Meet the 2023 Pro-Am Basketball Classic Team

The Danny Rumph Classic is back in Los Angeles for the second running of the Pro-Am Basketball Classic at King Drew Magnet High School in Los Angeles.

Opening the PABC is Team Rumph against the Brunson League from Baltimore at 5 p.m. PST. They’ll take the floor again at 8 p.m on Thursday against the Drew League. The PABC championship game will be held Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.

All games will be streaming on the BallisLife Youtube page.

Before the action gets underway, meet the roster and coaching staff representing the Rumph Classic.

Shannon Givens, played at ANC before transferring to the Fels School for his senior season. The younger Givens brother and defensive stalwart played at Drexel and West Chester, now representing Team Rumph Center.

Samme Givens, went from Academy of the New Church to Drexel to enjoying a lengthy overseas career. He’s representing Team Rumph Center. 

Wali Hepburn, originally from South Philly and a Neumann-Goretti graduate, helped lead Rex 6 to a Rumph championship in the team’s debut year.

Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, hailing from southwest Philly, played at Neumann-Goretti then Villanova as a key member of their 2018 national championship team. Cosby-Roundtree runs with CTC in the Rumph Classic.

Mo Watson Jr, the Philly Public League’s second all-time leading scorer from Boy’s Latin is another representative of Team Rumph Center.

Terrence Roderick Jr., who plays with Blue Magic in the Rumph coming from Allen High School then the University of Alabama.

Tyree Corbett, a new addition to the PABC Rumph team who played at Coppin State then the University of Denver.

Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson, a 2013 Temple grad who spent this past season playing overseas in Finland. This is the Chester natives first time in the PABC.

Sharif Bray, is one of the co-founders of the Rumph Classic and one of Rumph’s childhood best friends. He played at Cheyney University by way of Central High School. Bray famously buried a game winner in the 2011 Rumph Classic Championship.

Chuck Ellis (Coach), who regularly coaches Team Chuck Ellis Workouts. In addition to being on Holy Family’s coaching staff, Ellis makes an impact in the community training local players from high school all the way up to the NBA.

Sharif Hanford (Coach), is one of the co-founders of the Rumph Classic, one of Rumph’s childhood best friends and coach of Team Rumph Center. His involvement in the growth of the Pro-Am has been paramount.

Scoop Jardine (Coach), a South Philly native who played at Neumann-Goretti and Syracuse. He’s considered the heart of Team Rex 6’s championship squad. Jardine now coaches at Los Angeles Trade Technical-College.