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Season 11 - Expert Predictions Tuesday,Sep 27 2016


Expert Predictions on Season 11:

Expert:

Champs

Surprise

Bust

Improved

MVP

Marlon

Imaan

The OGz

Eagles

Shafiq

Farhad

Moe H

QF

MP

PPs

Moe H

Bravo

Zak

Imaan

The OGz

Mujahideen

Moe B

Farhad

Fahad

Diplomats

ABs

Eagles

Moe B

Farhad

Munir

MP

ABs

Imaan

Sami Rab

Farhad

Farooq

The OGz

ABs

Imaan

Moe B

Farhad

Season 11 Preview - By Team Monday,Sep 26 2016



1 - Team: Autobots

Known For: Once Loveable full of Team Chemistry ball-club but now all about adding superstars and manipulating the system (legally). Could Captain Fahad be changing the image?

Last Season Finish: Lost in Rd 1 to Imaan.

Notable Addition: Bravo, LJ, and Arif.

Notable Subtraction: Dev and Shah

Season 11 Update: With Dev out and Bravo in, this team has upgraded. For those of you who don’t know Bravo, he is big, strong, and can shoot 3s. Expect a nastier ABs this season ready to take the chip. But before it starts, let’s shed a tear for our brother Devaughn.

Community Prediction: Will finish above 500 and fizzle out in the end due to injuries but will clinch the playoffs but lose in Rd 1.

Captain’s Prediction: Will ride Bravo’s coattail and win another chip. I have to go now to meet with the commish for Ice Cream. psswpsswp

2 – Team: YBD

Known for: New team led by Saffi and Sami who were on Caliphs last season.

Notable Addition: Ethisam, Shak, Ali, Assad, and Shah R.

Notable Subtraction: N/A

Last Season Finish: Caliphs lost to Imaan in the Semis in a thriller.

Season 11 Update: Well Saffi could not 4-Peat in Season 10. Therefore, he has to start over and this time as a Captan of a new team called YBD. While we don’t know what YBD stands for, we do know Saffi picked up his buddies in Ethisam and former TWSS champ teammates in Ali, Assad, etc. As far as what to expect…based on the competition, it doesn’t appear Saffi will be winning another Chip anytime soon.

Community Prediction: Will clinch wildcard but lose.

Captain’s Prediction: The goal is to make it to the playoffs.

3 – Team: Mujahideen

Known for: New Team

Last Season Finish: N/A

Notable Addition: Omar, Usama N, Kawasi, and Shafiq

Notable Subtraction: N/A

Season 11 Update: Omar has taken over a new franchise called Mujahideen and has added his buddy Kawasi and Usama among others. If Usama plays like the old Usama and combine him with MVP Kawasi this could be the sleeper team that wins a lot.

Community Prediction: Will lose in Rd 1. Not enough team defense to compete with the powerhouses. Usama would need to step up his game to a new level for them to go further.

Captain’s Prediction: No prediction. Just looking forward to a fun season.

4 - Team: Eagles

Known For: Season 8 Champs

Last Season Finish: Lost Rd 1 game in a thriller to the PPs.

Notable Addition: Hanny, Waqas, Adam, Andrew, and Randy

Notable Subtraction: Batista, Junior, Ibrahim, Jon. etc.

Season 11 Update: With Farooq at the helm for another season, the Eagles will look to improve from last season’s post season berth. This season, they added big and versatile man Hanny Elsayed along with Adam who is a sharp shooter, as well as Andrew the two-time defensive MVP and Randy who was on the Season 8 Eagles Chip team. Let’s see if the team can gel quickly and do damage. Early feedback is the team has low bbal IQ.

Community Prediction: Will clinch wildcard and advance to Rd 1.

Captain’s Prediction: Because the team is filled with new players it is hard to make a prediction. But we expect to be in the post season and do some damage when we get there. And there will be no 3-Peat for Sy.

5 – Team: Imaan

Known for: Season 10 Champs! Very successful CBL Franchise led by Zak and Tariq.

