The 18th annual Danny Rumph Classic concludes Monday night as the Penn State alumni backcourt of Tony Carr and Lamar Stevens lead LOE against Rumph Vinny Simpson and 8EYE.
The two teams played each other in their Rumph openers on Thursday as 8EYE pulled off a 60-57 victory without Simpson.
Simpson has been on a tear since his Friday debut and now finds himself in his fourth-straight Rumph final.
8EYE has been filled with stars this weekend as Jordan “Jelly Walker (Sunday), “Bball” Paul Reed (Thursday and Saturday) and Isaiah Todd (Thursday and Friday) have all suited up alongside Khalif Meares and company.
After narrowly defeating LOE on Thursday, beating them for a second time will be a tough task for 8EYE.
While Carr and Stephens have hit their stride, former Rider wing Ahmad Gilbert has been a deadly third option for the team making its Rumph debut.
The lefty has had a size advantage all weekend, and his jump shot has become more automatic as the days pass.
Both 8EYE and LOE are teams worth watching as presently constructed, but there’s always a surprise or two at the Rumph finals that spice things up an extra few notches.
In a battle consisting of a Rumph mainstay making its championship debut against a team making its tournament debut, the game is sure to be filled with emotion, intensity and fireworks.
Although both teams have played high levels of basketball all weekend long, only one with leave the gym as the 2023 Danny Rumph Classic Champion.