Philly basketball community runs deep at the Rumph Classic

The Danny Rumph Classic is really a community event.   There just happens to be an uber competitive basketball game in the middle of the gym featuring some of the greatest players to pass through the city of Philadelphia playing alongside numerous household names.   A sold out Tom Gola Arena at La Salle University… Continue reading Philly basketball community runs deep at the Rumph Classic

Team Rex 6 secures first Rumph Classic title in double OT thriller

After five days of high-level basketball, Team Rex 6 were the ones to hoist the championship trophy, closing out a 128-119 double overtime thrilling upset win over Team Chuck Ellis Workouts.   Wali Hepburn was selected as MVP finishing with 28 points, 9 boards and 7 assists. His dominant performance was complete in leading his… Continue reading Team Rex 6 secures first Rumph Classic title in double OT thriller

The next generation is helping make the Rumph possible

The Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation’s motto, save the next bright star, is most clear in the next generation of basketball players who help make the tournament possible.   Jessie Moses, Xzayvier Brown, Keron Booth Jr., Kaseen Watson, Kareen Watson, Sam Brown, Justin Moore and Olin Chamberlain are just a few of the kids who,… Continue reading The next generation is helping make the Rumph possible

Team Chuck Ellis advances to Rumph Classic final

Team Chuck Ellis Workouts will be advancing to the Rumph Classic final after a dominant first half performance opened up the game in Sunday’s semi final, eventually closing out a 114-62 win over Team Rumph Center.   Ellis’ squad will take on Team Rex 6 in the tournament’s final Monday night.    Thanks to a… Continue reading Team Chuck Ellis advances to Rumph Classic final

Team Chuck Ellis advances to semifinal

After kicking off the Rumph Classic with a narrow one point loss to PF Workouts, Chuck Ellis called in reinforcements and they did not disappoint. Chuck Ellis Workouts got their sweet revenge and pulled themselves out of the losers’ bracket riding their stars.   For NBA fans it’s a rare sight to see Montrezl Harrel… Continue reading Team Chuck Ellis advances to semifinal

Team Rex 6 wins the battle of the unbeatens

Written by: Josh Safran   Without a doubt the most intense game of the tournament to this point.  Momentum swings, poster jams and a squandered opportunity in the closing minutes for Team Rumph Center.   Team Rex 6 has earned a spot in the championship game, narrowly beating Rumph Center by a score of 70-66. … Continue reading Team Rex 6 wins the battle of the unbeatens

Team Chuck Ellis brought reinforcements in Day 3 victory

Written by: Josh Safran   Montrezl Harrell, Lou Williams, and Sindarius Thornwell took the court for Team Chuck Ellis Workouts against a Blue Magic team who were down a man and still almost got upstaged by Tywain McKee.   Harrel and Williams traded rim rattling dunks in the first, building a massive lead that would… Continue reading Team Chuck Ellis brought reinforcements in Day 3 victory

PF Workouts advances with morning win

Written by: Josh Safran   Aside from the monster jams and killer crossovers, the best part of the Rumph has been the one-on-one matchups that arise during games.  One of the tourney’s best came in the form of Malcolm Richardson vs. the world in day three’s first win or go home game.   A step-back… Continue reading PF Workouts advances with morning win

Rumph’s mother has fostered a culture of generosity

After Danny Rumph passed away in 2005, his mother, Viola Owens dove into researching the signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.   Owens, better known as Ms. Candy, put together little cards that read “sometimes it’s not the flu” with bullet points on the back containing all the research she had done. She was putting the cards… Continue reading Rumph’s mother has fostered a culture of generosity

2021 Rumph Classic: Night 2 Recap

The Friday night special of the Rumph Classic was headlined Lou Williams chasing history in the first game of the evening.   The 3-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year poured in an astounding 53 points, just 18 shy of the tournament record, 71 points, set by Rasheim Wright in 2008.   Williams was seemingly… Continue reading 2021 Rumph Classic: Night 2 Recap