By Gregory Termolle
Although Brett Cody is a new addition for the Halfway Crooks, this isn’t his first time playing in the Legacy Leagues. This is actually his fifth season playing in this league, with two of them being in Rhode Island and the other three in Connecticut.
He featured for the winless Big Baller Brand in his first season in Rhode Island. Although his team went winless, he earned a selection on the All-Second team in the Fall of 2017.
The Halfway Crooks have fell short the past few seasons as they were just missing a piece or two and so far this season, it seems like Cody has filled some of the holes they’ve had.
In the 76-67 victory over the Boston Blazers in Week 9, Cody went for 29 points on a very efficient 12-of-18 shooting to help the Halfway Crooks improve to 7-1.
“When (Brett is) on the floor, you know he’s on the floor,” Cody’s teammate Joey Zocco said. “He impacts so many different areas.”
This Halfway Crooks team looks a lot different with Cody on the floor. Their only loss on the season came at the hands of Lob City, a game that Cody didn’t play in.
So far this season, Cody is averaging 17.1 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per game. The Halfway Crooks have never been this much of a threat to challenge for the championship.
Although Cody has gotten the help of a few other new additions, Cody is able to open up the game to make it easier for his teammates with his ability to score from anywhere on the floor and also ability to jump with pretty much anyone in the league.
“When he’s hitting shots, he’s hard to guard, and then when he gets by his man, he’s able to kick it to everybody else,” Zocco said. “It makes life easier and our team that much harder to beat.”