Former St. John’s basketball standout wins another TBT Championship

Former St. John's basketball forward DJ Kennedy (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
Former St. John's basketball forward DJ Kennedy (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images) /

A former St. John’s basketball standout won another TBT Championship in new threads. 

It’s not unusual to see former St. John’s basketball forward DJ Kennedy win a TBT Championship, in fact it’s almost an annual occurrence, but the uniform he was wearing over the last two weeks was a strange sight to see.

Kennedy was a four-time champion with Overseas Elite but the former Red Storm standout switched team and suited up for Boeheim’s Army, the Syracuse alumni team.

Players did not have to attend Syracuse to play on the team, although the majority did, but some St. John’s fans were not happy to see the former Johnnie in the colors of their in-state rival.

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Nonetheless, the No. 3 seed in the tournament prevailed for the first time in the seven years the team has played in the event.

DJ Kennedy played a large role for Boeheim’s Army in the tournament, being third on the team in minutes per game (23.4) and fourth on the team in points per game (5.8).

The former Red Storm forward was also tied as the team’s leading rebounder with Chris McCullough as the two both pulled down 7.0 rebounds per game.

Kennedy was also third in assists (2.0) and steals (0.8) per game.

Former St. John’s basketball standout did not have easy path to championship

It was not a cakewalk to the finals for Boeheim’s Army as the team won its five games by an average of 5.8 points per game but only one of the five games was decided by double-digits.

The winning margin of the other four games was a combined 14 points.

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Tuesday’s Championship Game was just a two point victory, 69-67, over Team 23 needing a three-pointer from Keifer Sykes to win the game via its Elam Ending format.

DJ Kennedy now has five TBT Championships, the most of any player who has participated in the history of the tournament.

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