Rumors of a 108 degree heat index are surely enough to discourage anyone from leaving the house. Playing basketball on the hot asphalt on a hot day such as this, with the heat advisory calling for families not to leave their homes, was the day for the 1st Xtreme Basketball Xhibitions 1st Competition held July 7-8 2012 at the African American Festival. This didn’t stop the players or the fans from coming out and seeing what the “XBX” was all about.
Players mimicking birds splashing their upper bodies in ice tubs provided by Powerade and spectators had paper fans and wet towels dipped in the ice tubs, kept cool and made it through both days with no heat exhaustion cases. The XBX made a successful debut in front of thousands of spectators on the hottest day of the summer. Thanks to our players, staff, Sponsors and Partners that contributed, Powerade, Xtreme Procision, Army, and Under Armour we were able to make it a success.
So here we were on this sizzling day hidden on the backside of the festival away from all of the action, we could actually see each spectator become a fan 1 at a time as they walked up. The platform for this event was scaled to timing, space and location. It was in conjunction with the African American Festival and was new to this space. By Sunday evening, the XBX had become the main event (pre-show.)
25 of the best players in the North Atlantic Region (PG County, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and NY) participated in showing the onlookers what the XBX is about and making it one to remember. The battle over which city has the best ballers, bragging rights, high flying dunks, record breaking shooting streaks and the competitive natures of 25 guys in the blazing sun, stamped the credibility of the XBX that it has a space in basketball entertainment and competition!
In the end, Corey Allmond (PG “The Winner”) and Terry Hosley (Baltimore) made it to the 1-on-1 finals in which the 2 players battled hard to be ranked as the #1 1-on-1 player of this region. Corey Williams (NY) and Ameer Ali (PG) played in the 1-on-1 Main Event that simulated a heavyweight title fight fell short of this game being the Championship because of their lower point totals, but this was the best game of the evening and Corey Williams walked away with the win of this 1-on-1 barn burner. Corey Allmond (PG “Shootout Winner) and Brandon “Wings” Russell (DC Dunk Winner) battled it out in both the shooting and dunk finals. Corey won the shootout w/ an impressive display of dead eye shooting at 1 point making 17 in a row on his way to setting the record with 74 points. Brandon “Wings” Russell showed why they call him wings by winning the dunk competition showing a lot of air under his windmills and an alley oop thrown by (former And 1 player and Baltimore XBX Player) Andre “Silk” Poole from the Powerade station, that bounced once and connected with the backboard before Brandon caught it on the baseline side and threw it home. In the Finals of the 3-on-3 PG defeated Baltimore and became the 2012 XBX Competition Champs with the highest overall point’s total.
Congratulations to Corey Allmond of Prince Georges County (NBDL 2012) for getting MVP and also leading Prince Georges County's team to the top as the overall point total winners of the 1st Xtreme Basketball Xhibition (Baltimore finished in 2nd place). Corey and the Prince George County team has set the tone by posting the 1st high scores as records and stats for all XBX competitors to be ranked by in future XBX Competitions.
Final Results Overall Point Totals:
- PG County – 410
- Baltimore – 373
- DC – 285
- New York – 216
- Philadelphia – 200
PG County 1-on-1 Champion:
Corey Allmond Dunking Champion:
Brandon “Wings” Russell Shooting Champion:
Corey Allmond MVP:
Corey Allmond All XBX Team:
Corey Allmond “PG County”
Corey “Homicide” Williams “New York”
Andre “Silk” Poole “Baltimore”
Terry Hosley “Baltimore”
Ameer Ali “PG County” Location:
M & T Bank Stadium
Home of the Baltimore Ravens and location for the African American Festival with attendance of over 350,000 Weather:
108 degrees Teams:
DC, PG County, Baltimore, Philadelphia & NY Players:
We have some of the best amateur basketball players in the world here representing for their respective cities to showcase their talents as well as to claim the spot as the XBX's Best. The best talent around from the likes of DC's own Hugh "Baby Shaq" Jones, Baltimore's Andre "Silk" Poole, and New York's Corey "Homicide" Williams, to name a few have participated. We even had NCAA record holders involved with Corey "DC Sniper" Allmond (Sam Houston State) and Jamar "Silent Assassin" Board (University of Pikeville). Moving forward, there are millions of amateur players on the streetball and minor league circuit that are waiting to take advantage of this opportunity and it is here for them. The XBX is a Nationwide Competition and is growing rapidly. For information on participating as players, vendors, volunteers and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at Admin@thexbx.com
- What's your name and Nickname? HOMICIDE
- How did you get your nickname? killin the competition in NYC. Taking out every moving target in the streets of NYC
- What can people expect to see when they see you play? aggression, and a point to prove. i play with a chip on my shoulder
- What's the biggest game that you have ever played in? At Dyckman Park when Jim Todd (Ast. Coach for Toronto Raptors) came to watch me play, That game got me "DIRECTLY into NBA Training Camp With Toronto Raptors".
