2016 NMBT – Interfaith Tournament

Updated: January 20, 2016

One! Athletics and the National Muslim Basketball Tournament is proud to present our first Interfaith basketball tournament.   NMBT-Interfaith will be a 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament held in Chicago, IL.


  • All Tournament Team:
    • Drake – Tune-Squad
    • BeeJay – Roc Boys
    • Lyvontae – Montenegro
    • Ayman Atieh – Shabab
    • Johnny Payton aka Lemon – Shabab
  • Team 2-Ball Champions
    • Zane Rizvi – Ruckus
    • Farhan A. Khalique – Ruckus
  • Defensive MVP:
    • Leo – Montenegro


  • Tournament MVP:
    • Shafiq Said – Shabab


  • 2016 NMBT Interfaith Runners Up:
    • Chicago Montenegro
  • 2016-nmbt-runnersup
  • 2016 NMBT Interfaith Champions:
    • Chicago Shabab




  • Basketball Tournament – Friday, April 1 to Sunday, April 3


Bracket 1:

  • Arab Lockdown
  • Dome
  • Young Money
  • Hoopsters

Bracket 2:

  • Ruckus
  • Swish Kabobs
  • Jayhawks
  • AK Custom Homes

Bracket 3:

  • Pick Your Poison
  • Sah!Right
  • Tune-Squad

Bracket 4: (vs. Bracket 5)

  • Shabab
  • J-Bad
  • Roc Boys

Bracket 5: (vs. Bracket 4)

  • Montenegro
  • Air Singhs
  • Feel The Bern!


Friday 4/1Court 1Court 2Court 3
8 PMShabab vs Feel The Bern!Air Singhs vs Roc Boys
9 PMPYP vs Sahright!Ruckus vs Jayhawks
10 PMRoc Boys vs Feel The Bern!Shabab vs Montenegro
Saturday 4/2Court 1Court 2Court 3
9 AMArab Lockdown vs Young MoneyTune-Squad vs ILMAA
10 AMShabab vs Air SinghsJ-Bad vs Feel The Bern!
11 AMArab Lockdown vs DomeYoung Money vs HoopstersPYP vs Tune-Squad
12 PMJ-Bad vs Air SinghsSahright! vs ILMAAMontenegro vs Roc Boys
1 PMArab Lockdown vs HoopstersSwish Kabobs vs AK Custom HomesDome vs Young Money
2 PMDhuhr & lecture & lunch by Mr. Broast
3 PMJ-Bad vs MontenegroDome vs Hoopsters
4 PMRuckus vs Swish KabobsJayhawks vs AK Custom Homes
5 PMSahright! vs Tune-SquadPYP vs ILMAA
6 PMRuckus vs AK Custom HomesSwish Kabobs vs Jayhawks
Sunday 4/3Court 1Court 2Notes
3 PM8th seed vs 9th seed7th seed vs 10th seedPlay-In game
4 PM4th seed vs 5th seed3rd seed vs 6th seedElite 8 game
5 PM1st seed vs 8th/9th seed2nd seed vs 7th/10th seedElite 8 game
6 PMAsr prayerBreak
6:30 PMFinal Four 1Final Four 2Final 4 game
7:30 PM2-Ball CompetitionBreak
8 PMChampionship gameChampionship game


Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center
800 St Charles Rd,
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


As always One! Athletics will be donating a portion of the proceeds to charity.  This year we will be donating to the Refugee Support Project by Islamic Oasis.

The Chicago area, as well as the rest of the world, has seen a huge influx of refugees from war torn countries. Islamic Oasis has been at the forefront of helping and supporting the refugee community in the Chicago area with food drives, clothing and blanket drives, insulin drives and general support for the refugees who are arriving regularly.

For more information please visit their website: www.islamicoasis.org


One! Athletics will be inviting a local speaker to address the players and fans with an enlightening lecture about Islam and the interfaith relationships among the Muslims and the community we live in today.


One! Athletics will be hosting other competitions and raffles during the weekend.  A small preview of what is to come is:

  •  2-Ball Competition where 2 players from each team will compete against another team in a fast paced tandem 3-point contest.  Rules and explanations will be given in more detail at the tournament.  Cash Prize of $50 to the winners.
  • Knockout Contest – Free throw competition open to all.
  • Raffles will be held throughout the weekend and the prizes will be awarded during the Trophy Ceremony.
  • Booth Sets: Sponsors will have booths set up with demonstrations and information for all attendees to participate in.


If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring or donating, please contact us at sponsorship@oneathletics.org. We have many sponsorship packages available, some include: T-Shirts sponsorship, trophies sponsorship, website sponsorship.  All sponsors will be welcome to set up a booth at the tournament if they would like and distribute flyers and information as well as perform demonstrations.  We can also create custom packages that work best with you. We are a not-for-profit organization, so all donations are tax-refundable



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