Who is the best player in Boise? The best in the Treasure Valley? The best in Idaho and the Northwest? You may not hear their names in the paper or on TV. But without out doubt, the guys that are playing in pick up games and in rec leagues know who the best are.
The debate continues on March 17-18 in the Fast Eddy’s BAM Jam Elite divisions.
Several players have staked their claim to the title over the years, winning the summer and spring 6’0 and Over & 6’0 and Under divisions. Some will try to claim both titles at once.
Is 3 on 3 a team game or a 1 on 1 game?
“In 3 on 3 there is a lot more break down work. You play together as a team as much as you can but you can really show out what you can do individually,” said Chris Allen.
Allen should know. He is a 3-time winner of the summer BAM Jam and this spring he will be competing in the 6’0 and Over & the 6’0 and Under Elite brackets, trying to become the first ever double champion.
But the field so far is making that path look difficult. Booker Nabors, a 6 time visitor to the title game (spring and summer combined) hopes to throw up a road block in the 6’0 and Over division while a slew of other players have their sights on the 6’0 and Under title. And don’t forget about Kelly McCarty, the defending spring BAM Jam Elite 6’0 and Over champion. He’s trying to make a habit of winning the spring title.
The best player? We’ll see. It could be a BAM Jam veteran. Or will a new name jump on the scene and make a name for themself?
The Elite Benefit
Why do teams compete at the Elite level? The motivation varies from team to team but for most it is the overall experience.
All Elite games are played on a featured court, getting the most attention. All games are officiated by certified officials. Teams get to check in at a separate area that is more convenient.
The stakes are higher too. Not only is the competition level the best around but bragging rights are also on the line.
And the champions packages aren’t bad either. All Elite champion teams receive a Nike Champions shirt, LeBron shorts and Nike socks all packaged in a BAM Jam sack pack. Plus some other great items are included for the winners.
But, registration is filling fast. Get your team in ASAP or you might be watching from the sidelines instead of getting into the game!