After playing for the New York Knicks and the Memphis Grizzlies in two NBA summer leagues, Alex Kirk found a new team to play a few games with.
Kirk, and his new team, the Armored Athlete, has been competing in The Basketball Tournament — a winner-take-all, single elimination, $1-million tournament.
The tournament began with 96 teams.
The Armored Athlete was one of four teams to advance out of Chicago’s Midwest regional to the Super-17.
As of Saturday, the Armored Athlete was among the final eight teams in the running for the million-dollar payday.
The Armored Athlete beat the Illinois Hoopville Warriors, 96-91, to reach the final eight. Kirk had eight rebounds and seven points in that game.
Kirk’s teammates include James Thomas, Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, Mark Lyons, David Dudzinski, Lloyd Johnson, Malcolm Miller, AJ Majar, Jared Callanan and Will Sheehey.
After a first-round bye, the Armored Athlete beat the Chicago Elite, 98-86.
The Armored Athlete then took down Reach 1 Teach 1, 91-73.
Armored Athlete was scheduled to play the Ants Alumni Saturday night.
The Ants beat the tournament’s inaugural champion, Notre Dame’s Fighting Alumni, 89-84, in the round of eight.