John Jordan Tops George Beamon in Overtime to Win $250,000 Ones Basketball League Championship

Houston-Native Outlasts 21 Other Finalists with Three Wins Tonight in Las Vegas; Culmination of Tracy McGrady's National One-on-One Circuit
 
 
OBL Champion John Jordan and Tracy McGrady
OBL Champion John Jordan and Tracy McGrady
HENDERSON, Nev. - July 17, 2022 - PRLog -- An event as big and bold as the first Ones Basketball League (OBL) National Finals deserved a great ending, and it got just that as John Jordan (Houston) hit a fadeaway two-pointer in overtime to score a 2-1 (8-8 after regulation) victory over George Beamon(Roslyn, NY). Jordan claimed the $250,000 winner-take-all first prize and inaugural title of "Ruler of the Court" at the Ones Basketball League (OBL) Finals before more than 1,200 fans at The Dollar Loan Center on Saturday night. The OBL is the first-ever elite competition that celebrates the most skilled one-on-one players on the planet and created by Basketball Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady.

Beamon, seeded #5 after winning the OBL Los Angeles Regional, had a chance to win in regulation. After drawing a foul with under 0:10 left, he made the first but missed the second that kept his lead at 8-7. A Jordan free throw with under a second left tied the game to send it to overtime.

See video of the winning shot here: https://twitter.com/OBLhoops/status/1548556382982377473.

After Beamon took a 1-0 lead (first to two wins), he had one possession in which a single point would have secured the win, but he failed to score. Jordan, who came in as the #2 seed after winning the OBL Houston Regional, then hit his game-winner from the left side for the Championship.

"I had to battle all tournament, with great opponents, especially George in the Finals, and I'm proud to be the first OBL Champion," said Jordan. "It's not as much about the money to me, but the respect. I want to thank T-Mac and the OBL for this opportunity."

"John Jordan is a great champion and the kind of player that the OBL is built for," said McGrady. "Our goal is to give these overlooked players a platform, and the way he and many others competed throughout the weekend should open plenty of eyes in the basketball world."

Quarterfinals

Game 1: #8 Yoshi Craig (Chicago) d. #17 Randy Gill (Los Angeles), 9-2

Game 2: #5 George Beamon (Roslyn, N.Y.) d. Mario Smith (Kalamazoo, Mich), 9-5

Game 3: #6 Kevin Kuteyi (Lanham, Md.) d. #14 Darien Davis (Coram, N.Y.), 9-8

Game 4: #2 John Jordan (Houston) d. #10 Zach Radz (Troy, N.Y.), 9-6

Semifinals

Beamon d. Craig, 4-1

Jordan d. Kuteyi, 9-7

Final

Jordan d. Beamon, 2-1 (OT) (8-8 regulation)

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