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Manny Alvarez

Rieger, Lyle step up, lead JBA USA to victory in European finale

Team JBA USA needed someone to step up when Jordan Ray left the game in the second quarter with a wrist injury. Harrison Rieger and Deon Lyle stepped in and helped Team JBA USA to a 115-101 victory on Tuesday night against BCM U Pitesti at Oprea Arena in Pitesti, Romania. The victory is the...

Gelo scores 65 points, leads Team JBA USA to victory in Bulgaria

Academic Sofia turned it up a notch from the start of the game. Unfortunately for them, so did LiAngelo Ball. Gelo carried the workload on offense and scored 65 points to lead Team JBA USA to a 138-133 victory over Academic Sofia on Friday night at St. George International School in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ball 65...

Rieger performance not enough as Team JBA USA winning streak ends in Macedonia

BY: Manny Alvarez/JBA USA Writer Skopje, Macedonia – Team JBA USA fell from behind quickly to start the game. Although they made a comeback, the 24 point deficit was too much to overcome. The 12 game winning streak came to an end with a 129-122 loss to Rabotnicki KK on Wednesday evening at the Telecom Arena...

Gelo, Hollis keep JBA USA win streak alive with another lopsided win in Turkey

Although the 38 point victory on Saturday was great, Team JBA USA moved on and put their focus on their next opponent. Basically, tonight was just rinse and repeat for JBA USA. Curtis Hollis messed around and got his second straight triple double to lead JBA USA to a 154-130 victory over Sigortam.net ITU Basket...

Ray and Hollis keep Team JBA USA flying in lopsided victory in Istanbul, Turkey

BY: Manny Alvarez/JBA USA WRITER Istanbul, Turkey – After spending the entire day in an airport and on an airplane with a four hour time change, the concern was that Team JBA USA was going to get jetlagged. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Behind Jordan Ray 47 points and 10 assists, Team JBA...

J-Ray leads JBA USA through adversity in England, extending winning streak

BY: Manny Alvarez/JBA USA Beat Writer Leicester, England – Normally, the saying goes that someone has to step up to the plate for their teammates. But tonight, in an adversity type moment, several players stepped up in Team JBA USA 123-117 victory over the Loughborough Riders at the Morningside Arena on Thursday afternoon in Leicester, England....

No revenge for London as Melo and Ray keep JBA USA winning streak alive

With revenge on the mind of the London Lions, Team JBA USA came ready to go, but the injury bug got in the way. Luckily, LaMelo Ball and Jordan Ray stepped up and kept Team JBA USA on top in their 151-137 victory over London at the Copper Box Arena in London, England on Saturday...

Team JBA USA prepare for highly anticipated matchup in London

BY: MANNY ALVAREZ/JBA WRITER London, England – The Ball Brothers are coming back to London and they are bringing their squad with them. Team JBA USA will be taking on the London Lions on Saturday, November 3rd at the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Tickets went on sale on October 12th and the...

JBA USA impresses Kanye West, extends winning streak in Belgium

BY: MANNY ALVAREZ/JBA WRITER Limburg, Belgium – The fans at the Sporthal Lakevelo Arena were expecting a fun high scoring game with JBA USA in their town. They got their wish and got so much more. In front of hip-hop superstar Kanye West, Team JBA USA defeated HUBO Limburg United Academy 163-138 on Tuesday night in...

Hollis and Springer emerging as Team JBA USA go-to stars

BY: MANNY ALVAREZ/JBA WRITER When the JBA USA International Tour began, the doubters just assumed it would be a showcase for LaMelo Ball and LiAngelo Ball. They couldn’t have been more wrong. Je’rell Springer and Curtis Hollis have emerged as two of the top players on this tour as Team JBA USA (7-2) is on...
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