Notable Addition: None

Notable Subtraction: None

Last Season Finish: Season 10 Champions!

Season 11 Update: The Champs return with the exact same team. With Sayem, Zak and Ahmad healthier, their chances of a repeat have improved. Speaking of repeat, the community does not want to see a 3-Peat for Sayem. Let’s see if Sy can handle the pressure.

Community Prediction: Will lose in the Semis.

Captain’s Prediction: There will be a 3-Peat for Sy.

6 – Team: Maple Park

Known for: Passionate Afghans and Riz.

Last Season Finish: Lost to Caliphs in Rd 1 in a thriller after winning an unbelievable wildcard game on the same night.

Notable Addition: Shafiq and Nabil.

Notable Subtraction: Kash, Pops and Khalid

Season 11 Update: After a roller coaster season where they won and lost in thrilling fashion, the MP are back with Farhad and the legendary Munir. They added Shafiq to help with the offense and also added CBL veteran Nabil. With the new guys in the mix, Maple Park should only improve.

Community Prediction: Will finish well above 500 and advance to the Semis but lose.

Captain’s Prediction: MP All The Way. We are more of a balanced team this season.

7 – Team: Blazers

Known for: New team led by Jean.

Last Season Finish: N/A

Notable Addition: Jean, Usman, Kashif, Anson, Junior, Jerry, Yassir, and Jack

Notable Subtraction: N/A

Season 11 Update: After running with several franchises during his CBL career, Jean has decided to take the captainship and form his own team. The CBL community welcomes him and wishes him good luck. As far as results, it may be tough to compete as the teams this season appear superior. However, with scoring machine Kashif the Blazers may surprise a few folks.

Community Prediction: Will miss the post season.

Captain’s Prediction: Bring it!

8 - Team: Priscilla Panthers

Known For: Led by Muzz and taking their game seriously.

Last Season Finish: Lost in the Finals

Notable Addition: Arwin, Kash, Andy

Notable Subtraction: Kawasi

Season 11 Update: After a very successful run to the Chip game, the PPs look to advance even further. However, it will have to be without Kawasi who joined a new team. They did add Arwin who knows how to play with the best of them. While the team suffered a blow with Ryan’s injury, Captain Muzz is confident the PPs will be just fine.

Community Prediction: Will clinch a playoff spot and be eliminated in Rd 1. The loss of Kawasi will be too much.

Captain’s Prediction: The loss of Ryan hurt but if we fire on all cylinders we will be a force. If I have a great shooting year and Omar plays like he did last season we're in the playoffs. Arvin’s production for his rating is low - hopefully he can bring that up and if Kash can stay healthy and be effective we can be in the finals again.

9 – Team: Queens Finest

Known for: Successful veteran team led by Marlon.

Notable Addition: Moe H

Notable Subtraction: Randy

Last Season Finish: Lost in the Semis to PPs.

Season 11 Update: The team added Moe H and will look to finally get over the Semi Finals hump. With the competition a little stiffer, Moe H’s versatile game could be the difference maker. If he can fill that gap, they got a shot. Meanwhile Femi and Tyrone must not disappear in the Semis.

Community Prediction: Will clinch a playoff spot but will be eliminated in Rd 1.

Captain’s Prediction: Prediction is to be a cohesive unit where no egos exist and we trust the ball moving to the player who is open... with Moe H we now have a true PG who can help everyone play their roles and enjoy the process of winning as a team. We have a bunch of good hearted egoless players who truly believe in the concept of team basketball... our goal is to trust each other and win as a team.

10 – Team: Lights Out

Known for: New Team

Notable Addition: Eli, Sheikh, Hussain, Adnan, etc.

Notable Subtraction: N/A

Last Season Finish: N/A

Season 11 Update: With Shaikh from CBLj assuming the role of a captain for the new team, he looks to field a competitive team. Time will tell how far they go.

Community Prediction: Will Not make the Playoffs.

Captain’s Prediction: None.

