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Registration for The Basketball Tournament may not end until June, but Liberty Ballers has already filled out the roster with talent.

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On Friday, we promised that if team Liberty Ballers cracked the top 10 in the fan vote section of The Basketball Tournament, we would unveil the full roster. As of the writing of this post, our team ranked 9th. Liberty Ballers appreciate all the support thus far, so we want to let you know just how good of a team you're helping out.

Without further ado, here is our preliminary roster for the The Basketball Tournament in 2015:

PG Ronald Moore (Siena): Moore grew up in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, and played collegiately at Siena College. In his senior season, he led the NCAA in assists, and earned first-team All-MAAC honors. Since turning pro, the 26-year-old has spent time in Poland, Hungary and Ukraine, and is currently starting for Juvecaserta Basketball of Italy's top division. In 23 games, he's averaging 6.4 points, 5.1 assists and 4.3 rebounds a game. Moore played in the tournament last year with Team Hittas, and led his squad in scoring with 19.5 points per game on 49.1% shooting from the floor.

SG Kenny Hasbrouck (Siena): Hasbrouck and Moore were teammates together at Siena, leading the Saints to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2008 and 2009. The two guard spent some time with the Miami Heat during the 2010-11 NBA season, appearing with the team in Las Vegas Summer League, as well as preseason action. After pitstops in Spain, Germany and Turkey, Hasbrouck currently plays for Mobyt Ferrara of Italy's second division. He leads the team in scoring with 20.9 points per game, and is shooting over 51% from the floor. In two games as part of the Hittas in last year's tournament, Hasbrouck averaged 13.5 points, and shot 46.5% from beyond the arc.

G/F Reggie Redding (Villanova): Redding, a graduate of St. Joe's Prep in Philadelphia, was a part of the Villanova team that made it to the Final Four in 2009. After going un-drafted in 2010, Redding spent a year in Cyprus before moving to Germany. Now with Alba Berlin, Redding has become one of the more formidable players in Basketball Bundesliga. He's averaging 12.3 points on 45.6% shooting and 4.7 rebounds a game, good enough to earn him All-BBL first team honors this season. This year will be Redding's TBT debut.

G Ryan Brooks (Temple): Brooks attended Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and spent four years at Temple during their period of domination in the A-10. In the summer of 2010, he joined the Sixers for the Orlando Pro Summer League, appearing in four games. Brooks has spent most of his pro career in Germany, and has been with Telekom Baskets Bonn since 2013. "Air" Brooks, as he's affectionately called, is averaging nearly 9.5 points a game through 39 competitions. During his two game run with the Hittas in last year's tournament, the 26-year-old averaged 19 points while shooting 53.8% from the field.

SF Garrett Williamson (St. Joe's): Williamson also attended Lower Merion at the same time Brooks did, playing his collegiate basketball at St. Joe's University. Williamson spent two seasons in the D-League before playing in Germany. Last year he played with the London Lightning of the NBL, where he was named Canadian Player of the Year. He most recently played for AEK Athens in Greece in 2015, where he shot 55.6% from the floor in 17 appearances.

F Antonio Pena (Villanova): Pena and Redding were teammates at Villanova, and will be reunited once again under Liberty Ballers. After averaging 8.0 points and 5.6 rebounds during his four-year collegiate career, the 28-year-old headed overseas to play professionally. He's spent the 2014-15 season playing for Rent4Office Nuernberger BC of Germany's second division. There he averaged 11 points and 5.7 rebounds a game, while even showcasing an ability to shoot the three ball. Pena played in the tournament last year for Team ROBY, holding the record for most points scored in a game with 51.

PF Ryan Rossiter (Siena): Rossiter graduated from Siena after Moore and Hasbrouck, but their college careers did cross paths for a couple seasons. The former MAAC player of the year in 2011, Rossiter began his pro career in France. He returned to the United States in 2012 to play for the Canton Charge of the D-League, but is currently playing for Link Tochigi Brex in Japan. The 25-year-old is tearing it up there, averaging 20.1 points and 13.4 rebounds in 46 games. Rossiter also happens to be the last returning member of last year's Hittas, and led the team in rebounds.

PF/C Cameron Moore (UAB): Moore spent four years at UAB, and averaged 16 points and 10.4 rebounds a game during his senior year. He's played in Las Vegas Summer League the past three seasons, appearing in five games with the summer Knicks last year. He started the 2014-15 season in Italy, but came back to the United States to play for the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League. He appeared in eight games with the Jam, averaging 3.8 points and 4.1 rebounds a game.

Coach Chuck Moore: Brother to Ronald, Chuck Moore played his college basketball at Seton Hall before transferring to Vanderbilt. In his one season at Vandy in 2001-02, the 6' 3" guard averaged 12.7 points a game.

As you can tell, this is a team that's going to compete for the $1 million prize. Please continue to support the team by voting for us here. There's $50,000 in prizes for fans, so the more people you recruit, the more money you can earn. If we win, so do you.

Also, keep your eye for another possible big roster addition down the line.