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Brandon Triche, DaJuan Coleman Kings Of Syracuse But Not Kings Of King of Kings League (What?)

Brandon Triche, oiled up and ready to take Utica by storm (via Twitter)
Brandon Triche, oiled up and ready to take Utica by storm (via Twitter)

JD's Finest, the team featuring Syracuse Orange players Brandon Triche and DaJuan Coleman in this summer's King of Kings League, is also known as Team Motivated. They probably should have taken it one step further and called themselves Team Wins All Their Games because Team Motivated came up just short in the championship game on Sunday.

Upstate Swagger, a team led by former SUNYAC player of the year Scott Morton and former Utica Notre Dame High School star Sean Burton, defeated a JD's Finest team that featured two Syracuse University players Sunday afternoon in the King of Kings Championship game.

Dajuan Coleman scored 13 and hauled in 19 rebounds in defeat. Brandon Triche scored 13 and had six assists. The JD team was led by Canisius College guard Alshwan Hymes, who had 18 points.

The interesting stuff to take away from this and all of the action in this summer's play is that Donna Ditota notes how much attention (and fouls) Coleman will attract in the paint. Unfortunately, he was only 3-of-8 from the line and we're going to need him to improve that in a hurry.

Upstate Swagger got to the championship game by beating Bless Ballers, who featured former Syracuse guard and Canadian pro-hopeful Mookie Jones.

Donna has more about what playing in the King of Kings League means, not only for elite talent like Triche but also middle-of-the-road talent looking to make a career of basketball around the world.