11 – Team: Royals

Known for: New Team

Notable Addition: Jon, Alfredo, Sergio, Mike, Juan, Ishan, and Rafael

Notable Subtraction: N/A

Last Season Finish: N/A

Season 11 Update: Jon Ruda is the Captain of this new team. His notable players are scoring machine Rafael and our old buddy Alfredo who can rebound with the best of them. With veterans like Juan and Mike around this team could make some noise. The key is their chemistry and keeping the egos in check. That is a big key for Captain Jon.

Community Prediction: Will Not make the Playoffs.

Captain’s Prediction: It will be a Royal Flush.

12 – Team: Diplomats aka S.W.A.T

Known for: New Team

Notable Addition: Hamdy, Moe B, Maaz, Janick (Batista), Ibrahim, Faiq, and Zia

Notable Subtraction: N/A

Last Season Finish: N/A

Season 11 Update: Captain Hamdy was the first one to form his new team called the Diplomats. He added the likes of the Begawala boys and Batista which shook the CBL30 world and triggered an I can do better approach from all the teams. We know what to expect from the starting five but will the bench be enough to put them over the top and achieve Chip status?

Community Prediction: Season 12 Champs

Captain’s Prediction:

13 – Team: The OGz

Known for: New Team

Notable Addition: Kamil, Pops, Moe Hoque, Mir Khan, Special K, Kirk, and Rahi

Notable Subtraction: N/A

Last Season Finish: N/A

Season 11 Update: Captain Kamil has made one last push to win a chip. He went out and built a great team consisting of guards, forwards, and a center. While his bench is weak, his starting five may be better than any team. The key will be getting the team to buy into team first mentality and building chemistry.

Community Prediction: Will advance to the Finals but lose.

Captain’s Prediction: We have a solid team but weak bench. With Kamil Pops and Sabbir there may not be enough offensive fire power like other benches.


Season 11 - Update Wednesday,Sep 21 2016


Welcome back CBL Community.  This season we have 13 teams and we can expect excitement, fierce competition, parity, and all the great brotherhood.  The key question coming in is:  Will Sy and Imaan 3-peat?  Only time will tell as there are a number of members old and new that want to knock them out!

Over the next few days, the site will be updated to include previews, schedule, and other goodies.  In the meantime, if you are interested in playing, please contact Sean at smost12@hotmail.com.  He is our chief coordinator this season.

Every member has a shot!

All Star Night - RFK Hgh Scool Wednesday,Jun 1 2016


All Star Night Itinerary - Thursday June 2, 2016

3 Pt Contest: 7:55 pm, Contestants

Sayem

Juan

Moe H

CJ

Munir

TBD

Muzz

TBD

 

Wazzap Game: 8:40 pm, Contestants Will be Announced Shortly,

ASG  - 9:15 pm

30+

30-

Sayem

Moe H

Munir

Saffi

Farhad

Omar

Tariq

Maaz

Devaugn

Sami

Correy

Nick

Batista

WAIS

Congrats IMAAN! Friday,May 27 2016


We have Imaan!  Imaan wins the Finals!!!  First ever Chip!

Exclusive Post-Game Photos!


 


 


Finals Preview Thursday,May 26 2016


Match-up: Imaan vs. Priscilla Panthers

Time: 8:30 pm

Date: May 26, 2016

Place: RFK, Flushing Queens

Tagline: The CHIP Game

Season 10 had its share of great moments. We witnessed Maple Park play in arguably two of the greatest games in CBL30 history (vs. Imaan and Caliphs), we saw a lower rated player (Sult aka Shukhan) score 37 points, and of course we saw the same passion we are accustomed to in the post season where majority of the games were not decided till the final minute highlighted by Maple Park’s 83 minute dramatic marathon on opening night of the post season and the Imaan vs Caliphs Semis which went down to the wire.  Also, let’s not forget the introduction of some new brothers such as Ivan, Farhad, etc. 

