F.O.E. escapes Arete Sports, 87-81

Game two of the second day saw Team Family Over Everything stay alive, defeating Team Arete Sports, 87-81. The loss eliminated Arete Sports (0-2) from the tournament. F.O.E. advanced to day three with a 1-1 record.


Across the first three quarters, F.O.E. was in total control, but then Justin Jaworski happened. Jaworski, who went to Perkiomen Valley, then played at Lafayette and played last season with the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League, erupted in the fourth quarter. He scored 21 points in the frame, knocking down five three-pointers, but Arete Sports’ comeback bid fell short. Jaworski finished with a game-high-tying 33 points.


F.O.E. was led by a trio of former Kansas players — Thomas Robinson, the 5th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and NBA veterans Marcus (Los Angeles Clippers) and Markieff Morris (free agent). The three combined for 73 points — Marcus with 33, Markieff with 22 and Robinson with 18. Marcus took home Player of the Game honors. The Morris twins were born in Philadelphia and started their high school careers at Prep Charter.


Arete Sports had some high-level talent on their side as well. Along with Jaworski, former Purdue standout Trevion Williams, now with the Golden State Warriors, suited up for Arete Sports and scored four points.