Introducing for the first time this season the StatSports League fan favorite People’s team! Based purely on fan voting the team with the most votes will receive RM500 off next season (SSL8) registration and the coveted title of the first ever People’s Team award! Voting closes Thursday Nov 30, 2017. Winners will be announced Dec 2nd during the SSL7 Finals!
Here’s a look back at all the StatSports League Season 7 contenders:
Last season’s Black Division champions finished the regular season with the fifth seed but proved their mettle in the playoffs as they upset higher ranked Bandwagon even without lead scorer Poh Tyng Hueh. This fast breaking team were a nightmare in the open court behind assist king Liew Shan Yi and consistent play from mainstays JS Yan and Kek Soon Aik.
JR Kriegers introduced one of the deepest rosters they have had yet this season with talent like Gold Division MVP Ben Sim, big man Li Chee Wei, and KS Lee. But it was the play of the staples Addy Tung and Gold Division leading shotblocker and rebounder Shoghi Gan that made JR Kriegers a threat every game.
Though they have been around since the inaugural season of SSL, the KL Rhinos had almost a completely new look this season. After a rough first week, the KL Rhinos started to click and never looked back, going 5-0 since. Breakout seasons by Abdulaye and Kennedy as well as the return of Benjamin Adejumo have them poised to take the championship.
One of the most stacked teams in SSL history, Red Baron featured the likes of multiple time former MVP, top scorer and rebounder Dan Eves, current top scorer and sharp shooter winner, Keng Eng Hong, and multple defensive player award winner David Pagbe. Meanwhile the rest of the roster is a lineup of allstars from seasons past as well as names from the state and national scene. In the finals, they look to avenge their only loss of the season against the KL Rhinos who held them 30 points below their 105ppg average.
Undersized but never outhustled or outworked, UFour put together a valiant campaign in SSL7. Though they were without key players in their playoff game, UFour still played with their patented heart and hustle every game behind Heart&Hustle award winner Loo Jen Ning. Look for even more to come from the young and talented UFour squad in tournaments to come.