So now we arrive at the Finals where Imaan will take on the Priscilla Panthers who made CBL30 history by finishing with the best record ever.  The question is can they win one more to reach CBL30 immortality?  They have the personnel in Omar and the great Kawasi and the sharp shooter Muzz.  Will that be enough vs. the awesome foursome of Imaan consisting of Wais, Sayem, Tariq, and Zak?  The community predictions are pretty even.  Some say Imaan has a great shooting team but not enough penetrators and finishers like PPs.  One thing is for sure is that both teams have talented personnel which will make the game very exciting and close.  We expect a doozy with lead changes, ties, and lots of fancy plays.  

Head-to-Head Imaan vs. Priscilla Panthers:

1 – Sayem vs. Muzz. Two of the best shooters beyond the arc will go at it.  Sayem has been consistent with his 3s all season and there is no reason to believe he will stay quiet this game.  Muzz is averaging 4 3s a game and he too will deliver in our opinion.  The question is who will be relied on to score more?  The community thinks its Sy and he will get the edge especially due to Tariq and Zak who will draw a lot of attention.  Edge. IMAAN

2 – Wais vs. Omar. Both men play with a lot of pride and passion.  Their energy is unmatched, as well as their speed for a power forward.  Wais can always find a way to get inside the paint.  Omar is the main igniter for this team. He can easily earn a triple double on any given night.  There is nothing he cannot do and that is why he gets the edge.  Edge: PPs

3 - Tariq vs. Kawasi. Talk about a dream match-up. Two men in their 30s who have seen it all will go head to head.  Tariq can rebound, pass, and shoot.  Kawasi can play lock down D and finish in the paint.  The question is will Tariq spread the floor and force Kawasi to the perimeter?  If so, the edge goes to Tariq.  But the community sees Kawasi playing to his strengths – therefore this is an even match-up of two great players.  Edge: EVEN

4 - Zak vs. Marc. Yes. Zak is a point guard and Marc is a shooting forward.  But we don’t’ see any other matchup for these two.  The edge goes to Zak here as he can drain the 3 and make the key pass when needed.  We feel that is slightly better than Marc who can block shots and rebound.  However, he can’t match Zak’s shooting.  Edge: IMAAN

5 – Ammad vs. Arfan.  Two excellent defenders will round off the starting line-up.  Both of these men are physically and mentally tough.  Every way you look at it they are even.  Size, stature, scoring, defense, and team value.  Edge: EVEN

Bench.

The bench is equal in our opinion.  Imaan has Hasan and Omer.  Hasan can jump for a board and hit the open jumper and lay-up.  PPs have the energetic Maaz and the rough and tough Freddie.  Maaz is confident from the arc and Freddie is not afraid to bang the paint.  Edge: EVEN

Prediction

Although they have a different style on offense and defense, both of these teams are built evenly.  They both can play D and both have sound offenses’.  The community sees this as the greatest finals in the 10 season history of the CBL30. We expect multiple lead changes, ties, dives, put-backs, and even a few not so friendly words.  The X factor will be Kawasi and Sayem, as both of these men have the ability to give their team the edge a team needs in the finals.  Sy with his lightening like shooting and Kawasi with his ability to own the paint.  The victor will be whoever has the better game from the two.  And chances are one of them will be the MVP of the finals.  The community predicts Imaan will finally win their first ever cup in OT in a high scoring dramatic contest.  Score: Imaan 75, PPs 72 in OT. 

Predictions From The Community - Updated Version Wednesday,May 25 2016


CBL30 Season 10 Finals (May 26 @ RFK 8:00 pm): Imaan vs Priscilla Panthers

Predictions from around the community:

Congrats to CBL on its 10th Anniversary. So it all comes down to this one game; I think the 2 most talented teams made it to the finals this season. Zaki Omar and the ageless Imaan team bring their flawless fundamental talents into battle against Captian Muzz and the dynasty-seeking Priscilla Panthers.  Led by Sharp Shooter Sayem Khan and the ever-understated Tariq Yasin, they look to take full advantage of this opportunity.

