JD Shaw: 14-year NBA veteran Amir Johnson has signed in the TBT with The Money Team, a group ran by Floyd Mayweather. Johnson has seen action in 870 NBA games and last played in 2018-19 with Philadelphia.
Maybe the coolest thing from opening night of #TBT2019… @IsaiahAustin’s return to hooping in the States! A special moment that we’re proud to have been a part of! Oh yeah, and he reminded everyone that he’s still got it! @BaylorMBB
“My wife had to drive her car under the arena, pick me up, and I drove out a secret tunnel,” said Fredette, who won the Wooden Award during his final season in Provo, Utah, in 2011. “But people figured out where the secret tunnel was, and when we started going out, they would all hit our car and cheer us on. That’s when you knew it was getting big.” Fredette’s celebrity now is not quite at that same level, but he anticipates a slice of that rock-star reception when he leads Team Fredette in the Super 16 of The Basketball Tournament, a winner-take-all event with a $2 million prize awaiting the victor, in Atlanta this weekend.
Fredette is among those hoping to capitalize on the exposure to catch the attention of NBA personnel. Multiple scouts will be in attendance in Atlanta, according to TBT organizers. “We have 33 players with NBA experience playing in our Super 16, many of which are on their way back into the NBA,” said TBT founder Jon Mugar. “In addition to them, we have several others playing at a NBA level. Our teams are the most cohesive and organized they’ve ever been. Everyone knows what it takes to win TBT at this point, and every single team is convinced they’re going to.”