2012 Chosen League

City of Basketball Love is proud to cover Philadelphia’s own Chosen League, considered one of the top street ball leagues in the country. The league features some of the city’s best high school and collegiate players honing their games on the courts at 10th and Olney. 

Jahyde Gardner (left) and Brandon Austin battle in the 2012 Chosen League. (Photo: Josh Verlin)

Standings (After regular season)
1. Thaddeus Young (5-0)
2. Mustafa Shakur (5-1)
3. Wayne Ellington (4-2)
t4. Friends of Isaiah Thomas (3-3)
t4. Ru Villa (3-3)
6. Mitchell & Ness (2-3)
7. Dime Magazine (2-3)
8. Andre Iguodala (2-4)
9. Baby Blues BBQ (1-4)
10. Jrue Holiday (0-4)

League Schedule (All game times 7:30/8:30pm, click on date for recaps/photos)

6/18 (Monday)
Game 1: Mustafa Shakur 93, Friends of Isaiah Thomas 78
Game 2: Thaddeus Young 81, Jrue Holiday 74

6/20 (Wednesday)
Game 1: RU Villa def. Andre Iguodala (Forfeit)
Game 2: Wayne Ellington 80, Mitchell & Ness 61

6/22 (Friday)
Game 1: Dime Magazine 60, Baby Blues BBQ 53
Game 2: Mitchell & Ness 49, Jrue Holiday 47

6/25 (Monday)
Game 1: Baby Blues BBQ 58, Andre Iguodala 50
Game 2: Isaiah Thomas 48, RU Villa 36

Father Judge’s Steve Griffin. (Photo: Mark Jordan)

6/27 (Wednesday)
Game 1: Thaddeus Young 87, Wayne Ellington 84 (2OT)

6/29 (Friday)
Game 1: Mustafa Shakur 70, Dime Magazine 46
Game 2: Mitchell & Ness 62, Andre Iguodala 52

7/2 (Monday)
Game 1: Wayne Ellington 69, Jrue Holiday 62
Game 2: Thaddeus Young 70, Mustafa Shakur 57

7/6 (Friday)
Game 1: Isaiah Thomas 67, Baby Blues BBQ 62
Game 2: RU Villa 74, Dime Magazine 54

*NO GAMES July 9-15: NCAA Evaluation Period*

7/16 (Monday)
Game 1: Mustafa Shakur vs. Mitchell & Ness
Game 2: Thaddeus Young vs. Baby Blues BBQ

7/18 (Wednesday)
Game 1: Isaiah Thomas 60, Jrue Holiday 51
Game 2: Wayne Ellington 62, RU Villa 60

7/23 (Monday)
Game 1: Wayne Ellington vs. Mustafa Shakur
Game 2: Thaddeus Young vs. Mitchell & Ness

7/25 (Wednesday)
Game 1: RU Villa 63, Baby Blues’ BBQ 48
Game 2: Isaiah Thomas 72, Mitchell & Ness 69

Miles Overton warms up for a 2012 Chosen League game. (Photo: Josh Verlin)

7/30 (Monday)
Game 1: RU Villa vs. Andre Iguodala
Game 2: Jrue Holiday vs. Dime Magazine

8/1 (Wednesday)
Game 1: Andre Iguodala def. Baby Blues’ BBQ (forfeit)
Game 2: Thaddeus Young 79, Isaiah Thomas 77

8/3 (Friday)
Game 1: Jrue Holiday vs. Mustafa Shakur
Game 2: Wayne Ellington vs. Isaiah Thomas

***Playoffs***

Quarterfinals
8/6 (Monday)
Game 1: Mustafa Shakur 82, Dime Magazine 60
Game 2: Wayne Ellington 70, Mitchell & Ness 63

8/8 (Wednesday)
Game 1:  Isaiah Thomas vs. RU Villa
Game 2:  Thaddeus Young vs. Andre Iguodala

Semifinals
8/10 (Friday)
Game 1: Mustafa Shakur vs. Wayne Ellington
Game 2: Winners of Weds. games

Championship
8/15 (Wednesday)

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