Matchups worth watching: Imaan Tariq Yasin vs. Panthers Kawasi Ashby, Wais Vs. Panther’s Omar Salama

Scoring leaders: Imaan   SG Sayem Khan (25.11 ppg), Panthers PG  Omar Salama (17.6 ppg)

Why Panthers can win: Imaan doesn’t have a rim protector of Marc and Kawasi’s Caliber. The Panther’s will give Imaan problems by preventing them from scoring in transition and in the paint. Arfan and Omar are disciplined and quick enough to fight thru Imaans screens to prevent Sy’s sharp shooting capabilities.  Panthers win if Muzz makes his 3’s.

Why Imaan can win: Imaan is deeper than the Panthers and have had more consistent outside shooting throughout the playoffs. Muzz and company will have their hands full with the likes of Wais, Tariq (MVP Candidate), Zak, and Sayem (MVP Candidate) all whom had a stellar Western Conference Finals. Yamah , Wais and Tariq will win the battle in the paint as they are more savvy and poised than Panther’s bigs.  Imaan wins if Wais has a double double.

My Prediction: Tough choice but Imaan wins by 5

--Munir, Maple Park

I think both teams are evenly matched but in different ways.  PPs has a running game and an excellent finisher around the rim in Kawasi.  Imaan has an excellent 3pt shooting and hustle defense.  This game will go down to the wire.  The PPs will trail in the first half but will make a comeback in the second half to keep the game close.  Imaan has been closing out games strong this season.  They have done a good job by getting their opponents into foul trouble and grinding out the win.  Therefore I like Imaan.  – Fahad, Captain Autobots

It is really hard to choose because both teams have a big part in CBL30 to win.  But this is Imaan’s season.  They have unfinished business from last season. T and Wais won’t let this chance get away.  With Sy Curry on their side Imaan wins in a buzzer beater by Wais.  – Raheel, Caliphs

Too close to call.  Either way one of my under 30s will win a chip so I am happy.  – Saffi, Caliphs

For me I see the PPs winning because they are more aggressive. – Junior, Team Eagles

My prediction for these two big teams is that it comes down to two factors.  PPs must stop Sy and Tariq and Imaan must stop Kawasi and Omar.  I see the PPs winning 60-54. – Mike P, Captain Chargers

Congratulations to both teams for making the elusive CBL30 Finals.  As it has been stated, getting to the Chip game is never easy despite whatever level you play.  There are so many factors that have to go your way such as health, family, schedule, rust, etc.  My prediction is usually to stay neutral but this time my heart will go with Imaan as they have been paying their dues to CBL for over a decade.  I would love to see Tariq and Zak and their mates finally hoist the cup.  The PPs is a great team and I love the way Omar and Muzz are playing right now but my choice is Imaan by 2pts.  I just hope there is lots of drama (:  – Farooq, Team Eagles

I hope they both lose.  -- Adnan, TWSS

Congratulations to both teams for making the Finals.  I like Imaan by 8. – Janick (Batista), Team Eagles

We know about Omar and Sy.  Omar will get his points but the supporting cast for the PPs will need to show up on both sides to make the game competitive.  Ultimately Imaan may have just a few more weapons that can support the team in case Sy has an off shooting night.  I go with Imaan by 8.  – CJ,Team Eagles

Tough game to call.  Imaan will win because they have significantly improved free throw shooting than prior seasons.  And in my opinion, that will be the deciding factor.  – Sajed, Captain Team Thunder

PPs have athleticism and hard nose defense.  Imaan has lethal sharp shooters and smart defense and size.  Look for Omar to use his speed to pass by his defender and then score or pass to his best shooter Muzz.  PPs win 61-56.  – Ryan, Caliphs

While every matchup is pretty even, there is no answer for Tariq.  I see Imaan winning by 10 pts as they just have too much offense.  – Kamil, Caliphs

Congratulations to both teams for making the Finals.  May the best team win. – Marlon, Queens Finest

