We are a third of the way through the B2 season, and we have 4 teams at 2-1 in this stacked league. Even Kar-chun Network, who lost Donald Breault early in the season to a knee injury (who still expects to come back this season), has looked solid despite their 0-3 record. For this post, I will give you my power rankings through 3 weeks and give out some early candidates for the MVP award.
First 2 Out
6. Kar-chun Network (0-3)
KN comes in last at 0-3, but has improved from last year a great deal. The addition of John Welch and Ryan Donovan has given them a dynamic outside game that should get them a couple of wins IF Donald Breault is able to come back this season. Their sole big man went down with a serious knee injury, if he’s able to come back and man the middle for KN, they can upset a few teams and get into the top 4.
Team MVP: Ryan Donovan – 13.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 3.0 apg
5. Cheddar Cheddar Gnar Gnar (1-2)
The defending champs find themselves in a similar spot at last year, playing borderline .500 basketball. They were the 5 seed last season, but this season being in 5th place won’t get you in the playoffs. After beating Kar-Chun Network week 1, CCGG has lost their last 2 games by a total of 9 points to two teams in the top 4. If the ball bounces their way on few occasions, we could be talking about CCGG being undefeated, let’s see if they can right the ship for the rest of the season.
Team MVP: Dylan Venell – 18.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.3 spg, 1.3 bpg
This Is Where It Gets Interesting
4. I Hate My Life III (2-1)
These guys land at #4 simply off of their schedule. They lost to The Worst Kind of People but are sitting at 2-1 after beating CCGG and KN. Healy and Lens have been a huge addition to Haas and Roberts, and role player Pat Driscoll has found his teammates with some nice dimes through the first 3 weeks. These guys are just learning how to play together and this team is stacked enough to make a decent run and possibly run the table all the way to the championship
Team MVP: Tim Lens – 21.0 ppg, 6.3 apg, 3.0 spg, 2.3 rpg
3. Channel 4 News Team (2-1)
C4NT has always been a top team with their big 3 of Hammerschmidt, Shea and Goldberg. They usually show up with 4 dudes and play all 40 minutes hard. Their only problem is that they live and die by the three ball and it could come back to haunt them come playoff time. One bad shooting night for these guys and it can be a loss in their column. Nonetheless, Hammer and Shea shoot the lights out and they will ride those two shooters until the wheels fall off.
Team MVPs: Dave Hammerschmidt – 23.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 3.0 apg
Mike Shea – 30.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.0 spg, 2.0 apg
2. Bosstown Ballin’ (2-1)
Nobody knew who these guys were at the beginning of the season, but they made a great first impression beating 4v4 veterans C4NT. Karlens Joas is a stud who is still in High School!! The kid can flat out ball with his Kevin Durant-like frame, and the man in the middle for BB Melo is a guy who isn’t afraid to bang with the rest of the bigs in the league. They suffered their first loss to The Worst Kind of People in a nail biter, but these guys are good enough to make a championship run.
Team MVP: Karlens Joas – 24.3 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 3.3 apg, 2.0 bpg, 1.0 spg
1. The Worst Kind of People (2-1)
These guys have had the toughest schedule out of all the other top 4 teams, playing each of the other top 4 teams and winding up with the best record against them. The big 3 of Bermont, Mazzone and Doyle have been doing their thing since week 1 and they have a legit shot at making a deep run to the title. They never disappoint in the regular season, but something seems to happens to these guys come playoff time. Well, it’s early in the season, there’s plenty of time for drama to unfold. Let’s see what happens.
Team MVP: Fred Bermont – 20.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.7 apg
Karlens Joas (Bosstown Ballin’)
Tim Lens (IHML III)
Royal Healy (IHML III)
Fred Bermont (The Worst Kind of People)
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