The Basketball Tournament semifinalists play for $1 million
NEW YORK (AP) A team featuring former NBA lottery picks Michael Sweetney and DerMarr Johnson is among the semifinalists playing for $1 million in The Basketball Tournament.
Their team, Baltimore's City of Gods, will face Overseas Elite on Saturday at Fordham's Rose Hill Gym. The other semifinal pits Ants Alumni, featuring members of the 2014 NBA Development League champion Fort Wayne Mad Ants, against Arizona-based Team 23.
City of Gods is coached by Joe Connelly, whose brother, Tim, is the general manager of the Denver Nuggets. It advanced with a quarterfinal victory over Boeheim's Army, a team of Syracuse alumni.
Johnson was the No. 6 pick by Atlanta in 2000. Sweetney went No. 9 to the Knicks three years later.
The Basketball Tournament began with 97 teams in a single-elimination, open-application field and more than 125 players with NBA or NBA D-League experience. The semifinals and Sunday's final will be shown live on ESPN.