Arizona Basketball

Fogg earns consecutive MVP honors leading Overseas Elite to third straight TBT title

Kyle Fogg made yet another significant achievement since he became a standout guard for Arizona after being a relatively obscure recruit coming out of high school.

For the second consecutive summer, Fogg was selected the MVP of The Basketball Tournament, scoring 29 points tonight to lead all players in the Overseas Elite’s 86-83 win over Team Challenge ALS at Baltimore.

Fogg and his teammates each took home $147,000 of the $2 million prize awarded in the winner-take-all tournament. Fogg and Overseas Elite are 19-0 the last three years.

After winning the first title, Fogg helped build a school in Ghana as part of his ongoing work with Pencils of Promise. Following last year’s championship, Fogg used his winnings to buy his mother a house.

No word yet on what he will do with this year’s winnings, although he told reporters that Overseas Elite will donate a portion of their $2 million to support ALS. Team Challenge ALS was formed by former Boston College basketball player Sean Marshall in honor of college roommate Pete Frates, who is suffering from ALS.

Former Arizona standout Kyle Fogg (second from right) celebrates with his Overseas Elite teammates (ESPN screen shot)

Fogg became a fan favorite at Arizona in his four-year career with the Wildcats, beginning in 2008 under the cloud of uncertainty the program was under because of Lute Olson’s leave of absence saga that eventually resulted in his retirement.

He has played for five different pro teams in five different countries in his five seasons after leaving Arizona.

That number will be six teams in six countries this season. Fogg announced on July 4, that he signed a two-year deal with Guangzhou Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Fogg was also selected to the TBT All-Tournament team.

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