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The Best SBA Veterans

Ranking the top players in the SBA with 9 or more seasons played

The Best SBA Veterans

Giovanni Owen Allen Tatum (9th Year) – 38.3 MPG, 21.9 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 9.5 APG, 2.6 SPG, 1.4 BPG

GOAT is really the complete package. There isn’t really anything that he does badly, and he has a lot of strengths that continue to shine into his later years. A switch to the small forward position this season has reinvigorated his passing ability, rocketing him up to the top 20 in the league in assists. It is an impressive feat for a small forward to land in the top ranks of assists, so the Ravens really have a rarity in GOAT. With his flexibility and all-around play, GOAT could probably play a couple more seasons, but alas, he already has declared his retirement at the end of the season. Surefire Hall of Famer without a single doubt. 

Adrian Columbus (10th Year) – 39.2 MPG, 25.7 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 3.1 APG, 2.3 SPG, 1.1 BPG

Columbus is not the top scorer he once was in the SBA, but he still gets the job done. A massive improvement in his three point shooting this season has him sitting at over 50% shooting from beyond the arc. This ties him for 5th in 3PS%, which is fantastic considering the fact that he is one of the oldest players in the league at the moment. As always Columbus also brings a serviceable defensive game to the table, actually ranking as one of the better ball thieves at the forward position. He may be slowing down a bit as he ages, but Columbus still has a lot left to give if he continues to be used strategically. 

Jackson Sharp III (9th Year) – 38.1 MPG, 20.7 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 9.4 APG, 2.4 SPG, 0.0 BPG

The Rail acquired Sharp in a big offseason trade to help with their playoff push, and the crafty shooting guard has helped make the team into a legitimate playoff contender so far this season. You don’t often see a guard put up 20 or more PPG and 9 or more APG in the SBA, and Sharp is still managing it despite his age. He has proved solid at generating turnovers as well, but could use a little work on his defense overall, with a lacklustre 106.6 DEFF. Somehow Sharp has also managed to become likely the worst blocking player in the league with only 1 block in 21 games, but that isn’t his focus anyways so that shouldn’t be a big worry for him. Overall, Sharp’s scoring, distribution, rebounding and stealing more than make up for those weaknesses on the defensive end, and make him a nightmare to match up against. 

Amr Al-Masri (12th Year) – 37.7 MPG, 20.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 5.2 APG, 1.4 SPG, 0.7 BPG

Al-Masri’s stats may not be impressive as the others on this list, but if you consider the fact that he is in his 12th year in the league they are simply incredible. It is extremely rare to have this much longevity in the SBA. Al-Masri continues to look like a serviceable starting player, and his jump shooting and blocking should definitely trend upwards as the season goes on. Unlike the other players mentioned here, Al-Masri plans to play into next season as well, which is crazy considering the fact that he is the oldest listed by two whole years. We may just see the longest career in SBA history out of Al-Masri, and he wouldn’t be wrong to pursue that if he can continue to play like this.

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