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Little Al Going For Big Money

Little Al Going For Big Money

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Former Belmont University men's basketball All-American Alex Renfroe ('09) is seeking entry into the 2016 edition of The Basketball Tournament.

In its third year, The Basketball Tournament the pits non-NBA players from around the globe who have exhausted their college eligibility in a 64-team, single-elimination bracket-style tournament.

The teams are chosen based on social media fan voting, and placed into one of four regions.

The ESPN family of networks will broadcast the Super 16 through the championship game.

This year features a winner-take-all first prize of $2 million.

Renfroe currently plays for FC Bayern Munchen in Germany.

Now in his seventh professional season, Renfroe previously played for BroseBaskets in Germany, Enisey Krasnoyarsk in Russia, Laboral Kutxa Vitotia and Valladolid in Spain, Enel Brindisi in Italy, KK Zagreb in Croatia and VEF Riga in Latvia.

The Hermitage, Tennessee native earned Associated Press All-America, NABC and Basketball Times All-District and Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year honors in 2009, and was part of the Alba Berlin team that captured a stunning victory over the reigning NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs in last October in an exhibition game.

In 2009, Renfroe led the Bruins in scoring (16.2), rebounding (7.2), assists (5.1), blocked shots (0.5) and field goal percentage (.548) - believed to be the first college basketball player since Tim Duncan in 1997 to lead his team in all five categories.

This season, Renfroe ranks third in the German Pro League in three-point field goal percentage (.482) and seventh in assists per game (5.6).

To vote for Renfroe's entry into the TBT, vote here.