (0-0)
Do we really need to talk about this one? Until someone beats them, they’ll be penciled in for as top dog.
2. Gilbert All-Stars (1-0)
This team could low key go for 200 this season. Fred, Jordan and Tae are all constant threats to go for 50 and I don’t think Christian Bower has missed a shot in 2019. The one weakness for this team could be Terry’s aptitude for ending up on the wrong side of a highlight.
3. “Team Motley” (1-0)
A fitting name for this motley crew of hoopers. With 40/12/6 in his debut, it looks like Davonty Craven is the truth. He turned it on the clutch to lead this new group to a win in Week 1. He’s not the only option for the squad though, as they looked good top to bottom.
4. AZRA Suns (0-1)
After suffering the closer of the two losses, we’ll slide the AZRA Suns into the 4 spot. An embodiment of modern basketball, these guys will live and die by the 3-point shot. When the shots were falling, they looked nearly unstoppable. A cold streak towards the end of the game held the team from starting off with a win but they shouldn’t be winless for long.
5. Never Off Work (0-1)
Never Off Work unfortunately did not go to work in Week 1, falling to the Gilbert All-Stars. This team has championship contender level talent and plenty of experience. It’s only Week 2 but after first seeing this roster, I didn’t imagine I’d be placing this team in the bottom half of the power rankings.
6. Tempe All-Stars (0-0)
Defending their Tempe home-court is gonna be tough for these guys. However, I haven’t seen many games where Tempe’s version of James Harden, Donté Medder, hasn’t kept his team in a position to win. Success for them this season will really depend on who they round out the roster with.
7 p.m. - “Team Motley” vs Tempe All-Stars | Tempe All-Stars by 7
8 p.m. - Tempe All-Stars vs Ball So Hard | Ball So Hard by 18
9 p.m. - AZRA Suns vs Never Off Work | AZRA Suns by 4