MIAMI MIDNITES WIN $10,000 CASH PRIZE AT FIRST ANNUAL
KENNY BOYNTON CELEBRITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — The Miami Midnites won the First Annual Kenny Boynton Celebrity Basketball Tournament hosted by NBA players Josh Howard & Trevor Booker on Sunday evening at Blanche Ely High School — taking home the $10,000 cash prize — after defeating Team “There They Go” of South Carolina, 66-62, which featured Los Angeles Clippers’ guard Raymond Felton.
“I’m extremely proud of the way our guys battled throughout the tournament,” said Miami Midnites head coach, Damon Wilcox. “We came in as a huge underdog, but we stuck together and proved everyone wrong.”
Miami went undefeated (5-0) in the two-day tournament, which hosted 20 teams from Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In the double-elimination tournament, the Midnites also defeated “There they Go” in the semifinals, 74-57, on Sunday.
The Midnites were paced by former Miami Norland guard Amir Celestin, averaging 16.6 points and 4.4 rebounds over five games, while former Barry University guard Deric Hill tallied 11.0 points and former West Virginia University forward Jonathan Holton added 9.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
THREE-PEAT: The Midnites, the defending 2014 & 2015 Florida Basketball Association (FBA) champions, are eyeing a three-peat as they host the Space Coast Stars in the Florida Basketball Association Final on Sunday, August 14 at 2:00 pm. at the David Posnack JCC in Davie, Florida.
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About Miami Midnites
The Miami Midnites, established in 2014, are the official Minor League affiliate of the reining Israeli Basketball Super League runner-up and 2012-13 champions Maccabi Haifa basketball team. In their first season of existence, the Miami Midnites won the 2014 and 2015 Florida Basketball Association (FBA) championships and finished as the 2015 ABA runner-up. For more information on the Miami Midnites, please visit the team’s official website at www.miamimidnites.com
About Triangle Financial Services
Triangle Financial Services, a sports and entertainment investment firm based in Pembroke Park, Fla., has a diverse portfolio of international sports enterprises. The acquisition of the Maccabi Haifa professional basketball team in Israel along with the launch of the Miami Midnites affiliate club, represent Triangle’s continued effort to invest in emerging international sports ventures. For more information on Triangle Financial Services, please visit www.trianglefs.com