Former Flyers teaming up again for shot at $2 million first prize

Oliver, Sanford and Pierre will come home after seasons in Europe for event


Three former Dayton Flyers, all of whom were members of the Elite Eight team in 2014, will play together in The Basketball Tournament for the second straight year.

Devin Oliver, Vee Sanford and Dyshawn Pierre will play for the Broad Street Brawlers. Last year, the team advanced to the second round.

The Basketball Tournament is a 72-team, five-on-five, single-elimination event with a prize of $2 million for the winning team. Fans determine which teams make the field by voting. The games begin in July.

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Broad Street’s roster also includes: Justin Harper (Richmond); Justin Edwards (Kansas State); and Darrius Garrett (Richmond).

 

Oliver, Pierre and Sanford have all continued their basketball careers in Europe.

Oliver is playing for Olimpija in Slovenia for the second straight season. He averages 14.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists. His team begins play in the finals of the Nova KBM League on Saturday.

Sanford played in France for the Antibes Sharks this season. He averaged 14.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists. 

Pierre played for Dinamo Sassari in Italy this season. He averaged 7.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists.

 

Season 2 Highlights! 🎬

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