After partaking in the quarterfinals earlier this week, Kings guard Tyreke Evans is back for the Dyckman Championship game. The contest will feature Team 914 in their first Finals appearance since 2009 along with Evans’ Skull Gang, who eked out another close victory thanks to a 66-61 win over the Brooklyn Stompers. Evans (along with New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith) will try to take home bragging rights and hardware Friday night at 8 p.m.
Evans, who sent the crowd into a tizzy with his reverse 360-layup during the quarterfinals was making his Dyckman debut but the opportunity to play in the Championship game couldn’t be passed up, so the Kings star is back after taking the semi-finals off. Both Evans and Smith have agreed to play, but it’s not known what other surprises Coach Twin has up his sleeves in terms of other potential talent. Twin and his Skullgang squad usually avoid using NBA talent on their roster (when compared to other teams in the tournament) but all bets are off when it comes to the Finals.
Scott Machado and Aaron “The Problem” Williams are both expected to suit up for Team 914 who could also surprise with a couple name NBA talents Friday night. Longwood University Lancer Kirk Williams, who willed Team 914 to the Championship game with 23 of his 25 in the second half is also expected to play.
If you’re not in the New York area, you can still catch the festivities on the Dyckman UStream.