Going to be a fight till the end as both teams can put the ball in the hoop.  Conditioning will determine this matchup.  Who will fatigue first?  He with the iron lungs takes the trophy.  – Jon, Team Eagles

Imaan by 12.  Tariq is a beast in the post season. – Shak, TWSS

Imaan by a 4pt victory in a thriller.  Zak goes off as he gets hot as a PG.  Sy pours in 23 hope and Tariq finishes with a triple double.  -- Mussaib, Primetime

Imaan will take it as it is there year.  Will be a close game but they have too many weapons to stop.  PPs won’t be able to stop one without letting the other go off.  Plus Imaan is a strong team with high IQ.  – Mamoon, Team Maple Park

This will be a tough call.  I like PPs by 1. Kawasi refuse to lose.  – Omar, Chargers

What a showdown this is going to be!  I am going to ride the Panthers bandwagon even though Imaan has guys I really respect.  I see an OT thriller.  -- Razi, formerly of MasterMinds and Chargers

I like PPs.  Omar, Kawasi, and Muzz play very well together. I see Omar with a triple double.  – Tyrone, Queens Finest, Former MVP

PPs will win! – Riz, Team Maple Park

My heart says PPs but my mind says Imaan because they took out 3 time champion Saffi and the powerhouse Caliphs squad.  Very hard to bet against the Ego beast right now.  Please drink extra red juice this week PPs. – Shah, Primetime

The PPs rely on slashing and making tough shots but it is their stingy defense and timely rebounding that gives them the edge in this epic Finals match.  Imaan needs to knock down open shots and push the pace, keeping the PPs on their heels.  I predict a back and forth affair with the PPs prevailing 50-47.  – Ibrahim, Team Eagles

PPs win 224-96.  Imaan can’t stop PPs offense.  – Nick, Autobots, Season 6 Champ, Season 7 Bust. 

Congratulations to both teams.  Great brothers on both teams that I wish could win the chip.  Imaan over PPs is what I predict.  Balance and experience will help them to being this season’s champ! – Ali Ladak, Season 9 Champ TWSS

Imaan and the PPs both coming off huge wins.  They were basically top seed all year, so it makes sense they are both in the finals.  And this is going to be a CBL Classic.  Omar vs. Sy, T vs. Marc.  Wais vs Kawasi. I believe the X factor is going to be Muzz.  If he plays the way he has been playing by hitting big shots, the PPs will pull away with the win.  Prediction: 66-62 PPs. – Shukhan, Caliphs

PPs have good composure and I say they will win.  – Zia, TWSS

I must say both teams are championship caliber teams.  In order for PPs to win the chip Man beast must have a great outing and I mean a 30+ scoring output.  Kawasi had an horrific performance against Imaan last post season and that must change.  Imaan can be beaten as they have hard times vs. athletic teams.  Therefore the X factors will be Marc and Twigs for PPs.  I see the PPs winning this as they come in as underdogs.  Final score 55-54 PPs Omar with a buzzer beater.  Dev, Autobots, Season 6 Champ, Voice of CBL Baby! 

I predict PPs with a 5-8 pt win.  The PPs move the ball and is aggressive on their attacks.  Imaan will need to ensure they keep up the pace and is just as aggressive as PPs when driving or shooting 3 pters.  PPs will win because they communicate very well and move the ball the most compared to other teams.  See you soon.  – Corey, Queens Finest

Both teams are playing great basketball.  This will be a close game that will be decided in the last few minutes.  Imaan will win by a narrow margin due to their shooting.  – Shanni, Maple Park, Season 1 Champ with the Bandits

Congratulations to both teams for making the Finals.  PPs should know Imaan going to stack the box to stop Kawasi and Omar’s penetration to the basket.  Because both teams have weaknesses that can be exploited, it can be anyone’s game.  It will come down to who executes the game plan.  I have no prediction.  Good luck to both teams. - Pops, Maple Park