- Have you played in any major basketball/Streetball leagues? Rucker Park, Dyckman Park, Kingdome, Pro CityNYC,
- What are you best known for? penetrating to the rim and finishing, and killing the competition
- Why should you be considered as one of the best Basketball/Streetball players in the world? I should be considered the best streetball player over the last decade because of my body of work since 2000, You don't have to like me but you will respect me. I've had 3 sneaker deals, K1X(own signature shoe sold in foot locker world wide), Brand Jordan( 1st street ball player to be sponsored by Brand Jordan, currently with Above The Rim basketball Brand. I'm now in the New NYC Basketball film "Doin It InThe Park" Directed my Bobbitto Garcia and Kevin Coulio. No street ball player has done that
- What's makes you official? read the answer to number 7
- Your Top 5 Streetball team of All Time? Mc Nasty, Predator, Terminator, Seth Marshall, Ty Dangerous
- Words or quote you live by? "I've lost more than I've won, I just won at the rite times..."
Being clutch starts with visioning yourself making the shot before the opportunity presents itself. What helps most clutch performers is confidence & preparation. When you prepare yourself by repetitiously working on shots and game situations, your confidence level rises because you have done it so many times. When the game comes, you vision yourself making this shot because you have done it so many times before, that's the confidence. all you want is to get the ball. there is no pressure. repetition is the key to consistency and becoming a clutch shooter!
shooting is a place of comfort. a lot of coaches change a players shot and form to get a better trajectory on the shots path, but truth be told... if it never becomes comfortable, you will never be a good shooter. shooting comes from comfort and confidence gained from repetition and muscle memory. you know how a good shot feels and it's a natural and comfortable motion.
AN EXAMPLE OF THIS IS REGGIE MILLER. HIS ELBOW IS NOT LINED UP WITH HIS BODY OR POINTING TO THE BASKET. HIS PALM IS ALSO ON THE BALL. A LOT OF PLAYERS TODAY ARE NOT COMFORTABLE SHOOTING THE TEXT BOOK STYLE. BODY STRUCTURE ALSO PLAYS A BIG ROLL IN THAT. THE KEY HERE IS HE IS SQUARED UP AND SHOOTING THE WAY THAT IS COMFORTABLE FOR HIM. HE IS ONE OF THE BEST TO EVER SHOOT IT! IT'S NOT THE START, IT'S THE FINISH.
tHE XBX qualifier IS WHERE AMATEUR BASKETBALL PLAYERS WILL COME AND GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE CHOSEN TO COMPETE IN THE NATIONAL XBX CHAMPIONSHIPS IN WASHINGTON D.C. ON THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 11-13. THE COMPETITION WILL BE FOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS WHO LIKE TO COMPETE AND HAVE A SPECIALTY. SHOOTERS, BALL HANDLERS, FREESTYLERS, DUNKERS, ONE-ON-ONE, 3-ON-3 AND SKILLED PLAYERS. MAKING IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIS IN NOVEMBER WILL GIVE YOU THE CHANCE TO BE SPONSORED AND WIN A CASH PRIZE. SIGN UP TODAY TO LOCK IN YOUR SPOT. EARLY REGISTRATION IS FREE. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Lonnie Harrell is giving players a chance to keep their dream going.
September 20, 2011 – A veteran of collegiate, professional minor league and exhibition basketball ranks, Lonnie Harrell has had his ups and downs in the sport, experience that has developed knowledge first hand of the sport's business side. Accordingly, he knows what it feels to be on the proverbial periphery of the sport, i.e. playing organized hoops post high school, some for money, yet not quite getting his big break.
With the Xtreme Basketball Xhibition, Harrell had developed an idea to help talented players live their dream, and possible make a living doing it.
“Things happen for a reason” shared Harrell recently via telephone during a break from his First Class Sports Academy, of what led to his XBX vision. “Everything is a win… (setbacks) are just a stepping stone for the next step”.
Of this vision, which took him “four years to make it complete”, Harrell realized “skills can be a showcase”. (Read More)
Who will be ranked #1 in the starting polls at the 2011 XBX Championships in Washington, D.C. November 11th 2011? Here is your chance to vote for your favorite player to see if he will start the xbx championships off as the #1 ranked player in his respective specialty. That spot will then be his to defend. there are four categories to vote for players. You can even vote for a player that's not listed. Go to the Players page and vote at the bottom of the page and help us pick who's #1 !
Above the Rim's athlete corey "homicide" williams New York City's hitman, in this new add for the resurgence of a brand that we've missed for a couple years. glad to see them RISING back and ready to make a statement. aBOVETHERIM.COM
Macleem Sports has announced that they will be sponsoring Hughe Jones aka Baby Shaq as he competes in the 2011 XBX Championships in Washington, D.C. TourHugh "baby Shaq," of the And1 Mixtape tour and well known Streetballer was just featured (and started) in the Goodman League vs. Drew League game featuring top NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant. Hugh has also just won the crown in the Red Bull "King of the Rock" D.C. and will move on to the Finals on the Rock, "Alcatraz!" When XBX asked Hugh "What's his favorite move," he said simply, "Winning!" Stay tuned for more on Hugh and his road to the XBX Championships as one of the top rated 1-on-1 players in the country.