GBA participated in the National Prep School Invitational in Providence, Rhode Island, finishing 2-2 against some of the top prep schools in all of the United States, Canada, and Finland. Illya Tyrtyshnyk shot lights out from beyond-the-arc, averaging 13.5 PPG over the course of the tournament. Roberts Blumbergs was named to the All-Tournament team, nearly averaging a double-double with 9.5 PPG and snatching double-digit rebounds every game he played.
Aside from the tournament, the GBA players had the opportunity to explore New York City. They visited the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, and the Statue of Liberty. Most of the players have never visited New York City, and had great experiences to share. According to GBA Forward Yoro Sidibe, "The most surprising part of NYC were the buildings. I didn't know there were buildings that big in the world, and it was great to be around". Most GBA players have aspirations of playing college basketball, and the team had the opportunity to see a Division I college basketball game firsthand as Seton Hall hosted the Butler Bulldogs, head coach Julian Betko's alma matar. Betko's former team defeated Seton Hall 61-54.
The team also visited Massachusetts to see the Boston Celtics play against the Orlando Magic. After the Celtics defeated the Magic, GBA players and coaches visited to Boston's locker room to hear a message from Celtics' coach Brad Stevens, who coached Betko at Butler.
The trip to America was surely an unforgettable experience for the players. They will need to recover from jet lag quickly, as the GBA Men's team takes on Pilsen at 18:30 on Wednesday at GBA.
The Get Better Academy will be heading to New York this weekend to play in the National Prep School Invitational basketball tournament. The tournament will take place at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. Some to the best prep schools from all over America and Canada will be competing in the tournament, and GBA will be joined by Helsinki Basketball Academy from Finland as the tournament's European invitees.
The NPSI tournament has hosted some of the top basketball talent the world has to offer. NBA stars DeAndre Jordan, Hassan Whiteside, Steven Adams, Andre Drummond, Isaiah Thomas, Thon Maker, and Andrew Wiggins are among the few professional players that have played in the annual tournament. There will be coaches from over 100 Division I NCAA basketball coaches in attendance, and even more from the DII, DII, and junior college level. GBA players will be getting exposure from coaches from universities all over the USA.
On their American trip, the GBA players will also check out some of the best sights NYC has to offer, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. The team will also watch Seton Hall play against head coach Julian Betko's alma matar Butler University. That will not be the only reunion for Betko, as they will also head to Boston to watch the Boston Celtics take on the Orlando Magic. Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens was serving his first season as head coach for Butler University in Betko's senior season. Betko was team captain for the team that ended up competing in the NCAA March Madness Tournament, losing in overtime to #2 seed Tennessee after defeating South Alabama in the opening round.
The GBA will open the tournament against TRC Academy from Ontario, Canada on January 26 at 7:15PM east-coast time.
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|Thursday||WKK Wroclaw||Czech U18||56||53|
|Thursday||ALBA Berlin||Joventut Badalona||55||75|
|Thursday||GBA Prague||Fenerbahce Istanbul||69||53|
|Thursday||Zalgiris Kaunas||Crvena Zvezda||87||46|
|Friday||Fenerbahce Istanbul||ALBA Berlin||68||65|
|Friday||Czech U18||Zalgiris Kaunas||62||60|
|Friday||Joventut Badalona||GBA Prague||81||74|
|Friday||Crvena Zvezda||WKK Wroclaw||84||60|
|Saturday||Fenerbahce Istanbul||Joventut Badalona||71||76|
|Saturday||Crvena Zvezda||Czech U18||78||59|
|Saturday||GBA Prague||ALBA Berlin||59||51|
|Saturday||WKK Wroclav||Žalgiris Kaunas||54||62|
|Sunday||Alba Berlin||Czech U18||82||57|
|Sunday||Fenerbahce Istanbul||WKK Wroclaw||62||76|
|Sunday||GBA Prague||Crvena Zvezda||75||70|
|Sunday||Joventut Badalona||Zalgiris Kaunas||70||62|
|1st place||Joventut Badalona|
|2nd place||Zalgiris Kaunas|
|3rd place||GBA Prague|
|MVP||Arlauskas Martynas (Zalgiris Kaunas)|
|All Stars||Jakubatis Rokas (Zalgiris Kaunas)|
|Tyrtyshynk Illia (GBA)|
|Arlauskas Martynas (Zalgiris Kaunas)|
|Welsch Marek (GBA)|
|Gonzales Eik (Joventut Badalona)|