This is a tough matchup.  I think PPs probably has the best team but this seems to be Imaan’s season.  I must root for my brother Omer and look for Sy and Tariq to get him a chip.  It will be a high scoring affair.  At the end Sy hits a game winner.  Imaan wins 75-72.  – Amin, Captain Chargers

PPs will win if they play tight mid to full court man-to-man defense.  Especially on made baskets.  This will help break disrupt Imaan’s offensive sets.  Also, they should play tight off the ball denial and showing the pick and rolls.  Rotating and closing out on shooters and forcing them into secondary help of Marc and Kawasi for contested or block shots while limiting offensive rebounds.  On offense they should continue to distribute the ball and have a balanced attack and avoid inadvertent quick shots.   The transition offense will also be a plus for PPs.  I like PPs.  - Jean, Chargers - formerly of PPs.

Omar and Kawasi are a great tag team.  Twigs and Muzz are also good in their respective positions.  Imaan has shown that they can come back and win but playing from behind will finally catch up to them.  I like PPs. – Juan, Primetime

Two great basketball teams with great brothers.  I feel the team that has the most will is going to win. ‘humblebeast’ over ‘egobeast’.  PPs 62, Imaan 59.  – Moe H, Primetime

Five Finals Questions - Priscilla Panthers Captain Tuesday,May 24 2016


1. What is the mood in PPs camp as you get ready for the finals?

MH: Our mood is confident yet gracious for the opportunity humbled by the appreciation for the fans of CBL and Imaan as a team. Panthers know what needs to be done to win we just have to execute.

2. What were the top 3 lessons learned from this post season?  Please elaborate.

MH: Every game this season except for (2) games we were down in some cases down double digits, however with our defense of the paint and 3 point territory and our explosive offense output at times we're never out of any games. As evidenced by TWSS we were down 23 came back and won by 11. In regards to playoffs we faced Eagles, we were down 8 at one point and came back and won. Queens Finest we were down 12 came back and blew them out.

Lesson 1: Trust whats working, we've won 11 straight games

Lesson 2: Never doubt our ability to win despite what the scoreboard says

Lesson 3: FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT, think we have two very clutch players and bar none one of the toughest minded set of guys I've ever played with. All my life I've been fighting and been the underdog, the others on my team share that passion for a good ole fight!

3. Were you surprised that your team only lost one game?

MH: Frankly, yes but also that comes with a caveat. I know when we execute our game and play simple defense the way we can we are capable of going undefeated. 

4. Will playing in RFK - a much smaller school - favor team Imaan?  Will you make any adjustments considering it is a different venue?

MH: No, I am glad we're playing at RFK. With Omar’s speed he's getting to the basket quicker. At QHST he has much more ground to cover on both sides of the ball.  We know Omar has unlimited stamina, Alhumdillah and he is likely the fastest quickest guy barreling down the floor. Only adjustment will be to game plan less around 3's and more focus on quick 2's. You can win or die by the 3 -- we will make sure we give ourselves a fighting chance.

5. What is the plan vs. Imaan on offense and defense?

MH: Pound the middle, take less 3s and let our defense do what we've been doing all year. Stop the 3 Stop the points in paint. Mid-range is the only thing we're willing to give up.

 
 

 

HADITH OF THE DAY
Hadith Of The Week 9/18

Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: Messenger of ALLAH (PBUH) said, "Every day the sun rises charity (sadaqah) is due on every joint of a person: you administer justice between two men is a charity; and assisting a man to mount his beast, or helping him load his luggage on it is charity; and a good word is a charity; and every step you take (towards the mosque) for Salat (prayer) is a charity and removing harmful things from the road is a charity".

Team Standings
Team Win Loss
Autobots 0 0
Blazers 0 0
Mujahideen 0 0
Imaan 0 0
Royals 0 0
Lights Out 0 0
Diplomats 0 0
OGz 0 0
YBD 0 0
Maple Park 0 0
Queens Finest 0 0
Priscilla Panthers 0 0
Eagles 0 0

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